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♪ we have to repeal obamacare. >> and it can be replaced with something much better for edge. >> trump telling "the wall street journal," he's open to preserving portions of obamacare. >> not my president! >> this is a tough time for our country. i think we've seen how people have been reacting to the event. >> if there's any feeling in this country, it's going to have to start with donald trump walking back a lot what he said in the campaign. >> i think the tone is something that we saw change on election night.
well, good morning on a saturday morning. it's early. glad you're up already. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. starting with breaking news. outrage terms violence. >> right now, police are searching for a gunman after one person was shot at what we're looking at here, an anti-trump protest movement. >> here's what we know, the suspect is out there, after the shooting happened after a confrontation with one of the demonstrators. >> police say the suspect ran off after firing several shots. >> it's still going on in some places, such as los angeles. even forcing highways to a standstill in some. >> in miami, protesters had this message for the president-elect. >> donald trump is not --
>> here's what it looks like in georgia. take a look here. this is near the state capitol. two protester lighting fire to an american flag. >> a pinata was dragged through the streets. police made an arrest. it's still unclear how many people were taken into custody on the streets. >> all of this happening as donald trump supporters wait for the new president-elect to turn some promises into policy. >> trump now appearing to be open to, let's call it, compromise to one of the rallying cries that repeal obama care. here cnn's sara murray. >> good morning. what appeared for a rally cry for donald trump on the campaign trail occasionally he would suggest maybe he would let the divisions stand. but now those words carry a lot
more weight now that he's the president-elect. >> reporter: after his full-throated campaign calls to repeal president obama's obama care. >> real change comes with repealing and replacing obama care. >> reporter: trump telling "the wall street journal" after meeting with the president on thursday. >> thank you very much, president obama -- >> reporter: -- he's open to obamacare like the provision that remains children to remain on their parents' health insurance policies until their 26. and now the president-elect tells "the wall street journal" he wants to move quickly once he takes office and officer whether obama care will be amended or replaced. it comes with his vp mike pence to take the lead on transition
planning a role previously held by new jersey governor chris christie. as trump hunkered down, it was running wild. >> i'll tell you, reince is really a star. he's the hardest working guy. >> reporter: among the candidates for chief of staff, reince priebus. drawn to capitol hill. and booed trump's successful bid with a gop ground operation. >> ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the united states, donald trump. >> reporter: but filling the role is already sparking friction among the team. priebus is the favorite among trump's circle. steve bannon served as the trump campaign ceo briefly pulled back as the head of website breitbart. it would surely make him a
contentious pick for those already crying a trump presidency. outgoing senate minority leader harry reid declared the election of donald trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in america. in light of the protests, one other thing that came up in that "wall street journal" interview was a question to donald trump about whether he may have ever taken his campaign rhetoric too far. he answered it by saying, no, i won. back to you, guys. >> in an interview set to air tomorrow on "60 minutes" trump outlined the parts of the obamacare law that he would be willing to keep. >> the president-elect also opening up about the concession calls that he received from hillary clinton. as well as what bill clinton told him about trump as you unprecedented presidential run. here's a preview. >> let me ask you about obamacare which is say you're going to repeal and replace. when you replace it, are you going to make sure that people
with preconditions still are covered? >> yes, because it happens to be one of the strongest assets. >> you're going to keep that. >> also with children living with their parents for an extended period we're going to very much keep that. adds cost but it's very much something we're going to try and keep. >> and there's going to be a period if you repeal it and before you replace that millions of people lose it. >> we're going to do it simultaneously. we'll be just fine. it's what i do. i do this stuff. we'll repeal it or replace it. we're not going to have like a two-day period or a two-year period where there's nothing. it will be repealed and replaced. and we'll know. and it will be great health care for much less money. >> hillary called you. tell us about that phone call. >> so, hillary called and it was a lovely call. and it was a tough call for her. i can imagine. tougher for her than it would have been for me.
and for me it would have been very difficult. she couldn't have been nicer. she just said, congratulations, donald. well done. and i said, i want to thank you very much, you were a great competitor. she's very strong and very smart. >> what about bill clinton, did you talk to him? >> he did. he called the next day. >> what did he say? >> chelsea called last night. >> he couldn't have been more gracious. he said it was an amazing run. one of the most amazing he's ever seen. >> he said that. >> he was very, very -- really, very nice. >> you know, you said is that you might call president obama for advice. would you think of calling president clinton for advice? >> well, he's a very talented guy. i mean. this is a very talented family. certainly -- i would certainly think about that. >> well, errol louis cnn comm t
commentator. errol, with you we hear trump's talk about building the wall along the border of mexico. that is obviously propelled him to presidency. this interview shows, though, a bit more wiggle room for him. what is your immediate thought when you hear from him? >> well, when it comes to repealing and replacing obamacare it had to be understood to be a process all along. it's not surprising to hear he wants to maybe modify the expectations of people who thought it was going to simply be struck down. it doesn't really work that way. there are elements of it that are really quite popular. that even many opponents of the law don't think were all that bad. you've got the primary one that he refers to is the notion that pre-existing conditions should not be a condition for being barred from insurance. there's another one in which you can't be -- and this is part of the law -- that you can't be barred from coverage simply
because of your gender. there are 18 million people that are receiving insurance that didn't otherwise have it because of obamacare. that is 18 million reasons that congress will have to be a little bit careful about how they change, repeal or replace this. and donald trump, you know, is now a politician. and he's got sort of the same logic that's going to be guiding him as well. >> eugene, do you get the sense that donald trump is kind of learning through the process as well? since we're seeing him walk back from his campaign promises so to speak, a little bit here? >> absolutely. and i think one thing that he is learning is that he had more than the working class white base to help him get to office. he won significant percentages of college-educated white men and white women. and some of them are more mainstream in their conservatism than his bases and some left radical of those proposed. for example, the suggestion that
kids under 25 get to remain on obamacare is something that they are going to continue. so not the complete repeal and not a complete disaster as he said on the campaign, it seems like 12k3w4r7 al like. >> all right. let's talk about mike pence, he has taken over the transition team from chris christie. let's listen to how jack kingston characterized those cnn's wolf blitzer last night. >> mike pence not only knows the capital and he knows the players and house and the senate, he knows how the committee system works, but he also knows all the governors. so that really bringing an unique talent to the picture. >> errol, obviously, donald trump and mike pence have two very vastly different experiences coming into this office. do you foresee, a more active, more vocal, more prominent, more bold vp than we've seen in the past? >> well, sure. is there was a period around the time mike pence was picked for
the presidential ticket that trump himself suggested that he might turn over the day-to-day operations of the federal government to whoever the vice president would be. and so, perhaps we're starting to see the beginnings of that. there are some on capitol hill who are already speculating that pence might be the most powerful vice president in history. and that says
a lot coming after the era of dick cheney when he in effect ran legislative affairs in much of the federal government in the george bush administration. >> and, eugene, i want to get real quickly of you, how much of a role do you think donald trump's children are going to play on this administration? >> as you know, they're already on the transition executive team which is not that big of a surprise considering how prominent their role was in the actual campaign. on friday, they're vetting business structures and it will allow them to completely take
over the business trump organization. while some of them are more apparent, such as jared kushner, his son-in-law, the trump brand could take quite a bit in this cycle. >> eugene scott, thanks for being
here. >> as donald trump heads to the white house, we talk about his kids poised to take over that business empire. we'll have a deeper discussion on that. also ahead on "new day" -- hillary clinton in her first remarks since her concession speech. you're going to hear the message she gave to some of her supporters.
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explosive device was detonated at bagram air base. u.s. officials have confirmed it was an enemy device. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. they did so via a tweet. well, as donald trump prepares to move into the white house, he will not only have to figure out who will make up his cabinet, but also what to do about all of his business ventures. the president-elect has a stake in more than 500 companies, more than anyone else ever elected to presidency. more than half of trump's businesses bear his name. the president-elect has indicated he plans to turn control over his vast business empire to three of his children but is that enough. i want to the pick up, eeugene, where we left off. donald trump jr., ivanka trump, they're said to be going to
control the executive team and part of the transition team. and the obvious difficulty that that presents. even before president-elect trump takes office. >> yeah, i think it's worth noting that federal law does not permit -- does not say that these conflicts of interests exist between a president and his business properties. despite what the trump campaign has said, they do want to follow all irregularities and things that require them to be as transparent as possible. and therefore, vet possible structures that will allow the children to take over the business dealings that donald trump has been a ahead of. >> errol, i went back and read the anti-nepotism act back in 1967, enacted in part after jfk's brother was attorney general. and it says that relatives cannot work in the agency. but there's the issue of jared kushner, the president-elect's son-in-law, who denis mcdonough
took a walk around the grounds with chief of staff he took around jared. does he fall under that? >> yeah, 5-us3110 is the statutes. they define relatives, your mother, father, and it means brother-in-law. that means he cannot take a dollar from the federal government. what he will be able to do, however, act as an adviser, an informal unpaid nonformal staff member to the president. that seems to be the role that he's already been playing in the campaign. so the ins andous of what jobs he holds is less than the influence he will have. and to get back to what eugene was talking about, there are no laws that prohibit the business interests from being out there and known. there's some talk of a possible
quote/unquote blind trust but nothing in the organization lends itself to that. a true blind trust is when the president-elect, the president doesn't know what investments he holds. the blind trust is sellinging stockings and handling businesses that are unknown to the principle. that's simply impossible since trump's name is blast over most of the interests he controls. this is a new era. this is really something quite different from anything we've seen before. >> eugene, let me ask you about reporting from "the new york times," from the few trump advisers that will be official his living situation. if we have the full screen, let's put it up. mr. trump who was shocked when he won the election might spend most of the week in washington, much like members of congress and remember to trump tower or his golf course in new jersey or mar-a-lago estate in palm beach
for the weekend. first, how realistic is that? and if he were to go back to trump towers or his business headquarters that would obviously present a conflict of interest or at least the possibility of one? >> i think that's just speculation at this point. i think donald trump will soon realize that this job entails a lot of working on the weekends. and a lot of that went be either be in d.c. or new york. it will be international as well. a lot of this reminds me at the trump tower, he made it clear he was going to get to d.c. by any means necessary. the reality is he would have less time in trump towers than before. >> quickly, errol, any chance we will see trump living in the white house part time and going home to the properties on the weekends? >> i think it's unlikely. he will spend as much time as his predecessors. the obamas were going to be running back and forth to
chicago once in a while. the level of concerns the inconvenience to everybody just to move the family back and forth. it's really just much easier to just stay in a place that's completely safe and secure and at the center of all american power. and that's the white house. >> errol louis, eugene scott, thank you. bernie sanders he is is not surprised that donald trump beat hillary clinton but he does have a message for all democrats as the party recovers from the defeat on tuesday. we'll talk about that. many people clean their dentures
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her election day defeat. as she spoke with volunteers in a conference call yesterday and admitted it's been a tough few days. but she says it's more important now than ever to continue to support the causes they believe in. >> we left it all on the field. every single one of you, and the relationship you formed the connections you made, i hope will prove to be of lasting significance to you. and i think will make a difference for years to come. your work mattered. and i believe it still matters. look, i'm not going to suggestcoat it. these have been very, very tough days." >> as for the clinton campaign, some are now casting the blame for her defeat on fbi director james comey and calls comey's announcement on the e-mail election just days before the election cost clinton the white house. >> mean while, bernie sanders
said it's time to make major changes in an op-ed, sanders said this i'm saddened but not surprised by the outcome. it is no shock to me that millions of people who voted for mr. trump did so because they are sick and tired of the economic political media status quo. >> yes or no, would you be open to, senator sanders, running again for the democratic presidential nomination in 2020? >> see, that's exactly the wrong question, wolf. nobody cares except the political pundits. he is not -- he's concerned about 2017. he's concerned about our muslim population in feeling great fear right now. we're hoping that president-elect trump will give them a reason to not feel that anymore. he's concerned about the fact
that people are hurting. that the water systems in flint are still not repaired. those are the things he's focusing on. and what happens in 2020 will happen in 2020. we'll talk to you in 2019. how's that? >> hillary clinton and bernie sanders say they're willing to work with donald trump once he does take office. plus, one writer says it's time for everyone to calm down. his message to the country after donald trump's election day victory. as after a dvt blood clot,ital
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welcome to saturday. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. >> police are searching right now for a gunman in portland after somebody was shot during an anti-trump protest. >> the police say the shooter ran off after firing several shots there. the victim was taken to the hospital treated for what we've been told are nonlife-threatening injuries. >> the anger is boiling over in other cities as well. protesters spilling out on to the streets in cities like las vegas, atlanta, miami. >> meanwhile as donald trump transitions to power, he now says he's open to compromise on repealing obama care. here's what he told "60 minutes." >> we're going to do it simultaneously. it will be just fine.
that's what i do. i do a good job. i do this stuff. we're going to repeal it or replace it. we're not going to have like a two-day period. and we're not going to have a two-year period where there's nothing. it. >> reporter: repealed and replaced. and we'll know. and it will be great health care for much less money. >> and donald trump also weighing his options for the white house staff. one of the top dogs to fill obviously chief of staff. among the names being floated rnc chairman reince priebus. >> global community is reacting to trump's win. the chinese president said he offered his congratulations to him. >> he said he did it by phone. president-elect trump rallied against china and accused them stealing jobs. let's turn to russia, russia says if donald trump and vladimir putin are ready to mend
fences it would improve relations between the u.s. and russia. let's listen to what russia's presidential spokesman told christiane amanpour. >> if our two leaders, and the current russia leader president putin and president-elect trump are wide enough to have the political will to talk to each other, and to try to solve problems not by confronting each other or using a language of sanctions or other ill logic things, hurting both sides, then we'd have a chance to talk and solve the problems being constructed. because what we have currently is a very lousy relationship. >> cnn's senior international correspondent clarissa ward takes a detailed look at the future of u.s./russia ties. >> reporter: now that the celebrations are over the hard
work of repairing u.s./russia relations begins. president putin acknowledged the challenges even as he congratulated president-elect trump. >> we heard the election proposals he talked about restoring and resuming relations with russia. we understand that will be difficult taking into account the current state of degradation between the united states and russia. >> reporter: over russia's aggression in ukraine and syria, nato expansion and most recently alleged russian hacking of democratic party e-mails, trump has been critical of nato and has indicated he may accept russia's annexation of crimea from ukraine. music to russia's ears. >> people of crimea, from what i've heard, would rather be with russia than where they were. >> reporter: he has also refused to finger russia for the e-mail
hacks as suggested working with them against syria in the fight against isis and has spoken positively about putin. the big question here is whether u.s. sanctions which have crippled the economy will be dropped. still the russian senator said there's much more optimism now than a few days ago. do you think that this new trump era can be a better relationship for russia? >> he declared already that he's ready for such kind of future. who knows what's happening in reality. but i hope we have a chance now. >> reporter: people we spoke to seem to agree. why do you think it will be good? i think he will be good, this man tells us, because he's been a businessman a long time and had a lot of success. the relationship between the u.s. and russia depends on this president. of course, it's very important. everybody was watching that elections, but time will tell, as they say.
and people here will be watching his first moves closely. clarissa ward, cnn, moscow. jill dougherty with us now, the former fellow of the woodrow wilson center and moscow chief. jill, tell us and help us understand why people are celebrating the trump election victory? is it really they were that anti-hillary or is there something else going on here? >> hillary is a factor, but i think what you're looking at right now, the russian, russian people, the russian government, have looked at what mr. trump has said. and these are things that coincide with the views of russia. i mean, you just heard that nato. that's certainly something that russia would love to hear that nato is obsolete. that we don't really have to defend the allies of nato. but when the rubber hits the road, i think you'll have to say that in the kremlin people who
are really experienced know that in u.s. politics, things are said in campaigns that may never materialize. and also, i don't think they really have a feeling of any coherent policy coming out. we don't know who will be on trump's team. so, it's kind of at this point, i guess you'd say, a pig in a poke. you know. you don't know what you're getting. so they're careful, but if you talk, or if you listen to plikov, the spokesperson just on with christiane, the first thing he said to improve is cut back on nato. that's a big one, one they wanted in their terms. >> can they make any headway, do you think, donald trump's administration do that with night without? >> you can certainly talk more. behind the scenes, government to
government, it's really not talking and that is a major problem. i think you could say it's dangerous. so talking first. and then figuring out a coherent policy which is really complicated but very, very necessary. other things, you know, syria, what we do in syria, will have to be decided. what happens in ukraine, all of these. but i think the united states has to be very straight ahead and understand that president obama is looking out for russia. president putin is going to protect russia's interests and try to get as much leverage as he can. so mr. trump, president trump will have to be very smart in response. >> because he has to protect the u.s., of course. when we talk -- we were watching the celebrations amongst the administration there in russia when donald trump won. and we heard from a couple of people on the street that clarissa talked to, obviously, they are enamored with
president-elect trump's business acumen. but collectively, is there a gauge of how the people of russia really feel about the trump leadership? >> well, i think, you know, don't forget, they are watching russian media. and the russian media for months and months have been praising mr. trump. have been really excoriating hillary clinton. some of the stuff has been pretty scarring and pretty bad. so they've led, to this point, to the conclusion, that he really is great that he doesn't want to attack russia, that he could improve the relationship. that's all fine in a sense, fine that he wants to improve the relationship, but it's how you do it. and what policies and what you actually do. president putin is actually a pretty smart guy. and he understands again that in campaigns, a lot is said. and he understands, i think,
that donald trump's strong suit is not foreign policy. so he's saying, sounds good. let's have a better relationship. but let's see the details. >> all right. jill doughert ty always apprecie your insight. thank you so much. here's a connection to the election. maybe you have not considered, politics on the pitch. the divide between president-elect trump and mexico. can a friendly game help bridge that divide?
border and to make mexico pay for it. now, his advisers are suggesting he can do it by executive order based on existing law. but even so, he will still face a lot of hurdles including asking congress for money if mexico refuses to foot the bill. president-elect president-elect would likely face a myriad of lawsuits related to the wall cutting through private and some tribal land. trump will lead a divided nation, we know that, but sports always has the potential of bringing people together. >> last night the u.s. men's soccer team hosted mexico. this is a rivalry. >> one the most heated rivalries for sure. there have been headbutts, kicks to the groin, coaches even slapping players in the face. going into this one, players acknowledge there was an added amount of tension going into this game in clus bus, ohio,
coming just days after the election and months of political rhetoric. >> usa! usa! usa! >> fans heeds it's request of players to bring people together, respecting one another. just as the players themselves would do on the pitch. our martin savidge was there and caught up with some of the fans. >> as you see, people are just so happy. tomorrow then we worry about paying the rent and buying groceries. >> well, we're all here to support the usa. it's soccer. it's bringing the country together. that's what we're here to do. >> now, check this powerful display of unity before the game. both teams posing with one another on the pitch. then it was game time. mexico would go up 1-zip early. then usa's bobby woods powering through like a bowling ball knocking down some pins. he ties up the match with that incredible goal. looks like we're going for a
tie. then barely a minute on the clock and mexico rafa marquez, watch this. he heads the winner, finds the back of the net. and they would go on to win 2-1. that's team usa's home loss in a qualifier in 15 years. there are more games to be played. team usa has nine matches left. a lot of opportunities to rack up a lot of points and be able to qualify for the world cup. >> all right. thank you so much. everybody calm down. that is the advice from a writer after trump's election day victory. he's here with us to explain why a trump presidency will be smoother than some democrats expect. ♪
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oprah winfrey says she's optimistic about a donald trump presidency even if she didn't vote for him. she told "entertainment tonight" she was encouraged by the president-elect meeting with president obama. you remember that happened in the oval office. oprah was a big support of hillary clinton in the campaign. after hearing the president-elect's comments with the president she's reassured about the future. she said it's time to calm down and take a deep breath. >> oprah isn't the only one calling for calm. our next guest said it's time for liberals to, quote, chill out. tim, thank you for being with us. i want to the ask you about that. oprah was talking about what she saw from donald trump when he was with president obama. but also in hillary clinton's concession team, in obama's speech, after he was elected, there was so much urging for everyone to keep open mind.
to accept donald trump in a sense see what is going to happen. how much of those words could we have been talking about how much words matter, how much did those two speeches from those two people help move the democratic party along? >> we've seen the best of the american democracy in politics in the last 48 hours which is ironic, because it came after a year of perhaps the worst in american politics and democracy. but something happens when an election is over and you move into a transition period. and you see a candidate evolve, very quickly from someone who will say anything to win. to someone who knows they have to govern. and the only way that they can do that, is by reaching across the aisle, even if they do control congress, they still need to reach out to democrats and more importantly putting the country back together. i was in the ball room the night that trump won. and i saw his victory speech. and that transformation of his character was immediate. it was a well crafted, cleverly
scripted speech. it was calm in temperament and tone. and that's the tone, apart from one tweet, that donald trump has kept for the next 48 hours. we've already seen that translate into concessions on policy. he's already said in an interview that elements of obama care will stay. so, i think we're starting to see the institutional element of the presidency kick in. he's already starting to sound like a president. >> tim, let me ask you about a couple sentences here from your op-ed. let's put it up. the unlikeliness of trump's victory is oddly energizing. it shows anything is possible. if trump can be president so could a liberal radical like bernie sanders. next time, the democrats should go with their gut and nominate a real fighter. that sounds like after john mccain lost to then senator obama. but the republicans nominated mitt romney in 2012 and there were a lot of dissatisfied
republicans as well. at least at the base of the most conserve tip. do you expect that the democratic party will take that advice next time go with someone, in your word, radical, like bernie sanders? >> i think they'd be wise to. it's always a risk in politics that you end up fighting the last war. that's what the republicans did with romney. they tried to refight in 2008 along the same lines and same rules. i hope the democrats don't repeat that mistake in 2020 to think that they should put up another controlled machine-like moderate to reach out to a people disaffected by trump. listen to michael moore the last few day, the man is a prophet, who knew it. the lesson isnout there is ther anger. but instead, try and get that anger and say you're angry, we
get it but here solutions to your problems which are progressive, rather than reactionary. i think that's the narrative that the democrats have to come up. >> tim, we were reading from your op-ed, who said in the coming days i'll find way way to provide a series of reforms to reinvigorate the democratic party. i believe strongly that the party must break loose from its corporate establishment. how confident that the progressives can form one party and how pivotal will bernie sanders be in that? >> as i said in my piece, trump is energizing, not in the sense proving literally anyone can be president. but also the sense that it might encourage the democrats to look again at their previous strategy and to keep an open mind. i think one thing they learned in the last year or so was the control over the process does not necessarily translate into
an electoral win at the end of it. but sometimes, a bit of democracy, a glimmer of authenticity, and allows the base to have a say, actually energizes people and gets them out to the polls. that's the case that sanders is going to be making. the one issue hanging over senator sanders, 00 ei hate to earth, he's quite an elderly man now. i'm not sure i would want to do that at my age, let alone his. >> tim standinley. >> thank you for being with us. a great forward looking piece. thank you very much. >> we'll be right back. roller derby. ♪ now give up half of 'em. do i have to? this is a tough financial choice we could face when we retire. but, if we start saving even just 1% more
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