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good morning, america. breaking news for our viewers in the west. the most stunning upset in american history. donald j. trump elected the 45th president of the united states. >> i will be president for all americans and i promise you that i will not let you down. we will do a great job. >> the political outsider billionaire businessman, reality tv star completes a slashing and populous campaign by promising to heal and unite america. >> it is time for us to come together as one united people. [ cheers and applause ] trump winning in an unprecedented victory over hillary clinton. her campaign defiant till the end. >> we can wait a little longer, can't we? [ cheers and applause ] and she is not done yet. >> but hillary clinton conceding early this morning in a phone call to donald trump. her supporters emotional. the world reacting overnight.
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trump taking the stage with his own message of unity. >> while the campaign is over, our work on this movement is now really just beginning. >> our powerhouse political team is here on the day after breaking down this historic surprise. answering the question, where do we go from here? >> i love this country. thank you. thank you very much. >> a special edition of "good morning america" starts now. good morning, america. we are live for our viewers in the west. what a night, what a campaign. the experts said he couldn't do it. his critics said he wasn't qualified. but donald j. trump proved them all wrong. pulling off the most stunning upset in political history, he wakes up this morning as the next president of the united states.
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he was last night in the wee hours, just a few hours ago, donald trump surrounded by his family taking the stage to address his many supporters after that concession call from hillary clinton. >> we have a picture from earlier in the night. another moment from last night, donald trump took a little time to help his son barron with his tie and, robin, you were there at the clinton headquarters. so many shocked and sad faces. just a surreal moment. stunning night. >> utter disbelief. all night long. >> absolutely. i'm sure. take a look at the new yorker hotel. that's where hillary clinton will be speaking just moments from now. >> she did not speak last fight. she will be speaking this morni morning. donald trump will meet with president obama right now. here are the numbers. donald trump topping 270 electoral votes, but hillary clinton winning in the popular votes and we'll see what happens with that.
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tweet as president-elect. such a beautiful and important evening. the forgotten man and woman will never be forgeten aotten again. we will all come together as never before. >> we'll hear from donald trump's campaign manager kellyanne conway, george will talk to her in a moment and our powerhouse team is still here after staying up all night long. i don't think they've been to bed. we will have full coverage here in the studio, and in key locations all across the world. let's start with abc's tom llamas who has been with trump's campaign since day one. good morning >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. donald trump called this. he predicted an election night shocker and he was 100% right. despite nearly all national polls showing him behind before the voting started, donald trump is now president-elect trump. >> sorry to keep you waiting. complicated business. >> reporter: overnight, president-elect donald trump striking a conciliatory tone in his speech. >> i have just received a call
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she congratulated us. it's about us. on our victory, and i congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign. we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. >> reporter: with his family nearby, trump telling the standing room only crowd he hopes to unite all americans. >> i say it is time for us to come together as one united i pledge to every citizen of our land that i will be president for all americans, and this is so important to me. >> reporter: it was almost 18 months ago, donald trump, a businessman and celebrity with no political experience announcing his candidacy in true trump fashion. >> i am officially running for
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and we are going to make our country great again. >> reporter: trump entered the republican primaries facing off against 16 other republican opponents. the largest field in history. >> and i'll tell you -- >> you probably are worse than jeb bush. >> reporter: despite the criticism trump received on the campaign trail for his rhetoric and proposals. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. when mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crimes. they're rapists. >> reporter: he still pulled in massive crowds. one by one, knocking off his republican rivals to become the party's nominee. >> i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the united states. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: vowing to make america great again with his tough stance on law and order.
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the terrorism of our cities threaten our very way of life. >> reporter: and immigration. >> we are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration. >> reporter: he squared off against hillary clinton in three debates. >> he is unfit, and he proves it every time he talks. >> you are the one that's unfit. the problem is you talk but you don't get anything done, hillary. >> reporter: but when it came down to it, when america voted, he clinched victory. >> the next president of the united states, donald trump. thank you. it's been an honor. >> reporter: and this morning, a sign we have entered a new era in this country. twitter, donald trump's preferred form of communication with a new title. you see it there. donald j. trump, president-elect of the united states. now, guys, eventually donald trump will take over the potus twitter account, president of the united states, and guys, so
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shocked. but the clues were right in front of us and here's one example, george. the president of the united states, 11.4 million twitter followers. donald trump, 13.5 million. more popular than the president. you can argue, george. >> 13 million. okay, tom llamas, thanks very much. amy robach here as well. you were at that new york hilton last night, the trump headquarters completely opposite experience from what robin had. night started out. they seemed uncertain, a little bit shaky, and then the mood rose all through the night. >> quite an arc to say the least, georg somber almost there at the hilton. definitely a subdued election party headquarters, and the group was small. the media outnumbered the invited guests for a large part of the early part of the night, and they were definitely not in a celeb ratory mood. then the people started coming in. you saw more people starting to gather and then the crowd took a 180-degree turn. i took this video chanting, cheering, singing. they were drinking and booing hillary clinton throughout the
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before 3:00 in the morning when the election was finally called, the crowd went wild. standing room only. but when trump came out i have to say there was another tonal shift. when he thanked hillary clinton for her service and a hard fought fight, and his crowd of supporters, completely turning around and giving her a round of applause. >> i want to ask you about that. we saw john podesta came out to the clinton gathering and say they weren't going to say anything tonight, chanting lock her up. >> they were booing and chanting, lock her up. it was an angry response and it them turn around and applaud for her when trump thanked her, it was quite remarkable. >> amazing stuff right there. okay. >> it was an arc of a different sort where i was. as we mentioned, you could feel the mood dramatically changing as results started pouring in. abc's cecilia vega was also there, and she has been covering hillary clinton's campaign every step of the way. and she joins us now from the peninsula hotel where clinton is resting after a very long night. good morning, cecilia.
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yeah. i'm not sure how much rest hillary got inside the hotel room behind me last night. you and i were in the room at different times and by the time i got there i think it was a completely different scene. i saw supporters crying. they were leaving early, staffers were hugging each other to say that this campaign is shocked this morning would be the understatement of this election cycle. hillary clinton is expected to give remarks later here -- later this morning as some point. we don't have details on that we're all exactly when that will happen. her team has been largely silent so far, which speaks to where their mindset is right now. they are trying to process exactly what it is that happened. her campaign chairman as george mentioned, did address supporters at the javits center overnight. take a listen to what he had to say. >> they're still counting votes and every vote should count. several states are too close to call. so we're not going to have anything more to say tonight. [ cheers and applause ] so listen.
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everybody should head home. you should get some sleep. we'll have more to say tomorrow. >> reporter: so a very defiant tone at that point in the night from the clinton campaign. chairman john podesta and then just 40 minutes later, you guys, hillary clinton we're told calls donald trump. he talks about it when he's on stage there for this concession phone call. outside of a tweet that hillary clinton had sent earlier in the night, we hasn't heard anything from her, and it ended up bein a cryptic tweet that foreshadowed, thanking her supporters for a long, hard fight and we are now again waiting for hillary clinton to come out to say again that they are stunned. this is a campaign that went in thinking they had this in the bag yesterday, robin, and now many are just in complete shock. >> and many are anxious to hear what she will say later this morning. thank you. george. >> thanks, robin. we are joined by donald trump's campaign manager, kellyanne conway.
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this morning. how does it feel to manage the bigs upset in history? >> it feels absolutely euphoric. this was a campaign for the people and they have spoken and they want to go in a new and different direction and want different leadership and mr. trump and governor pence did a fabulous job taking their case directly to the people. we faced an avalanche of criticism, naysayers, every single day and i'm just so proud that the people overcame that. this is really a victory for them. >> take us inside trump tower last night. describe the moment that donald trump knew he would be the 45th president of the united states. >> well, he admitted later than some of the other of those of us in the senior staff. i mean, i think it was when we -- we were able to -- we were able to protect our core four, ohio, iowa, florida and north carolina, those four states and then we always intended to add to those maybe with a michigan or a pennsylvania. nevada plus new hampshire, so we were able to do it with a combination of states.
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heart state since i took over as campaign manager. our reach state if you will. and first first time in almost 30 years, it went republican at the presidential level. so that helped put us over the top. and i think it was when mr. trump got to about 254 electoral votes, started to to the hotel, and we planned to go there and do what we had been doing all night just watch the returns and your network and others and just wait to see how the states went and who would win. we had some indication that some of the prognosticators were changing their predictions and going the way of trump/pence but when we arrived, i received a call from huma abedin. i handed the phone to mr. trump, and he spoke to secretary clinton. they had a very gracious exchange. >> can you tell us more about it. >> i heard the donald trump side of it because i was standing next to him. as i understand it secretary clinton commended donald trump on a hard-fought race, and congratulated him for his victory. and he told secretary clinton she's a very smart, very tough
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he respects her and her family. very pleasant exchange and then mr. trump spoke to president obama later on. we look very much forward to mr. trump and president obama, secretary clinton and many, many other leaders in this country to come together to help unify and heal the country. >> that was the core message of his speech last night. saying we have to bind the wounds of the nation. so what is donald trump going to do to do that as president? >> well, you heard him last night, george, say he's going to be the president of all americans, and that would include those that did not who don't want him to be the president. and that's a really great way to start one's presidency. is to let everyone know that impb will be treated the same. he has been very specific about some of the things he would do. he told last night he said i would like to tell the world community i will always put america first but i also will treat everyone fairly around the globe and he looks forward to making good on some of his promises in short order. he'll go to washington with a republican house and republican senate, so he'll have the
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plan that he has been talking about. >> he also spoke many times during the campaign including the debates about appointing a special prosecutor to pursue hillary clinton. is he still going to do that? >> we have not discussed that at all and he certainly didn't discuss it on his brief phone call with mrs. clinton. >> and he'll have a choice, open seat no doubt now for the supreme court. does he have a short list? >> we do and mr. trump has been very public about who is on that list. he's also committed to elevating somebody who is already on that list as his supreme court justice, but i think what's really important is he is given a job description as to what he feels the supreme court justice should be and do. it should be somebody who adheres very closely to the constitution. doesn't make up the law as they go along, doesn't have a political agenda so the 19 or so men and women he has put forth certainly fit that description and we look forward to filling that supreme court vacancy and probably some experts expect
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>> final question. was this victory even more sweeping than you dreamed of? >> it is, george, because it's real. we saw it coming for a few weeks. i know i talked on air on abc and elsewhere that we just modeled the electoral differently and saw some things a little bit differently. it's really sweet because i have been to these rallies with mr. trump, and you can't help but be moved by the people that stand in line for four or five hours just to be there to show their support, and to share his vision and his values for the future. so i'm really happy that they got their wish yesterday. >> kellyanne conway, thanks very much. big job ahead. >> thank you. all right. george, thank you. we just learned that president obama has invited donald trump for a meeting tomorrow at the white house. and take a look at the headlines here in new york. donald trump's hometown. they show what a stunning victory this was, and we're going to bring in abc's jon karl. there you see the headlines right now. we'll bring in jon karl for a
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you're there at the board again. take us state by state, the breakdown. >> i mean what happened here, robin, donald trump won in all the states he needed to win and then he won in states that virtually nobody thought he had a chance of winning. so first, he won in florida. he won in north carolina, and take a look at ohio. not only did he win in ohio, but he won a victory in ohio of eight points. it was basically a landslide victory for donald trump in the state of ohio, but story, and the real reason why donald trump is the president-elect of the united states is what happened in the industrial midwest. look at this. he won in the state of pennsylvania. a state that hasn't gone republican since 1988. he won in the state of wisconsin, a state that hasn't gone republican since 1984 and although we haven't called michigan yet with 95% of precincts reporting, he has a lead in the state of michigan. an absolute route in these states that really few people
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>> few people thought he had a chance to win and saw one commentator, van jones, call this a whitelash. we saw white working class voters especially in the places you just saw come out in droves. >> absolutely. let's take a look at those demographics. the biggest single factor in donald trump's victory here was white voters as you mentioned, george, but especially white voters without a college degree. look at this. he absolutely -- absolute landslide among those voters and here when you look further at the nonwhite votes, some very interesting things. okay? not surprisingly, he got killed among african-american voters, getting only 8%. hispanic voters, he got 29%. asian-american voters, he got 29%. but consider this. for each of those three groups, african-americans, hispanics, asians. he outperformed mitt romney. donald trump did better than mitt romney among nonwhite voters. >> that is really the key right there and the consequence is profound because right now
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house, the house and the senate. they're going to get a pick on the supreme court. >> let's take a look at where that all breaks down. we have first of all in the senate, good evening got 51 seats right now, and there is still the outstanding senatesta hampshire. they could pick up another. that's much better than anybody expected in the house. they still have a commanding majority in the house, 230 and counting and, george, he could have up to three supreme court picks as president of the united states. >> sweeping election victory for donald trump. >> we will have more on the election coming up. we'll hear from our powerhouse team, and that's here with us in the studio, but first, let's go to ginger with the weather. >> and it is a mild times square this morning. [ cheers and applause ] mood and weather. 56 degrees. the temperature and that is an average high so look at this with the warmth comes drought and comes fire. the video from georgia, parts of west north carolina haven't seen rain in more than 75 days. the warmth is going to stick. seattle was 70 yesterday. let's get to the warm cities now
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coming up, much more on how donald trump's victory happened. we'll talk about that and how he can move on from this election and what you should tell your children. plus, we're going to have the world as they react this morning. as president vladimir putin shares a message for donald trump. that and more coming up right here on "gma." morning. as president vladimir putin shares a message for donald
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i pledge to every citizen of our land that i will be president for all americans and this is so important to me. >> donald trump after taking that call from hillary clinton last night where he learned he would be the 45th president of the united states, taking the stage to give that victory speech reaching out to all americans, america after one of the most stunning upsets in political history, one of the most divisive campaigns in history. >> he gave the speech in the wee hours of the morning. just a few hours ago. now all eyes on hillary clinton. she is expected to speak today, later today after calling donald trump overnight to concede. president obama also called trump following his victory to congratulate him and also invited trump to meet at the white house tomorrow. >> i don't know. i don't think anybody here got
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lot of people that are waking up now, to a surprise this morning about the news of donald trump being our 45th president, the markets seemed to have it figured out before the poll. and rebecca jarvis has been tracking them all night long at the stock exchange and good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning, michael. this caught wall street completely by surprise. most traders, veteran traders were expecting a completely different outcome and from the moment that donald trump appeared to be pulling ahead, that is when you saw stocks selling off overnight and around the world. at one time our dow futures were down as many as 850 points. the s&p 500 futures were down 5%. in japan, the mark selling off overnight more than 5%. in germany, france, the united kingdom those markets also selling off. it has gone between positive and negative. what is driving all this? it's the uncertainty. from the minute that donald trump was the presumptive president of the united states, stocks went more and more negative. wall street isn't quite sure
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after he gave his speech last night, it went more positive. still around the world this morning, we have seen a number of european markets sell off. and asian markets sold off overnight. a donald trump win because of the uncertainty and the unpredict ability of his candidacy are a lot like what we saw in the brexit over the summer. where in the first two days, we saw it sell off 5% and then bounce back. of course, traders have so much to digest, and what i'm hearing from the veteran traders who have been doing this for years, they say, stay tuned for more volatility. >> we'll talk our political team. tom llamas is back. along with matt dowd. martha raddatz and cokie roberts. let me start with you, matt. you were confident that hillary
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you said 90% to 95% chance. >> i said 95% then i said 96% so -- >> i love it. you're owning up to it supply told him he was crazy. >> you were basing this on the polls and people want to know how were the polls so wrong? >> i had a big helping of crow this morning before i got here. i took a look, 112 of 115 polls in the last four days had hillary clinton winning in this election. it's as historic, the demographics and all that, but i want to give you a couple of facts. first, there's about 6 million or 7 million votes out in california. hillary clinton is going to get a net of 2 million or 3 million more votes in california and going to win the popular vote by a fairly large margin, a million to a million-five. when this is over. right now, donald trump has less votes than john mccain did when he lost to barack obama in 2008, and mitt romney when he lost to
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and one of the things that i looked at for all of the work that everybody did, there was about 3 million to 4 million democrats that did not show up and vote yesterday in the course of this election. this election will have the lowest turnout percentage wise in 20 years. >> you mentioned that popular vote. we'll see what happens and if hillary clinton does win it. this will be the fourth time in history that's happened. one candidate wins the popular vote, and loses the electoral college, and republicans entering the white house all four of those times. >> yeah, and it's an amazing set of circumstances and i did say i was going for the football analogy. i said the only good news about this, i said the detroit lions had a better chance of winning the super bowl than donald trump of becoming president. so my detroit team must go to the super bowl. >> to be fair to matt, you also always predicted it would be a very low turnout. >> yes. that was something that you have been saying all along. >> i get a little march. >> and all through this people were talking about long lines and early voting and all of that huge turnout. didn't happen. >> did not happen. martha raddatz, you spent a lot
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you questioned donald trump during those debates about national security issues. what about donald trump as commander in chief? >> well, i think that is obviously key. he is not just president, he is commander in chief of our military. and right now we are in a conflict in iraq that continues and a conflict in afghanistan, look what's happening in libya, and look what's happening in yemen. they'll have to figure out going forward. >> he told them they didn't know what they were doing in iraq. >> yeah. he said the generals have been reduced to rubble. he said that they are telling the country things they shouldn't be telling people. >> he knows more than the generals now. >> yes. and i think people right now, who are fighting that battle in mosul or training and assisting those iraqis in iraq, or in afghanistan are wondering what's next. what will he do? all along he's saying we'll bomb the hell out of isis. we're kind of doing that right now, but will he pull back those
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there? those are decisions he'll have to make very, very quickly. >> on the other side, cokie, we saw that hillary clinton didn't deliver a concession speech yesterday. what do we expect to hear from her when she does and what is her role now? >> well, i think that she will give a gracious concession speech. i mean, you have to feel very badly for her. you know, what a hard fought campaign, and she has got to be like she has let all kinds of people down. not only her supporters, but all of those women who were hoping to s tough for her. but i think she goes forward, and she can do all kinds of things. she can go to the u.n. she can make that foundation something where she really is head of it and out working in the world, making life better for children and women all around the world. she has many talents and she will be able to exercise them. the question is whether donald
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those talents, and it would surprise me if that were true but it would be a smart thing to do. >> tom, let's end with you. you have been with donald trump from day one. even going toe-to-toe with him. a couple of times during the campaign. a lot of people want to know what kind of administration do you think he'll form? >> one thing i learned about him he sometimes rewards loyalty over talent, so i would say the first person i see in a trump administration would be rudy giuliani. he became his rottweiler always by his side always ready to attack. yesterday he made a point to bring in reince priebus up on stage. trump is an outsider. he is sound surrounded largely by outsiders, but reince is an insider and will have a republican senate and republican house and going to need someone to guide him so maybe chief of staff. jared kushner, someone rich, successful, the trump whisperer and let's not forget his son-in-law married to ivanka so maybe becomes a senior adviser and i think kellyanne conway has a role in the white house.
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relationship with her. she is much more i'd say pleasant than some of the people trump has surrounded himself with and yesterday he gave her a very big hug up on stage and i think he's been very proud of her, and trump will remember that winning team, which is kellyanne conway, david bossie and steve bannon. we'll see those two have a role, as well. >> relatively small circle. of course, that state of wisconsin we talked about played such a crucial role in putting donald trump over the top last night. also gave speaker of the house paul ryan a win there, and the republicans holding on. and we go to mary bruce. the home of paul ryan. mary. sorry amy. >> reporter: donald trump did something that no republican has done since ronald reagan in 1984, turning this blue state red. he was propelled by wisconsin's large white working class population and also a big enthusiasm gap for hillary clinton. trump also got a last-minute unexpected boost from someone you mentioned lives right up the
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ryan. in the last final days he urged his supporters to get out and vote for trump. george. >> paul ryan and donald trump had such a contentious relationship. paul ryan basically called donald trump's accused him of saying racist things during the campaign. dragged his feet on endorsing him, finally said he would vote with him. now they'll have to work together. >> reporter: yeah. these two could not be more different. both personally and politically. their relationship so tense at times paul ryan wouldn't want to say his name publicly. now there are ryan is trying to build bridges. he reached out to him last night, called had him to congratulate him and looking forward to working hand and hand with the next administration. donald trump is going to have to find a way to work with congress if he wants to get anything done. paul ryan has his own way to do things, but he has to secure his job as speaker, and he needs the blessing of donald trump.
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house, mary bruce, thanks very much. when we come back we'll talk about how these results could shape the supreme court. plus the potential challenges donald trump will face in the white house.
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back now with more from our experts. so much to dig into. right now, we have abc's terry moran along with brian ross, our chief investigative correspondent, alex castellanos, kristen soltis anderson and stephanie cutter. >> they have been so patient. >> sitting with us all through the night. terry, you're the chief foreign correspondent now, but you have covered supreme court for many years. there has been a vacancy for years, president obama's choice has zero chance. >> merrick garland, the man forgotten. president obama put him forward. a relatively moderate democratic judge who he thought the republicans could accept, but they stonewalled them from the get-go, and it paid off. donald trump will fill that seat. and maybe more. ruth bader ginsburg is in her
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have talked, bandied about the idea of retiring, and so the supreme court was front and center, especially for so many conservatives, and he has floated a list of almost two dozen names of people he says from that list he will put on the supreme court. they are mostly white, they are strong constitutional conservatives. interestingly some of them very libertarian would probably find unconstitutional some of the things that donald trump proposed but they are in the chamber. >> democrats will have to face a choice. you heard some say, wait, maybe we leave that open if hillary clinton wins. now the democrats have 47 seats in the senate, not enough to block unless they decide to filibuster and if they go full out on that, we could see fights again and again and again. >> right. they could do what some republicans were threat tong do,s do, which is to say, eight is
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it's not written in the constitution. up to the congress and if one party decides no the to confirm any justices you end up with eight. that's going to be very hard to maintain. they'll want to essentially reserve their capital for more -- for other kinds of battles. bottom line, donald trump is going to shape the supreme court for decades to come. >> that's one of the reasons so many voters we heard from that's why they voted for him. >> that's right. when martha went out and when i went out there you talk to trump voters and supreme court was one of the number one issues, especially the second amendment. s gun rights as defined by justice scalia in that d.c. versus heller case. >> what potential problems lie ahead for trump? >> as president he won't be able to avoid a series of very troubling legal and financial issues, tax issues that grow out of his business dealings. he's set to go on trial at the end of this month in a civil lawsuit over fraud involving trump university. he said he would testify and attend the trial. he also now faces continued audit of his taxes. he will appoint the next
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service whose employees will conduct the audit. as well, there is an investigation by the new york state attorney general into the trump foundation and questions about how he establishes something that prevents a conflict of interest between his business and his dealings as president. he said he would turn over all of his business to his children. he called it a blind trust but experts tell us that's hardly blind at all. >> wow. >> yeah, that's not a blind trust if your children run it. that's very clear. so one question for each of the two republican strategists and a democrat. alex, you predicted the trump victory. how surprised are you but what is the most important thing, the single most important thing that donald trump has to do now that he is president-elect? >> predicting the trump victory, one in a row. let's go to las vegas here. the single most important thing he has to do now is do more of what he did last night, i think that speech last night was kind. magnanimous, inclusive.
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he appealed to one voter primarily. white, slightly less educated america. he did attract some women, but it wasn't a broad coalition. he is president of all america now. >> kristen. >> i think not only does he have to make sure he's representing all of america, but he needs the stick to the part of his message that resonated with so many people, to make sure there's no special treatment the top, and make sure you do the sorts of things that makes sure everybody is playing by the same set of rues and people who work hard get a fair shake in this economy and that may mean sort of taking on interests within his own party as well as taking on interests within the democratic party. it's what the voters have sent him to washington to do. >> last word from you, stephanie. so the democrats. where do they go from here? what do they do now? >> i think we've got half the country who feels like their voices were finally heard and then you have the other half who are scared by a trump presidency as of the exit polls yesterday.
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sexism. he has to address that. and reach out. you know, maybe to the gold star family that he insulted after the democratic convention. find ways to reach out symbolically, but also in real terms. >> he said he would do it. we'll see what happens. coming up in just two minutes the massive reaction around the world to last night's results. >> thank you all very much. ery . but with crayola color wonder... it doesn't have to be. because the fun stays on the page... and doesn't go anywhere else. don't you wish life could be this mess-free? all magic, no mess. color wonder. find it in the crayola aisle.
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>> reporter: good morning, amy. that's right. vladimir putin was one of the very first to congratulate donald trump on his victory and went on state tv just a short time ago saying he hopes for the restoration of full time format russian-american relations. earlier he said they're in a state of crisis. if there is any doubting the mood here, the the state duma. when they burst into applause when they heard and many see this victory for trump as a victory for putin. amy. >> all right, alex, thanks so much. so many weighing in. i heard from canada's prime minister, as well, congratulating donald trump. nearly every country doing the same, germany, england, et cetera. >> reaction will continue on the shock waves around the world. much more on the big election
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the biggest upset in presidential history. [ cheers and applause ] a stunning victory overnight for donald trump. he is now said to become the 45th president of the united states and vowing to unite the country. >> i say it is time for us to come together as one united people. >> can the ultimate political outsider heal the rifts that he helped cause? >> now it's time for america to bind the wounds. >> the billionaire businessman and former reality star promising to heal america after one of the most contentious campaigns ever. >> the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. >> his new message of unity. and this morning, big questions about how to talk to your children after this nasty and bruising campaign. what do parents say to their sons and daughters?
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good morning, america. the shock waves rocking across the country, around the world right now. america waking up to a surprising, stunning result this morning. donald trump in an upset becomes president of the united states 45th president of the united states. "people" magazine already out with their president trump cover. th >> there are a lot of people with big questions about what to say to their children this morning after the hard fought campaign with all the insults going back and forth. it was a toxic political climate that parents are having a hard time explaining to their children. this is the topic at so many of your breakfast tables right now and we're going to get into how to deal with that. >> a lot of tough conversation. a lot of emotional conversations all across the country, emotional night, and we want to
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he has been with donald trump since day one. let's go back to him. >> he predicted an election day shocker and he delivered. he tapped into the polls of the american voter more than anyone else could. he started today, and he has sent out his first tweet promising to come together, but also that the forgotten men and women will never be forgotten again. he made a speech at 3:00 this morning. he was tired and campaigning like a madman, but his tone was civil, and branch to hillary clinton. sdp >> i mean, she fought very hard. [ cheers and applause ] hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time. and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. >> donald trump promised his supporters so many things.
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rip up trade deals and eradicate isis. can he do it? >> that is the question. we go back to cecilia vega here in new york city for more on hillary clinton's reaction overnight. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. a very chaotic scene here in manhat manhattan. this is a room filled with supporters, and friends and big supporters of hillary clinton. many people are still upset. many people don't know what's going on. this w addresses her supporters since donald trump became the presid president-elect overnight. we are expecting her to extend an olive branch to say thank you. this is a shock to this crowd. they had no idea what they were expecting last night. we even saw a magazine cover that hillary -- an early run, that hillary clinton was signing on monday showing that they were ready to take this race. they thought this was theirs, but robin, as you can see right here, a very different scene happening here in manhattan this
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>> thank you, cecilia. now amy has the morning's other top headlines. >> we are watching wall street. global stocks plummeted earlier today in reaction to trump's election, some of the losses after trump's victory speech at one point. dows were down 800 points overnight, but climbed back this morning. most stock traders have been banking on a clinton victory. in addition to trump's victory, republicans retained control of the u.s. senate. republicans also kept control of the house with democrats making just a modest gain. in oakland, california, overnight, dozen of people apparently protesting the
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police say one protester suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car while blocking traffic. and the arizona sheriff known for his crackdown on immigration has lost his bid. he was running for his seventh term. he is facing federal charges for defying charges to target latinos. and voters in at least three states have approved the recreational use of marijuana. they are california, nevada and massachusetts. new gun control measures failed to pass in maine. wage increases have been approved in four states. and finally, an image of unity this morning. the empire state building lit up in red, and they are featuring a picture of donald trump. new york may be a solidly blue
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beacon of red over new york city. red is the color of my eyes as well at this point. just thought i would say that because of no sleep. >> all right, lara. what do you have? >> i have political "pop news." taylor swift was the top political search. the list of top five names people wanted to know the voting hasn'ts of. monica lewinsky, george bush, and he has kept quiet on who she voted for, but he did get political on instagram sharing a f photo of her standing in line encouraging her followers to get out and vote. were you surprised by that? >> young people. >> yep. >> young people. also in "pop news," many americans soothing their nerves
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i don't know why i was searching, but there was a trump-tini with cranberry juice and vodka. it's a margarita with mixed sugar and salt, and another recipe that was a popular search was the white russian. drinking games also popular. if they heard the term, too close to call, they would have had alcohol poisoning. >> heard that a lot. >> you did great job by the finally, switching gears happily to our mission pawsible, showing anything is possible. we have found homes for drum roll please [ drum roll ] 2,042 shelter dogs including toby. he found a home! the oldest dog in a pennsylvania shelter has a home.
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back here on "gma," and there's donald trump and his team taking it all in last night. the president-elect thanking his family and his many supporters. it has been a tense election season revealing a deep partisan divide. >> and moments like the ones you're about to see have many asking, how does the country move forward? let's take a look. >> such a >> you could put half of trump's supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. >> she doesn't have the look. she doesn't have the stamina. >> he tried to switch from looks to stamina but this is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs. >> she's a world class liar. just look at her pathetic e-mail server statements or her phony landing. >> it's not okay to insult people. it's not okay. and look at what he does.
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nasty. all the time. >> hillary clinton is guilty. she knows it. the fbi knows it. the people know it. >> imagine with me what it would be like to have donald trump sitting in the oval office come next january. [ boos ] >> the clintons are the sordid past. we are the bright future. >> it's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of donald trump is not in charge of the law in our country. >> because you'd be in jail. >> at least i have a plan to fi >> no wonder you've been fighting isis your entire adult life. >> donald supported the invasion of iraq. >> wrong. >> that is absolutely -- >> wrong. >> -- proved over and over again. >> when you try to act holier than thou it doesn't work. >> i have a feeling by the end of the evening i will be blamed for everything that's ever happened. >> why not? >> why not, yeah. why not. >> and joining us now with how we can bring voters from both sides of the aisle together "the
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author of "hillbilly elegy," j.d. vance and lz granderson, lz and j.d. good morning. >> good morning. >> you read his book after you met. >> we have a cd coming out. >> that's good. you know, don't have to tell you both there's a lot of anger out there on both sides and we'll say that trump's speech was all about unity. talking about bringing people together, but how is he going to do that with clinton voters feeling how they are feeling this morning? >> a lot will have to do with president obama, as well. he's going to have to find a way to, one, encourage his base that all the progress that was made during his administration is not going to go away in one presidential term. and then, two, realize that we still need to work together as a nation and that we may be able to get the frustration out on social media, but we can't go
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calling each other vicious names and we need to start offering each other olive branches. >> j.d., your book really gets inside the hearts and minds of white working class voters who voted in overwhelming numbers for donald trump and at the heart of it, they feel betrayed by everybody, by just about every single elite so the question is now, that donald trump is in charge, how does he reach out across the aisle, reach out to others without making them feel betrayed again? >> yeah. well, i don't think a lot of folks it's euphoria, and vindication so it's not going to be hard -- i should say it's not going to be easy for him to totally lose his core base of support. i think he'll earn people's respect. i heard a lot cheer when he made his gracious speech and -- and he needs to reach olive branches to the rest of the country. >> people need to be understanding. people waking up this morning feeling the way they do, people who said that say remember eight years ago, there was a group of people who woke up feeling how some people are waking up today because.
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understand about one another and these feelings that we have? >> i mean, i think at the end of the day, one of the things that stuck out to me most about donald trump's speech was forgotten people and i think when you think about that in terms of your own individual life, there have been moments at which all of us have felt as if our government wasn't listening to us. african-americans have felt it. lgbt community has felt it. women have felt it and heterosexual white males have also felt it, and i think if you have that understanding, that's a good starting point in dropping a national conversation. >> one of the main targets of the voters was the republican establishment in washington, now donald trump has to work with them as well. >> there is that right so one of the big challenges not just governing effectively, but somehow bringing the broad republican establishment, the
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governing coalition so because i think we've learned over the past few years the republican party hasn't worked especially well at governing and trump is going to have to figure out how to put that house back together so we can actually get some things done. >> we all would agree with that. >> one thing that help is to ease the tension, this is a candidate that was endorsed by the newspaper of the kkk. so as racist things happen, as he goes on around the nation and continues to have rallies when those racist things appear it would be helpful for the national conversation if he addresses it. >> it would be very helpful. all right. jz -- j.d., lz. >> i wish i had jay z's money. >> i'll look for that cd when it comes out. it's a very conversation. thank you for having it with us this morning. appreciate that. coming up, donald trump's path to the white house. the decisions and relationships that defined him and led him to
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who dat are 4-4 now. >> yes, they are. >> yes. now we have that election shocker. donald trump pulling off a big win this morning, or amy, you were at the headquarters at the hilton and talked about how it was somber e then it got exciting, and i guess you have something on the rise to the presidency for donald trump. >> it's true. you know when those followers, those supporters were there in the early part they did not believe that they would be attending a victory party, in fact, donald trump's chance of winning was seen as a long shot by most but last night the republican candidate, donald trump, pulled off an amazing upset going from billionaire businessman to reality star to
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>> reporter: donald trump making history overnight. >> i have just received a call from secretary clinton. >> reporter: the 70-year-old's presidential run beginning just blocks away in june 2015. >> i am officially running for president of the united states, and we are going to make our country great again. >> reporter: his road to the white house, the most untraditional in history. ? money money money ? >> reporter: the billionaire businessman best known as a reality tv star as host of "the apprentice." >> you're fired. you're fired. you're fired. >> reporter: hinting at a potential run many times. >> i'm really considering whether or not i can win. >> reporter: finally making it a reality, defeating 16 republican nominees in a long shot primary. >> i didn't take the property. >> the net result was -- >> reporter: accepting the nomination in july.
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accept your nomination for the presidency of the united states. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: it was the 1970s when the real estate mogul first started his business career marrying his first wife ivana, mother to his three children donald jr., ivanka and eric, later expanding his brand, building luxurious resorts and condos around the world in the 1980s. the multimillionaire even becoming a best-selling author with his book, deal." but the 1990s beginning with the contentious divorce from ivana and married marla maples and later welcoming daughter tiffany. even with a number of bankruptcies, the new millennium saw a rebound for trump bolstered by his tv reality stardom, and in 2005, marrying for a third time. his star-studded wedding to slovenian model melania trump even attended by the clintons, the couple becoming parents to barron in 2006, trump's fifth child.
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keeping his eyes on politics starting the birther movement, president obama taking aim at trump during the 2011 correspondents' dinner. >> tonight for the first time, i am releasing my official birth video. [ laughter ] >> reporter: those jokes thought to have inspired trump to self-fund his run for the presidency. >> now it's time for america to bind the wounds of division. we have to get together. >> reporter: and trump's america great again campaign certainly resonated with voters. we saw those iconic red hats everywhere last night following his victory. >> yeah. >> a lot of waving of the red hats. last night. >> and barron is the first son in the white house since jfk jr.
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welcome back to "gma," live from times square. there's got to be a morning after, and it is a huge morning here in times square, and across america. donald trump now the president-elect and across the country parents with big questions about what to say to their kids, how to deal with those tough talks with your family coming up. it's not so much that donald trump won. he won fair and square, it was the language and the tactics that were used during the campaign or as he called it the movement that some parents are having a tough time in explaining to their children. donald's own family supporting him down to the wire, and who he thanked especially, melania. the future first lady. >> for the most part she's kept a low profile. now she is poised to become only
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abc's mara schiavocampo is here with a closer look at just who melania trump really is. good morning, mara. in a really remarkable personal story, melania trump grew up in a formerly communist country, and said as a girl, she was inspire bid the election of ronald reagan. her own husband will become president an the nation is getting to know their next first lady. >> reporter: decked in white, take a late night victory lap with her husband, donald. the 46-year-old slovenian immigrant now the first foreign born first lady since john adams wife louisa. she met trump in 1998 when she was modeling in new york. the couple marrying in 2005 and welcoming son barron, a year later. melania telling abc news he was the reason she was largely absent from the campaign trail. >> my priority is my son, barron.
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>> reporter: in july, she was greeted warmly as she took the stage at the republican national convention. but her words widely criticized for bearing striking resemblance to michelle obama's 2008 dnc speech. >> you work hard for what you want in life. >> that your word is your bond that you do what you say you're going to do. >> that your word is your bond and you do what you say. >> reporter: after that, melania kept a lower profile, but just last state of pennsylvania to campaign for her husband, showing voters her more personal side. >> i'm an immigrant and let me tell you, no one values the freedom and opportunity of america more than me. >> reporter: melania revealing one of her biggest platforms as first lady will be combating cyberbullying. >> we have to find a better way to talk to each other. in this 21st century what's
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children, so to some adults as well, but we need to take care of children. >> hard to keep it away from your kids. >> it is but we need to teach them how to use it, that is right to say, what is not right to say and because it's very bad out there and children get hurt. >> reporter: and speaking of social media, melania said she does give her husband advice on his twitter posts. she said she also wants to focus on women and children's issues, as first lady and, she says she's never been to the white house but, of course, that's all going to change. >> that's all about to change. know she said women and children, also cyberbullying. i want to ask you, cokie. what do you expect melania will step up and support? >> first of all it's going to take her some time. she's never been in this position. it's going to be very hard. it was hard for michelle obama having never been first lady of a state, and it takes some time just to figure out how to -- what your voice is and what are the issues where you can make a difference. she does have a young child, we saw, poor barron trump in the middle. clearly having gotten out of bed
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but she has said that cyberbullying, something she's going to take on which would be useful. she could start with her husband, but she also, when she says women and children's issues, there are lots of those that she can certainly take up. michelle obama has said that it will be her life's work for the rest of her life to promote let girls learn which is keeping girls in school around the world. this is an abc news special report. election 2016. now reporting, george stephanopoulos. >> and we are coming on the air right now because hillary clinton about to appear in new york. there you see tim kaine, her vice presidential running mate. let's listen in. she will concede to donald trump. >> i'm proud of hillary clinton
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great history maker. in everything she has done as a civil rights lawyer and first lady of arkansas, and first lady of this country, and senator. and secretary of state. she has made history in a nation that is good as so many things, but has made it uniquely did it f -- difficult for a woman to be elected. she became if first main party nominee as a woman to be president, and last night won the [ cheers and applause ] that is an amazing accomplishment. it is an amazing accomplishment. i'm proud of hillary clinton
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yu, she has held fast a dream. she was inspired at a young age that an epiphany, that if women and children do well, that's a best barometer that a society does well. she would have made history in one sense, but we have never had a president who has made their whole career about the empowerment of families and children, and i was as excited about that in the oval all of a sudden as my friend, hillary, there and make history as the first woman president. i'm excited and proud of hillary because she has built such a wonderful team. there is a -- [ cheers and applause ] -- there is a beautiful and kind of comical parable in the testament of the vineyard owner who says, i'm going to hire you
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full day, and hires people at noon, and pays them the same for a half day, and those who started early, they say, hold on. you know, we don't walike that, that you are treating them as well as you're treating us. this is what i have known so well about hillary. a team she has assembled over the years, a team that is so deeply loyal to her, because she is loyal to them is inspiring. but i have seen that same degree of loyalty and compassion and se recent folks who have joined team. the folks that came to the vineyard with just one hour to go. her loyalty and compassion to hillary and bill. if you are with you, you're with you, and that is just something so remarkable, and finally, i'm proud of hillary because she love this is country. [ applause ] nobody -- nobody --
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nobody had to wonder about hillary clinton, whether she would accept an outcome of an election in our beautiful democracy. nobody had to ask that question. nobody had to doubt it. she knows our country for what it is. she knows the system that we have, and in its warts and blemishes, she is deeply in love with it and accepts it. she has been in battles before if it didn't go her way, woke up the next day that's something that is obvious to everybody. obvious to everyone. i want to thank hillary clinton for asking ann and i to join this wild ride. about a week before, she asked if i would be her running mate, and i went up to westchester, and we sat down with hillary and bill, and with chelsea and mark and charlotte and aidan for about three hours of conversation to try to determine
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when we got in the car to head to the airport, i said, i don't know whether we're going to be on the ticket or not, but we're going to remember those three hours for the rest of our lives and now we will remember the last 105 days we have had for the rest of our lives. i'll say this. hillary and i know well the wisdom and words of william faulkner. they killed whooped us yet. [ cheers and applause ] they killed us. but they ain't whooped us yet. because -- because -- [ cheers and applause ] -- because we know. we know that the work remains. we know that the dreams of empowering families and children remain, and in that work, that
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do as a nation, it is so comforting even at a tough time to know that hillary clinton is somebody until her very last breath is going to be battling for the values that make this nation great, and the values that we care so deeply about. so now join me in welcoming secretary hillary rodham clinton. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ]
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thank you. thank you all very much. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. thank you. thank you. so much. [ cheers and applause ] very rowdy group. thank you, my friends. thank you. thank you. thank you so very much. for being here. >> we love you! >> and i love you all too. last night, i congratulated donald trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. i hope that he will be a successful president for all americans. this is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for,
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win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. but i feel -- [ applause ] -- i feel pride and gratitude for this wonderful campaign that we built together, this vast, diverse, creative, unruly, energized campaign. you represent the best of america, and being your candidate has been one of the greatest honors of my life. [ cheers and applause ] i -- i know how disappointed you feel because i feel it, too. and so do tens of millions of americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. this is painful, and it will be
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but i want to you remember this. our campaign was never about one person or even one election. it was about the country we love. and about building an america that's hopeful, inclusive and big-hearted. we have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. but i still believe in america, and i always will. and if you accept this result, and then look to the future. donald trump is going to be our president. we owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power, and we don't just respect that. we cherish it. it also enshrines other things. the rule of law, the principle
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and dignity, freedom of worship and expression. we respect and cherish these values, too. and we must defend them. [ cheers and applause ] now -- and let me add, our constitutional democracy demands our participation. not just every four years, but all the time. so let's do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear. making our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top, protecting our country and protecting our planet and breaking down all the barriers that hold any american back from achieving their dreams. we have spent a year and a half
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people from every corner of our country to say with one voice that we believe that the american dream is big enough for everyone. for people of all races and religions, for men and women, for immigrants, for lgbt people and people with disabilities. for everyone. [ cheers and applause ] so now our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part. to build that better, stronger, fairer america we seek. and i know you will. i am so grateful to stand with all of you. i want to thank tim kaine and ann holton for being our
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it has been a joy getting to know them better, and it gives me great hope and comfort to know that tim will remain on the front lines of our democracy representing virginia in the senate. [ cheers and applause ] to our country owes you an enormous debt of gratitude. [ cheers and applause ]
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graceful, determined leadership that has meant so much to so many americans and people across the world. and to bill and chelsea, mark, charlotte, aidan, our brothers and our entire family, my love for you means more than i can ever express. you crisscrossed this country on our behalf and lifted me up when i even 4-month-old aidan who would travel with his mom. i will always be grateful to the creative, talented, dedicated men and women at our headquarters in brooklyn and across our country.
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you poured your hearts into this campaign. for some of you who are veterans, it was a campaign after you had done other campaigns. some of you, it was your first campaign. i want each of you to know that you were the best campaign anybody could have ever expected or wanted. [ applause ] and to the mil volunteers, community leaders, activists and union organizers who knocked on doors, talked to neighbors, posted on facebook, even in secret, private facebook sites -- [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] -- i want everybody coming out from behind that making sure your voices are heard going
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to everyone who sent in contributions as small as $5 and kept us going, thank you. thank you from all of us. and to the young people in particular, i hope you will hear this. i have as tim said, spend my entire adult life fighting for whatad successes, and i have had setbacks. sometimes really painful ones. many of you are at the beginning of your professional, public and political careers. you will have successes and setbacks, too. this loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what's right is
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it is. it is worth it. and so we need -- we need you to keep up these fights now and for the rest of your lives. and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign and in me, i want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion. [ cheers and applause ]
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-- i know, i know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday, someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think right now. [ cheers and applause ] and to all the little girls who are that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. finally -- [ applause ] -- finally, i am so grateful for
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given to me. i count my blessings every single day that i am an american. and i still believe as deeply as i ever have that if we stand together and work together with respect for our differences, strength in our convictions and love for this nation, our best days are still ahead of us. [ cheers and applause ] because, you know, i believe we are stronger together and we will go forward together. [ applause ] and you should never, ever regret fighting for that. you know, scripture tells us, let us not grow weary in doing
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we shall reap if we lose heart. so my friends, let us have faith in each other. let us not grow weary or lose heart. for there are more seasons to come, and there is more work to do. i am incredibly honored and grateful to have had this chance to represent all of you in this consequential election. may god bless you and may god bless the united states of america. [ cheers and applause ] >> hillary rodham clinton. she came to the podium with a smile, and she started with strength, and cracked painful. clad in purple. you see her with her husband, bill clinton. both wearing purple, perhaps to signify we are stronger together.
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delivered that speech with grace, conviction and gratitude. saying she hopes donald trump will be a successful president, called on her supporters to accept this result, to accept donald trump as president with an open mind. give him the chance to lead, and cecilia vega, you have been with this campaign from the start. those supporters in the room with her, you could feel that raw emotion. >> reporter: hey, george. i'm struck by how quiet it is in here right now as she is ee this is her core group and top aides in the front row. i'm struck by what a gut-wr gut-wrenching thing this was for her to have to do. remember in 2008 she conceded to barack obama. she was moved on stage talking to young women and the women in this room who are still shocked by what happened. they are crying. let's not forget about the message of this campaign.
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campaigned all around this country for hillary clinton, and they believe this is an election about what's at stake in this country, and much more now that donald trump is the president-elect. to them, in very simplistic terms, this was about good versus evil, right versus wrong and justice. and they feel so much like that is out the door and out the window for them that they have lost that. she said that this was painful, and you could see that on her face, and i can see that it looked like president clinton was very angry, and her mate, tim kaine was near tears. shell shocked in this room. >> she did what she thought she must do as the defeated person in this election. cokie roberts, you have been here through defeats. she talked about writing that speech point of view concession. if it was hard to write, it was even harder to deliver. she said, i felt that i had let down so many people, including
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they're dreams with me. >> it must have been incredibly hard to do this. with all those people so disappointed. she did make her point after saying i wish him success, and that the constitution requires the peaceful transfer of power, but she said it also requires the rule of law, the dignity of every person, freedom of worship, and expression. respect for those and we must defend them, so she was making a point about some of the things that donald trump had said in the course of this campaign, but then in the end coming back around to that question of women and girls, and saying, i was proud to be your champion. getting through that must have been very tough, and particularly saying to the little girls, you know, that you are valuable, powerful and deserving of every opportunity that you want to pursue.
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had a valedictory feel. she did what she had to do as a defeated candidate for president. did you her her voice crack when she spoke to the young people working for her campaign? hoping they would carry on these fights. they. >> she said, i'm sorry we did not win this election. that was an i'm sorry. not just regret. she felt she let them down, and you could fee it. we'll hear shortly, george, from speaking in the rose garden, this election was a defeat for hillary clinton, but it was also a big defeat for president obama, who saw his legacy on the ballot, and now a president-elect coming in who has vowed to undo much of the biggest achievements, and accomplishments of his presid presidency. >> and just to underscore how shell shocked this clinton campaign is, you found a photo from just a day before where hillary clinton is signing a
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madame president. >> reporter: they had champagne they passed out to everyone in that cabin. and there's not one person who t thought they would lose. no one thought they would be here today. >> forward and make donald trump a successful president. we will be back shortly. president obama expected to speak in the rose garden at 12:15 eastern. pl please join us then. >> announcer: this has been a
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