tv Your World With Neil Cavuto FOX News November 14, 2016 1:00pm-2:01pm PST
the commitments he made to his supporters with working with those who disagreed with him and members of congress and reaching out to constituencies that didn't vote for him, i think it's important for us to let him make his decisions and i think the american people will judge over the course of the next couple of years whether they like what they say and whether these are the kinds of policies and this is the direction that they want to see the country going. and my role is to make sure that when i hand off this white ho e house, that it is in the best possible shape and that i've been as helpful as i can to him in going forward and building on
the progress that we've made. my advice, as i said to the president-elect when we had our discussions was that campaigning is different from governing. i think he recognizes that. i think he's sincere in wanting to be a successful president. and moving in country forward. and i don't think any president ever comes in saying to himself, i want to figure out how to make people angry or alienate half the country. i think he's going to try as best he can to make sure that he delivers, not only for the people who voted for him but for the people at large. and the good thing is that there are going to be elections coming up so there's a bit-in incent i for him to try to do that. but, you know, it's only been six days and i think it will be
important for him to -- to have the room to staff up, to figure out what his priorities are, to be able to distinguish between what he was campaigning on and what is practical, what he can actually achieve. you know, there are certain things that make for good sound bites but don't always translate into good policy. and that's something that he and his team i think will wrestle with in the same way that every president wrestles with. i did say to him, as i've said publicly, that because of the nature of the campaigns and the bitterness and veracity of the campaigns, that it's really important to try to send some signals of unity and to reach
out to minority groups or women or others that were concerned about the tenor of the campaign. and i think, you know, that's something that he will -- he will want to do, but this is all happening a little fast. he's got commitments to supporters that helped to get him here and he's going to have to balance those. and over the coming weeks and months and years, my hope is that those impulses ultimately win out. but too early to start making judgments on that. >> has that changed after meeting with him? >> i think that he successfully mobilized a big chunk of the
country to vote for him and he's going to win. he has won. he's going to be the next president. and regardless of what experience or assumptions he brought to the office, this office has a way of waking you up. and those -- those aspects of his positions or predispositions that don't matchup with reality, he will find shaken up pretty quick because reality has a way of asserting itself. and some of his gifts that obviously allowed him to execute one of the biggest political upsets in history, those are
ones that hopefully he will put to good use on behalf of all the american people. scott horzly. >> thank you, mr. president. you're off to europe who is facing some of the same pressures we've seen in this country. when you spoke at the u.n. you talked about the choices facing between integration and building walls. >> right. >> what choice do you think the american people made last week and if there's still a chance for what you called a direction before europeans make some of their choices. >> i think the american people recognize that the world has shrunk. that it's interconnected, that you're not going to put that genie back in the bottle. the american people recognize that their careers or their kids careers are going to have to be more dynamic, that they might
not be working at a single plant for 30 years but they might have to change careers, they might have to get more education, they might have to retool or refratr. i think the american people are game for that. they want to make sure that the rules of the game are fair and what they that means is that if you look at surveys around americans' attitudes on trade, the majority of the american people still support trade. but they are concerned about whether or not trade is fair and whether we've got the same access to other countries' markets as they have with us. is there just a race to the bottom when it comes to wages and so forth. now, i made an argument, thus
far unsuccessfully, that the trade deal we had organized tpp did exactly that, that it strengthened workers e.r.a. rights and environmental rights, leveled the playing field and as a consequence would be good for american workers and american businesses. but that's a complex argument to make when people remember plants closing and jobs being offshore. so part of what i think this election reflected was people wanting that course correction that you described and the message around stopping surges of immigration, not creating new trade deals that may be unfair, i think those were themes that played a prominent role in the campaign. as we now shift to governing, my
argument is that we do need to make sure that we have an orderly lawful immigration process, but that if it is orderly and lawful, immigration is good for our economy. it keeps this country young, it keeps it dynamic. we have entrepreneurs and strivers who come here and are willing to take risks and that's part of the reason why america historically has been successful. it's part of the reason why our economy is stronger and better positioned than most of our other competitors is because we got a younger population that's more dynamic. when it comes to trade, i think when you're governing it will become increasingly apparent that if you were to just eliminate trade deals with
mexico, for example, well, you've got a global supply chain, the parts that are allowing auto plants that were about to shut down to now employ double shifts is because they're bringing in some of those parts to assemble out of mexico. and so it's not as simple as it might have seemed. and the key for us, when i say us, i mean americans, but i think particularly for progressives, is to say your concerns are real, your anxieties are real. here's how we fix it. hire minimum wagers, stronger, worker protection so workers have more leverage to get a bigger piece of the pie. stronger financial regulations, not weaker ones. yes to trade but trade that ensures that these other coun y
countricountr countries that trade us with are not engaging in child labor, for example. being attentive to inequality and not tone deaf to it but offering prescriptions that are actually going to help folks in communities that feel forgotten. that's going to be our most important strategy. and i think we can successfully do that. people will still be looking to the united states. our example will still carry great weight. and it continues to be my strong belief that the way we are going to make sure that everybody feels a part of this global economy is not by shutting ourselveses off from each other even if we could but rather by working together more effectively than we have in the
past. >> thanks, mr. president. some of the harsh words you had about mr. trump, calling him temperame temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief. did anything surprise you when you had him in your office, and, also, i want to know does anything concern you about a trump presidency? >> well, we had a very cordial conversation. and nothing surprised me to some degree because i think that he is obviously a gorgarious person. he is somebody who likes to mix it up and to have a vigorous debate and what's clear is that he was able to tap in to, yes,
the anxieties, but also the enthusiasm of his voters in a way that was impressive. and i said to him, because i think that to the extent that there were a lot of folks who missed the trump phenomenon, i think that connection that he was able to make with his supporters, that was impervious to. events that might have sunk another candidate, that's powerful stuff. i also think that he is coming to this office with fewer set hard and fast policy prescriptions than a lot of other presidents might be
arriving with. i don't think he is ideological. i think ultimately he's pragmatic in that way. and that can serve him well as long as he's got good people around him and he has a clear sense of direction. do i have concerns? absolutely. of course i've got concerns. you know, he and i differ on a whole bunch of issues. but the federal government and our democracy is not a speed boat. it's an ocean liner,s i discovered when i came in to office. it took a lot of really hard work for us to make significant policy changes, even in our first two years when we had larger majorities than mr. trump will enjoy when he comes into office.
and one of the things i advised him to do was to make sure that before he commits to certain courses of action, he's really dug in and thought through how various issues play themselves out. i'll use an obvious example, where we have a difference but it will be interesting to see what happens in the coming year. and that's the affordable care act. so obviously this has been the holy grail for republicans over the last six, seven years, was we got to kill obamacare. now, that has been taken as an article of faith, but this is terrible, it doesn't work, and we have to undo it. but now that republicans are in charge they've got to take a look and say, let's see, we've got 20 million people who have
health insurance who didn't have it before. health care costs generally have gone up a significantly slower rate since obamacare was passed than they did before, which has saved the federal treasury hundreds of billions of dollas.s people who have health insurance are benefiting in all sorts of ways that they may not be aware of. everything from no longer having lifetime limits on the claims that they can make to seniors getting preription drug discounts under medicare, to free mammograms. now, it's one thing to characterize this thing as not working when it's just an abstraction. now, suddenly you're in charge and you're going to repeal it, okay, well, what happens to those 20 million people who have health insurance? are you going to just kick them
off and suddenly they don't have health insurance? in what ways are their lives better because of that? are you going to repeal the provision that insures that if you do have health insurance on your job and you lose your job or you change jobs or you start a small business that you're not discriminated against because you have a pre-existing condition. that's really popular. how are you going to replace it? are you going to change the policy that kids can stay on their parents' health insurance plan until they're 26? how are you going to approach all these issues? now, my view is that if they can come up with something better that actually works and a year or two after they've replaced the affordable care act with their own plan, that 25 million
people have health insurance and it's cheaper and better and running smoothly, i'll be the first one to say, that's great, congratulations. if, on the other hand, whatever the proposing results in millions of people losing coverage and results ineople who already had health insurance losing protections that were contained in the legislation, then we're going to have a problem. i think that's not going to be unique to me. i think the american people will respond that way. so i think on a lot of issues what you're going to see is now comes the hard part, now is governance. we are going to be able to present to the incoming administration a country that is stronger, a federal government
that is working better and more efficiently, a national security apparatus that is both more effective and truer to our values, energy policies that are resulting in not just less pollution but also more jobs, and i think the president-elect rightly would expect that he's judged on whether we improve from that baseline. and on those metrics or things get worse. and if things get worse, then the american people will figure that out pretty quick. and if things get better, then more power to him and i'll be the first to congratulate him. >> mr. president, you had talked specifically about his temperament. >> uh-huh. >> do you still have any concern about his temperament?
>> as i said, because athena asked the question, whatever you bring to this office, this office has a habit of magnifying and pointing out and then hopefully you correct for. this may seem like a slight example but i know myself well to know i can k. not keep track of paper. i'm not well organized in that way. so pretty quickly after i'm getting stacks of briefing books coming in every night i say to myself, i've got to figure out a system because i have bad filing, sorting, and organizing habits. and i've got to find some people who can help me keep track of this stuff. that seems trivial but actually it ends up being a pretty big
piece of business. i think what will happen with the president-elect is there are going to be certain elements of his temperament that will not serve him well unless he recognizes them and corrects them, because when you're a candidate and you say something that is inaccurate or controversial, it has less impact than it does when you're president of the united states. everybody around the world is paying attention. markets move. national security issues require a level of precision in order to make sure that you don't make mistakes. and i think he recognizes that this is different. and so do the american people. i'm going to take just a couple more questions and then i'll get out of here.
nadia? >> thank you, mr. president. president-elect trump -- lev level -- what would you say if he altered part of it around what would you advise him considering that he's saying he's open to your advice? and i'm curious, [ inaudible question ] you go back to bosnia and warn againsthe killing of americans there. many were criticized the administration. are you willing to let it fall under your watch and how do you take president-elect trump's statement that he won't support the syrian opposition? thank you. >> iran is a good example of the
gap i think between some of the rhetoric in this town, not unique to the president-elect, and the reality. i think there was a really robust debate about the merits of the iran deal before it is completed. and i actually was pretty proud of how our democracy process went. it was a serious debate. people of good will or on both sides of the issue. ultimately we were able to persuade members of congress and the public, at least enough of them, to support it. at the time the main argument against it was iran wouldn't abide by the deal, that they would cheat. we now have over a year of evidence that they have abided by the agreement. that's not just my opinion.
it's not just people in my administration. that's the opinion of israeli military and intelligence officers who are part of a government that vehemently opposed the deal. so my suspicion is that when the president-elect comes in and he's consulting with his republican colleagues on the hill that they will look at the facts, because to unravel a deal that's working and preventing iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon would be hard to explain, playly if the alternative were to have them freed from any obligations and go ahead and pursue a weapon. and keep in mind this is not just an international agreement between us and the iranians, this is between the p51 and
other countries, other allies. for us to pull out would then require us to start sanctioning those other countries, in europe or china or russia, that were still abiding by the deal because from their perspective iran had done what it was supposed to do. so it becomes more difficult, i think, to undo something that's working than undo something that isn't working. and when you're not responsible for it, i think you can call it a terrible deal. when you are responsible for the deal, then preventing iran from getting a nuclear weapon, you're more likely to look at the facts. that is going to be true in other circumstances. for example, the paris agreement. i think there's been a lot of
talk about the possibility of undoing thisnternational agreement. now, you've got 200 countries that have signed up for this thing. and the good news is that what we've been able to show over the last five, six, eight years is that it's possible to grow the economy really fast and possible to bring down carbon emissions as well. it's not just a bunch of rules that we've set up. you've got utilities that are putting in solar panels and creating jobs. you've got the big three automakers who have seen record sales and are overachieving on the fuel efficncy standards that we set. turns out that people like not having to fill up as often and save money at the pump, even if
it's good for the environment. you've got states like california that have been moving forward on a clean energy age a agenda, separate and apart from any federal regulations that have put forward. in fact, 40% of the country already lives under -- in states that are actively pursuing what's embodied in the paris agreement and the clean power plant rule. and even states like texas that politically tend to oppose me, we've seen huge increases in. wind power and solar power and you've got some of the country's biggest companies like google and walmart, all pursuing energy efficiency because it's good for the bottom line. so what we've been able to do is embed a lot of these practices in to how our economy works and
it's made our economy more efficient. it's helped the bottom line of folks and it's cleaned up the environment. what the paris agreement now does is say to china and india and other countries that are potentially polluting, come onboard. let's work together so you guys do the same thing. and the biggest threat when it comes to climate change and pollution isn't going to come from us because we only had 300 million people, it's going to come from china with over a billion people and india with over a billion people and if they are pursuing the same kinds of strategies that we did before we became more aware of the environment, then our kids will be choked off. and so again, do i think that this new administration will make some changes? absolutely. but these international agreements, the tradition has
been that you carry them forward across administrations, particularly if once you actually examine them it turns out that they're doing good for us in binding other countries in the behavior that will help us. all right. last question. justin i'm sorry. okay. you're right. you are right about that. with respect to syria, in benghazi we had an international mandate. we had a u.n. security resolution. we had a broad-based coalition and we were able to car out support missions that achieved the initial goal of preventing benghazi from being slaughtered fairly quickly. it's no secret, you know this region well, that syria is a much more messy situation with proxies coming from every
direction. and so i wish that i could bring this to a halt immediately. we have made every effort to try to bring about a political resolution to this challenge. john kerry has spent an infinite amount of time trying to negotiate with russians and iranians and gulf states and other parties to try to end the killing there. but if what you're asking is do we have the capacity to carry out the same kinds of military actions in syria that we did in libya, the situation is obviously different. we don't have that option available to us. and so we're going the have to continue to try to pursue as best we can a political solution and in the interim, put as much
pressure as we can to the parties to arrive at humanitarian safe spaces and cease-fires that at least alleviate the suffering that's on the ground. i recognize that that has not worked. and it is something that i continue to think about every day and we continue to try to find some formula that would allow us to see that suffering end. but i think it's not surprising to you because you study this deeply that if you have a syrian military that is committed to killing its people indiscriminately as necessary and it is supported by russia,
that now has substantial military assets on the ground and are actively support that regime, and iran actively support that regime, and we are supporting what has to be our number one national security priority, which is going after isil, both in mosul and ultimately in raqqa, that the situation is not the same as it was in libya. and obviously there's some who question the steps we took in libya. i continue to believe that is the right thing to do although as i indicated before, in the aftermath of that campaign, and in the world community not sufficiently support the need for some sort of security structures there and now is a situation that we have to get back into a better place. i've given you -- okay.
last question is justin. >> thank you, mr. president. i wanted to bring to things over your desk in the next couple of months as you prepare for the trump administration. one is at least 3/4 of a million undocumented immigrants provide federal government information about consulting the family part of your deferred action program. i'm wondering if there's anything you can do to reassure them or shield that information from trump, the incoming trump administration considering his stance on immigration and the second is, the administration wanting to end restraint on you by congress governing aluminum -- your concern the gradual transfers that you pursue that are unlikely to continue under a trump administration, is this now the time to test this theory by moving the detainees?
>> both excellent questions. on the deferred action program that we have, relates to dreamers who are currently benefiting from these provisi s provisions, i will urge the president-elect and the incoming administration to think long and hard before they are endangering the status of what, for all practical purposes, are american kids. i mean, these are kids who were brought here by their parents. they did nothing wrong. they have gone to school. they have pledged allegiance to the flag. some of them have joined the military. they have enrolled in school.
by definition, if they're part of this program, they are solid, wonderful young people of good character. and it is my strong belief that the majority of the american people would not want to see suddenly those kids have to start hiding again. and that's something that i will encourage the president-elect to look at. with respect to guantanamo, it is true that i have not been able to close the darn thing because of the congressional restrictions that have been placed on us. what is also true is we have greatly reduced the population.
you now have significantly less than 100 people there. there are some additional transfers that may be taking place over the next twomonths. there is a group of very dangerous people that we have strong evidence of having been guilty of committing terrorist acts against the united states, but because of the nature of the evidence in some cases, that evidence being compromised, it's very difficult to put them before a typical article iii court. and that group has always been the biggest challenge for us. my strong belief and preference is that we would be much better off closing gitmo, moving them to a. different facility that was clearly governed by u.s. jurisdiction, we would do it a lot cheaper and just as safely.
congress disagrees with me. and i gather that the president-elect does as well. we will continue to explore options for doing that. but keep in mind that it's not just a matter of what i'm willing to do, you know, one of the things you discover about being president is that there are all of these rules and laws and you've got to pay attention to them. and the people who work for you are also subject to those rules and norms. and that's the piece of advice that i gave to the incoming president. i am very proud of the fact that we will, knock on wood, leave this administration without significant scandal. we've made mistakes. there have been screw-ups, but i
will put the ethics of this administration and our track record in terms of just abiding by the rules and norms and keeping trust with the american people, i would put this administration against any administration in history. and the reason is because, frankly, we listen to the lawyers. we had a strong white house counsel's office, we had a strong ethics office, we had people in every agency who -- whose job it was to remind people this is how you're supposed to do things. it doesn't mean everybody always did everything exactly the way it's supposed to because we've got 2 million people working in the federal government, you know, if you're including the military. so we had to just try to institutionalize this as much as we could. and that takes a lot of work. and one of my suggestions to the incoming president is that he
take that part of the job seriously as well. again, you wouldn't know this if you were listening to some news outlets or some members of oversight committees in congress. but if you look at the facts, it works. and this is just one example of the numerous ways in which the federal government is much beer today than it was without people really knowing. you look at va. people remember that legitimate problems that were publicized in phoenix. it was scandalous what happened. what people don't remember is that we've brought in well over a million people who are getting benefits that weren't getting it
before. driven the backlog for disability benefits way down. cut homelessness in half. just made the agency work better, not work perfect but work better. and one of the models i always have with my stof is that better is good. perfect is unattainable. better is possible. and so we will try to share the lessons that we've learned over these last eight years with the incoming president and my hope is he makes theings better. and if he does, we'll all benefit from it. all right? thank you, everybody. you guys, some of you who are traveling, you get a chance to ask more questions. all right? thank you. >> all right. you've been listening to president of the united states and the headline had to be there that the people have spoken and a reference obviously to the election. and to those who have be
protesting, some even rioting over the election results. those who didn't votes for him have to realize that is how democracy works. it takes a while. he went on to say that he's very confident, mr. trump coming into office will weigh and appreciate all the intricacies of government and that there's a big difference between campaigns and then executing that as president of the united states. sarah westwood now, white house correspondent for the washington examiner. well, of course, he's entitled to a little bit of back patting on his own to say what he's leaving mr. trump. but obviously not sensing the magnitude of the american people who didn't quite agree with his conclusions that ultimately elected donald trump. but what did you think? >> exactly. you know, he's sort of papering over some of the larger failures of his pot sis. he's saying, you know, we got 20 million people covered by health care. not really mentioning the spike of obamacare premiums that just occurred just a few weeks ago.
not mentioning the fact that a lot of americans review the iran deal with skepticism, the back deal transactions that took place that were not part of the robust public debate that president obama cited. these were things that put president-elect trump on the path that he is now on to the white house. you heard president obama sort of laying the framework, potentially hinting as he does, that potentially president-elect trump won't be able to deliver on some of those promises. he was consistently saying this job is harder than it looks. governance is different than campaigning, potentially some of these things that donald trump has promised repealing obamacare, scaling back the trade deals, those don't make as much sense as trump and supporters might think so just wait to see how hard this is and that is the framework president obama was laying down sdm he's in a bit of a pickle, that is the presidents are, when he leaves for this last foreign trip, germany, greece, i believe, peru after that.
and he's got to address some of the same folks who he had warned about donald trump and how he was and that is mr. trump up to the task. now he's got to assure them that there will be continuity, saying that the nation is in a stronger position today than when he took office and that there won't be any weakening of resolve by the u.s. toward nato under a donald trump. he's going to have to pull a 180 saying that because he had great concerns, he expressed with the european leaders when he was last there. >> exactly. it's easy to see this trip if hillary clinton had won as a victory lap of sorts for president obama. a repud yags of trumpism and we reaffirmation of progressive principles that president obama had been push for eight years. now it's a little bit different for president obama. he has to go and acknowledge the fact that some parts of his foreign policy, like a cr likely going to die, like this trans
pacific partnership, when he goes to peru to the asian economic forum he's going to have to acknowledge that likely the united states might not be a part of that deal with pacific rim nations. he might have to acknowledge to some of these european allies the iran deal is going to be significantal terned or scrapped all together and that's something that president obama has to deal with. at the same time, a lot of these progressive leaders in europe are facing the same sort of phenomenon in their own country. merkel's party, prenfrench prest hollande is facing a nationalist paer party in their own nation as president obama just dealt with. >> very well put. great see you again. >> thank you. i want to getter man kaine's read on this. er maherman, one thing that strk me and how he thinks he's more flexible than his, pain appearances would indicate. i think he is ideological, referring to mr. trump. i think he's pragmatic.
what do you think? >> president obama said that and that was probably one of the most accurate things he said. and that is that obama is pragmatic. and he will be pragmatic. he is not ideological. i greet with president obama on that. this trip around the world was supposed to be obama's victory lap, as sarah said, for hillary clinton being elected. it didn't happen. and so in order for him to try and reassure countries that the relationships, quote, unquote, are still going to be unchanged, it's going to be very difficult. what i took away from this that i listen to most of the time was he still sees the world as he wants it to be rather than the way it is just like he saw this country the way he wants it to be rather than the way it is. and that's because i've concluded he's being cherry
picked and spoon fed only those few positive things that would allow him to create a narrative to justify his ideological position on everything. and so that's what i got out of this speech as well as he is still in denial about some substantive failures like obamacare that you cannot tweak. >> it's okay for a president leaving to try to put his administration in the best frame possible. but that frame, that -- those positions were rejected by the american people and produced donald trump. now, he tended to pivot a little bit to talk about how democrats have to be everywhere and in each and every locale, talked about his experience in iowa when he did that as if it was a political failure on democrats' part to get their ground game on. i'm just paraphrasing here. but that rejection of the
american voter was built more on rejection of his policies than any of hillary clinton's shortcomings of which -- >> absolutely. absolutely, i agree with you. and here's the other difference between president obama and president-elect trump. president obama surrounded himself with people that were ideologues, who told president obama what he wanted to hear. donald trump is the type of leader that will surround himself with people who will tell him what he needs to hear. that's how he gotlook at his fi appointments. he's been criticized by the liberal media because reince priebus is considered an insider and steve bannon is considered an outsider. so what? he's a prague mattist, he's going to force those two guys and even else to work together. that's what leaders do when they identify strengths in people and they want to make them part of that team. that's the big difference between president obama and -- >> do you think some of his more
rabid fans, those who walk over broken glass for him to the polls and many did, not literally, but would they be disappointed if he couldn't entirely scrap the health care act if, in fact, what he did was tinker with it rather than rip it up? he's already spoken, which wasn't a change from what he said on the campaign trail, but would he keep those provisions in there for those pre-existing conditions, keeping your kids on the policy longer? that is keeping part of something he said would be repealed. >> president obama, ezekiel emanuel and other architects are trying to change the character to tinker in order to maintain the provisions. i don't believe that's going to happen. donald trump is a leader and is a problem solver, understands something that all problem solvers understand. first, you take the problem and you dissect it into pieces. secondly, you prioritize those pieces. thirdly, you then start solving those pieces. he understands that. you can repeal the entire
obamacare and maintain all of those provisions that president obama feels so passionate about. >> and keep those 20 million who had insurance. >> yes. >> because the last thing you want is a crisis. >> one last point. >> sure. >> he talks about those 20 million people. he doesn't ever identify the people who have such high deductibles and have premiums that they effectively don't have any insurance. that's what they never talk about. and i believe that there are more people than that 20 million number than there are who now have insurance who wouldn't have had it. he's being told what he wants to hear. and that's why he sees the world and this nation as he wants it to be. >> flabbergasted over the results as you can still see. >> you can tell i don't have an opinion. >> i was wondering where you were coming from. thank you, very, very much. >> thanks. the president also addressed at the outset here probably all of these demonstrations,
protest, we had an unusual one today on the gulf coast involving high school kids largely who were let out of school. most of them way too young. certainly not of age 18. all to protest what would be a move on mr. trump to go after the so-called sanctuary cities or protection zones that would allow illegals to stay in this country and these kids were arguing on behalf of those illegals to stay here. it's their right. of course, that's not the case. but it just shows that part of what the president was saying is respect the election, respect what the american people have said. katie, gop strategist, independent women's voice, senior policy analyst, and danielle mcglocglockli nrk, attorney. >> what do you think the president was trying to say,
look, the people have spoken? you might not like it. i don't like it. but we have to honor it. >> yeah. as i was saying, sorry, i misheard you there. but youth is a wonderful thing. but you know what's even more wonderful is freedom. and what i would encourage these students to think about is it's wonderful to use your voice but it's important that they get educated on the mechanisms that sustain freedom in america for hundreds andactive. don't just yell out but get active. intern at your local congress person's office, be a congressional page. have respect and education and understanding for the process before you speak out so you can really make a difference. the mtv -- the outgoing mtv president he said, millennials disrupted this generation. the next generation he calls the rebuilders. they're going to rebuild it. if the high school students who are the rebuilders want do that, they have to understand how freedom is built. >> shehere is one thing i didn'
understand about the high school kids. god bless them if they are passionate even though they aren't old enough to vote. do you think they were put up to this? do you think that they were arguing on behalf of illegal actions to protect and cover for illegals who are here? >> no, i don't. i think that line is something that's being said about grown-ups who have been prote protesting in the streets. what cathy said is true but also the right aftof assembly and speech. they have the right to voice an opinion as part of the democratic process. >> do you think this is their own free will? this is something they felt and went out there? >> they are part of diverse schoolyards. they know the children who are possib possibly a threat -- it's like being the child of a heroine addict. you can't blame the children. i think the millennials -- the
young ma lillennials an opportunity. >> whether you are on this side of the issue or not, we have seen protests. some outright riots, particularly in portland, oregon, elsewhere where they have done damage and taken on the police firsthand. obvio obviously, the president spoke eloquently and said we have to move on. hillary clinton said as much. but we're not moving on. i'm wondering if this is spreading out further and what can be done, if anything can be done. >> sure. violence and destruction are not going to move us in the right direction. they're not going to bring the country together, unite anyone. as far as peaceful protests, this is about groups of people in our country who feel their voices have not been heard. it's a two-way street. there's a lot of people who voted for president-elect trump who feel they haven't been heard, they haven't been represented fairly or their concerns aren't being addressed.
that's why it was a change election. i hope the young students and anyone else who is protesting will, yes, want to be heard but they will want to hear what people are saying on the other side. >> quickly, the other thing i was left with is they seem to be protesting an administration that hasn't come into power yet, hasn't done anything yet. >> that's right. i think it's important point that was just made, which is it's great to be heard. but we also have to hear. we have to listen. if you look at president-elect trump's business experience and you look at his first week, well, it tells a different story than what they are protesting. he had a productive first week. give the guy a chance. >> thank you all for this breaking news. i apologize for cutting this short. all of this comes at a time a week ago today we didn't see any of this coming. did we? a week ago today it was a very different world. i mean, a really different world. (man) hmm. what do you think?
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trump obituaries. a week ago today, the grand old party was a lost cause. the democratic party was in the midst of a generational lock. a week ago today, pundits were writing about the last angry musings of a candidate trying to rally his base. unaware of what he was rallying went beyond his base. a week ago today, few pundits saw the shifting sands beneath them until that shift hit the fan and there was barely a dropped jaw among them. a week ago today, no sign they would be humbled, far more attention on this guy trump than how he would just bumble. it's amazing how much things could change in a week. it's weak the excuses experts have come up with from missing that. a week ago today, no signs of the big thing to come. here we are now and the great pivot is on, not from a media
that should be focusing on how it screwed up but on the man they dismissed and how he will now inevitably screw up. they are back to bashing him over staffing choices they never thought he would make. we are supposed to forget a week ago today what the same experts were saying. a week ago today, they were busy fooling us with data they said was indisputable. now we're supposed to forget blatant biases that are reprehensible? a week ago today they could almost get away with it because it looked like they were right. not so much now because they got it all so wrong. a week ago today, they could fool us. and make us think beyonce and lady gaga would wow us. until the music stopped and their excuses started. it would take one more day for it all to come crumbling down. but a week ago today, one last
day before the whole gig was up. amazing. good night. hello, everyone. it's 5:00 in new york city and this is "the five." president obama just wrapped up his first news conference since donald trump became president-elect. then mr. obama got into some of the politics makiing recommendations. the president began by telling democrats to basically get over it, trump won, blame yourselves for your loss.