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>> the president is going to be judged on his results. this is a person who helped him win an incredible victory and an incredible campaign. we're confident about moving forward and about the transition and we're very, very excited about getting to work for the american people. >> and farewell tour. in greece on his last foreign trip as commander in chief, the president's warning about nationalist movements at home and abroad. >> we are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an u.s. and a them. and good day, everyone. i'm andrea mitchell in
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washington. president obama in greece today trying to explain the rise of donald trump. >> do you believe that it is either a movement away from or an outright rejection of your world view? >> last i checked, a pretty healthy majority of the american people agree with my world view on a whole bunch of things and i know that that begs the question, well, how is it that somebody who appears to have a very different world view just got elected. as i said, sometimes people just feel as if we want to try something to see if we can shake things up. >> joining me now is msnbc national correspondent peter alexander and chris jansing in greece where president obama is about to attend a state dinner. chris, you asked that question of president obama. let's talk about what you're
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seeing from behind the scenes and from traveling with the president over there, is how he's explaining what happened, what went wrong, from his perspective, to the foreign audience as well as the domestic. >> reporter: yeah. i think behind the scenes and in public yesterday at a press conference and then today where i had the opportunity to ask him about it, this is a work in progress for this president who admitted again today that he was surprised by what happened and he's also dealing with a very different scenario than he expected on this last foreign trip where it was going to be about his view of the world, the things he feels he's accomplished internationally and how hillary clinton would continue that. instead, you have the victory of donald trump who disagrees with him on so many different issues, who has been critical, for example, of the relief of the debt here in greece, who has made some criticisms of the refugee crisis, of angel merkel,
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which is where the president goes next, is germany. you heard him, andrea, he completely rejected the idea that this was somehow a referendum on his tenure or world view and i think some of his strongest statements were about his warnings about what he considered to be this crude sort of nationalism. he said it's very dangerous when we start dividing on the basis of religion and race and ethnicity and said as a result of those things, the 20th century was a blood bath. so he's here to really try to calm nerves of people who had the same view of donald trump as he had and try to assure them he's going to do everything that he can. tonight is a kind of a little bit of a respite. you know how these state dinners go, andrea. there will be toasts and there will be presumably good food. we saw a group of students go in that are going to provide the music. his last speech on foreign soil
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and it was being written and rewritten by ben rhodes as well as the president himself, i'm told on the plane, a very different speech than he expected to be giving just eight or ten days ago, andrea. >> indeed. chris jansing, there's been a lot of rewrites going on in washington and around the world. peter alexander, you've been covering this transition that's taking pace. mike pence has just gone in to the trump tower. they are going to get their daily briefing and we know that transition teams have not been invited in or have not shown up. they have been invited since day one. no one has come from the transition. and on top of that, a big change, mike rogers who was the former house intelligence leader and is well-known to the
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intelligence committee was expected to be the leading contender the cia was pushed out of the transition. >> yes. a lot of people felt comfortable with him as a guy who could oversee the national secrets and interests around the world and he's out as a stalinist-type purge as those connected to chris christie, the governor, and jared kushner because it was jared kushner's father that was prosecuted by chris christie. i was speaking to the white house a short time ago when i was there, there is a memorandum, a document that needs to be launched. this was a document that had been signed by chris christie but when he was booted and needed to be signed by mike pence, that hasn't happened and hasn't happened just yet, which means the formal levers that go
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into place which have not been implemented. we're being told by those close to mike pence that he will sign that document today. nonetheless, there was a lot that needs to be done in a short period of time and there's obviously a lot of tumult and chaos behind the scenes right now. >> what happened last night at a wall street journal conference here, we just saw the tape of rudy giuliani basically for an hour plus he took questions, talked to the audience about foreign policy. going through a foreign policy agenda making it very clear, if there was ever an audition to be secretary of state, that was it. and according to his colleague behind the trump world on the road, newt gingrich telling fox if he wants the job, it's his to be had. >> he's been receiving a lot of praise. kellyanne conway saying nice things about rudy giuliani, calling him smart and talented,
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saying that he would be prepared for this job. what was striking was the way he carried himself when asked about john bolton, the former u.n. ambassador. the question was, would he be good for the job? yeah, he would be good for the job. perhaps i'd be better. it was a striking moment right there within the last hour or so. politico is revisiting the headline entanglements between rudy giuliani and foreign governments, he's been working closely with governments from venezuela to qatar, what impact that might have is one to be reviewed now as well. be clear, this is a former mayor and former prosecutor but a man really who has no foreign policy experience. >> according to the ethics rules, he would have to divest and recuse from a lot of parts of the world. >> the administration is going across the board. >> meanwhile, it's happening on
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the hill where kasie hunt is and what happened when he was repeatedly asked about steve bannon, the ex-breitbart executive who is now a co-leader of the white house with reince priebus? >> reporter: he actually had some praise for steve bannon, andrea. farther than some of his colleagues would be willing to go. saying that he helped trump win a campaign that got him into the white house. and i'm going to judge on what happens next, not what happened before. so they clearly want to move ahead. they are not engaging with the comments that steve bannon's made in the past or some of the things that have been published on the breitbart website. everything on capitol hill has been about a literal show of
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unity. you've been down there, it's in the basement of the capital. there's hardly any color down there. there's a flat backdrop. there was a make america great again hat, every seat. some people were wearing them. wisconsin went for donald trump and others were carrying them. joe wilson said the only reason it wasn't on his head is because he doesn't wear hats inside. he only wears hats outside. the southern gentleman in that south carolina gentleman there. but ryan stood up in front of reporters afterwards and said we are unified. welcome to the unified republican government. they clearly feel like they need to send a very strong and visible message. there's a reason for that. there are fissures here waiting to come to the surface depending on how this legislative agenda prays out. there are a lot of things that donald trump ran on that this
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republican house and senate across the way frankly would not support. he's proposed a trillion dollar infrastructure plan. not clear how he would pay for it. there are some ideas out there, repatriation of foreign income being a topo tension way to do it. but the reality is, he did not win on cutting the debt and deficit. he won on populist ideas of getting people back to work and there's going to be grappling here for republicans going forwards. andrea? >> and a quick note about the democratic side because there have been reports that the democrats are not all embracing leader pelosi in this mood of throwing everybody out who was a previous leader. you've got the leadership fight already ensuing for the democratic national committee. what is the situation with the democrats' vote on leadership? >> reporter: it's a really rare crack. nancy pelosi has an iron grip
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for quite some time and she's gotten a lot of credit for pushing the health care law through the house in 2009 and 2010. but now democrats are showing some signs that they might want a little bit of a changing of the guard or at least more attention paid to the idea that that guard should be changed. they've put off elections that pelosi wanted to hold until the wednesday after thanksgiving. we're for the going to see the final leadership team then. that's not what the pelosi team wanted to see. >> and just to drill down a second there, standing and waiting in line behind pelosi for years is steny hoyer. you have jim clyburn. if they want a generational change, you are going to see somebody completely new and unexpected. >> reporter: i think one person to watch is congressman tim ryan. there's questions about whether he wants to stay in the house but he's a progressive and
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somebody who comes from the mahony valley. when we were on that bus tour with hillary clinton through the rustbelt, he was introducing her and talking about those very people that decided the democratic party didn't care about what they thought anymore and they were going to vote for donald trump. those are the kind of members saying, hey, leaders in washington, you've forgotten about the people that i represent. that's one area to watch potentially over the next week and a half. >> who could ever forget youngstown, ohio. kasie hunt, thank you so much. and peter alexander and chris jansing traveling with the president. who on team trump has the president-elect? we'll be back on msnbc, a place for politics.
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he also said his own impression of mr. trump was not ideological but more pragmatic and practical and that might serve him well. do you agree with that assessment? did the president have it right? >> i agree with president obama's impression of president-elect completely and i'm thrilled that he would tell the country that. >> kellyanne conway on "today" praising the push for a smooth transition. joining me now, top legislative adviser to ronald reagan in the first term. ken, it's great to see you. >> likewise, andrea. >> i want to ask you your initial thoughts. i remember covering the reagan transition. and there were ideological gaps between, as you well know, the more conservative ed meese on
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one side and steve baker. how is steve bannon going to work with reince priebus as chief of staff? who is in charge? >> the person in charge is donald trump. >> that's for sure. >> the next person is the white house chief of staff. the person who runs the place for president-elect trump has to be reince priebus. now, i think there is a role, as you pointed out, whether it was ed meece or mike dever or whether its val's valeri area jt and steve bannon will serve a role in the sense that he will reassure the most feverent
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supporters and that will allow reince priebus and president trump to make the kind of deals, compromises that are necessary so that he gets america back on track. for example, whether it's infrastructure reform or infrastructure building or so many of the other areas because what you're going to hear from donald trump is jobs, jobs, jobs and how do you create them in the private sector. >> are you concerned as an observer and as a fellow republican about what is seen as dysfunction on the transition team? chris christie first in charge, mike pence, mike rogers, a highly respected house intelligence chair being forced out unceremoniously? >> andrea -- >> it's a concern for cia.
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>> andrea, as you know, transitions, by their nature, are chaotic. transition staffs are dominated by rumors and innuendo. this is a time for everybody to just let a few days go by and let things settle but i must add that the transition between president-elect and president obama i think is working smoothly and the interesting part is hostile takeovers are usually much smoother than friendly takeovers where everybody is expecting to stay in their own job. >> that is an interesting insight indeed. i was actually told that the sort of lack of knowledge on the part of the president-elect and the people around him, about government, because that's not his area of expertise, was so
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apparent that in their first meeting in the oval office he actually said to the president how many of these people do i get to replace and president obama said all of them. you know, the west wing is cleaned out other than a couple security officials and the ushers. and the incoming president did not know that. >> yeah, but the majesty of the oval office is something that is a bit overwhelming in the manner whether it's -- the idea that donald came in there and had a great meeting with president obama and started looking around gave him the sense of the awe of the oval office and the awesome responsibilities that he's about to undertake and i think we've got to give him credit for that. there is a learning curve but there's a learning curve for
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every president. >> ken, thank you so much. good to see you. >> thank you. coming up, follow the leader. the race is on for the next national democratic chair. jamie harrison is throwing his hat into the ring. that's next on "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. the app where you put fruit hats on animals? i love that! guys, i'll be writing code that helps machines communicate. (interrupting) i just zazzied you. (phone vibrates) look at it! (friends giggle) i can do dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs... you name it. i'm going to transform the way the world works. (proudly) i programmed that hat. and i can do casaba melons. i'll be helping turbines power cities. i put a turbine on a cat. (friends ooh and ahh) i can make hospitals run more efficiently... this isn't a competition! [and her new business: i do, to jeanetgo. jeanette was excellent at marrying people. but had trouble getting paid. not a good time, jeanette. even worse. now i'm uncomfortable. but here's the good news, jeanette got quickbooks.
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i believe that we have better ideas but i also believe that good ideas don't matter if people don't hear them. and one of the issues that democrats have to be clear on is that given population distribution across the country, we have to compete everywhere. we have to show up everywhere. >> president obama weighing in on the state of the democratic party calling for democrats to boost outreach to appeal to all voters and implicit criticism of the clinton campaign. joining me now is jamie harrison, chairman of the south
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carolina democratic party who announced that he's running to be the head of the democratic national committee. >> how are you? >> i'm very well. we spent a lot of time in south carolina together. great job with rachel last night. >> thank you. >> your aspirations for the party, keith ellison has the endorsement of elizabeth warren, harry reid, chuck schumer and bernie sanders. how do you compete with a fellow progressive as well? >> keith is a great friend. howard dean is a great friend and mentor and i respect senators schumer and warren. it's all about knowing who actually has the vote. so it's great to have endorsements from the leaders and the establishment of the democratic party but it's important to talk to the people who actually have to vote on the
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dnc chairmanships and that includes state chairs and vice chairs and people who have been working in the grassroots for a number of years and those are the people i'm talking to. >> what is your main talking point? >> transforming from a political organization to a community organization. this election was about people feeling as if they did not matter. in some fashion or form, you had early in the two years ago all of the black lives matter movement and young black folks feeling as if their lives were not being cherished and then you had rule workers and working class workers who felt that it was important to them. we need to going back to what we used to do very well and that is getting into the community, building that up. that's what i want to do. from the state party level.
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i understand what state parties need. we are withering on the vine right now. states like south carolina, many of the red states just aren't getting the support that we need in order to be robust. right now, andrea, i think it's 69 out of 99 legislators are republican. 33 governorships are republicans. and that is because we're not doing what we need to do on the state level. it's not about washington, d.c.. it's about what is going on with those states. >> what did the clinton campaign do wrong? >> i think the clinton campaign, they worked hard, they did a lot. they gave support and said that they were supporting state parties but i think we needed to talk about the pocketbook issues impacting people, things like credit and having good credit. as i told one person, one of the greatest barriers to the american dream is credit. it's amazing. it's something people don't talk about. if you don't have good credit, you can't buy a car, can't build
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a business and can't go to school. i almost didn't get to yale because of it. it's such an important thing. the other thing i would want to say about this dnc chairmanship is the person who has to do it has to get up every morning thinking about the dnc and go to bed thinking about the dnc. it has to be a full-time chair and i am committed. i will do nothing other than outside of taking care of my family, i will do nothing other than focusing on this 24/7. >> how will you answer those who say jamie harrison, you worked part time as -- part of your time as a lobbyist. >> yes. >> you paid the bills, paid off your student bills or tried to. >> exactly. $160,000 worth of loans and i know young people can attest to that. i don't run away from it. i had to do things that were important for me. i had to find a job in order to take care of my family. i come from a very low-income
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family in south carolina. my parents didn't have much education. >> how did you get to yale? >> through the grace of god and a lot of hard work. the one thing is, my grandparents didn't have a lot of education but knew it was a key to unlock things. when i got to yale, it was a whole new world, something i didn't even know anything about but i continued to push and that's what we need to say to young people. we need to stop demonizing people who work and who get to be successful. and who we need to demonize are those people who are selfish when successful. >> was the disconnect with hillary clinton in this campaign believing that the answer was to try to make donald trump unacceptable because of all the things he had said and pointing all of that out rather than sticking to the economic message? >> yeah, i think there were a lot of different things. i think the comey letter definitely did not help the campaign. i mean, it was a real blow to
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the campaign because there was so much momentum building up. i think we would have taken more house seats and done better in the senate as well. >> is it a mistake to focus on that external action rather than the message itself? >> at the end of the day, she got more votes than he did. people feel like they don't matter. right now because of the election that donald trump got less votes than hillary clinton, a lot of people feel as if their votes don't matter and we have to figure out how we address that in this society. >> jaime harrison, always great to see you. >> thank you. coming up, secretary of state, rudy giuliani, the next big announcement would be the election of the america's next top diplomat. ambassador wendy sherman is weighing in. i'm here in bristol, virginia. and now...i'm in bristol,
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"the wall street journal" reported earlier this afternoon that the choice for secretary of state in a trump administration is down to rudy giuliani and john bolton. we don't have john bolton here tonight so i'm going to ask you some questions about -- >> john would be a very good choice. >> is there anybody better? >> maybe me. i don't know. >> no one ever said he was shy. rudy giuliani hinting broadly he'd like to be donald trump's secretary of state. newt gingrich said that the job is for rudy giuliani's for the asking. joining me is ambassador sherman. we've been at the state department and two administrations so you know the bureaucracy and the functioning. how would rudy giuliani do as america's top diplomat? >> i think we have no idea and that's the scary part. you know, we've had condoleezza
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rice and john kerry, people with very deep national security and foreign policy backgrounds who knew people all over the world. >> madeleine albright. >> madeleine albright. could not forget my partner this business, madeleine albright and also working for her as secretary of state, just people with incredible depth and rudy giuliani has had a very active business practice and legal practice, all kinds of conflicts of interests which would have to get resolved because he's worked for foreign governments which is actually unusual, actually, and he'd have to recuse himself and the office of ethics would have quite a bit to say of him moving forward. >> when you look back at henry kissinger, james baker, this was bob corker's foreign relations chair on "morning joe" this morning who was thought to be in the running for secretary of state. >> i think most people would have an interest. at the same time, you know, i've
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realized that there have people who have been central to the campaign, which i was not highly involved. i supported but i was not a central person like so many others and it's likely that one of those people who have been so centerally involved in this campaign is more likely to be in that position. >> the president-elect spoke with vladimir putin yesterday. so that has started. he's been speaking with foreign leaders. today he'll get his first presidential daily brief, we're told. and then he has to make some decisions. he's made a lot of promises, which one is to get rid of the iran deal which you negotiated. this is rudy giuliani speaking at that forum. >> if you want the quintessential definition of the treaty, it's the iran agreement. it binds us for more than one president, for a number of years and involves a significant area
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of national security, nuclear power, should have been submitted to the congress. he never did it. what that means is, that deal is over with with the president president. the next president can disavow it as a matter of law like that. >> and should he? >> well, either he should or he should use that power to renegotiate it, letting them know, i don't have to live by any of this. >> now, it's a six-party deal, as you know, and so if the u.s. would aggregate, just cancel our part of it, the iranians already have the money but a good piece of the money. what would that mean since the european powers would certainly continue to live up to it? >> not only the european powers but russia, china, 15 members of the u.n. security council who voted 15-0 for the agreement. this is an international agreement and, quite frankly,
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countries can pull out of it, too. it's only as good as it works and this one has worked. i think that's the comment the president made the other day that's so important. iran has complied with the agreement. >> of course, the critics on the hill say iran has not and i'm not the expert. i'm not a weapons inspector. i can't tell you. >> right. >> whether or not they have. >> well, the iaea in four series of reports have said they have indeed complied with the agreement. it is keeping iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and even the intelligence analysts in israel and political leadership in israel was against this agreement have said israel is more secure for at least the next decade. so when mr. giuliani or anyone else says it's time to renegotiate it with what leverage to do it's very important to keep it in place and keep their feet to the fire to comply with the agreement. >> you suggested that rudy
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giuliani would have a lot of issues of disentanglements. certainly hillary clinton did with the clinton foundation and a lot of criticism of that. he would have to deal with that. another issue that people are looking at is the fact that the trump children are going to be running the company -- are now running the company and are on the transition team. conflicts of interest? >> well, i think we're seeing all kinds of potential conflicts of interest and it sounds like they pulled back this notion of giving top secret security interests to the children because they would then learn things that would be useful to the business going forward. so i think there's a lot to work out here. it's early days. the president has asked that we give mr. trump a chance. we will give him a chance but also hold his feet to the fire for making sure that america's national security interests are indeed secure. >> wendy sherman, ambassador, thank you so much. >> thanks. coming up, back in business. congress returning to a whole
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new world in washington. a member of the leadership team is joining me next.
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going to the froor today and apparently really blasted for his connections r you comfortable with him having such a high level in the administration? >> it's great to see you guys today. >> so no defense of that? >> the awkward silence moing speaking volumes when asked about steve bannon's involvement in the administration. joining me now is a member of the armed services committee. nar, thank you so much for being with us. what is your view? we have reince priebus as chief of staff. a lot of people on the hill very
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happy about that. steve bannon as counselor to the president, co-equal. >> well, i've known reince priebus for a long time and these last two years as chairman as republican national committee. so i know him very well. i don't know steve bannon. but i'm looking forward to getting to know him and working together to move this country forward. >> do you have any concerns about the fact that as the ceo or executive at breitbart, breitbart was pursing an agenda that was so controversial, going after people for their religion, their ethnicity, going after paul ryan? >> well, like i say, i've never met steve bannon but he just got done running a campaign in which donald trump got more minority
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votes than mitt romney did four years ago, more hispanic and latino votes. obviously he's figured out a way to get the candidate to reach out and i think the result has been pretty good. so, now, i don't pay attention to that allegation. i think he's going to work for donald trump, he's going to work hand in hand with the rest of the campaign that the american people responded to. >> we haven't heard from the former speaker john boehner in a long time but he was at a conference and this is what he had to say when asked about what kind of republican donald trump is. >> donald trump is not an idealagoue he's barely a republican. so nobody really knows where he's going but made it cheer during the campaign of what his
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issues are of infrastructure, tax reform and this will surprise you but the immigration reform. >> so your top priorities, you were an early endorser of donald trump. what do you see him doing realistically, pragmatically, because he certainly indicated in his meeting with president obama, he's already talking about saving some parts of obamacare. what do you think are the top priorities as he comes in in the first 100 days? >> well, i think he said on obamacare, we're going to take care of pre-existing conditions. we always wanted to do that eight and nine years ago when we started talking about this and keeping people in the home 26 years of age and under on insurance. those are things we've all wanted to do. i'm glad he wants to keep those. i think donald trump wants to
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appoint supreme court justices that are approved by the federal society so we'll see more justices like alito and roberts and i agree with the former speaker about repatriation of overseas tax money to pay for that. also, use part of that for tax reform. so i don't know if he's an ideologue but in terms of philosophy, the initial things he's talking about are things that i am very, very much supportive of and excited about. >> and what do you think of rudy giuliani as a possible secretary of state? >> well, i think rudy giuliani is very capable and i would support him if he was nominated
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she not only informed today's citizens but also inspired tomorrow's journalists. she was an especially powerful role model for young girls who admired her intellect and for whom she blazed a trail as one-half of the first all female anchor team on network news. >> president obama remembering our friend and colleague gwen ifill. hearts are broken across the journalism community, indeed, throughout the country, at the loss of a unique voice. gwen was one of the most prominent journalists of our generation, co-anchoring the news hour on pbs and hosting
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"washington week." a reporter's reporter, gwen shattered glass ceilings and coming here to nbc in 1994 where we shared a mentor as gwen recalled in this 2013 commencement at wake forest. >> his name was tim russert, he was the bureau chief and passed away in 2008 just before he was to deliver the commencement speech here at wake the next year. he was someone who everyone should have as a mentor, someone who would talk you into something you ought to do even if you're too scared to do. >> gwen's advice as i'm joined by justice correspondent pete williams, gwen's advice, pete, was that all of those students should have had a mentor like tim and we know people who had a mentor named gwen and even though she was a lot younger than i, she was a mentor to so
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many of us. we learned so much from her. >> i think that's the thing she was proudest of. i said last night when i was filling in with her on "washington week" -- sorry, andrea -- i thought i was past this. >> we're going to get through this. when i would fill in for her on "washington week," i would sit in her office and it's just all across the bookshelves and everywhere you look is some kind of journalism award and she was obviously very proud of those and certainly very deserving of them but what she was most proud of is what you just said. when she was growing up, she didn't see many black faces, many women in journalism and that when she would see one it would really stand out to her and she realizes now, when she was on television, that she was a role model and i've heard so many stories just in the last 24 hours -- >> we're looking at a picture here of women of nbc when there weren't so many of us working in
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that newsroom and back in the '90s we just had so much fun. >> i heard in the past 24 hours so many people say, kristen welker, for example, when she came here, she reached out to gwen. i heard last night that don lemon at cnn reached out to gwen. she really relished that role because it was important for her and for the young people who looked up to her. >> you know, through our coverage a couple of years ago during ferguson and the like when i first noticed and started talking to her and had her on this program, until last night, i did not know this. let's play that tape. >> we have gwen ifill, a new member of nbc news who comes to us from "the new york times." we call this the ifill tower. she's up there with some political veteran who is have been watching all of this and will help us during the course of the evening with some analysis of what is going on. gwen, what are you hearing? >> i'm up here with geraldine
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and the former bush aide and author and warren rugman, former member of the senate. >> and to come full circle, she spoke at my graduation and that was the first time i remember thinking, wow, i can really do this journalism thing. it was 2009. i didn't know if i'd be able to have a job and to be able to see her and be steadied by her as i was walking across the stage really meant something. >> just to put things back in place, that was gwen's first appearance on nbc news as we think back to 1994. but she was mentored, a 19-year-old when she first saw gwen at her grad wigs and that's how she got into journalism. >> they met under a hair dryer. they had the same hairdresser. but that's gwen all over. she was the real deal. she covered local government, city hall, she covered congress
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and then the white house for "the new york times" and then, of course, coming to nbc. >> john hollen. our producer. >> tim russert had to talk her in to coming into television and at one point he said what are you afraid of? and that was a turning point for her. but you see in that tape in '94 when she was there with tom, i was looking at that last night, you know, she's new to television but you see that spark there, that intelligence, that calmness, that poise, came through right from the beginning. >> and i always thought, you know, it's the church roots. we who are in gwen's blessed circle know that new year's day is gwen's ifill's day. she had an open house and we were always there. you can't even think about new year's without her. she loved to cook, she loved to
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entertain. she loved to sing. she loved life. >> she was a good singer, too. and she sang with gusto and it gave her enjoyment and when she sang, it radiated out and almost everything she did had that same sort of radiant effect. to be around gwen was to be proud and happy. >> on that note, pete williams, thanks for doing this. >> thank you, andrea. >> we'll be right back. boost it's about moving forward not back. it's looking up not down. it's feeling up thinking up living up. it's being in motion... in body in spirit in the now. boost. it's not just nutrition, it's intelligent nutrition. with 26 vitamins and minerals and 10 grams of protein. all in 3 delicious flavors. it's choosing to go in one direction... up. boost. be up for it.
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