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ricky skaggs. the show will be great. get tickets. >> we're all groupies. >> peter, we will be watching you tomorrow on "fox & friends weekend". bill: we want to go too. absolutely. fox news alert we're learning more about the meetings today with the president-elect. they could tell us a lot about his agenda. speaker of the house paul ryan will be at trump tower as the trump team taps another big-time ceo for a key cabinet position. a lot to do on friday. we made it through the week. i'm bill hemmer. welcome back to "america's newsroom." melissa: thanks for having me. i'm melissa francis in for from the corner office to the cabinet, andy puzder getting nod for labor secretary. he is the ceo of company that runs hardee's and carl's, jr. bill: exxon ceo rex tillerson is look like contend for secretary
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of state. critics say this contradicts the populist message from the trump campaign. at a rally iowa, mr. trump responded this way. >> some of the people i put on to negotiate, you have been noticing are some of the most successful people in the world. one newspaper criticized me.ç why can't they have people moveddest means? because i want people that made a fortune. now they're negotiating with you okay? melissa: i love when he imitates other people's voices. david lee miller live outside of trump tower in new york city. david lee, what else did mr. trump say at his iowa rally. reporter: melissa, it is noticeable during the rally the president-elect brought on to the stage iowa's governor terry branstad. he nominated brand stat to be the next ambassador to china. he described branstad as a very special man. he told the crowd branstad doesn't want to be ambassador
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because of the perks of the job, to form an improve relationship. he has known the current china president for the last two decades. they met in 1995 when a china delegation came to iowa for farming techniques. he suggested some might be willing to forgo their salary for public service, saying they would be giving up fortunes. listen. >> in filling my cabinet, i'm looking for people who fully understand the meaning of service and who are committed to advancing the common good. reporter: during the rally the president-elect was disrupted by a protesters but he had unusually low-key response. he said simply, i think they're really on my side. they just don't know it yet. melissa. melissa: so what are the plans today for the president-elect?
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reporter: as bill just mentioned a moment ago, any moment now we expect the house speaker paul ryan to arrive here at trump tower for a meeting with mr. trump. we do not know what's on the agenda but, on the minds of many, remarks that he made a few days ago saying that one of the first priorities for the new congress will be the repeal of obamacare. and later today, we do expect the president-elect to travel to baton rouge louisiana. he will attend a rally there for a republican who is in a runoff, in a senate race. then later in the day he will go to grand rapids, michigan, to thank voters there for their support during the campaign. melissa? melissa: david lee miller, thank you. bill: chris stirewalt for analysis, fox news digital politics editor. how are you, sir? >> living the dream, brother. bill: don't wake me up. theme developing here, it's a new tv series, called generals and businessmen. what do you think? >> you are 100% right.
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you see on one hand donald trump is getting criticism for stacking his cabinet or inner circle with too many retired military officers which is something a little unusual. but on the other hand you also see businessman after businessman after businessman. now it ought not surprise us that the first person who came directly from the private sector without any public service experience into the oval office, first person who is ever going to do that will want people likç him around him. he likes businessmen. he deals with them. as we look, for example, at biggest pick left for trump, we look at secretary of state. on one hand you have military guys, admiral stavridis, general petraeus, on one side, then you mentioned rex tillerson and also alan mulally, former ceo of of ford and boeing. you have guys like that. with will he do, does he want the leading force of the united
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states projecting force around the world or deal maker. bill: difference between a military man and salesman. interesting. kellyanne conway was asked about this earlier today. she made a number of round on number of shows and name rudy giuliani came up among others. this is how she responded to that. >> rudy giuliani is still in the mix. that is obviously the president-elect has not said pub pickly who is and who is not. those on the list are moving forward. it will come down to one man's decision. bill: we know that. it is one man's decision. >> right. bill: there is a piece out today, that suggests some of the original trumpers are being i given not the back of the hand but they are not given first dibs. can you make a case that is true so far? >> well i can tell you this. the reason that politicians or people in and around politics would feel slighted by donald trump at this point is that he is not acting like a
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politician. the way politicians work, they keep their team together. they have core group of people and move forward with them. they hang around. later they get embarrassed get into scandals with them and all sorts of problems later but team cohesion. guy you started running for city council and governor and president and you stick together. trump is doing this like business deal a, win the republican nomination. he did that deal. he won the general election. that was the next deal. now it is presidency. the people he needed for first part or the second part may not be important for the third part or crucial for the 30 pardon. if anything trump's staunchest supporters says greatest about him, he is practicing nativity, does what the moment demands not ideologue of normal political type. i suppose that is how he treats his staffing and people around him. bill: very interesting answer, chris. last point, he made a comment about never trumpers being on
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respirators now. i guess for those who have not come around, you could make an argument, many, many negative very trumpers have, chris. last word. >> 50% favorability rating in the latest bloomberg poll out this week. trump has honeymoon period. if i were him, i would not probably worry about being mad at the people who are against me right now. i would try to keep the honeymoon going. i would talk about building coalition, not finding people who are against me. he is having a good moment right now and he can ride it. bill: yeah. as you do. back on the air. talk to you realç soon. chris stirewalt in d.c. thanks for the analysis. melissa: okay. right now what you see here, this is chuck jones. he is president of the united steelworkers local union, local 1999. he is having a press conference right now. you will remember earlier in the week he had quite a spirited
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back and forth with president-elect donald trump. he has called donald trump a liar saying that he inflated the number of jobs that he saved related to those carrier workers where the jobs would leave the country. donald trump has shot back saying that he did a terrible job as head of the union. that if he was doing a better job, it wouldn't take donald trump to come in to save the jobs of the they have had a real spirited back and forth. maybe looking to put that aside working together going forward? we don't know. we'll monitor the news conference and bring you anything relevant that comes out of it. the nation remembering the life of former astronaut and u.s. senator john glenn who died yesterday at the age of 95. glenn becoming the first american to orbit the earth. that was back in 1962. circling it three times, can you imagine? he was the third american to go into space and was the last survivor of the original mercury seven astronauts. after his space career was
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finished glenn spent 24 years in the senate as a democrat from ohio. glenn becoming the oldest person in space in 1998, when he boarded the space shuttle discovery at the age of 77. he will be missed. bill: indeed we will. i did a story about his wife is really, really touching. there is a great piece at that shows just how much love they had with each other from, from so young, going up in the same small town in new concord, ohio. mike massimino we'll talk to him about reflections on john glenn. remarkable life. melissa: his wife annie. bill: all the news at home crowding out news overseas. big shake-up for major american ally in asia. south korea's party officially voting to impeach the president and suspend all of her power after weeks of allegations about a corruption scandal and massive protests calling for her to
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resign. at one point they had a million people in the streets of seoul, south korea. a constitutional court has six months to decide whether to formally end her presidency or reinstate her. keep an eye on the story as it develops overseas. at home, top aide of hillary clinton doubling down on her criticism of the trump campaign. remember this exchange from just last week. >> providing a platform for white supremacists makes me as brilliant tactician i'm glad to have lost and, give me a minute, david. bill: now she has a new op set with the same message. does she have a point or all just sour grapes? got a great panel on that, take it on fair and balance. martha: new reports that president trump will keep his producer credit for celebrity "apprentice." a sittingç president and tv producer, at the same time? how will that work? we'll hear from the trump team. ♪
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melissa: all right. we are monitoring this press conference that's going on in indianapolis. this is chuck jones. he is president of the united steelworkers local 1999 union. he is of course talking about
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his exchange he had this week with donald trump, the back and forth. a few minutes ago we said at bottom of the screen, he is anti-union. of course he is not, he is anti-trump union boss. we'll bring you anything that comes out of it. bill. >> all night long, you're sort of critical of them, then you come up with the jingle, this masterpiece and kept talking about it that you can't use, it is copy of another jingle. ian, you're fired. bill: is it me, or it becomes more and more interesting of the show when you watch it now. donald trump will not fire anyone else from the nbc show, celebrity apprentice. he will keep his own title. will not surrender his role as executive producer on reality show as president. that is one thing we picked up last 24 hours, how he plans to manage business dealings while president.
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sara huckabee. good morning to you. >> good morning. bill: why would he maintain executive producer on the show? >> that he will answer specifically on december 15th. he plans to address his business dealings on that day. the bigger question, bill, who cares if he keeps his name as executive producer of a tv show. i don't think most americans do. they care what he will do as president. is he going to create jobs? bill: i don't disagree with the point he is making. ii was curious as why? >> he invested a lot of time and heart and soul in this, and leave his name on it. i don't think that's topic that most americans really care about or are worried about, he will not be part of the show, dealing with the day-to-day operations of it, but he is going to leave his name on it. he will be completely focused on creating jobs and making america safe. that is the question i think
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most americans want to talk about, what is he going to do as president. bill: you mentioned the press conference next thursday, 12:15. i imagine his family will be there on stage with him at his press conference in new york. will he clarify all of this? >> that is his plan, to walk through what he will do as president when it comes to his businesses and how he will separate himself from his business and how he will take away any conflict of interest. he has been very clear he plans to remove any conflicts of interest as president between his business. it is, his children will take over running the day-to-day operations of the business. i think he will lay that out. bill: last night in iowa, he talked about a lot of different topics, american companies he made phone calls to and he said this last night about that. >> i said give me ace-10 companies that are leaving. i actually love calling these companies and saying, hi. i get the president of this company. and i say, hi, how are you doing?
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oh, hello, mr. president-elect. congratulations. yeah, congratulations. while we're on the phone, please don't leave. don't leave, please. we've had great success. bill: what is the strategy for him as commander-in-chief in terms of how active he will be in american business, specific businesses and companies across the country? >> i think it is real simple what his priority is, create and keep american jobs here, protect american workers. it was one of the biggest pillars of his campaign. i think it will be one of the main priorities as president, to focus almost solely on keeping and creating jobs here in america. look, he is a guy that created a lot of jobs. he is a peer with a lot of business owners and leaders he is reaching out to. he knows the pressure they're under. the he knows the type of dynamic and climate that keeps them here and he has much greater understanding than any presidenw to do that. i think he has a very relatable
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way to reach out, talk to these people and figure out the best way to make sure we're protecting workers and keeping jobs here. bill: he will be president, sara, too. he has a big boot. that boot will only be bigger. when you are a ceo, you get a call from the president, does it exert pressure that was never there before and will that change the way we do business literally in america? >> i don't know certainly a specific pressure but i think there that is a conversation that should be taking place. i think is good our president is taking active role creating jobs. that is one of the reasons that americans elected donald trump because they want ad president willing to step in and fight for american workers. bill: last point, roger stone did an interview this week on the alex jones radio show. in part he said this on screen, he went to trump tower and said, found and armada of retreads from the old republican party, both the congressional wing of the party and
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romney-mccain-bush burnouts trying to board this ship. end quote. how would you react to that? >> you can look at cabinet picks he made thus far and there are a lot of newcomers, business leaders, military leaders. washington favoritability is at all-time low. donald trump is bringing in a lot of new blood to the mix. i -- bill: new blood, rather, not retreads? >> look at people like scott pruitt. a lot of business owners, military leaders. these aren't people that have been in the existing cabinets of past presidents. these are a lot of newcomers to this process but they're also the thing that they all have in common, they're very results-driven people. they're very goal-oriented people. that will be one of the big things that comes out of this administration. you will see results driven-administration. that is something we've been missing last seven or eight years. bill: good to be back in new york. tell your father hello. >> i will. bill: thank you.
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melissa. melissa: military official saying 50,000 isis fighters have been killed in the battle against the terror group. is that number accurate? and how many more are out there? bill: also remembering american hero. what a life. look back at the legendary life of the astronaut and u.s. senator from ohio, john glenn. >> the people of that community are just so proud what he did for this nation. when we talked about aviation or flying, his eyes would light up. >> there's no subject matter that john glenn studied where he wasn't the most informed person in the room.
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♪ >> john glenn was one of the
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original seven astronauts of this country. all of them were characterized as having the right stuff. and if you knew any of them, that was certainly true. >> john was one of the best people i ever served with. and i speak what it was like coming here as a brand new senator. every time i've been asked about that, mr. president, talk about the fact that i came here, was sworn in with john glenn. melissa: some emotional tribute to former senate and senator john glenn, who died yesterday at the age of 95. glenn became the first u.s. astronaut to orbit the earth in 1962. that was just the beginning. jon scott takes a look back at his legendary life.
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>> john herschel glenn, jr., will be remembered for his many roles inn american history. this american icon was warrior in battle, our first astronaut to orbit the earth and one of our most suck full political leaders on capitol hill. in 1998 he added oldest person in space to roster of achievements. >> i can't help by stand here today with real sense of deja vu, some 40-year-old almost, sense of deja vu. >> he was born jewel 11th, 1921 in cambridge, ohio, and attended new concord mustngham college. by the 1950s the u.s. manned space program was just being conceived, john glenn was selected as one the first seven astronauts for project mercury. three years later on february 20th, 1962, he made history becoming the first american to orbit the earth. >> the capsule is turning around. oh, that view is tremendous.
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>> after a few failed attempts at launching a political career glenn ran again in 1964. this time he easily won a seat in the united states senate. he was reelected in 1980 by the largest margin in the history of the state. on january 16th, 1998, nasa announced plans to return the 76-year-old legend to space, 36 years after he first orbited the earth. john glenn's second trip to space took off as planned, in october of 1998. >> liftoff of discovery with a crew of six astronaut heroes and one american legend. >> i think too often people say well, i'm at this age supposed to now be a couch potato. i think the thing to do is work to fulfill your dreams, ambush shuns, whatever age. ♪ melissa: wow. what a life. what a hero. bill: just learning through chad pergram on the hill, he will be laid to rest at arlington national cemetery, quite an honor after such a life. when he went back into space at
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age 77, that was a big deal. it was a big deal for nasa and big deal for america. rest in peace, john glenn, what a life. melissa: tremendous life. a hero. bill: 2minutes past the hour. in a moment here, we will lay out the case against the accused church killer, dylann roof. the details so intense it was too much for his own mother to handle in court. we'll tell you what happened inside of that courtroom yesterday. melissa: plus the war of words still hot between the clinton and trump campaign teams. why the trump campaign manager says it is time to give it up. >> do you think i ran a campaign where white supremacists where they had a platform. look me in the case and tell me that. >> you did. >> that is why you lost?
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bill: murder trial of dylann roof. roof accused of killing nine african-americans inside of a historic south carolina church. the suspect's mother had a heart
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attack in the courtroom as prosecutors laid out their case. jonathan scary on the trial live in charleston and what happened, jonathan? reporter: bill, dylann roof's mother planned on attending trial. she was in reserved seating behind her son. as we reported earlier this week she collapsed shortly after opening statements, heard saying i'm sorry, several times as other family members and court security helped her out of the room. court documents now reveal that during that incident she suffered a heart attack. however authorities have released no information on her condition, bill. bill: you know the court also released more evidence in the case. what have you seen and what have we learned now? reporter: yeah, prosecutors have been showing jurors photos of emanuel ame church, the how much where the shooting took place. photos from before and after the shooting. some of the first evidence shows video. you see church members showing up for what they thought was going to be a routine bible
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study. another photo appears to show dylann roof seated with the bible study participants and then later photos show spent ammunition and bullet holes scattered throughout the room, in a scene that one police investigator described as chaos. we can't show some more graphic photos but jurors are seeing images of victims lying on the floor and floors smeared with blood. defense lawyer david bruch, he told juror ross that he expects they will find dylann roof guilty of the crimes but his efforts are focused on sparing his client from death. the once the guilt phase of the trial is over, the phase that with we're right now, dylann roof plans to dismiss his legal team and represent himself as his own attorney when this case goes into the penalty phase, most likely sometime after the christmas holiday, bill. bill: wow. jonathan serrie, we have aways
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to go. chart ton south carolina. -- charleston, south carolina. melissa: so hillary clinton's team doubling down on accusations against the trump campaign saying president-elect's tactics emboldened racists. jennifer palmieri, writing in a washington postop-ed quote, i don't know whether the trump campaign needed to a give a platform to white sue seem sifts to win but the campaign clearly did and effect powering the white nationalist movement. trump advisor kellyanne conway said time for democrats to stop the blame game. >> white supremacists. jim comey, fake news, bernie sanders. he has the awed daft to won. how about he won 22 states and 13 million voters and never fully simulated him back in. every time i respond against specious allegations leading to death threats, so i really resent it. anytime i try to respond i'm
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seen ungracious. why are we sore winners. i'm not a sore winner. my guy is winner. next president of the united states. it has to stop chris, this incendiary rhetoric from people that can't admit they lost. it has to stop. it is costing a lot of angst. melissa: whoo. juan williams is a fox news political analyst and author of, we the people. mercedes schlapp a former media spokeswoman for president george w. bush and a fox news contributor. juan, let me start with you. it strikes me when i watch these sound bites that you really have to get up for the fight in a campaign. you have to eat, drink, sleep, all of it. and it is hard to turn it off when it is over. is that some of what we're seeing, do you think? >> no. i think this goes way beyond that. i think acrimony is at fever pitch here. it is a stunner i think it is just nature of this specific campaign. i covered a lot of campaigns, melissa, you do have some back
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biting an fingerpointing afterwards, often times inside of the tent, especially among the losers but here you see jennifer palmieri, you know, communications director for hillary clinton's campaign, still saying that, we saw this up at harvard, see it now in the op-ed, that the trump campaign really did run a racist campaign and quoting david duke as saying we didn't have a platform until trump came along. on the other hand, as you just saw, kellyanne conway that is not the reason you guys lost and own up to it, you didn't have a good candidate and didn't have a good message. i think it is very personal at this point between these two campaigns. melissa: it is absolutely personal but, mercedes, every time i turn on television other than kellyanne conway i see republicans rejoicing, that democrats don't get why they lost. nancy pelosi keeps their seat, republicans believe that democrats didn't learn the lesson so they still have
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advantage. >> i absolutely agree with you, melissa. for the most part when nancy pelosi coming out saying that they don't think the democratic party needs to go in new direction. joe biden who made it very clear and said, it was democrats fault for not connecting to the white working class. we have to remember, it was white working class who voted for president obama two times and then many of them switched their votes over to donald trump because of donald trump's economic message. it is very clear, and i understand where kellyanne conway is coming from. it has become personal. at the end of the day this campaign ran on the fact that they wanted to give a voice to the american worker and that is exactly what the trump campaign has done. and that, and they really had brilliant political strategy, focusing on rust belt states. if the clintons can't realize, the clinton campaign can't realize they had a failed political strategy, and they are stuck on the name-calling, they are the sore loser.
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>> juan, i was talking to byron york before the election, i hope he doesn't get mad at me telling the story out of turn, when it looked like republican was lose, day after you have two choices, you can either blame the messenger and say we just didn't get our message across, the damn media, blame all the other things or you can do some serious soul-searching about why your opinions and your ideals didn't capture the minds of enough voters out there. do you think that democrats are at all missing the boat by not doing enough soul searching? >> i don't think there is any lack of soul-searching. when we saw, for example, tim ryan the congressman from ohio speak up and say he won his district even as trump won his district and democrats need to do better job, not only speaking to white, blue-collar workers, but also to southern voters where democrats don't have any traction, i think that was evidence of the kind of introspection. you know when you hear mercedes talk about joe biden saying much
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the same thing, you understand it reaches to the white house. president obama saying. i think it is just, the difference i have with mercedes on this point is i think you can have two ideas in mind at the same time. i think when people look back on trump and think about how he gained traction initially with the "birther" controversy, his comments about mexicans, his comments about muslims and even lately the flag-burning, you understand he makes highly provocative comments that appeal to people who have previously been at the far edges of american society because of their radical and at times racist views. melissa: mercedes i let you respond to that directly. >> what i find is that there are millions of americans who supported donald trump that every time the left calls us racists, calls us sexist for supporting donald trump, it is an indictment on these voters. so i feel for the democrats to stay on this obsession with the name-calling, i think it does them a disservice. at the end of the day, when
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individuals went out to the voting booth in these battleground states and they decided it was donald trump who they wanted to be the one to help create jobs in america, to help push forward a strong national security message, he won, and so i think for the democrats it is time for them to look into their own party and see where they're going to make fundamental change because what is happening that that party is becoming just kind of an old and tired party. melissa: juan and mercedes, thank you so much. that was relatively polite. you guys did much better than the campaign. thank you for that. >> have a great christmas weekend. melissa: see you later. bill: inthink they're just tired on friday. come on. better news out of fire-stricken tennessee, a resort town ready to reopen the public. the roadways into gatlinburg are set to reopen. raging wildfires, look at pictures, sweeping through that small town. melissa: wow. bill: a foot of great smokey mountains last week, 14 people killed, 190 injured.
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2500 buildings damaged. remarkable the devastation. two teenagers have been charged with starting the fires. we'll keep an eye on the story as it works its way through the legal system. strong consequences if that is the case. melissa: yeah, absolutely. donald trump's choice for secretary of state turning into the ultimate guessing game, right? so who has the inside track? we're going to talk to chris wallace as he gets ready for his exclusive interview with mr. trump for "fox news sunday." bill: also the pentagon releasing the body count of isis on the battlefield. the number is staggering. we'll look closer at that today, on how many of these terrorists have been killed and how many more might sit be out there. >> we won't stop racing to topple foreign, and you understand this, foreign regimes. our focus must be on defeating terrorism and destroying isis.
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melissa: the navy's newest ship arriving yesterday morning in san diego. the uss sumwalt is a guided missile destroyer. i like the sound of that and the navy's most technologically advanced vessel. the arrival coming more than two weeks after the ship broke down in the panama canal and had to pull into report for repairs. the navy says the destroyer can perform a variety of missions and will help the navy evolve. bill: beautiful pictures. we're getting first indication of how many isis fighters have been killed in iraq and syria. 50,000. that is the figure according to a senior u.s. military official. want to bring in michael waltz, former green beret commander, vice tore to vice president dick cheney, author of the book, warrior diplomat, fox into husband contributor. >> thank you, bill. bill: it's a big number. do you believe it? >> it's a large number but it
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makes sense to me and i don't have any reason to doubt that coming from the pentagon. we've been conducting airstrikes now for several years, over 16,000 by the pentagon's latest count. we had multiple defense and intelligence officials testify that isis is sending as many as 1500 fighters per month over the last several years into iraq and syria. so i'm glad we killed a lot of them but i think there is more behind that number and still a lot of work to be done. bill: the question is, how many more, if you killed 50,000, how many more are there, michael? >> that 50,000 also includes and that 1500 per month up pumped in from north africa and rest of the world on top of local iraq and syrian fighters also supporting isis. so you know, who knows how many is behind that number, you know. at the end of the day, my definition of victory is when enemy can't recruit anymore
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because we've dismantled their idea log and their leadership. bill: 13 months ago, recruiting into that part of the world, they're resupplying of fighters it was a big deal in the attacks in paris. can you say or how can you characterize today that level of recruitment? is it still 15,000? is it more, is it less? has the line of supply been cut off in anyway? >> i think we've done a good job across the military and inneragency of cutting some of those supply lines, feeding into iraq and syria. isis is also shifted its strategy and gone to more of a franchise model and where they have, kind of franchises so to speak, in libya, in different parts of the middle east, in afghanistan, continues to grow. we can't forget the war that is still ongoing over there. so, you know, i think isis taking more kind of a diffuse model and not concentrated quite so much. we'll see them moving from
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holding territory in large cities to an insurgency where they're going to be, go back to kind of a guerrilla model that is going to upend whoever is going to govern parts of iraq and syria after this. bill: you mentioned libya. yemen is a big deal, northern africa, algeria and boko haram and problems there, what is the long-term strategy as you would state it now? >> that in my mind is the big question, right? if you look at mosul in northern iraq, you have iranian-backed she you yaw militias, you have turkish-backed syria militias, kurds, loosely cooperating with the iraqi army with a land grab. what they're interested in oil, gas, being a position of strength after all of this is done and after isis has kicked out. it is kind of like the british, americans, soviets at the end world war ii, racing towards berlin so they can grab as much land as possible and then, the
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negotiation begins. and that is the part that really has me worried, you know, that i'm looking at the trump administration what is that long-term strategy? how are we going to govern and how are we going to defeat the new isis insurgency. bill: based on what you heard, based on the appointments, based on the expected nomination, how do you think a trump administration would handle it? >> one, we have to begin taking on iran and iran's influence. you will certainly see that from general mattis and general mike flynn, who have been very vocal and in fact were kind of eased out of the obama administration for, you know, taking on iran, the use of proxies to dominate the middle east. i think that needs to be priority one. of course alongwith still defeating isis and its caliphate. but, you know, how do you reconcile those two is going to be quite a trick. and, i'm interested to see what comes out of the administration. bill: it will be a big deal.
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colonel, thank you. lieutenant colonel michael waltz back with us out of washington. nice to have you back. >> thanks so much. melissa: donald trump going after china again saying they don't play by the rules. so what's his plan? plus training ordinary citizens to act as first-responders. how it could help victims of attacks like the one at ohio state. >> these were really brave people, amazing people. the police and first-responders were incredible, the job done in particular by one young gentleman was incredible. i got to meet him. he was very brave. recommended dulcolax use dulcolax tablets for gentle overnight relief suppositories for relief in minutes and stool softeners for comfortable relief of hard stools. dulcolax, designed for dependable relief
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bill: legendary actor kirk douglas reaching a major milestone today. he turns 100 years old, wow!
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take a bow. douglas appeared first film? 1946. melissa: wow. bill: been in how many since? melissa: it is cheating because i see the prompter. i can pretend like i know. shout it out. bill: more or less. 91. it is 90. that is the answer. awarded medal of freedom by president jimmy carter and honorary oscar. we do say, happy birthday kirk douglas. melissa: a new federal program, now teaching ordinary people how to save lives. it is called, citizen responders, and it trains people in extreme first aid to help people survive when first-responders are on their way. rob schmitt is live with more on this one. tell us more, rob. reporter: well, melissa it is a harsh reality but the message behind these free classes is very simple. in today's world, stuffing a bullet wound with gauze or tieing a tourniquet are skills we need to know. >> we'll simulate the bleed.
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reporter: every day people learning how to stop a fake gunshot wound in ohio. >> like using a tie to make a tourniquet. reporter: preparing for nightmare situations that become all too real in the united states, active shooter other explosion. this class in wake of attack just last week at ohio state. in many attacks there are preventable deaths like this 18-year-old. shot once in the arm during the orlando nightclub massacre, she slowly bled to death in bathroom, texts her parents,. >> that girl could have lived. somebody could have done this. we want you guys to know this. we want you guys to teach other people. reporter: after the horrific attack in sandy hook elementary school in 2012. stop the bleed campaign began. how to keep an injured victim alive. they learned how to stuff a realistic bullet wound with gauze or clothing in a pinch.
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tying a tourniquet using a ruler or a pen. >> everybody show know it. >> you do i this it could happen. >>esque it could happen. it has happened. >> truly disheartening the way the world has become. we feel it is our duty to provide this skill. reporter: learn a lot in these classes. for more information how to help spread the message, take a class or learn the skills online, go to bleeding back to you. melissa: amazing we would need to know that in this day and age. gives you some sense of control in that type of situation. you could save a life. rob, thank you. bill: in a moment, new developments in donald trump's search for a secretary of state. symptom sock rising, others are falling. we'll tell you where we think it stands when chris wallace talks about that. a sneak-peek at his exclusive interview with the president-elect that you will only see on this "fox news sunday."
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bill: search for secretary of state. who is going get the job? some lessor known names are getting traction and other people perhaps not so much. it's friday and right before holiday season and hope you're having a great day. here is melissa. martha has the day off. melissa: exxon ceo now looking like a real contender as previous names are still in the mix but apparently falling down the short list of it. bill: so now a new name is starting to make the rounds. alan melali, ceo of ford. mr. trump talked about the search for america's top diplomat and framed it this way. in filling my cabinet i'm looking for people who fully
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understand the meaning of service and committed to advancing the common good. i believe we are in the process of putting together one of the great cabinets that has ever been assembled in the history of our nation. do you like it so far, everybody? [cheers and applause] melissa: jennifer live in washington with more on this, what's the latest? >> hi, melissa. i spoke to a source close to the president elect, i'm told that he has been invited back for another meeting with the president elect in the coming days. he is an appealing pick for donald trump because he has run a multimillion dollar business with the presidents worldwide.
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former new york major rudy giuliani is in hot water with trump despite being one of the most loyal supporters and closest allies after publicly pitching himself as the best pick for secretary of state. most recently at a wall street journal meeting in november. i'm told he could have had dhs, department of homeland security, he has not been seen coming in and out of trump for the past two weeks. here is mitt romney. still top contender but still those around trump who feel that the speech he gave in march outlining why trump would be dangerous as president would loom over his time as secretary of state. it would be reported on every time he showed up in a foreign capital. that being said, trump and romney had good chemistry and he could be the one that trump settles on in the end. melissa. melissa: we also heard general petraes, james bolton tossed around. >> unfortunately for general
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when trump settled for john kelly, choosing for petraeus for state would have made looked like a hunta, i would not be surprised if they still try to find something for him. they spoke for over an hour the other day and trump, i'm told was impressed with his knowledge . my colleagues reported this last week that bolton is for number two position of state and corker would be an easy confirmation, i'm told, and ceo still being considered for the top spot that according to kellyanne conway on the morning shows, back to you. melissa: that's a lot o. great to see you, thanks. bill: sure it. chris wallace, good day to you. getting ready for the exclusive with the president elect on sunday. how are you? >> i'm good.
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bill: i'm going to read this to you. the white house homeland security adviser is saying that president obama has now directed a full review of the intelligence community to conduct on the cyber-attacks that either did or did not happen on the 2016 election and that report will be out before he leaves office. that's pretty quick time now. does that -- does that suggest there is something to this now, chris? >> well, we've had reports for weeks before the election that the intelligence community absolutely believed that russia was behind the cyber-attacks, the hacking of the dnc, and perhaps the hacking of john podesta's private e-mail file. look, there was somebody or maybe it was several sewerses were involved in a real effort to affect this election. when you think about a hacking a political party, campaign of one
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of two nominees and specially if it's a foreign actor like russia that raises syria's questions about national security and effort to destabilize the essence of democratic system. interestingly enough it's not just president obama who is acting as a front page story of the washington post that topped republicans in the senate are also talking about launching a full-scale investigation to get to the bottom of this. you've done it in the middle of campaign it might have seen political, but now afterwards to find out how many russian fingerprints were on the effort, strikes me as utterly responsible to do. bill: next is picks. >> everybody has such a different resume and they all have to have the same perspective. you have to addadhere to the document worldwide. bolton, this is -- i think this is a tremendous process because
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you can't rush through such an important selection. bill: that's in reference to potential positions at the state department. what is your sense about how this team is coming together. if you were to characterize it one way, what do you think? >> let's leave secretary of state out. the president elect has not settled on someone and he chose no problems at all once he satisfied someone is the right person and namingly quickly like james mattis as defense. he doesn't have a person that's he's comfortable as head of diplomacy at the state department and until he does, they're all contenders, in terms of his overall cabinet, what's interesting is the degree to which he's people that are going to dramatically reverse what those agencies have done over the last eight years under president obama. you think of scott pruitt, the oklahoma attorney general has had of epa, a guy who has been suing epa trying to fight the
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obama regulations, you think of andy, the fast-food magnet who is going to be the secretary of labor. he is directly oppose today obama's idea of big increase of the minimum wage and expanding the number of people and tom at hhs, he's one of the architect, one of the leaders of republican effort to repeal and replace obamacare. so he's going to have people in charge of the very departments doing exactly the oop sit of what those deputies under barack obama bill: i think you hit the nail on the head. >> that went pretty well. bill: thank you for that. you meet with him tomorrow? >> i'm fly to go trump tower tomorrow morning. i'mi'm going to sit down and have extensive interview. first sit down and extensive
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interview since he's made these decisions. i have a tons of questions to ask him and we continue the interview at trump force one as he makes it to baltimore as he makes unofficial debut and we will be with the president elect. bill: he's giving you a lot of time. that sounds like several hours worth and given that, chris -- >> i'm not bad company. bill: i love being around you. if walls could talk. is there an area of his decision-making, i don't know how much you want to reveal right now but we will talk about tomorrow, is there an area of decision-making that has the most curious, perhaps that's the question? >> yeah, there are obvious areas. we are going to talk about intervention in some private affairs, obviously we will talk about the taiwan call. but i think that is mideast strike to go me in all of this, how much we are going to call
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the show the trump way. because he's doing everything differently. he's acting like the president already and to some degree it seems like he's more relevant to what's going on in the country than barack obama is and i want to get a sense of him of why he's doing it and the degree to which he will continue to break the mold once he actually formally raises his hand and takes the oath of office and becomes president. this is different, i've been covering presidential transitions since 1980 and i have never seen anything like these last months plus and i just got to assume it's going to continue for the next four years or potentially eight years and i want to get a sense of his thinking about it. bill: great stuff. is joe biden going to that game, is barack obama going? >> i think the president is. i don't know about joe biden. i will tell you as far as most peop are going to be concerned, i suspect they're going to think the commander in chief is donald j. trump. bill: i agree with that. we will see you sunday.
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>> you bet. bill: half of the time in the army, half of the time with the navy, on saturday in baltimore, maryland. the trump way, that's wallace's take. melissa: i can't wait to see it. i think i might watch it twice, why not? donald trump laying down the law for china. >> they haven't played by the rules and i know it's time that they're going to start. they're going to start. they've got to. we're all in this thing together, folks. we have to play by the rules, folks. melissa: mr. trump saying beijing better play ball once he's president. congressman adam kissinger. bill: also hillary clinton making a statement about fake news in america. is it a reflection on the election? we will debate it in a moment
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the suspect killed himself yesterday. this after a long-standing manhunt. he apparently barricaded himself inside of a heem. he is knew dead. >> thigh haven't plied by the rules and i know it's time that they're going to start. you have the massive theft of intellectual property, putting unfair taxes on our company, not helping with the me nas of north korea like they should and at-will massive devaluation of product dumping. other than that, they've been wonderful, right? [laughter] melissa: president-elect trump laying into china there insisting they will play by the rules. he brought in the governor. branstad will have his hands full, that's for sure.
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i'm joined by republican from illinois and pilot in the international guard. sir, thank you so much for joining us. just to start with, a lot of people out there when they made the anuance meant didn't realize that branstad has a three-decade long relationship with the chinese president. it started when the chinese president came to the u.s. on agriculture mission and obviously that's something that this governor knows a lot about. what do you think of this pick? >> i think it's great. the depth of understanding of china, i think he has a great understanding of just foreign affairs and the role of the united states and, you know, being a governor you learn how to deal with the bureaucracy of state, you learn how to deal with diplomatic relationships. it's an agriculture state which is extremely important. melissa: it shows you that this is probably very high priority for donald trump. he talks about china and the
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relationship and how imbalanced it was so many times in the campaign trail. he picked someone that had the relationship and he thought was going to go in and be very effective. do you think he's good cop, bad cop here because he does things like talking to the president of taiwan, which is, you know, something to tweak china a little bit but sends somebody in there that they have a extended relationship with, what do you think of the analysis? >> i think it's a case that, hey, there's a new sheriff in town. it's ridiculous when a taiwanese military officer or soldiers comes to the united states to train. so if their in air war college, they're not allowed to wear the uniform in the united states. they can be sitting with our allied nations in uniforms but they're in a suit. some of that 1979 policy, i think, president elect trump is saying, we want to put china on notice. you want to make fake islands.
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that's cool, we are doing to rebuild the relationship with taiwan. hey, there's a new sheriff in town. we are not going to be pushed arounds anymore. we heap to get along but don't think you'll be able to march on like you have been doing. melissa: we have sold arms to taiwan. we are contractually on -- obliged to protect them. the chinese government has shown much restraint and responding to trump's erratic behavior. china-u.s. relations are too important to be ruined by one incident but trump and am sod visiers need to understand that the taiwan question is not something to be flirted with. that was friday's china daily. what's your reaction to that salvo? >> well, first off, china is not going to tell us what to do.
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that's an important point to note, hey, china, i understand your concern. why don't you start doing something about north coa intea, the only country that north korea has a strong relationship is with china. it is a sensitive relationship and it's a very important relationship, but it is also essential that we come in and say, look, just because you're a pewerful economy, not as pewerful as ours, doesn't mean that we have to allow you to exert in areas where allies exist. this is the beginning of us kind of pushing back and saying, not so quickly. melissa: the chinese saying that behavior is dangerous. what are the odds in your mind that it's dangerous? >> he has great people around him that understand the effects of this. i don't think a call to taiwan is going to lead to invasion of taiwan. china knows better.
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the folks on the left, they've had a policy for the last eight years of in essence chinese appeasement and this is the opposite of that and it's going to catch a lot of them in a hard situation. we want a new direction on foreign policy and the economy and i'm excited about working with them out here. melissa: make no mistake, there's a new sheriff in town, no doubt. congressman thank you for joining us, have a great weekend. >> you too, take care. bill: immigration was a big topic last night. you know what he calls it, extreme vetting. in a moment, will it work? >> you know, i've used the expression extreme vetting, extreme, it has to be extreme touches sticks with them. make sure the germs they bring home don't stick around.
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melissa: house speaker paul ryan meeting with president-elect trump right now at trump tower. he spoke to reporters a few moments ago. listen. >> very exciting meeting, i really enjoy coming here meeting with president elect, we had a great meeting talking about transition and excited to hitting the ground running in 2017 to put the country back on track. thanks, guys. melissa: lots of comings and going from trump tower as you can imagine. we are still waiting on a few positions including secretary of state. >> 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. roger. the clock is operating.
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we are underway. loud and clear. roger. bill: perhaps no one had more the right stuff than john glenn. american hero that we remember who -- who we remember today. former nasa astronaut and engineering professor at colombia back with us. how are you doing? >> thanks, bill. bill: you have a lot of information about senator glenn. >> tell us what you want the audience to understand about this american hero. >> i think he's the real deal. we admire people and sometimes we get a chance to meet them. in the case of senator glenn he exceeded that. he was a true american hero, great man, good friend, good family man, patriot, just what you would expect, you would hope in a great american hero.
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he truly embodied that and it wasn't just what you saw in the media, that's who that man was and it was just an honor to get a chance to meet him and know him a little bit. bill: as a fellow buckeye you know that john glenn and niel armstrong are from ohio, you hang onto their stories for a lifetime. what was the bigger challenge going into space in the 1960's or going back to space in the 1970's? >> first flight was historic and so knew -- new and dangerous. to have him do that, that was the biggest challenge technologically. bill: physically? >> he came back at age 77, pretty good shape. we would see him in the gym every day. he was always moving. that was the way he looked at life.
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he was always walking, running, lifting weights, whatever he could at age 77. you kind of get beat up a bit. they do things that aren't necessarily pleasant. he was a marine. that's another thing. crew mates told me he never complained about anything. bill: married 73 years and they knew each other when they were the youngest of young ages. >> they were in the same pen together. the families knew each other. i was asked with another astronaut to be the escort. i can't think of another couple
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that that were closer that i've met. they were a true partnership and she was -- she would go to briefings with him to learn about what he was going to do on the mission. she was totally involved. totally supportive. you could tell the friendship they had between them was very, very special and that was really unique. again, something that you might have heard about in the press but to actually get to see it between the two people -- bill: true love, right? >> i know you consider the endorsement. >> i was thrilled. i'm honored to have it. very sad him to have him go. bill: that was john glenn. >> very interesting life. thanks for having me. melissa: meanwhile hillary clinton speaking out on a
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hot-button issue. it's now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences. melissa: was he talking about the gunmen in the pizza parlor fired up by fake news, was it more about the election going to donald trump, we are going to debate it fair and balance? bill: buyers be aware, stores of pulling a holiday hooks, why they are now facing legal action for it.
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7:33 am appointments available now. melissa: defense secretary ash carter making a surprise voice to it afghanistan amid growing concerns over the taliban's influence in the country. it is expected to be carter's final visit there beforehanding over the job to a successor, but still the secretary is renewing u.s. commitment to keep that country safe. currently 10,000 american troops are in afghanistan. ♪ bill: hillary clinton now calling on congress to take action against so-called fake news. she made the comment during a good-bye ceremony for harry reid's retirement celebration, interesting nonetheless. kristin soltys anderson, republican pollster, author of
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the selfie vote and marjorie clifton, former member of the obama team and head of clifton consulting. let's see how you manage it rather. here is the comment and we'll go ahead and interpret and debate the following from yesterday. >> so-called fake news can have real world consequences. this isn't about politics or partisanship. lives are at risk. lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs. it is imperative leaders in both the private sector around the public sector step up to protect our democracy, and innocent lives. bill: there have been multiple interpretations of that kristin. what's yours? start. >> fake news is a symptom of a serious problem. it is not something that i think congress needs to be passing a bunch of bills to deal with. it is not reason why hillary clinton lost the election. there has been a lot of focus lately on the spread of fake
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news and the extent which it affected election. frankly the problem we have with fake news because people are willing to look at an article come from "new york times" and article comes from a website set up by macedonian teenager, they're not willing to say one is more credible as other. that is much a problem that the mainstream media created and allowed to be created as anything. not something that needs to being legislated. bill: kristin, some are suggesting that she is using fake news as the loss. did you hear that in that comment? >> not this that comment specifically, last week i was up at the harvard for the campaign managers contest, clinton team had a lot of reasons for why hillary clinton lost the election, none of which were hillary clinton didn't have message that resonated with voters. this is something, it is serious. definitely troubling. people are going on facebook and seeing things untrue and bringing firearms to pizza parlors, that is not good. also not why hillary clinton lost. bill: maybe good she is bringing attention to it then. marjorie, what your take when
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you heard the comment about that. >> the pizza gate issue, accusing she and a lot of people in her campaign of pedophilia and human trafficking was a pretty grave and personal accusation. so i think this hit home in, actually that was a pizza joint that was blocks away from my home formerly in washington, d.c., i place i used to bring kids to hang out. it was pretty jarring thing and personal to a lot of people in the d.c. community. her bringing this up, not only has to do with the election but something i am hearing -- bill: sorry, you do believe it has something to do with the election? >> well, it has everything to do with how we do our democracy. media began and still is a very important part of informing voters, helping people understand the issues. and i am hearing again across the aisle, in all communities, a question, even coming from journalists about what do we believe? what's real and what's not? it is very hard even for the discerning and very educated eye to understand, people in the
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media, i mean in terms of their education. bill: marjorie, when it comes to the election, she never campaigned in wisconsin. she pretty much blew off michigan. >> i'm not debating you know the credibility of her message or what she said or what resonated with voters. i'm just saying that news and what's real and what's not impacts not her but also donald trump. there was plenty much misinformation on both sides of the aisle. i think helping people understand what's real and what's not, making accusations especially something as grave as pedophilia has real impacts. because it resulted in a gunman showing up in a restaurant. bill: i get it. kristin, maybe you can take this one on. why make this comment at harry reid's retirement party? is it a little incon grew with us or not? >> there were a lot of conservatives yesterday ironic might be the word, given four years ago harry reid was a big proponent of the idea mitt romney lied in his taxes and sort of insinuates all of
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these bad things about romney. i don't necessarily call that fake news because i think fake news is a term people are now ascribing to anything they think is misleading in the media but certainly, it seems like an odd venue for it. certainly she had a public platform, a microphone. this is becoming increasingly folks on the left think why she didn't win the election. i disagree with that. bill: sorry to interrupt you here. marjorie last comment on what kristin says. iron nip of discussion about fake news in america at the ceremony for harry reid, who went out there on the floor of the senate and blasted mitt romney, accusing him of not paying taxes four years ago. there is a rich irony this that. >> well, there is also, there is a scale. so i mean accusing someone of pedophilia and then politics around, you know -- bill: it is all wrong. it is all wrong. >> yes. it is all wrong. so i think the point is, and i agree with kristin.
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this is a platform. this is issue of the day and becoming more and more relevant when we go to a new presidency, we knee to legislate and move things along. if the general public is confused what is real and what's not. that is real problem. we can't vote, we can't be informed and we can't act. bill: lady thanks to both of you. thanks for the analyses, thanks to you kristin and marjorie in texas. melissa: political turmoil in south korea as lawmakers impeach their first female president. officially stripping the embattled leader of her powers. the decision comes as prosecutors are accusing the president of extortion. kitty logan live from our london bureau with the latest on this one. wow, quite a story, kitty. reporter: yes, melissa that. impeachment sparked by the corruption scandal you mentioned but there were weeks of protests. people calling for president park to step down.
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now today overwhelming majority of lawmakers voted in parliament to impeach her. that motion passed 234-56, 60 from park's own political party voting against her. now the constitutional court has to decide whether to uphold that vote. it could take up to six months to do that but it does now seem likely president park is to be the first south korean leader to be forced out of office. she had been due to stay on for another two years of course. she is accused as we said of a collaborating with a close aide who is facing corruption allegations. now park denies any wrongdoing, but says she accepts parliament's decision today and has apologized for what she describes as carelessness. president park has become south south's most unpopular leader. her approval rating sinking to 5%, with thousands holding candle literal list every weekend to protest against her leadership.
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today the prime minister takes over as interim president but there are of course concerns in the region about the impact of political instability in south korea, at a time of heightened tensions with the north. now, if that constitutional court approves president park's impeachment, they would have to be a new leadership election held within two months, melissa. melissa: wow, kitty, thank you for that report. we'll keep an eye on that story. bill: so he ran the table at his rally last night in iowa. this was trump's greatest hits, firing up supporters on the wall, extreme vetting and a lot more. so how then might extreme vetting work? that's next. >> my first executive orders will be to ask the department of labor to investigate all visa abuses that undermine jobs and wages for the american worker. [applause] to protect our country from terrorism and extremism.
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♪ >> we will suspend immigration from regions where it can not be safely processed or vetted. you know i have used the expression, extreme vetting. extreme, oh, it will be extreme. [applause] we want people coming into our country. we want them coming in legally. but we want them coming in legally, but we want them coming in. melissa: that was president-elect donald trump rallying supporters on the last leg of his thank you tour in iowa. as you heard, mr. trump's bringing back hot campaign slogans like extreme vetting and the wall. again promising to crack down on illegal immigration. joining me now is dr. james mitchell. he is the author of enhanced interrogation, inside the mind and motives of the islamic terrorists trying to destroy
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america. doctor, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you for having me on. >> fascinating to listen to some of the things you said and read some of your own writing. one quote caught me what you said to our own sean hannity, you were talking about water boarding, which you have something done, as they went on, they turned on the charm, it was easier to work with them. because it was shocking, but i was surprised their indifference to the violence and death of other people around them. their indifference to the violence and death to people around them. talk to me about that. >> i will talk to you about that. one of the recent quotes i heard president obama say is that more people are killed by bathtubs every year than terrorists. so far as i know, bathtubs are not trying to hunt us down and kill us. they're not trying to set off a nuclear weapon or crock pot bombs. and the thing that i learned from dealing with the tom
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terrorists that i dealt with, that is all i dealt with, people like khalid sheikh mohammed and abu zubaydah, they're completely indifferent to our deaths. in fact our deaths are required for them to purify the earth so they can spread sharia law. melissa: you say we think we gnat them but we don't understand them. what does that mean? >> that means that, my impression from having talked with many americans about this, is that we think they don't believe what they say they believe. we think they don't mean what they say they mean. you know one of the things i hear all the time is that, these terror attacks have nothing to do with islam. well, it does and here's, here's what i mean by that maybe in the world trade center, when that was hit by those airplanes, there were people in the world trade center who believed that the attack on the uss cole which killed 17 americans by al qaeda in 2000 had nothing to do with islam.
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but in the minds of those men who flew those planes into that building it had everything to do with islam. so we need to quit thinking about how victims feel and standard thinking about how how the people who are attacking you feel. melissa: i asked you with your experience first-hand doing waterboarding. people that are against that, a lot of times the reason why they are because it doesn't produce good information. that when you're torturing someone and they don't want to get hurt any longer, they will say anything to make it stop. what makes you think that the information you get is reliable? >> two things. first off you could do what you suggested. you could do it in such a way that you led people to do false confessions. confessions were not something the cia was interested in. you could do it in a way that get them say anything you want to hear by asking them leading questions. that is not what the cia did. the other part of this thing that is important to remember, we never expected to get intelligence while they were
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being waterboarded. what we expected is that as they approached the next session, that's when they would start trying to provide us enough information they could avoid the waterboard. once they did that, we very quickly moved into social influence kinds of things, similar to what law enforcement does or what a psychologist would do to get a patient who was reluctant to talk, to deal with a topic they didn't want to talk to. so it is true that waterboarding, by itself, is not a silver bullet. it can be done badly or it can be done in a way that is useful. melissa: so when you hear donald trump going back and forth talking about whether or not it should be used now, what do you think? what do you think he should do? >> well, i think good luck with that. as a person who waterboarded everyone that was officially waterboarded in the cia's interrogation program, ask an intelligence officers to step up and do that after the way we've been savaged by the obama
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administration, i think it is a tough road to hoe. but having said that i would say that the army field manuel is not enough. you know, a man like ksm, the worst of the worst, who has an attack in the works and is hardened, very hardcore, and is intent on protecting those secrets, that guy is not going to talk because you give him a beer and pack of cigarettes or you use the army field manuel. not going to happen. melissa: sound like you feel it i something you need to do when you're doing it. interesting stuff. dr. james mitchell, thanks for joining us. appreciate your time. >> thank you for having me on. bill: what a book, intriguing. jon scott coming up next on "happening now." what are you working on? happy friday to you. >> happy friday to you, bill. transition watch as we get into insight into president-elect trump's interest in the secretary of state position. hillary clinton talking about fake news.
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our panel weighs in. marking the death of american hero, john glenn. all "happening now." bill: thank you, jon. >> see you, bill. bill: you some well-known retailers are under fire accused holding fake sales. oh, my! what can you buy?
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♪ bill: so the city of l.a. is now suing four major retailers accusing them of hoodwinking customers with fake sales. big names too. macy's, sears, jcpenney, kohl's. chief correspondent jonathan hunt to tell us about this. so, what is the accusation? reporter: well, basically, bill, it comes down to misrepresenting original prices when these retailers say they're having a sale. for instance, one of the
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examples was a washer advertised at being on sale for $999 down from 1179, except, according to the l.a. city attorney that never happened t was never being sold in the first place for more than $11,100. in fact never more than the original sale price of 999. l.a. attorney says jcpenney, sears, kohl's, macy's are guilty. listen here. >> that means misrepresenting original and regular price of an item, then offering it at purported discount or sale, to induce customers to purchase the item, because it appears falsely to be a bargain. reporter: and from the retailers themselves, there has been so far a big fat no comment. bill, not the first time this sort of legal action has been taken of the there was a
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class-action lawsuit in 2015. jcpenney settled for $50 million then. kohl's settled for 6.15. we'll see where this one goes. bill: shopping season too. thank you, sir. jonathan hunt, nice to see you from l.a. melissa? melissa: we're keeping close eye on revolving door at trump tower where the president-elect is assembling his team. is the short list for the secretary of state getting any shorter that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold, because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well fitting dentures let in food particles. so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about keeping my dentures in, it's about keeping the food particles out. try super poligrip free.
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melissa: wave of cold weather in minnesota means construction can get underway of an ice castle. here in the city of stillwater. they are using isicles and this one will be open for visitors in about three weeks. let's go. what do you think? let's do it. i love it. bill: i guess you can go and
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check it out. bring a warm coat while you're there. great to be with you. melissa: thanks for having me. 2:00 p.m. right here, tune in. bill: big time. have a great weekend, everybody. happening now starts right now. jon: president-elect donald trump meeting with the speaker of the house paul ryan as we look for new details for secretary of state. hello and happy friday to you. i'm jon scott. heather: i'm heather childress. jon: mr. trump heading to louisiana later today for a get out to vote rally to support republican candidate. he's also continuing thank you tour with a rally


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