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first first lady to have posed nude but yet i think she'll take us more back to a 1950s housewi housewife. >> you do. >> yeah. >> scott, back to hillary clinton. how do you think -- what's her mind-set tonight this first full day to perhaps breathe after this whirlwind two years for her but at the same time having the loss sink in? >> i'm sure she's shattered. i'm sure she's devastated by the loss. it's a tremendously emotional experience for losing candidates. they all talk about how -- almost all of them go in thinking they're going to win and hillary clinton probably had more reason to think that than most and to have your to have your life's ambition turn to ashes in front of you is devastating and that's true virtually every losing candidate in history. henry clay said i'd rather be right than president but we know he was fibbing. he would much rather have been president. again, she'll need time to heal, to think what about to do with
her life and the most frut rating thing is here is somebody who's had the pinnacle of the public life, earned the votes of 60 million americans and because of the value we place in america on winning and how disrespectful we are of people who lose, she'll be tuned out. people won't care what her opinion is. the party will look for a new direction. they've lost. they want to win next time. they didn't win with hillary clinton so they have to figure out what's the new person, what's the new platform so it will be difficult to understand that hillary clinton is a historic figure as the first woman nominee of a major party but her lingering impact on the process will be harder to ascertain. my sense is we'll see reamainment of the two parties because donald trump has changed what it means to be a republican and we'll have to see what hillary's role is going forward. >> that is an entire conversation as we look ahead now. scott ferris, thank you. kate anderson brower, thank you. let's move on.
>> top of the hour, we are live in our nation's capital, thank you so much for being with me on this day after this historic presidential election. i'm brooke baldwin, the headline, hillary clinton admitting defeat yet calling for unity in this historic upset. tremendous victory for donald trump. he will be the 45th president of the united states. hillary clinton told her supporters that they owe the billionaire abopen mind as she closed her campaign full of emotion. >> this is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for. and i'm sorry that we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country. last night i congratulated donald trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country. i hope that he will be a
successful president for all american americans. and to all the women, and especially the young women who put their faith in this campaign and in me, i want you to know that nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion. [ cheers and applause ] i know, i know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling but someday, someone will and hopefully sooner than we might think right now. [ cheers and applause ] >> let's go to joe johns, he is in clinton's hometown of chappaqua, new york. joe johns, we know that president obama also talked about hillary clinton's loss to mr. trump. what do we know the president said? >> well, the president, brooke, offered a calm, rational assessment of the election and the transition to power, a bunch
of different interesting points you can make there. one is that while president obama was out campaigning for hillary clinton, he made it a point of saying he would consider it a personal insult if donald trump were elected. that, of course, because donald trump promised to roll back many of the things president obama put in place and stood for. it will second thing, i think it's important to say is that this is a president with very good approval numbers. at the same time the country did not go with the candidate he was pushing to try to succeed him and he's inviting to the white house a president-elect with extraordinarily high negatives. despite those interesting dynamics, president obama today saying he is rooting, essentially, for the success of the donald trump administration. listen. >> sometimes you lose an argument. sometimes you lose an election
the path this country has taken has never been a straight line, we zig and zag and sometimes we move in ways that some people think is forward and others think is moving back. and that's obamacare. >> reporter: we are in chappaqua, new york, right now, the home of hillary clinton and we haven't seen her here today outside new york city proper, though she gave the speech down in midtown, the pool of journalists that has followed hillary clinton incessantly over the campaign now disbanded, she still has secret service protection and trying to find out what she's doing next. back to you, brooke. >> taking a breath. taking a breath. joe johns, thank you so mucmuch
chappaqua. from hillary clinton to president-elect trump. he is calling for unity as he accepts his new role as one of the most powerful men on earth. >> now it's time for america to bind the wounds of division, we have to get together. to all republicans and democrats and independents across this nation, i say it's time for us to come together as one united people. >> his team is already working on his agenda for his first 100 days in office. tomorrow he's invited to meet with president obama at the white house to work out the transition of power. let's go to cnn's mj lee who is outside trump tower in new york. what do we know so far as far as transition with the president-elect. >> well, brooke, donald trump was elected last night but those transition efforts are already
well under way. symbolically that started a couple of hours ago when we heard president obama speak from the white house and essentially said he wanted to make sure there was a smooth transition of power and as you mentioned the current president, president obama and now president-elect trump will meet at the white house to begin that process officially and donald trump is also getting under way in the transition process and has a lot of work to do and starting today we know from a senior administration official that donald trump will begin to get daily highly classified briefings and in those briefings, brooke, he will be, you know, given information that only the president currently is briefed on at such a high level so that process has already begun and also we know the state department is fully ready to start briefing the transition team so that's another thing to watch out for as well and the other big question is how will
donald trump begin to fill out his administration? fill out some of those key posts including names that have already begun to float out there for a role of chief of staff. chris christie, rudy giuliani, reince priebus and newt gingrich. now, brooke, before i go i want to quickly set the scene i am across the street from trump tower and there are rose cloed yours down fifty avenue creating a bottleneck and a ton of people outside taking photos of trump tower. this building that has become really an iconic landmark during this election, i can imagine that this sort of a scene is going to be the new normal here as donald trump spends the next two months beginning his preparations to move to washington, d.c. brooke? >> become a new tourist stop along fifth avenue and thanksgiving around the corner, that will be quite the spot in a couple of weeks. m zblrks new york, thank you so much.
during the final stretch of this campaign, donald trump's unfavorable rating hit 60%. only 8% of voters who said they valued experience wanted him over hillary clinton so let's go to david chalian, our political director up in the wee hours of the morning who is with us now. this afternoon, to explain -- i mean, we talk about brexit for so long and those polls were wrong and it happened again. >> it did, brooke, let's take a look at how donald trump did it. remember, we talked about that blue wall in the upper midwest, the red -- the rust belt here, wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania, michigan still has vote counting to do there but at least two of those three are definitively going to donald trump. this is a red wall through the rust belt. that's how donald trump did it. take a look at the key exit poll findings. you mentioned his unfavorability rating. there was great concern among the voters about his qualifications, temperament, as
non-college white voters went for donald trump 67% to 28%. that is a 39-point gap. four years ago mitt romney won those voters against barack obama by 26 points. so he expandsed his significant lead with this huge swath of the electorate. brooke snz. >> all right, david chalian, thank you. this historic election is an upset. it's thrilling for a lot of you, devastating for some. it's turned the polling industry on its head with pollsters asking how the heck did they get it so wrong. nearly every survey predicted a clinton victory. donald trump's campaign ceo steve bannon explained the factor he thinks trump tapped into and that so many others underestimated is this. >> i think the -- my analogy to the british exit, to the brexit movement was really what the exit poll showed about people's desire for change, right?
desire for real change, just not the type of change that gets talked about on cable tv so that's when i felt that will, well if this is correct, if this is correct you'll see it start to roll across what we call the your fore, which is what we felt we had to win. florida, north carolina, ohio and iowa. we always felt that pennsylvania, ohio, michigan, wisconsin, places like that would always be in play because of this populist message. >> i have with me mark preston, political commentator s.e. cupp, reid wilson is here and chief political analyst gloria borger. s.e, my twin in purple on this day after election, let me begin with you. steve bannon talked about he thinks it was people's desire for change.
>> and specifically not the kind you hear on cable news. because in polite circles -- and i think that cable news is still somewhat a polite circle -- you don't openly court white nationalist voters. so in identifying the kind of change maybe other people were embarrassed to acknowledge, maybe a little bit in denial about, in putting that front and center and i think kirsten powers noted this in an earlier segment. a nostalgia factor who a certain group of people who want to restore what they had and think the people around them the reason they don't have it anymore. he's absolutely right that they were willing to have that conversation, they were willing to acknowledge that kind of change that people like us kind of refuse think could win him the election. >> but wasn't this also just sort of the proverbial middle finger to this town? and to what this town has represented for so many years
and the dysfunction in congress? >> and not only to this town but to the changing face of the american economy. the states that he talked about, pennsylvania, ohio, michigan, they've lost millions of manufacturing jobs that are never coming back. those -- the car factories and the air conditioner company that moved to mexico, those jobs aren't coming back and that's something that has been at the core of this voter anxious, in this case very specific voters in those specific states for a long time, going on 25 years now, it starts with the things that donald trump has rail railed against, nafta, cafta, the transpacific partnership. those trade deals impact the nation as a whole on a positive. they impact those specific voters negatively. >> my friend krystal ball has an article that is "the democratic party deserved to die." and she notes the democrats'
response to exactly that anger and those jobs leaving was "we'll offer you retraining programs for new jobs." and that just didn't satisfy a large group of people, you want to jump in? >> i think when we try to go back and explain what happened is that we all got it wrong, we all got it wrong, and we all got it wrong. anybody that says they didn't get it wrong are lying to you but i think we're seeing to reed's point this change in the political landscape that isn't just the republican party, it's the democratic party. we saw it with bernie sanders. we didn't understand it with that, we didn't understand how a 71-year-old man could appeal -- >> do you think she fully appreciated what he did and who he touched? the yurng people? >> at the very end she realized it but i don't think she was able to harness it and i think that donald trump, one of the big takeaways from me is if you get 17,000 people to show up at a rally consistently, those people are going to vote. i never thought they would vote. i thought -- >> people kept saying stop making point about people at the
rallies, that doesn't translate into the votes. >> and the anger is there and that anger fuelled them go wait in line and cast a vote. >> let me go to gloria even though she's not sitting next to us. i want to hear from you because of something i noted last hour when you look at this past political cycle, you think of donald trump and what he's accomplished, he crushed not just one, two political dynasties in the bush family and now the clintons. >> and he knocked down a big blue wall. he crushed not only those political dynasties but the police cal establishment completely. some of whom he has to work with in the congress and most of them will be lining up at his door to work with him because he won and a lot of them came in on his coattails now so we'll have this strange marriage of people who didn't want donald trump to be president in the republican party and now discover they have to work with him because they understand the chord he struck. he ripped the band-aid off
politics in this country and what he exposed was this deep anxiety that mark was talking about. another thing i want to point out, i was -- got these numbers today that democratic participation in presidential elections has gone down over the last few cycles from 69 million to 66 to 60 million and republican participation has remained the same so if you're a democratic poobah and you're saying gee, we lost nine million people over the last few cycles, what are we doing wrong here and where are they going and why aren't they coming out? and that's something bernie sanders, i think, spoke to but it wasn't something that hillary clinton tackled particularly well. >> well, i mean, now it's not just a republican who will be in the white house, it is a
republican majority across the board, congress and this house here on pennsylvania avenue. do you think -- i mean if speaker paul ryan was on his hands and knees for how many months, this is his dream scenario, is it not? >> well, this is not his dream candidate but this is his dream scenario, of course. you can't understand state how extraordinary this wave was and i think in part it's for all of the things we've talked about, the economic factors, but it's also that hillary clinton was a singularly terrible candidate and not like secretly. the stuff we knew about hillary clinton that was going to make her unelectable was stuff we have known for a long time and i think the democratic party really shot -- >> underestimated that? >> it shot itself in the foot by protecting hillary for as long as it did, refusing to look at other options, refusing to acknowledge her weaknesses and foisting her on an unwilling electorate. >> you don't think she was self-foisted? you don't think she wanted that?
>> she absolutely did. >> but you're saying the democratic party -- >> she was protected and insulated. no doubt about that. two things about going forward. policy wise, the supreme court. the republican party 24 hours were saying to themselves oh, my god, we've lost the supreme court. well, they got it back. second thing is the democratic national committee, there's no leader right now that means grass-roots will take that back and guess what? donald trump will take over the rnc. you know what that means? he'll help shape the national party and push it back into the grass-roots so the idea that this will be a wall between the establishment here in washington, d.c. and the grass-roots is probably going to be broken down. >> today everyone is sort of bleary eyed, it's almost like some people are celebrating a wedding, for others it's a funeral. final thought, reed? >>deeper into the numbers, the republican wave was bigger at the state level. kentucky and ayry controlled by
republicans. a democratic state executive holders lost across the country. this is a huge deal and it's a dream scenario for paul ryan and mitch mcconnell because donald trump comes into the white house with a few number of key policy priorities. repeal obamacare, build a wall with mexico. and when you don't have that much on your plate, the power to drive the agenda shifts to the other side of pennsylvania avenue. mitch mcconnell and paul ryan have more to say about the future of the republican agenda than maybe they would under any republican president. >> gloria, final question? what do you -- >> go ahead. >> i wanted to ask what you would think. hillary clinton other than taking a very long, deep sigh, breath, maybe a good cry, what is next for her? >>. >> it's really hard to say. i think clearly now, you know, there was talk if she was getting elected of closing the clinton foundation. it seems to me that probably won't happen right now and i think she has to rethink
everything. after you've pent, what, 30 years in public life and suddenly you're not in public life and you have a loss people think you should have won you have to re-evaluate. what was so striking to me about hillary clinton and dana bash and i were talking about it earlier with our chief digital editor here in d.c., rachel smolken, we were talking about the first thing hillary clinton did which is say "i'm sorry" which is what women always say. it was striking to hear from hillary clinton because you could see she was taking the burden on herself and she felt she had disappointed all these people, particularly women who supported her and worked with her for decades so i don't think she's going to rush into doing something completely different. i think she has to kind of re-evaluate where she is in public life and in private life. >> okay, very quickly? >> very quickly we talk about
dynasties at the top, let's close it with this. chelsea clinton, we saw her on stage, this rumor she'll be running in some point in the future and george p. bush is one of the bushs who got behind donald trump. >> mark preston, thank you. thank you so much for throwing that down. coming up, one of donald trump's biggest supporters was on the show, looked directly at that camera and told off the republicans who wouldn't support trump saying shame on you, you signed a pledge. what is he saying now? senator rick santorum joining me live. also ahead russia's vladimir putin with a very interesting message for trump after months and months of accusations. the two were very cozy. and democrats, mark preston mentioned this with a couple of names perhaps looking ahead to, say, 2020. who is the party's rising star now? and how deep is their bench in a world post-clinton. ? i'm brooke baldwin, we're in d.c., we'll be right back.
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baldwin. thank you for being with me with. voters from coast to coast have spoken and decided to elect former reality tv star, businessman donald trump as the nation's 45th president of the united states. mr. trump's resounding victory has been characterized in a couple of different ways, including voters' ultimate rejection of the washington establishment as an uprising of blue-collar frustration as a racist backlash against the country's first black president. so say some so what really led to this political newcomers's historic victory? let's go to miguel mar can e-z in the great state of pennsylvania. is one of the mega states that donald trump won. what have voters been telling you? is. >> to say it's a shocker to many pennsylvanians that this happened is an understatement. we're in washington county pennsylvania south of pittsburgh. this is one of many, many small
counties, 67 counties across pennsylvania, many small counties where donald trump drove out a tsunami of supporters that nobody -- that they weren't on anyone's radar. we were at a precinct yesterday here in washington county, people stood in line for up to two hours, longer at some points during the day waiting to cast their votes from donald trump, the vast majority spovoted for donald trump. we spoke to a house painter, he says the last two or three years it's been hard to get over 30 hours of work a week and here's why he voted for donald trump. you have heard donald trump say a lot of wild things, a lot of things that aren't true, how is he different? >> he's not a politician. there's too many professional liars running our country. they make of a job of going i'll
do anything you tell me until i get in there then all of a sudden, like my sister, so-called great obamacare? this year her obamacare, so-called insurance, is $363 a month. this january it's going up to $686 a month. >> >> that sense that this was not a normal politician, that this was somebody who could shake the tree and make all of the notes and kwirls fall out and change things up in washington. obamacare very big for working class people. very big concerns about the price of obamacare and those premiums as they went up. to be fair, hillary did win some very big cities here, philadelphia and pittsburgh but she didn't win them in big enough numbers, the obama coalition didn't come out for
her and trump was able to keep pace but turnout just a wave of supporters in about 58 different counties across pennsylvania, brooke? >> thank you so much for talking to that voter, these are the folks who came together and elected now donald trump as the 45th president of the united states, miguel, thank you. joining me now speaking of pennsylvania, former pennsylvania senator, former republican presidential candidate rick santorum. nice to see you back, congratulations. >> thank you. >> did you sleep? >> not very much but i was happy not to sleep. >> i was seeing you nod out of the corner of my eye listening to that voter you went toe to toe with president-elect donald trump but did you anticipate this big of a win? truth? >> i gave a speech at the rnc saying the way to win the presidency is that we have to
change the map we can't keep trying to chase after colorado, new mexico, or new hampshire. those states aren't changing toward the republican party democrat graphically and culturally, the places that look most like what ronald reagan won in 1908 are washington, michigan, wisconsin, indiana, ohio. >> you said you needed to do it but he did it i tried to but i admit i failed. i wrote a book called "blue-collar conservative" trying to chart the path for from the republican party saying "this is what i learned from my campaign. here's the path. we don't need bain capital guys running for president. >> you heard the voters say "professional liars" well, don't underestimate how much obamacare hurt president obama in pennsylvania. almost a 50% increase in premiums. it was the great lie. you can keep your doctor, you can keep your policy. >> donald trump pointed it out over and over these last couple weeks. >> it undermined the credibility of president obama and therefore
hillary clinton but it kept with the same things which these people look at -- who are out there working hard, haven't had a raise in 20 years, wages in this country have gone up over the last 20 years less than any other 20-year period in american history. median income isn't going up. real estate prices are going up, stock prices going up, guys are doing great, out there telling them how great they're doing and then they're trying to tell them, well, you know, you'll do okay, it will be okay, we'll give you more government benefits. they don't want benefits. they want to work. they want good manufacturing jobs, they want good service jobs and pay increases that aren't driven by government but by the fact that they're earning it and donald trump talked about that and he also talked about the importance of immigration, not flooding millions of more people in this country to compete for those jobs that lower prices on those jobs and he also talks about trade deals and in my area of the country, western pennsylvania, we lost thousands and thousands of jobs, the quality of life for millions of middle income americans declined after the manufacturing sector of this economy took a
beating and it hasn't recovered since and they were looking for someone who shared their pain and donald trump did. >> donald trump was the guy. what about -- last time you were on my show you were saying shame on you governor kasich, shame on you -- >> bush. >> bush. >> i mentioned him, too. >> you did, you did. well now we know that bush 43 called up not just hillary clinton but president-elect trump. we know john kasich has tweeted congratulations, mitt romney congratulations. these are olive branches that are extended. would you accept them. >> absolutely. and saw it last night, donald trump will accept them. he's a practical -- for now or good? >> he wants to succeed. he doesn't want to be a loser, the last thing donald trump wants to be is a loser. he's won everything, the primary, the general, now he's got to win here, he's got to govern and you can't if your party is divided. >> but i think that's part of the big question, the clouds in washington hanging over
americans is how will he govern because let me paint this for you this is what people were saying, you had candidate trump who was lock her up, lock her up, special prosecutor, hillary clinton's going to jail, i'm building a wall then you had president-elect last night who graciously stood in front of the crowd and says he owes a huge debt of gratitude to hillary clinton. which will it be? >> donald trump -- >> did i stump you? >> donald trump looks at a market, assesses the market and says what product can i sell and be successful? he did that in the primary, changed in the general, toned it down if he'd have won by that he probably would have won by a bigger margin but he stuck with it. is he going to have bumps? of course. but i think he's someone who will assess what is necessary
for him to be to be successful he said we'll repeal obamacare, cut taxes, reduce regulationings, get rid of executive orders all of those things are markers and i think on a lot of those things he'll get bipartisan support if he lays it out as a platform to help working men and women in this country how many democrats are going to step up and say i don't want to do that. >> i think the big take away is there are people we need to listen closely to. >> always a pleasure, brooke. >> thank you. congratulations. coming up, after an initial freefall of donald trump's news the dow in record territory. richard quest host of "quest means business" joins me from new york. we watched the markets panic,
panic, panic is then they stabilized. how would a donald trump presidency be good for the market? >> we don't know. you ask me how to keep the shirt on my back, it's by not predicting how a market is going to go because the answer is last night at 9:00, 10:00 eastern time the dow futures were pointing to a 900 point loss on the dow jones when it opened. what is behind this is classic uncertainty. let's not be under any mistake what we're seeing is not a vote in flex trump's policies because there's an enormous amount of certainty over the medium and long-term effect of those certainties. what you're seeing is volatility pure and simple.
people trading on rumors, buy on the rumor sell on the news type of stuff. >> okay. richard quest, thank you. short answer, unknown. next, the speaker of the house of representatives calling the trump victory quote/unquote the of his lifetime.political feat - what the house speaker will be able to do with now this red wave, republican majority house and senate and also republican ally in the white house. you're watching cnn.
when donald trump takes office here -- in the building just over my right shoulder -- in january, republicans will control both houses of congress. house speaker paul ryan often distanced -- easy for me to say -- himself from mr. trump during his campaign but now speaker ryan is thrilled about the down-ballot victories that followed in trump's wake. >> donald trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard.
he connected in ways with people no one else did. he turned politics on its head. and now donald trump will lead a unified republican government. >> let's talk more about a more unified republican government would look like. joining me now, cnn legal analysts and supreme court biographer joan biskupic. also here bakari sellers, a clinton supporter, former member of the south carolina house. kayleigh mcenany is a donald trump supporter and amanda carpenter, former communications director for senator ted cruz. congratulations, i'm sorry. i don't know what to say to you. >> buckle up. >> joan, let me begin with you. the supreme court is a huge piece of this conversation now that we have a republican-controlled congress and president-elect in the white house. we know that mr. trump had once upon a time released this list of ten shl justices. can you remind us who they are
and their backgrounds. >> sure i can, and i can tell you it's a real free-for-all now not just with those 21 fliems but probably pressure for other people. you're right, brooke, he -- in two batches he suggested there were 21 individuals he was looking at e. they were people distinctly from beyond the beltway, for example judge william pryor of alabama, judge thomas lee of utah. people who have respected conservative backgrounds but who are not the sort of leading lights of the conservative movement such as paul clement, the former u.s. solicitor general or brett cavanaugh, george w. bush bush appointee on the d.c. circuit court of appeals and i think for sure there's going to be a lot of individual pressure related to certain ones of those nominees but also to go beyond the list because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. we don't know how many appointments he'll get.
the last republican appointee came on in 2006, that was samuel alito and my experience is there's a lot of competing interest, intraparty. so he'll hear from conservatives who want individuals on that lais state or federal court judges but we'll hear from people who think go with a real power hitter who would be like justice scalia himself. i think he'll hear from the federalist society and mitch mcconnell who engineered this moment by stalling on merrick garland and i think there are some on the list who have good chances, for example judge thomas lee of u.tah. >> let me ask you and i think i know what your answer will be, but president obama's pick of judge merrick garland, is that a b
bye-bye, go back to private life? >> yes, go back to the appeals court in d.c., no way, no how. >> amanda, to you. ted cruz, i look at you and i think ted cruz, he tweeted essentially that trump has made big promises to the republican party, will he deliver. what do you think? >> there are two discussions happening right now among republicans that make me wonder, mitch mcconnell is saying they won't keep the promise to incorporate term limits into the republican -- what they're going to do in his agenda item. that was something donald trump campaigned on. that's not happening but to the question of the court. i'm very interested. there's republicans talking about eliminating the legislative filibuster the 60-vote threshold needed to pass legislation. if you remember, senate majority leader democrat harry reid was the first to press the nuclear option on rushing democratic judges through, that opened pandora's box so now they are openly considering ways to jam
through legislation through the senate just as fast as it can pass in the house. so this is a question for will the republican congress be a rubber stamp for donald trump or are they commit dodd constitutional conservatism? these aren't compatible. it will be a robust discussion. >> you mentioned mitch mcconnell on term limits and you're right, that's what our reporting is. but he was asked about obamacare and trump's promise on day one to repeal and replace. here's what he said about that. >> it's a pretty high item on our agenda, as you know and i would be shocked if we didn't move forward to open our commitment to the american people, it was the single worst piece of legislation among many bad pieces of legislation passed in the first two years of the obama presidency, the sooner we can go in a different direction the better. >> so, kayleigh, what he ran on and won on was the promise to repeal and replace obamacare.
it was appointing a special prosecutor to appoint hillary clinton and building the wall. if you had to do one, two, three in order of priority, what would it be? >>. >> there's so much that will be. on day one he doesn't need congress to renegotiate nafta. so i think trade will be top of his agenda because he can do that on his own. repealing and replacing obamacare, especially given speaker ryan has a good plan that will keep the good parts we've seen like people who have pre-existing conditions being able to get care. so they can work with paul ryan on that. and agenda item number one needs to be ethics reforms. we've seen in the both parties that have abused power. donald trump was a man of the people, he's bringing the city back to the people and agenda item number one is ethics reforms, not allowing lobbyists to lobby our senators. >> the best way to promote unity, clean up the tax bill. we'll have simple, easy tax reform, it would be a home run and it will bring republicans home in a happy pleasant way.
>> let me turn to the democrat. how are you doing? >> i'm good. the sun came up. >> what sort of roles do you see, it is a red congress, it is a red white house, what role do we think mr. trump would reach out to senator bernie sanders? >> i think donald trump's largest burden is unifying the country. that's one he's going to ignore because he showed us you can be divisive and still win so i don't think that's a necessity for him. i don't see any outreach or need or reason -- >> he just won, give him a minute, maybe. >> okay, i breathed, i gave him a minute. i don't anticipate that happening, that would be totally different from the donald trump we saw. when you wake up, if you are an immigrant, an arab american, if you are hispanic origin or descent, it's a really tough day if you're an african-american or a young woman. when you think about some of the things we are going to lose, when you think about the supreme court and citizens united and
the big money in politics, how that is going to stay in place, when you think about this is the first election we've had without the voting rights about and how we won't get those things to be reimplemented. when you think about the environmental changes, climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the chinese or women around this country when you think about roe v. wade we are two or three justices away from roe v. wade no longer being the law of the land so it's a devastating day and donald trump has a burden to unify the country, it's a burden i believe he'll ignore because yesterday it was just -- it was a tough day. >> the first sentences were about hillary clinton. to president obama's credit, he said give him a chance and hillary clinton gave a graceful concession speech, i was impressed and i think he has to be give an chance because i know >> president.
>> thank you all so much. i appreciate it. on the other side of the world, though, russia. vladimir putin accused of trying to influence this election has weighed in on the results. >> russia is ready and wants to restore the full-fledged relations with the united states. i repeat, we understand this will be difficult. but we are ready to play our part in it and do everything to be able to return russia-american relations to a stable and sustainable development track. >> let me talk to fareed zakaria, host of "fareed zakaria gps." it's nice to see you, sir. before we talk about the putin factor. the statements from the world leaders congrach lating trump in a sense. how will the world and specifically our most important allies perceive a trump presidency? >> they will, they've all been stunned and shocked. in europe, in some places, there
was a little bit more of a sense of, you know, being able to understand it because they have had brexit. and they've had the rise of right-wing populist movements in pretty much every european country. almost nowhere has it taken over. and almost nowhere has there been a kind of stunning upset, the kind that you have seen here. but they've all been bracing for things like this. in asia there is more just apprehension, what does he mean when he talks about saying to the japanese and the south koreans, maybe you should get nuclear weapons. in the middle east, again, more apprehension. nobody is quite sure what to make of it. you focused in on the one country by seems very pleased. russia and vladimir putin in particular have very quickly warmly and welcomed this -- the election. >> russia, putin calling for common ground. what do you make of that? >> well, look, this is putin's
dream come true in a sense, which is putin has had one goal over the last few years, which is to have the sanctions that were put in place against russia after russia invaded ukraine and annexed crimea, weakened. more broadly he's tried to divide the western world. it's something he's worked on in various ways. if -- and it's a big if. we really don't know what president-elect trump's positions would be. but if he were to come in and say, we've been too tough on the russians, we should accept the annexation of crimea and accept that russia has special influence in ukraine, well, that gets russia everything it wants. it divides europe, the eastern european countries like poland and of course ukraine will be terrified. there will be other countries in western europe that will think, well, maybe we can start doing
business with russia. so the whole structure of the atlantic alliance begins to fray. that is one of the things putin has very openly been trying to do. >> we know that, you know, first question, listening to you talk about putin and russia, president obama, who -- just a reminder to everyone, president-elect trump will be meeting with at the white house tomorrow. president obama has constantly been saying to world leaders that this man doesn't have the temperament to be president. he has dismissed trump over and over again. how could that constant criticism, you know, hurt, sway thoughts of world leaders, who we have to do business with? >> oh, i think they had pretty -- their thoughts about this were pretty well established. look, the pew foundation did an opinion poll, i think about a year and a half ago, 15 countries around the world,
asking who would they prefer, what were their favorability ratings. in every country i believe other than russia, the -- hillary clinton was preferred in some cases by a margin of 10 to 1. so the rest of the world's views are clear. but, to be fair, they have to deal with a president-elect trump. they'll have to deal with a president trump. the united states is the most powerful country in the world. i should also say trump has a blank slate. unlike in domestic policy where you have committed yourself to certain pieces of legislation, perhaps, or policies that are quite specific, in foreign policy i think he has a lot more leeway. he can -- he can do what he wants. he can change his mind. he can appoint people who have a very different view. and so i think people around the world will be very pleasantly surprised if they found in trump somebody who was more engaged, more willing to be an internationalist, more willing to understand their concerns and
their problems as well. he said last night, i will try to treat everyone fairly. i think if he, again, lives up to that, every president has always put america first. i don't think that he would be unusual in that regard. but most -- most people around the world, most leaders around the world, are very apprehensive. he could easily change that. but they are very apprehensive. >> okay. fareed, thank you so, so much. we always watch fareed's show. we are minutes away. we have been watching the markets in the wake of this historic presidential election. we are five minutes away from the close on wall street. a lot of green on the screen. dow near record highs after president-elect trump is now official. we will look into whether that could be good. this announcement, this win, could be good for your 401 k. mr. trump is the first president
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