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out of a possible 25 seats in the hawaii state senate, it is now totally and completely democratic there are 25 seats in the hawaii senate. there are 25 democrats in those 25 seats. hawaii! that does it for us tonight. we will see you again tomorrow. i swear. now it's time for the last word the big story is that america woke up this morning and was like -- >> did i do that? [ cheers and applause ] >> that's right. donald trump is going to be president. republicans hope he'll keep his promise to build a wall, and democrats hope he'll keep his promise not to accept the election results. >> happening this morning, president-elect donald trump is getting ready to make his first appearance at the white house. >> but it comes amid overnight protests across the country. demonstrators from the east coast to the west have flooded the streets, blocking traffic and condemning the election results. >> and hillary clinton, meanwhile, is asking her supporters to give donald trump
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the benefit of the doubt, while other democrats signal a willingness to find common ground with the new president-elect. ♪ good morning, everyone. it is thursday, november 10th. i'm alex witt alongside ali velshi. well, americans across this country have taken to the streets in anger over donald trump's victory in tuesday's election, protesting the man many say is not their president. thousands gathered in the streets of major cities, including chicago, houston, seattle, and oakland. here in new york city, demonstrators took their message directoly to the president-elect's home, marching more than two miles from the city's union square park to trump tower. this was video captured by rachel maddow's team right outside the msnbc offices as protesters completely shut down the city's very busy sixth
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avenue. then this was the scene outside trump tower as the crowd gathered, chanting slogans like "donald trump has to go" and carrying signs that read "trump makes america hate." across the country to oakland, california, demonstrations there took a more violent turn as police worked to keep those gatherings under control. one local reporter captured this video of people getting on top of police vehicles and smashing in the windows. then in new orleans, protesters set fire to a pinata-like depiction of the president-elect amid an otherwise peaceful demonstration. it was a similar scene in downtown los angeles as demonstrators burned an efigee head of donald trump. msnbc production assistant alex preston captured these photos of post-it notes lining the walls of one of city's subway station, carrying messages of descent and
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support. the new york city police department is faced with a unique challenge of guarding the president-elect at his current residence in the middle of the country's biggest city. a battery of concrete walls have been constructed, fortified by canine checks and heavy guns. temporary flight restrictions are over midtown manhattan and queens and brooklyn to last through inauguration day. helicopters and planes cannot pass through unless they are arriving or departing from heliports in manhattan. as another election concludes, so comes the transition of power. president obama will meet with president-elect trump in the oval office this morning to discuss the future of the country as well as policies that could be carried over. the president has ordered that trump, vice president elect mike pence and designated members of their team receive access to the president's daily briefing.
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the intelligence assessment with the nation's most highly guarded secrets. meanwhile, first lady michelle obama will greet melania trump in the east wing residence for their first meeting. and vice president joe biden called governor pence yesterday morning and invited him to the naval observatory for dinner. last night biden was honored by the world jewish congress, where he spoke briefly about the election and the next administration. >> there's a new transition going on, following an even more divisive campaign. one of the most divisive campaigns in modern american history. a number of my friends in the community are anxious about what it will mean for americans' commitment to israel. i stand here to tell you that i have no doubt, none whatsoever, that in the trump administration, there will be o
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lack of support as a consequence of this transition. even if the new administration were inclined to reduce commitment, which it is not, congress would never let it happen. the american people would never let it happen. >> all right. take a look over here at this. donald trump's presidential transition began its rollout yesterday, beginning with the seal. the white house on a red oval with the president-elect donald j. trump in blue on white lettering. the trump transition also included its website. it's called along with a twitter handle transition 2017 with a single tweet, working together we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the american dream. now, last night trump's transition chairman, new jersey governor chris christie, spoke with brian williams about the steps they've already taken. >> we've had a team of over a hundred people working since
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after the convention in july to prepare for a potential trump presidency. we're ready with a whole variety of things, not just personnel, but plans on policy implementation and reviewing of the current agencies in the government so that we know we can go in to january 20th and allow the president-elect and vice president-elect to hit the ground running. >> and names of potential trump administration appointees are beginning to come to light as bloomberg politics reports that senator jeff sessions of alabama is interested in defense. michael mccaul of texas is a contender to lead the homeland security committee. and bob corker of tennessee and john bolton both weighed for secretary of state. outside trump tower last night, retired lieutenant general michael flynn told nbc news, quote, i see myself helping donald trump in the government and our country succeed, when discussing a post in the administration. and former new york city mayor
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rudy giuliani, who was often at donald trump's side, is reportedly the favorite for attorney general, which he addressed on fox news last night. >> i see you as attorney general. >> well, i sure know the justice department. >> okay, that's a yes. there's little solace for democrats who will be out of power in both the white house and senate for the first time in a decade. hillary clinton phoned donald trump tuesday night to concede but did not address the thousands waiting for her in a new york ballroom. she emerged wednesday morning in another ballroom surrounded by tearful aides and supporters. >> 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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and i'm sorry that we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. 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 for a long time. and to the young people in particular, i hope you will hear this. i've had successes, and i've had setbacks. this loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it. and to all the women, i want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion. and to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt
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that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. >> well, president obama spoke soon after from the rose garden yesterday. obama put his differences with donald trump aside and called on the nation to unite behind the president-elect. the president also instructed his staff, including some members who are quite emotional during his address yesterday, to work for a smooth and successful transition. >> now, it is no secret that the president-elect and i have some pretty significant differences. but remember, eight years ago president bush and i had some pretty significant differences. president bush's team could not have been more professional or more gracious in making sure we had a smooth transition so that we could hit the ground running. and one thing you realize quickly in this job is that the
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presidency and the vice presidency is bigger than any of us. everybody is sad when their side loses an election. but the day after, we have to remember that we're actually all on one team. this is an intermural scrimmage. we're not democrats first, we're not republicans first, we are americans first. we're patriots first. we all want what's best for this country. that's what i heard in mr. trump's remarks last night. that's what i heard when i spoke to him directly. and i was heartened by that. >> the president called it an intermural scrimmage. he tried to put some normalcy to it, but this has not felt like intermural scrimmage. >> it's a lot to take in. in the wake of the e ex-will, several democrats are pledging
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to find ways to work with donald trump. senator elizabeth warren said, quote, president-elect trump promised to rebuild our economy for working people, and i offer to put aside our differences and work with him on that task. house minority leader nancy pelosi also signaled a willingness to find common ground, writing, as president-elect trump indicated, informsing in infrastructure is an important priority of his. we can work together to quickly pass a robust infrastructure jobs bill. outspoken supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg, meanwhile, appeared to be wearing her dissent bow yesterday. although, there were no decisions slated to go out yesterday. and we're also following the reaction from late-night television, which had a field day with trump's candidacy over the course of the election. here's a bit of what we heard last night. >> good news is based on this pattern of me being wrong on every one of my donald trump predictions, he's probably going
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to be a great [ bleep ] president. >> hillary underperformed among women, african-americans, hispanics, and young voters. really, the only place she did very well was among pollsters. they all had hillary clinton ahead. they were all completely wrong. they should shut that 538 down. that website should be closed in disgrace. >> after the results came in t donald trump gave a big victory speech. he said he couldn't have done it without the love of his life, his rock, his better half, fbi director james comey. >> i felt a lot of emotions last night and into today, some sadness, some anger, some fear, but i'm also aware that those are the same emotions a lot of trump supporters felt, emotions that led them to make their choice, and it would be wrong for me to think my emotions are somehow more authentic than their emotions. we're always better as a society when we have empathy for one
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another, so i would just say -- i would like to say to those trump voters, congratulations, i sincerely hope he addresses your concerns. i sincerely hope that if you felt forgotten, he won't forget you now. >> well done, guys. stl ahead, how some of the biggest players in the nba are reacting to the 2016 election results. plus, what donald trump's presidential victory could mean for the future of the supreme court. those stories and a check on weather when we come right back.
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governor maggie hassan. according to certified results put out by the new hampshire secretary of states, hassan leads with just over 1,000 votes. the north carolina governor's race, cooper leads mccrory by about 5,000 votes. cooper has declared victory. mccrory has vowed to make sure every vote has been counted. alex? >> super close races there. well, the budding administration of president-elect donald trump has thousands of positions to fill as they scale up to take over the white house, but there is one that is being watched most carefully, nominating a justice for the supreme court to replace antonin scalia. pete williams has more. >> reporter: it's a pressing issue for the new president, nominating a replacement for antonin scalia on the supreme court, with republicans keeping control of the senate, president obama's nomination of judge merrick garland, which languished for eight months, is now dead. trump earlier released two lists of potential nominees, mostly
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federal judges, many in the conservative mainstream. replacing justice scalia with another conservative won't change the makeup of the court, but there could be other vacancies coming. ruth bader ginsburg is 83. she turns 84 in march, though she will likely remain in a trump administration as long as her health permits. but anthony kennedy, a reagan appointee who has voted with the liberals on gay rights and abortion, is 80. and stephen breyer, appointed by bill clinton, is 78. in either of them were to be replaced by donald trump, the court would be more conservative and might revisit recent rulings against restricting access to abortion and favoring gay rights. >> with each of those, we have relatively recent decisions. so the court would have to reverse its earlier rulings, but if they had the votes to do that, i'm not sure they wouldn't. >> reporter: trump has said he thinks the core abortion rights ruling roe v. wade should be overturned, but he might need two more appointees beyond
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filling scalia's vacancy to have a chance at that. still, abortion rightings advocates are worried about more restrictions. >> while women might technically have the right under the constitution to choose an abortion, they wouldn't really be able to exercise that right. >> all right. let's get a check on your weather with wnbc meteorologist rafael miranda. i see no rain on this map. i see mild weather conditions and sun. >> yeah, it's unusual this time of year to see so little going on, but that's great news for travelers, if you have any plans today. high pressure dominating so much of the weather on this thursday. in the northeast, looking very nice. cool in boston, 53. the sun returns to the big apple. that'll be a nice mood booster here. 62 in d.c. also warming up in florida. 81, miami. even the midwest dealing with temperatures well above average. 62 in chicago. 66, st. louis. as you head into the mountains, 68 in denver. the southwest looking beautiful and warm. 90 in los angeles. 62 in seattle. even into tomorrow, not much
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change. we're locked into this pattern of high pressure, controlling much of the weather in the northeast and down across the south. maybe some rain begins to push into the northwest by friday. that's expected this time of year. 60 in seattle. 60 degrees in denver. plenty of beautiful weather, even into the weekend. we're going to see this stretch of high pressure continue for your outdoor plans. that's good news. >> great. a bit of positive news there. >> see, now, i don't know. even with this l.a. girl, 90 in november, that does not seem right. >> too warm, right? >> it'll cool down eventually. >> it's already been settled by this election. there isn't global warming. >> i forgot about that. >> okay. still ahead, patriots quarterback tom brady and coach bill belichick try to clear up their support of the new president-elect. that and more coming up next in sports with louis. simulation initiated. ♪ [beeping]
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and disappointed. i thought we were better than this. i thought, you know, the jerry springer show was the jerry springer show. >> and in the nfl, the patriots' tom brady and bill belichick attempted to answer questions regarding their perceived support for the president-elect. >> why did you give trump permission to talk about your political preferences at that rally at new hampshire in front of a national audience? >> why did i give him permission? so you're assuming i gave people permission. >> did you got give him
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permission to talk about your political preferences? >> i'm just going to talk about football this week. >> just fact checking, you did support trump, correct? just want to make sure. >> yeah, i talked to my wife, she said i can't talk about politics anymore. i think that's a good decision made for our family. >> coach belichick uncharacteristically spoke at length about the letter he wrote to trump, who shared it during monday's new hampshire rally. >> our friendship goes back many years, and i think anybody that's spent more than five minutes with me knows i'm not a political person. my comments are not politically motivated. my friendship and loyalty to donald, i write hundreds and letters and notes every month. doesn't mean i agree with every single thing a person thinks about politics, religion, and other subjects. i have multiple friendships that are important to me.
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that's what that was about. >> so belichick saying there no political motivation behind that letter. >> i wonder if tom brady's stance on politics is going to at all affect the way people perceive him and his ability on the field. >> not if his wife keeps control of the situation. he was pretty clear, what i said was without her permission. now she's in charge. >> that's right. listen to your wife. >> that's a good man. >> he's learning. still ahead, we're going to have more on those nationwide protests taking place overnight following the 2016 election results. plus, house speaker paul ryan, who had been a reluctant supporter of donald trump, weighs in on this presidential victory and we'll be right back.
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welcome back, everyone. i'm alex witt alongside ali velshi and louis burgdorf. the presidential transition is now under way. the office of the president-elect has launched its new transition website,, along with a new twitter handle, transition 2016. among those spotted in and out of meetings at trump tower yesterday, transition team chairman chris christie, trump's former campaign manager corey lewandowski, and trump adviser senator jeff sessions. mr. trump's election also means he now receives the same top-secret national security briefing as the commander in chief. meanwhile, across the country last night protests and
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demonstrations against trump's victory. thousands gathered in the streets of major cities like new york, chicago, houston, seattle, and oakland, while many of the protests were peaceful, there was some violence in oakland, where you see demonstrators here smashing in the windows of a police car. >> speaking from the rose garden yesterday, president obama put his differences with donald trump aside and called on the nation to unite behind the president-elect. the president also says he instructed his staff, some of them whom you can see emotional here during his address yesterday, to work for a smooth and successful transition. >> sometimes, you know, we move in ways that some people think is forward and others think is moving back, and that's okay. i've lost elections before. joe hasn't, but you know. >> remember, you beat me badly.
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>> that's the way politics works sometimes. we try really hard to persuade people that we're right. and then people vote. and then if we lose, we learn from our mistakes. we do some reflection. we lick our wounds. we brush ourselves off. we get back in the arena. we go at it. we try even harder the next time. i've said before, i think of this job as being a relay runner. you take the baton, you run your best race, and hopefully by the time you hand it off, you're a little further ahead, you made a little progress. and i can say that we've done that, and i want to make sure that handoff is well executed because ultimately we're all on the seam tame. >> excellent conciliatory
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message. anybody listening? of course, with the republicans now with inning the white house and retaining control of congress, much of the president's legacy is on the line, including his signature legislation, the affordable care act. the iran nuclear deal as well. the paris climate agreement as well as the temporary deportation relief for undocumented immigrants, who were brought here as children. now, the president did speak mostly about coming together yesterday. his press secretary, however, made clear that deep differences remain. >> t president had used forceful language in helping people understand exactly why he was so passionate in his support for secretary clinton. and those are authentic views that haven't changed. that's not just rhetoric. those aren't just slogans. those represent the president's actual views and preferences
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about the direction that he'd like to see the country go. election is over and it's been decided. the american people have decided. president obama didn't get to choose his successor. the american people do that. and they have chosen somebody that president obama disagrees with on a wide range of issues. and those disagreements in most cases aren't just minor disagreements but rather profound disagreements. >> tuesday's election put republicans firmly in control of washington's power structure, and now its leaders are gathering to make plans. house speaker paul ryan will meet with president-elect trump and vice president-elect pence today. they'll when discussing their agenda. in a news conference yesterday, the house speaker addressed the election's results. >> this is the most incredible political feat i have seen in my lifetime. this is something you have heard me say time and again. seven out of ten americans, they do not like the direction our
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country is going. many of our fellow citizens feel alienated and have lost faith in our core institutions. they don't feel heard. and they don't feel represented by those in office. but donald trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard. he connected in ways with people no one else did. he turned politics on its head. and now donald trump will lead a unified republican government. >> hillary clinton made her emotional concession speech yesterday. though clinton won the popular vote, trump stunned her campaign in the rust belt states they had believed to be firmly in their column. clinton wished donald trump well but also seemed to remind him of the values she holds most dear. >> we have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought, but i still believe in
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america and i always will. and if you do, then we must 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 that we are all equal in rights and dignity, freedom of worship and expression. we respect and cherish these values too. and we must defend them. >> now, later in the day, clinton's top brass, including john podesta and robby mook, addressed the staff. the campaign manager got a standing ovation from their team. and hillary clinton herself reportedly called in to thank them.
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already the post-game analysis has begun. "the washington post" reports that the clinton campaign, who was well known for its use of data analytics, was set to reveal more about its sixty algorithm. according to the paper, the system had its own server that could run some 400,000 simulations every day about how that race might unfold, which helped guide decisions about how to use resources. yet, for all that, the clinton campaign ended up losing states it thought safe, like wisconsin and perhaps michigan, which is right now leaning towards trump, louis. >> and alex, senator bernie sanders has released a statement in response to trump winning the election, though he offered no congratulations. he wrote in part, to the degree that mr. trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, i and other progressives are prepared to work with him to the degree he pursues racist, sexist, and anti-environmental policies, we will vigorously oppose him. while hillary clinton's run for president may be over, the probe into her use of a private e-mail server will apparently continue. representative jason chaffetz,
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chairman of the house overnight and government reform committee, says he still has a duty and obligation to investigate the former secretary of state regardless of the outcome of tuesday's election. it would be totally remiss of us to dismiss the e-mail investigation because she's not going to be president. he added he's not out to get her but rather to find the truth. meanwhile last night, potential attorney general rudy giuliani said he did not believe in political payback but that clinton was another story. >> you got a big choice there, and i don't know the right answer to it. there's one tradition in america, right, election is over, we forget about it. there's another tradition in america, which is equal justice under the law. it would depend on how bad the violations are. there has not been -- >> so you'd have to take a fresh look? >> well, the fbi is still investigating the clinton foundation. >> president-elect trump last month said he would appoint a special prosecutor to examine clinton's use of a private e-mail server. all right, louis. let's talk about financial markets.
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tuesday night in after-hours trading as voteds were being counted, there were big drops in asian markets that were open for trading. in u.s. stock futures. this had to do with the suddenness and unexpectedness of a trump victory, as is the likelihood that markets in asia were the only ones open. typically, when something sudden and unexpected happens, investors sell their stocks first and ask questions later. that selling sent the japanese stock market down about 5% in the end. as the reality of a trump victory sank in and experts had a chance to analyze which stocks and industries would do well under trump and which wouldn't, the losses got smaller and smaller until when u.s. markets opened on wednesday morning, yesterday morning. there were no more losses. even a slight gain initially. ultimately, investors figured it out, industries that would benefit. like those involved in infrastructure and those that would benefit from less regulation. pharmaceutica pharmaceuticals, utilities, telecoms, even coal.
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they bought lots of these stocks, causing a sizable gain by the time markets closed yesterday evening. following yesterday's u.s. rally, asian shares are gaining again this morning. cnbc's louisa joins us from london. good morning. how are you seeing this play out around the world? >> that was a great run through. it's exactly as you described, what happened. now today we're just seeing more of the same. so that little bit of positivity that started, which turned into a lot of positivity overnight for the asians, that's continued here through to the europeans in today's trade. worth noting also that in asia you saw the nikkei up by almost 7%. the topix up 3%. we're seeing a lot of green across almost all sectors. really, a lot of positivity from the financial and from at least the short-term trade perspective. of course, you're also asking questions. we need to digest and figure out
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what does it mean for the longer term. now people here are asking, is he going to be held to a lot of the promises that he's given us in the run up to the election? for example, with regards to people who have supported him on less regulation in the drug industry, for example, that's brilliant for the people investing in drugs in terms of buying stocks, but as a little person at home, do you really want your drug prices to go up? and is there going to be pushback on some of these things? people are questioning whether you're going to see the regret, regretting the breck, whether you're going to see a re-trump in some ways. >> good distinction. what's important to the market and investors may not be important to citizens. louisa, thank you. alex? >> i don't know how we spell that pp i'm going to work on that. anyway, still ahead, reaction from around the world to donald trump's victory, including a live report from russia and a closer look at the next first family. melania trump will not be the first model to serve in the role
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the white house will soon have a new first family, perhaps one unlike one that has ever lived there before. nbc's cynthia mcfadden gives us a look at the news residents of 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> reporter: donald trump marches to the beat of his own drum, surrounded by a small band of intimates, many of whom he's related to. he thanked them. >> i love you, and i thank you. this was tough. this was tough. >> reporter: and while they're not a traditional family, melania is his third wife and the kids have three different mothers, a first in presidential history, there is clearly a deep bond between them. >> you can't fake good kids.
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how about his amazing children? aren't they something? >> reporter: the glamorous mrs. trump speaks five languages, grew up behind the iron curtain, and will be only the second first lady to be born abroad since louisa adams. she's not the first model to fill the role of first lady. both pat nixon and betty ford were models too, though more demure. >> what does history tell us about the role that melania trump might play? >> history usually says that a first lady comes into this job and by the time she leaves, she's a very different person doing things that she never imagined. >> reporter: and mr. trump has said many times he will turn over his business to his three oldest children while he's in the white house. >> i have ivanka and eric and don sitting there. run the company, kids. have a good time. >> reporter: but he's also implied he might call on them for his administration. >> everybody would say, put ivanka in. >> reporter: but family appointments are tricky. a 1967 law prohibiting nepotism was passed after robert kennedy served as the attorney general
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for his brother. the white house will again have a child in residence. 10-year-old barron, who was the same age as malia obama was when she moved in. so good-bye three-story penthouse in trump tower and hello, white house. >> and our thanks to nbc's cynthia mcfadden for that interesting report, taking a look past and to the future. all right. a check on weather now. >> i wonder whether they're the first family ever to sort of really think, boy, we're really going to be slumming it, living in this white house. it's a little small, the view is not that great. >> probably, right? think about it. >> the view is -- >> i don't know. kennedys. >> it's interesting. the view is going to be fine today, by the way. raphael miranda from wnbc joins us. >> we need this today in the northeast. so gloomy yesterday. we had the drizzle, the cloud cover. all that is gone today. sunshine from boston to d.c. great traveling weather.
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high pressure in the midwest, where it's mild. in the 60s for chicago. tomorrow for your friday, we see rain moving in. a storm moves into the northwest. showers in places like seattle. let's talk about the weekend. you want to make some outdoor plans. looking good. high pressure just dominating the weather from coast to coast. 51, chilly on saturday in the northeast. probably the coldest day of the season so far. then we warm up a bit as you head into sunday, back to near 60. the sunshine just goes on and on. alex and ali, over to you? >> rafael, the creators of south park are known for turning their episodes around on a tight deadline to stay up on under events. but the late election results yesterday morning left creators matt stone and trey parker jammabling as their team had to rewrite last night's episode. according to "esquire" magazine, the show had been written for a hillary clinton victory. >> well, i don't know about you guys, but i sure am excited. america is going to be great
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again. aren't you excited, gang? >> no, i'm not excited. it sucks, dad! this country's going to suck for four years. >> oh, come on, shelly. we've learned that women can be anything, except for president. >> i guess they were able to turn it around. >> #toosoon. >> all right. still ahead, world leaders from moscow to mexico city are all reacting to the election of donald trump. nbc's ayman mohyeldin is joining us to talk about the message it's sending to allies around the world. what are you doing? getting your quarter back. fountains don't earn interest, david. you know i work at ally. i was being romantic. you know what i find romantic? a robust annual percentage yield that's what i find romantic.
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tensions have been running high between the united states and russia. this morning russia's foreign minister made it clear they've had differences with the obama administration, and they're looking forward to working with the trump administration. nbc foreign correspondent lucy joins us from moscow. what are we learning about this? >> reporter: good morning. well, the russian prime minister also weighing in this morning, echoing comments made by lavrov and putin, saying if the trump administration was serious about cooperation with russia, then the country would follow suit. one thing that i found interesting, both medvedev and putin pinning the blame on the bad state of the relations between the two countries squarely on the obama administration. though, of course it's worth keeping in mind that things really started to go sour over russia's annexation of crimea, its actions in ukraine and syria. but i want top show you some of
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the front page headlines this morning, just so you can get a sense of how closely russians are paying attention to the election. the moscow times obviously has putin on the front page. now, this is the most popular paper here in russia. the headline asks, will trump recognize crimea, get rid of those crippling sanctions, and become buddies with putin? now, one of the opposition papers here, it's quite interesting actually, raises the point, all right, everyone's expecting a thaw in that friendship -- a resurgence in that friendship between the u.s. and russia. this paper says, is putin actually ready and willing to get rid of that anti-american stance? keep in mind that anti-americanism has been useful in keeping russians united around a common enemy and keeping putin's ratings high. so some interesting questions being raised this morning. ali? >> one of the most complicated questions of this new administration. lu lucy, thanks so much. let's bring in foreign correspondent ayman mohyeldin. you're following reaction from around the world to the election
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of donald trump. what are you hearing? >> when it comes to global diplomacy, there's always the art of subtlety. in this case, that subtlety has gone out the window in some of these examples. let's start with some of the european kpunt ris, close allies. you had the prime minister teresa may. she came into power on the heels of that brexit vote. she congratulated trump saying she's looking forward to working with him. across the channel in germany, chancellor angela merkel a little more subtle but not as warm, some are saying, in her welcoming of donald trump. in fact, she said that she would work and offer her cooperation personally and with the government to donald trump so long as he commits to values of dignity and respect of sexual orientation and all these other liberal values that germany holds dear. so she sent a subtle message there. if you move across, down to the middle east, you get a lot of welcoming messages, popularly from the egyptian president, a person considered to be a strongman in the region. he welcomed donald trump's election, saying that he's looking forward for more cooperation between egypt and
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the united states. a subtle dig, if you will, against the outgoing president, president obama. they haven't had the best relationship, particularly about human rights issues. one of the most pressing issues, that of the iran nuclear deal. donald trump campaigned on wanting to tear that nuclear day up. >> day one. >> his voters expect that. the republican party said it wasn't a good deal. the iranian government cameut with some strong words, saying to donald trump that this deal cannot be undone by one government, that the election of donald trump is not going to change the policies of the islamic republican. they're staying very committed to that nuclear deal. it will be interesting to see how the new trump administration walks the fine line between all of these various countries and commitments and positions he's adopted as a candidate that he's now going to have to adopt as a president. one interesting point, the french national front, they're up for e lerlections next year. they're hoping to ride the same populist wave donald trump rode here in the united states. a very interesting comment. she said, this is not the end of
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the world, the election of donald trump, but it is the end of a world. so she's trying to tap into that populist sentiment. >> she meant that as a compliment. ayman, thank you for joining us on this one. >> when we come back, we're going to look at the day ahead. why am i so devastatingly handsome, i'm in a fragrance...
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all right. before we toss it over to "morning joe," let's get a check on the stories you'll be hearing about in the day ahead. president-elect trump will begin his transition into office with a meeting with president obama at the white house. the two spent much of the campaign season trading harsh criticisms of each other but will now look to make a peaceful handover of power. >> and president obama will also welcome the 2016 nba champion cleveland cavaliers to the white house. that team, of course, beat the golden state warriors back in june, bringing the city its first championship in over 50 years. and the holiday spirit will start making its way to new york city. crews are set to cut down this year's rockefeller center christmas tree, a norway spruce from new york. it's scheduled to arrive here at 30 rock on saturday. >> that time of year again. >> it's crazy. >> that does it for us on this thursday. i'm alex witt alongside ali velshi and louis burgdorf.
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"morning joe" starts right now. >> sometimes, you know, we move in ways that some people think is forward and others think is moving back and that's okay. i've lost elections before. joe hasn't but, you know, so i've been -- i've been -- >> you beat me badly. >> that's the way politics works sometimes. we try really hard to persuade people that we're right. and then people vote and then if we lose, we learn from our mistakes, we do some reflection, we lick our wounds, we brush ourselves off. we get back in the arena. we go at it. we try even harder


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