tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS November 22, 2016 5:30pm-6:00pm MST
>> as long as i can get to the tu captioning sponsored by cbs .>> pelley: now his positions are in transition. the president-elect says he won't prosecute hillary clinton. and denying climate change? well, that's changing, too. also tonight, the driver who wrapped a school bus around a tree killing at least five vehicular homicide. >> and my daughter said, right before the bus flipped, he asked them, "are you all ready to die?" >> pelley: the billionaire who's bringing jobs to america. >> reporter: mr. cho, are you making america great again? >> yes. >> pelley: and the president honors some of america's greatest stars. >> talkin 'to me?
>> this is this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. tonight from los angeles. >> pelley: few people expect politicians to keep all their campaign promises, but today in a matter of hours, donald trump reversed himself on three controversial positions that were important to conservative republicans, positions that helped him defeat hillary clinton, including that vow to put her in prison or at least prosecute her. he also revised his positions today on climate change and torture. but 59 days before mr. trump becomes the 45th president, here's chip reid. >> reporter: at trump rallies "lock her up" was almost a campaign mantra donald trump called her "crooked hillary" and threatened to puttener jail. >> special prosecutor, here we can come, right?
today, at the "new york times," where reporters were live tweeting the conversation, mr. trump said this when asked about prosecuting her, "i don't want to hurt the clintons," he said. "i really don't. she went through a lot and suffer greatly in many ways." later he added, i think it would be very, very divisive for the country." he also changed his tune on the issue of climate change, and whether it's caused by human activity. during the campaign, mr. trump left no doubt. >> a lot of it's a hoax. >> reporter: he even said he wanted to cancel the paris accords, an international agreement negotiated by the obama administration to reduce fossil fuel emissions. but today mr. trump told the "time," the "i think there is some connectivity between humans and climate change." asked if he wanted to withdraw from climate change accords he replied, "i'm looking at that very closely. i have an open mind to it." >> i would bring back waterboarding and a hell of a
during the campaign on the issue of torture, but today he told "the times "he changed his mind after talking to general james madis, a strong candidate for secretary of defense, and who opposes waterboarding. madis told mr. trump, "give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers and i will do better." mr. trump said today, "i was very impressed by that answer." the president-elect also made news when asked if it was a conflict of interest to be actively involved in his businesses while also serving as "the law is totally on my side. the president can have a conflict of interest." he did add that he's phasing out his business activity and giving it to his kids. before becoming chairman of the trump campaign, steve bannon was c.e.o. of the conservative web site breitbart. in an interview with "mother jones" last summer, he said, "we're the platform for an alt- right," a conservative movement that has become popular with the white nationalists.
mr. trump told the "times,," i don't want to energize the group." twitter is mr. trump's primary means of communicating directly with his supporters. he has more than 15 million twitter followers. he used it to lash out at the cast of "hamilton" and "is the night live" but he's been silent about the alt right. he's been silent about it to the general public. he has held nose public event since his election night speech and his last full press conference was in july. tonight. chip, thank you. during the campaign, mr. trump said the clinton charitable foundation was a criminal enterprise. yesterday, as required, the trump foundation released its 2015 tax form, and julianna goldman has found that the president-elect's charity is admitting to a violation of its own. >> reporter: in its most recent tax filing the donald j. trump foundation said in 2019 it transferred income or assets to
previous years. the foundation gave money to someone it shouldn't have. >> i give a lot of money to people and charities and everything. i love people. >> reporter: the form, posted to the charity database guidestar, doesn't detail specific violations but during the campaign, the "washington post" first reported and cbs verified that mr. trump violated an i.r.s. rule by using his foundation for his own benefit. in one example, a man was denied prize money afteor if one at mr. trump's westchester golf course. he sued and the foundation ultimately gave $158,000 to his charity. to help settle another lawsuit, the foundation contributed $100,000 in 2007 to a military charity after the city of palm beach sued mr. trump's mar-a- lago club for putting up a large flag pole. new york attorney general eric schneiderman has since opened an investigation.
penalty tax and repay the money. several tax attorneys told us it's common for private foundations to report they unintentionally violated self- denigrating rules but in this case the president-elect is admitting to wrongdoing a series of news reports. scott, trump representatives did not respond to our request for comment. >> pelley: julianna goldman in our washington newsroom. thank you. the postelection really has propelled wall street to a record high and a new milestone. the dow gained 67 point to close above 19,000 for the first time since election, the blue chip index is up nearly 4%. today, in tennessee, parents told us that they were worried about their school bus driver long before he wrapped his bus around a tree. that driver has now been charged with vehicular homicide. five young students were killed
intensive care. mark strassmann is in chattanooga. >> the bus flipped over. it's occupied with children. they believe there were ejections. neighbors reported hearing an explosion and the sounds of children screaming. they struck a tree so hard, the bus almost split in two. investigators say johnthony walker was driving recklessly, well above the posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour. hart: >> we want to make sure that the brakes were working, that the steering was working. we want to find anything that wasn't working. >> reporter: hours after the crash, parents searched for missing kids. we spotted quadir mateen. three of his daughters were on the bus. two were hurt, but one, six- year-old ziara, was missing. >> she was trapped between a seat, but that's it. >> reporter: an hour later, we
he had just learned that ziara was among the children killed. jasmine mateen is their mother. >> angry. hurt. she wanted to be a doctor. and now my baby can't be that doctor that she wanted to be. >> reporter: mateen told us for three months, she has complained to school officials about walker's driving. walker has no criminal record, but his driving record shows his license was suspended in 2014 for a lack of insurance. and two months ago his bus swiped a car, causing minor damage to both vehicles. mateen made serious allegations concerning walker and yesterday's crash. >> my daughter said right before the bus flipped, that he was speeding around a curve, and asked them, "are you all ready to die?"
>> "are they ready to die?" >> reporter: we've not been able to verify those allegations but mateen is one of three parents we talked to who complained about walker's past driving. scott we also spoke on the phone with walker's mother. she called her son a good kid and called the crash a terrible accident. >> pelley: mark strassmann covering this tragedy for us tonight. mark, thank you. well, as much as 40 inches of snow fell in upstate new york. the snow was whipped up by icy wind off lake ontario near rochester, cars were buried. snow and rain are expected tomorrow in the upper midwest, just as millions set off for thanksgiving. here in los angeles, more than 30,000 people will spend the holiday on the street. homelessness is dropping in much of the country, but not in california. we asked ben tracy to find out more.
home to 500 people living in the shadow of city hall. >> they want to pretend we don't exist. >> reporter: nick blinderman is 26, and uses heroin. >> i've never in my life seen anything like the drug use around here. it's as common as, like, drinking a cup of cove in the morning. >> reporter: homelessness is rising in california in part because housing costs and rent have skyrocketed. nearly 120,000 people are now homeless here. 66% of them live on the street, without shelter in the country. >> you cannot convince me on any day of the week that this is a way that people should have to live. >> reporter: mark ridley thomas is a los angeles can county supervise. tents now line street all over los angeles and ridley thomas wants governor jerry brown to declare a state of emergency, using funds for natural disasters to address homelessness. you believe this is a disaster
>> well, it's pretty obvious this is simply an intolerable set of circumstances. >> reporter: on election day, los angeles voters approved a $1.2 billion plan to build 10,000 units of affordable housing. it's not enough, but it's a start. >> so this is pretty typical of the first step up off the street. >> reporter: phillip mangano is an expert on homelessness, and says programs often focus on hunger or drug use, not >> services without housing leaves people still on the street and in shelters. >> troy lives at the tent city in santa ana. >> there are peoples that you used to teach, there are plumbers, roofers, construction workers. there is everything here but no one is willing to give them that chance because they've already hit rock bottom. >> reporter: and the view from the bottom is not pretty. so we asked governor brown's
that state of emergency and he said that would not be appropriate. he said chronic homelessness, like the kind you see back here, is better dealt with on the local level. >> pelley: ben tracy here in los angeles tonight. ben, thank you. coming up next on the cbs evening news from los angeles, a chinese billionaire isn't taking jobs from america. he's bringing them here. americ. he's bringing them here. i sure had a lot to think about. the people i care about? ...including this little girl. and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital, but wondered, was this the best treatment for me? so i asked my doctor. and he recommended eliquis. eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots and reduces the risk of them happening again. yes, eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots. eliquis also had significantly less major bleeding than the standard treatment.
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>> reporter: no, not that billionaire. this one. mr. cho how many jobs do you expect to create in ohio? 3,000. not hundreds, thousands. >> right. >> reporter: chinese billionaire cho tak wong bought this former g.m. plant which shut its doors in 2008, costing the area 1,000 jobs and tur of-the-art auto glass factory. today, the ohio plant is part of cho's global fuyao glass empire, helping to produce 23% of the world's car windows. >> when i walked into it two years ago, it was dark, dirty, and had been uninhabited for quite a few years. >> reporter: jim reid, a supervisor, voted for donald trump, who made the chinese a target during his campaign. >> we can't continue to allow
>> reporter: what do you make of the idea that the guy bringing hundreds, thousands of jobs to this part of ohio, is chinese? >> um, i'll be honest, i struggle with it a bit when i made the decision. but-- >> reporter: why? >> just because of what i've been kind of led to believe. >> it's the greatest theft in the history of the world. >> reporter: but mr. cho seems untroubled by the criticism. he told us that was just campaign talk. now that trump is the president- elect, things will be different. are you making america great again? >> yes. >> reporter: what would your message be to donald trump about chinese businessmen in the united states? >> give them a try. >> reporter: 10% of the jobs at this plant are held by chinese employees. as for wages, fuyao jobs average
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kindness equals tolerance. ( applause ) 13-year-old asha rath is in the eighth grade. >> one of our main focuses is to accept people's differences, to know that we're never going to all be the same and to be proud of our differences. >> reporter: how does that square with what you've been hearing during this past election? >> okay, i feel like many pe people, they didn't respect each other's different views and different opinions during this election. teachers tell you about communicating with each other? >> you have to be sure that you don't offend them. you try your best not to offend them but still to get your point across. >> reporter: isabel armstrong is 11 years old and in the sixth grade. >> so if one person believes one thing and one person believes the other, be like, "we have different opinions. i'm okay with that." >> reporter: at international night, students learn to walk in
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>> right now at 6:00, a family is outraged to find out the woman who pled guilty in the deaths of their two grandsons is out on work release. heather jenson left her two sons alone in the suv with the heat on while she smoked pot and had sex. the children became overheated in the suv and died. jenson lives springs now. >> matt kroschel found her and jensen answered his questions. what did you learn, matt? >> reporter: well, jim, we came here to find her an we did that at a sandwich shop here in steam boat springs. tonight, she says she is breaking her silence after all these years because she wants to allow healing to begin. she also wants to clear the
boys there. >> reporter: a terrible dream that won't end even as heather jensen leaves a jail cell for a halfway house. >> it is a light sentence regardless. even if i didn't go to prison or if i'm still in there. it is a life sentence because i don't get to watch them grow up. i would do anything in the world to get that back. >> reporter: her children were found in a toyota four runner near the powder horn ski area in 2012. tyler and william both died. jensen was sentenced to a decade charged with two counts of child abuse resulting in death with negligence. >> we the jury find the defendant heather jensen guilty. >> reporter: but she has only served a little more than two years and that has the toddler's grandparents angry. >> only five years for each child. >> reporter: according to the department of corrections, jensen was accepted into the community corrections in july of this year.