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he will be talking about it in. >> pop culture.com. find out more. see if the cat speaks. >> happy monday. ♪ martha: trump administration starting to take shape today. the president-elect beginning his first full week with a bang, naming reince priebus and steve bannon to top posts in the white house. one of them is the ultimate insider. the other very much an outsider. what does it mean for how this new president will govern? that is the question. good morning, everybody. happy monday after a very long and eventful week. we're back at it. i'm martha maccallum. live in "america's newsroom." >> happy monday. hello, everyone, i'm eric shawn in for bill hemmer. two very different men but both will be among the most powerful people in washington when president-elect trump is sworn in on january 20th. priebus will be chief of staff.
the controversial bannon will be chief strategist and senior counselor. martha: mr. trump granting his first interview as president-elect and laying out what the biggest priorities will be with the republicans in congress. here is some of that. >> you met with some republican leadership. what was the one thing that you all agreed you want to get done right away? >> well, i would say there was more than one thing. there were three things. there was health care, there was immigration and there was a major tax billowerring taxes in this country. >> chief washington correspondent james rosen joins us now with the very latest. james, bannon, man, oh, man a firebrand sparking a lot of controversy. >> the appointee was dispatched to morning talk shows to defend his many battled colleague. the target is steve bannon who will serve as president's chief strategist and senior counselor.
bannon brought a managerial competence to the. left and right citing his chairmanship of breitbart, in recent years under his leadership gravitated towards the so-called alt-right. spokesman for harry reid democrat in nevada, easy to see why the kkk sees trump as champion, one of the most peddlers of white supremacist. reince priebus the republican national committee chairman, mastery of ground became and mechanics of election earring help within donald trump the white house. >> steve bannon that i know is guy really on the same page with a lot of, almost everything that i agree with as far as advising president-elect trump. so i haven't seen any of these things that people are crying out about. but look, it's a good team. it works.
people saw the last few months in the campaign it worked very well. reporter: also while many commentators saw fbi director james comey's job being in jeopardy no matter who won the election, this morning he may stand on somewhat firmer ground as president-elect trump told "60 minutes" he would like to meet with comey before keeping on or say, you're required. >> james, thank you so much. martha: fascinating what can we take away from the president-elect's first two picks? reince priebus, long time head of rnc, friend of house speaker paul ryan assuring relationship with congress. steve bannon, ultimate d.c. outsider, at times had contentious relationship with establishment republicans. joining me sean spicer, chief strategist and communication director for republican national committee. good morning. good to have you with us. >> good morning, martha. martha: one of the big questions for the rnc at this point who will lead rnc now that priebus
is going to the white house? >> that is a question to be determined. rnc will meet in january as regularly scheduled. there would always be an election for chairman. there will be plenty of time for that decision to be made or candidates to be known or express themselves to the president-elect. obviously today is day here we here at rnc are proud of our boss. reince is tremendously successful. ismly meanted a vision four or five years ago to reform the party and make our data and ground game the gold standard of politics. he raised money for it. he saw the vision throughly mentation. vastly successful up and down the ticket last tuesday. martha: very good point you make. after mitt romney's loss, reince priebus stepped forward here are things we need to address. we have to bring more people into the tent. he had this sort of unconventional election that landed in his lap. to his credit i would say, he
said i'm going to stick by whoever is the nominee of the party. unlike what we saw on the democratic side where there is all kinds of evidence come forward to suggest they were hillary or bust and don't have too many debates and all of that. what we saw in the wikileaks emails, he really did try to sort of sit back and let this process take shape, no? >> no, that is absolutely right. i think reince is a guy that can bring people together, get consensus on a shared vision and a goal and really work doggedly day in and day out to achieve that goal and do whatever it takes. not just himself. he brings people together. he gets them to buy in on the shared vision and brings out best in people to get successful things done. i think you will see more of that in a trump white house now that he is part of it. martha: steve bannon, what is your take on him. >> i would agree with the comments reince made earlier. steve is a guy who knows how to win. he is very successful person whether it is, what he did with
website. previous financial business dealings, in goldman sachs. his, movie industry. steve knows how to get things done. what reince said is 100% true. if you look back at the last three months the partnership we've had with this campaign insured we were able to work with donald trump's movement and message and steve's strategy to take the ground game and data we built over here, put them together and get success up and down the ticket. i think really successful combination. i think people will see great things come out of a trump white house because donald trump put right people in administration to see his policies and solutions carried into success will make a lot of america very, very proud. martha: you're a communications person and steve bannon may prefer to stay behind the scenes of this white house as he did really pretty much throughout the campaign. he wasn't out front doing interviews, that kind of thing but he is also a person who these protesters will put their
direct ire at. he represents in their minds white supremacy, sort of all of the worst fringe elements of what we saw in these protests during the campaign. does he need to dispel any of those notions and can he? >> i think, look you haven't seen anything in the last three months, right? i think, what i would ask everybody, is the american people voted. express yourself as it our right in the constitution and give donald trump and mike pence a chance. give them a chance to put the policies in place to make america great. lift up places around the country that may have been forgotten. move bureaucracy forward for those who need government services. make it more efficient and effective. lower tax rates, create more jobs. after a few months of a trump administration you will see that the people he has chosen are implementing policies moving the country in the right direction and people will be very, very proud how it is turning out. martha: you're arguing everybody
sort of stand by and watch actions and not words and see what they make of the team that he has put together. personal question for you, shaun, in terms of what is in your future. are you going to stay at the rnc or is there white house job waiting for you? >> i have been, it was lifelong dream to have the position here at rnc i thank reince priebus every day for giving me this honor. i continue to serve in this position and be as helpful as i can to reince and president-elect trump and vice president-elect pence. i'm happy to have the job where i am. we'll see where it goes. martha: no new announcement for you? no press secretary job or white house communications director we should let everyone know about? >> i'm proud of the job we did. i will talk to people what reince did at rnc to help the ticket and use every day i can to make sure we endure this capability that he really worked hard to do here. martha: we'll stand by then,ion. thank you very much. good to see you as always.
>> thanks, martha. >> there is always diplomatic with the job question. martha: that is why they're communications experts. >> exactly. we'll hear from president obama later on today. he is set to hold a news conference. that will happen this afternoon before he embarks on his last overseas trip on commander-in-chief. it will be his first news conference since the election of donald trump. mr. trump will likely be a hot topic especially after the president repeatedly, remember this, told world leaders over the past year that donald trump had no chance of winning this election. we will of course have live coverage of the presidential news conference. it will kick off 3:15 eastern time later this afternoon. martha: moment on "saturday night live," well at least i will go down as having been a president, donald. he had to eat a lot of his words toward the end of the campaign. he was very gracious with donald trump at white house. he wants everybody to get on the same page and move forward. we'll hear from the president later this afternoon. we look forward to that as well.
the president-elect repeatedly promised to appoint a special pros to look into hillary clinton's email scandal after he is elected. what does he say about that now? should hillary clinton be a priority or not? plus this. >> i'll tell you what, folks, you heard me the other night. i wasn't even thinking about you. i'm thinking about miners all over this country, we'll put the meaners back to work. we're going to put miners back to work. >> that was the theme of the campaign, mr. trump appealing to blue-collar workers, vowing to be the ultimate change president but will he live up to the promise? we'll talk to jd vans, author of hillbilly ellegy. applause we'll have this. >> what the [bleep] is going on. martha: massive earthquake on the other side of the world. >> today the aftershocks and tsunami they had a warning about. we'll have latest on damage coming up.
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a second quake jolted the country hours later. >> what the [bleep] is going on. eric: you can see some. problems. power lines sparking on south side of new zealand. a lot of roads damaged across the whole country. look at this, three cows stranded on the island of grass. that was ripped apart bit earthquakes. martha: isn't that incredible picture? eric: wow. martha: everything just fell all around them. hopefully if they continue all the rescue efforts somebody can help them as well. extraordinary video. meantime millions of voters looking for change elected the ultimate outsider donald trump. look at this memorable moment from the campaign trail when he tried to show coal miners that he was on their side. >> put it on, right? [cheering]
thank you, everybody. that is great. my hair look okay? got a little spread. martha: bring in j.d. vance, author of the best-selling book, "the hillbilly elegy." a great read. he joins us whether president-elect trump can follow through on promises for the people you heard roaring their approval. great to have you here this morning. >> thanks. martha: your book brought attention. you grew up in kentucky and ohio, and some. areas that donald trump spoke quite clearly to. they responded. you grew up with many people who were jobless. people who struggled with addiction. you managed to rise through all of that, served in the marines. then became a lawyer, having gone to yale law school. so your story is extraordinary why i highly recommend the book. your thoughts on the trump
presidency and how we got here. >> well, i think we got here a lot of folks i grew up around were unhappy with the direction of the country politically. it wasn't just a criticism of democratic governance last eight years and rejection after republican governance before that. that is why trump won over 16 competitors in the republican primary. martha: you said you didn't vote for donald trump but you pretty much agree with him on most policies. >> that is definitely right. the main criticism trump makes of elites the conventional wisdom and conventional politics failed the country past 20 or 30 years is fundamentally right. i worried about trump's divisive rhetoric and would he be able to follow through on big promises he is making to people. so i end up making principled third party vote as my family said was a weast. martha: they didn't mind tell
you i imagine, based on what you learned about them in your book. talk to me about the promises donald trump has made. because when you see, you listen to the group in that coal-miner related audience you can hear them roaring. the idea of bringing back mines, bringing back steel production in this country, there is a lot of complications in that. what can he do now to help the people of your neighborhoods? >> well, i think it will be hard to bring back coal jobs, the steel jobs. interesting, a lot of people i grew up around recognize that. they don't think trump will necessarily revert 20 or 30 years of american economics what i do think trump could do and real promise in his administration, rebuilding a solid pipeline to the middle class and upper class for a lot of folks. maybe those steel jobs aren't going to come back, but if president trump push on education infrastructure and make it easier for out of work steel millworkers and people i
went to high school with to get jobs of the future in the new economy, that holds a lot of promise. martha: in terms of education your grandparents always instilled in you the importance of doing your math problems, and all of that. you know, whats's the condition of education in some of these very poor areas where you know, frankly some of the concerns are just more, much more immediate? >> well, yeah, that's absolutely right. so i think that education is working in the sense that you know a lot of these high schools are stashed with good teachers who are trying to do good. a lot of kids who grew up like i did have troubles in the home. that makes it more difficult to get solid education in the system. our system is broken down fundamentally, when you graduate from high school you have one option if you want to get to the middle class. that is go get a four year degree. a lot of people don't want to go to college or need to go to college. there is failure to provide opportunities for those who want
good jobs, willing to do extra training but don't want to study political philosophy at a liberal arts college. martha: in terms what he has spoken about in education, charter schools, that kind of thing, have had a good deal of success in the inner city. would those kind of models and are those kind of models active in the more rural communities in this country? >> they're not quite as active for sure i think urban areas are more densely populated. there is more room for experimentation. there is definitely a recognition we have to upend the traditional model, not just in early childhood and high school education, so forth, like i said, in postsecondary education and college. i do think there is a lot of opportunity to experiment with new models of education, technical and vocational education later on but charter schools, voucherrized education early on. so you i hope the things enter policy conversation, like i write about in the book, there
aren't things especially working very well especially in in these communities. martha: this process needs to work forward. donald trump said i am your voice. he was speaking to people in areas you grew up in. we want to hold him to that as president. j.d. vance, thank you very much. good to speak with you today. >> great, thank you. eric: he was zare ren maded by the chants of lock her up. the president-elect promising to take action against hillary clinton. >> going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. there has never been anything like it. eric: well, now, mr. trump is saying well, he is not so sure. coming up, we'll tell you how he responded when he was asked about it ♪ tomorrow's the day we'll play something besides video games. every day is a gift
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eric: president-elect donald trump dialing back on his campaign pledge to appoint a special prosecutor to look into hillary clinton's email server an the clinton foundation over allegations of pay to pay. >> lock her up! lock her up! lock her up! eric: you remember those chants of lock her up that mr. trump's supporters frequently called for and yelled out during the rallies for mrs. clinton to be prosecuted? the future president is saying he is not so sure there will be investigation, suggesting he wants to shift the focus to other issues. >> i'll tell you what i'm going to do. i'm going to think about it. i feel that, i want to focus on jobs. i want to focus on health care. i want to focus on the border and immigration. doing a really great immigration bill. she did some bad things. >> that special prosecutor?
i think you -- >> i don't want to hurt them. i don't want to hurt them. they're good people. i don't want to hurt them. and, i will give you a very, very good and definitive answer next time we do "60 minutes" together. eric: what are the chances she mrs.:to would face any charges under the department of justice? charlie hurt, fox news contributor. how does mr. trump go from "crooked hillary," most nasty woman and most corrupt candidate ever to what you just heard? the clintons are good people. i don't want to hurt her. >> keep in mind, eric, the lock her up chant, it was not only republican chant but also a chant we heard at democratic convention from bernie supporters. but it is a good point, good question you ask. you know what we have here is sort of two different lines of attack against, in this. you have the political line of attack which you have
republicans in congress who vowed to pursue this to the very end. then you have the legal line of attack which is what you have with the fbi. if i were, and donald trump is now going to be overseeing all of that. what i think that, you know what i think would be a smart thing for him to do, on political side of things, with house republicans, senate republicans they should abandon all of that. they have far more important things to pursue. they should pursue those things to the fullest. in terms of legal thing, obviously if, only reason need for a special prosecutor is if the president is somehow interfering with the investigation. donald trump hopefully is not going to be interfering with the fbi, any of their investigations but especially this one. we believe there is still an investigation ongoing into the clinton foundation. he should very clearly say, the fbi has a job to do. and they're, if, these agents are pursuing this case against the foundation, then i'm not going to do anything to
interfere with that. eric: there are reports that is ongoing in the new york office but what if there is no investigation, what if there is no action, will his supporters feel there was switch and bait? >> i don't know that they will because, you know, part of what the objection some of his supporters had about all of it was that it appeared that president obama's administration was interfering at every, you know at the very highest levels of this investigation and keeping the investigation from going on and and that's the real frustration. if, if fbi agents under a new administration believe that there is evidence to pursue, i, i would hope that donald trump wouldn't step in and interfere with that. but, and if he wouldn't, there is no need for special prosecutor. eric: if that indeed does happen, say fbi agents bring anything to the justice department, the former deputy assistant attorney general of the united states in criminal matters is rudy giuliani before he was mayor.
he is being, his name bandied around as possible attorney general. here is what mr. giuliani said about this issue. >> i'm going to make a guess, not a definitive statement.uld e a decision like that you would give that to an independent counsel. you wouldn't make it as the appointee of, you know the new president. we have a lot of precedent for that. we've done that in the past. or, it may be that you want to sort of put that behind you. i don't know. that's a tough decision. eric: as you were saying, what would it take for an independent counsel to be named if indeed there is one? >> i think for some reason the new president felt like, that it wasn't being investigated properly but from a political standpoint it benefits everybody to sort of move on from this. that is not to say that the clintons wouldn't be held accountable for what they have done. eric: what if there were crimes? >> exactly.
eric: if they are true and there was malfeasance and criminal activity going on? >> exactly. i think it would be very wrong for a new president trump to interfere with that and try to stop that. i think he ought to make it very clear now, he does not intend to interfere with an fbi probe into the foundation or any of the other stuff. if that means, president obama who still has power to pardon, means between now and end of the year he wants to pardon hillary clinton, let him take out the garbage. eric: how would that work? pardon for what? can you lay a blanket pardon? there is no charges. there is no indictment. there is no grand jury. >> you don't have to have charges, when gerald ford pardoned richard nixon is, blanket all crimes committed during his presidency. very routine way of doing the pardon. if hillary clinton had won she could have done it to herself. it would be, it would be a way
of, you know, if president obama wanted to do that, it would be a way of sort of having a clear, clean slate not only for the clintons but also for republicans and the country going forward. eric: finally, very quickly, wouldn't him giving a pardon out of the blue like this, imply guilt? >> yeah. and it would be, and there would be a lot of outrage. people would be very upset. rightfully so, because of course things that have either going back to the server business, what she did with her disregard for national secrets would have gotten anybody else into severe, severe trouble. there would have been charges with anybody else. as for the clinton foundation, the allegations there are just as bad. i think there would be a lot of political fallout and it would absolutely imply guilt. eric: we'll see how it all plays out if there is indeed an investigation, and what happens. charlie, thank you very much. >> thanks, eric. eric: martha? martha: president-elect trump speaking out about continued protests against him. >> if hillary had won and if my
eric: we have fox news alert for you now. look at wall street. opening bell to be a brand new week down on wall street. stocks are posed for higher opening. you can see they're up just a smidge. as you know markets have been on a big run since election day setting up multiple intraday highs in the dow jones industrial average as traders react postively to the election of donald trump. opposite effect some had been warning a trump win they predicted would instead tank the economy and stocks and everything would go into free fall, and end. world. that is not what is happening as of now. martha: stocks are not spooked by trump administration you but protest against the president-elect continued
through the weekend n his first postelection interview mr. trump spoke out reports of violence and crime nation against minorities. >> i would say don't do it. >> they're harassing latinos, muslims. >> i am so saddened to hear that. i say stop it if it helps. i will say this, and i will say it right to the cameras. stop it. martha: mr. trump speaking about continued protests that went on in several cities over the course of the weekend, saying that if hillary clinton had won news coverage would be very different he believes. watch this. >> if hillary had won and if my people went out and protested everybody would say oh, that is terrible thing and it would have been a much different attitude. there is a different attitude. there is double-standard here. martha: marianne marsh, former senior advisor to john kerry and
katie pavlich, news editor, townhall.com. welcome to both of you. good morning. marianne, let me start with you. what are your thoughts on protests we saw over the weekend. >> look, good for trump to asking it to stop. the problem it is too little and too late. his own words and conduct over last 18 months over what people are protesting against. rather than getting to it stop, sending a signal to stop, he rewarded this behavior, white sue prem system, anti-semetic behavior, appointing steve bannon to the highest appointment you can in the white house. doesn't matter whether steve bannon out front or behind the scenes he is now in the white house and what that sends a signal to everybody is, that this kind of behavior is acceptable because the most influential advisor to the president-elect is a guy who practices and promoted white sue prem system, anti-semitic behavior, bigotry, racism around sexism. martha: katie is that fair about
steve bannon? >> i think there are serious concerns about steve bannon the way he operates in his history but i find it incredible that the narrative here from the media has changed to this being donald trump's responsibility. a lot of these reports about minorities being harassed were made up. we have police investigating some of these reports. people admitting they made them up. it is hundred of thousands of people across the country who are protesting donald trump as a president-elect and people like michael moore stoking the flames here. so it is actually up to president obama to come out again, and say look, police resources should not be used towards rioting. we have first amendment you have the right to protest but president-elect trump was elected with duly elected there was no fraud. this is the way the system works. he was elected fair and square. he has obligation to quell the concerns and protests that are ongoing in our cities across the country. martha: yeah. and then you have harry reid on friday, on the senate floor talking about the kkk, saying that they view trump as their champion.
here is kellyian conway to that. >> i hope president obama calls harry reid today and says, cut it out. i just met with president-elect trump. governor pence has met with vice president biden. the first ladies have met. everybody is looking for a peaceful transition here in the name of democracy and have senate minority leader acting like garden-variety political pundit. that has to stop. martha: you also, marianne, instances of a man who had a trump sticker on his car i believe who was pulled out of his car, beaten and his car was stolen. a guy wearing make america great hat on subway in new york city who was choked yesterday. you know, on the fringe elements, there is lots of peaceful protests going on. on fringe elements here on both sides we need to lower the temperature. >> look, martha, i agree with that part. no one has the right either in word or deed to harm anybody in any way, that shouldn't happen,
what kellyian conway did, played the clip out a little bit she threat inched legal action against harry reid, every single word he said was true. that has to stop. that has to change here. you can't threaten legal action against the senate minority leader for stating facts. you can't threaten actions and threaten people they need to get into line when they are protesting things and fairly some i think it is incumbent on donald trump who set the tone here for the last 18 months with all these words and deeds you can't put the gene he any back in the bottle that is the problem, last point here, katie, martha, probably you, certainly me, all of us have experienced online what that language is like. and, none of us, i don't think have experienced that until the last year-and-a-half. and that has to change too. >> i just want to point out that the exact reason why donald trump won last week is because of people like harry reid accusing anyone who dares to support donald trump of being racist. they're sick of it. they proved it last week.
the left said white lashing of america when donald trump did better with hispanics than mitt romney did. black voters didn't come out for hillary clinton to stop donald trump, the evil donald trump in this election like they did to come out for barack obama. this idea that minorities are scared and harry reid saying the kkk is now in charge somehow is ridiculous based on the number of people who are minorities who voted for donald trump. there is woman this morning who is immigrant, a muslim and a woman, who was democrat her whole life who voted for him because sick of people like her being accused of being racist as a result of their support for him. martha: there is a lot we all need to think about on the front. michael moore who is no donald trump supporter which everybody knows, saying these people who voted for donald trump, they're not racists and they are not big governments. they voted for barack obama in these counties twice in presidential elections. so i think everybody needs to cool the temperature down and cool the name-calling down a little bit. perhaps we need to hear more
from donald trump and president obama towards that effort. ladies, thank you very much. >> thank you. eric: donald trump promises to chart a new course when it comes to american foreign policy. >> i think most world leaders realize america is going to take a tougher line in the world again. the kind of reassures that donald trump is going to provide them after eight years of barack obama retreating from around the world. eric: so how will he provide that reassures and face challenges and who will test him first? kt mcfarland is here to tell us. i have asthma... ...one of many pieces in my life. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine. i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment with breo. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. breo won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems. breo opens up airways to help improve breathing for a full 24 hours.
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threatening to slap tariffs on chinese exports to the u.s. and calling for russia to remove troops on the nato border. and iran is already cheating on the nuclear deal. who will test trump first? kt mcfarland, former deputy assistant secretary of defense in the reagan administration. mr. trump said he would slap 45% tariffs on chinese imports. that could spark, they warned a trade war. what do you think he will do? >> trump is realist. he will be like reagan, and put america first. too many times in the last eight years or even more we've always thought what is better for the global community or what is better for this country? what is better for america this once you have that as your starting point you start reassessing china, iran, russia, europe, other country's relationships with the united states. eric: trade is one thing. then you have got their aggressive actions in the south china sea. building these islands. building runways out there for military bases.
can they be stopped. >> here is what they're trying to do. they're trying to establish the south china sea which is the world's largest commercial trade route as internal chinese lake. potentially they decide who gets to come in and who gets to come out. it is not just chinese, russians, iranians. the iranian foreign minister said donald trump has to adjust his policies to reality of the world. wait a minute. did they not notice what happens. eric: who you went to mit. >> we were in grad school at mit at same time. reality what the united states has just done. there is enormous overwhelming landslide for donald trump. he has his party is in control of both houses of congress and in the white house and for other countries and frankly for the defense intellectual community i'm a part of, what donald trump needs to understand is, or what he must do to keep us happy is, no, he doesn't. he has just shown that he is
slade not one of the dragons but all the dragons. they have to figure out to get along with him. eric: in his statement, zari-f said u.s. must stay true to the nuclear deal which he vowed to scrap. >>er iran nuclear deals is one of the worst american deals. we gave up everything up front, money, saying shuns relief,. eric: if you throw that into the garbage would that cause iran pursuing a nuclear weapon. >> i think iran is pursuing nuclear weapon. there other ways around this. for example, strengthen allies in the region. iran here is what you have most worried about, 75% of the your population sunday age of 35. you're not letting them in on the internet. not letting them to access to worldwide web and social media. you're worried about toe domestic unrest. we can tear down the cyber wall anytime we want. you can deal with your own populations. we have economic weapon you we
can use if iranians continue down the course. we really in the last several years we control much of the world banking and financial economic communities. eric: they're just getting bonanza from the deal right now. they're not going to want to mess that up? >> they have promised their people an awful lot. if they can't deliver they have domestic security problems. eric: finally, what do you think will be tested first? he got the nuclear deal. >> right. eric: you have all the speedboats that harass mosquitoes and gnats. obama administration, policies or loud speakers or warning shots. donald trump said he would shoot them out of the water. >> that is what reagan did. they worked pretty well. first test comes from radical islamists. eric: type of attack. >> chinese will watch and see. iranians will watch and see and push wherever they can. one thing that has nothing to lose, radical islamist. eric: he has been warning about radical islamic terrorism
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his bike down on side of the road. three veterans riding home after a veterans day event in new jersey. they saw somebody stranded. they helped the guy out. they were face-to-face with none other than the boss. the group drove legendary musician restaurant, ordered a couple rounds of beer. hung out for a while and waited until he got a ride home. you never know who it will be to help a stranded motorcyclist, right? that is the way people are in new jersey. eric: guarden state. you know what happened if they didn't do that. he would have a long walk home. that is a song. no thunder road. meanwhile another note. there has been fast moving developments against the isis. iraqi military liberate ad city on outskirts of mosul as the mosul operation continues. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot is
live near the front lines in irbil, iraq. hi, greg? reporter: hi, eric. the push against isis inside mosul continues not without danger and not without difficulty. the latest word, iraqi troops are clashing militants in two different neighborhoods of earp mosul. that is winning another one over yesterday. us air strikes are in the mix as well. we're told in the last 24 hours there have been 10 in and around mosul. there is not great help in the urban warfare. iraqi officials today saying 90% of the residents in the big sprawling city are staying put, right in the thick of it. also dangerous, holding and clearing the ground, once it has been won. you might remember last thursday we told you about a town 10 miles north of mosul. the officers there told us at the time they thought they had gotten all the isis militants out of the place. well, they hadn't. over weekend, one, four, were snagged from one hole. also, problem is all the bombs
and booby-traps that they told us they were going to try to get the residents in this week, sincerely doubt it. as the refugee tolls continue to mount. we're told 54,000 left the city. another big sprawling camp opened up last couple days not far from where we are. hospitals and clinics working around the clock as injuries mount as well. there could be as many as 700,000 fleeing the city when everything is done as the isis militants, eric, continue their diversionary tactics. car bombs today in south of iraq and baghdad yesterday. back to you. eric: greg, thanks so much. martha? martha: so the trump administration starting to take shape. we do expect we'll get more announcements on some very important posts coming up. so stay tuned for that. these two got their jobs over the weekend. what does it mean for the next four years. plus where is the president-elect on his campaign promises? from reforming immigration to building a wall, to health care,
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martha: president-elect trump setting the course for his administration as he puts together his new team for the white house. so far he has picked reince priebus as chief of staff, and steve bannon will be chief strategist and counselor similar to the valerie jared role. eric: i'm eric shawn in for bill hemmer. mr. trump choosing loyal advisers putting priebus and
bannon together in a partnership in running the federal government. >> in order to get things done in washington, you have to appeal to a lot of different people, even in our own party. the relationships built in congress are essential to get anything done. to get tax reform and obamacare replaced done you have to have the relationships in congress to get it done. eric: carl how important are these two picks. reporter: reince priebus isn't controversial because he's an establishment operative and chairman of the rnc. donald trump said he would drain the swamp in washington but the
rnc chairn chairman will be his chief of staff. he's going to be able to communicate to the president. but the promises donald trump have offered have almost all been modified with the exception of entitlement reform. he has equivocated on just about every single policy position that building the wall will be a fence or not a wall or a fence, or claims to ban all muslims. all these things he said have since been modified. reince priebus is a part of that modification realizing there is a establishment republican party
that will not be able to vote for some of the things donald trump's rhetoric he called for is just that. he already walked back most of his policies. when it comes to reince priebus, the rnc chairman, as chief of staff, has already been modified by the rhetoric of the candidate himself. now comes his senior counselor. steve bannon who was the ceo, the chairman of his overall campaign is a very, very conservative, very, very ideological advisor who will continue to show donald trump a different way than the establishment and in many ways steve bannon and reince priebus
are at odds with each other. steve bannon is much more ideological and aspirational where reince priebus is much more establishment and achievable as far as aspirational goals. we see now in donald trump a candidate who has changed his positions in order to be prepared to govern. there are 4,500 positions that have, filled at the white house and some cabinet positions. martha: let's talk about that some more. mr. trump's top priorities include the two biggest campaign platforms. there seems to be some revisions to those plans. listen. >> are you going to build a wall? >> yes. >> they are talking about a fence in the republican congress.
would you accept a fence. >> in certain areas i would, but seth are certain areas a wall is more appropriate. there could be some fencing. martha: the new communications director for the trump campaign. i remember when donald trump was questioned on that, do you mean a real wall? he would say not necessarily a wall that stretches the entire border. he said no i mean a wall with a beautiful door in the middle.no? >> he will be what he talked about on the campaign trail. we'll build a wall and secure the border. mr. trump knows more about it than i do. there will be fences but we'll go right in to repeal and
replace obamacare and work on our tax codes. mr. trump said he's going to hit the ground running. martha: first thing on day one when he goes into the oval office, what will be number one? >> obamacare. we have to repeal and replace obamacare. we started working with our hill allies to get that going. this team mr. trump put together with reince priebus and steve bannon, this is a team that was so successful during the campaign he will have the same success in the white house. >> when you replace it will you make sure people with preconditions are still covered? >> yes, it happens to be one of the strongest assets. also the children living with their parents for an extended period. it add cost but it's something we are going to try and keep.
martha: it doesn't sounds like repeal. >> even those suggestions are things republicans were suggesting. when we talk about repealing obamacare we are talking about creating a national network where you are not hampered and states administering funding. there will be increased competition which will ultimately drive crown costs and provide better coverage for folks. martha: let's talk about draining the swamp. the thought that you need 4,100 people to run the administration? is there any talk about cutting that in half? >> he will find ways to eliminate waste and inefficiency. he will have like-minded people who will have that reform mindset that starts at the top
with bannon and priebus. they are people who stood with him during campaign and fought with him. martha: are you going to fill 4,100 positions? >> we have to bring spending down. spending is way out of control. we'll find areas we can cut and eliminate waste and inefficiency and put in the best people who can go do that. martha: in terms of things like social security that he says he wants to leave in place, that's an area where paul ryan wants to see cuts and entitlements to keep those things solvent. what will he do about that? >> the hill has started working object different proposals. the leadership from priebus and bannon are starting to work on that. but right away from the get-go we are repealing and replacing
obamacare, stopping illegal immigration and bring our economy in line by lowering taxes. martha: what do you say to children from immigrant families who are concerned their families or parents will be kicked out of the country? >> first thing you have to do is secure the border. then kick out the criminal illegals, then we'll deal with the folks who are still here. mr. trump said we'll do that in a humane and friendly way. but we have to make sure we are respecting our laws and the people in the key position in thed a straition will be people that will enforce the laws. martha: are you saying they should not worry. >> we'll kick out the criminals, then deal with it. eric: we'll be hearing from president obama later today.
he's set to hold a news conference before he departs on what will be his last overseas trip as commander-in-chief. it will be the first time he meets with the media since the election. we'll go live to the white house later this hour. martha: vp make pence may play a bigger role than expected at the white house. >> will you appointed -- are you look to appoint a justice who wants to overturn roe versus wade? >> i'm pro-life. the judges will be pro-life. eric: the president-elect giving some clues he would like to make for the supreme court. judge nap will weigh in.
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the loves a deputy killed this weekend. he was shot point blank in california east of san jose. his brother spoke about the tragic loss. >> he's one of the happiest guys there was. even in hard times, he would be smiling. if we can just learn from that. the sun will shine tomorrow. eric: police caught that suspect david machado after a manhunt. he fled the scene and stole a car. he's also accused of armed robbery and trying to steal a woman's purse. >> pike pence has an understanding of how the
government works. he served in congress and emknow how to get the job done. martha: we are seeing signs pence could play a huge role in the trump white house. he's in charge of the president-elect's transition team. karl rove is former white house deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush and a fox news contributor. what did you make of that switch over the weekend, moving mike pence into the main role and pushing chris christie aside? >> i thought it was a good move on the president-elect's part. it happened also with george w. bush. the head of the transition through the election was clay johnson, and after the election, dick cheney was moved into the leadership of the transition
which was headquarters in mclain, virginia. it's a sign's of the confidence the president has in the vice president elect mike pence. he has to fill in 4,000 positions in the government an needs somebody focused on that like a laser, bringing forth suggestions for him the president to consider. martha: i just brought this up with one of the trump communications advisers. do you need 4,100 people or could you cut that number down? >> i'm in favor of 4,100 because of another number. 2,663,000. the president gets to come in to direct those people, monitor them with only 4,100. that includes the u.s.
attorneys. u.s. marshals. we have a big government. the president of the yiewments exercises some leadership. martha: it's drain the swamp time. >> to drain the swamp i would rather have 4,100 people in place whose minds set is i have got to drain the swamp and get rid of the side things they do. i would rather have those 4,100 people who will pay dividends. martha: you remember the surfacing news reports about john kasich saying the trump team called him and want him to be on the ticket as vice president and be in charge of dough necessary particular and foreign policy and donald trump swanltsd to be a chairman kinds of president. do you think that's what we are hearing in terms of how much
responsibility mike pence will take on? >> no, this stuff goes wild and i don't put too much faith in it. donald trump believes in mike pence he has a strong partner and ally. the successful presidencies are presidencies in which the vice president is asked to take on responsibilities. dick cheney played an important role in responsibility. he was the chair of a special committee that prefared for supreme court vacancies. al gore was in charge of president clinton's reinventing government committee. presidents who are successful have vice presidents they can give big tasks. john nance garner referred to the vice presidency being useless and worth no more than a warm pot of spit. we changed a lot since those days.
vice presidents are really important to the success of a presidency. martha: what do you think of steve bannon. >> i don't know bannon. he represents a populist all right theory which is not traditional conservatism. that's one of the things that made donald trump's candidacy different. it's poppistic and fashionistic. wpoppistic -- andnationalistic. here we have an announcement in which they were detailed as equal partners, bannon's name first. now you have two people in charge of the white house. it will require those two men to be very close and work in
concert span finds ways to take their difference to the president in a respectful fashion. it will be an interesting experiment to see a white house where you have two people in charge. in previous white houses we came close to that in reagan's with mike defer and attorney general thesattorney -- andattorney geny had a boss, james a. baker iii. eric: he may have won, but you know that hasn't stopped donald trump from continuing his battle with the mainstream media. the president atlanti presidento shift the dynamic. >> it could be 3 million. we are getting them out of our
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>> i am going to be very restrained it's a modern form communication. it should be nothing you are ashamed of. eric: do you think president-elect trump can resist his urge to tweet? he did return a tweet over the weekend. mr. trump tweeting, wow, the new yor"new york times" is losing thousands of subscribers because of their highly inaccurate coverage of the trump phenomena.
howard, he has been aggressive and combative with reporters. do you think we'll see a president take this confrontation with the media to a level the country has never witnessed before? >> he did that during the campaign. i have to chuckle how long the restraint lasted before he fired off several treats against the "new york times." we are seeing a push-pull between donald trump the candidate who -- who weapon weaponized twitter. when he takes the oath of office and is sitting in the oval office. he may have a few other things to do than to be settling for the 140 characters.
eric: but when he goes upstairs late at night, he will tweet. >> on a slightly more serious note. candidate trump did a lot of things that people in the press -- he band news organizations, took their credentials away. including "the washington post" and politico whose coverage displeased him an often didn't provide access. in his rallies he didn't take the press with him on some trips. he said as president he would try not to kick any correspondenc -- try not to kice house. he's savvy enough to go after coverage he thinks is unfair. he has to all rate his game. the idea he would be down in the
street doing the street fighting thing, a lot of people are assuming that. i'm not so sure. >> it actually is not presidential. here is what the "new york times" says about his plan. surge in news subscriptions printed, digital, four times better than normal. we dedicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of times journalism to report without fear or favor and respect all political perspectives and life experiences in the stories that we bring to you. >> it was a bit of a mea culpa. in that statement they said perhaps it was the sheer
unconvention at of donald trump's candidacy that led papers to underestimate him. the "new york times" didn't think donald trump was going to win. hillary was going to win according to the papers own stan statistician. there was a line there about mr. trump whose candidacy was supported by white supremacist groups sat near a bust of martin luther king jr. and they talked about his grandiose ideas. martha: so does a -- what does a trump presidency mean for hillary clinton. >> people in your audiences kept
president obama has had to face the white house press corps since the election and he knows he will get grilled about the results and his successor. that's why he wanted to get this oath with before his final foreign trip. the president may make a statement or simply take questions about what this election means for the future of his party. what if anything he intend to do about the protests happening across the country. and what a donald trump presidency could mean for his own legacy. he will also likely be asked about his meetings with mr. trump especially since the president-elect had nice things to say about him last night on 0 minutes. >> i found him to be terrific. i found him to be very smart, and very nice. reporter: this will be our first chance to hear what the
president thought about meeting the president-elect for the fires time. eric: kristin, thank you so much. a news conference will be held at 3:15 today. martha? martha: one of the biggest moments during the week was president-elect trump saying he would get a special prosecutor to look into hillary clinton's case. in his first post-election interview he said the same thing. >> you called her crooked hillary and people in your audience said "lock her up." >> she did a bad thing. i don't want to hurt them. they are good people. i don't want to hurt them. martha: judge andrew napolitano.
hillary quickly went from being crooked hillary pretty much in he reference to her to they are good people, i don't want to hurt them. >> what a continues a week makes. i assume when he's talking about a special prosecutor, he's talking about the email investigation. the one that was started and stopped and the justice department punted and let the f.b.i. make the decision. i reason i think that's what he's talking about is there were two other investigations in which the f.b.i. and justice department are working in tandem. one is the foundation where bill clinton is a potential target. was it a slush fund? then there is the public corruption one. did mrs. clinton exercise her official powers as secretary of state to benefit donors who gave
money to the foundation rather than the united states government. martha: there is the political side. he won and perhaps there were moments no doubt where he questioned whether he would win. and he talked about the behavior she carried out as secretary of state. but now he's the winner and she is the loser. is that the ultimate punishment she is experiencing right now? >> it might be if president obama indicts her. >> there is enough evidence for a trump justice department to indict her. the only way to prevent that from happening other than persuading president-elect trump to say forget it. and you can pardon for an
uncharged crime. when president nixon was pardoned he hadn't been charged with anything. donald trump wants to turn a page and get rid of all the vast -- all the stuff behind him. he would turn a page if somehow she was not prosecuted because he told the d.o.j. not to prosecute her or forbade everybody from prosecuting her. martha: it would take up a lot of oxygen at at moment when he wants to move forward. >> you have a lot of people in jail who did a lot less than he did. the same nature of the crime. >> in terms of supreme court just appointments, what do you expect. >> it includes a lot of conservative jurists. not every conservative jurist is
in the cain the scalia * mode. he believed the je -- he believd the judiciary should intervene. martha: let's rinse to what he said about being pro-life. >> they will be pro-life in terms of the whole gun situation, we know the second amendment and everybody is talking about the second amendment and they are trying to dice it up and change it. they will be very pro second amendment. but having to do with abortion, if it ever were overturned, it would go back to the states. eric: that's very interesting. that's the position justice scalia advocated himself. but that it would be up to the states.
if you wanted an abortion and you lived in a state where it was unlawful, you would have to drive to another state. that wouldn't be a crime. justice scalia's theory is the constitution is silent on this. so the federal government has no say in it. where the constitution is silent, the federal government is the state. but everybody on that list that his campaign put out, every single one of them is pro-life and pro gun. that's the one thread common to all of them. martha: thank you very much. good the see you as always. eric: president-elect trump is facing criticism, some are saying he's already softening his stance on immigration. are his promises to build that wall and deport all i am legal
>> we'll get the people that have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers. a lot of these people, it could be 2 million or even 3 million. we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate. eric: president-elect trump is promising to hit the ground running, deporting criminal illegal immigrants.
critics say he's starting to change his tune on building the wall on the southern border as well as who should be deported. is he back away from his campaign promises? as we know, it was first a demand and a requirement and promise and a vow to deport basically 11 million illegal immigrants in this country now, now he put that down to the 2 or 3 million criminal illegal immigrants. is he softening his promises? >> i think we are witnesses what happens when rhetoric meets reality. donald trump didn't have any experience governing before he became the president-elect.
the reality is deporting 11 million people would be immensely complicated and it would also tear apart families. i hope donald trump and his advisers are seeing yes we should secure the border and think about criminals. eric: why didn't he say this before? >> i think a lot of this has to do with trust. the idea you prioritize deportation for people who have broken other laws. the voters don't trust the obama administration was going to fulfill its promises. i think donald trump managed to get the trust of more people that he would do something about this issue. the second piece is the border secures piece. far more people are concerned, are we going to secure the bored. you see donald trump shift his
rhetoric. but i think his supporters will give him a little bit of leeway as long as he seems to be moving towards outcomes they want. eric: here is of what the president-elect said to leslie stall. >> after everything gets normalized we'll make a determination on the people you are talking about who are terrific people. but we'll make a determination. but before we make that determination, leslie, it's very important, we want top secure our border. eric: first was the wall, then it's part of a fence, now some republicans are talking about a virtual fence. we kinds of have that already as it stands now. >> during the campaign season there was a lot of analysis about what this proposal to build the wall would cost.
even if you set aside the billions of dollars it would likely incur to the u.s. taxpayer. the topography along the border wouldn't allow a concrete wall the way donald trump pro poatds it. the fact that he's talking about normalizing and stepping back. there are a lot of people who are very frightened. it's a challenge he's going to face and continue to face. he says he wants to be a president for all of americans, he will have to continue to show that. eric: what about the bannon appointment that caused controversy? >> one of the things read about trump during the campaign is the media always took him literally but not seriously. every word or phrase people would freak out over but his voters did the opposite.
they took him seriously but they didn't take him literally. all they care about is are you going to secure the border. if you are talking about hardened criminals or look at something broader. what they wanted to know is is our community going to be safe. why some of these early signals we here in washington are obsessing over. i think the voters will play a wait and see game. what does he actually do and does it really secure the border? >> we'll see what influence bannon may or may not have. thank you so much. martha: let's go to jon scott and finds out what he's got cook on "happening now." >> donald trump's white house is going to take shape. president obama set to hold his first news conference since the election. that should be interesting. and we'll take a look at media
failures leading up to next week's election and if the geographic cover, the healing power of faith. >> we are going to take a closer look at the possibility of life on mars. the new mini series that looks at the exploration and colonization of the red planet and the problems we may encounter along the way. >> people said we are going to go to mars? we are going to go to mars and this is what it will be like. >> the largest challenge.
>> it's actually areality. martha: the national geographic channel's 6-week miniseries make this more than a simple tv program documentary style. welcome to "america's newsroom." you made sort of a movie about going to mars and what it's going to be like and intersperlsed is the actual project and the people working on it. >> what we found fascinating is there are so many people in the process of engineering this first mission to mars. elon musk at spacex. we tried to talk to them first. but as we started to film we'll people we realized they had so much to say. it helps to frame the drama you
are seeing in 2033. >> we looked at a number of location for a number of reasons we chose morocco. it's hard to tell the difference between the two. but morocco is considerably hotter than mars, so there is good acting involved to pretend you are cold. martha: you payments a picture of living on mars. conditions are not conducive to life. how is it going to work? it will be tough. there are analogies to the early migrations to this country. the first couple generations of people hole go will be pioneers. there are a lot of differences between here and mars but eventually it will become a planet we can inhabit.
there is technology being developed to make it a little more sustainable for us. martha: is there a vehicle being built that will take astronauts to mars? >> the actual vehicle isn't being constructed yet. but the technologies are being tested. reusability is something spacex cares about. nasa is developing the launch system that could get us there. we chose 2033. that's one of the types. and there are south other windows. >> don't leave anyone there. we see what happens in "the martian" and it's scary. eric: an outsider campaign sent donald trump to the white house. when he gets there, insider reince priebus will be right by his side. , this is awful, try i.
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martha: busy day. the president will be speaking in a news conference. first time since sit-town with donald trump. that should be interesting. >> about four hours. >> it's bill's birth?lling in. >> yeah. >> happy birth, bill. martha: have a great day. jon: fallout from president elect's trump first major appointments tapping people who plaid key roles in campaign to very powerful positions in his administration. good morning, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, i'm jenna lee. breitbart and peter burns is