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this is "nightline." >> tonight, president-elect trump's inner circle. we take you inside the moment he found out he'd won. >> complete euphoria. suspended disbelief. >> what donald trump said to his family behind closed doors right before his historic victory. until we knew. >> now the president-elect picking those who will go with him to washington. so who will make the final cut? plus -- ? tiny dancers. this hip-hop guru went from touring with beyonce to teaching the stars of tomorrow. helping these kids rack up millions of views on youtube. inspirational warrior. a soldier who lost his legs in
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life. his journey from a hospital bed to the nascar track. and his message for veterans everywhere. but first the "nightline 5." >> simulation initiated. ? >> take on any galaxy with a car that can stop for you. >> the new nissan rogue. "rogue one: a star wars story" in theaters december 16th. >> number one in just 60
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good evening. thank you for joining us.
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waiting for the results of election night, imagine how donald trump was feeling. tonight we hear from insiders who were with our president-elect in those nail-biting moments as the votes were being counted. some of whom may go on with him to the white house. here's abc's tom llamas. >> he didn't want it to be said until we knew. no, don't tell me that if we haven't really won yet, i want to know for sure. >> reporter: tonight, the story you didn't see this week. what it was lik unfolded on election night. >> what was that moment like? >> complete euphoria. suspended disbelief. this is a year that so-called electricity ability was replaced by electricity. >> reporter: with polls and pundits uniformly predicting a trump defeat, the clinton campaign sipping champagne on their plane, their candidate signing a news week magazine cover "madam president." then state after state starts falling to trump. >> i heard there was a moment
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to him saying, "president trump." he was like, hold on, not till we know for sure. >> he's confident, but he's not an arrogant person. and he's becoming the president of the united states, a very humbling experience for anyone. >> he's now going to be the 45th president of the united states. >> we're all elated. and felt vindicated. and so happy. >> what did he say? what did he do? >> he actually just went right into work mode. he said, okay, we've got to write a speech politicians or pundits had seen. at last stunning victory in hand he showed a side he's rarely shown. a capacity for graciousness. >> it's time for us to come together as one united people. it's time. i'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify
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party and said, i will be the president for all americans, including those who did not support me and don't support me. it's a very important moment. >> hillary called you -- >> reporter: tonight this clip from president-elect trump's first interview with "60 minutes" -- >> it was a tough call for her. i can imagine. tougher for her of that it would have been for me, and for me it would have been very difficult. she couldn't have been nicer. she just said, donald, well done. and i said, i want to thank you very much, you were a great competitor. she's very strong and very smart. >> there were so many people, especially at the beginning of his campaign, that didn't take him seriously. didn't think he had a shot to win. but that didn't stop him. >> reporter: the maverick outsider. true to form, breaking all the rules of civil discourse. >> because our leaders are stupid. stupid, stupid people.
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>> reporter: applying his businessman's brand of jean genius to label his opponents indelibly with now-famous nickname. >> don't worry about it, little marco. jeb bush as low-energy person. crooked hillary clinton. >> reporter: and turning his trademark unfiltered rhetoric on the public as well. >> oh, i don't know what i said! uh, i don't remember! when mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. they're bringing drugs. they're rapists. >> he's not a big believer in pc culture where every statement you have to vet through thousands of people. >> he's true to himself and speaks in a way the average person can understand, refreshing for everyone. >> reporter: while the clinton campaign tested 84 different slogans, trump's was a crystal-clear distillation of both anger and aspiration. "make america great again." >> what i want to do is make america great again.
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mock that slogan but it was a winning slogan. why? >> because we won. it's simple but it's also positive and uplifting. >> reporter: trump exuded confidence on the stump. >> and we are going to win the white house. we're going to win like they've never seen. and we will make america great again. >> reporter: privately his long-time friend says he wasn't so sure. >> he didn't say to me, no, this is not going to happen for me. he just said, look, i'm competing ever-place and i'm >> reporter: his advisers determined to keep him on message. >> we've got to be nice and cool, nice and cool. no sidetracks, donald, nice and easy. >> he didn't want to leave any stone unturned. he didn't want to leave anything on the table. he wanted to know going into tuesday night that he'd done everything possible to win. and i think he felt really content, honestly. i think he felt like he had done that.
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hoped to make history with our first woman president, tears, frustration, and anger remain. thousands have taken to the streets across the country in protest. >> not my president! >> this is not what democracy looks like! >> reporter: last night in dallas, philadelphia, and violence in portland, oregon. but will a president trump be as frightening as they fear? >> we have to bu >> you think he's going to move forward with any of he's plans? he's got big, bold ideas. >> remember, this is the guy who doesn't come with any kind of a sense of policy-making or being deeply informed about policy. he doesn't really in his core care about policy, he cares about showmanship. i think what you'll see, i think he'll hand off a lot of domestic policy to the hill. and a lot of the foreign policy-making to his advisers. >> reporter: again, on "60 minutes," trump gave us our first hint at policy.
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which you say you're going to repeal and replace. when you replace it, are you going to make sure that people with pre-conditions are still covered? >> yes, because it happens to be one of the strongest assets. >> you're going to keep that? >> also with the children living with their parents for an extended period, we're going to very much try and keep that. >> reporter: as far as who will be in the trump white house -- >> we've got a great transition effort. now governor, we president-elect mike pence is the chairman of that effort. >> reporter: kelly ann conway revealed mike pence has taken over the transition from chris christie, but she won't reveal much else. >> there are a number of people being talked about for different jobs. ultimately that's donald trump's decision. >> reporter: and since trump is the ultimate outsider, he needs an insider to help run the white house. that person may be rnc chairman reince priebus. >> traditionally one of the first hires is the chief of staff. is reince priebus that man?
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effort. hand in glove with me, certainly with mr. trump. >> reporter: other names being floated in trump's inner circle, campaign chairman sheaf bannon, ivanka trump's husband jared kushner. >> so a donald trump presidency will be? >> unprecedented and incredible. >> reporter: the win seemingly catching everyone off guard. as police and secret service rush to secure trump tower and questions about whether the trumps will even move to washington. >> he's very committed to doing what it takes to be an will be. and i suppose that he'll work out the logistics in due time. >> you can see that? you can see him actually commuting back and forth? >> that's their choice. i have had private conversations about that but i won't reveal that. >> reporter: for "nightline" i'm tom llamas, abc news, new york. up next, this is not hokey pokey. young kids training for hours to be the dancing queens and kings
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they're some of the best dancers you'll ever see and they still believe in santa claus. don't let it discourage you an 8-year-old can bust a move better than you. they had a great teacher. viral videographer tricia miranda. here's abc's nick watt. ?
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dancing teens in the compilation video. 44 million views. ? >> reporter: aidan. he's only 10 years old. solo. 11 million and counting. he goes by the handle "bah." >> i call my fans bah crew. my followers are like family to me. >> reporter: behind every great >> reporter: there has to be a great woman. ? a go go go and swing ? >> i started with him when he was 8. his first huge gig was dancing on the "ellen" show. ? >> reporter: tricia miranda is a new breed of celebrity choreographer. holds hip master classes here at millennium in l.a.
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i'll barely post something on instagram, press "send" shen gin, the manager, is like your class has sold out. >> reporter: just one of her stable. >> i have a whole group of people that are now stars, they have their own fans from the videos. we didn't have that, my generation. >> reporter: miranda grew up in yuma, arizona. >> i would watch these awards shows and music videos and i would learn the dances. i would just do it in my living room. >> reporter: now little bah ? >> reporter: to miranda's choreography here at millennium. someone like me wouldn't walk into this class. >> normally no. >> reporter: but i live to dance, dance to live. i bet they think i'm european avant-garde. >> you do need the ability. absolutely. listen, i've had friends that are so passionate about dance
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direction. like, oh, maybe you should be a massage therapist. >> reporter: miranda has an mtv show premiering early next year. >> when you're a dancer you have to be educated in all styles, all eras. that's just something you've got to do. >> reporter: it's not reality, she says. >> it's all educational. keep in mind, like we are casting today. okay? so don't perform this '90s piece like a 2016 dancer. okay? let's go! it's all positive. ? none of it is scripted. none of it is set up. >> reporter: she's got pedigree. ? she was behind the scenes on beyonce's "diva" video. and on stage, her first big gig was on a beyonce tour. >> the second i stepped foot on that stage, it was like i was home. it's important that every professional dancer experiences
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>> reporter: this has been her life. choreographing missy elliot's super bowl halftime turn last year. front of camera on iggy azale. >> i've been here 16 years, been here a long time, danced for a lot of people. but it wasn't until youtube where like my name as tricia miranda was starting to get out there in the public eye. ? >> reporter: now so grand she >> we actually got in touch with trish, we started taking her class. >> so you moved to l.a. to be dancers? >> uh-huh. >> yes. >> why? >> because what else is there? >> reporter: okay. what do you do if you feel the same? >> you need to get your look together. you need to get very good professional head shots taken. >> the head shot makes a difference? >> oh my god. light years. people get booked just off their head shots.
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class and learn how to do their hair. >> i would hope that it's your skill as a dancer? >> not in l.a. >> people know me with my mohawk. at school i just wear a hat. >> reporter: hair by bah, moves by miranda. ? >> i'm so blessed. >> how many hours do you practice? >> four to five hours a day. >> reporter: bear in mind it's about 10:00 still kicking it. >> i just take a bunch of classes and i get tired and sleep in the car. ? >> why put all this blood, sweat and tears, hours of practice, into dance? >> it's all i do. there's nothing else for me. this is all i'm going to do for the rest of my life. whether it's teaching, dancing, choreographing, creative
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it's all going to have dance involved. that's what i do. that's what i live and breathe for. >> reporter: me too. i'm nick watt for "nightline" in los angeles. when we come back, a military bomb tech who lost his legs in afghanistan and found a
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fitting that we end this election week on veterans day. a reminder that while our democracy can be messy, we can all agree on honoring those americans willing to put their lives on the line to defend it. here's abc's michael strahan. >> all right, man. let's make this happen. >> reporter: i first met staff sergeant joey jones during the filming of my new documentary series "religion of sports" and was instantly struck by his
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2010, i was part of what would be the deadliest deployment in history. >> reporter: one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, jones was a bomb tech tasked to disarm explosives. >> i got wires. back up. >> reporter: until the day he stepped on an ied. >> it's so loud you don't hear anything. i landed my back. i knew what happened. my immediate reaction was to look down, see how much of my legs were left. >> reporter: jones lost both his legs that day. more than two dozen surgeries followed. along with months of grueling physical therapy. how did you get over all this trauma? >> i think instead of getting over it, you learn to appreciate the things outside of it. i lost my legs, but i have a son and a wife. i gained those through this recovery.
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place. his passion for nascar bringing new purpose to his life. >> that sport opens its doors and brings you in in a way that nothing else can. >> what's going on, brother? nice to meet you. >> reporter: now an advocate for veterans everywhere, jones works to help soldiers adjust to life after combat. i read a quote, i want you to tell me if you still feel this way. "i am living proof that the unfairness of life does not equate to the happiness o life." >> absolutely. having adversity, having a mountain in front of you that you choose to walk over, and not around, that's happiness. i would love to be able to do things physically for the people i love. but if it took losing my legs to make the guy i am now, then hey, i'm where i need to be with the legs i need. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm michael strahan in new york. >> welcome home, staff sergeant jones. thank you for your grace. it was douglas macarthur who
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thank you for watching abc news. as always, we're online at and our "nightline" facebook page. we leave you tonight with images of president obama honoring veterans at articling up arling cemetery. thanks for the company, america.
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