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your entertainment. only xfinity gives you more to stream to anyeen. good morning, america. just three days until the trump inauguration as our brand-new poll shows the president-elect is one of the most unpopular men ever to take office but some hope for the economy and jobs. now trump calls nato obsolete. alarming some of our biggest allies. this morning, inside the record $100 million inauguration. breaking news in the flight mh-370 mystery. the underwater search for that missing boeing 777 called off for good after vanishing almost three years ago with 239 on board. will that mystery ever be solved? deadly nightclub attack. a gunman opens fire at a crowded music festival in mexico. at least five people dead including one american. hundreds stampede into the streets through the chaos and we
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hear from the american victims this morning. ♪ is that godzilla? the monster gator caught on camera making huge headlines spotted taking a stroll in florida. weighing in at 1,000 pounds, the gigantic reptile almost 14 feet long, now seen by millions up close and personal now with the dinosaur look-alike. i think i could outrun him. i don't want to try it but just think we can. good morning, america. just three days away from donald trump's inauguration as the 45th president of these united states. this is a live look at the national mall in d.c. this morning where they're gearing up for that big event. an estimated 700,000 to 900,000 people are expected on friday. some already arriving. >> that means a massive security effort. federal force of 28,000, 6,000
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local police and the city in lockdown mode right now. federal employees being urged to work from home. >> and meanwhile, here's some signs of change in d.c. the dailymail.com getting pictures of movers at the d.c. home where president obama will be moving with his family after he takes a nice and needed vacation in palm springs. >> quick effort to get president trump into the white house as well. we have a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll released just now. it shows some tough numbers for the president-elect. only 40% approve of how he's handled the transition. that is half the number we've seen with recent presidents like barack obama, george h.w. bush. jon karl here with more new numbers. good morning, jon. >> good morning, george. president-elect trump will go into office with a majority of americans viewing him unfavorably. george, that is something we simply have never seen in the modern era. just look at the numbers going all the way back to jimmy carter. every newly elected president experiences some kind of honeymoon. donald trump just 40% viewed favorably.
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but there's a contradiction here and it's a fundamental one. most americans have high expectations for how he'll handle the big issues. 60% believe he'll do an excellent or good job on the economy. 56% believe he'll do an excellent or good job handling terrorism. so, viewed unfavorably but still, george, high expectations for his presidency on those issues. >> there has been some improvement for the president-elect on the number of americans who see him qualified to hold the office. you know, it's come down -- it's come up since the campaign but you still have a majority of unqualified for office. >> and what's driving that in our new poll, george, is that a majority, a big majority, 61% simply do not trust donald trump to make the right decisions. and if you look at some of the other issues, low expectations for how he'll handle international crises. low expectations for how he'll handle race issues, gender issues and health care. >> the whole issue of russian hacking of the elections still
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hanging over this transition. you had about two-thirds of americans who believe russia hacked the election and two-thirds, about two-thirds say they were trying to help donald trump. >> yeah, and a vast majority think that trump simply has not handled this issue well. look at that number. you've got 35%, barely a third of voters, approve of how he's handled the hacking issue. >> jon karl, thanks very much. >>. george, now to the reaction over donald trump's comments on nato. his comments creating tension with our allies overseas. abc's cecilia vega is at the white house with more details about that. cecilia. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. tonight may be the chance for donald trump to make nice with some of those allies. he's here in washington for the big inaugural kickoff, a dinner, exclusive dinner with 200 foreign diplomats. they'll be coming face-to-face for the first time ahead of his big swearing in.
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after his mlk weekend war of words with the civil rights leader, president-elect donald trump making a surprise trump tower appearance with none other than martin luther king's own son. >> the goal is to bring america together. >> reporter: but overseas the soon-to-be 45th president of the united states shocking and igniting fear in some of america's closest allies. trump bashing nato, the longtime political and military alliance of 28 countries from north america and europe. >> and i said a long time ago that nato had problems. number one, it was obsolete because it was, you know, designed many, many years ago. >> reporter: and refusing to say who he trusts more, germany's angela merkel or russia's vladimir putin. >> i start off trusting both, but let's see how long that lasts. it may not last long at all. >> reporter: but the president-elect did have big praise for brexit, that united kingdom withdrawal from the european union.
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>> i think brexit is going to end up being a great thing. >> reporter: the reaction swift, merkel saying we europeans have our fate in our own hands. and national security adviser susan rice coming to her defense. >> it's very hard to understand how one could equate angela merkel, the chancellor of germany, one of our very closest allies in the world, with vladimir putin. >> reporter: this morning putin jumping into the fray, accusing the obama administration trying to undermine trump by spreading what he called fake rumors about the president-elect despite his, quote, convincing victory. this morning the cia director is in a heated war of words with donald trump. john brennan saying he is not the one who leaked that russian dossier, robin, saying he does not want to give that dossier any additional air time. >> all right, cecilia, thank you. we want to bring in abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz, ask her a little more on what cecilia just said there about the cia director.
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what do you make of that, martha? >> reporter: well, brennan said the idea that he leaked that was repugnant and he said tell the families of those 117 cia officers who gave their lives for the country that their loved ones were akin to nazis, very sobering words, robin, but don't expect an apology from donald trump. >> he is continuing to fight back. talking about trump's words about nato, it's a different tone than what some of his cabinet picks are saying. >> reporter: it is, robin. if president-elect trump's grand strategy here is to keep our adversaries and allies confused and guessing as to what a trump administration holds for them, he has been successful already. i don't know whether this is a good cop/bad cop scenario but what donald trump is saying is very different than what his cabinet picks said at confirmation hearings. trump calls nato obsolete. his nominee for secretary of state says the commitment to nato is secure and his nominee for defense, secretary james mattis, says nato is vital to our national interests, vital to the security of the u.s., vital to the protection of the freedoms of the democracies we're allied with.
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the president-elect is clearly listening to his nominees but we'll see how much influence they have, robin. >> quickly, how has the reaction been from other european leaders about this? >> reporter: well, as cecilia said, it's pretty astonishing. they are watching this very closely. they just don't know how to react at this point. >> all right, martha, thank you. michael? >> thank you, robin. now we're going to talk about that dangerous ice storm that hit the middle east overnight and now the snow is heading to the northeast and, ginger, you have the latest. what's going on? >> michael, you know it's bad when you have to skate instead of drive. that's what they're doing in la crosse, wisconsin. that storm is still with us moving now to the north and east, even stretching as far south as louisiana and texas. down there it's storms and rain right in this part, the northeast going to get ice but we're not done with it for another 18 hours. overnight, that deadly ice storm glazing roads from the midwest to the northeast. even sending plows off the road near des moines, iowa, and this car sliding into a frozen lake,
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encrusting lights, cars, everything in west michigan. in south dakota, this semi lost control on the ice spilling oranges all down the highway. >> nothing to play with today because it caught me by surprise. >> reporter: in nebraska trees and roadways covered with almost an inch of ice. and in la crosse, wisconsin, kids actually skating on the streets. on the southern side of the storm a big rig driver spotting this tornado in houston. the national weather service confirming at least three tornadoes in texas, now crews are cleaning up the mess. the strong winds ripping the window panes right off this dallas skyscraper. winds up to 60 miles per hour also plowing through marietta, oklahoma, this home now dirt from the floor to ceiling, the roof turn off. we've got about 18 hours left of this storm. look at that, freezing rain advisories through portland, main where we have a winter
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weather advisory for three to six inches of snow. portland, oregon, we have another ice storm warning. i say another because they've had several rounds of winter after such a drought of winter over the last five years or so. you can see some of the other warnings making their way into the northern rockies. moisture tapping into that deep tropical moisture. storm after storm is going to drop rain as far south as san diego. portland, oregon, one of those places that has nine snow days already this season, a place that doesn't see snow days. >> my kids are jealous. they haven't had a snow day. move on to breaking news, the search for malaysia airlines flight 370 has finally ended after three years, covering 46,000 miles. 239 died when the plane disappeared without a trace and abc's lama hasan is in london with the story. good morning, lama. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. that's right. the hunt for malaysian airlines flight mh370 has now officially been called off. this morning a joint statement, the transport ministers of
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malaysia, china and australia, issuing it saying, after spending more than $160 million and despite every effort to find the plane using the best science available and cutting-edge technology, scouring a desolate stretch of the indian ocean, no trace has been found of the boeing 777. the ministers adding the decision to suspend the underwater search was neither taken lightly nor without sadness. george. >> and, lama, any reaction from the families yet? >> reporter: yeah, george, as you can imagine, this news is devastating for the families of the victims, 239 souls lost when the plane vanished nearly three years ago. this morning the families calling this decision irresponsible, demanding they extend the search. one australian woman saying, quote, they promised they would bring them home and now they're just giving up, so a very difficult time for the friends and families of the victims. >> you can see why they want those answers. lama, thanks very much. new developments now in that new year's terror attack that left 39 people dead in istanbul. turkish police say that the alleged gunman has confessed to opening fire in that crowded
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nightclub. abc's alex marquardt is in moscow with the very latest on this. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, robin. that's right. the attacker finally apprehended after 16 days on the run. he was arrested in an istanbul apartment after fears that he might try to escape the city, even slip across the border into syria. istanbul's governor this morning identified the attacker as abdulkadir masharipov, a citizen of uzbekistan. he got training in afghanistan. he said masharipov has confessed to the attack that left 39 dead after new year's eve at the reina nightclub. the fingerprints matched those found at the scene and masharipov was found with two pistol on him as well as $190,000 in cash. the governor saying it is clear this attack was carried out in the name of isis. >> and, alex, do we know more about isis' possible involvement you just mentioned? >> reporter: well, that's what the authorities will be looking into, whether there are any
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direct ties between the attacker and isis. it's clear there was a significant level of support. remember, isis has claimed responsibility for this attack saying it was in response to turkey's actions against the group in iraq and syria. they also said that the shooter was what they called a soldier of the caliphate, robin. >> all right, alex, thank you. we have a health warning now. two reports raising big concerns about a rise in super bugs that can resist even the most powerful antibiotics. our chief health and medical editor, dr. richard besser, is here. rich, how are you about this? >> this is what you might call a nightmare scenario. the first report came from cdc, it's a woman in nevada who died from an infection resistant to all antibiotics licensed in the u.s. she had been hospitalized in india and probably brought it back. the second report out of boston looked at how commonly these resistant bacteria are found in our bodies and they found them much more commonly than expected. bacteria pick up resistance from other bacteria and spread person to person making the hospital very dangerous for people. >> so, what can people do to protect themselves? >> first thing is, whenever
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you're prescribed an antibiotic ask do i really need an antibiotic for this condition. the second is if you're hospitalized tell your doctor if you've ever been in a medical facility overseas so they can test you and isolate you. and lastly, before anyone touches you, make sure they've washed their hands. that's the most important thing. >> so key. rich besser, thanks very much. let's go over to michael. >> thank you, george. now to that deadly shooting at a popular nightclub in mexico. five people were killed, including an american woman. at least 15 more were injured with americans among them. abc's matt gutman is this los angeles with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. we now know there are at least five americans among the casualties. investigators have ruled out terror and are searching for a man who apparently tried to bring a gun into the club when security guards tried to stop him. a gunfight broke out resulting in a stampede of hundreds of partygoers and carnage. instantly the beat of the music gave way to the staccato of gunfire and those screams. five were killed and 15 wounded
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when a gunman opened fire in this packed nightclub in the mexican resort town of playa del carmen early monday, and this morning we learned four americans were among the wounded and among those killed near the dance floor alejandra villanueva ibarra from denver. her brother telling our denver affiliate -- >> we're just trying to figure out how we're going to bring my sister back. >> reporter: her friend ignacio valencia was right there. >> i was in shock and i didn't want to leave my friend either but i couldn't pick her up because i was also injured. >> reporter: he himself had been shot in both arms. >> i'm lucky because the bullets just went through and nothing was inside of them. >> reporter: another of the bullets fired hit heather parham from spokane, washington, in the back side. ibarra, the american, had been crushed in the stampede to flee the shooting. fellow american bria didson was also trampled on. >> there was so much pain, i can't stand. i'm crying and begging people to help me. no one is helping.
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everybody's running. it's hard to think about what could have happened. >> reporter: at first some of the crowd attending a week-long electronic dance music festival didn't react. these people only starting to run when they see a body in the street. you hear them yell "run into the bathroom now." now, that young woman who was killed, alejandra ibarra was only 18 years old. her little brother told us he started a go fund me campaign to help their single mother. in several cases recently the drug war has spilled over into mexican resorts popular with americans but mexican officials are saying this one started as a personal dispute and was an isolated incident. guys. >> yeah, but the result so incredibly sad. let's turn to amy for the other top stories developing. good morning, amy. >> good morning, everyone. three men working on a road project in key largo have died after authorities say those men inhaled toxic fumes underground. a firefighter who climbed down a 15-foot hole trying to rescue them is now in critical condition.
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he had to leave his air pack behind because it was too big to get through that hole. well, general motors is announcing a $1 billion investment in its u.s. factories. the company says the move will create or keep about 1,000 jobs. this comes after president-elect trump criticized gm for making cars in mexico. wall street is closely analyzing new details about britain's exit from the european union. prime minister theresa may says the u.k. will not retain any partial membership in the eu but she says the british parliament will get to vote on brexit and she hopes to begin trade negotiations by march. the last person to walk on the moon has died. before leaving the lunar surface back in 1972, gene cernan wrote his daughter's initials in the moon dust. the former navy test pilot and abc news analyst was 82. well, a close encounter for some fishermen off florida. look at that. a 12-foot shark came leaping out of the water to grab their bait. they said it jumped out of the
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water several types before eventually swimming away 30 minutes later. what a show. but guess what, here's the real star when it comes to animal sightings in florida. look at that guy. only described really as a monster alligator at this nature reserve. some calling him godzilla. doesn't he look -- he's so chill. moving slowly, taking his time. maybe it's because he weighs 1,000 pounds, 13 feet long. one woman who was there admits she should have been afraid but she was just in awe. she posted, "nature at its best." not sure that would have been the caption in my post, but probably pretty cool to see from a distance. >> a lot more chill than i would be. >> i wonder if other gators look and go, man, you're a big gator. >> we can only imagine. let's kick it back over to ginger. >> you heard of this, too much snow to ski or snowboard. in utah they had to shut down for a day because the roads were closed, people couldn't get to it. then they had a beautiful weekend of skiing and snowboarding. a lot more moisture is coming your way, even as far south as
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los angeles. up to two inches of rain through next monday. good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. you're accuweather highlights, apartmently sunny and hazy this afternoon, wood burning ban all day, a winter spare the air alert. cleaner and wetter air wednesday through monday and sunday's storm, trending the rainiest. let's take a look at today. about 50 in antioch to oakland about a 55 along with fremont, san rafael, you can see some
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light rain tonight but the heaviest of the rain is going to be tomorrow afternoon through the evening hours. coming up, brian ross takes us inside the $100 million inauguration. why are donors' names being kept secret? and the wife of that orlando nightclub terror attack gunman that killed 49 now under arrest. was she part of the plot? killer who killed four now under arrest. was she part of the plot? of being there for my son's winning shot. that was it for me. that's why i'm quitting with nicorette. only nicorette mini has a
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things are looking better. toll plaza extra small. the metering lights have been on since 5:32. everybody back to work and school today. >> thank you, mike
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welcome back. a couple areas of concern as we head out the door. livermore, altamonte pass and towards santa rosa quarter mile visibility. all right, temperatures there 34. looks like black ice not as big an issue. 43 in san francisco for the warmest temperatures. throughout it day, we're going to have temperatures low to mid 50s with increasing crowds. wood burning is banned. three moderate storms on the way. >> thank you so much. another abc 7 news update in 30 minutes and always on our news app and abc7 news.com.
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open. if she wins the open she will tie the record for the most grand slam victories for women. >> here we go again. every time last year, getting on -- >> close. >> she's right there. we'll begin in this half hour with a stunning development in the pulse nightclub terror attack in orlando. the widow of the gunman who murdered 49 people before being killed by police is now facing charges and expected in court today in connection with that deadly attack. abc's linzie janis is here with more on this story. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, robin. authorities have been looking into noor salman ever since the a tack, questioning her, even giving her a polygraph test, and now seven months later they are charging her for allegedly assisting her husband. this morning, noor salman, the widow of alleged pulse nightclub shooter, omar mateen, preparing to appear before a judge, accused of helping her husband carry out his massacre. salman seen here the night after
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the attack, now charged with aiding and abetting and obstruction of justice. the fbi arresting her monday near san francisco, neighbors stunned to learn she had been living there with her young son. >> you never know what's happening next door. >> reporter: the fbi focusing on salman almost immediately after the shooting, confronting her with surveillance video of her and mateen shopping for ammunition, investigating trips the couple made to orlando, had they been scouting targets? sources telling abc news at the time salman told investigators mateen left the house the night of the attack with a bag of guns and that she begged him not to go. but in november, salman reportedly telling "the new york times" that she thought mateen was out with a friend that night until she got a call at around 4:00 a.m. from his mother looking for him. police releasing the text she said she exchanged with him that morning. mateen asking her, do you see what's happening?
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she replied, no. his response, i love you, babe. in a statement to abc news monday, salman's lawyers claim she was physically abused by her husband and say she had no foreknowledge, nor could she predict what omar mateen intended to do that tragic night. salman's own father-in-law telling us no one in the family knew about his son's plans. have you spoken to his wife today? >> yes. >> did she know anything about his plans? >> not that i know. >> reporter: salman is due in federal court in oakland, california later this morning. she's expected to be extradited to orlando where she'll be prosecuted. her lawyers tell us they will not fight extradition. robin. >> all right, linzie, thank you very much. for more we will bring in abc news chief legal analyst dan abrams. i don't have to tell you how serious those charges are. what does it say to you about what authorities suspect her role may have been? >> it's saying that the authorities are charging her for activities before this happened and after it happened. meaning before for aiding and abetting. meaning in some way providing
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some level of material support, assistance, help. it doesn't mean she was an accomplice, but it means they believe she helped in some way, shape or form. i think that even more surprising than that is they're also charging her for obstructing justice after the fact, meaning a crime is committed, authorities begin an investigation, and they believe she's now obstructed that investigation. why is that surprising? because up to this point we had heard that she was cooperating with the authorities and typically when someone cooperates with the authorities they don't get charged with obstructing justice but it seems clear the authorities believe there are inconsistencies in her story and they just don't believe her. >> you've been following this since the attack. is there anything else that's been surprising to you. >> it's in particular those sort of inconsistencies. it's the fact that they're highlighting those inconsistencies and seem to be focusing on them. for example, did she warn -- did he warn her in any way of the attack. meaning at one point she may
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have said that she tried to talk him out of it and then at another point said i had no idea anything about it. there were texts between them as we saw in linzie's piece, et cetera. so that's going to be the focus of this. but i think that the other question is going to be her mental state. >> some are claiming she has some sort of learning disability, that she may use that as some sort of defense. >> right. so typically it wouldn't be a defense, right. you wouldn't be able to say, i shouldn't be convicted of a crime because i've got a learning disability. that won't work. the question is, could it work to say, i didn't know what he was going to do. meaning it was so subtle that maybe someone else would have understood it but she gets up there on the stand, she talks about what she knew and talks about her abilities and maybe, maybe jurors believe, you know what, i kind of think this was an abused woman who didn't have -- who didn't have all her mental capacities there and as a result, i think maybe she didn't understand what she was doing. that's a possible defense.
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but typically when you're talking about mental state it comes into sentencing and not into guilt. >> see what happens. dan, thanks very much. michael. coming up, everybody, a record-breaking amount of money is being spent on the inauguration of donald trump and brian ross is here with the late -- with the secret donors behind the biggest inauguration ever. sfloo d you know two areas of your brain can make it hard to lose weight? contrave is an fda-approved weight-loss medicine that may help adults who are overweight or struggle with obesity lose weight and keep it off. contrave is believed to work on two areas of the brain: your hunger center... (woman) i'm so hungry. (avo) to reduce hunger. and your reward system... (woman) ice cream. french fries. (avo) to help control cravings. across three long-term studies, contrave patients lost approximately 2-4x more weight than with diet and exercise alone. contrave is not for everyone. one ingredient in contrave may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teens, and young adults within the first few months.
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and we are back with new details on the trump inauguration. it's breaking records for money raised from rich donors. the big question, what are they getting in return? our chief investigative correspondent brian ross is on the case at the trump hotel in washington. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, george. donald trump is certainly no stranger to producing and starring in his own tv reality shows. but what's going to happen here on friday does not compare. it's meant to be historic, grander, classier and without a doubt much more expensive. close to some $200 million. much as he did with his beauty pageants -- ♪ money money money
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>> reporter: -- and his nbc program "the apprentice," the president-elect is reported to be personally involved in the tiniest of details for his inauguration. ♪ american taxpayers as they have for years will pay for the official part of the program which stand-ins were practicing this week. some $115 million for the platform in front of the capitol along with security and other trappings of power. but another $90 million to $100 million, much more than ever before, will come from private money, corporations and the wealthy who can choose from the trump menu of inauguration packages including tickets to an exclusive candlelight dinner, a concert and fireworks, and an inaugural ball. >> they wanted a million dollars for these eight tickets. you could buy for half a million you can get four tickets but i needed eight so i had to send him a million dollars so of the 90 million, i'm a million dollars of that.
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>> reporter: casino owner phil ruffin was trump's business partner in las vegas and is a vice-chair of the inaugural committee. >> staying at the new trump hotel. $18,000 a night, guaranteed five nights, so it's pricey. >> reporter: indeed the place to stay for anyone courting the next president is trump's own hotel just down pennsylvania avenue from the white house. already the bar scene here jammed with washington's new a-list. >> these are not necessarily people who know where the fork and the knife go at the dinner table, but they know how to get things done. >> reporter: all for a president who said he didn't need special interests and their money. that he wanted to drain the swamp. >> i don't need anybody's money. i'm using my own money. i'm not using the lobbyists', i'm not using the donors, i don't care. i'm really rich. >> reporter: but now trump's inaugural committee is taking huge contributions from some of the biggest corporations that will need a good relationship
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with the next president. big banks seeking to limit government regulations, corporations which want approval for giant mergers, and america's billionaire elite like phil ruffin. >> we will know a lot of people there, people we've done business with and people we know. i'm looking forward to it. >> reporter: for now the names of those private donors are being kept secret. under the law there's no limit to how much they can give and their names do not have to be divulged for at least three months. george. >> that $100 million in private money probably more than they need to cover the number of people that are coming to the inaugural so what happens with the excess? >> reporter: whatever is left over will be given to charity and as you know, mr. trump always likes to bring his projects in on time and under budget, george. >> brian ross, thanks very much. >> today on "the view," tony award winner jennifer holliday will discuss her decision not to perform at the inauguration. now let's go over to michael. >> thank you, george. coming up on our big board could being rude to your child's doctor have dangerous, even deadly consequences? our doctors, ashton and besser, are here to answer that. plus, the old guard of nfl
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quarterbacks facing off this sunday. old, i mean only about 30. which one of the vets will win the big game? jesse palmer will break it all down because he's one of those old quarterbacks. much old quarterbacks. down because he's one of those old quarterbacks. our blogs are buzzing about the designer smile...
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tomorrow, i'm gonna step out with my favorite girl. ask your doctor about entresto. and help make the gift of tomorrow possible. buckle up, everyone. welcome back. buckle up, everyone. welcome back. time now for our big board. we do mean big board. we're going to break down more of the top stories with dr. ashton and dr. besser here at the table for our first story. i love it when you guys bookend us like this. >> we do too. >> let's start with the new study that may have you rethink how you talk to your child's doctor. researchers from the university of florida finding that -- get ready for this -- 40% of medical errors are the result of rudeness towards physicians. >> wow. >> and now we know medical errors, how it leads to so many deaths. >> that's right, yeah. >> so tell us more about this. >> yeah, i think this is fascinating. so, the study was conducted in israel and they looked at
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decision-making when people -- when doctors, medical teams are faced with people who are rude and they took 40 teams from newborn intensive care units from around the country and put them through a training exercise. half the team has a parent who was just fine and half the team has a parent who was incredibly rude and what they found was -- and then the teams had to work through scenarios with a very sick child. it was a mannequin. the teams that had the parent that was very, very rude, they didn't perform as well. they couldn't make a diagnosis as quickly or treat as quickly. they weren't sharing information as well. clearly the parents got in their heads and it led to a bad outcome. >> but i think the point here, you guys, and we all know this, whatever profession you're in, there's no such thing as optimal or ideal circumstances, whether it's sports or television, whether it's medicine, and the fact of the matter is medicine is a little different and we have to be -- we are trained to be able to make diagnostic decisions and execute treatment under stressful and emotional situations, but i was stunned at
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how high the number is for medical errors just because someone says i don't like that tie or you're not looking at me the right way. >> and we think they can put it aside. >> go ahead. >> we don't know what they immediate by rudeness. >> emotional situation. >> exactly. if your child is ill, you're going to be screaming. you're going to be -- >> what they said to the team was, i wish we could have our child in a better hospital not a third world hospital like this. it was just like, just frank rudeness. >> but a question is what has been some of your personal experiences? because you both have treated children. >> yeah, you know, i -- i know when i've had a parent who was rude, not just concerned but that rudeness, it gets in your head. and it can affect how you are. it gets you off your game in a way that you don't want to be. >> but i think also there have been a lot of other studies, this is just the latest, and ones that have shown an increased rate of medical errors even when the rudeness comes from within the medical team.
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this is a treatment just like you and we're a team in the hospital. we function on a team and there's doctor to doctor rudeness, nurse to doctor rudeness, nurse to nurse rudeness. it does throw people off but i deep down inside really feel like we have to be held to a little bit of a higher standard in medicine because we are making life-and-death decisions here. the stakes are a little higher with all due respect than saying like i'm going to blow this play or i'm going to miss -- >> you've both been on teams. what's it like when you have a coach who's rude or a teammate who's rude? can you play your best? >> no. >> not as much at stake but we should point out, it's note intentional, these mistakes. we're not saying -- >> exactly. >> it's not intentional. >> what was really fascinating was that if they worked with a team ahead of time, they put them through a computer simulation ahead of time, it could blunt the affect and so they weren't impacted by the rudeness. so there may be things you can do in training people. for me it's meditation. but there are things you could do to get people not to be affected. >> let's hold hands. start right now. >> it goes to show that everybody's human and everybody
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is affected by somebody else's attitude towards them. >> exactly. >> so, treat your doctors nicely, everybody. that's the moral of that story. and next up, the battle for the super bowl is heating up this weekend. it is what they consider the old guys leading the charge. four veteran nfl quarterbacks all over 30 will take the field. why are you -- you're laughing at me already. all take the field sunday proving age is just a number and a guy who proves that every day, jesse palmer, is here. jesse, 30 in most professions is young. in football you consider it basically ancient as we said in the intro. but are you surprised that the old guard is at this point and most of the young players aren't, you know, this far along in the playoff? that they've taken over the old guard. >> not at all, michael. i think when you look at the four quarterbacks remaining in ben roethlisberger, tom brady, aaron rodgers, matt ryan, all four guys are playing at such a high level right now. three of them are up for mvp consideration in the nfl.
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it's been remarkable. and to me, call my biased, i think the quarterback position is the toughest position in team sports. >> biased. >> there's just no substitute for experience. matt ryan is like the young pup of this group. he's already in his ninth year. these guys have been in the wars and been in the big games. three remaining have already won super bowls and that experience at quarterback is something that teams like miami and oakland and houston, even dallas, they didn't have and a lot of those teams obviously eliminated right now. i do think it's interesting of the four remaining all four are making over $20 million a year so you get what you pay for and that's exactly what these teams are saying. >> i notice you made that remark about a quarterback via satellite. you wouldn't say that in studio face-to-face with michael strahan. he would take you down. >> i'm safe up here. >> break down -- break down the matchups that are coming up. >> robin, we've got two awesome quarterback duels coming up this weekend. i'll start in the afc between pittsburgh and new england.
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i love ben roethlisberger, big fan of him. i love the fact that he's played so well this year dealing with injuries. he's been tough. i just think having to beat tom brady at home at gillette stadium in foxborough is going to be too difficult. tom brady is playing in his 11th afc championship game. consider this, three franchises since 1970 i've played in more championship games at the conference level than tom brady. it's remarkable. so i like the patriots winning in the afc. the nfc, the atlanta falcons have had the best offense of the nfl all year, matt ryan at quarterback. he's playing at an mvp caliber but aaron rodgers is at a different level and i think he wills them to win and going with new england against green bay in the super bowl. >> ooh. >> tom brady said about aaron rogers, he said whenever he's on i usually stay up and watch. >> that says something. >> yeah. >> or is he trying to get in his head a little bit? >> i don't think. that's positive reinforcement. he should be more negative. >> let's give some kudos here. you took some heat. you said the cowboys were not going to make it. >> yeah. >> and you were right.
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>> everybody in dallas is mad. i'm sorry, dallas. i just called it how i saw it. >> i almost retweeted you. >> don't do it. >> drop the mike moment. we'll be right back. snoofr
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. uproar over the president-elect's comments on nato as trump declares it obsolete. international backlash from our allies as our brand-new poll shows he's one of the most unpopular men ever to take office three days before the inauguration. march on washington. it could be one of the largest demonstrations ever in d.c. hundreds of thousands of women packing up right now starting their trip to the capitol. we're hearing this morning from the woman who started it all as trump calls for unity. ♪ this is my heartbeat song "bachelor" bombshell. a jaw-dropping night for nick. social media in overdrive as monday's episode's and former bachelorette ali f. weighs in. her advice for nick, why this season is over the top and how she went from in love on the show to a real-life happily ever after.
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♪ on the floor ballroom bash. val, sharna and your favorite dancers tangoing into times square getting ready to move and groove right here. and they're saying -- >> all: good morning, america. ♪ wow, michael. >> good morning, everyone. hey, this is an excited crowd on tuesday. welcome to all of you and, lara, you guys had a very special diy over the weekend. >> yeah, we did, robin, myself, amy, we all piled in the car and went over to ginger's house. there you can see ginger has a new home. >> paint party. >> and we had a paint party. ginger, we apologize. >> yeah. i think they're going to have to redo a lot of what we did. >> i was going to ask. how were you? >> you find out who are the rollers and who are the cutters. >> yes, we were the rollers and they were the cutters. it was a fierce competition. >> the rollers versus the cutters every time. i loved it.
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thank you guys so much for helping. we didn't get a ton done, but, hey, we had a good time. >> ginger. don't be so honest. >> we did one coat. >> it looked like a lot of fun. it looked like a lot of fun. and, you know, this guy here is a lot of fun. we cannot wait to talk to him. in a little bit, matthew mcconaughey, everybody. live, of course. and i can't wait to talk to him about his new movie "gold." >> where is he? is he really back there? >> he is. >> he's really back there. >> all right. >> hold you back. >> hold me back. >> but new movie "gold." i watched it last night. can't wait to talk to him about this movie. >> the transformation and the story is unbelievable. looking forward to that. >> always fun to talk to. amy has the morning rundown. the director of the cia firing back at president-elect trump rejecting his criticism and calling one of trump's remarks repugnant. abc's cecilia vega is at the white house with all those new details. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: amy, good morning
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to you. that's right, a heated war of words between the president-elect and the cia director, john brennan, publicly slamming donald trump saying he did not leak that russian dossier as trump suggested he had. in an interview with "the wall street journal," brennan saying he has no intention of giving that dossier any more air time. but there is also another battle brewing ahead of trump's swearing in. the soon-to-be 45th president of the united states bashing nato. >> i said a long time ago that nato had problems, number one, it was obsolete because it was, you know, designed many, many years ago. >> reporter: he also refused to say who he trusts more, germany's angela merkel or russia's vladimir putin, and he had big praise for brexit. shocked and concerned, that is the reaction this morning from some of america's closest allies, but tonight the first big event of this inaugural week, 200 foreign diplomats and donald trump right here in washington in an exclusive dinner, a chance perhaps, amy, for him to make nice after some of those comments.
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>> all right, cecilia, thanks for that. more than three dozen lawmaker are now vowing to avoid the inauguration after vladimir putin accuses the obama administration of trying to under mine him. betsy devos, a school choice advocate. authorities in turkey say the gunman captured on the new year's eve attack on the nightclub in istanbul has confessed. they say they was trained in afghanistan and carried out the shooting on behalf of isis, killing 39 people. they say he had $197,000 in cash and they're trying to determine exactly who helped him. well, the american among five people killed in a nightclub shooting in mexico has now been identified. alejandra villanueva of denver was just 18 years old. she was trampled as that crowd
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tried to escape the gunman. the man who opened fire when security tried to stop him from bringing a gun into the club. and the young british royals are unveiling the next phase of their mental health initiative. prince william, duchess kate and prince harry appeared together this morning looking to change the conversation and tackle the stigma around mental challenges. they are opening up their "heads together" campaign to organizations that want to become supporters and raise awareness. and then finally a pizza shop owner in australia came up with a very interesting excuse for not showing up to work, and then he posted his message on facebook saying he was too hung over. in his message he explained the horse he bet on at the racetrack won and he celebrated too much saying, quote, i realize this is highly unprofessional. i have not taken the decision lightly. but the response online and with his customers was energetic. they really appreciated his honesty and they said perhaps the best sick note ever. just being honest. >> yeah.
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honesty is the best policy. >> not sure we'd get away with it, but, okay. >> can you imagine pulling that one? i don't think so. "pop news" time? >> let's do it, lara. >> all right, everybody. hello, guys. and we're going to begin with some movie news. octavia spencer, nominated for best supporting actress at the globes for her role in the breakout hit "hidden figures" but she should have been named best soul in the business according to her castmate taraji p. henson. spencer purchased every ticket for a las angeles showing of her film and invited low income families to come and enjoy a movie night on her. [ applause ] she writes on instagram, my mom would not have been able to afford to take me and my siblings, so i'm honoring her and all single parents this mlk weekend. if you know a family in need that would like to see our movie but can't afford it, then come please. first come first serve. taraji responded, this is how phenomenal this woman is.
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and we say, yeah, she's pretty terrific. >> yeah. >> and that's my final spot here in the world of good karma, "hidden figures," number one at the box office. >> again. >> again. [ applause ] yep. one of the nicest gals in the business. pay it forward, right. just got to do it. also in movie news margot robbie is off "the suicide squad" and in the ice skating rink for her next project. here's your first look. hard to believe this is her, transformed into a very convincing tonya harding for an upcoming biopic. >> sure is. >> you guys are too young to remember this, i'm sure, but 1994 -- >> why me? why now? >> yes. why? >> why me? why now? >> yeah, the alleged -- the assault on nancy kerrigan with a baseball bat, sebastian stan will play harding's ex jeff gillolly who set up that attack in the hopes of breaking kerrigan's leg and increasing harding's chances at gold. the attack caught on camera widely publicized. kerrigan managed to skate on to
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a silver. harding again with the karma came in eighth. see if it brings home box office gold when it comes out next year. >> '90s jeans. >> margot robbie, what a transformation. >> i mean, i always wonder about stories like this where we know the ending and we know what happened. you know, how will it do? will people who are younger than us, will they -- >> some of the people don't know the story. >> right. that's true. that's true, and it is really -- >> it was fascinating, though. >> you would never -- who would write hit her with a baseball hat, but, yes, in fact, it really happened. so we shall see. then finally a very happy birthday to our golden girl betty white who turns 95. [ applause ] happy birthday, betty. friends say the icon plans to celebrate the big 9-5 by having some girls over for a friendly game of poker. she is a huge poker player and i actually had the pleasure of playing with her a few years ago. >> did you really?
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>> jess. and she also plans to indulge in one vodka tonic, only one, and friends say every morning white reads the "l.a. times" cover to cover and completes at least two full crossword puzzles. >> she's sharp. >> quick as a wit. >> when you said betty white's name, everybody's eyes lit up right across the front row. it was really something. >> something really special. happy birthday, betty, and that, everybody, is "pop news." >> she's universally loved. thank you, lara spencer. [ applause ] inside what could be the largest demonstration ever in d.c. right after trump's inauguration and the grandmother who started it all. and also life after the rose, former bachelorette, ali f.'s advice for the women competing. "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by the fast, powerful cough relief of robitussin because it's never just a cough. if you want to sell your car carmax will give you seven days to consider their offer.
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that's a live look at the capitol. just three days from the inauguration of donald trump. many, many, many will be there and many women are also focused on the next day, saturday, when hundreds of thousands are expected to march on washington. the movement, i don't know if you realized this, it was started by a grandmother and abc's mary bruce is back with that story back in d.c. for us. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. that's right, friday is the big day here in d.c., but so is saturday. lots of families expected to be out for the inauguration but the day after hundreds of thousands are expected to gather right here to voice their concerns on the first day of the new trump administration. it's a protest that started with women but has come to encompass many causes, growing so large that the grandmother who started it all tells us she's flabbergasted. >> i march for her and him. >> we march because your generation will build a wall and our generation will knock it down.
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>> reporter: it could be one of the largest demonstrations ever in the nation's capital. the women's march on washington. >> when it comes time to act, i want my children to know that i showed up. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands, mothers and daughters from around the country are headed to d.c., turning their election night concerns into a positive movement. but what you might not know is this female driven march was sparked by a single facebook post the day after the election. >> i wanted to do something. i wanted to take action. >> reporter: disappointed by thump's win on election night 60-year-old grandmother teresa shook from hawaii took to facebook in hopes of becoming a small voice for women's rights and with her four granddaughters in mind she wrote five simple words. >> i wrote, i think we should march. >> reporter: within a few hours 40 women had replied agreeing and by the next day, 10,000 women were in. helping fan those flames the four co-chairs of the women's
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march organization that have been working nonstop since election day to turn that facebook post into reality. but the scope of the march is now so much bigger than election night angst. with many groups coming to voice their concerns about the incoming trump administration. >> one of our goals for this march is to display what it looks like when the progressive movements are working together when you have climate justice, racial justice, immigrant right, women's reproductive riekts, coming and showing one voice. >> reporter: organizers say it's also about families as everyday mothers and daughters work together for a common goal. in we also want the world to know that women are leaders and that we want to show our children, especially our daughters, that they can be the next generation of leaders as well. >> reporter: nikki powers from ft. collins, colorado, is making her way to d.c. with a group of co-workers and along for the ride is 14-year-old maria peden. >> i'm excited to connect with thousands of women who feel the same way as i do.
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>> reporter: but the march doesn't end in washington. over 270 sister marches will be happening simultaneously in all 50 states and in 33 countries around the globe. but for the grandmother who started it all, she says she's already bought her ticket to d.c. >> one person can make a difference. >> reporter: now she tells us she hopes her story can remind people that with just a few words one person can make a real difference. now, donald trump has promised to unite the country vowing to find common ground and bring people together. and critics say it's simply too soon to be holding a protest the first day after the inauguration. but, guys, those organizers tell us they say it's never too soon to speak up for a more just and free america. >> they want to make sure their voices are heard right away. we've heard, mary, from so many who have said that -- illustrated in your piece bringing their daughters and going to be there and be a part of this.
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back here on "good morning america," i just met a couple of aspiring actors so they're available in case anybody is casting right here. also want to tell you guys, this is interesting, if you're sticking around this week, it's going to be very mild in new york city and chicago, look at this map. into the 50s they go. could see three days in a row. they have not seen three days in a row of 50-degree temperatures in chicago in january since 1880. show me your most amazed face. right? hire t good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. you're accuweather highlights, apartmently sunny and hazy this afternoon, wood burning ban all day, a winter spare the air alert. cleaner and wetter air wednesday through monday and sunday's storm, trending the rainiest. let's take a look at today. about 50 in antioch to oakland about a 55 along with fremont,
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san rafael, you can see some light rain tonight but the heaviest of the rain is going to be tomorrow afternoon through the evening hours. and now to the "bachelor." nick sent four women home in last night's episode and former bachelorette ali f. has been watching closely and has a lot of advice for nick and the women competing for the final rose and our nick, nick watt, is live in los angeles with the story. good morning, nick. >> reporter: michael, i have an unhealthy fascination with what happens to bachelor and bachelorette contestants once they leave the show. therefore, i was very happy to go and see ali f. to find out what she thinks of nick who she calls the sexy bachelor. it's the season six finale, beautiful bachelorette ali is all about endless love with roberto. >> yes. >> reporter: that was then. >> this is now.
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>> reporter: now she's mom to 6-month-old molly. >> that's her saying i want to be the bachelorette 2027. >> reporter: dad is saying, oh, god. molly has her own instagram by the way. and daddy ain't roberto. he is kevin. a radio host and ali is a full-time blogger who live in los angeles with their dog owen. >> we're like in bed last side and said we're happy. >> reporter: ali a contestant on season 14 of "the bachelor" made some waves talking about the current season. >> right in front of these -- oh, my god. >> there's a lot of sexuality on this season. i mean second episode in there's been two topless girls, i want them to know they're better than this. nick is like considered the sexy bachelor so i feel like the girls on this season feel the need to play up their sexuality for that reason. >> who do you think will win? >> two front-runners and corrine and then this girl raven.
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she's a little southern belle, very sweet, very cute. >> advice for nick. >> my advice really moving forward would be don't put too much pressure on yourself to stay in a relationship that's not necessarily right. >> reporter: what did happen to roberto? there was a lot of heavy love talk. >> we fell in lust on the show. you think you're in love but really, really you don't know that person. when you get engaged you probably spent a total of 72 hours with that person. we went back into the real world and we realized we weren't right for each other. >> do you still talk to each other. >> we don't keep in touch. why would you? do you keep in touch with your ex-girlfriends? oh! >> reporter: and we're out of time! now, ali and kevin say they have a deal. she doesn't make him watch her canoodling with other dudes in hot tubs on her old episodes of "the bachelorette" and he doesn't make her look at photos of him making out with old girlfriends. michael, i don't believe he has those photographs. i think he's bluffing.
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>> he just might have those. i don't let anybody see any of the canoodling i do. keep it to myself. "the bachelor" is on monday night at 8:00 eastern right here on abc. and, everybody, when we come back, the man himself, matthew mcconaughey, he is here live. you don't want to miss that.
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hi there, the wife of orlando club gunman omar mateen is scheduled to appear in federal court in about an hour. she faces federal charges of aiding and abetting and obstruction of justice in june's attack. the full indictment was just unsealed. we put it on our website for you. abc7 news.com. let's get to alexis smith with a check of traffic. we have plenty of slow downs out there. the biggest issue is the vehicle fire. we had the three left lanes blocked before. the fire is tapped out now so emergency crews just blocking one lane. >>
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and of course, always on our free abc 7 news app. you can join us for abc 7 mornings, week ♪ believe me, that's not for us. that's because they know who will be sitting with us in just moments. >> let's get to it. all right, all right, all right. now, you loved him in "dazed and confused" and "dallas buyers club" and a new movie called "gold." please welcome academy award winner, matthew mcconaughey. [ cheers and applause ] >> how are you doing? >> good to see you, man. >> looking good.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> welcome. ♪ talk to me >> you guys have a live audience now. >> we do. >> and they are alive. not just a live audience. they are alive. >> how do you like early mornings. >> this helps get it started. >> everything you do, man, everything you touch is so cool, right? and we're watching -- i'm watching these lincoln commercials and you are talking -- you seem like -- you make talking to yourself seem cool. so i'm wondering when you are driving, do you talk do yourself? do you sing in the car? >> absolutely. i learned a long time ago it's fine to talk to yourself as long as you answer. so we started off with the first series of lincoln ads and that was basically me talking to myself. there was no one else there so the second set i talk to dogs and then this third we were like, why don't you talk to yourself and you'll be in the backseat and the front seat.
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>> it works. >> what's next? >> i don't know. we'll figure it out. >> awesome. >> new trend on twitter. people describing their kids in five words. got a couple of examples right here. jeff, such adorable little germ factories. another girl, why are they always sticky? so you have three little kids now. >> three, 8, 7 and 4. >> wow. >> what do you think? >> it's happening. >> it's on. >> it's happening. >> you have no idea. >> can you take the challenge, five words for your kids. >> five words for my kids, we've got a lot of musical, we got an architect, we got a scientist and monarch. >> yeah. >> i'll save the fifth word. >> you'll save the fifth word. >> got to wish your mom a belated -- >> 85. >> 85th birthday. [ applause ] >> yeah. there she is. you know, here's her secret i may have shared before.
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number one her favorite word is yes. okay. but i said, mom, i said no one forgives themselves quicker than you. i go do you have anything at the end of the day where you have any sort of regret or i could work on that and i'd like to do better, she goes, honey, every single night when i go to bed, i have a long list of those things but the thing is, when i wake up in the morning i forgot them all. >> well, people are saying your new one is unforgettable. "gold." it is just that, gold. and the transformation that -- we've seen you done it before. is it more difficult to have to gain weight for a role or lose weight. >> it's more fun to gain it. >> how did you gain it for this one? >> whatever, whenever. six months of straight -- anything i want to eat or drink for six months at any time of day say yes and if i second-guess myself you have to have double, mcconaughey.
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>> what did you -- >> mainly cheeseburgers and beer. >> well, the biggest thing is did you enjoy it. >> absolutely. no, i never got tired of it and i thought i was going to get lethargic and not sleep well and i learned another lesson on this thing. the only reason you get tired when you're indulging when you think of quitting. >> so don't be a quitter, kids. >> i'm talking six months, you know, not years of it. >> cold turkey. >> i didn't take the stairs to the second floor. [ laughter ] it was fun. >> but you know something else in this movie which i watched last night and i loved it and, you had to mess with a real tiger. how? and that was real. >> that was real. and they scheduled this scene where i touch this tiger for the last scene in the film, you know anything about scheduling, that means if something goes down you got all the mcconaughey stuff and the footage so it's okay.
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and i'm a producer so i had something to do with the scheduling. yeah, it is clever scheduling. i did touch the tiger. i'm not acting in this scene. i'm scared. i'm sweating. >> how did they try to reassure you about the tiger. >> that was funny. the trainer who seemed to be a commonsensical man, i said, so give me the real skinny. what's the real danger. he said it is a meat eating mammal and he goes, i have fed it so it's not really hungry, but it's very young as well so he's very curious. if he gets curious, he could lunge. i said so -- i can't stop him from lunging but after that i can get him out of the way. so i take the first swat. hi there. >> the essence of this movie, i love this story. this guy is a dreamer. >> yep. >> he does not give up on that dream in no. >> at all and with the goal in mind of gold. >> of gold. i mean this is a man who
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literally has a dream. >> yeah. >> and then the next morning, hawks a watch and buys a one way ticket to indonesia to chase it down and talking in football terms he throws five hail marys and catches his own pass. >> his dream was it was in indonesia. >> he had a dream he knew the guy that knew where it was that he met eight years ago. and bought a one way ticket to indo-nearby to chase it down. >> turns out the real jungle was on wall street. >> the concrete jungle. larger bite than the indonesian jungle. >> the twists and turns, you think you know where it's going and you really don't. you were really drawn to the story on a personal level. >> yeah, yeah, i -- i mean, he's a great american archetype, kenny wells, and i grew up -- a lot of my father was in this role and a lot of people my fidelity with was in the role and would take me around the country and we'd go office to office to collect from people
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that owed him money and bring your 12-year-old son and you shame some people into paying you back and loved a shady deal would love to overpay for a hot watch behind the abandoned strip mall than he would go to the mall and buy the watch. and it didn't matter if he took or whatever, it was the -- you know, you look in the air, like are the helicopters following us? you just bought a hot watch. but he loved it. >> let's give everybody a little taste of it. >> please. >> $267,434. >> it's not exactly a number i had in my mind, wells. >> borrow. you know what, truth is that's it for now. can you make it work? hmm? >> i can make anything work. work out of a bar, will. >> keeping a lid on expenses,
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mike. making the dolla holla. [ cheers and applause ] >> mike making the dolla holla. >> that was edgar ramirez your co-star who you play best friends in the movie and you've become best friends but i hear you dive into these things you wanted it to seem genuine so you guys have a secret pact. >> first when i met edgar in indonesia, i said also's take a walk and took a walk. you know, if you keep -- if you're good at keeping a secret you don't ever tell anyone but you're great at keeping a secret. ultimate way of keeping a secret, i believe is if i share something with you and you and i are in a ten-foot dingy in the middle of the pacific ocean, if i bring it up you'll be like i don't know what you're talking about. that's really keeping a secret. s that a taking it almost past the grave once you their it, you forget it and that's the secret that we have. >> that's good. >> the director wanted to know some answers, the producer
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wanted to know answers and we were like, none of your business. >> but it works because you watch this film and you can tell this is -- you guys have a genuine relationship in this movie that goes beyond just -- >> the film is about loyalty and friendship and two people doing it on a handshake. >> awesome. >> everything you do, every role you play, matthew, you bring us with you. thank you for that. you really -- >> thank you for that. [ applause ] >> thanks a lot. >> you got it. >> you know what i thought you were going to say, everything you touch turns to -- >> gold. >> january 27th, 2017, in theaters. >> in theaters nationwide, january 27th. make sure you go check it out and when we come back -- >> speaking of gold -- >> matthew mcconaughey, everybody, that's gold right there. [ applause ] when we come back, a special performance by our dancers from
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what . back here on "good morning america" we have some breaking fashion news. apparently polka dots are back in in a big way and one of the very first to make them a fashion statement, that lady right there, minnie mouse so to celebrate the style/con and rock the dots campaign, gray malin created this. see that red carpet celebration
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all about minnie. he had her rocking those dots. don't forget you can rock your dots this sunday on national polka dot day. theodo theodore hello, i'm meteorologist mike nicco. biggest concern through 9:00, a little bit of fog out there. temperatures in the 30s and 40s. we'll be in the 50s this ank be increasing clouds, that will keep the evening hours mild. in >> this weather report brought to you by king's hawaiian and props to our props and put this together in moments if you can believe it, lara. all right, ginger, thank you now to my conversation with the wonderful nia long one of the stars taking on the new remake of the classic "beaches." she talks about the challenge doing a revamp of a blockbuster and how she made the role her own. good morning, america. >> so, you are taking on one of my favorite movies of all time.
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what was that like to take on a movie like "beaches," it's so iconic. what was it like for you. >> very intimidated. i think, you know, i grew up watching the film. i'm such a huge film of bette midler and barbara hershey, they're iconic and powerful women so when it came along i was nervous but i thought lifetime has a way of celebrating women. >> this is also not a word for word copy. >> absolutely. >> this is a new twist on a classic tale. >> obviously i'm an african-american woman and so there were things about the character that i wanted to just play her a little closer to home. >> so still very emotional but your own take. >> so emotional. the scenes where my character actually passes away, it took us a week. >> you gave away the ending. >> everyone knows the ending, don't they? spoiler! >> i think everybody knows the e ending. "beaches" which makes it tricky. >> which makes it tricky so you have to die differently.
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>> your co-star idina menzel in the bette midler role. >> i know. >> what was that like in first of all i fell in love with her when she was doing "wicked." i remember going to see "wicked" and i was like who is this girl? she's amazing and she's strong. her voice. ♪ did i ever tell you you're my hero ♪ >> there's a part in the film where we sing and i'm like, i can't believe i'm singing with her and she's line, no, you have a really good vous but my voice is teeny tiny. >> and she's got a voice. >> i made my voice smaller because i wanted her voice to be the one everyone hears so i was a little nervous. i'm like, "la." very tiny. ♪ you are the wind >> yes, exactly. ♪ you are the wind beneath nye winging ♪ >> exactly. >> "beaches" airs this saturday on lifetime and now for "dancing
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with the stars" and michael. ♪ >> all right. oh, i got to take it back. take it back. that was lara's brainchild, everybody. all right, the sold out tour, "dancing with the stars" live we came to dance is here to perform for us. but before they dazzle us with their dance pro sharna burgess and val chmerkovskiy are here to tell us how the tour is going and, yes, give it up. halfway through. halfway through a sold out tour. you're going to radio city music hall. must be so exciting. how is the tour going so far? >> it's been incredible. i think this tour more than any other our fans are getting to know us with the show. it's really personal aand designed around us, exciting for us to perform and packed houses have been insane. for us it's a lot of fun and radio city tonight is a huge one for us so we're kind of pumped for it. >> you all -- every one of you
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brings so much energy when you come here in the morning it wakes us up to watch rehear sals so i can only imagine radio city music hall packed and since you've been out on tour you've been an uncle. congratulations. >> thank you, thank you. [ applause ] yes, i didn't do much. i just -- i just woke up like that. >> just woke up an uncle. i just woke up like. how is the baby, first of all? >> amazing, amazing, very handsome like the parents and it's a blessing. you know, it's changed the dynamic of our family. changed my brother. his name is very unusual because it's the first ever. >> what kind of uncle are you? what kind of uncle are you? >> you know, i'm trying to be the best uncle i could be and i want to spoil him. i don't think he really understands much right now but as soon as he's able to comprehend the love that he has around him, i think he's going to be a very spoiled young man. >> you know, speaking of when he grows up and looks back at many so of these throwback photos -- >> this is one of those things.
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>> outfits are a throwback. did you think you would be -- >> wow. >> winning mirror ball trophies when you were back then? [ applause ] look at that. >> gold. please, there's a lot of regret in my life. that's probably one. but, no, it's incredible and, you know, i thank my parents for making that awful decision on my behalf a long time ago. but it paid off. look at me now. >> look at you now. >> the one thing we will not regret is watching you guys dance because they -- when we come back, they are going to dance for us. "dancing with the stars" premieres march 20th right here on abc and after the break, we're going to put it down on the dance floor,
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] i spy, ginger zee. i spy ginger.
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she's ready for this. are you ready are you ready? get ready foran incredible performance choreographed by the same woman who created the dances in the movie musical "la la land." have you all seen that? oh, my gosh. here is the dancing with the stars live we came to dance, boy, keo came to dance tour performing to "clap your hands". please, take it away. ♪ i know the brain is falling you want to scream and shout i got the rhythm ♪ ♪ just let the rhythm take over and over over and over ♪ ♪ i know you're down let let me pick you up i know you're strong ♪ ♪ i know you're tough you want to sit you need to move let me show you how to do it. feel the music, hey you got to
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clap when you're happy clap when you're happy clap when you are assad when it's going bad ♪ keep your head in the sky don't it feel good ♪ hey ♪ ♪ i got a new solution to all this confusion your pleasure don't make it complicated ♪ ♪ in is a brand-new day just let the music take you over and over over and over ♪ ♪ i know you down let me pick you up ♪ et cetera i snow you're strong i know you're tough ♪ ♪ you want to sit you need to move ♪ ♪ let me show you how to do it feel the music hey you got to clap when you're happy clap when you're sad ♪ ♪ clap when you're dazed or when it's going bad ♪ ♪ don't think much about it keep your head in the sky ♪ ♪ now don't it feel good to say hey hey ♪
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♪ really don't know what tomorrow is going to bring ♪ ♪ but i know this one thing i'm going to dance and sing ♪ ♪ hey ♪ hey ♪ hey hey ♪ you got to clap when you're happy, slap when you are sad clap when your day is good or when it's going bad keep your head in the sky ♪ ♪ don't it feel good to say hey hey ♪
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good morning to you, meteorologist mike nicco has a quick look at our forecast. >> i have good news if you're about to head out. the fog is lifting rather rapidly. allf our reporting stations above a quarter mile. no wood burning today. we have three moderate storms wednesday friday and sunday. good some patience on the roadway. >> i think we're used to it. eastbound 580 back open from the earlier vehicle fire near park boulevard. we have heavy drive times here. 17 across the bay bridge and 17 if you're heading to sfo. >> it's time for live with kelly and we'll be back at 11:00 a.m..
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