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it is a day of dissent and a message aimed at president trump. demonstrations are unfolding across the country and the world. women making a loud call for respect and equality. it's 1:00 eastern. >> i'm kristen welker live in washington, d.c. on what has become a monumental day of activity. i'm overlooking capitol hill right now where our correspondents are fanned out all across the nation's capital as well as major cities across the country. where massive marches are taking place as we speak. and i think we want to begin with stephanie gosk who is here in d.c. we've been checking in with her
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all day long. stephanie, they're estimating there are about 500,000 people who are expected to participate. you're there in a sea of people. >> reporter: i'm not surprised by that number. we had been talking about 200,000 earlier in the week. but it's just such an enormous crowd. i know, obviously, from the ground level we don't have the best perspective on it. al i can tell you from trying to walk through that crowd, it is next to impossible. and you think about it, in about an hour or so, maybe less, this crowd's going to have to turn around from the way they're facing right now and start marching towards the ellipse. that's just not going to happen quickly. this is a huge crowd. and i can't stress it enough, just the logistics of trying to make that work. you may know that earlier they had tried to get a permit for the mall. and they were denied that permit. when you look at this crowd, at how many people are here, you
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think, wow, they probably should have gotten it. because i honestly don't know how they're all going to turn around and make it to the ellipse. >> stephanie, the crowds are breathtaking it's unbelievable. you've been talking to these folks, though. and they're telling you why they want tod wanted to come out today. there have been questions about what's motivating the people. are there different agendas. what are people telling you today? >> reporter: there are a lot of different policies we hear people talking about. from immigration to race to the broad umbrella of what they call women's rights. but what is really driving a lot of these people is that they feel like they have not felt a sense of unity in the country. that's what they tell us. they want unity in the country. they want unity among themselves. and the other fascinating thing about this is that almost -- i would probably say 80% of the
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women i have spoken to have never protested anything in their lives before. and they've come from all over the country. people from florida, california, missouri, they've come in cars, in buses, on planes. everyone has a fascinating story of logistics. some decided very late they were going to come here. as you know, this city on inauguration weekend is not an easy place to get to. it's not a cheap place to get to. and finding a hotel room is next to impossible. and, yet, they still showed up. >> yeah, it's incredible. it's tough to just get to and from our homes because there's so many road closures. one of the issues that has gotten a lot of attention is the fact that some of these pro life groups have effectively been disinvited from being a part of the organizing force of the event. are people talking to you about
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that? >> reporter: we haven't heard about that particular issue. but you hit on an important point. which is that there has been controversy surrounding the organization of this march. and it has to do with a lot of issues, one is called the women's march. there are a lot of conservative women out there. trump supporters, who don't feel that this is a march for them. this is a march, they say, for liberal women. and not them. and so you have that as an issue. the other issue that they've run into is a division between liberal women. those who supported bernie sanders and those who supported hillary clinton. we mentioned earlier there was a list of principles put out by the organizers of the march that included a list of 27 women who inspired this march and hillary clinton's name was left off of that list. a lot of people, that really rubbed them the wrong way. it started a movement to get her name on that list. so just sort of goes to show, a
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group this big with so many issues, there are going to be disagreements. the theme though today from everyone who stood up was unity. >> thank you for that report. you continue to track this historic day for us. we really appreciate it. i want to go to another colleague who is out in chicago and on the phone with us now. beth, i understand the turnout there is unexpectedly large. what are you seeing? >> hey, it's so noisy i can barely hear you. i will tell you i'm standing in the middle of thousands and thousands of people who came down to rally and march here in chicago. the rally has become just a gigantic rally spilling over into all the streets nearby. the march has officially been canceled because the police don't believe they can snake all these people through the streets and keep them moving and keep it all safe. so folks are gathering. there's a --
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[ inaudible ] they're very upset about the inauguration yesterday of president trump. they are saying that they want to oppose his agenda. unclear what they do after this march, though. it's also unclear how many people in the crowd perhaps didn't vote or maybe voted for somebody else other than hillary clinton in november. so everybody's trying to figure out how to be constructive and move forward under the new administration. letting their voices be heard. a local nbc affiliate in chicago is estimating the turnout of 150,000 marchers. that's far more than they expected. they were expecting about 50,000. it is quite a scene here -- [ inaudible ] the signals are so busy, we couldn't get a picture out. but there's a lot of energy here. and a lot of people making their voices heard. >> all right.
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thank you for braving those large crowds for us and bringing us that news, that the march in chicago has been canceled. but they are still out rallying and speeches are underway there. what is turning into a truly historic day. this day after the inauguration of president trump. and i want to bring back the panel now to discuss all of this. molly hooper, the congressional reporter at the hill. ladies, thanks to both of you. let me start with you. just if you would, respond to what you're seeing. you cover the hill and this town, like i do. it's striking. >> it is striking. what's really striking is a lot of those democrats on the hill, house democrats who are going to go to the inauguration and boycotted. a lot of them stayed in town because they wanted to be part of the rally. we spoke to lewis gutierrez, a chicago-based congressman.
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he said, you know, we lost in -- we lost this election. what we need to do is get a key bloc of voters, women out to the polls come these new elections. >> we're going to resume the conversation. scarlett johansson is speaking. >> planned parenthood clintic for screenings, advice, birth control and check ups. for the more than 2.5 million patients a year that rely on planned parenthood services for cancer and std screenings, birth control, safe abortion and pregnancy planning, these are uncertain and anxious times. lawmakers in 24 states have try today block patients from receiving care at planned parenthood. congress has voted to limit access to reproductive services nine times. boo. yes. boo. there are very real and devastating consequences to
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limiting access to what should be considered basic healthcare. for millions of americans planned parenthood is often the only trustworthy and affordable clinic providing safe education, sex education, safe abortion, and life saving services. president trump, i did not vote for you. that said i respect you are our president elect and i want to be able to support you. first, i ask that you support me. support my sister. support my mother. support my best friend. and all of our girlfriends. support the men and women here today they are waiting to see how your next moves my drastically affect their lives.
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support my daughter. who may as a result of the appointments you have made grow up in a country that's moving backwards and may not have the right to make choices for her body and her future that your daughter, ivanka has been privileged to have. i ask you to support all women. and our fight for equality in all things. including the fight to be recognized as individuals who know better for ourselves what is right for our bodies. better than any elected official. popular or otherwise. it's a great honor for me to be speaking here in front of all of you today. after the result of this november's election, i felt as a woman, as an american citizen, a great weight bearing down on my
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shoulders. the feeling that the near future would present many obstacles, confrontation and division. my immediate thought after hearing the election results, man, we have so much work to do. once the heaviness began to subside i realized an opportunity had presented itself to make real, long-term change. not just for future americans, but in the way that we view our responsibilities to get involved with and stay active in our communities. let this weight not drag you down, but help to get your heels stuck in. i pledge my relentless devotion to support women's healthcare initiatives. i will not stop fighting to make basic women's healthcare
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available to all. i believe with every fiber of my being that the conversations that we have with our partners and our doctors and what we do with our bodies and our future should not be made fodder for any politician, political agenda, lawmaker and for profit corporation. we must stand up for what are our basic human rights and always move forward, never backwards. the current political administration benefits from taking the power away from us. don't give up your power. don't. don't let the feelings of helplessness make you complacent. i urge you all on the ground -- >> i want to bring victoria back into this conversation and get your reaction to scarlett
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johansson who is speaking about healthcare. we've been talking about all morning long, the fact that some of the goals of this march haven't been clearly defined. this seems to be a big one. it seems to now be very focused on women's health and healthcare. >> it is absolutely the unifying theme, healthcare. giffen wom giving women access to healthcare. i think it's pivotal it be based in d.c. but radiated outwards. because it's in the state capitals. that a lot of the policy making that affects us on a day-to-day basis happens. i live in texas, a poster child for some very conservative politics. and we have seen an attack on women's healthcare provisions. i'm not talking about abortion privileges, i'm talking about cancer screenings. i'm talking about preventative measures. we are seeing in states like texas and other states that are cutting back their budgets on this, affecting women, affecting low income women.
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regardless of race of ethnicity. i want this fight to be taken here on capitol hill but then to every little town across america. >> all right. victoria, and molly, stay with me as we continue to monitor and cover what is unfolding as a historic day. the day after the inauguration of donald trump. and we're keeping an eye on the white house as well after word that president trump has decided to pay a visit to the cia. we'll get into all of that right after a quick break. stay with us.
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welcome back. take a look at these live pictures. the estimated turnout for the women's march in washington is half a million people. that's more than double what was
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expected. the actual march is expected to begin at any moment. we'll keep an eye on that for you and bring that to you as soon as it happens. in the meantime, the rallies in washington and new york are two of hundreds scheduled for today. let's go to atlanta. sarah, it looks like the activists there are having to brave the rain. >> reporter: very much. if you needed anymore proof of how strongly, how passionately people are feeling today. look no further than atlanta where this crowd, we're going to show you some of the crowd right now and their signs. this crowd stood for hours in pouring rain, in heavy, heavy winds. and they are here to let their voices be heard. we're preparing to hear from a list of notable speakers, including u.s. representative john lewis. now lewis, as you'll recall criticized trump on "meet the press," saying he does not view him as a legitimate president citing, of course, the alleged
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russian involvement in the election. now once things wrap up here, the crowd is going to march to the georgia state capitol, just over a mile from here with the expectation that their voices will join the chorus of those across the nation and across the world. back to you. >> all right. thank you. we want to bring you to another live picture. take a look at these live pictures. we're getting pictures from miami where we understand hundreds of people are starting to gather there as well. you know, i think we woke up this morning and we knew this was going to happen, but i think this is taking everybody just by surprise. the enormity, the magnitude, not just around the country, but around the world. >> i think you're right. we were looking at pictures from trafalgar swequare in london. we've been talking to folk whose are streaming in from the march here in d.c. they're saying it's bigger than they could have anticipated.
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it's turning into a historic day, indeed. we continue to track all of those developments. but now to president trump's first 100 days in office. he has a big agenda ahead of him that he's laid out. and we have a little bit of brian willia breaking news. the justice department has cleared president trump's son-in-law, jared kiushner to serve as senior white house advisor. nbc news hasn't independently confirmed that. president trump will travel just a short distance to virginia to visit cia headlines. sean spicer confirmed his trip there saying the event is over capacity at 300 plus. it comes a day after the senate confirmed two of his top national security officials. general james mattis who you see
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being sworn in by vice presidents pence and john kelly secretary for homeland security. donald trump signed an executive order directing government agencies to scale back many aspects of the affordable care act. which is known as obamacare. he also signed an order raising mortgage premiums. i want to bring in the huffing post contribute and a veteran of two presidential kranztransitio. let's talk a little bit about the visit to the category 3. what do you make of it? what do you think comes of it since we've seen the rift at the president elect at the time and his intelligence community he questioned their assessments that russia was behind the meddling in the u.s. election? >> i want to put it in context. we're dealing now with a very exceptionally clever marketing man.
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consequently with the vast crowds all across america today coming out to demonstrate for women's rights, women's health. for trump to go to the cia makes perfect sense. it's a distraction. he'll get some coverage. the last thing in the world he ever wants to experience is loneliness. without the camera and the lights. but second it's also a very interesting gesture to the intelligence community. i suspect it may have been the first time ever that the day after an inaugural, a president's travel to the cia. from that standpoint it's smart as well. >> i want to get your reaction to the news of the day, what we're watching right now. as i talk to you, we're showing a four screen of marchers who have turned out in chicago, here in washington, miami, denver, that is just naming a few of the cities where a large number of protesters turned out. what do you make of the enormity of these crowds? and how does president trump now begin to reach out to all of
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these people who are concerned he doesn't represent them? >> first and foremost, personally it's emotional for me. i sats here watching all across america. i have a step daughter, i have three god daughters. this is just extraordinarily important to me. as it relates to donald trump, the fact that these people are where they are, all across america, isn't necessarily of concern to him politically at the moment. simply because he's got a very small base, his inaugural address was addressed specifically to them. that's the first time i can remember where an incoming president didn't try to expand his base. but rather, tried to cement his base. he's done that for two reasons. one he wants to be sure he's inoculated with his own supporters, whatever the realities are that he confronts over the next month, 100 days, six months, protects him and continues their support. and, second, because he's got a very nervous senate and house
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who really don't know like most of us where he's going to go. so he needs that base to have leverage for power and also to negotiate. >> thank you for that great perspective. really appreciate your joining us on this saturday after the inauguration. we continue to monitor the rallies fanned out across the country from washington, d.c. to new york and beyond. the message being delivered to president trump. are we hearing from him? we'll take you to the white house, that's next. stay with us.
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and we continue to monitor these rallies coast to coast. you're looking at live pictures of los angeles. thousands who turned out just one of the major cities where an unexpectedly large crowd has
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turned out. they're marching for women's rights, healthcare, some are marching against president trump. and we are seeing similar scenes stretch out in major cities. this is a look at miami. where you see this street is flooding with protesters who have turned out today to make their voices heard. they say they want to protect women's rights, protect healthcare for women and they're marching in the name of other groups all across the country. we continue to monitor the events, the stunning images as they unfold. we'll be right back with more news, stay with us. i wanted to know who i am and where i came from. i did my ancestrydna and i couldn't wait to get my pie chart. the most shocking result was that i'm 26% native american. i had no idea. just to know this is what i'm made of, this is where my ancestors came from. and i absolutely want to know more about my native american heritage.
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and welcome back, everyone, i'm kristen welker live on capitol hill as a rally with hu huns hun hundreds of thousands is taking place. you're looking at demonstrations
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in washington, d.c., chicago, miami and denver. this one here in d.c., just one of several that we are tracking today. this you're looking at is from new york, a couple of blocks from trump tower. where you see folks holding up signs, girl power. they're marching in the name of women in the name of healthcare. and a whole host of other issues. i want to get to nbc's kyle perry who is at the main stage area where a long list of speakers are taking to the podium. tell us exactly where you are and what you're seeing. and i think we do not have kyle perry, we lost him. we'll go to my next guest. this is going to be great conversation -- we do have him after all. what are you seeing? >> reporter: yeah, one of the stories today is that the technology is not keeping up with the amount of people that are here. half a million we think.
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i'll show you some of the crowd. the metro has been overwhelmed. cell phones have been overwhelmed. the satellite trucks have been overwhelmed. we have heard from a long list of speakers, michael moore got the crowd going early. he touched on politics. talking about how the blue states need to become bluer and the people in red states need to get out and vote. we heard, of course, speakers from various groups who are fighting for women's rights. this is a march that's become such a bigger march in so many different ways. people have come out of their houses, out of your apartments. folks who live in d.c., so many took a pass yesterday on the inauguration. they are here. so we're looking really at a city that's overwhelmed. we expect people are going to start marching shortly. some of the folks have been here for six hours. some seven hours. so as the sort of barricades of the inauguration are being cleared, this march is now streaming into the streets, specifically independence
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avenue. which as far as the eye can see is packed with people. >> you talk about some of the challenges with technology. before i let you go, very quickly, when you think about these marchers actually starting to march, there was concern in chicago that there were too many people. so they decided to cancel the march part of the march. is there any concern about having this many people march at one time? >> reporter: i don't think there's any question. the metro police department here in washington, d.c. have to be concerned. if i show you the barrier, people are pressed up against the barrier. absolutely, i think public safety will become a concern. >> all right. cal perry, thank you so much. stay safe, be careful. we'll check back with you. joining me now is a supporter of president trump and co-founder of the group latinas for trump. >> thank you for inviting me. >> we appreciate you being here. i want to get your reaction to these striking images that we
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are seeing today. some of these protesters say we're not protesting necessarily against president trump. but we're concerned about what happens next. some of these supporters say frankly they are protesting against president trump. they don't think he represents them. what is your reaction to these massive crowds? >> first i all i always say i congratulations people for exercising their first amendment right. i support that. i was actually asked to speak in the miami rally, i had already made plans to come to the inauguration to be honest with you when i read the mission statement and what the march was about i didn't agree with it. >> what specifically? >> it was not anti-trump, but antia l anti a lot of that trump is anti-immigrants, i voted him for i don't believe those things to do true. i'm for women's rights and equality in the workplace. i'm a working mother.
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i always have been. i'm for reproductive rights as long as i don't have to pay for it. that's not the motivation. >> he's made the point he's going to the president of all people. what you're saying he's been misunderstood on the key issues. yesterday when he delivered the inaugural address, a lot of people heard that as more of a campaign speech, and they didn't hear incluseivity in that address. what do you say to that criticism? did he need to yesterday at that critical moment start to extend an olive branch, a hand to all these people who feel like they're not being represent. >> you hear the same exact speech, i was standing alongside at the event with people who didn't vote for him. it's true, like, it's like a crazy filter where we're hearing it in completely different perspectives. i took it as completely unifying, you know, and a very positive message. above religion, above sex, above race, is that we're all american. that's what we should be
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concentrating on in the future. i mean, we should be coming up with, you know, laws and things that protect all americans first. and then yes, we can look at all the subgroups. i do believe they have issues that are specific to them. but the identity politics, i don't agree with. i think we should be protecting americans first and spending time and money on that. once we get through that we can deal with all the issues. i'm a daughter of an immigrant. latina, i support that. >> i have to ask you about that. based on my conversation with his officials. one of his first actions is to try to start to build the wall and deport folk whose are here and undocumented. do you support that? >> i support that. >> some of the folks who say this is not what they want to see the reversal of the executive action. >> they always leave out of that sentence, the criminals, the people who are here illegally that are criminals. that's who we want to take care
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of first. that's safe guarding our country and americans. that's not about being anti-immigrant. >> do you feel young people will get wrapped into that? if he reverses the executive orders, does it make it harder for the young people who are here by no fault of their own, who are studying, trying to build a future? >> a lot of those people are my friends. they have had opportunities to be legal and they haven't done it. they waiting things to happen. i think that's wrong. same with the cuban wet foot, dry foot. i agreed with that. i'm cuban. i agreed with them removing the policy it was allowing cubans to come he who h no intention to stay here. they were taking advantage of the system, collecting welfare, collecting food stamps and then they would tell me how they were selling them on the black market going to cuba so things are great. to those people, i agree, let's get rid of that.
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let's make it fair for all immigrants who are coming to the country. give them all a path to citiz citizenshcitize citizenship in order. >> thank you for coming in to share your perspective. we really appreciate it. we are in downtown los angeles now. where it's 10:30 in the morning. set the scene, where are you? what do you see around you? what are folks there telling you? >> reporter: so i'm here down at the women's march in downtown los angeles across from pershing square. i'm a los angeles native, long time, la gets a rap of being an apathetic city. i don't know if we can give you a look at what's going on on olive street. but we probably have -- i don't know how to estimate crowds like this, definitely tens of thousands of people as far as i can see. i was in downtown los angeles in 2006, 2005 for an immigration march that will down wilshire boulevard. there was a million people there
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for that. this feels very similar. i was in washington, d.c. with you guys yesterday for the inauguration, the spirit here is different than the spirit on the national mall where i was a mile away from the capitol. i want to see if i can bring people in and get an idea of why the folks are here. what brings you out here today? >> we got to do something. i want to support what our rights to fight for our -- for our rights. that sounded so stupid. >> listen, i think a lot of people are out here because they want to be in solidarity. we have a gentlemen here. what's your name? >> fred. >> reporter: what are you doing out here? >> enjoying myself. marching with the women. >> reporter: why did you decide to come out today? >> my wife made me. >> reporter: where is your wife? >> she's right behind me. >> reporter: fred your husband said you made him come out. why did you come out? i heard you're a minister. >> i am, i am a minister. we came today because we believe in equality for everyone. we believe that we are all created in the image of god. this proves it.
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we're here today. >> reporter: is this an anti-trump march, pro women's equality march, all of the above? >> it's a pro women march. i'm marching for my mothers, grandmothers, daughters, nieces. women make america great and today is the day to remember that. >> reporter: appreciate it. i want to see if i can give you an idea. these guys haven't started marching yet. as i wander back into the crowd. it's as deep as the eye can see. let me just see, maybe before i go, maybe one more, what's your name? >> yael. >> reporter: what brings you out? >> supporting all the great cause and making it known to the president he can't ignore our voices. >> reporter: is that what you feel like is going on? >> i think we have a lot of power here. we need to shoir it and continue to show it throughout the next four years. >> reporter: did you watch the inauguration yesterday? >> nope. >> reporter: how about you? >> not much, no. >> reporter: why do you not
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watch ininauguration and show up here today? >> about representation. yesterday the inauguration wasn't as important to me as showing up today for civil rights. >> reporter: as we all know, hillary clinton won three million votes than donald trump did in the popular vote. that's a message of resistance right now. there are more folks like this than voted for donald trump. what that means in the next four years, in the next year, frankly e to be determined. there are a heck of a lot of people in downtown los angeles right now. >> jacob, incredible interviews. thank you so much for bringing that to us and showing us the depth of how many people are actually there. packed in around you as we go to break, we're looking at arerial of denver, colorado, the streets teeming with people. one of the major cities where people have turned out by the thousands for whawht is turning into a historic march. getting underway this saturday. we'll talk to an activist taking part in today's demonstrations
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welcome back, live from msnbc headquarters in new york. hour after donald trump was inaugurated. take a look at these clouds. rallies are all across the country. this is a live look from los angeles. on the right side of your screen. now thousands of protesters here in new york city, marching from the united nations all the way to trump's front door. my colleague morgan radford is there. the crowd is about one block
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away from trump tower. what's is like there on the ground? >> reporter: that's right. in fact we're pulling up right now, these streets are packed. to give you a sense, this was supposed to go down second avenue. this has stretched from second to lexington, we're now on fifth avenue. we have three generations of women here, mom, daughter, mom. why was it important for you to come and bring your daughter today? >> because of her. i want her to grow up in a world that i can be proud of. and that i -- >> about the education. i'm worried about what mr. trump is doing to our education, or going to do. he doesn't believe in public education. >> reporter: there were critics who said, you know, he's already the president. why are people taking to the streets? why are you here? >> you can't be quiet just because something has happened. you need to continue to move forward. and make sure your voice is heard. i want my daughter to know she has a voice. and it needs to be heard and she shouldn't be silent. no matter what happens.
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>> reporter: at the end of the day, when you look at your daughter and your granddaughter here, what's the message you hope everyone here who sees you marching received? >> i hope they receive the message that every woman's life is important. we have an opinion, we have brains, and we are going to let everybody know. >> reporter: and that's what we're hearing here, people are having signs. if you don't have a utioerus yo don't get to decide what happens to my body. people are still saying he's not our president c. this is the second largest march next to washington, d.c. >> the crowds are simply unbelievable. mor morgan radford. our next guest, let me dig in here. what's your reaction to the scenes we're seeing today. in many cases not organized as
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anti-trump demonstrations but as human rights demonstrations. >> i'm excited to see that people are engaged and participating in their democracy. >> talk to us your resistance manual here. this is a resource. more about explicit than just resisting president trump and his policies. why is that? or talk to me about why you created it and what it does? >> so the idea of the resistance manual was to help inform average citizens who are, you know, concerned about policies that are going to be implemented under president trump. and to understand what may happen, what is being said. there's a lot of information floating around. we've had multiple confirmation hearings in a day and it can be confusion and a lot o process. >> aditi, do you believe marches like those happening across the country today are an effective way to resist or influence change? >> absolutely. i think it's a great way to organize. i think it's a way for people to come together, find each other, find their voice, and really, i think the big things for people to understand is that they have power. i think that's the biggest
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impact of the march, whether or not leaders are listening, they have power and there are others who share their concerns. >> we realized once you created that manual, it was all over social media and twitter. and it goes to show the power of one. the demonstrations are turning out to be much larger than anticipated in some places, but what effect will today have on president trump? kristen returns with her panel, next. with help from our advisor, we made it through many market swings. sure we could travel, take it easy... but we've never been the type to just sit back... not when we've got so much more to give when you have the right financial advisor, life can be brilliant. ameriprise
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i want to bring the panel back, as we continue to track these striking images all across the country. victoria d'francesco, msnbc contributor and professor at the university of texas ta, austin. sally quinn, columnist for "the washington post." and molly cooper, congressional reporter at the hill. sally, let me start with you. we are watching what seems to be a really historic day unfold
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here. these crowds that are exceeding, i think, the expectations in terms of how large a lot of people thought they would be. but what happens next? how does this turn into actual action? does it? >> this is not a good day for donald trump. and the one thing that this reminds me of is the marches against the war in vietnam in the '60s. and i marched against the war in vietnam and i was part of that era where they just -- they just started rolling and rolling across the country. and people -- and one of the things you notice is that all these people who were saying, why they're there, giving different answers, and i think that what's going to happen today is there's going to be sort of a coalescing of vision for future marches. and i think that this is the beginning of of people around the country, who didn't vote for trump, who are in the majority, who are feeling disenfranchised, just the way the trump voters were. so i have to say, we ain't seen nothing yet. >> victoria? is that accurate?
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>> i do -- i want to take a more boring, unsexy answer. in that institutional renovation needs to happen. the democratic party is in sham t ables. they are locked out of power at the national level. two-thirds of states are in republican control. so the state parties and the national party needs to roll up their sleeves and figure out how they're going to start winning elections and let's not take our eye off 2020, which is when the next census happens, and when the next redistricting round happens. >> molly, it's hard to rebuild a party. >> it is hard the to rebuild a party, but in terms of what happens with these folks, donald trump was a democrat back in the day. he has powerful women around him. ivanka trump has said she wants to work on climate change, equal pay issues, she said that at the rnc. i think people at these rallies may be surprised what donald trump does for women's issues. and the other issues that people are addressing and actually is able to implement or not implement them. and it's up to the democrats and those institutional changes as
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to whether they can dmoo anythi about it. >> thank you so much for a great conversation as we continue to watch and monitor this historic day unfold. i'm kristen welker. thanks so much for joining us. we have a lot more coming up. joy reid and thomas roberts pick up our coverage next, with the very latest with the women's march on washington and hundreds of other marches all across the country. have a great day. it does. but.. ...they're not all the same. turns out, they're really... ...different. who knew? i had no idea. so, she said look for... that's shaped like a dental tool with a round... ...brush head. go pro with oral-b. oral-b's rounded brush head surrounds each tooth to... ...gently remove more plaque and... ...oral-b crossaction is clinically proven to... ...remove more plaque than sonicare diamondclean. my mouth feels so clean. i'll only use an oral-b! the #1 brand used by dentists worldwide. oral-b. brush like a pro.
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[phone buzzing] some things are simply impossible to ignore. the strikingly designed lexus nx turbo and hybrid. the suv that dares to go beyond utility. this is the pursuit of perfection. hello, everyone. i'm joy reid. >> and i'm thomas roberts. and we're live here in washington on our first full day of the donald trump presidency. and it's a day that's inspired marches and rallies, mass crowds across the country. the biggest one, right here in washington, d.c. now, get this. 200,000 folks were expected to be here for the women's march on washington. we've got more than half a million people showing up. and also some news to break from the ap, joy. >> and according to organizers, take a look at the national mall and the crowd for yesterday's inauguration. let's take a look at that. do we have


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