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this morning on "world news now," president trump's pocahontas remark. >> it's a comment that instantly went viral. the president making a joke while standing with native-american world war ii heroes. new reaction. ofrmts alabama senate candidate roy moore is back on the campaign trail after days away and is again denying sexual misconduct allegations against him. but this time he's taking a different tone. we'll show you what he has to say next. and breaking overnight, a major delay for hundreds of passengers headed overseas as two planes clipped their wings. the new images just coming in. and it's little announcement you probably
london for a new gig. no big deal. we'll have new reaction to harry and meghan engaged on this tuesday, november 28th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> they're engaged? i hadn't heard. >> grace kelly, going to monaco, are we still talking about that one? >> did you see the town cryer? hear ye! >> he's employed again. we have lots to talk about when it comes to harry and meghan. but we're going to start with president trump at the center of another racially-charged controversy. this time sparked by comments at the ceremony honoring native-american war heroes. >> he was paying tribute to navajo code talkers from world war ii when he resurrected his
calling her pocahontas. >> reporter: at an event to honor native-american heroes of world war ii, president trump issued a racially-charged insult, labeling a political fa foe, pocahontas. >> you were here long before any of us were here. although we have a representative in congress who they say was here a long time ago. they call her pocahontas. but, you know what? i like you. because you are special. >> reporter: the three navajo heroes, all in their 90s reacted with silence. the venue was new, but the insult is one the president used over and over again during the campaign to attack senator elizabeth warren. who came under fire in 2012 for claiming without any proof to have native-american heritage. >> did you ever hear pocahontas? it's pocahontas, elizabeth
warren. >> reporter: the purpose of the event was to honor native-american war heroes. >> why did he feel the need to say something that is offensive to many people while honoring the navajo code talkers, these jen wen american heroes. >> i think what most people find offensive is senator warren lying about her heritage to advance her career. >> reporter: warren fired back. >> it is deeply unfortunate that the president of the united states cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes, without having to throw out a racial slur. >> she said it was a racial slur. what is your response to that? >> i think that's a ridiculous response. >> reporter: in response to the president's comments, the president of the navajo nation said that he didn't want to get involved in the ongoing feud between the president and senator elizabeth warren, but add, quote, in this day and age, all tribal nations still battle insensitive references t
people. prejudice that native-american peoples face is an unfortunate historical legacy. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >> gop senate leaders looking to pass sweeping tax cut are still scrambling to try to sway members of their own party. they can only afford two no votes. but several others have not yet signed on and a vote is expected this week. to win more support, republicans are considering a mess thur would automatically increase taxes if the legislation fails to generate the promised revenue. members of the senate finance committee emerged from a meeting optimistic about getting a bill to the president's desk by christmas. >> it will be the biggest tax reduction in the history of our country. it will bring jobs. it had briwill bring a lot of i coming into the country, buying product, et cetera. >> the president is heading to capitol hill to continue
republicans. a new study says the tax bill will hurt low income americans while benefitting the wealthy. there are new signs that michael flynn is moving toward a plea deal. sources tell abc news his lawyer met yesterday with robert mueller's team, that may be a sign that he would be a witness in the russia investigation. last week flynn's attorneys told prupts's legal team they would no longer communicate with the white house. that's another indication flynn may be looking for a deal with the prosecution team. alabama republican senate candidate roy moore is speaking out against his accusers, saying sexual misconduct accusations against him are not only flawed but malicious. moore says both parties are attacking him to hide the true issues. >> i'm going to tell you first, this hurts me personally, because besides my wife,
have five granddaughters, and it hurts to think that people would attack your character like that after 40 years, and it's a little odd. >> moore also compared his situation to the russia probe. meanwhile, the white house says president trump is too busy to campaign for moore in alabama. that special election is two weeks from today. senator al franken is back on capitol hill, continuing his apology tour. franken says that he is tremendously sorry and trying to hearn from his mistakes. four women accused the minnesota democrat of sexual misconduct, including groping, franken says he is embarrassed, ashamed and even humbled and acknowledged he could not rule out other women coming forward. >> i know there are no magic words that i can say to regain your trust, you know, ask me two weeks ago, would any woman come forward with an allegation hili this.
>> franken says he has no plans to resign from the judiciary committee or the senate. public schools in telluride are reopening after closing because of a possible columbine-type threat. police say one student is in custody, five others are being questioned. they didn't find any devices or weapons. and breaking overnight, a murder suspect who managed to escape from authorities in mt. vernon, missouri didn't get very far. michael jones had attended a court appearance and was being led back to a transport van shackled when he bolted. he was rearrested a short time later les than later less than a mile away, he was booked last year in second degree murder. two wide-bodied jets in a collection at jfk. an egypt
of a virgin air jet. the plane had to be towed back to the terminal it was so badly hit. the egyptair plane got back on its own power to the terminal. none of the hundreds of passengers or crew members on board were injured. both planes are grounded for the time being. overseas, a young tourist in australia is recovering after being bitten by a crocodile. video online shows the moment the tourist was bitten. watch how quickly it moves. she later posted a photo of a bite mark on her leg. she was treated at a local hospital and released. >> did the crocodile take the tattoo on her leg to be an animal? >> it was afraid of the wolf! and an airport on bali is closed for a second day because of a volcanic
ash reaching as high as two miles. thousands of tourists are stranded as well as 100,000 people ordered to evacuate. the dictionary.com is out with its word of the year. >> woo. >> any guesses? >> drum roll. c c covfefe. >> you would think. complicit. >> they have to think played a big role in the year. complicit means choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act. they chose complicit, because it showed up in some of the biggest news stories of the year, like kendis was complicit in trying to feed my ryan gosling cutout to frank. >> and diane was complicit in trying to find me guilty of -- >> no. i think, dictionary.com. i think the
there. >> as avril levine says, you are very complicit. >> complicated. why do you have to make things so complicated. we'll work on that. we'll work on that. >> i lost this game. >> you did. miserably. coming up, the royal engagement. >> huh? >> complicit. how prince harry's engagement to american actress, meghan markle is complicit in changing the british royal family. >> no. >> i think it works. what they're saying in their first tv interview. >> oh, boy, this is going to take a while. and later, decking the halls of the white house. see how melania trump is honoring the last 200 years of white house holiday tradition inside her white house. and be sure to check out our behind the scenes pics on instagram. wnn fans. you're watching "world news now."
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british royal family. >> you don't say. so prince william made history when he married a commoner, kate middleton. this time, presence harry is rewriting the rule bhooook. >> meghan is not even british. that doesn't matter to harry. he's head over heels. here's terry moran. >> reporter: it's love story made for the movies. meghan markle newly engaged to britain's most eligible bachelor, prince harry. their engagement breaking all the traditional roles of the british monarchy. meghan is divorced, from a mixed race background and an american commoner. starring in "suits" for the past seven seasons. >> i want to get married but really care about what i do. >> reporter: show
her blood her father is an emmy-award-winning lighting director. her mother is a yoga instructor and social worker. >> megan comes from humble beginning. this is one of the most ordinary families we've seen marrying at a high level in the royal family. >> reporter: there was also attention in the tabloids about the fact that meghan has been married before. not long ago, that would have prevented a royal engagement. back in 1936, king edward abdicated the throne because he wanted to marry. prince harry's great grandfather. the scandal immortalized in the film "the king's speech." >> a few hours ago, i discharged my last duty as king and emperor. >> reporter: meghan says she's felt very welcome by the royal family. the official announcement coming from her soon
father-in-law, presenince charl. she's even met the queen. >> it's incredible. a, to meet her through his lens, not just with his honor and respect for her as the monarch, but the love that he has for her as his grandmother. >> reporter: meghan's parents also approving of the match despite all the unexpected attention. >> i'm sure at the onat the time, both my parents and close friends were concerned, but they also had never seen me so happy, and i think also once my friends were able to really meet harry and my mom, we spent a lot of time with. he was so much fun. >> meghan's mom is amazing. >> reporter: she will be giving up her acting career for a bigger role on the global stage. . >> as you said, the causes that are very important to me, i can focus even mosh energy. >> it's not easy for anybody.
individually or together will always be us as a team. >> reporter: the wedding will take place sometime this spring. royal watchers wondering if they will hold out for a late spring wedding after the duchess gives birth to their third child in april. >> i think, you know, one step at a time. we'll start a family in the near future. >> reporter: terry moran, london. >> how cute. >> they're glowing. >> you know who's excited about this? >> everyone. >> everyone is excited. but black marijuanamericans ark we're going to the royal family. we got us a black princess, y'all, you really can't tell me a damn thing for the rest of the day because it won't matter. >> and the eagles. >> that's how black twitter reacted to the announcement. dunn, dunn, dunn,
>> doo, doo, doo, doo. >> do you think there will be a line dance at the royal wedding now that there's a black -- >> i shush houre hope so. i know the cupid shuffle if it happens. and by the way, i feel very grateful i was able to buy my dress for the occasion. so harry, meghan, we're ready, ready to go. coming up in the next half hour, the road hazard that can only happen this time of year. see how police stepped in to solve this one. >> but first, the people's house is in the holiday spirit with the first lady opening the doors to show off all of the halls and all of the decorations. that's next on "world news now."
showing off the decorations at the white house. >> mrs. trump started planning back in june for this. the theme is time-honored traditions as a nod to the previous 200 years of white house holidays. >> there are dozens of signature christmas wreaths, 53 christmas trees in all. more than 12,000 ornaments, 31,000 cookies, by the way. >> now we're talking. >> and the gingerbread house weighs weighs 200 pounds. >> so will i after i eat it. >> the christmas tree in the blue room all the way to the top. >> and fake snow and ballerinas dancing to the nutcracker suite. >> first lady walked through several rooms filled with children. she reaches out her hand and one kid says huh-uh, i'm going for
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from tripping on mushrooms. >> you feel like you're tripping without actually tripping. >> exactly. so puts you through this 360-degree panoramic sort of sense of what it is like to be tripping in this environment. but, except you don't have the drugs or the hallucinogenics. >> this doesn't look very fun. >> this is a normal little courtyard, but hard lly when yo are tripping on the themes. . >> you see puppies everywhere. >> you see light? >> that one's walking. i don't like that. let's move on. most people go out and try to find the prettiest christmas tree they can. >> yes. >> one user on reddit decided to have the opposite mission, to find the ugliest christmas tree they possibly could. mission accomplished. >> ooh. >> they said the tree was so ugly, it cost them
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this morning on world nows now, as prince harry put it, the stars were aligned. he and meghan markle are engaged to be married. we have new reaction plus a look at meghan's family here at home. new this half hour, fears over a possible north korean missile strike are prompting the state of hawaii to update its siren system. it has not been used since the cold war. this half hour, the new numbers just in. >> cyber monday was a blockbuster. but there are more days ahead to save big. we'll let you know what savvy shoppers need to know about. and a message from snooki