it's the best kind of switch i could do from the cold weather to the hot stock market. you don't like it? it's basic cable. appreciate my efforts here. we will see you tomorrow. hi. "the five." "time" named donald trump person of the year. they see him as a person. usually, he's just a stick of butter. i wonder if mr. trump sees it as a great honor. >> it's a great honor. it means a lot. especially me growing up reading "time" magazine. it's very important. i've been lucky enough to be on the cover many times this year. and last year. i consider this a very, very great honor. >> not so fast.
here is the article's opening graph. quote, we named the person who had the greatest influence for better or worse. which is it this year? better or worse? nice setup. why not paint an eye patch on him? compare that to this on "people." look at that. or this, remember that? i get it. trump's nobody's nice guy. what pick would they prefer? sorry. donald trump won. here is why. he became president not just against all odds but by uprooting tradition. he is an historical first, exploiting social media, a comic in an entertainment bubble. did he something many dreamt of trying, slaying political correctness. he jammed the left wing weaponry, intolerance, sexism, hate, they stopped working. trump said to his accusers, so what? come and get me. when they did, he had millions of americans behind him. trump attracted so many people
who were victims of pc malice or just sick of hearing about it. 2016 saw more than the birth of a rare politician. but the death of identity politics. the pendulum swing from phobias over pronounces to jobs, migration policies and mr. obama's unspeakable fear, radical islam. it was about turning outward instead of inward. country now campus. maybe others could have done it. but donald trump did. he said some crazy stuff. but that's the risk we're willing to take in 2016. we will find out if it's worth it. i'm sad that he didn't get person of the year, because the tweets would have been great. >> my goodness. he is the one. isn't he? >> it's obvious. >> it would be a dis if you picked anybody else. it's the most miraculous thing that happened. he has rewritten all the rule
books about lou to win in politics. about how to use social media. how to go around the press and get it done yourself. he figured out a way to scale the media wall that usually -- that -- >> the cheese grater. >> and get around it and reach the people himself directly. he took his case directly to the american voter. and they loved it. >> eric, i'm surprised they didn't name president obama for the third time. >> they tried to. you know who runner-up was? hillary clinton. funny the editor said -- she was on "today." she said never did they have a more unanimous vote. but she went on, never have they been more split on whether it was a good thing or bad thing. i thought that was interesting. look, everything kimberly said is right. he flipped the script. he gave the deplorables a voice
and i voice they haven't had in what you said he crushed pc. i love that idea. he got rid of gender politics for now. he won where no one thought he could win. he won in pennsylvania, in michigan, in wisconsin. >> north carolina. >> he won white women by 9% when people were saying he can't win with women. granted white people, i get it. hispanics, 28%. people were saying he can't win hispanics. 28%, that's a great number. african-americans, he got 8% or 9% of african-americans. that mirrors what romney and mccain did combined. look, the guy -- if the guy changed politics -- >> 200 counties that president obama won, he was able to take them. >> things that have been normal in politics for 250 years or 245 years, whatever it is, change is coming. >> dana, one of the other reasons -- his frank assessment of radical islam. you could argue his prescription may be off. but his diagnosis was real and
sincere. i think even democrats and liberals admit that at this point that, you know what, maybe if our side had been honest about this, we might have had a chance. >> a clear-eyed about the threat, being willing to say it. because there's a hehesitation. i am a person who is fearful of offending people. maybe i shouldn't be. i kind of am. i always have been. the other thing about this in terms of the open graph of how -- the cover, it's a nice cover. they didn't do some sort of crazy picture of him. it's a nice portrait. the opening graph suggests that maybe it's not such a good thing, as eric is pointed out. the more the left paints him as this evil, crazy person, the more his to proval numbers go up. most of the country is saying, i have an open mind. let's wait and see. they are enjoying the transition period. >> one thing that i don't understand, the press should be kind of happy.
this is not ted cruz. if you look at the kind of -- the things that are going on now with trade, social issues, huntsman being brought up -- donald trump did what barack obama could never do. he pushed the republicans to the middle. >> that's interesting. that's an interesting point. i think the democratic strategy in washington is in large part to play along with trump on a lot of the issue, especially with regard to entitlement spending, obamacare. exactly what is trump will doing that's not in keeping with what the republican orthodox has been on capitol hill. this will be interesting to watch that play out. getting back to the "time" cover. he is not martin luther king junior. >> not yet. >> i don't think it's coming. i think clinton, bush, obama were man of the year the year they won the presidency. he deserves that. the thing about it is, when he was asked this morning about being a divisive candidate -- on
the cover it says, leader of a divided -- >> can i show that? >> go right ahead. >> this is donald trump talking about "time" accusing him of being divisive. >> when you say divided states of america, i didn't divide them. they are divided now. there's a lot of division. we're going to put it back together. we're going to have a country that's very well healed. we're going to be a great economic force. we're going to build up our military and safety. we're going to do a lot of great things. it's going to be something very special. to be on the cover of "time" as the person of the year is a tremendous honor. >> i think he took it as a tremendous honor. he invited the writer to his palace in the sky. right? i must say, i think that he magnified divisions in the country. he has brought a new level of fear and outrage among people. when you think of the whole issue that you raised, which was he blew apart political
correctness. the other side of blowing it apart is i think you have seen the degrading of civility, the degrading of -- >> that's the risk though. it was about time. nobody had ever shown up to do that. >> i don't think that's true. >> he didn't start it. >> i think that he exaggerated the divisions within the society. >> exacerbated? >> i think he exaggerated them. i don't think america is as dark and fearful as he presented. >> step out -- new work at fox news, you know how divisive the media can be when you have organizations coming after you. >> who is more divisive in the last month of leading up to the election than hillary clinton? she had no policy. all she had was he is terrible. he is being backed by this group. they're deplorable. they are racist. they are islamaphobic. she didn't come up with anything
that was pro american. he did. he kept saying, we're going to make america great. we're going to bring jobs back. his message resonated. i think his message was uniting. >> you get lost in the idea that he won. he won the electoral college map. but if you are talking about -- >> i think he won. >> you are talking about her and the popular vote, she won not close. she won by a lot. >> can i quote a friend of mine? >> let me finish. >> take two states -- >> let me finish responding. you say, she didn't have a message. she did have a message apparently 2.5 million more americans agreed with her. >> a two coast message. >> new york counties, highly populous areas. >> a professional wrestler said it best. it's like saying you won the game because you got the most yards. it's about the most points, not the most yards. that's what the votes were. you got the most yards but you
didn't score the most. >> whether it's passing or rushing yards. thanks very much. >> there's no kicking yards. >> sorry. >> stick to the cheese grater. he didn't create the divide. we were listening to that. dana said that flat out. the divide was here. we had been watching. we have been talking about, we have been reporting on the divide that's going on across this country. he found a way to bridge the divide, to talk to people, to reach out to those who felt they were forgotten, that maybe up the fabric of this society. the people that are saying, has anybody listened to us in so long? some of the same people that thought there would be hope and change with barack obama and felt they got short changed were ready and the first if line to get paid by trump. >> there are people who feel, you know what? we were left behind, forgotten. they feel as if trump, in fact,
demonized them in order to get going. before we finish -- >> can i -- i want to get to dana. i think this division thing is somewhat exaggerated by the fact that you have two factions. you have two parties. of course, it's going to be divisive when it's over. it's built that way. it's kind of like the smoke that comes out of the chimney. the fire are the two parties. the smoke is just reflects what happens after an election. one party that loses. one party that wins. that's a divisive feeling. that's the way it goes. >> it's polarizing. i would imagine -- juan can connect me. when the reagan democrats decided to vote republican, there was a similar thing. there was division. then ronald reagan was able to get them to vote for him. it goes back to -- then you have bush, clinton, bush. obama. it's a pattern that we see repeated. >> what he was able to do is see that that outsider thing was not only good for him on the
republican side, he saw an opportunity to pull some of the outsider voters sick of the establishment on the democrats side and pulled some of those bernie sanders voters. >> that's true. >> i think he probably did better among democrats than maybe the last few republicans, i would certainly think better -- no? i could be wrong. my guess would be that trump did better among democrats than romney did or mccain did. >> probably. >> that was probably the reason why he won. >> all right. we can go now. okay. coming up, president-elect trump flexes -- there you go -- his national security muscles. >> wow. >> i know. what's this turning into? introduces us to his pick for defense secretary. highlights from mr. trump's latest thank you tour when we flex later. we approach life... by simply enjoying it. boost® simply complete. it's intelligent nutrition made with only 9 ingredients,
>> we're not going to be a depleted military anymore. from now on, it's going to be america first, america first. we will stop racing to top -- you understand this. foreign regimes that we know nothing about. instead, our focus must be on defeating terrorism and destroying isis. >> the president-elect formally introduced his pick for defense secretary, retired marine corps general james mattis who also addressed the crowd. >> thank you, president-elect. for the confidence you have shown in me. i'm greateful for the opportuniy to return to our troops, their families, the civilians of the department of defense, because i know how committed they are and devoted they are to the defense of our country, the defense of our constitution and with our
allies strengthened with our country strengthened, i look forward to being the civilian leader, so long as the congress gives me the waiver and the senate votes to consent. thank you very much. >> that's a humble man. small government kind of guy, but you like big military, right? >> in order to -- for small government to survive, you need a strong, big government. what president-elect trump is saying, no one enters the office with the idea of let's go start a war. you don't choose history. history chooses you. sometimes you gotta go abroad to stop them from coming here. it may happen because if the issue is radicalism islam and islam is a political system. you cannot assimilate it. you can not secularize it. it doesn't want to be secularized. that reality is one thing that president-elect trump and the
people that he seems to be hiring grasp. it's the one thing that president obama has prevented that discussion from having. even before something happens, we at least now can have a discussion over how can one assimilate islam? how can one secularize something that refuses to be secularized? >> what do you think about what general mattis said about that he is excited to serve as long as he gets the waiver from congress and the senate agrees to confirm him? i thought that was a good way for him to approach it. >> very nice. very humbling. i would have to think -- i cannot imagine democrats want to pick this fight of all the things they are going to fight over that they wouldn't grant the waiver to this guy. especially general mattis is against waterboarding. he is a non-interventionist. i'm heartened by the fact that donald trump has topped three separate generals to at least -- whether it's cabinet or advise, that makes me feel good. i agree, you need a strong --
you need a strong presence globally. i think these guys, they do it. they do it in a way it seems to be non-interventionist. we will talk about general john kelly in the next block. he lost a son, a marine son. so trump has said, people like this i think will be more reluctant to just jump into battle. they will -- it would take a longer -- take more for them to decide do that. mattis i think is a great pick. by the way, donald trump let the cat out of the bag a week ago. i think the democrats would be foolish to try and hold that one up. >> kg, i think what greg said is true, no president goes into office thinking they want to be in a war. president obama is the first two-term president to be in a wartime president for the entire presidency. wars come to you. the war against radical islam is not one of our choosing. you can choose how you prosecute it. >> you are absolutely right. now there's a call for change in
terms of the approach, the focus, the resources that will be utilized. we still have to win this fight against radical islamic terrorism. this is a battle that must be won. there's a different way to do it that they're talking about. for example, yes, we need to use our special force operators. we need to change back the rules of engagement to what they were prior to the obama administration to allow them to do the job that they need to do. a lot of reports, special operators, special forces, green beret that are in the field and in the region saying, this is a huge problem for us. it's costing us our lives. we need to replenish our resources so they have the best tools to do what they need to do to win the war. as president-elect trump said, get out of the business of trying to topple foreign regimes we know nothing about. focus on the target, eyes on target on isis. >> i feel like a cheap shot at president george w. bush in terms of the toppling regimes we
know nothing about. they knew enough about -- if it's a question of intel, then intel was wrong. that's fair. >> i'm not speaking about that at all. >> i don't know what he meant by that. >> there's a lot going on in the world right now. the arab spring, look what happened with that. there's been -- we're spread out like tentacles of an octopus and not doing any of it very well because we're overcommitted and under funded. improper resources to do the job. >> juan, i'm sorry that we are running out of time. last word to you. >> i think there are a couple things. one is i find general mattis to be an admirable figure. this is a guy that says he wants the iran nuclear deal to remain if place. this is a guy who doesn't believe in torture. he also believes in nato. a lot of things that donald trump has spoken against. now the question is the issue of the waiver. what they're going -- the republicans are going to need eight democrats to go along with the 52 republicans. the key to critical crux issue is civilian control of the military. while eric very pleased that we
have all these generals now surrounding donald trump, i don't know he likes military men or whatever, there's a concern that you go overboard with military people running the united states government. that's a threat. that's why it's the law that a military person is supposed to be out of the military for seven years before coming into office. this is not something applied -- >> so the way that it may end up going down is they will attach it to the continuing resolution. >> they are try doing that. >> to fund the government. it's brilliant. now the democrats would have to push back against mattis would have to be vote against the continuing resolution, shut the government down over a guy who is probably more like than any democrat that's going to be voting on. >> the point is, civilians control. we are a democracy. we are not run -- >> shut the government down. >> who is shutting it down? by nominating a guy that's not eligible?
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sanctuary city where we support and secure the people that are here. i was clear about where i stood and other mayors sfotood on immigrants, we welcome them because they are striving for the american dream. but also then how to make as a city and as a country key investments in both the talent, the training as well as the transportation to drive economic growth. >> juan, he comes to trump tower. donald trump is a very busy guy. meeting with some people who are very, very far left and probably opposite on a lot of things he believes in. >> intriguing. trump called rahm emanuel to get advice on cabinet formation. how things work. he was president obama's first chief of staff. a lot of news coming out of trump tower today. i want to say, he says romney is still under consideration, which i was surprised. i thought that was done. the second thing that was said, he talked to president obama,
apparently for 30 hours. apparently, they're now buddies or something. >> bffs? >> i don't know what's going on there. he said he doesn't believe there was any interference by russia. to get back to sanctuary cities, this is so interesting. most major american cities at this point are sanctuary cities. president-elect trump is going to have to keep a campaign promise at the same time as he tries to enforce the law. the question is, how does he do it? part of this equation is dreamers. young people who came to this country, brought here illegally by their parents. he is saying, part of that issue involves compassion, which siis interesting to me. i think he is right. >> i just want to -- the real reason why rahm was there because he knows there's an 80% less chance he will shot be in new york. they should stop calling it the windy city. call it the shooty city. he probably went to donald trump. he looked at trump tower as a
sanctuary city. mr. trump, i will take any job. i will be eric trump's valet. i don't want to go back there. it's dangerous. it's the worst place in the world. he is the worst mayor in the country. i think donald trump had him there to pick his brain. everything he found that rahm emanuel does, he is doing the opposite. >> opposite day. it's a little awkward. this is an example of everything that trump has been saying on the campaign trail to all the supporters out there, 100 years of democratic rule is what you get with chicago. you have african-americans being murdered there in record rates. the streets are not safe. it's really a city that was always -- what used to be a great city that finds itself in total turmoil. and chaos. donald trump is saying, listen, what do you have to lose? to everybody out there in the communities that are tired of being shot at and their relatives being killed and going to funerals, join this movement. i hear you. >> hang in there.
as i mentioned earlier, president-elect trump is tapping retired general john kelly for homeland security secretary. earlier this year, he expressed his frustration with border security. >> i sometimes -- not unusually you know, an hour or two, when a ton of cocaine is going to leave a port and head north. what i can't do is interdict it because i -- it's simple. i need a helicopter. once we locate the movement of the ton, two tons, five tons, helicopter shows up. they throw the electronics over the side and wait to be picked up. drones would be nice. they can stay up forever and don't get tired and less expeck receive -- expensive to operate. we have not seen any increase, no drones. >> your thoughts on this? >> very interesting. i think a good one. sometimes president-elects like to tap governors because they have experience in managing large organizations, the state
run government. they are proven leaders. generals are the same. it's a different type of an organization, but you are leading large numbers of people and you are asking them to do really tough things. the department of homeland security is a massive, sprawling organization that takes care of all sorts of things across the country. immigration being one of donald trump's main issues, i think that's something that he and general kelly would see eye to eye on. what he is talking about in terms of drug interdiction, actually go to try to help what a lot people in the country were worried about, the opioid addiction problem. they were saying the problem is the drugs that are coming from across the border or overseas. >> was chris kovac being talked to regarding homeland security? >> yes. but i do think if he is willing to serve and they want his service, there's plenty of place u.s. c places you can do that within homeland security. >> wasn't chris going to be more hard core,
-- on this. >> where do you set the line if you are going to go after sanctuary cities? i find this interesting. someone who has been driving without a license, you throw them out? what about somebody who was drinking while describing? throw them out? somebody caught shoplifting, definitely a violent felon. i'm wondering where the line -- we will find out. >> trump picks more generals than the harlem globetrotters. i like kelly -- the washington generals. i like his views. he is not afraid to make a hate fact, which is the fact is that if you lower qualifications for entry for women in combat, that's wrong. >> i called over there. the transition team, what's the story with secretary of state? is this decided? what's up with romney?
is he in the mix? they are so tight lipped about this. donald trump is the only one who knows who will be secretary of state. he's not telling anyone. that's when i gave my pitch, john huntsman. >> oh, my god. >> there's still time. >> you missed yesterday. it was like kisses and hearts. >> what happened? invasion of the body snatcher. >> i liked john huntsman when he was running against romney. when we come back, president-elect trump has a special message for voters in the african-american and hispanic communities. mr. trump's remarks are next.
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among hispanic voters than expected. l last night mr. trump expressed his gratitude and vowed to help the african-american and latino communities. >> we're going to take care of our inner cities. we're going to get the inner cities going again. remember i used the expression, what the hell do you have to lose? i'm telling you, you are going to see. i want to thank the african-american communities. i want to thank the hispanic communities. we're starting to work already. >> okay. i think this is important, dana, because he reached out right away to groups he said, what do you have to lose? pointing out examples like we said of chicago and detroit, and other places, inner cities where african-american, latino, hispanic communities feel they have been left behind and not served well by the democrats. >> i think something like rahm emanuel, big-city mayor would say we think your policy will be a disaster. stand by. give him a chance. i think on education, with betsy
devos, the other one is sentencing reform. they want reform in big cities and across states and latino communities and black and hispanic communities. i would say, if you have a law and order president, somebody who are tough on crime, that's good as well. >> fantastic. with a d what did you make of the big speech? >> he is doing the right thing. he is talking. you pointed something out. what do you have to lose with such an -- one line and it just hit home. it resonated. >> straight up. >> when you dig into the numbers, under president obama, african-americans have done poorly compared to every other racial group, including hispanics. it was -- i think that was what turned the corner for him, that brought him from -- i think he was polling 4% or so. he ended up getting 9%. for donald trump, that's a win. one line, it shows you. >> juan? >> i mean, to me the whole
attitude is somewhat insulting. your schools are terrible. you live in poverty. crime is everywhere. when you were talking about chicago, i think, i just went to my son's wedding in chicago. we had a wonderful time. chicago is a beautiful city. there are certain areas of the city that are under siege. it's not chicago. >> okay. >> i think similarly about black life in america. i think it's now -- now he is saying, hey, this is about investment. this fits with what bob johnson who founded bet, now in the hotel and so many other businesses, bob johnson went to visit donald trump. he was under consideration. i think wanted him to be part of it. what bob johnson said, give him the opportunity to put capital on the table in terms of real investment. if you are asking me, what do i have to lose? i have to lose being a tool to somebody who will demean me, put me down. lebron james said the other day, he won't stay in a trump hotel. that's the passion people feel. >> the numbers aren't there.
african-americans, whites did better under president obama and hispanics did better. >> that's a -- >> that's an argument -- >> president obama had focused solely on black people what would be the response? he was a black president, not president of all america. >> you don't want to be a tool. the black vote has been a tool for the democratic party since i don't know when. reminds me of the climate of "animal house." that's what liberals have done to the black vote. this is real and necessary for donald trump. he needs to unveil a new path for blacks in america. it's not about identity. it's about unity as an american. it accomplishes two things. the outreach is appeal to black and hispanics. it offends t s the loathsome wh power. you get a win win out of this. >> i'm rooting for you. >> two for the price of america. it's no laughing matter for president-elect trump as his ongoing feud with alec baldwin and "saturday night live" heats
>> by who? >> oops, i did it again. >> you may have read some of president-elect trump's twitter tirades slamming his arch nemesis alec baldwin for impersonating him, like in the sketch you just saw. on "today" this morning, mr. trump explained why he is not amused by baldwin or snl for mocking him. >> i hosted snl when it was a good show. it's not a good show anymore. first of all, nothing to do with me. there's nothing funny about it. the skits are terrible. his imitation of me is mean spirited and not very good. i don't think it's good. i do like him. i like him as an actor. i don't think that his imitation of me gets me at all. it's meant to be very mean spirited, which is very biased. i don't like it. >> greg, thin skin? >> maybe. i don't know. mean spirited, that's what comedy is. the one point is when you do a republican or conservative or
whatever, you always make fun of them. when you do a liberal or democrat, you have them off to the side laughing at the republican. it's never, ever going to be fair. this is twitter for him is like the 2016 version of the radio. the radio announcement. it's what he does. >> dana, alec baldwin said, i will stop doing it if you release your tax returns. >> right. that's obviously not going to happen. i think that he is probably right it's mean spirited. i agree it's the way it is. conservatives and republicans, you have to accept this is the way it is in comedy. >> why does he keep watching? why does he keep watching if it's such a terrible show? >> not sure. maybe he is waiting to see if he is portrayed again. will ferrell was an amazing george w. bush. dana carvey was an amazing bush. i don't think alec is a good trump. the first one was
why is it only republican presidents? i don't remember a democrat being this parodied on "saturday night life." >> not only was hillary clinton was but president obama was a constant subject. >> they did him. but they didn't do him. >> not to your liking. >> they did him but they didn't do him. >> everybody was stupid. >> how cool he was. >> do you like the show? >> i love "saturday night live." i thought alec was good in the first one. back and forth with him and hillary clinton. it's getting a little -- i actually would love to see the president-elect come back on and be himself. >> me too. >> nobody can -- >> when they need ratings. >> yo, alec, check me out. >> you are a big twitter guy. trump will block people on twitter like nobody. he will be like, i'm blocking this guy because he is critical of me. >> he is us.
we finally elected someone who is us. somebody who gets angry on twitter and blocks strangers. >> that's you. >> we all do that. i will do that tonight. >> why does it matter? i think he could ignore it, let it go. >> human beings can't ignore it. we're like dogs that return to our own. you know. >> okay. >> really? really? >> i won't finish that. are we stretching here? >> no. you know what strikes me is, someone might take it away, the secret service, take away his twitter. >> why? >> it might be a security -- >> they're not going -- >> they would take it away. >> twitter is not a security risk. the handheld he is using is the security risk. >> don't tell mrs. clinton about this. we might have a scandal. one more thing coming up next. stay with us, please.
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they are five living sailors from the uss arizona. one of them is a fellow named donald stratton. when he was on the arizona, he had two-thirds of his body covered in burns. it took a year to heal and he re-enlisted. if you want to know more about him -- this is the first memoir by a survivor of the uss arizona. it's an amazing -- i saw the guy on tv this weekend. i have to get this book. this is him on the back. >> all the gallant men. >> thank you. >> no snowflakes. >> greatest generation. >> greatest generation. >> no whiners. >> give it to your grandkids or any kids. if we forget about this stuff and we forget about history, you know what happens. we are doomed to repeat it. there you go. who is next? >> very good. thank you so much. also in a military and veterans themed one more thing, a lowe's
in texas is warming hearts across the country with its decision to hire a disabled veteran and his service dog charlotte. they are both gainfully employed. thousands of people online are sharing the photo of the duo both wearing red and blue lowe's vests. clay is a former c-130 load master in the air force. due to a knee injury, he can't bend his left leg. when he gets down, he cannot get up. of course, charlotte is right there to help him get off the floor. she's become a customer favorite in her two months on the job. probably going to get employee of the month. hoping others who are going through tough times getting a job with their service sddog. >> 2016, year of upsets. the cups win the world series. trup trump beats clinton. get this, the rainbow push group, jesse jackson's group honors a fox guy. >> what? >> i received a lifetime achievement award from the media for my work as an author of
civil rights history. a pioneer they said, visionary leader in communication. my son antonio, a lobbyist in dc took time out to introduce me. what an honor. here i am on stage with reverend jackson and others. here i am with my son and reverend jackson and his son. you can imagine my surprise when i got this call a month ago yesterday. i told the audience i was amazed because i had been critical of jackson on fox and in my writing. jackson responded that he considers me a critic but there are times when he learns from critics. that's a very generous spirit in a rough and tumble politics. thank you rainbow push and reverend jackson. >> congratulations. so proud of you. >> all right. what would it be without a white board? by the numbers, trump-style. there have been 20 days since the election of the 20 days -- by the way, the dow a new record high today. of the 20 days, 12 of the days have been record highs.
brand-new highs. ebd, plus 11 for the trumpster. the number of cabinet appointments, 15 have been tapped. we talked about a couple more today came out. >> i think i have ibd. i think i do. >> irritable business development? >> yeah. >> disorder. >> good numbers. >> is there a president obama involved with that? >> here we go. dana. >> we have a little tradition on "the five." i'm a fan of the white house historical association. they had their 36 white house christmas ornament. i have some for you. for your trees. this is a tradition that began in 1981. this particular ornament honored the administration of herbert hoover. there was a fire in 1929 at the white house. this is a fire truck. >> amazing. >> this is gorgeous. >> it's a historical element. >> we have to go.
>> thank you. that's it for "the five." "special report" is up next. as donald trump names a trio of top advisers, apparently including another general, the democrats are backing down from a fight over one of them. this is "special report." good evening. welcome to washington. i'm james rosen in for bret baier. where donald trump boasted of knowing more than the generals, tonight as president-elect he is surrounding himself with retired military leaders, with all indications that he is planning to name a third general for a key position in his administration. this occurs as "time" names mr. trump its person of the year. c correspondent peter doocy