operation designed to mislead the north koreans. north korean officer apparently also said he believes his country can defeat america in war. so maybe it is working. that is it for us tonight. "hannity" special next. "las vegas strong." good night. ♪ >> sean: welcome to special edition of "hannity" at the orleans arena. this is a "vegas strong" night. a night of healing. we have special guests tonight. big and rich will be watching rascal flatts and so much more. get the party started. hello! [cheers & applause] >> one, two, three. >> [music] ♪ >> the greatest word of all time. freedom is the greatest word! >> the people of this world.
we saw an amazing display of love, honor, compassion apt the best of humanity. i salute all of you if vegas tonight. [applause] >> we stand down. we are going to go out. we are going to do things that we do. we are going to love life. be strong. >> vegas strong! vegas strong! vegas strong! vegas strong! vegas strong! >> sean: we're going to now hit the stage on this "vegas strong." a night of healing. incredible country super band known as ras cat flatt -- rascal flatts. a they are all friends of mine. incredible people and they are here tonight on this special night. let's watch. [cheers & applause]
♪ baby, everything that happens in this heart ♪ ♪ that is waiting on a girl like you ♪ ♪ and i'll do anything ♪ baby, it's yours if you want it ♪ ♪ you got a play to lay your head ♪ on the other side of my empty bed ♪ ♪ it's just made for falling ♪ it's yours if you want it ♪ it's yours if you want it♪ and every bit of love left in this beat up, banged up, scarred up heart waiting on a girl like you ♪
♪ it isn't much ♪ every kiss already feels like you own it ♪ ♪ baby it's yours if you want it ♪ ♪ oh ♪ it's yours if you want it ♪ ♪ every dollar, every dime, every drop of rain ♪ ♪ every single thing i could beg, steal or borrow ♪ ♪ every yesterday and tomorrow ♪ ♪ well, every grain of sand on the beach ♪ ♪ every blade of grass under our feet ♪ ♪ baby, your name is written on it ♪ ♪ and it's yours if you want it ♪ ♪ every bit of love left in this beat up, banged up, scarred up heart ♪ ♪ that's been waiting on a girl like you ♪ ♪ and i know it ain't much ♪ but it comes alive with every touch ♪ ♪ every kiss already feels like you own it ♪
oh, yeah. you know, we started our residency at the venetian just three days after the tragic events. and we debated about whether or not we are going to start the residency that friday night. we quickly came to the decision that there was no way in the world we were going to let evil win. [applause] the first night of the residency was sold out. it was sold out because those people that showed up, decided we were going the make a statement to the world that we were going to stand side by side and arm in arm and back to back and make a statement to the world that when we, when we come up against the face of evil the way we did that night, we will show the world that america will always win. and we will always persevere.
[applause] we are so thrilled to be here. thank you for making a conscious decision to be here. like our brother jay was saying, we stand down. we are going to go out. we're going to do things that we do as americans. we are going to love life. we are going to move forward. we're going to be strong. we're going to be vegas strong. vegas strong. vegas strong! vegas strong! vegas strong! vegas strong! vegas strong! vegas strong! vegas strong! vegas strong! vegas strong! [cheers & applause] to all our first responders that are here tonight we salute you. we honor you. we thank you. [applause] you are the backbone of what america is made of. we love you so much.
♪ come on ♪ i want a dream like it turned up ♪ ♪ want to hear you say come on over♪ when you tell me to come on over ♪ ♪ i like the sound of that ♪ i like the sound of that ♪ love the sound of thunder rolling ♪ ♪ makes you move little closer to me ♪ ♪ girl i bet that your neighbors hate us ♪ ♪ 'cuz we could laugh all night and never sleep ♪ ♪ worry about the world in the morning ♪ ♪ i want to pull back ♪ ♪ climb mountains ♪ come on over
♪ come on over ♪ like it turned up♪ i want you to say come on over ♪ ♪ tell me to come on over ♪ i like the sound, i like the sound of that ♪ ♪ mmm mmm mmm ♪ i like the sound, i like the sound of that ♪ ♪ turn your radio on ♪ baby, turn down the lights ♪ i ain't going nowhere ♪ i'm all yours tonight ♪ it's a little too loud on the highway ♪ ♪ want to pull back in your driveway ♪ ♪ way too quiet at my place ♪ want to come on over ♪ come on over ♪ i just a want to hear that ringtone ♪ ♪ like it turned up when you're blowing up on my phone ♪ ♪ want to hear you say come on over ♪ ♪ tell me to come on over ♪ i like the sound of that
♪ i like the sound, ♪ i like the sound of that ♪ i like the sound ♪ i like the sound of that ♪ i like the sound, i like the sound of that ♪ god bless you, las vegas. we love you! [cheers & applause] thank you! >> the tragedy in las vegas showed us the best and the worst in mankind. my heart absolutely bleeds for those that lost their lives, for those who were affected by the tragedy that evening. it's especially close to my heart having shared the stage and being friends with many of the acts, jake and so on. knowing that those are my fans, too. all i can do is pray that it never happens again. we try to find some sense to
make things better. better world for us all. all to be part of. i applaud your efforts, what you are doing tonight. commend them. i'm happy to have been blessed to have been fortunate in life and able to make a donation for the cause. so, congratulations. work well done. i'll continue to hope and pray for the best. god bless. >> sean: coming up, earlier this everything i had a chance to actually introduce big and rich. remember, one hour before this terrible shooting they had a crowd of nearly 30,000 holding up their cell phones, of course, singing "god bless america." one hour before the shooting. they will perform that tonight. i introduce them on that stage. that's next. >> look around unified. we can defeat the darkness.
someone tried to spread the darkness on this city but you came together and you shined your lights and you defeated the darkness. remember this moment. the next time you are struggling or you see something sad. remember, that when our lights come together we cannot be defeated. that is why we are vegas strong. [cheers & applause] sarah is confident. destroy. but when it comes to mortgages, she's less confident. fortunately, there's rocket mortgage by quicken loans.
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>> sean: welcome back to this special edition of "hannity," vegas strong. a night of here healing. i got to introduce thinkable band big and rich. they played an hour before that horrible shooting. they had 30,000 people holding up their cell phones during "god bless america." >> hello, vegas! how are you all doing?
i can't hear you. [cheers and applause] y'all doing well? do you like rascal rascal flat? do we have any big and rich fans in the house tonight? [applause] >> are you ready to party tonight? [cheers and applause] what an honor. i just want to take a minute. i'm a talk show host but i'm not going to speak a long time. i want to just -- where are the first responders, the policeman? the firemen, the paramedics? put your hands up. vegas, let's give them a big hand tonight.
[cheers and applause] is this vegas strong? >> sean: let me hear you, vegas strong. [cheers and applause] >> sean: i love it. [crowd chants "vegas strong] [cheers and applause] >> sean: this might be a liberal audience, [bleep] i'm kidding. no politics tonight. before we came on stage, the president of the united states heard about tonight's event
honoring the victims of this shooting and the first responders and the president of the united states wanted to know he's with you tonight and he tweeted "vegas strong." i want to say one quick thing. we were reporting from here for over -- thank you. we were reporting here for five days. my friends back in new york were asking me well, how did you feel about it? i said it reminded be a lot of 9/11. it reminded me that there is evil in this world. but it also reminded me like on 9/11, we all watched -- people were coming down the stairs as quick as they could to get out of those towers. there is a guy on the plane that
was destined to hit the capital or the white house. he got a group of people together and he said let's roll. todd beamer. we saw your first responders, your policeman, your firemen. neighbor helping neighbor and we saw an amazing display of love, honor, compassion and the best of humanity. i salute all of you in vegas tonight. and before we have big & rich -- i wanted to tell you after that terrible tragedy where we lost 3,000 americans in new york and you had all these people shot and many of your friends and neighbors, we lost them that night. one of the hardest interviews
i've ever did. a guy at the concert here, he was married 32 years and he was holding his wife of 32 years, he was holding her hand and she died in his arms during that concert. that's evil in our time. i met a girl who had chemotherapy and thank god she's okay, she's with us tonight. a stranger helped her to safety. then i remember after 9/11, i was watching david letterman and david letterman had new york city mayor rudy giuliani on his show. and david letterman says can we laugh again? and rudy giuliani says that's what we do, we live. i want to say in closing tonight, there was a counter in new york city and there was a
brave fireman. new york's finest. his name was mike moran. mike moran said about the evil in new york -- he said to osama bin laden, you can kiss my royal irish ass and i say to the vegas shooter who is rotting in hell tonight, where he belongs, you can kiss my royal irish ass! vegas strong. [cheers and applause] >> sean: are you ready to party tonight, vegas? it is my distinct honor, privilege, pleasure to introduce the band that sang "god bless america" one hour before the tragic shooting. give it up, big and rich in vegas.
♪ we are coming to your city ♪ going to play our guitars and sing you a country song ♪ ♪ will all be flying higher than a jet airliner ♪ ♪ and if you want a little bang in yuri yang yang ♪ ♪ come along ♪ >> we love you, las vegas! ♪ ♪ listen up ♪ las got the freaks ♪ at pinks and $50 drinks ♪ and san antonio was a wild
rodeo, and now we are in las vegas, nevada, ♪ ♪ while we are coming to your city ♪ ♪ gonna play our guitars and sing song ♪ ♪ sing you a country song ♪ flying higher than a jet airliner ♪ ♪ we are coming to your city ♪ if you want a little bang in your meeting yang ♪ ♪ come along ♪ ♪ come along ♪ boogie ♪ yeah, yeah
♪ i guess i'm giving myself awa away ♪ ♪ baby when i look at you. yeah, baby when i look at you ♪ ♪ last thing i saw i'd see was you across the bar for me ♪ ♪ holding onto that turkey bottle ♪ ♪ shooting them down and running full throttle ♪ ♪ on and on and on and on mama baby when i look at you, it's cutting right through me. i want to remind back to the good times. i'm giving myself away ♪ ♪ is nothing else i could do,
baby when i look at you ♪ ♪ help me out, i know you know i'm watching ♪ ♪ ♪ got the whole place worked up and locked in ♪ ♪ with every move so sexy it's shockin' ♪ ♪ girl you sure do know how to serve it ♪ ♪ the way i did ya lord i deserve it ♪ ♪ you know my heart, you know how to hurt it ♪ ♪ on and on and on and on and ♪ baby when i look at you, with them baby blues ♪ ♪ cuttin' right through me ♪ you set me on the rewind, back to the good times ♪ ♪ when you couldn't get enough of me ♪ ♪ i guess i givin' myself away ♪ sayin' all the things i never did say ♪ ♪ i lose myself, there's nothing else i can do ♪
♪ baby, when i look at you ♪ yeah, baby when i look at you ♪ ♪ well, i could start a tab and run it up ♪ ♪ or close it out and head to my truck, and ♪ ♪ drive away as fast as i can ♪ and forget we ever bucked ♪ 'cause baby when i look at you, with them baby blues ♪ ♪ they're cuttin' right through me ♪ ♪ you set me on the rewind, back to the good times ♪ ♪ when you couldn't get enough of me ♪ ♪ i guess i givin' myself away ♪ sayin' all the things i never did say ♪ ♪ i lose myself, there's nothing else i can do ♪ ♪ oh, i lose myself, there's nothing else i can do ♪ ♪ baby, when i look at you
♪ yeah, baby, when i look at you ♪ ♪ baby when i look at you, with them baby blues ♪ ♪ they're cuttin' right through me ♪ [cheers and applause] >> let's make some noise together. say "oh, yeah" save "vegas strong." "oh, yeah." "vegas strong." >> let's cut this crowd right down the middle. this is going to be the save a horse inside and this is going to be the ride a cowboy side.
♪ ♪ save a horse, ride a cowboy ♪ ♪ save a horse, ride a cowboy ♪ save a horse, ride a cowboy we are big & rich, and we are vegas strong! >> vegas strong! >> mrs. garth brooks. apologies that we cannot be there tonight but we are there in spirit and in love and that's what you guys represent right there. some of the greatest memories i've ever had playing music in las vegas and i tell you what, let's make a date right now?
memories still to happen will be in las vegas. okay? it's a date. i love you guys. if you made time to donate blood, thank you for your time. it will go to the right places, vegas strong, could not pick a better hashtag than that. i love you, las vegas. thank you for everything you've done for me and my bride. god bless god bless. >> sean: when we come back, i had a chance to speak to those victims of this terrible shooting on this special night, vegas strong. a special night of healing from the orleans arena. especially edition of "hannity" continues. >> i'm just as honor to be here as i am to have served in the military. that might sound kind of ridiculous. let me explain. when i was in the military, i had the pleasure of being in the presence of some of the most amazing americans in this world. they would sacrifice one another and give their lives for one another and they would do all
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>> sean: welcome back to "hannity" as we continue from the orleans arena. vegas strong, special night of healing. i also got to speak to some of the victims of this terrible tragedy. we are backstage and all of these people we interviewed during the process of what was happening during this tragic shooting, thomas gunderson. he stood for melania trump. he says he stood for the president but he really didn't. [laughs] cassidy and kelly, her mom. you just finished cancer treatment. we were running away and we can from all the chemotherapy. you were running away and you were weekend from all the chemotherapy. i'm glad to be here tonight? >> i am. >> sean: you are proud of, right? >> are you drinking jack daniels
tonight? >> i'm trying. >> sean: how are you doing? that's pretty hard to go through something like that, right? we also had this guy right here, officer cook with on the job two days in vegas. and you got shot. >> i did. >> sean: and you saved him. this is so hard. what does this night mean to you? >> a lot. it shows support and unity which is what i've been looking for the whole time, right? positivity to the city. there's a lot of pain right now but in reality, there is a heck of a lot good people down there is bad. one person tried to hurt us but hundreds of thousands came together for good. >> sean: everyone asks me, did you stay for the president or first lady? >> i don't want to disrespect trump but... >> sean: they are both trump's. your prognosis is good?
>> i can't quite walk. mostly in a wheelchair come up and run a little bit. >> sean: prognosis? >> nerves are pretty damaged. >> >> sean: i know in the end yu are a fighter. >> i'm going to walk. no doubt. >> sean: over $11 million raised. when you hear something like that, what is this night mean? >> it's incredible and i am so glad i came. all the positivity is just incredible in how people have come together is just amazing. >> sean: crazy to live through something like that. and the worst of times you see the best in people. >> for sure. >> sean: mom, you've got to be proud of this little girl. it's because she's amazing. she inspired a lot of people. >> sean: she says she takes after her dad. is that true? >> oh... >> sean: i'm kidding. she told me how much she loves you. now you are on the upturn. your scans are clean.
god bless you all. is it just him giving you a hard time? >> just him. >> sean: you are right there, second day on the job. >> i love this kid. trial by fire. we got lucky. we got very lucky. >> sean: you also did help save him. >> this kid is why do this job. this is absolutely why do this job. >> sean: i guess this will never go away. >> i can't trade this kid, we are friends now. >> i've known him for two days before that and now i feel like i've known him my whole life now. >> sean: what does this night mean for you? >> it's huge feeling on the love. >> this is one of those nights that most of us live for. honestly, everything we do as cops leads up to this moment.
it's unfortunate that it would take such a major catastrophe to make this happen but this is why we do what we do. we want these people to go home happy and feel the love that we have for them because honestly, any one of these people could be a suspect today and i would take a bullet for that person tomorrow. >> sean: you guys are amazing. thank you for what you do everyday. you know i am giving you a hard time. >> i appreciate that. >> sean: you appreciate the hard time? thank you so much for being with us. we are so proud of you. thank you for coming back. i've heard the nicest things about you from our audience. they responded to your story. we are praying for all of you. i don't know what i'm going to do with you. what am i going to do with you? >> you are going to hire me. >> sean: you want to work on tv? >> i want to work for you! >> sean: we will see what we can do. you want to move to new york?
>> i'll meet you there, right? >> sean: you just dissed the president on national tv. >> [laughs] >> sean: as you continue from the orleans arena, special edition of "hannity," vegas strong. a night of healing. you don't want to miss big and rich. they will close out the show with "god bless america." they played that one hour before the horrible vegas shooting. >> we have 3,000 of our amazing first responders today. i'm going to ask them to stand up. [cheers and applause] >> stand up if you are a first responder. they are our heroes. [cheers and applause] ♪
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honoring and remembering first responders and victims of this terrible shooting. we continue with tonight's program. >> it's time to give a toast. make sure you tell everybody, not about just me. not about just me and my brothers but it's all about those before, now, and in the future that will stand on the front lines of freedom. wherever it may be. >> hold them up! >> based on the reactions of this community, there are a lot
of people here with big, big hearts and great talent who are willing to stand on the front lines of freedom and also celebrate all of those who have and all who are going to serve in a way that will never be stopped, ever. brothers and sisters, we've always taken a moment in our shows to please look to your left and right and all around you. if there's anybody you don't know, please introduce yourself. never been a time in the history of mankind that you would see better neighbors and the guys around you. all of these great heroes amongst us tonight all those not with us here tonight and all of those -- we are praying on behalf of all, we want to say one of the greatest words ever and we want to say it so loud. >> what's the greatest word of all time, can he?
>> we think that word is freedom. >> freedom is the greatest word! on the count of three, give me freedom, one, two, three... >> [crowd shouts "freedom"] >> on october 1st, 2017, we sing this song together. we will never forget looking out at 22,000 plus, at the route 91 harvest of all. holding their iphones in the air, with the lights turned on. and singing together "god bless america." tonight, we honor the wounded,
we honor the fallen, and we remember tonight what unifies us as americans. that is we love our freedom, we love this country, and we sing together at the end of the day. can i get an amen? y'all turn all your lights on. it like this place up. if you got a light, turn it on. remembering route 91 tonight, sing it loud. ♪ god bless america ♪ land that i love ♪ stand beside her ♪ and guide her ♪ through the night with the light from above ♪ ♪ from the mountains ♪ to the prairies ♪ to the oceans
♪ over his airborne tattoo ♪ and he ties it on one time a year ♪ ♪ and he remembers the fallen ♪ as he orders a tall one and swallows it down with his tears ♪ ♪ on the eighth of november ♪ the angels were crying ♪ as they carried his brothers away ♪ ♪ with the fire raining down and the hill all around ♪ ♪ there were a few men left standing that day ♪ ♪ saw the eagle fly through clear blue sky ♪ ♪ 1965, the eighth of november ♪ saw the eagle fly through clear blue sky ♪ ♪ in 1965, on the eighth of
november ♪ ♪ the angels were crying as they carried his brothers away ♪ ♪ with fire raining down and the hell all around ♪ ♪ they were few men left standing that day ♪ ♪ the angels were crying as they carried his brothers away ♪ ♪ with the fire raining down ♪ and the hill all around ♪ there were a few left standing that day ♪ ♪ saw the eagle fly through a clear blue sky ♪ ♪ in 1965, on the eighth of november ♪ ♪ on the eighth of november
♪ back to his mama as he left south dakota to fight for the red, white, and blue ♪ ♪ he was 19 and green with a new m-16 ♪ ♪ just doing what he had to do ♪ [cheers and applause] >> sean: what an incredible evening. so glad to be a part of it. this is called vegas strong, special night of healing. many thanks to the first responders, the police, the firemen, the paramedics, the nurses, the doctors, all of those people, neighbor helping neighbor and the worst of humanity -- you see the best of humanity. thank you for joining us from
the orleans arena. the special edition of "hannity." ♪ ♪ >> trish: good evening everyone, i am shannon bream. a president trump condolence call -- it isn't going away. the left even playing the race card on this issue. for details on the developing story, let's check in with ed henry. good evening, ed. >> shanna, great to see you. john kelly yesterday really tried to end this ugly back-and-forth with that emotional, relayed to remarkable defense of president trump and his phone call to the widow of a slain army