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this morning, the world after fidel castro. the future of the island nation as president obama comes under fire from some lawmakers for his statement about the dictator. plus, donald trump wins the presidency and still claims it was rigged, as a wisconsin recount kicks off, he fires off a series of tweets that millions of americans voted illegally. and a mass shooting in the heart of new orleans left one person dead and nine others injured. right now police say the search is on for two suspects still at large.
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good morning, everyone. it is monday, november 28th, i'm alex witt alongside louis burgdorf. cubans will gather today in havana's revolution square to begin a week-long ceremony for fidel castro, bringing an end to his nearly 50-year rule over the island nation. castro's remains were reportedly cremated on saturday. following the end of the public ceremony tomorrow night, a procession will carry his ashes east to santiago de cuba, where he will be laid to rest. tributes to the late leader poured in across havana and the rest of the country, but around the rest of the world, the reaction has been mixed to say the least. in miami, the epicenter of the cuban exile community, hundreds took to the streets early saturday morning, celebrating and waving the flag of their homeland. it was a similar scene in cities across the country. the miami herald published a
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special 16-page sunday edition with one word on the cover, "dead." joining us now from miami, msnbc correspondent. good morning to you. we just saw that video, folks celebrating in the streets there on the word of castro's death. what are they saying now? they've had a couple days to process the historic moment. >> reporter: they have, alex, and i'm standing here in front of versailles cafe, the political epicenter for cuban americans in miami. this is the coffee shop where for decades they've sat over cuban coffees to discuss, and the question when will he die and now that it's happened, they've come to the streets to vent, to take in the moment together. we've been on the ground for two days and really now what you start to see is anger and frustration at many world leaders' comments regarding the passing of fidel castro, in particular the statement from president obama calling him a
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singular figure who had enormous impact, but not really labeling him a dictator or talking about some of the human rights abuses. you got to remember the cuban story is a tragic one. yesterday when we were here, they don't ask themselves where are you from like you would any other person, they ask themselves how did you come. many coming in migration waves, coming alone as children in boat lifts or, you know, on rafts. so for them when they hear jill stein or justin trudeau saying sorrow fidel castro passed, it does cause them anger and frustration, and for many here in the cuban-american community in miami, they want to see a forced change on the island, because castro for them wasn't just a part of the revolution, he symbolized the revolution, he embodied it. alex? >> all right, thank you so much for that. louis? >> alex, as she said there, the death of fidel castro has polarized leaders here in the u.s. and abroad.
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president-elect donald trump's initial public reaction was a four-word tweet, "fidel castro is dead." later he issued a longer statement saying in part, "fidel castro's legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty, and denial of fundamental human rights. it is my hope today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long and toward a future which is the wonderful cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve." president obama also released a statement saying in part, "we know that this moment fills cubans with powerful emotions. history will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him. today we offer condolences to fidel castro's family and our thoughts and prayers are with the cuban people." canadian prime minister justin trudeau's office issued a statement saying, "it is with deep sorrow i learn today of the death of cuba's longest serving
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president. fidel castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost a half century." senators marco rubio and ted cruz, who are both cuban-american, were quick to criticize trudeau and president obama's responses. >> barack obama's the president of the most powerful country of the world and what i call pathetic is not mentioning whatsoever in that statement the reality that there are thousands upon thousands of people who suffered brutally under the castro regime. he executed people, jailed people for 20 to 30 years, florida straits, there are thousands of people who lost their lives fleeing his dictatorship and not to acknowledge that in the statement, i felt is pathetic, absolutely. >> for a man who has tortured and murdered and oppressed so many, it is thankful that he is no longer with us. this ought to be a moment where cubans are dancing in the street because they are being liberated, but instead, listen, if you dance in the street, you're going to be thrown in
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jail. i very much hope that we don't see any u.s. government officials going to fidel castro's funeral. if you wouldn't go to pole pott's funeral or stalin's funeral because they were murdering communist dictators, then you shouldn't be doing what barack obama and justin trudeau are doing, which is celebrating fidel castro, a murderous, communist dictator. >> and this morning many are wondering what's next for the united states' relationship with cuba. andrea mitchell has more on that from havana. >> reporter: good morning, alex. donald trump is the new president, going to have to decide how far to roll back president obama's opening to havana. even as this country tries to asays the legacy of its founding father, a legendary figure. havana's revolution square, where thousands of cubans are expected to pay respects to fidel castro, dissidence against his regime, the first sunday in
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13 years that the protesters known as the ladies in white did not march after church. she says it was out of respect to the mourning period, but clearly a bigger factor, nbc news has learned, state security police told them to stay at home. if you all wanted to go out and march today, what would have happened? she says they will punch us, beat us, put us in jail until the national days of mourning are over. that's what happened last march when they protested during tight security for president obama's visit to havana. but she says nothing will change with fidel gone. his brother raul is still in charge. a different take on cuba today from omar guerrero, who drives a 1950 red chevy convertible. 1950. this car was before the revolution. >> this car is like, i don't know how to say in english, a spoiled girl. >> reporter: business is good
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since raul's castro opening to the u.s. cruise ships come from florida. americans spend money. >> we are getting better. >> reporter: what will happen if the new president, the next president trump changes all of that? >> bad for us. >> reporter: donald trump, who once explored business deals in havana, now taking a hard line, but aides sending mixed signals on "meet the press." >> is it possible he keeps some of these changes in place? >> nothing is definite. he'll be speaking with his advisers. >> reporter: and marco rubio also signaling some flexibility. >> let's take a step back. everything should be guided by our goal. our goal is not to punish. >> reporter: among the people we've spoken to on the island, there seems to be a generational divide. many of the older cubans still revering fidel castro. the younger generation finding him far less relevant. alex? >> all right, andrea mitchell reporting, thanks so much from
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cuba. wisconsin election officials are expected to meet today to discuss a timeline for the recount of that state's presidential election, this after green party candidate jill stein raised the prospect of hacking last week. stein also says she will petition for recounts in pennsylvania and michigan, and reportedly raised over $6.2 million to fund the process. on saturday democrat hillary clinton formally joined the efforts with campaign counsel mark elias saying they had quietly explored the possibility of outside interference in the vote tally, "because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides." on saturday president-elect trump tweeted, "the green party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly
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defeated and demoralized dems." in another statement added, "the people have spoken, the election is over and as hillary clinton herself said in addition to her conceding by congratulating me, we must accept this result and look to the future." alex? all right, louis. as the recount goes forward, hillary clinton's lead over donald trump in the popular vote has grown. clinton has a lead of over 2 million, according to the political report. this due to absentee and provisional ballots still being counted in california, but president-elect donald trump is now disputing this tally. he tweeted last night, "in addition to winning the electoral college in a landslide, i won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." he's offered no evidence to support his claim. trump continued, "it would have been much easier for me to win the so-called popular vote and electoral college if i campaigned in three or so states, i would have won more easily and convincingly, but smaller states are forgotten."
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he also made allegations of voter fraud in virginia, new hampshire, and california, all states that clinton won, asking, why isn't the media reporting on this? serious bias, big problem. again, no reports of widespread voter fraud in those states. louis? nbc news has reached out to officials in states where president-elect trump claims voter fraud took place and one responded on his personal twitter account. california secretary of state alex pedia writes, "it appears mr. trump is troubled by the fact that a growing majority of americans did not vote for him. his unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in california and elsewhere are absurd. his reckless tweets are inappropriate and unbecoming of a president-elect." as mark elias wrote, "we are getting attacked for participating in a recount that we didn't ask for by the man who won the election but thinks there was massive fraud." >> and as if he needed a measure of how deeply split the country
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is after spending time at home for thanksgiving, a new poll shows 85% of the country believes the nation is more divided than in recent years and a majority believes since donald trump didn't win the popular vote, his policies should emphasize programs that are inclusive of voters who backed other candidates. and one more point of interest, 51% say it's time for a constitutional amendment changing the presidential race to be based on popular vote instead of the electoral college. that number was 59% in the weeks after the 2000 bush/gore election. turning away from politics now, new orleans police are looking for two people connected to a deadly shootout in the heart of the city's tourist area. the iconic bourbon street, shots rang out around 1:30 early sunday morning, leaving one person dead and nine others wounded. the man who was killed has been identified as 25-year-old tolliver. we're told he's a tattoo artist visiting new orleans from baton rouge. police believe the gunshots
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stemmed between an ongoing argument and none of the victims were intended targets. delta airlines is offering an apology after one passenger's pro trump tirade. plus, the dakota pipeline protests didn't stop for the thanksgiving holiday. the demonstrators are vowing to stay despite new orders to leave. those stories and a check on weather when we come right back. my belly pain and constipation?
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customer should not have been allowed to continue on the flight. our responsibility for ensuring all customers feel safe and comfortable with delta airlines, requiring civil behavior from everyone. the behavior in this video does not square with our training or culture. the thanksgiving holiday didn't stop many from protesting. yesterday activists in washington, d.c., marched in solidarity with those at standing rock. the pipeline would run within a half mile of the sioux reservation and opponents say it would have an adverse effect on drinking water. back in north dakota, the army corps of engineers ordered protesters to leave the federal land where they've been camped out by december 5th. that's one week from today. the chairman of the standing rock sioux tribe responded once again calling on the federal government to, quote, stop the pipeline and move it outside of our ancestral and treaty lands. the corps says it will not forcibly move the protesters, but will close the land citing increased violence and the onset of winter. alex? a rare late season tornado
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touched down in nebraska yesterday. according to the lincoln journal star newspaper, it was the state's first confirmed tornado after thanksgiving since 1975. it reportedly left minor damage, including downed tree limbs and power lines. with that, that's a prep on getting a check on weather with our nbc meteorologist bill karins. how was your weekend, good? >> all right, you have a good one yourself? >> i did, thank you. >> everyone is back to work and school. severe weather threat today, november we usually get one or two events that marks the beginning of when the cold air comes in. that's the case, that's why we had the tornado yesterday in nebraska. already this morning, thunderstorms are firing up here. this is the dallas-ft. worth area, north of there, severe thunderstorm watch. already this morning the atmosphere is getting prime. the northern side of this storm, as is typical this time of year, is cold enough for snow and it's an all out snowstorm in bismarck. just a cold rain for you. exiting wisconsin, moving through areas of michigan. for today, as the storm moves east, storms are in areas near
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the dallas-ft. worth area. they are going to head to the east. ahead of it, warm air, humid enough, and we have a severe weather risk for 11 million people today. the yellow is a slight risk. when we get to the orange, that's an enhanced risk of severe weather, meaning the number of reports of either damaging wind or tornados will be greatest in this area. from shreveport, mccomb, back up to jackson and tupelo, this is the greatest risk of a tornado or two and the highest concentration of wind damage. even in the yellow from little rock, memphis, back towards birmingham, we could see wind damage with stronger storms later on today. maybe one or two strong tornados, but that's not guaranteed. something we need to watch out for. the other thing is, the rainfall this week, we eventually will get into the northeast tuesday and wednesday, into thursday, and we would love to see the rain here in the southeast. they've been in a drought through the summer, through the fall, and now into the winter season. this would be beneficial two to three inches of rain, guys. some areas here haven't rained in almost 50 days, so they
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desperately want some of this wet weather. >> they do. one note, did see college football on saturday, right? we're about to talk about the nfl. you saw usc beat notre dame, thought i'd remind you of that. >> pretty easily, too. >> but you get annoyed of me talking about usc all the time, not going to stop. okay, busy highlights from football. pick six from jason pierre-paul helped seal their fate at 0-12. that's not good. we're back in a moment with much more. louis has sports. our mission is to produce programs and online content for african women as they try to build their businesses and careers. my name is yasmin belo-osagie and i'm a co-founder at she leads africa. i definitely could not do my job without technology.
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it's a third and five. flacco out of the gun. flacco takes a shot. end zone. looking -- touchdown! oh, what a grab! >> on third and three. willie snead. can he throw it? wide open! and caught by hightower. and he will roll into the end zone. touchdown, saints. >> falcons on the move. blitz. they get rid of it quickly. come near side. gabriel. look at the cuts and the speed. gabriel still going! touchdown! >> 4-1. the jaguars have had a half-time lead. mccoy. on first down. lesean mccoy off to the races. mccoy will go the distance! >> giants have two time-outs remaining. manning steps up.
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completes it and turns it on. to the 10, 5, beckham touchdown! >> second and eight. another block. oh, he's got his receiver! this is six. dontrelle inman! >> recovery. brady lost the handle. picks it up. throws to the end zone. caught in the end zone for a touchdown! >> raiders with no time-outs really change the situation here. >> intercepted! for the touchdown! >> that's hard to be a jets fan. welcome back. those were some of the biggest highlights from around the nfl yesterday. now for the super bowl champion broncos hosting the chiefs on sunday night football. to denver. this one scoreless through the first quarter. kansas city first on the board with a safety in the second. then they follow up with that with an 86-yard kick return for a touchdown by rookie tyreke hill, carrying the chiefs and adding another two touchdowns later in the game. hill's three touchdowns, one receiving, one rushing, and one
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be a return is a feat not accomplished in the nfl since 1965 by the legendary gael sanders. and while the broncos find the end zone twice in the fourth quarter, kansas city keeps pace on this one and it goes into overtime. scored tied at 24 and after teams trade field goals, denver kicker 62-yard attempt is wide, ending the broncos possession, chiefs take over and set up for a 32-yard try, who bangs it off the upright and through the goal post good for 30-27 win there. that's a tough one. we already showed you highlights from the baltimore's 19-14 win over cincinnati that kept them on pace with pittsburgh for the top spot in the afc north, but we want to show you the ravens' unconventional finish leading by a touchdown, baltimore sends out their punt team on fourth and eight with 11 seconds to play, but instead of kicking away the ball, the ravens don't take any chances and intentionally hold the defense, giving their punter time to tiptoe and kill the
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clock before eventually giving up a safety. that was the same play used to clinch super bowl xlvii against the 49ers and it worked. in college football, another weekend of upsets, 11 ranked teams posting losses with five falling to unranked opponents. here's a look at the top five, alabama remaining unanimous at number one, of course, with ohio state at number two, clemson moves up to three with washington jumping two places to number four, while michigan drops two spots to number five after its double overtime loss to the buckeyes on saturday. and that was hard to watch, alex. >> okay, thanks, louis. still ahead, was hillary clinton urged to concede on election night? what an upcoming book tells about the 2016 race. plus, the debate over who will be donald trump's secretary of state and pressure from trump's own team against mitt romney. we'll be right back.
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welcome back, everyone. i'm alex witt alongside louis burgdorf. it is the bottom of the hour, so we'll start with the top stories for you. donald trump is calling the recall effort by green party candidate jill stein a, quote, scam. wisconsin election officials are expected to meet today to discuss a timeline for a recount of the state's presidential election. stein also plans to petition for recounts in michigan and also in pennsylvania. hillary clinton's campaign has also joined that effort. the president-elect is also
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making waves for another tweet over the weekend, posting yesterday, "in addition to winning the electoral college in a landslide, i won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people that voted illegally." right now there's no evidence to back up the president-elect's claim. this comes as a report puts clinton's lead in the popular vote there to pass the 2 million mark. another violent weekend in chicago. 61 people were injured, eight killed from gun violence over the long holiday weekend, this from wednesday to last night. yesterday afternoon two men were killed only two minutes apart. the number of shootings tripled this year compared to the thanksgiving weekend of 2015 when eight people were killed and 20 were wounded. louis? cubans will gather today in havana's revolution square to begin a week-long ceremony for fidel castro, who died at the age of 90 on friday. following the end of the public ceremony tomorrow night, a procession will carry his ashes east to santiago de cuba, where he launched that country's revolution and where he will be
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laid to rest. in havana and other parts of the country, tributes have begun to spring up as citizens remember him, but in miami, the epicenter of the cuban exile community, hundreds took to the streets early saturday morning celebrating the death of castro. joining us from miami, msnbc correspondent, mariano, we saw parts of that city erupting in joy following castro's death. what are the expectations now of u.s. and cuba relations moving forward? >> reporter: well, louis, now that fidel castro has passed, the question is, what will happen in cuba? that's the question many cuban-americans are asking themselves and they are turning to president-elect donald trump for the answer. yesterday the bay of pigs veterans association and the women in white, the two main opposition movements, you can hear those horns starting to honk at this hour, yesterday these two opposition movements, they praised and thanked donald trump for his wording referencing fidel castro. the president-elect called him a
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brutal dictator, who oppressed his own people. more than half of cuban-americans supported donald trump during the election, and even those who supported hillary clinton, i was talking to a clinton surrogate yesterday who campaigned with clinton on stage here in miami, and he also thanked donald trump. but the question is now, how will the president-elect reconcile his political persona and his business persona? the normalizing of the relations with cuba under president obama, that was done via executive action. that could be rolled back on day one in the trump administration. but the business deals with the hotels, the airlines, the air bnbs, those are already under way, so this community really waiting in anticipation to see if president-elect donald trump will roll those back. louis? >> thank you so much. alex? all right, louis. a new report says that president obama urged hillary clinton to acknowledge her defeat as she and aides watched results trickle in from the midwest. a forthcoming book cites clinton
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sources who say the president phoned her hotel suite telling her, "you need to concede." clinton aides told reporters they felt obama rushed clinton's decision, which she made shortly after the associated press called the race for trump in pennsylvania. on saturday president-elect trump suggested the democrats are being hypocrites. the democrats when they incorrectly thought they were going to win asked the election night tabulation be accepted. not so much anymore. reince priebus said the clinton campaign was going back on their word. >> it was their team that cut a deal with our team that said when the a.p. called the race, they would call within 15 minutes and concede, which they did. it is a total and complete hypocritical joke that the group of people that thought they were nervous about president-elect trump not conceding are the people that are conducting recounts in states where we won by over 68,000 votes. donald trump is back in new york after spending the holiday
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at his resort and begins his monday with another full day of transition team meetings. over the weekend, jerryfallwell jr. told the associated press he was offered the role of education secretary, but turned it down citing personal reasons. he said the commitment would have been too long to be away from the university and worried about uprooting his teenaged daughter. betsy de vos has accepted the role, but all eyes are on secretary of state, particularly between rudy giuliani and mitt romney. the former mayor of new york touted his credentials to "the wall street journal," i probably have traveled in the last 13 years as much as hillary did in the years she was secretary of state. he went on, i've been to england eight times, japan six times, france five times, china three times, once with bill clinton, by the way, you can't say i don't know the world. then there's the public pressure from the top members of trump's own team on twitter and
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television against mitt romney. >> why are you campaigning against mitt romney as secretary of state? >> i'm not campaigning against anyone. i'm just a concerned citizen. i'm not campaigning against mitt romney. i felt compelled to mention it, because it's just breathtaking in scope and intensity the type of messages i received from all over the country, the number of people who feel betrayed to think that a governor romney would get the most prominent cabinet post after he went so far out of his way to hurt donald trump. there was the never trump movement and there was mitt romney. governor romney in the last four years, has he been around the globe doing something on behalf of the united states, of which we're unaware? did he go and intervene in syria, where they are having a massive humanitarian crisis? like offer to help? has he been helpful to mr. netanya netanyahu? i'm all for party unity, but i'm not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of state
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position. let me repeat, what donald trump decides, kellyanne conway and everybody else will respect. >> mitt romney tweeted this photo yesterday evening, no greater joy than making discoveries together with grandchildren. alex? some critics asking if the united states reaction to events worldwide could potentially be shaded by the trump organization's global business ties. according to new york times analysis of trump campaign financial disclosures, potential conflicts loom for trump's companies in at least 20 different countries. the times notes the true extent of the president-elect's global reach remains unclear since he's refused to release his tax returns, nor has he made a public list of his lenders. and several state department officials say even if trump seeks no special advantages from foreign governments, they feel compelled to help the family of the president-elect. a trump spokeswoman said trump and his family -- the paper reports complications that could
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create a running source of controversy for trump, including brazil, where hotel trump is involved in a federal investigation into bribes and favoritism and india, where trump real estate projects are built through companies with family ties through india's most important political party. as concerns mount that trump's policies towards countries might be shaped by his commercial interests, keir simmons traveled to one country where trump has deep investments to key ally turkey. >> reporter: donald trump's global business interests span at least 20 countries. this as the president-elect launching turkey's trump towers in 2012. it earned him an income of between $1 million and $5 million in 2015 and 2016, according to his own financial disclosures. last year he described it as a potential conflict of interest. >> business is good. >> reporter: his daughter, ivanka trump, has been the driving force. she flew to turkey at least four times in four years.
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"good morning, istanbul" she tweets in 2009. and in 2010, "so excited to be back in turkey. i love it here." in 2012 when they launched trump towers she wrote on instagram, "there's nothing i can't do in heels." >> we had a long-term relationship with turkey because of the fact that we did a show called "the apprentice." >> reporter: nbc news traveled to turkey, attempting to speak to the wealthy family who owned the towers and licensed the trump name. >> we wanted to ask about donald trump's financial interests in turkey. they did not respond to requests for an interview. they are vetting his business connections, his legal obligations unclear. but turkey is a crucial strategic importance to washington. bordering syria, it is a key player in u.s. efforts to confront isis and a member of nato. its authoritarian leader, president erdogan, was at the 2012 opening of trump towers, but experts warn he is a tough
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negotiator. >> the turkish president is not one that is known to mince his words. he might be very openly critical of trump. >> reporter: this turkish businessman's role may be crucial. friends tell us he was in new york on election day. ivanka has known him for eight years. >> her great friend, mem ed, who has done some unbelievable job. >> reporter: reports say mehmet is also connected to president erdogan. this is them pictured together at trump towers. just this year, turkey's president called for the trump name to be removed from the towers, unhappy with trump's promise to ban muslims from entering the united states. how much influence does the president of turkey have over the billionaire family that own trump towers? >> a lot. >> reporter: after the election, president erdogan was one of the first leaders to congratulate trump, but tough diplomacy lies ahead, perhaps complicated by donald trump's business connections in turkey.
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keir simmons, nbc news, istanbul. all right, alex, let's turn to business now, where shoppers across the country are gearing up for one of the biggest online sales days of the year. joining us live from london, louisa, we have seen online deals start earlier and earlier. what can we expect this year? >> it keeps getting bigger and bigger, not just a day event anymore, it's like a week event for a lot of these big companies. monday, today, is supposed to be the biggest online shopping day of all times, reaching around $3.3 billion in sales. online sales, looking at thanksgiving and black friday rising by around 18% to $5.25 billion. huge jump there. but that said, still looking at e-commerce making up only around 8.5% total sales, and the understanding is a lot in the states like the tradition going
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out, falling on top of each other in order to get ahold of an amazing deal. that's what the retail analysts have been telling me this morning. let me tell you about a report in regards to samsung. seoul economic daily in south korea put out a report samsung is considering splitting in two as proposed by a u.s. activist hedge fund. they are meeting tomorrow, tuesday, to respond to the proposals. they are not saying anything, they are not commenting on the report, but the proposal basically is about holding vehicle in one hand for ownership purposes and operating company on the other hand. so we're watching that one closely, as well, but happy shopping today, louis. >> i don't know why we like going and fighting for the last flat screen. we'll take the floor model if we need to. i don't know why. louisa live from london, thanks so much. alex? still ahead, developing news overnight in the battle for syria. more on what's called the syrian rebels' worst defeat in years. plus, severe weather threatening more than 10 million americans today, including tornados like this one in
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enjoy our best offers of the year. welcome back. we've got some video to show you from canada. saturday's hockey game, look at what happened when calgary scored their first goal. all the fans threw teddy bears on to the ice. this is all part of the annual teddy bear toss, and in the end, there were about 24,000 stuffed animals, and we're told they are going to be donated to some 60 local charities. how awesome is that? >> at first i thought they were hats. that's an amazing number of hats. i like that, that's great. >> that is great. what's up with the weather, my friend? >> severe weather threat, then we'll talk about snow. spring and fall, sometimes usually we think of springtime, severe storms, blizzards on the back side. we can get that in fall. not as many. severe weather, dallas, heavy rain over the top of you right
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now. all the thunderstorms are to the north of you, racing up through oklahoma and arkansas. the other side is going to be the snow side. this is where we're watching some snow, that's the blue, plain old cold rain moving through areas of northern michigan and michigan itself, even indiana not a fun morning, so the back side of the storm system is the cold. winter storm warnings from bismarck, outside of rapid city, mountains of colorado are looking great. going to get good snow around aspen and telluride. all the way through central utah going to be dealing with, again, a lot of powder today and tomorrow. here's the snowfall forecast. how widespread through the northern rockies, central rockies, high spots in utah and areas of colorado. but how about bismarck, out on # 90, up to 12 to 15 inches of snow, that's pretty significant. as far as the severe weather's going to go, mostly going to be watching that today in areas of starting in east texas, then
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spreading throughout the areas of louisiana and arkansas. so dallas, again, early morning storms clearing out through the day, new orleans your storms will be later on. from shreveport, monroe, mississippi, watch out late this afternoon, maybe even an isolated tornado or two. east coast, fine today. all the mess in the middle of the country heads east throughout tuesday. tuesday looks like a wet day, a lot of travel delays, no severe weather, but one of those days where it's windy, especially around new york, d.c., possibly around boston could have problems. again, in november we haven't had many tornados this november. looks like only a couple today. only takes one, guys. >> bill, i have one more before we go to break. all the spending on black friday feels pointless, consider an alternative way of spending your money. the makers of the game "cards against humanity" solicited donations to dig an enormous, completely pointless hole for black friday. the location for the holiday hole, as they are calling it, has not been revealed other
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than, quote, america and in our hearts. a fact page on the holiday hole website answers some questions, no doubt being pondered, such as why the money isn't going to charity. the response, why are you giving all this money to charity? it's your money. the claim that the hole isn't bad for the environment because it was, quote, an empty bunch of land, now there's a hole there and that's life. this isn't the first time cards against humanity has done something like this. last year on black friday they asked people to send in $5 in exchange for literally nothing and made over $70,000. alex? i don't know what to say about that. >> i was going to say a few things render me speechless. but that's one of them. >> definitely. still ahead, how the death of fidel castro has some young people trying to start anew and not only in cuba. plus, new amateur video from syria. the aftermath of an alleged air strike of a pharmaceutical factory near aleppo. also following reports of a major setback for the rebels fighting against the assad regime. the latest on that after a break.
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the situation in aleppo is growing more dire by the hour for civilians. russian and syrian state tv report the syrian government is taking control of a key rebel-held area, effectively splitting their territory in two. the anxiety and fear of residents was documented by a syrian woman and her 7-year-old daughter, who in a series of tweets write, "the army got in. this could be our last day sincerely talking. no internet. please, please, please pray for
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us." followed up soon after by, "under heavy bombardments now, can't be alive anymore. when we die, keep talking for 200,000 still inside. bye." hours later, a picture of a stunned bana masked by dust and debris with the caption, "tonight we have no house, it's bombed and i got in rubble. i saw deaths and i almost died." just a few hours ago under heavy bombardments now, "in between death and life, please keep praying for us." the number of children living in syria under siege stands at 500,000, double the number from a year ago. louis? >> the pentagon has identified the u.s. service member killed on thanksgiving in syria last week. 42-year-old senior chief petty officer scott dayton of woodbridge, virginia, died from injuries sustained in northern syria. about halfway between raqqah and turkey. he's the first american to die fighting isis in syria as part of the operation to defeat isis.
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alex? >> the israeli military killed four isis-linked militants after the militants attacked israeli forces of the highly contested region. the incident is the first substantial fight israel and syrian based isis forces there, following the encounter, prime minister netanyahu said he won't allow isis or any other group to use the cover of the war in syria to establish themselves next to our border. louis? back to cuba now as the voices of a younger generation in havana face an uncertain future following the death of fidel castro. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the story of one man trying to connect those on both sides of the florida straits. >> reporter: for 33-year-old man, his hopes of the future are built on a past he can't ignore. >> they will have an opportunity to define a new cuba, independent of fidel castro.
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>> reporter: so the son of cuban exiles now raising a family in south florida cofounded a group called "roots of hope," a network of young people in the u.s. with a deeply personal mission, to help bridge the gap with cuba's youth. his mother returned to her homeland for the first time in almost a half century to see pope francis. >> i think for fortunately the last 58 years we've been pitted against one another and i think falsely so. >> reporter: an an island words are chosen carefully, at the university of havana, silence spoke volumes. >> because, you know, for us it was, like, we really think that he was immortal. >> reporter: for young people here, marking nine days of national mourning, castro will always be a revolutionary hero, but others will remember him as a dictator. do you have hope? he opposes the communist
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government and wants free elections. he calls castro's death the beginning of the end of an era. a moment that is giving guerdo's mission hope. >> it was very emotional experience, but i think it was the peace that she needed right before she passed. >> reporter: so many on both sides of the florida straits are searching for that peace as cuba's new era takes root. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, havana. when we come back, a look at the stories happening in the day ahead. if you're told you have cancer,
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so before we toss it over to "morning joe," let's get a check on the stories in the day ahead. jury selection will resume today for the 22 year old charged in the shooting deaths of nine people at ame church in charleston last year. a judge declared dylan roof competent to stand trial. the 22 year old faces death if convicted. wisconsin election officials are expected to meet today to discuss a timeline for the recount of the state's
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presidential election. this initiated by green party candidate jill stein after raising the prospect of hacking last week. in addition to wisconsin, stein is expected to request a recount of pennsylvania's presidential a and "morning joe" starts right now. >> good morning. it's monday, november 27th. welcome back, everybody. >> it's great to be back here. are you okay? a little sore after all that football? >> wow. haven't done that in 30 years. >> you have to check the date of birth on your driver's license before you do that. >> i don't do that stuff. >> check that date of birth? >> i go out and do stuff. i was out flying around. >> tackle?

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