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donald trump begins a week with a twitter storm of comments over three state recounts and claims that millions voted illegally but no evidence. the death of fidel castro sets in. what's next for the communist nation as the u.s. begins regular flights to havana today. one person is dead, nine others injured in new orleans as police search for two shooters. >> this is the act of just brazen cowards who took these actions into those hands and these are their choices and now we have to make our choice to pursue them and hold them accountable. >> today is cyber monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year, but deep discounts have led to hot black friday receipts. >> and domino's is training
reindeer to deliver pizza. "early today" starts now. >> great being with you on monday morning as the sun is rising in havana, cuba. the country mourning the death of fidel castro. >> we also start after this long holiday weekend with president-elect donald trump who is now waking up in new york this morning having arrived from this holiday inn mar-a-lago and returned to his campaign slogan of a rigged election with a twitter tirade without providing any evidence to back up his claims. in addition to winning the electeral college, i won the popular volt if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally. writing, serious voter fraud in virginia, new hampshire, and california. so why isn't the media reporting on this? serious problem. >> now they this is posted. his unsubstangsiated claims of
voter fraud are absurd and unbecoming of a president-elect. trump posted 13 tweets in 32 hours as he assailed a recount that could give him headaches heading into his election. jill stein amassed $6 million to finance a recount. she's also pursuing recounts in michigan and pennsylvania as well. >> now that the clinton team has said they're joining the effort, trump is speaking out. hillary clinton conceded the election when she called me just prior to the victory speech and after the results were in. nothing will change. clinton's election lawyer said we're getting attacked for participating in a recount that we didn't ask for by the man who won the election but think there's a massive fraud. meanwhile, as trump worked to fill foreign policy posts in his cabinet, kellyanne conway pummeled the prospect of mitt romney as trump's secretary of
state on the sunday shows. >> there was the never trump movement and then there was mitt romney. i'm all for party unity, but i'm not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of state position. i'm reflecting what the grass roots are saying. they feel a bit betrayed to think you can get a romney back in there after everything he did. we don't even know if he voted for donald trump. >> in the last hour, the reports of conway's bush against romney was a block against the 2012 nominee with trump himself furious at conway's comments. news first broke on "morning joe." >> kellyanne went rogue at donald trump's expense at the worst possible time. a source familiar with trump's thinking said. trump's top aides said they were, quote, baffled by conway's comments and suggested it grow into a growing concern inside the campaign that, quote, instead of driving donald
trump's mels assage, she's push her own ajenlda. >> that was mika brzezinski. ted cruz says if trump supporters don't get what they're promised, there could be an all-out anarchy. >> if we're giving the white house and both houses of congress and don't deliver, i think there will be pitch forks in the streets, and i think quite rightly. >> the president-elect had a saturday phone call with president obama that stretched up to 45 minutes, according to aides, while his transition team showed its united front on how the u.s. would work with a new cuba. >> we've got to have a better deal. we're not going to have a unilateral deal coming from cuba back to the united states without some changes. >> his criticism of what has happened in the last couple years is very simple. we got nothing in return. by reopening diplomatic relations with cuba, allowing commercial aircraft and the rest, we got nothing in return. to the extent that president
trump can open up new conversations with cuba, it would have to be a very deuba. >> cuba enters its third day of mourning for fidel castro, and a familiar face is speaking out, elian gonzalez, the boy at the center of the contentious custody battle in 2000 now says castro was like a father to him. he wanted fidel to be proud of him, saying, quote, i wanted to show him everything i achieved. lester holt has more of the very first american airlines flight to cuba which is taking off from new york. flights begin to go to the island nation. for more, we're joined live from cuba by jay gray. good to have you with us. what more can you give us in terms of reaction out of havana and preparations that may be under way for the state funeral? >> good morning, ayman. very somber, very silent, not like you would normally expect in havana and across the
country. this morning, we expect tens of thousands to gather here in revolution plaza for the first of what will be several public memorials to fidel castro. hidden along this narrow street in old havana, inside this modest but well kept home, roger reflects on a new cuba without fidel castro. t >> translator: the loss of fidel castro has two faces, one clear, one dark. >> but now, with raul in power, he has renewed hope. >> translator: when that happened, i saw the salvation of the cuban revolution. >> a revolution sparked by the man they now honor, remember with nine days of official mourning and a renewed spirit of many here. dedicated to that party despite
pressure from the u.s. and oers for the cuban government to change. >> translator: we're not returning to capitalism. we're going to perfect our social economic system. we're going to do socialism with new philosophies. >> new philosophies deeply rooted in their past. past remembered, a leader honored in his homeland by nine days of state mandated mourning that will conclude with a public funeral here in the plaza on sunday. that's the latest live in havana. ayman. >> nbc's jay gray, thank you for that update. >> right now, police in new orleans are on the hunt for two suspects after a deadly shooting on the world famous bourbon street. a security camera captured the chaos as crowds ran away from the gunshots and police responded on horseback. police say they're searching for two men who started shooting at each other after arguing on the street. >> i'm confident we will track down those responsible for this
crime. we will hold them accountable for their actions and make sure they're brought to justice. >> ten people were shot, including a 25-year-old from baton rouge. he died from his wounds. >> switching gears. after this week's four-day shopping frenzy, retailers are hoping to cash in on cyber monday. some 122 million americans are expected to shop online today. on everything from electronics to appliances, even tools. we're getting a preview of holiday shopping numbers from this weekend and national retail federation survey says 154 million consumers hit the stores, up from 151 million last year. and just to give you an idea of how crazed some shoppers were on black friday, check this photo out. it's from a nike factory store in washington state. looks good, normal, boxes are stacked up orderly. this is before it opened. here's what it looked like at the end of the day. the store, a sea of open orange boxes with sneakered scattered everywhere. it looks like a tornado whipped
through. >> i feel sorry for the worker whose have to go back and find the mismatched shoes. >> put them in the boxes. >> all right, dominos is testing a new way to deliver. and they're taking their advice from the delivery expert himself. of course, we're talking about santa claus. the pizza chain is training reindeer to pull sleds full of fresh pizza. this is happening in japan. in case of heavy snow, the company thinks this is the best way to feed their hungry customers using gps tracking. you can even track your reindeer's location in real time. this should be up and running by early december, in time for the holiday pizza parties. >> i wonder if they're going to have the 30 minutes or free. >> just ahead, new developments on the dakota pipeline protest and whether the army plans to forcibly remove protesters. >> first, this video just in to nbc news. watch this tornado moving across the horizon in red cloud, nebraska. farm buildings were damaged but
no injuries reported. bill karins says some 11 million americans are at risk of severe weather. >> we were watching nebraska yesterday. this morning, texas, severe thunderstorm watch in areas of dallas has been dropped, buthose storms will reenergize themselves this afternoon. that's 3 million people in the areas in the yellow, a slight risk. anyone in the general vicinity should expect damaging winds and maybe the possibility of tornadoes. it's rare idaho and montana and we'll see wintry weather continuing through the day today. well, severe weather and then also the cold and the snow,
guys. i'll give you the updated snow forecast later. >> that time of year. thank you. just ahead, imagine winning super bowl tickets not just once or twice but for life. it can happen. you can win. we'll tell you how. plus one company wants to add spa to a theme park, but this is how you're going to go around, in towels. is that really a good idea? "early today" will fill you in when we're back in two minutes. from leaving me at a higher risk of stroke. that'd be devastating. i took warfarin for over 15 years until i learned more about once-daily xarelto... a latest generation blood thinner. then i made the switch. xarelto® significantly lowers the risk of stroke in people with afib not caused by a heart valve problem. it has similar effectiveness to warfarin. warfarin interferes with vitamin k and at least six blood clotting factors. xarelto® is selective targeting one critical factor of your body's natural clotting function. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin,
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her life in the spotlight. now, her native slovenia is finally ready for its close-up. this teeny country of only 2 million people, about the size of houston, is courting a tourist boom, bigly. enterprising locals want to tranls form her hometown into a mecca for melania admirers. >> this woman runs a cafe. is it possible that melania trump could make slovenia great again? >> yeah, yeah. i hope so. >> her melania cake sells three euros apiece. a local band dedicated a song to melania trump. >> the modest apartment block where she grew up is a world away from trump tower and the white house, but folks here say they don't need that kind of glamour, but they want just a taste. inside this one tourist attraction, a 12th century
castle, they hope melania can help put their specialties on the map. the town is known for its annual salami festival. for reason no one can remember, only men are allowed to attend. how is it you're going to get a male-only salami festival to attract fans of melania trump? >> we're just going to make a promotion and more people will come. >> regardless of how, it is ready to strut its stuff on the global stage and give slovenia recognition worthy of a first lady. >> now, it will be full of tourists. >> matt bradley, nbc news, slovenia. >> it will be interesting to see whether or not at some point during the presidency, she'll make it over there with her children or with the family, first family, to visit her ancestral home. >> maybe be the first female to go to the salami fest. >> i'm ayman mohyeldin.
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breaking news, two fugitives on the run. a movie theater shooting that sent movie-goers scrambling over the weekend. why the security guard says he was justified opening fire on a threat. the election recount that is a full go in wisconsin and possibly two other states. a deeper look why knows conducting it are up against the clock. "today in bait" starts right now. hope you're coming off a great weekend. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. getting all that turkey done.