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victory. it was an historic day and it continues with coverage from the "newsroom" with carol costello. carol? >> that it does. you guys have a great day. "newsroom" starts now. and good morning. thank you so much for joining me i'm carol costello in washington, d.c. hillary clinton 90 minutes from now delivering her concession speech after one of the most historic upsets in modern history. we'll carry that speech live of course. that speech coming just hours after donald trump delivered his own as the nation's next president. his win in a word stunning. going well past the 270 electoral votes needed, crushing hillary clinton, her supporters stunned and heartbroken after one of the most polarizing presidential races in our lifetime. president obama congratulating trump, and due to speak publicly later today. a victorious trump changing tone and calling for a divided nation to unite behind his presidency.
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>> now it's time for america to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. to all republicans, and democrats, and independents across this nation, i say it is time for us to come together as one united people. >> trump will become the first republican president in 11 years to have such a huge advantage. the gop will control both the house and the senate. trump says he will deliver on his campaign promises. stoking great optimism among his supporters and fierce among those who did not see this win coming. we're covering the campaign, the fallout, the rattled nerves, hanging over this hour's opening bell on wall street, but let's begin with cnn's jeff zeleny. good morning, jeff. that's phil mattingly. we starting with you, phil? take it away.
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>> you know, carol, i'm sorry about that. we are here in midtown manhattan where hillary clinton will be speaking in 90 minutes time. carol, this is not a speech she had plan to give, of course, but she will be in a ball room with some supporters, and staffers, giving what is described to me as a thank you message but also a message of healing. and a message looking forward, and she will, indeed, call on democrats and her supporters to support this president. of course, last night her thousands of supporters waiting in the javits center waiting for her to come out, she did not, and john podesta finally came out about 2:00 in the morning, carol i was in that room and the looks on her supporters' faces was one of disbelief. that is now starting to settle in among democrats, really across the country. and certainly in washington, and her campaign, they are trying to determine what went wrong. they simply, you know, got it wrong in terms of the numbers. in terms of the modeling of turnout. other things. one adviser tells me this is not
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the moment for finger pointing. but carol, i can tell you there will be a lot of that, a lot of questions, what she could have done, as you said, this is a stunning upset for her. she was on the brink of history. she, in fact, thought that she would win. her campaign had planned to start announcing its transition, that is an entirely different speech today, carol. donald trump is doing that just across town here in midtown manhattan. and she will be giving a speech, and then she'll be stepping away from public view. carol? >> all right, jeff zeleny reporting live for us this morning. thank you. now let's turn our attention to the trump camp. cnn's sara murray is here with that. good morning. >> good morning, carol. well, this is a surprise, even to donald trump's own advisers, and he promised a political revolution. he certainly delivered on that in the early hours of this morning. and he wakes up today with a very long to-do list. donald trump was pretty hands-off when it came to his transition team's planning. he wanted to focus the task at hand, winning the presidential
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election. he didn't want to jinx himself by planning too far ahead. so his transition seem sort of got the ball rolling in many ways without him. there were 22 different departments. they sort of came up with different plans for different agencies. they came up with lists for potential political appointees. the transition team vetted those. and that plan was delivered to trump tower last night. so, today, in the coming days, donald trump will begin to look for those plans or begin to look through potential people to build his own cabinet. but i have to tell you, aides are still a little bit in disbelief this morning. they're going to be gathering midmorning at trump tower, to sort of plan the next steps, and i think we should just take a moment and look back at last night, and see what donald trump had to say when he realized that he had won the presidency. >> i've just received a call from secretary clinton.
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she congratulated us. it's about us. on our victory. and i congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign. i mean, she -- she fought very hard. hillary has worked very long, and very hard, over a long period of time. and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. i mean that very sincerely. now it's time for america to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. to up republicans and democrats and independents across this nation, i say it is time for us to come together as one united people.
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it's time. i pledge to every citizen of our land that i will be president for all americans, and this is so important to me. for those who have chosen, not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, i'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help, so that we can work together and unify our great country. >> plenty of interest, of course, about what a donald trump administration would look like and how donald trump will govern as president, but his campaign aides are say whoa, whoa, those questions are going to have to wait for a little while. let us savor this victory, wrap our minds around it, at least in the early hours of today, and figure out what comes next. carol? >> all right, sara murray reporting live from new york.
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here today too from president obama he'll be speaking from the white house, and cnn has more on that. good morning. >> good morning, carol. that's right we'll hear from the president after we hear from secretary clinton. we're still waiting on the exact timing of when the president will speak. he'll come out, talk about the election results. he'll also talk about what needs to be done to unify the country after the bitter fought election. we know the president spoke with donald trump earlier this morning, congratulating him. he also spoke with secretary clinton expressing his admiration for her strong campaign. let me read to you from the white house statement put out just a couple of hours ago. the president invited the president-elect to meet with him at the white house on thursday, november 10th, to update him on the transition plank his team has been working on for nearly a year. that statement goes on to say that ensuring a smooth transition is one of the top priorities that president obama has identified. but remember, carol, this is a president who spent months ago that donald trump wasn't going to win. he and his wife, first lady michelle obama, did more than
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two dozen campaign stops, nearly 50 interviews between tv and radio and social media, all making the case that donald trump was temperamently unfit to be president and uniquely unqualified. this is a man, donald trump, who before he was the incoming commander in chief, he was the birther in chief. leading the folks who were questioning the president's citizenship and his legitimacy. he's promised to undo much of president obama's legacy so it's certainly going to be an interesting year. >> yes it is. athena jones reporting live from the white house. donald trump managed to pull off one of the most stunning upsets in political history. still, hillary clinton is winning in the popular vote. cnn's politics executive editor mark preston has been digesting the numbers for us this morning. he's here to show us mark. >> good morning, carol. this is where we began the night last night. hillary clinton you thought about 268 electoral votes going into the first poll closings at 6:00. donald trump only 204. he had a very, very, very narrow
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path to victory. so where did we end up? well, he got right through that path clearly. right now he stands at 289 electoral votes. so how does he do that? well, first of all, he won this battleground state right here, florida. he won the battleground state of north carolina. he won the battleground state of ohio. and in addition to that, he put a fracture in the blue wall right up in here in pennsylvania, and then up here in wisconsin, and as you can see right now, we are still waiting to see what happens here, and what happens here in minnesota, and in michigan. carol, at this point, they're still counting votes, trying to figure out who will win those states. as you talk about the popular vote, let's see where we stand right now. if you see that right there, hillary clinton has a little bit of a lead right now. but she could increase it, because right now if you look at the state of california, they only have about two-thirds of their vote actually counted at this point.
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so we would expect her to pick up some there. and then of course, up here, she going to pick up any here? probably not very much at all. up in minnesota. and then of course, over in michigan right now they're still counting votes. still got about 5% out they're trying to figure out. and the last state is in new hampshire. could she pick up any here? and they're just about done counting as well. so for hillary clinton, for her to increase her lead in the popular vote it would have to be here, carol, in the state of florida, the very blue state of florida, carol. >> okay. so it is possible that hillary clinton could win the popular vote but not the electoral vote? >> absolutely. no question about that. it's happened in the past. and this might be one of the elections, carol. >> mark preston, thanks so you. global stocks well they're plummeting around the world on news of the trump win. and we know the opening bell on wall street dings in just about 20 minutes. the dow futures tumbling right now on the news that this election outcome. cnn business correspondent alison kosik has more. good morning. >> good morning, carol.
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so we are watching futures dip quite a bit. we are expecting the dow to fall about 200 points when the opening bell ring in less than 30 minutes. believe it or not that's an improvement from what we saw overnight when we saw futures drop as much as 800 points on the dow. that's as those returns were coming in about president-elect trump gaining ground. clearly there is a recovery that we can expect but not at the opening bell. so why are -- why are vefrs spooked? first of all it came as a shock that trump won this election. and secondly, investors are spooked by the unpredict and factor of donald trump. and his anti-trade policies that he already talked about on the campaign trail. there's a lot of concern as to how those will affect the u.s. economy, how those will affect the broader economy. but, as far as investors go, as today begins, the way vefrs are thinking is trump at this point, upended the lanz scape where
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there's just a lot of question marx going forward. one analyst saying expect a lot more monster swings between today, and inauguration day as we wait to hear more from trump as to where he stands on policy. but i want to leave you with one thought that doesn't matter who would have won the election, history shows us that there often is a sell-off the day after a presidential election. in fact, when president obama won the election in 2008, we did see the s&p 500 fall 5% the next day. carol? >> all right. alison kosik reporting live for us. we'll check back with you when the opening bell ring at about 9:30 eastern time. so we have a lot to discuss this morning, right? meg reston is here, cnn national political reporter david chalian joins me our cnn political director, david gergen is here, former presidential adviser to nixon, ford, reagan and clinton, and ryan lizza is here a washington correspondent for the new yorker. welcome to all of you.
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i want to talk about the popular vote first off, david chalian. so hillary clinton it's possible she could win the popular vote but not the electoral vote but that doesn't matter she's already conceded. there will be no challenges. >> right. we elect presidents by the electoral college not by the popular vote. that's the way we've been doing it for a couple centuries. so the -- and this will be, i think, the fourth time in history if indeed it emerges that way that the popular vote winner and the electoral college vote winner are different. and it was rather recent history it happened with al gore in 2000. >> yeah but we all know what happened then but that's different from -- >> tell me what happened then. he won the popular vote and george bush won the electoral college. and george bush served as president. >> but we had to wait awhile for that to happen. >> right there was a 36-day recount. but i think, carol, that while that may be an interesting data point, obviously hillary clinton quickly realized last night that it wasn't something that was going to prevent her from
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beginning the work of trying to heal the country, that's why she placed that concession phone call to donald trump so that when he went out to address his supporters he could reference that phone call, said that it happened, even though she had chosen not to speak last night. >> so is it strange david gergen that hillary clinton chose not to speak last night and won't speak until later this morning? >> well, it caused some comment, but i think it would have been better had she come out last night. she could have done the same thing john podesta did, give a brief statement, listen you've all been waiting here a long time, i'm sorry to have kept you, the votes are being counted let's talk again in the morning. i think that would have been a better way to do it. i think she should get some slack on this. i'm sure it was a devastating blow to her to start with. it was also extremely late at night. and this morning's going to be fine. >> so i want to post this question to you because you've been around a long time, served under four presidents, put this election into context for us. how -- you know, how historic this really is for our country?
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>> well i think there are two things about it that make -- you know, that really give us pause this morning. the first, of course, was swrust the fact that there was an upset that nobody -- so few saw coming. i think just a handful of the polls were wrong, media was wrong, the general sense of the country was wrong. and we have -- i don't think we've seen an upset like this since hair ray truman and he was a sitting president and it was much easier to command the bully pulpit in those days for a president. but, beyond that, tt really important question is the country taking a turn. are we moving toward becoming a different kind of country, or a different kind of sense of who we are? i think a lot of americans woke up this morning thinking, i don't recognize the country that i'm in. this is not the country i thought i grew up in. these are not the values i -- and there's going to be jubilation on one side but as you know, among people who thought hillary was going to win, not that they loved hillary, but a sense of stability about what kind of
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country they had. there are a lot of women today and minorities who feel like he fanned the flames of racism and sexism and they're very, very upset about that. and they're very -- they feel very threatened. >> right. because as we all know it's hard to take words back. you can't forget everything that donald trump has said in the run-up to that historic day yesterday, right? so how does he calm the fierce of those minorities that are, frankly, scared this morning? >> that's right. if you are an undocumented immigrant in this country, donald trump has promised to deport you. even if you are a child who was brought here by a parent. if you are thinking about coming to this country as a muslim, donald trump has said he's not going to allow you in the country. and i think the popular vote does matter. i think that it matters that one of the candidates is likely to get more votes than the other. that matters with a mandate that president-elect trump will claim.
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and i think it's really important to note that donald trump is going to be a very powerful president. the executive branch of the government over the last 16 years has increased its powers exponentially. after 9/11, george w. bush erected a national security state beyond which any president had. barack obama only did small things to rein that in. as obama's legislative agenda ground to a halt in the last eight years, the executive branch, with executive orders, and other uses, you know, the pen that barack obama used, the white house expanding its authority. none of that has been reined in. so donald trump is going to inherit an extremely powerful white house. he's going to have a republican senate. and a republican house. and he's going to have a 5-4 majority on the supreme court soon when he points his first supreme court nominee. i think it's important to note that we have a candidate who is the foreign leader he admired
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the most is vladimir putin. someone who talked about his admiration for the chinese crackdown in tiananmen square. someone who has talked about punishing his enemies. and he's going to inherit the most powerful white house in american history. >> speaking of that because i want to read, there's two competing statements from two very different people this morning. one from mitt romney, right, who was very against donald trump's presidency he tweeted out this morning, best wishes for a duly elected president, may his victory speech be his guide and preserving the republic his aim. omarosa one of his top surrogates said that donald trump has an enemies list, and this is what she said in an interview from last night. quote, it's so great our enemies are making themselves clear so that when we get into the white house we know where we stand. lindsey graham, because he didn't vote for mr. trump, if lindsey graham felt his interest was with that candidate, god bless him but let me just tell you mr. trump has a long memory and we're keeping a list. so -- >> see there? >> right. >> those are -- fighting words. and i think what will be so
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interesting to watch here is we know from the campaign trail that donald trump has a long memory and an enemy's list and from his history does he now, as he steps into this different role, does he take on a different kind of persona. does he put some of these personal grievances behind him. i think there's a lot of because of what brian was saying, a lot of pressure on him now with the republican house, with the republican senate, to really get things done, and and unite a very fractured country. he is not the right messenger for that but we did hear a slightly different tone from him last night certainly, maybe the beginning of a different tone, and this gets to the question that so many voters were worried about, who is he going to surround himself with in the white house? who will he listen to? because that's always been the big fear with donald trump is that he doesn't listen to anyone. you know, so i think it will -- it will be so interesting to watch just over this next month
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what kind of views he takes and who he takes advice from. >> so making a point that rudy giuliani for example as his attorney general, rudy giuliani was sort of like, you know, when the crowds were chanting, lock her up, lock her up, he was rah-rahing them. so that's really not off the table. kellyanne conway was asked about that many times whether donald trump would move to somehow indict hillary clinton and she said oh, that wasn't discussed. no but it's still on the table. it's still out there. >> to the next point i think we need to just watch now about how donald trump and those around him transition from a campaign to preparing to govern. and we have to just do they leave sort of the red meat rhetoric of the campaign trail behind or does that come as part of it? you -- history is anything but a guide that the entire election cycle, but there is -- there's always heated rhetoric to fire up the troops in the campaign, and then there's a different
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phase moving towards governing. i do think one of the things that donald trump said last night, i'm paraphrasing him but he said in his speech that he really is going to give voice to the voiceless, that there were a lot of people who had not been heard, and are now going to be heard. and i think the real test for him now is, is he just reefrg to his supporters who helped him achieve this monumental victory, truly astonishing victory, or was he -- was that the more broadening language, and broadening out to also the clinton supporters who feel that they are voiceless and he's going to be their voice as well? i think that is what we all need to be looking for -- >> because you do have wonder is he really going to build a wall? is he really going to make mexico pay for it? is he really going to renegotiate our trade deals? is he really going to make a real enemy of china >> and repeal obamacare? >> right. on day one, right? >> yeah. >> and replace it with what? we still don't know. >> we don't know. but i think brian's point is well taken he does, because he has a senate and he has the
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house and he has the expanded power of the executive that has come through both bush jr. and obama, expanded the powers of the executive he's got a lot of precedent to fall back on now if he wants to act in that way. i sort of think that as much as we're watching him, there has to be a continuing conversation and engagement. he has to know where the boundaries are, in terms of the rest of the political system. you know, he's got to be in conversation with republican senators for example -- i'm sorry, about where he's going. because this is their party too and i don't think that -- i think it would be a mistake to say, okay, he's got -- let's just sit back here and watch oh, my god look at what he's going to do now do you really think he's going to do that over there. rather it is, you know, it -- this was a close election. and there are sort of standards of decency. and there are people out there who are really scared of you. but we have not had a president
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in my lifetime who has scared as many people as we now -- >> the policies are changing. because he's an outsider i think it's important to take him at his word. this idea that oh, it was just political rhetoric to get elected. that's the wrong approach. as journalists we should listen when he said when he said he wants to deport every undocumented citizen in this country when he said he wants to ban muslims believe him. he has proved everyone wrong in this election. he's not someone that's going to enter the white house with a lack of confidence. >> we'll just have to see. i have to leave it there thanks to all of you. i appreciate you being here. still to come in the "newsroom," trump's win sending shockwaves through global markets. now wall street is bracing for a major hit. we're minutes away from the opening bell.
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as donald trump takes office in january the gop will control congress despite concerns yawn ballot republicans would take a hit on election day they won virtually all battleground races needed to keep the senate majority. holding 51 seats to the democrats' 47.
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cnn's manu raju is following this for us this morning. >> the fact the republicans only lost one seat was a huge surprise. we don't know the results of the new hampshire senate race between kelly ayotte the republican senator and governor maggie hassan. but they could be looking at 53-47 meaning donald trump would only need seven votes to break a filibuster. the one who republican who lost last night was illinois senator mark kick who lost to tammy duckworth. there were other major gop victories in indiana, the former senator evan bayh lost in an effort to win back his old senate seat to republican congressman done young -- todd young and in a sign that donald trump had some coat tails he managed to help blunt in missouri and richard burr in north carolina. he had what many republicans viewed as a lackluster campaign but he beat his democratic opponent by nearly six points. in the house side, they looked like they could lose 15 to 20
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seats so paul ryan could have a workable majority in the house. we'll hear from him later this hour about what he'd like to do. >> manu raju reporting live for us this morning. thanks so much. good morning i'm carol costello live in washington. thank you so much for joining me to the opening bell on wall street. investors bracing for one wild day. global markets taking a major hit after the trump win, and u.s. stocks plummeted. so what can we expect from the markets today? and the world economy in the weeks and months ahead? let's talk about that. i'm joined by alison kosik on the floor of the new york stock exchange. also with me global economic analyst rana. let's start with you alison. >> buckle up as we get ready to hear the opening bell and see how stocks do. overnight we did see dow futures plunge as much as 800 points, and indicating a recovery of
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sorts if you want to call it that. we are expecting to see the dow fall anywhere from 200 to 250 points. part of the reason is because trump's win certainly came as a huge surprise for investors. wall street doesn't necessarily like surprise. and secondly, wall street doesn't really derstand what donald trump stands for. i'm talking about policywise. the unpredictable, anti-trade stance, worries many investors about how that's going to affect the u.s. economy. how that's going to affect countries globally. so as investors wake up to sort of a new landscape, this is a new landscape where donald trump has kind of thrown out the playbook that wall street is kind of played by, and now there's really no sort of path forward as to what exactly will happen. case in point, there's been a lot of talk on the floor today as to whether the fed will go ahead and raise interest rates as expected in december. one thing to keep in mind, as we see the dow begin the day in the
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red, obviously not as bad as we thought. funny enough we do see the dow in positive territory. that volatility is something we can expect to run throughout the day. one thing to keep in mind, though. historically the day after presidential election we do see the s&p 500 fall as we do case in point when president obama won 2008 we did see the s&p 500 fall 5%. carol? >> all right. so rana, is this a temporary thing? >> you know, i think that it's going to be up and down. i think there's a few different things going on. the markets have gotten populism not just in the u.s. but in europe and other places wrong almost always. the market didn't predict brexit. they haven't predicted trump. the fact that you saw the big dip right after the victory was really not unexpected. and the fact that after we gave a reasonably pragmatic, even candid acceptance speech that you're seeing a little bit of a recovery is also to be expected. i think what's going to happen is you are going to see increased volatility around any piece of bad news. as numbers come in, numbers from
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china that are soft, if there's a bad jobs report, if there's trouble in europe you're going to see vefrs everywhere react more strongly to that, because donald trump is a volatile character, he's an unpredictable character and he's introduced a new element of unpredictability into the global markets right now. >> let's get down to brass tacks. the people who elected mr. trump feel they have been left behind in this improving economy. what will he do for them on day one? >> well, that's the big question. i mean, if he wanted to be smart, he would try and push through an infrastructure project. because, frankly, you know, we saw in rust belt states that the economy, the fact that people do feel left behind was a big issue for voters. but even when you go further up the food chain you don't have to be a working-class person to heal economic anxiety. there is a sense, anti-establishment sense not just in the u.s. but everywhere, that capitalism status quo isn't working. globalism isn't working for a lot of people. so putting people to work is going to be crucial. getting an infrastructure program group, getting some tax reform would be great. but again, it's going to depend on who he appoints.
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can he get smart advisers in? so far we just don't know much about who has really been advising him, how well, and what he believes. is he going to be a demagogue? is he going to be a pragmatic businessman? >> okay what we do know he says he's going to repeal obamacare. republicans control both houses of congress, right? so it's likely obamacare will be repealed? and then what happens? >> well, you know, you know in a long-term way i think the fact that we're moving away from obamacare isn't actually a great thing for the economy. obamacare has lots of problems. for sure. but getting more people covered with health insurance is a good thing for the economy, because about a third of the people that cycle in and out of poverty in this country do so because of a health care emergency. i would like to hear what trump's plans are around health care. i would like to hear something solid before we talk about repelling obamacare. but more importantly i would like to hear what he is going to do to fund the tax cuts he's proposing. what kind of infrastructure projects he thinks he can get through. real issues around trade policy, already you have a lot of
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emerging market leaders very worried about the trade war which could have really devastating effects on the u.s. economy. >> let's talk about renegotiating these trade deals like nafta. is that a simple thing? >> oh, absolutely not. i mean, if you just think about how complicated it is to negotiate a trade deal, let alone getting out of one, you then have to deal with what will be repercussions from other countries. you know, i think one thing that's going to be very interesting is what happens if obama tries to in a lame duck session push forward trans-pacific partnership, tpp partnership. it is then going to use that as populist rhetoric around trade and then provoke other countries to come in with trade barriers. these are the kind of things he really needs to avoid. he's got to show that face that he showed a little bit in the acceptance speech and really work with some serious economic policy advisers, hopefully from both sides of the aisle although i'm not holding my breath.
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>> the fed interest rate, i want to direct this question to alisyn kosik, janet yellen doesn't appear that she's going to raise it. donald trump said he wants that interest rate raised. what do you think will happen? >> that's interesting that you ask that. that's what everybody on the floor wants to know, ooze well. the idea when you raise the interest rates, the thinking is the economy is ready for but the thing is, with the president-elect trump no one really knows what to expect policywise with him. now the fed is not supposed to be political. but many believe that in her decisions that janet yellen has been political in her decisions only because she was erring on the side of caution for the economy. so there's a lot of speculation as to whether or not there's going to be that interest rate hike. many people already believe that needs to happen. that the economy is ready for it. that it's time to try to normalize those interest rates. but it's really anyone's guess what the fed is going to do in a few weeks in december. carol? >> all right.
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alison kosik, thanks so much. still to come in the "newsroom" after months of dividing, trump's next big challenge, uniting.
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trump's win nothing short of decisive. stunning and historic. now the real work starts, and mr. trump knows it. >> now it's time for america to bind the wounds of division. all republicans, and democrats and independents across this nation, i say it is time for us to come together as one united people. >> while trump supporters are celebrating, many who backed clinton are completely devastated. this is what it looked like in oakland, california. protesters marching through the streets. they were maligning mr. trump's presidency, coming presidency, trash cans were set on fire. one person there even treated at the hospital after being hit by a car. so how does donald trump begin to heal the divide in this country? with me now to talk about that cnn political commentator and
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donald trump supporter, amanda carpenter, former communications director for senator ted cruz and the former campaign manager for bernie sanders. welcome to all of you. so paris, i will start with you. so, as mr. trump looks at what happened in oakland, california, overnight, what does he sigh? what does he say to heal? what does he say to stop it? you have to think there's more of that to come. >> i would hope, carol, there's no more of that to come. i would hope that even if secretary clinton was elected we wouldn't see things like that on the ground. what i will say is the one thing about america that is there's always a peaceful transfer of power. mr. trump has the authority and i believe he has the decisive victory and a mandate to now lead the nation, and talk about how he wants to make america great again. not just for people that supported him, but for people that are protesting and are upset in the community you saw in oakland. i think his positive message of economic empowerment, and job creation is going to help do that.
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but he's going to set the tone and i think he did an excellent job last night. >> amanda? >> now is the time for republicans to help. without a doubt, donald trump won fair and square last night. it was a huge victory for republicans, even though they may not like how the gift was wrapped, it's time to accept it. because now we have to start unifying the country. and other republicans need to get on board and help communicate to the communities that donald trump may have offended along the way, and provide a better message. there's a donald trump pivot coming. let's just end this now. he is the person he always was and it is incumbent, there's a great responsibility for republican leaders in congress to step in the gap and provide a hopeful message that assures people that the constitution is our guide. that provides justice and fairness to all, not just -- >> hillary clinton appears to be doing her part. she conceded last night. she called mr. trump. she's going to give a speech later this morning. she's going to thank her supporters and say it's time to move on. will bernie sanders be a part of
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the healing process as we go along? >> well, i think bernie sanders has, as we saw in the primary, he has been a voice for values that are shared by the majority of the american people, social and economic justice, dealing with wealth and income inequality in this country and i think what you'll see from bernie sanders is what you've always seen from him which is principled opposition to policies that he believes are going to be hard for working people. >> -- did democrats become obstructionists kind of like the republicans were accused of doing with president obama? >> i think the big losers last night were the republican and democratic establishments and i think there need to be some real soul searching in the democratic party about the future going forward. we obviously suffered a very devastating loss last night. i think there's a lack of understanding by people in washington about what's going on out in the real world. i think things certainly i saw during the primary campaign, until democrats do that i think they're going to have -- >> you think bernie sanders could have won? >> i absolutely think he could have won. >> that's the big story here, right? isn't hillary clinton such a deeply flawed candidate that
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donald trump, even with all of his shortcomings when it comes to temperament and character still won by such a convincing margin. the democratic team has been decimated. the legacy of barack obama is destruction of the democratic party and it has a lot to do with his policies. you can't -- all these democrats tried to say obamacare has been a big deal. my family is on obamacare we have increases coming from $789 a month right now to $1200 next year. that pain is real and republicans have a huge opportunity to fix these issues for the middle class. >> i want to pause this conversation just a second because jeff zeleny is on the phone. he has more information about what hillary clinton is going to say in just about an hour's time. what do you have for us? >> carol, i'm outside the new yorker hotel in midtown manhattan and i can tell you there is a steady stream of campaign staffers and advisers, supporters and donors going into the hotel now. the campaign manager sent out a message this morning to all staff and a lot of supporters
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who were at that victory party last night to come to the speech this morning, that secretary clinton is scheduled to give around 10:30. one aide told me that they wanted a supported room. they wanted her to walka a room filled with applause. so it is a sense of, i guess a very smaller version of what her event would have been last ni t night. i can tell you there are long faces on many of the campaign staffers. many are in disbelief. one told me this is brutal. just brutal. carol, this is not something that they expected. yes, secretary clinton was working on a speech, win or lose. but all candidates say that and she was, of course, more focussing on the speech that she thought she would be giving for victory. that is not the case. she will be giving a speech today, concession speech that i'm told she will urge democrats and call on democrats to support this president, and work toward
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healing these divisions in the country from a very brutal campaign. carol? >> all right, jeff zeleny, many thanks. and paris, i think it's important that hillary clinton do that because i'm going to show our viewers some of the exit polling that we got from voters last night. so, when asked about their feelings if trump wins, 13% said excited. 27% said optimistic. 20% said concerned. 36% said scared. so when we add those two numbers together, 56% of voters say they were concerned or scared of a trump presidency. so, that's just a tall order, and, and the american people are expecting big things from him. and you know all the things that he said previous to the big night last night still resonate in a lot of people's minds. so what should he say? >> to your point i think secretary clinton does need to stand up because i think she was part of creating this narrative
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against calling him racist, sexist, bigot and all those things. so i think it's incumbent on her to heal the democrat wounds. i think bernie sanders will do -- >> incumbent on hillary clinton to do that? >> incumbent on hillary clinton to stand up and lead and do what they would have expected of mr. trump to do, which is unite -- >> jeff is shaking his head over here. >> they don't want to hear that -- >> -- for unity in this country, everyone is expecting donald trump to be gracious and give democrats time and space. we need it. >> -- to be gracious to mr. trump and accept the fact that he had a decisive victory. you look at the exit polls -- >> it's that attitude by republican congress -- >> 8% african-american vote, 28% when it comes to the latino vote. now -- >> those are not very -- those are not -- >> that's the numbers. we had people on this network saying he would get zero percent to 2% african-american vote and people said he would do horribly and worse than mitt romney did. he did better on both accounts. so this is the point. he won because people resonated and the american people
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connected with him, and his message. >> what if hillary clinton wins the popular vote? because she's ahead right now. >> right. >> so i'm just saying for the american psyche that enters into their psyche and it does matter. right? so, again, is it really up to hillary clinton to heal those wounds? or is it something that donald trump should say? >> it is up to secretary clinton to go and right the wrongs that she did throughout the whole entire campaign -- >> that is not -- >> that's not leadership. leadership is not expecting the people you beat to come grovelling to you. leadership is extending an olive branch and come together in leadership and donald trump doesn't squander it with pettiness and arrogance. >> people were scared of the exit polls balls of things donald trump said during the campaign. no one questions his legitimacy as president. he's been elected. it was the trump campaign that was questioning legitimacy of this election. nobody on the clinton side or the democratic side was questioning the legitimacy of this election. he's been elected that's clear. everybody will support the president because that's what we
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do in america. that does not mean that we're going to go along in an unfailing, principled way with the programming that donald trump has laid out, whether tax cuts for corporations, deporting mass numbers of people, banning muslims from coming into the country. the democrats are not going to go along with that. certainly you know -- >> so how could the democrats stop that? because the republicans control both houses of congress now. >> well you know i think there will be a bunch of republicans opposed to it, as well. great coalition on the hill. they're going to be bipartisan to -- >> -- uses the first 100 days, the republican party the democrats together do a tax reform bill. do things that there is agreement on to show that you can get something done, but it cannot be about personality anymore. i don't expect donald trump to change. nobody should. the insults probably won't stop. but i really hope republicans in congress can show him a better way. paul ryan should be in the driver's seat.
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he has an agenda ready to go. i hope donald trump does not try to scalp him. >> supporters, donald trump for president because he's the only candidate 'that's why the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said he was supporting mr. trump. he knew especially when it comes to supreme court nominations he would appoint conservative judges. so the congress is going to work with mr. trump because they knew he was the one that is going to be able to get this done. >> have to leave it there. thank you so much. this conversation has demonstrated we have a long way to go. thanks to all of you. still to come in the "newsroom" shock waves as the world reacts of the news of president-elect donald trump. we take you live to mexico and to russia.
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the whole world was watching raft fight and this morning a string of global leaders congratulating donald trump after his stunning win. people around the world holding viewing parties. some of them visibly upset and some of the deepest concerns being felt in mexico right now. let's head to mexico city right now. good morning, ed. >> reporter: good morning. as you might imagine, the news of donald trump being elected president of the united states has sent shock waves through this country. here in mexico we talked over the last few days where hillary clinton had an overwhelming amount of support, a lot of anger and distrust of donald trump. you have seen this already emerging this morning as banking and finance officials here in the country move quickly this morning to try to calm nerves
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and settle down expectations saying the mexican economy would be able to weather that because in the overnight hours, the value of the mexican peso has dropped significantly once again with this news of donald trump being elected president. so the president of mexico sending out a statement of conciliation, saying he's willing to work with president-elect donald trump, but a former president, one that has been very involved in many ways in the u.s. presidential election over the last few months, former president vicente fox, speaking much more candidly saying he was shocked by this news and he finds that donald trump is ignorant about economic issues and once again, repeating that famous line that got him in a little bit of trouble several months ago where he said that mexico would not, quote, pay for that f'ing wall. fox repeating that line once again here today already. so many people, in fact, one of the headlines here this morning in the newspaper says it's time
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to shake, like an earthquake. this is news that has really sent shock waves through the mexican community here and many people still trying to process and figure out what it's going to mean for them in the future as donald trump has talked about building the wall, tearing up the nafta trade agreement. many people worried about what it will mean for the mexican economy here in the months ahead. carol? >> all right. thank you, ed. the russian president vladimir putin one of the first world leaders to congratulate mr. trump. cnn's matthew chance live in moscow. >> reporter: carol, that's right. it's potentially a pivotal moment in the relationship which has often been fraught between the united states and russia. that relationship has really been bumping along some of its lowest points since the end of the cold war over a range of issues like syria, where russia and the united states are effectively on opposite sides of the conflict. about ukraine, sanctions, the recent allegations of russia interfering through hack attacks in the u.s. election. when news filtered through to the russian parliament here that
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trump had emerged victorious, the whole kind of gathering broke out into applause. so many russians see trump as someone who can really draw a line under the tensions of the past and create a new start in this relationship. you mentioned putin was one of the first leaders to congratulate trump. that's true. and he made it clear what kind of relationship or how open he is to a new kind of relationship between the two countries. >> we have heard his electoral slogans when he was still a candidate. he spoke about resuming and restoring relations with russia. we understand the way to that will be difficult, taking into account the current state of degradation of relations between russia and the united states. as i have repeatedly said, this is not our fault that russia/u.s. relations are in this state. russia is ready and wants to restore the full-fledged relations with the united states.
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>> reporter: restoring that fully fledged relationship is not going to be easy. there's still lots of points of tension, of course, between the two countries. it will be very difficult to negotiate compromises on many of those issues but what may help is the apparent high esteem in which both leaders hold each other in. this idea of a bromance between putin and trump was a big issue during the election campaign, as you know. they both praised each other famously back in 2009, hillary clinton when she was secretary of state tried to reset the u.s. relationship with russia and kind of failed. it's possible that trump may have a better chance. >> so i think that some americans are still a little worried because they believe that russia was really behind somewhat of hillary clinton's demise with the wikileaks thing. is there any new information on that front, like how much russia
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was involved in the american election? >> reporter: well, this is really interesting, because it's the shadow, i think, under which donald trump has been elected, these allegations that were made not just by the clinton campaign, but by u.s. security officials as well, the fbi is investigating this, about the role which russia played through cyberattacks and trying to influence the outcome of this presidential vote. there was hack attacks, there were data dumps, there were troll army deployed effectively to nuance and manipulate the debate in internet chat rooms. did that have an actual effect on the outcome of this election? at the moment the kremlin of course, as they have done throughout the course of the past several months, denied any connection with any kind of hack attacks but again, that question mark is still very much hanging over this presidential election. >> matthew chance from moscow this morning, thanks so much. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" starts now.
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good morning. i'm carol costello live in washington. thanks so much for joining me. hillary clinton just minutes from now delivering her concession speech in one of the most historic upsets in modern presidential history. she's due to speak at the bottom of the hour. of course we will carry that live for you. clinton's speech hours after donald trump delivered his own as the nation's next president. his win in a word, stunning, going well past the 270 electoral votes needed, crushing hillary clinton. her supporters stunned and heartbroken after one of the most polarizing presidential races in our lifetime. president obama congratulating trump and due to speak publicly himself later today. a victorious trump changing tone and calling for a divided nation to unite behind his presidency. >> now it's time for america to bind the


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