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this is "nightline." >> tonight, with just two days to the inauguration -- >> anticipation is where i'm at right now. >> we are in blue collar michigan feeling the trump love. >> nationally he flipped 200 counties. vladimir putin didn't do that, voters did. >> why these voters say their blue county turned red. >> i think we need hope. >> what they expect from the president-elect. plus kidnapped at birth. a baby girl stolen from the hospital, raised by her alleged abductor for 18 years, and the unsuspecting man who thought he was her father. >> i named her. that's the love of my life. >> now found and reunited with her biological parents. why she's pleading for mercy for the woman who raised her. >> she made one mistake. but i was loved.
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when done ald j. trump takes the oat of office at the u.s. capitol friday, he will be there in no small part because of the votes of people in michigan, a state that was supposed to be a lock for hillary clinton. tonight terry moran goes to michigan to hear how trump voters feel about their choice now. >> only in the midwest does somebody actually stop. so nice. love the midwest. we're in michigan on a trip to mccomb county just north of detroit. blue collar town. historically home to auto workers, union members. this was supposed to be a stronghold in the democrats' great blue wall. but it crumbled here. mccomb swung to trump bigly. trump, 54%. clinton's 42%. >> we will make michigan into
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the manufacturing hub of the world once again. >> when trump came here, the national media laughed at him. they said, there's no way he's going to win mccomb county. he wiped hillary out here. we want to find out what the people of mccomb county feel as the inauguration arrives. our first stop, laurie's cafe in warren. this is a place hard hit by free trade and the movement of jobs overseas and people very, very dissatisfied. some see president-elect trump more as someone who'd fit in around here, rather than an elite manhattan business mogul. and trump capitalized on the real anxiety here, a sense that the middle class way of life is slipping out of reach. >> i said, if he wins mccomb, this county, he keeps oakland county close, which he did, he's got a shot at winning michigan. >> that's how he won. >> that's how he did it. he flipped -- nationally he flipped 200 counties. with all due respect, vladimir
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putin didn't do that, the voters did. >> reporter: still, these midwesterners aren't completely happy about donald trump and his antics, especially on twitter. they say they could teach him something about manners. >> my mother always told me, if you have nothing nice to say, don't say nothing at all. >> reporter: back on the road we got a call from a politician who really knows this the place. candace miller, former congresswoman, now mccomb county's public works commissioner. >> i think trump would win by an even bigger margin today. >> why, you? >> while he was talking about currency manipulations and losing our jobs to mexico, hillary was talking about identity politics and what bathroom people are going to use. we couldn't get it, we want to go to work here. >> any other place i should drive? >> i'd go to bowling alleys. bowling alleys is where you found everybody. >> reporter: a couple of minutes down the road, we found shelby lanes. figured we'd knock some pins around. we need jason magic, a local
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magician and comedian, and he's thinking about our new president in an unusual way. >> how are you sleeping now? >> i feel like i've asked a girl out on a date and she hasn't said yes yet. i'm waiting. it's either going to go really good or really bad. that anticipation is where i'm at now. >> reporter: after spending october crisscrossing the country during the lead-up to the election, it's easy to understand that apprehension. >> my god, what else can happen in this election? >> reporter: we went places where the enthusiasm trump stirred was palpable. so was the anger. >> the corporate media in our country is no longer involved in journalism. they're a political, special interest, no different than any lobbyist or other financial entity -- >> me? >> -- with a total political agenda -- >> that's a little bit much. nazi media. i think he did the swastika
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incorrectly but we get the message. i traveled to western pennsylvania. these are working class white communities away from major metropolitan areas. >> donald trump, donald trump! >> reporter: as mccomb county, this community was hit hard by a change in economy. how many of you have been affected by job loss? can you do that again? pretty much everybody. here the divide in our country came into perfect focus. pretend i'm a hillary person. >> ugh. >> that bad, huh? would we be able to talk? would we be able to -- >> no. >> no? why not? >> this whole class is trump. >> how are we going to run the country together? donald trump will have to answer that question from the inaugural stage in less than 48 hours. >> the country is divided. donald trump is a tough task ahead of him to bring the nation together. many americans are looking to
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his inaugural address as that first step. >> reporter: he'll have to attempt this amidst a growing list of boycotters from democrats in the house, the president-elect brushing off the protests during an interview with "fox and friends." >> let's see what happens. as far as other people not going, that's okay, because we need seats so badly. i hope they give me their tickets. >> reporter: another item, ongoing confirmation hearings. >> can you assure this committee that you will not cut one dollar from either medicare or medicaid? >> senator, i believe that the metric ought to be the care that the patients are receiving -- >> i take that as no? >> reporter: kellyanne conway remaining positive. >> we hope and expect we'll be able to have a peaceful transition of government, which includes having a cabinet in place. >> realistically, in all likelihood, donald trump will not have all his cabinet nominees confirmed by monday. that's one hurdle the new president's going to have to overcome during his first work week in washington. >> reporter: another hurdle, keeping those sky-high campaign
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promises. >> we will build a great wall and mexico will pay for the wall 100%. >> reporter: now he says american taxpayers are going to pay for the wall up front and promises mexico will reimburse the u.s. but at our last stop in michigan, a midwestern classic, the great skate roller rink, life goes on. it's our lucky night. this is family skate night. and scout night. and when in mccomb county, do as the locals do. though it's been years since i skated. >> most of them are -- >> reporter: just off the rink, girl scout troop leader kim newman shows off the badges her 8-year-old briana earned. >> girls selling their cookies. >> reporter: a lot of girl power and no hard feelings about not electing the first woman president. >> i'm happy that most of my family choose him to be our president. >> reporter: kim says she worries about the message trump may be sending to children.
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>> i have a daughter who's 8 years old. i have a son who's 15. i hope maybe once he's in office he kind of reforms some of what comes out of the mouth. >> you want to see him up his game a little bit? >> absolutely. >> reporter: still, like so many people we talked with in mccomb county, michigan, kim says it's time for a change. >> i think we need someone who's going to find that middle ground for all of those people and give us some hope for the next four years. >> reporter: as they say in the hokey pokey -- that's what it's all about. for "nightline," i'm terry moran in mccomb county, michigan. >> big thanks to terry. we should point out, tune into "20/20" tomorrow night at 10:00 for an inauguration special. then on friday, all day coverage of the historic event. coming up next on "nightline," the exclusive interview with the 18-year-old who recently learned that she was kidnapped at birth. what she's saying now about the woman she thought was her mom.
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we have an exclusive interview tonight with the teenager who just days ago learned something that turned her entire world upside down. the woman she thought was her mom is instead allegedly her kidnapper. police say sneaking her out of the hospital hours after she was born. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: she was the only mother alexis manigo had ever
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known. >> thank you. i love you. >> the order of the court months bond be set on count number one, kidnapping charge -- >> reporter: 51-year-old gloria williams facing charges for allegedly kidnapping alexis hours after her birth and raising her as her own. a devastating secret turning 18-year-old alexis' world upside down. >> anything i wanted to do, she was always there. >> do you think about that ever? what your life would have been like? >> don't get me wrong, i'm not saying they weren't going to be good parents. i'm not saying that at all. but it would have been a different life. >> reporter: detectives say alexis, who her biological parents named kamiyah mobley, was taken eight hours after birth in a jacksonville, florida, hospital. williams, said to be posing as a nurse, allegedly entered kamiyah mobley's hospital room and left with a baby in her arms, never to be seen again. authorities launched an all-out
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search for the infant wrapped in a pink and blue blanket. the kidnapping attracted national attention, even featured on an episode of "america's most wanted." >> i want to know where my baby's at. i just want my baby back. >> reporter: the case went cold for years. but her family never lost hope. >> i feel so strongly that mine is alive out there, mine is alive, somebody raising her like their own. >> reporter: a hunch confirmed when two tips led investigators from jacksonville, florida, to walter rose, south carolina. >> investigators be takened a dna sample from her and last night received confirmation the young woman that we contacted in south carolina is in fact kamiyah mobley. >> reporter: court documents state alex sister divided in a trend williams told her about the kidnapping a year and a half ago. "people" magazine reports when alexis asked for her birth certificate she needed to get a job, williams broke down, finally telling her the truth. it is unclear why she kept the revelation a secret.
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after so many years of hoping and waiting, her biological parents made the trip to south carolina, meeting alexis for the first time on sunday. >> first meeting was beautiful. it was wonderful. wouldn't have went no better. >> reporter: alexis seems all of it can seem overwhelming. >> do you want to get to know them? >> i do. it is hard. but the love i have for my mother will never change. that's just it. i could get to know them and have the same love for them. >> she as victim of her mother's crime. and we need to really allow her to love whoever she wants to love. and to not make her feel guilty for having loyalty issues. >> reporter: and there's heartache for the man who thought he was her father. >> i named her. that's the name i had for years. >> reporter: charles manigo says his then-girlfriend gloria williams told him she gave birth to their daughter while he was
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away. manigo and williams raised her. >> the love of my life. >> reporter: tattooing her name on his arm. celebrating milestones like prom. >> one of the hardest things since this was going on, friday, "dad, i love you." even though she knows. >> there is pain for you knowing she's not going to be right next do you like that anymore? >> i've known her for 18, this will be the 19th year. you can't just -- that's a big part of my life. that's my heart. she made one mistake. but i was loved. >> reporter: but that one mistake, a very costly one. >> the judge is going to have to balance the fact that this is a horrific crime. stealing a child. and that 8-hour-old child is now testifying on behalf of the defendant. that will likely help her avoid a maximum sentence.
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but i don't think it's going to help avoid a serious and stiff sentence. >> in lubbock, texas, police and the fbi are looking for a woman they believe kidnapped a 3-day-old baby girl -- >> authorities in bellflower, california, hope the following pictures will help them find a missing newborn -- >> reporter: baby abductions from hospitals are extremely rare. the national center for missing and exploited children reporting only 133 cases from 1983 to 2016. and the vast majority of them are found. >> that alabama boy missing for 13 years discovered in ohio -- >> reporter: rare cases, children find out about their own kidnappings years later. >> authorities say the young man first became aware something was wrong when his social security number kept coming up invalid. >> reporter: as they become young adults and need documents to apply for college and jobs, like alexis did. carlina was kidnapped and raised for 23 years as nedra, but
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became suspicious and took matters into her own hands. >> i started typing into yahoo! and google different articles, like anything that pulled up from 1987, any child missing. >> reporter: the once-broken family reunited. >> i just always believed she would find me. that was something that i always believed in myself. >> reporter: alexis' attorney justin bamberg says she will have to focus on the basics in rebuilding her life. >> driver's license, social security number, birth certificate. the basic documents that someone needs to be an adult in america in 2017. >> reporter: and any relationship alexis is able to maintain with williams, who could face life imprisonment if convicted will likely need to happen across prison bars. >> it's a long road. but alexis can have two people who really love her and want her, and at the end of the day, that's a better story than being abandoned or unloved.
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>> reporter: still, alexis unwavering in her dedication for the woman who kidnapped and raised her. >> i will never have hate towards her. i will always love her. >> even though she did what she did? >> i will always love her. >> and there's the risk that you'll never have that same interaction with her again. >> i have memories. that will never die. >> reporter: for "nightline" i'm eva pilgrim in jacksonville, florida. next, and on a much lighter note -- ♪ a million reasons >> lady gaga giving fans a sneak peek of her upcoming super bowl halftime show. why she's built a tent in her backyard. there could be a million reasons. more people than ever are choosing nissan... making us north america's fastest growing auto brand in 2016. take on 2017 and get the safety you'd expect... the fuel efficiency you need
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finally, lady gaga and the performance of a lifetime. >> it will be special. because i've been mapping this since i was 4. i know exactly what i'm going to do. >> little monsters prepare to go gaga. fans of the pop star are getting a sneak peek of what's to come on super bowl sunday thanks to this newly released behind the
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scenes video of the pepsi halftime show. >> for me it's all about giving to the fans and bringing people together. >> the mother monster taking to instagram sharing photos of her preparings, even building a tent in her backyard to practice. >> the then is it's such a big world stage in terms of how many people see it and it's been done so many times, i think the challenge is to look at it and say, what can i do differently? >> one clue from the video -- ♪ gaga ooh-la-la >> bad romance seems to be on the roster. as details of the performance continue to make headlines -- ♪ still no official confirmation whether gaga will be telephoning any of her famous friends for help. it's no secret gaga is known for her elaborate performances. take the 2009 vmas, for example. or the grammy awards where she literally hatched from an egg.
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and she certainly is no stranger when it comes to the nfl crowd, having performed the national anthem at last year's super bowl with close to 12 million americans watching. ♪ o'er the land of the free >> no doubt as many or more will be watching this year. thank you for watching abc news. as always, we're online 24/7 at and on our "nightline" facebook page. thanks again for watching and >> welcome, everybody, to whiz kids week. we have some gifted young people with us today who are used to getting good grades, and they've just been handed their next assignment: to win $1 million. i can't wait to see how they do. so let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ hey, everybody, welcome to whiz kids week here on "millionaire." [cheers and applause]
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