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on twitter. hope you set your dvr so you never miss an episode. see you tomorrow night. thanks for being with us. breaking tonight, president-elect donald trump takes his thank you tour to north carolina and writes a bit of a new chapter for his plan for america promising to back global threats to beat those back and create new benefits for our veterans and new jobs for u.s. workers. welcome to "the kelly file." i'm in for megyn kelly. thanks for joining us. in a speech before a crowd of mostly military families in north carolina, mr. trump a little bit late bad weather as they came into the state of north carolina. he got to the stage and vowed to focus on defeating terrorism, destroying isis, and at one point as we expected he brought general james mattis onto the stage. he calls him mad dog though the
general says that's not his favorite nickname. he doesn't rebuff the president-elect too much on that. he's been selected as the next secretary of defense. that wasn't the only issue president-elect trump talked about tonight. let's watch some of it. all right. we're going to get to that in a moment. it was really so much of a discussion today was about deals and the art of the deal, shall we say. he started this morning at trump tower and he carried those make america great themes on the economic front to fayetteville tonight in moments we're going to get reaction from trump's transition team member. first let's go to our national correspondent john roberts traveling with the president-elect today in fayetteville, north carolina, with reaction from the room there. good evening to you.ç >> martha, good evening to you. the message is finally complete. that's the which he started off last week in cincinnati. and then all of a sudden cut on
to a tangent that was almost like festivus with the grievances. that's where trump went for 15 or 20 minutes in cincinnati. almost none of that tonight. there was acknowledgement of people saying he wasn't going to win. when the card started booing, o no, they finally get it, this is a movement they'veseen before and they have to acknowledge trump has done something unique in this country. he talked about the book of the future of america has yet to be written and he pointed out to people in the crowd, and he did this in cincinnati, what we know is the eventual outcome. we do know the pages will be written by each and every one of you. as you can imagi street from the 82nd airborne headquarters in ft. bragg, the big marine base is not too far from here, a lot of military people in the audience and trump paid a big tribute to the
military tonight saying that military families are a national treasure and he is going to pledge to take care of each and every one of them. also reiterating his plan to rebuild the military but casting it not as an act of aggression but an act of prevention, repeating what ronald reagan said back in the 1980s, the doctrine of peace through strength. then he brought out general mattis, mad dog plays no games. mattis came out, spoke for 30 seconds or so. one of the things that he said that is critical in this whole idea of him getting the nod as secretary of doefts is if i get that waiver from congress. then donald trump said he'll get that waiver from congress. if he doesn't, there's going to be a lot of angry people in this country because he has not been retired from the military, martha, he needs a special waiver from congress so he can take that position as the civilian head of the pentagon. the republicans are in a budget deal this friday. qualifying legislation had a would grease the skids for that to happen that will run against
opposition from democrats, martha. we'll see how all that have goes between now and friday. >> john, thank you very much. let's take you back to fayetteville from this evening, hear some of what mr. trump had to say to that very embracing crowd. watch. >> every generation a new threat to freedom arises. and just as we defeated these threats we faced generations in the past and you understand that so, too, will we defeat the forces of terrorism. it's unseen in many cases but we'll defeat that force, and we're going it to defeat it strongly and quickly. we will prevail. and you understand this. foreign regimes that we know nothing about. that we shouldn't be involved with. instead our focus must be on defeating terrorism andç
destroying isis. >> so joining me now anthony, a member of president-elect donald trump it trump's executive team. good to have you both here. >> thanks, martha. >> i want it to talk about, dial back to what started this morning as a pretty fascinating day with a couple of stories. we'll get to boeing in a minute. the japanese banker, the president-elect brought this gentleman out. he tweeted to all of his follow ers that this it deal would never have happened. it's kind of like a deal a day, anthony, that we're getting here. >> well, it may be a deal an hour. what i think the message he wants to bring to the american
people he's going to be out there working for them. he wants to make the country great and improve the quality of life for middle-class people and working class families in the country. he's really a venture capitalist, so much more than a banker. for him to be investing that kind of money in our society is a big message to the world that the united states is going to be open for business with president-elect trump as president. it's exciting for people. >> it does bring an optimism and i know democrats will say 1,000 jobs here -- >> no, not at all. first i have to say my congratulations to my friend anthony. he worked so hard in this election and it was such a great victory for you and the president-elect. >> no, but he and deidra are winners and i want to acknowledge that. >> i wanted to get my wife into the equation. >> i know who is really the power in the family. i know the power. >> it's always the wife. >> the point simply here we all want to see our economy grow and it's not a partisan issue.
i wish more republicans acknowledged we have the greatest private sector job growth under president obama and look at how the market has done under his administration, how strong it's been. it's clearly important. when we saw the announcement of the investment of the jobs by the japanese today that important announcement mr. son made, it's great. it didn't happen in two weeks. he's been planning this for a very long time and it was very appropriate he made this announcement with the president-elect. i'm not dismissing that. let's be mindful he's an owner -- a principal shareholder with sprint. he wanted to do a deal with t-mobile and it was rejected in 2013. maybe he's trying to get his good graces in. >> donald trump was tweeting that the deal never would have happened. >> people are investing and america's open for business, robert? >> america has been open for business regularly. and i think it's great that he's investing. it's great that the president-elect is making this his focus and he can do well
with democrats on it, too. >> there seems to be a joy that surrounds these deals and the scene we saw at carrier last week, there's an optimism that surround these moments of kind of celebrating jobs and celebrating american corporations. it's interesting.ç let's watch what doug put together on the boeing deal. i want to get more. mr. trump raised a ruckus on twitter today calling out boeing for its latest air force one price tag. mr. trump wrote this, quote, boeing is building a brand-new 747 air force one for future presidents but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. cancel order! doug mccalloway joins us. >> reporter: when markets opened this morning boeing's stock priced dropped $2 a share after the early morning donald trump tweet, a tweet he later reiterated in person with a rare appearance in the lobby of the trump tower. >> the plane is totally out of control. it's going to be over $4
billion. it's for air force one program. i think it's ridiculous. i think boeing is doing a little bit of a number. we want boeing to make a lot of money but not that much money. okay, thank you. >> reporter: no one seems to know where trump came up with that number of $4 billion. boeing said it spent $170 million for initial research thus far. the air force says it has budgeted but expects the number to change as the program matures. regardless of the hard numbers, it's clear that trump is sending a signal that business as usual in washington will not stand. >> about half of all pentagon contracts only have one bidder. if the president-elect's intent is to say we need to reform how the pentagon does business, then he's absolutely right. >> reporter: but trump may have had another purpose, to reaffirm his long-standing campaign pledge to punish american companies that move manufacturing overseas. both boeing and lockheed martin
are looking at building f-18 fighter jets in india. there's a potential down side. the air force said buying spare parts for aging aircraft may turn out to be more expensive than buying admittedly pricey new planes. martha, back to you. >> we're learning to speak donald trump's language. when he goes $4 billion, it might be $170 million. the point is he's saying we spend too much stuff on this, robe robert. >> the point made now in the package is very important. it may be sending a message, and this is where president-elect trump can work with democrats, that if you're going to ship your jobs overseas we're going to be tough on you because the democrats have had many pieces of legislation. under our tax code you get a tax break as a business if you move your business, you get your tax break if you move your business overseas. you get a tax deduction. republicans have been all for this. now donald trump may be able to form a bipartisan coalition. >> you bring up an interesting
point. let them -- it's a free market. let them make the mopey the best way they can. if it's cheaper overseas, what their job is to make money. >> i think it's also to be responsible from the government side in terms of procurement. let's make it very fair to the american people and make the process competitive. the $4 billion number comes from the $2.7 billion with the overruns. i want to push back on whatç t numbers are. i think the president-elect really says this, a $4 billion number, he likes things on time and under budget, martha, and i think that washington has to get ready for that because he's starting to staff people at the pentagon like general mattis and others that he's going to bring on the team. they're going to be focused on this and screening out the waste and giving that money back to the american people. isn't that what we all want? >> i think you're probably right. >> you have a good shot of that happening. >> just like with the carrier deal it turned out to be about
that and the united technologies. in this one you have this it deal with the f-14s, when they're going to be outsourcing some of that to india, some of that business. they squabble with how that would break out but they want to keep some of those jobs in texas as well. it's a big, broad message that is being sent to these companies. >> it's a lot of fun. it's an exciting time in america and for the citizens, we are open for business. >> great to see you. thank you very much for boeing here tonight. also tonight what mr. trump said about terrorism, it was different from what president obama said in it a national security speech, the final one of his presidency. he had a message to get across. what was it? we compare and contrast next. plus, the issue of immigration came up in the president-elect's speech tonight. less than 24 hours after california made a move to become america's first sanctuary state. not just sanctuary city but the entire state. when we come back on a very busy
we will stop foreign regimes that we know nothing about. our focus must be on defeating terrorism and destroying isis. this destructive cycle of intervention and chaos must finally come to an end. we build up our military not as an act of aggression but as an act of prevention we pursue and build up arms not to seek conflict but to avoid conflict. we want to be strong. in short, we seek peace through strength. >> the president-elect speaking less than an hour ago promising a different foreign policy than we have seen over the course of the last eight years.
a new security report painting a frightening picture of the threats that face america and hen president obama took a victory lap on his efforts to keep the country safe. >> we are breaking the back of isis. we're taking away its safe haven. we should take great pride in the progress we've made over the last eight years. no foreign terrorist organize has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland. but the pain of those who lost loved ones in boston and san bern ardino and ft. hood and orlando, that pain continues to this day.
approaching the scale of 9/11, the threat will endo you remember. >> more with fox news contributor and former speechwriter to george w. bush, and former assist aant to president clinton, matt bennett. welcome to both of you. good to have you here. >> good to be here. >> when you listen to how carefully warded the president's phrases are there, things like al qaeda and you look at the wider picture of islamic terrorism that we have seen in ferms terms of attacks from nic paris and the ones here at home, is it a difficultish. >> you, matt? >> i don't think so. as he pointed out, the people who hit us on 9/11, that organization has been incredibly weakened. obviously we got bin laden, much of their top leadership and they're really no long er the
force they were in the world. what has happened to the united states domestically in the eight years of the obama presidency is very similar to what happened under bush after 9/11 which is to say there were no coordinated terrorist attacks here the way there have been in europe. we've had lone wolf attacks, a couple times it was brothers or people living in the same household, but no coordinated attacks. that's a huge accomplishment in an age of islamic terror. >> it would make me feel good if it were true. al qaeda is not weaker than it was when president obama took over. it's stronger. its affiliates around the world -- i'm sorry, matt, you're wrong. >> i'm not wrong. >> it is the biggest affiliate in syria is one of the biggest threats to america. >> i'm talking about al qaeda.
>> the al nusra front, they have now spread into something like 29 countries over the course of the last eight years, killed more than 2,000 people and you look at the advances made under the war in iraq and afghanistan and then when we pulled out these groups splintered and grew. i know this is the point you're making, it's a tough argument.ç >> it is a tough argument. al qaeda is stronger than it was. every expert who studies this will tell you that al qaeda is not weak. they're very strong. and then you have isis. when president came no office his own cia director said that al qaeda had been in iraq had been decimated. today they have tens of thousands, they are in libya, yemen, saudi arabia, turkey, egypt, pakistan, nigeria and afghanistan.
they're coming after us. >> we know that. there's no question isis is a huge threat. the fact of the matter is thankfully isis has not been able to or not -- >> yet. >> perhaps yet, but let me be clear about something. mark seems to be laying this at the feet of president obama. let's remember who broke the middle east which was the war of choice that president bush fought in iraq and negotiated -- >> matt, i hear what you're saying but i think what people do feel uncomfortable with is the president painting any sort of rosy picture about big accomplishments here. they feel the world is much less safe. wouldn't it be better for the president to really give it to people in an honest way in terms of what he sees and what so many see as a threat that it is growing out there and we do need to step up our efforts with. go ahead. >> yes.
but i think he has done that. what obama has been criticized for is his nuance when it comes to foreign policy and he is clear that things in the middle east are very, very bad. things in libya went south. things in syria are horrifically bad. >> name a place where they're good. name a place where they're good, matt. they're not good anywhere. he was citing progress in afghanistan today. the obama administration bragged that they blew up, they launched an attack on an al qaeda training camp when he came to office there were no al qaeda camps in afghanistan. >> gentlemen, thank you. >> more dangerous everywhere. >> thank you very much. conversation to continue. thank you, gentlemen. so we also heard mr. trump talk about border security tonight, less than 24 hours after california took steps to become the first sanctuary state in the country. that and house republicans tonight joined democrats and derailed an effort to impeach the irs commissioner. this is fascinating.
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the form of the resolution is house resolution 828 impeaching john andrew, commissioner of the internal revenue service for high crimes and misdemeanors. you might want to listen to what we say first and then you can moan and groan. >> that was today. outgoing caucus chairman jim jordan wanting to impeach. republicans joined democrats to derail the effort voting instead to send the issue to the judiciary. the freedom caucus has been leading the charge for more than a year accusing him of
misleading the irs, targeting conservative groups. was anyone ever held accountable for that? actually, no. no one really ever was. here to explain the resolution and where it goes from here hoho congressman jim jordan. welcome. good to have you here. the first question is why did your own republican friends on your side of the aisle not go along with you on this? >> look, don't understand that. they sent the resolution to the committee where it's been the last 18 months. it was sent there so we wouldn't be able to actually impeach him and hold him accountable. this election was about doing what hard working families want tus to do and part of that is draining the swamp and making sure people are being held accountable. never forget what john costigan did. when he came in as commissioner he learned there were missing e-mails. he waited months to tell congress while we were in the middle of several investigations and in the same time frame the
irs destroyed 422 backup tapes containing potentially 24,000 e-mails and then when he testified in front of congress, he made numerous statements that turn out to be false. somehow this town, it's okay to put this resolution back in committee where it's been for 18 months and not actually vote to impeach this guy. i'm disappointed that's the way it turned out and i think the american people are, too. >> you just go back in your mind to those people who were tea party groups who wanted to have their status and they were put to the grill, some were investigated. they were horrified. lois learner, it all just went by the wayside. nobody ever, ever paid the piper for that, did they? >> no. and here's the clincher. it still continues.
they're still doing it. justç two weeks ago we learned the albuquerque tea party which applied for tax exempt status seven years ago went to court to get this worked out, was ultimately denied by the internal revenue service. the targeting still tips as evidenced by the case. >> are you upset with paul ryan who said it's time to move on to the trump agenda. we have a lot of stuff we want to accomplish. we're not going down this road. >> the american people this election are, appropriately so, fed up with this double standard, the idea there's one set of rules for you and me and we, the people, and a different standard for the politically connected like john koskinen and hillary clinton. that's not you how it's supposed to work in this country. equal treatment under the law. no citizen could get away with this behavior but it's okay for john koskinen. we have to kech this amakeep th amazing principle that says everyone is treated equally
under the law. >> apparently no executive branch official has been ousted since 1876. so it is easy to keep your job if you work in that town. thank you very much. >> you bet. >> congressman, good to see you as always. >> you bet, thank you. right now thousands and thousands and thousands of people are pouring into our country. we have no idea who they are, where they come from, do they love us. in a lot of cases, no, they don't love us. a trump administration will always put the safety and security of the american people first. >> a little while ago tonight in north carolina. a kelly file follow-up now. president-elect trump showing no signs of backing down on the immigration front suggesting that we could see a big clash between the feds and officials in california. where democrats are taking steps to make california the first
sanctuary state in the country. for more on this i'm joined by donald trump supporter and a democratic strategist and fox news contributor. welcome to both of you. good to have you both here tonight. a sanctuary state, good idea, julie? >> i'm not sure if it's so much a sanctuary state as it is a proposal in the legislature to provide more legal aid to people who are not here legally to make sure they don't get that due process. that's not providing sanctuary as due process to everybody living in this country regardless of immigration status. and that may be something that donald trump and republicans are opposed to but certainly many people in california and around the country think that our laws should apply equally to those who are here and really and those not legally. >> one of the things that is a head scratcher is that it's been made clear that the first concern is people who are criminals, we looked at a picture of the man who killed
kate steinle, kicked out of the country five times and allowed to get back in without being prosecuted under the law that is already in place. so should people who are law abiding citizens, who live here illegally, should they be concerned at this point? >> well, that'sç exactly right and these legislators are blurring the line between those who haven't committed the crime but are here legally and like the man who killed kate steinle. look, this isn't sanctuary from persecution. this is sanctuary from the rule of law, from a legal process, and that's what makes it illegal. it's incredibly reckless and, guess what, martha, this risk not having federal funding cut off from a city or a county but an entire state of 39 million people is reckless and done for political expediency because we know jerry brown and his cronies think the people they're coming to the rescue of are going to vote democrat.
that's what this boils down to. they could be prosecuted, i might add, for harboring fugitives, it's a giant mess. they need to stop it now. mr. trump will go after the worst of the worst and not the law-abiding people here working and just happen to need legal status. >> that's one of the issues, i think a lot of people who come into this country and their visa runs out, they leave, they go back to their country, they wait for three years, they reapply, they get in, sometimes have to pay exorbitant fees so they can legally stay here. they look at what's going on in california, why do they get different rules than i got? why did i have to spend most of my life savings to stay here and they come in and everybody will protect them? >> let's be clear most of the people here now are not leaving. unless donald trump wants to deport over 11 million immigrants who are not here legally, which i don't think even he's proposing anymore although he did at one point, that's a nice pipe dream but
it's not going to get done and if it is going to get done we'll spend billions upon billions having a national security force. >> are you okay with protecting criminals? >> no. >> people who are living there -- >> very different. >> it is different but you can't lump it all in together. that's the problem. >> you're not. i want to add one thing to what david said. the reality is these are people who are going to vote democratic. they cannot vote. they are not citizens. >> not yet. watch what happens. >> watch what happens when? it didn't happen under barack obama or under bill clinton. >> julie is right about one thing. trump isn't going to go after the 11 million who aren't committing problems or crimes, the legislators jerry brown and the people like gil garcetti and charlie beck, the police chief in l.a., they're blurring that line, pretending he's going to go after everybody, just a total lie. >> he said that earlier, by the way. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> so coming up a colossal turnaround in germany as angela
developing tonight in a remarkable 180 german chancellor angela merkel is calling for a ban of burqas. in moments we will be joined by act for america founder. first to trace gallagher who is on assignment in hawaii for the details on this turnaround. trace, good evening. >> reporter: it really is, martha, a difference of a few months. last summer angela amerimerkel saying there should be no full ban on islamic clothing saying that, in fact, germany needs to strike a balance and that muslim women need to use common sense about when to wear a burqa. today she said a full veil is not appropriate and that it should be outlawed wherever possible. watch. >> translator: with interhugh
map communication which plays a crucial role here, we show our faith. that is why the veiling is not appropriate and should be forbidden wherever legally possible. it does not belong to us. >> reporter: she also talked about strengthening german immigration laws. her policy has come under fire from the right saying it caused the refugee crisis. if the burqa ban goes into effect it would need lawmaker approval and tension over the refugees and the asylum seekers has never been higher after the rape and murder of a 19-year-old medical student allegedly by a 17-year-old afghan refugee. in fact, even the head of germany's police union said that it was merkel's policy that actually led to the death of this woman. we should note that 19-year-old victim was actually helping asylum seekers integrate into the german population. even some lawmakers on the left
have said it is now time for the vetting of refugees to get a whole lot tougher. >> the conversation is clearly changing on it this. thank you very much, trace gallagher in hawaii tonight. so joining me now, the exec it tiff director of care dallas. good to have you with us this evening. >> thank you for having me. >> what's your reaction to angela merkel's change of tune here? >> i think it's going against what a democraticç society wou put worth as a balanced way, a basic law that states religion should be uninfringed upon by the government. she's going against her own government and her own
constitution. >> what do you think about what she said when she talked about the openness. she's been under an enormous amount of pressure. they opened the door to 300,000 refugees. they have close to a million. close to 900,000. people feel some of the refugees have made them less safe. she said we're an open community and communication is something we value and having an open face is part of that in germany, in the western world. isn't it incumbent upon people who in some cases choose to choose burqas to -- they moved it to a place that shows open communication and part that have is showing your face. >> this really isn't about that, though. this is about scoring political points on the right, about taking a stance that will appease a certain part of the voting population, a certain part of the government, and the
timing is not a coincidence her announcing her run for a fourth term. so that's really what this is about. this isn't about communication or a german way of life. >> i think you're absolutely right about that. david cameron is gone. francois hollande is gone. the pushback of what happened in his country when they wouldn't let people wear burqas on the beach. france has been attacked by violent islamic extremists in his country. she is succumbing to political pressure and you feel the way she's doing it here is not appropriate. what do you think would be appropriate? >> you know, i think it's important for you to find other ways than going against your constitution, going against your laws that uphold religious liberties. find other ways to bridge the gap. legislating women's clothing is not the answer for her to keep
other place and her office. >> alia salem, thank you for being here. the founder and ceo of act for america, welcome. good to have you with us tonight. >> thank you. >> talk to me. what do you think about what you just heard? >> well, angela merkel realizes she has a problem and she needs to fix the problem if she wants to be re-elected. she is recognizing the whole multiculturalism thing does not work. actually she said more in her speech than just banning the burqa. she said we need to preserve our culture. we do not want tribal practices or a tribal culture coming. we do not want sharia law. we do not people coming with a different set of values. it has become very clear in western nations and especiallyç in europe because of the large influx of the islamic population in europe that the muslims are integrating are not assimilating, the burqa is a sign not just of clothing but a
sign of radicalism in a community. the more you see more burqas on the street the more you realize the community is infested with terrorism and it's the beginning signs of radicalism and that's what they are trying to combat. >> you heard the last guest said it's freedom of religion and that any democracy should respect freedom of religious liberty. >> muslims are welcome to practice their religion in any western nation. they can pray. they can build a mosque, worship whatever god they want. they have more freedom than any westerners have, people like you and me, and any muslim country. we are trying to find a balance where muslims can come to our western nation and assimilate and have an identity. women are equal in our societies it to men. a burqa renders a woman nonexistent, she is invisible. it's like hiding her. and this is not what we have in
the west. people have equal rights. we do not want sharia imposed on women in the west. they have rights as american women, as australian women, and that's what the west is trying to strike that balance and that's what angela merkel is referring to, trying to find the middle ground where muslim women can come to the country. they can wear a habbab as long as they show their face. we have to see a person's face to identify to make sure that they are the correct owner of a car, they are the correct person they say they are. not to mention terrorism. when you have a burqa you can be a man and we couldn't tell the difference because you have a cover. >> thank you very much. good to see you again. >> thank you. >> so we'll finish on a lighter note here tonight. a christmas classic to snuggle up to is under attack today as some suggest that the lovely song "baby it's cold outside" which suggests maybe they stay
some people are so disgusted they've written their own pc version. trace gallagher in the very warm pearl harbor of hawaii. hello, trace. >> reporter: the song is 72 years old and they say the lyrics are offensive. they say the guy actually drugged woman's drink. they are saying you can say in the lyrics every time she says she wants to leave he says, baby, it's cold outside, so now a minneapolis couple has the lyrics. watch. ♪ i really can't stay ♪ baby i'm cool with that ♪ this evening has been ♪ been hoping you get home safe ♪ ♪ i'm glad you had a real good time ♪ she says i ought to say no, no, no, sir. he says, you mind if i move in
closer. at least i'm going to say that i tried. what's the sense in hurting my pride. i really can't stay. baby don't hold out. they changed that, too. watch. ♪ i ought to say no, no, no ♪ you reserve the right to say no ♪ ♪ at least i'm going to say that i tried ♪ ♪ you reserve the right to say no ♪ ♪ i really can't stay ♪ well, you don't have to >> reporter: the couple says they're trying to raise awareness over date rape. this was a song written 72 years ago trying to say that men are evil and it was a song just about romance. >> and she says maybe just another drink more. there's a little sexual tension in the song that's exciting and good. that's what it's all about. trace, all right. sorry i had to explain that. have a great night, everybody. see you to
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