every single hotel, business deal, land, whatever -- the one you just said about the philippines is a perfect example. and it would make all the difference in the world if the president-elect himself had a somewhat different affect and attitude about this. his attitude in the interview with you is very defiant. he invoked some vague doctrine that says the law says i can do -- >> in fairness, the conflict of interest laws, correct me if i'm wrong, do not apply to president and vice president. >> that's true, but he could say, and he didn't, it doesn't matter, i'm going beyond that. doesn't matter because the absolute need to avoid any appearances of impropriety, i'm going to go the extra mile. he seems to be taking the position like i'm going to do the minimum that i'm entitled to do. >> so julie, we have less than a minute left. as somebody who's going to be in the front row of the trump press room, how big a deal is this going to be? >> i think it's going to be a significant part of our coverage of the presidency. i don't think it's going to be every day the dominant story. but if i'
he spoke with philippine president dduterte who is accud of ordering murder of thousands of suspected drug dealers. why is mr. trump refusing the state department's offer to brief him before the calls? and why is he skipping the daily briefings, intelligence briefings, that president obama gets every day? >> he is not always skipping briefings. he is briefed by a number of credible sources on these issues. i think people are cherry picking about these world leaders. and they are accusing the president-elect. this is really unfair when you think about we just had an election and the opponent, hillary clinton,us who was the secretary of state was using the state departmente to get money from foreign governments like saudi arabia which doesn't even respect the roles of women. ifie anyone has their hair on fe trying to reverse the election results let's give this man time to form his cabinet and showing respect to the current president, president obama, who is still the president for about 6 1/2 i more weeks and is commander in chief. president-elect trump is not making policy or announci
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