tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS November 9, 2016 6:30pm-7:00pm EST
>> pelley: america's new reality. >> donald j. trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states on january 20. >> i think we're kind of in unchartered territory. >> i promise you that i will not let you down. >> we owe h the chance to lead. >> we are now all rooting for his success. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: the outsider is in. donald john trump rode a wave of anti-washington anger on an improbable 17-month journey from
president-elect of the united states. in polls, trump never led in the race, so it was a stunning upset. he defeated the ultimate insider, former secretary of state, senator, and first lady, hillary rodham clinton. trump will be only the fifth president in american history to win the white house while losing the popular vote. major garrett has followed the trump campaign from the start and begins our coverage. >> i say it is time for us come together as one united people. ( cheers ) it's time. >> reporter: donald trump, political novice turned improbable president-elect began the hard work of reconciliation early this morning. >> for those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people. ( laughter ) i'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that
our great country. >> reporter: trump, who once threatened hillary clinton with prison during the campaign, reached out to his vanquished foe as well. >> we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. i mean that very sincerely. >> reporter: early on election night, trump insiders feared a narrow loss in florida and the collapse of their electoral college strategy, but trump valveinized rural and working class voters there while similar turnout also delivered north pennsylvania, winning wisconsin, a democratic state in every election since 1984, was the icing on the same demographic cake. g.o.p. pollster david winston. >> he over-performed in the union household. he over-performed with lower income. he also over-performed with those folks with some college, which made up about a third of the electorate. he did quite well. >> reporter: at times this his victory speech, trump sound more like a democrat, emphasizing
transportation and reduce poverty. >> we are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. we're going to rebuild our infrastructure. which will become, by the way, second to none. >> reporter: today, trump and running mate mike pence met with senior transition staff at trump tower to discuss cabinet posts and a plans for regulation and legislation. sources tell cbs the leading candidate to become trump's chief of staff is republican national committee chairman reince priebus. >> i'll tell you reince is really a star, and he is the hardest working guy. >> reporter: congressional republicans see priebus as a trusted and politically skilled conduit to g.o.p. majorities in both chairman berlz. house speaker paul ryan clashed with trump frequently but today praised his victory.
pulled off is an enormous political feat, it's an enormous feat in that he heard those voices out there that others weren't hearing and he just earned a mandate. >> reporter: the most prominent names for trump cabinet posts include former new york mayor rudy giuliani, newt gingrich, and jeff sessions. as president-elect trump will now receive a detailed, daily, intelligence briefing. >> pelley: major garrett, we're grateful for your reporting across these long months. thk decade and more to become the first woman president was ultimately caught in the windsheer of two evolutions-- obama on the left and trump on the right. hillary clinton's mother, who was born before women could vote, once told her daughter there was no room for cowards in their house. well, it took courage to make the speech she made today, perhaps the best speech of her career, and nancy cordes was there.
donald trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. >> reporter: aides and supporters openly wept as clinton uttered the words that would have been unthinkable to them a day ago. >> donald trump is going to be our president. we owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. >> reporter: clinton and her husband both wore purple, a symbolic unity of democratic blue and republican red, even as she acknowledged her party's agony. >> i know how feel because i feel it, too. this is painful, and it will be for a long time. >> reporter: painfully unexpected. clinton faltered in a trio of states essential to her strategy. michigan, still too close to call today. pennsylvania, where she led two weeks ago by eight points. and supposedly safe wisconsin, where she hadn't campaigned in seven months. the culprit wasn't complicated-- lackluster democratic turnout,
ground game. a sign of ambivalence for a candidate dogged by an e-mail scandal and a record of evasiveness who tried to sell experience to a nation looking for change. >> i've had success, and i've had setbacks. >> reporter: clinton told young women today not to get discouraged, that history had slipped her grasp twice. >> this loss hurts, but, please, never stop believing that fighting for what's right is worth it. i know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but some day someone will, and hopefully sooner than we might think. >> reporter: her running mate, tim kaine, who now goes back to the senate, suggested clinton's gender was at the root of her loss. >> she has made history in a nation that is good at so many things but that has made it uniquely difficult for a woman
>> reporter: clinton and her aides were so sure she would win that they had transition meetings scheduled for today. instead, scott, she held a conference call with thousands of staffers and volunteers thanking them for their service and wishing them well. >> pelley: nancy cordes. we thank you for your service over last year and a half. thank you very much. in the heat of the campaign, the president said that trump is not fit or qualified to be but this morning, mr. obama called trump to invite him to inspect his latest real estate acquisition, the white house, tomorrow. this was the president today in the rose garden: >> so i have instructed my team to follow the example that president bush's team set eight years ago, and work as hard as we can to make sure that this is a successful transition for the
leading the country. the peaceful transition of power is one of the hall marks of our democracy. and over the next few months, we are going to show that to the world. >> pelley: but the country felt anything but united today. jim axelrod now on the most emotionally drank presidential election we have ever experienced. ? ? ? >> reporter: whether the two screaming for joy or howling in anger-- hey, hey, he's got to go. >> reporter: it was not hard to find support for your view today. americans woke up like they went to bed-- deeply, bitterly, and the vote totals tell us, nearly evenly divided. >> rush limbaugh documented to be almost always right. >> reporter: the same event that sparked full-floated hope on one radio station-- >> we have been validated by virtue of what the american
>> reporter: ...left them drowning in despair just downtown dial. >for every pro-trump post like one from led, who said the election was ultimate vindication, there was one like chuck daly-- america made the choice to go backwards. kaitlyn, what kind of mood are you in today. >> reporter: great mood. kaitlyn greiner and saquib rahim tell america's story today, looking at the same election and drawing two very different conclusions. >> the silent majority spoke during this election and the american people chose their president and they chose donald trump and i think we need to focus on uniifying the country now and moving forward. >> i woke up this morning and the only feeling i could equate it to was how i felt post-9/11,
>> reporter: in the rose garden, president obama did his best today to begin the process of drawing us all together. >> we're not democrats first, we're not republicans first. we are americans first. >> reporter: but as saquib rahim saw it, it will take much more than a presidential nudge. >> both sides need to be able to express their views. both sides need to listen. but i think both sides need to feel that they're-- their standing in this country, their stan >> reporter: since the results were finalized, the hashtag trump president has been retweeted 742,000 times. the hashtag he's not my president, was retweeted 180,000 times, scott, in the first hour alone. >> pelley: jim axelrod for us tonight. jim, thank you. now we're going to go to john dickerson, our political director and the anchor of "face the nation." john, tomorrow, donald trump at the white house will shake
immediately proceed to dismantle obama's achievements. >> reporter: you're exactly right. when the president spoke today, he said he was heartened by donald trump's victory speech in which donald trump suggested the kind of bipartisanship that we associate with parties coming together. but the minute donald trump becomes president, there's two chances for immediate partisan conflict. the first is he'll name a supreme court nominee. that, for democrats, is a prlz rallying point because the supreme court nominee will determine the ideological course split at the moment. the next one is the affordable care act. paul ryan today said he's got a piece of legislation he just wants donald trump to sign. that would undo barack obama's signature domestic legislation. >> pelley: it's a maxim of politics that revolution is easy but government is hard. what do we know about his management style? >> reporter: well, from the campaign we know it hass chaos moments. he had three campaign managers. now, he finally stuck with one
something that was extraordinary. he went totally against the conventional wisdom of politics and he also brought in some new people who had not been in politics and that won the day for him. voters say they want to make sure he listens to his advisers, and he does have newt gingrich, rudy giuliani, and chris cristy and reince priebus. he seems to be able to do that. the one to watch i've been hearing from republicans is vice president mike pence pain lot of have a big role, which might change the way this white house is structured. >> pelley: 36 hours ago many people were asking what would happen to the republican party after the election? how it's the democratic party they're talking about. >> that's right. who is the leader of the democratic party? and that's not an easy question to answer. there will be some jockeying, and also, somebody to stand in and represent the 59 million people who voted for hillary clinton. a lot of those people are very despondent today. >> pelley: the sleepless can dirk anchor of "face the
us. and on "face the nation" sunday, john's guests will include senator bernie sanders, and former house speaker newt gingrich. the trump victory will reset relations with russia, and elizabeth palmer is in moscow. >> reporter: russia's enthusiasm for donald trump's win was on show at watch parties all over moscow. ? we are the champions of the world ? >> this is the victory that american people brought the whole world. president putin said trump's victory was a chance to repair relation wgz america. can the it's not our fault they're in such poor shape," he said "but russia is ready to restore them." that's music to the ears of russian citizens like these who came out to wave the flag in a national unity march last week. they want an end to the tough u.s.-led economic sanctions imposed on russia after putin
music to the ears of putin who wants more respect from the white house was trump's personal praise of him. >> i'm going to say great things about him. i've already said he is really very much of a leader. >> reporter: the kremlin took an opportunity last weekend to parade some world war ii military hardware. this is what putin yearns to reclaim-- an era when russia was a major player and wasn't subject to u.s. pressure or. the kremlin hopes a new era like that is dawning now, scott, with a trump administration so tied up in trying to manage a deeply divided america, that it has neither time nor energy to try and manage russia, too. >> pelley: elizabeth palmer beneath the clock tower for us tonight. thank you, liz. coming up next on the cbs evening news, we'll crunch the numbers to see how trump won and
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>> pelley: how evenly divided is the nation? well, listen to this. out of 120 million votes cast, each candidate got a little bit less than 60 million with the popular vote with clinton ahead pie only 200,000. anthony mason shows us how trump scored his upset. >> reporter: the trump victory was built on several key pillars, scott. trump won but he also won white women by a similar margin. his greatest strength came from whites without a college degree. he had nearly a 40-point edge among those voters. when we asked voters most important quality they were looking for, number one was a candidate who can bring about change. donald trump won 83% of these voters. now, after the release of the "access hollywood" tape some republican leaders un-endorsed trump and it look liked there could be significant defections
didn't happen. he won 81% of conservatives and white evangelicals, nine out of 10 republicans voted for trump. at the same time, clinton under-performed with three key groups in the democratic coalition. she won 55% of young voters but mr. obama took 60% four years ago. she won 88% of african american vote. president obama had 93% in 2012. even with the hispanic vote where early voting suggested new strength for only 65%. mr. obama polled six points higher. in the end, republicans came home. democrats, it seemed, stayed home. finally, 13% of voters made up their minds in the last week, and they broke strongly for trump in key battleground states. he won a majority of late deciders in pennsylvania, wisconsin, michigan, and florida, the biggest marge nin wisconsin, 58-30 at 1%, and
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>> pelley: preelection jitters gave way to major mood swings in the financial markets. as trump racked up toorm votes last night, dow futures plunged. the unpredictable outsider made invest but trump's calm acceptance speech seemed to calm the nerves and the dow rallied today. the trump victory was met with protests in a number of cities. today in berkeley, california, thousands of high school students and teachers walked out of class. there were also marchs in new york city. several hundred people in columbus circle, not all that far from trump tower. in chicago, a huge crowd, possibly in the thousands, protested in the streets outside
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okay?" i didn't know who they wanted for president. it didn't matter, because this was the swreet election on both sides of the divide. do these words sum up for you the faults in these campaigns? passionate partisanship. absurd judgment. and ambitious self-serving behavior? well, if so, consider those are the words that john adams used in 1776 to advocate for a constitution with three branches of government-- and hopelessly encumbered by hobbles known as checks and balances. james madison called the separation of powers "the essential precaution in favor of liberty." the american government is inefficient. these days we call it gridlock, but that is what the founders were striving for, a system that would slow down, even stop, when politics became too partisan, absurd, and self-serving.
breaker that prevents real damage. if you're among those who believe this was the election no one saw coming, you're mistaken. the founders could not have imagined the horizons of our modern world, but the range of human nature is ever the same. from the second-floor windows of a building in philadelphia, they could see a distance of 229 years. are you going to get what you want from the next government? no telling. no question. for some of you, our regular local programming is coming up next, but for many, the special edition of the cbs evening news will continue in just a moment. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by
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