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what he said in the campaign and the commitments he made to his supporters with working with those who disagreed with him and members of congress and reaching out to constituencies that didn't vote for him, it's important to let him make his decisions and i think the american people will judge over the course of the next couple of years whether they like what they see and whether these are the kinds of policies and this is the direction that they want to see the country go in. and my role is to make sure that when i handoff this white house, that it is in the best possible shape. that i have been as helpful as i can to him in going forward.
building on the progress that we made. and my advice as i said to the president-elect when we had our discussions was that campaigning is different from governing. i think he recognizes that. i think he is sincere in wanting to be a successful president and moving this country forward. i don't think any president ever comes in saying to himself i want to figure out how to make people angry or alienate half the country. i think he is going to try as best he can to make sure that he delivers. not only for the people who voted for him, but the people at large. the good thing is there are going to be elections coming up. there is built in incentive for him to try to do that.
it's only been six days. it will be important for him to have the room, to staff up, to figure out what his priorities are and to be able to distinguish between what he was campaigning on and what is practical. what he can actually achieve. there are certain things that make for good sound bytes, but don't translate into good policy. that's something that he and his team i think will wrestle with in the same way that every president wrestles with. i did say to him as i said publicly that because of the nature of the campaigns and the bitterness and ferocity of the campaigns, it's really important to try to send signals of unity
and reach out to minority groups or women or others that were concerned about the tenor of the campaign. i think that's something he will want to do, but this is all happening real fast. he has commitments to supporters to help to get him here and he will have to balance those. over the coming weeks and months and years, my hope is that those impulses ultimately went out. it's too early to start making judgments on that. >> you said qualifications. has that changed after meeting with him? >> i think he successfully
mobilized a big chunk of the country to vote for him and he is going to win. he has won. he will be the next president. regardless of what experience or assumptions he brought to the office, this office has a way of waking you up. those aspects of position or predisposition that don't matchup with reality, he will find shaken up pretty quick. reality has a way of asserting itself. and some of his gifts that obviously allowed him to execute one of the biggest political
upsets in history, those are ones that hopefully he will put to good use on behalf of all the american people. scott? >> thank you, mr. president. you are off to europe which is facing pressures we see working in this country. you talked about the situation of immigration and building walls. what choice do you think the american people made last week and is there still a chance for what you call a course direction for europeans to make some of their choices? >> i think the american people recognize you are not going to put that jeannie back in the bottle. the american people recognize that their careers or kids's careers are going to have to be
more dynamic and they may not be working at a single plant for 30 years. they may have to change careers. they might have to get more education. they might have to retool or retrain. the american people are game for that. >> if you look at surveys around americans's attitudes on trade, the majority of the american people support trade. but they are concerned about whether or not trade is fair. whether we got the same access to other countries's markets as they have with us. it's a race to the bottom.
i made an argument that was unsuccessful that the trade deal we organized did that. it strengthened workers's rights and environmental rights and levelled the playing field and as a consequence would be good for american workers and american businesses. that's a complex argument to make when people remember plants closing and jobs being offshore. part of what i think this election reflected was people wanting that course correction that you described and the message around stopping surges of immigration and not creating new trade deals that may be unfair. i think those were themes that played a prominent role in the
campaign. as we shift to governing, my argument is we do need to make sure that we have an orderly lawful immigration process. if it is orderly and lawful, immigration is good for our economy. it keeps the country good and dynamic. we have enterprises and strivers to take risks and that's part of the reason why america historically has been successful and part of the reason why our economy is stronger and better positioned than most of the other competitors is because we have a younger population. that's more dynamic. when it comes to trade. it will be apparent if you were to eliminate trade deals with
mexico, for example, well, you have a global supply chain and the parts that are allowing auto plants that were about to shut down to now employ double shifts is because they are bringing in the parts to assemble out of mexico. the key for us when i say us, i mean americans, but i think particularly for progressives is to your concerns are real and anxieties are real. here's how we fix them. higher minimum wage. strong stronger worker protection to get more leverage and a bigger piece of the pie. stronger financial regulations and not weaker ones.
yes to trade, but trade that ensures the other countries that trade with us are not engaging in child labor, for example. being attentive to inequality and not tone deaf to it, but offering prescriptions that will help folks in communities that feel forgotten. that will be the most important strategy. i think we can successfully do that. people will still be looking to the united states, our example will still carry great weight. it continues to be my strong belief that the way we will make sure that everybody feels a part of this global e don conme is not by shutting ourselves off from each other even if we could, but rather by working
together more effectively than in the past. >> thanks, mr. president. some of the harsh words you had about mr. trump, calling him temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief, did anything surprise you about president-elect trump when you met with him in your office and does anything concern you about a trump presidency? >> well, we had a very cordial conversation and that didn't surprise me to some degree because i think he is obviously a gregarious person. somebody who likes to mix it up and have a vigorous debate and what's clear is that he was able
to tap into yes, the anxieties, but also the enthusiasm of his voters. in a way that impressive. i said so to him. i think that to the extent that there were a lot of folks who missed the trump phenomenon, that connection that he was able to make with his supporters. that was impervious to things that would have sunk another candidate. that's powerful stuff. i think he is coming to this office with fewer set hard and fast policy prescriptions than a lot of other presidents might be
arriving with. i don't think he is ideological. ultimately he is pragmatic in that way. that can serve him well as long as he has good people and a good sense of direction. do i have concerns? absolutely. of course i have concerns. he and i differ on a whole bunch of issues. but, the federal government and our democracy is not a speed boat. it's an ocean liner. as i discovered when i came into office. it took a lot of hard work for us to make significant policy changes. even when we had larger majorities than mr. trump will enjoy when he comes into office.
one of the things i advised him to do was to make sure that before he commits to certain courses of action, he has really dug in and thought through how various issues play themselves out. i will use an obvious example where we have a difference, but it will be interesting to see what happens in the coming year. that's the affordable care act. this has been the holy grail for republicans over the last six, seven years. we have to kill obamacare. now, that has been taken as an article of faith. this is terrible, it doesn't work, and we have to undo it. but now that republicans are in charge, they have to take a look and say let's see.
we have 20 million people who have health experience who didn't have it before. health care costs generally have gone up at a slower rate since obamacare was passed than they did before which has saved the federal treasury hundreds of billions of dollars. people who have health insurance are benefiting in all sorts of ways they may not be aware of from no longer having lifetime limits on the claims that they can make to seniors getting prescription drug discounts under medicare. to free mammograms. suddenly you are in charge and are going to repeal it. okay, well, what happens to the 2o million people who have
health insurance? are you going to just kick them off and suddenly they don't have health insurance? in what ways are their lives better because of that? are you going to repeal the provision that ensures that if you do have health insurance on your job and you lose your job or change jobs or you start a small business that you are not discriminated against because you have a preexisting condition? that's popular. how are you going to replace it? are you going to change the policy that kids can stay on their parents's health insurance plan until they are 26? how are you going to approach all these issues? now, my view is that if they can come up with something better that actually works and a year or two after they replaced the
affordable care act with their own plan that 25 million people have health insurance and it's cheaper and better and running smoothly, i will be the first one to say that's great. congratulations. if on the other hand whatever they are proposing results in millions of people losing coverage and results in people losing protections that were contained in the legislation, then we are going to have on a problem. i think that's not going to be unique to me. the american people will respond that way. now comes the hard part. now is the governance. we are going to be able to present to the incoming administration a country that is
stronger, a federal government that is working better and more efficiently. a national security apparatus that is both more effective and truer to our values. energy policies that are resulting in not just less pollution, but more jobs. the president-elect rightly would expect he is judged on whether we improve from that base line or metrics or things get worse. if things get worse, the american people will figure that out pretty quick. if things get better, then more power to him. i will be the first to congrt ult him. >> mr. president, you talked specifically about his temperament.
do you still have concern about his temperament? >> as i said because athena asked the question, whatever you bring to this office, this office has a habit of magnifying and pointing out and hopefully that you correct for. this may seem like a silly example, but i know myself well enough to know i can't keep track of paper. i am not well organized in that way. so pretty quickly after i am getting stacks of briefing books coming in every night, i say to myself i have to figure out a system because i have bad filing, sorting, and organizing habits. i have to find people who can help me keep track of this
stuff. that seems trivial, but it ends up being a pretty big piece of business. what will happen with the president-elect, there are going to be certain elements of his temperament that will not serve him well unless he recognizes them and corrects them. when you are a candidate and you say something that is inaccurate or controversial, it has less impact than when you are president of the united states. everybody around the world is paying attention. markets move. national security issues. they require a level of precision in order to make sure that you don't make mistakes. i think he recognizes that this is different and so do the american people. i will take a couple more
questions and get out of here. nadia? >> thank you, mr. president. president-elect trump threatened to level the iranian nuclear --. what is your concern if he alters that and what will you advise him considering that he said he is open to your advice? the syrian regime is threatening aleppo with massive -- you talked about benghazi and you warn against the killing of civilians there. many people criticized your administration for the sort coming. are you willing to let aleppo fall under your watch and how do you think president-elect trump's statement that you won't support the syrian opposition any more. thank you. >> iran is a good example of the
gap between the rhetoric in this town not unique to the president-elect and the reality. i think there was a robust debate about the merits of the iran deal before and i was proud of the process. it was a serious debate and people were on both sides of the issue. ultimately we were able to persuade members of congress and the public to support it. at the time iran would not abide by the deal. that they would cheat. we have over a year of evidence
that they have abided by the agreement. it's not just my opinion and people in my administration, but the people of the israeli intelligence officers who are part of a government that vehemently opposed the deal. my suspicion is that when the president-elect comes in and he is consulting with his republican colleagues on the hill, they will look at the facts. to unravel a deal that is working and prevent him from pursuing a nuclear weapon would be hard to explain. particularly if the alternative were to have them freed from any obligations and pursue a weapon and keep in mind this is not just an international agreement between us and the iranians. this is between the p 5 plus 1. other countries. some were the closest allies.
for us to pull out would require us to start sanctioning those other countries in europe or china or russia. from their perspective, iran will do what it's supposed to do. it's difficult to undo something that is working than undo something that is not working. when you are not responsible for something, it's easy to call it a terrible deal. when you are responsible for it, preventing iran from getting a nuclear weapon, you are more likely to look at the facts. that is going to be true in other circumstances. for example, the paris
agreement. there is talk about the possibility of undoing this agreement. you have 200 countries that signed up for this thing. the good news is that what we have been able to show over the last five, six, eight years is that it's possible to grow the economy really fast and possible to bring down carbon emissions as well. it's not just a bunch of rules we set up. you have got utilities that are pulting in solar panels and creating jobs and the big three who have seen record sales and are overachieving on the fuel efficiency standards we set. turns out people like not having
to fill up as often and save money at the pump. even if it's good for the environment. you have got states like california that have been moving forward on a clean energy agenda separate and apart from any federal regulations that have been put forward. in fact, 40% of the country already livings under the states that are actively pursuing what's embodied in the paris agreement. even states like texas that politically tend to oppose me, you have seen huge increases in wind and solar power and you have the country's biggest companies like google and wal-mart all pursuing energy efficiency because it's get for the bottom line. what we have been able to do is embed a lot of these practices
into how our economy works and it made our economy more efficient, it helped the bottom line of folks, and it's cleaned up the environment. what the paris agreement now does is say to chine and india and other countries that are potentially polluting, come on board. let's work together so you guys do the same thing. and the biggest threat when it comes to climate change and pollution is not going to come from us. we only have people that come from china with over a billion people and china with over a billion people. if they are pursuing the strat strategies and aware of the environment. and so again, do i think that the new administration will make changes?
absolutely. these international agreements, the tradition has been that you carry them forward across administrations, particularly if once you actually examine them, it turns out that they are doing good for us and the behavior that will help us. last question. justin. i'm sorry. you're right. you were right about that. with respect to syria, in benghazi we had an international mandate. we had a un security resolution and a brault based coalition and we were able to carry out a support mission that achieved the initial goal of preventing benghazi from being slaughtered. syria is a much more messy
situation with proxies coming from every direction. and so i wish that i could bring this to a halt immediately. we have made every effort to try to bring about a political resolution to this challenge. john kerry has spent an infinite amount of time trying to negotiate with russians and iranians and gulf states and other parties to end the killing there. if what you are asking is do we have the capacity to carry out the same kinds of military actions in syria that we did in libya, the situation is obviously different. we don't have that option easily available to us. so we are going to have to continue to try to pursue as best we can a political skplugz
in the interim put as much pressure as we can on the pears to arrive at humanitarian safe spaces and ceasefires that at least alleviate the suffering that is on the ground. i recognize that that has not worked. it is something that i it be to think about every day and we continue to try to find some formula that would allow us to see that suffering end. i think it's not surprising to you because you study this deeply that if you have a syrian military that is committed to killing its people indiscriminately as necessary and it is supported by russia
that now has substantial military assets on the ground and are supporting that regime and iran actively supporting that regime and we are supporting what has to be our number one national security priority which is going after isil both in mosul, that the situation the situation is not the same. some question the steps we took in libya. i continue to in the aftermath of that campaign. the world community did not sufficiently support the security structures there. now is a situation we have to get back into a better place.
last question is justin. >> thank you, mr. president. i wanted to ask about two things that might be on your desk over the next couple of months as you prepare for a trump administration. at least three quarters of a million undocumented immigrants provided information about part of the program. is there anything you can do to reassure them or shield that information for the incoming trump administration with his stance on immigration and the second is the administration that you want to maintain the restraints on you by congress from gitmo are unconstitutional for commander in chief considering the gradual transfers that are unlikely to continue under a trump administration. this is the time to test that theory by moving the detainees
and seeing where it is. >> those are both excellent questions. on the deferred action program where it relates to dreamers who i will urge the the president-elect and incoming administration to think long and hard before they are endangering the status of what for all practical purposes are american kids. they are brought here by their parents. they did nothing wrong. they have gone to school. they pledged allegiance to the
flag and some joined the military and enrolled in school. if they are part of this program, they are solid, wonderful young people of good character. it is my strong belief that the majority of the american people would not want to see suddenly those kids have to start hiding again. and that's something i will encourage him to look at. with guantanamo it is true i haven't been able to close the darn thing because of the restrictions imposed on us. what is also true is we have
greatly greatly reduced the population and we have less than 100 people there. there is a group of very dangerous people that we have strong evidence of having been guilty and because of the nature of the evidence in some cases that evidence being compromised. that group has always been the biggest challenge. my strong belief and preference is we are better off closing gitmo and moving them to a different facility that was clearly governed by u.s. jurisdiction.
we would do it a lot cheaper and just as safely. congress disagrees with me and the president-elect does as well. we will continue to explore options for doing that and keep in mind it's not just what i'm willing to do. they have all these rules and norms and laws. you have to pay attention to them. that's the piece of advice i gave to the incoming president. i am very proud of the fact that we will and we will leave this administration without significant scandal.
we made mistakes and there have been screw ups, but i will put the ethics of this administration and our track record in terms of abiding by the rules and norms and keeping trust with the american people. i will put this administration against any administration in history. the reason is because frankly we listened to the lawyers. we had a strong white house counsel's office. we had a strong ethics office. they reminded people that this is how you did things. they were working in the federal government working in the military. we had to just try to institutionalize this as much as we could. that takes a lot of work and one of my suggestions to the
incoming president is that he take that part of the job seriously as well. again, you wouldn't know this if you were listening to some news outlets or some members of oversight committees in congress. you actually look at the facts, it works. this is just one example of the numerous ways in which the federal government is much better today than it was without people. if you look at the va, people remember the legitimate problems that were publicized in phoenix. it was scandalous what happened. what people don't remember is that we have brought in well over a million people getting
benefits that were not getting it before. driven the backlog for disability benefits way down. cut homelessness in half. just made the agency work better. not work perfect, but work better. one of the mottos i have with my staff was better is good. perfect is unattainable. better is possible. we will try to share the lessons that we learned over the last eight years with the incoming president and my hope is he makes things better. if he does, we will all benefit from it. all right? thank you, everybody. you guys, some of you who are traveling, you get a chance to ask more questions. all right? thank you. >> a reporter's dream come true, a chance to ask more questions. i'm live in new york.
president obama wrapping up his first press conference since donald trump's stunning victory in the presidential election. taking on a reassuring tone days after his first meeting with the president-elect. particularly reassuring foreign nations that donald trump cannot up end alliances overseas. >> there is enormous continuity beneath the day to day news that makes us that indispensable nation. that will continue. in my conversation with the president-elect, he expressed a great interest in maintaining our four strategic relationships and so one of the messages i will be able to deliver is his commitment to nato and the transatlantic alliance. >> the president responded to the staff appointments including former news chairman steph ban
on who will be the streef jat gist in the white house, accused of backing a white nationalist agenda. the president declined to comment on staff appointments, his message was one of acceptance and unity. >> the people have spoken. donald trump will be the next president of the united states. it will be up to him to set up a team that he thinks will serve him well and reflect his policies. and those who didn't vote for him have to recognize that that's how democracy works. >> let's go to kelly o'donnell at the white house and watching this press conference along with us. a lot of topics discussed. dreamers, syria and democrats. he spent most of his time addressing donald trump. thing that stuck out to me is he talked about how he doesn't think donald trump is
ideological and that is something that could help him. did that strike you? >> it was very notable and we heard the president speak on the policy issues before. we never had this insight from barack obama about his successor, a man he just got to know and criticized harshly from afar and took so much incoming from trump. to hear him say he doesn't believe he is pragmatic is notable. that could signal that he believes that trump could actually try to work with others and get things done. he was somewhat careful, deferential to the sense of the office about acknowledging it is the next president's job to assemble a team. he gave lots of advice about things he shared with. president-elect trump about how to focus on staffing and creating systems and organization within the white house which then is a mechanism they used to handle any one of
the problems that will be coming a mile a minuteful he talked about the learning curve and how challenging it is. he spoke about something i'm sure donald trump enjoyed very much. ha is barack obama saying to him in their private meeting as the president explained to us he said it was impressive the way he delivered this upset victory. trump i'm sure enjoyed that. you got a sense that this was a cordial, very cordial i think is the phrase that barack obama used about his meeting with donald trump. so, that may calm some people's views about how things will go. at the same time the president also said part of the transition is to be respectful of various groups and set a tone that is appropriate. while he was deferential to this transition and respectful of the next president and the electoral win that brought him to this point, he also still made the points that are important to
barack obama about issues that matter to him. i found it to be a particularly interesting news conference because it gave insight to a relationship that will go on for years. the club of former presidents and sitting presidents is so small and barack obama on some level of probably have a relationship with donald trump for years to come and over the next 60 or 70 days, they will host the next president here on inaugural day and fra additions that go along with that. it was striking that he was complimentary and he was somewhat reassuring that he gave trump some space to make his own decisions while at the same time issuing some of his hopeful concerns about how the next president will treat some of these very serious issues and urging him to move slowly on things that have great import. it was very notable. >> a reminder that president obama is taking his final foreign trip. he leaves tomorrow and will be
going to athens, greece, germany, peru and expected to address not only trump's rhetoric, but nato and the nuclear deal and the paris climate accord and the transpacific partnership. thank you so much. as we mentioned, president obama was asked in the press conference about the appointment of former bright bart chair men steven ban on as a top aide in the upcoming administration. they came under brit simple. often publishing articles with controversial and extreme headlines. nancy pelosi blasting trump's hiring saying there must be no sugar coating the reality that a white nationalist has been named chief strategist for the trump administrati administration. harry reid who devoted his final days before retirement to blasting the president-elect said he will take to the senate floor tomorrow over ban on's
hiring. trump's announcement put him on equal footing with the new's loorks pointed chief of staff who along with trump's campaign manager said he will be a good fit for his white house role. >> he was a force for good on the campaign at every level that i saw all the time. i have only seen a generous and wise person to work with. >> the general of this campaign and frankly people should look at the full resume. >> for more let's bring in jenna johnson, reporter at "the washington post." you have been on the trail for as long as i have. who is the man behind the curtain? >> that's just it. he's a mysterious man for those of us who will be on the chal a lot. behind the scenes, but right there next to donald trump especially that last week on the campaign trail. standing to the side and playing
a big role in writing and rewriting donald trump's speeches. his appointment has become this moment that really shows just how polarized this country is. it's one of donald trump's first major actions and something that people who were a posed to him can point to as an example of why they are so worried about him becoming president. >> you were listening to the press conference. it seemed like he took pains no the to criticize donald trump. he also talked about how the part is coming. it's not like campaigning. in your assessment, do you see donald trump as prepared going forward or is this a mad scramble to get what he needs in place? >> it does seem like a mad scramble. he has been holed up in trump tower the past few days with a stream of advisers coming in and out. he made a lot of very sweeping promises on the campaign trail
to drain the swamp and lock her up and repeal and replace obamacare and build a wall. he is having to fill in the policy promises and hitting the realization that a president in most cases can't do things. a lot of times congress has to sign off on things and make sure that things are constitutional and the courts will let you do them. the dreams and big promises are starting to hit that wall of reality. he is having to decide what he can and can't do. >> i will give you everything in the senls of talking to them, they will mind if things like the wall doesn't get built or obamacare is not immediately repeal and replaced and we still don't know what that is, but extreme vetting with the immigration. do you feel like his supporters will hold him accountable or give him the benefit of the
doubt? >> this is the big question. they will give him the benefit of the doubt for a little while. he has no excuses. he has both chambers of congress and the support of voters. they want to see change. maybe the things they want him to do won't get done. there need to be enough of these promises that come true. at the end of the day, it's about they want their lives to get better. he told them the day that he is elected and the day he becomes president, their lives will get better. people won't be shot in the streets anymore and jones will come back and incomes will go up and taxes go down. people need to feel like their lives are better. within a year of him taking office. i think there is going to be the sinking feeling that maybe they got coned or maybe he can't fulfill their wildest dreams
like he said they could. >> a lot to live up to upon. thank you very much. groups from all over the spectrum are speaking out about ban on, about some republicans are expressing cautious optimism. >> any form of racism is denounced and not supported in this administration, but to make mr. ban on truly accountable for all the headlines would be to hold you accountable for the headlines on msnbc and neither are accurate. >> more on the growing concerns about ban on's background and the ties to the altright.
. it's important because loyalty is the point. it was a winning formula. i'm very happy that they are going to make the sacrifice to go inside and serve the president. >> that's top trump advisers on the president-elect's decision to his top post. joining me now to talk more about this, the president of southern poverty law center. they made a lot of people more comfortable in the republican party. how is steve bannon playing on
both sides. >> look, bannon an appointment makes a mockery of what mr. trump said the morning after it was clear. he talked about binding the wounds of division. now she appointed as the chief strategist someone who has been the person who is opening those wounds. he is very proud of the fact that he is the platform from the alt right. that's a branding. she published and his website published unbelievably horrible stuff two weeks after the massacre in charleston. he published something talking about how we ought to raise the confederate flag and be proud of it and muslims as having a rape culture and the things are legendary. he can't walk away from that and
say i don't know what people are saying on my website. he is proud that it served as the platform of the alt right. >> should he be held to the headline since he became the ceo for trump's campaign. they were more measured than we saw him and he was on a teleprompter and sticking to message. i do think it's fair to paint him with the broad brush and he is a white supremacist and a racist and a zeenphobe as many people call him. >> he used racism and zen phobia to boost his ratings as did mr. trump in the campaign. from the first minute when he came down that escalator, he started vilifying different groups and he chose bannon because he is a kind red soul, not just because he is a smart and a clever guy, which he is. he is comfortable with the message of bright bart. >> are you comfortable with
filling the top spots with the people they find acceptable. >> we are trying to root out extremism and people are playing a role who concern us. the architect of sb 1070 that incredibly harsh law in arizona. >> do you think it's time to give donald trump a chance? do you think we need to give him a chance to see what he will do? >> donald trump has to renounce racism and tell the public that no one with ties to extremists will have a in his administration. >> thank you for being here. we end with news that frankly left us punched here at nbc. around 2:00 p.m. eastern, we learned about the passing of
gwen ifill with families by her side. the city she loved and kept in check for the greater part of her life. in the last hour, president obama opened up his news conference paying a tribute to a force in our industry. >> she was an extraordinary journalist and kept faith with the fundamental responsibilities of her profession and asking tough questions. holding people n accountable and defending a strong and free press that makes our democracy work. i appreciated gwen's reporting even at the receiving end of a tough and thorough interview. >> we could list her resume for her, the debate she moderated and the shows she hosted and the rewards she won. it pales in comparison to the gift she was to all of us. she was a member of our tv family in washington, a driving force for all-around her and a
voice of reason with an open door policy to anyone who needed her. the former coworkers remembering g werks gwen as forward thinking and a talent of calling bs and a reporter never blinded by the glare of celebrity and just as excited to interview president obama as she was talking with smokey robinson. perhaps most importantly she stood on the side of truth, love, and acceptance. a legacy that we can all carry on as we embark on a new year and a new presidency without her. as we end the show, that's how we will end. earlier this afternoon, first lady michelle obama addressed the white house homelessness summit. here's part of her remarks as we head to break. we do not have that for you. instead that does it for me this
hour. tune in tonight. all in with chris hayes and his guests will be the new candidate for dnc chair. that's right here at 8:00 p.m. "meet the press" daily starts now. >> good monday evening. i'm peterexanderalexander. a the floodgates are opening and president obama grap wrapped up the press conference on donald trump and his transition to power. more protests are scheduled as a firestorm erupts over the appointment of a former breitbart executive into a pop white house post that some critics and civil rights groups say is