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it's called the affordable care act. >> that's the same thing as obamacare. if you repeal it 20 million people will lose their health insurance. people could die. >> listen, sweetheart, i'm about to be president. everybody is going to die. >> we thought maybe he wouldn't respond until last night. and then there is a tweet. i wonder if he'll ever go back on the show. >> he didn't like that, by the way. that's it for us. time for "newsroom" with carol costello. >> it was funny though. thanks guys. have a great day. "newsroom" starts right now. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. counting down to inauguration day and controversy clouding the president-elect. donald trump fighting back against civil rights icon and congressman john lewis who called his presidency not legitimate. cia director john brennan also
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taking a hit after he said trump doesn't fully understand the threat posed by russia. all of this has trump is set to spend the martin luther king holiday in new york where he's expecting to hold meetings. cnn's sara murray outside trump tower. >> reporter: donald trump's already fraught relationship with the u.s. intelligence community appeared to hit a new low as he engaged in a war of words with outgoing cia director john brennan, trump suggesting on twitter, was this the leaker of fake news? donald trump taking to twitter to suggest that outgoing cia director john brennan leaked unsubstantiated personal and financial information that could be damaging to trump. >> there is no basis for mr. trump to point fingers at the intelligence community for leaking information that was already available publicly. >> trump's charge coming hours after brennan appeared on national television, arguing the
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president-elect doesn't understand the critical threat russia poses? >> i think he has to recognize that his words do have impact and they can have very positive impact or they can be undercutting of our national security. >> trump has spent months doubting u.t. intelligence findings that russia was behind the election cyberattacks. in a new interview, the president-elect suggesting the u.s. could ease tensions with russia. trump telling the times of london and german newspaper build, let's see if we can make some good deals. this as trump blasts comments over the weekend that the one china policy which maintains taiwan as part of china is under negotiation. china slamming trump in an editorial. quote, we were simply angry initially, but now we can't help but laugh. >> there are no plans to change the one china policy. certainly that policy is on the table if china doesn't also come to the table and work with us on trade, work with us on the south
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china sea and what's happening there. >> reporter: meanwhile at home, trump promising we're going to have insurance for everybody in a new interview with "the washington post." the president-elect not revealing specifics, but says he's close to finishing his plan to replace the affordable care act. part of that plan will be to protect pharmaceutical industry. >> protect my health care. >> reporter: over the weekend, thousands joining rallies across the country led by democrats to pro post repeal of the law. the fight with john lewis intensifies. >> i don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president. >> reporter: the controversial comment of course provoking trump to tweet. congressman john lewis should spend more time o fixing and helding his district which is in horrible shape and falling apart, not to mention crime infested. rather than falsely complaining about the election results, all talk, talk, talk, no action or
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results. sad. but trump's assertion is wrong. lewis represents an economically diverse area of atlanta, thriving and wealthy in some areas with poverty in others. now dozens of democrats say they'll boycott trump's inauguration. donald trump's spat with the civil rights icon not coming at an ideal time as we head into the martin luther king holiday today. donald trump was expected to spend the day in washington, d.c. he has scrapped those plans and will stick around new york for meetings. carol? >> thanks so much. any moment congressman john lewis will speak at an mlk breakfast in miami, florida. it will be the first time we hear from the congressman since the president-elect tweeted about him over the weekend. cnn's boris sanchez is live outside that event. what can you tell us, boris? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we're set to hear from representative lewis later today. he was set for press
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availability this morning, but the congressman is running late. he's said to be the keynote speaker at an event in miami for the 5,000 role models of excellence project, a project that brings together young african-american men and mentors from the community. the response here, as you can imagine, has not been one welcoming of donald trump's criticism of representative lewis in large part because of the timing of this. you'll note representative lewis has an extensive civil rights resume, of course walking and marching with dr. martin luther king many years ago and leading the march from selma, montgomery in 1965 where he had a confrontation with police and had his skull fractured. among democrats, the response has been harsh to say the least. at last count, 26 expecting to skip the inauguration. we're hearing from republicans critical of donald trump. we heard from senator marco rubio who is also here saying this is not a welcome critique
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of representative lewis, calling him an american hero. again, this will be the first time we hear from representative john lewis since the war of words with trump kicked off this weekend. we're set to hear from him any minute. we'll bring you the latest as we get it. >> boris sanchez reporting live. jason johnson, politics editor from and sirius xm contributor larry sabado from the university of virginia center for politics. welcome to you both. jason, we know donald trump counterpunches. that's not pretend he's ever going to turn the other cheek. clearly he's not. the question is how do we as lawmakers, as americans deal with it? >> the way we deal with it is in some ways ignoring it and other ways pointing out when he's lying. it's clear donald trump lax the discipline, self-esteem and possibly the tact to ignore every attack that's going to come at him. the larger issue is this, you
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can't have a president attack an entire district of the country, a district where the cnn headquarters in atlanta is in district 5. i don't remember anything crumbling when i was going there. this is really important, it's one thing to question the legitimacy of a president because of who they are, which is what happened with birtherism. after hearing the cia intelligence briefing, john lewis said he doubts donald trump is a legitimate president. that's substantively different from birtherism. >> larry, there would be many people who will say john lewis should president have said that, we don't have hard core proof, if he ever will. why do that? is that really good for america? >> i don't think it's good for ameri america. i don't think john lewis should have said that. i don't think donald trump's presidency is illegitimate. under our system he was
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legitimately elect dollar. you can disagree with everything he say, you can say the american people made the wrong decision, but he's not illegitimate. both sides have been exaggerating. that's one side for the democrats. the republicans, i heard four times on sunday, on sunday shows from vice president elect pents and chief of staff priebus that donald trump was elected in a massive landslide. no, he wasn't. they keep saying this. i suppose believing that if they repeat it enough, people will believe it. it was a minimal victory, at least stacked up against all the other presidential elections in american history. carol, i'm just at the point where i realize, as jason just suggested, the only thing we know for sure is that we're never going to be bored for the next four years. that's it. >> i was trying to figure out this morning what this spat
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really means in the bigger picture. i did not come up with a conclusion. i can tell you this, dozens of democratic lawmakers aren't going to trump's inauguration, supposedly because of this. i can also tell you that mr. trump tweeted out this morning -- this is what the tweet says. celebrate martin luther king day and all of the many wonderful things he stood for. honor him for being the great man that he was. it always devolves into silliness, doesn't it? >> carol, i've got to say, to me what this really boils down to is this is a president who says he wants to work with the african-american community and has done little or nothing to do so. you attack john lewis on mlk weekend, you appoint steve bannon as your senior adviser. threes are not the actions of a president who wants to bring people together. i think it's important, for every republican out there who says i can't believe donald trump is attacking john lewis,
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are you going to go out and nominate jeff sessions? >> i will say, larry, that there are a large number of trump supporters who don't greatly admire john lewis because in recent times, this was on a blog this morning, they think he's a race baiter. >> well, i don't think that's appropriate either. i do think he's a liberal democrat. obviously conservative republicans while they may, and i hope, honor his role in the civil rights movement, they probably disagree with virtually every vote he coasts. the more general picture is this, think ability the transition we've had, 70-plus days of transition. it has been one controversy right after another, one twitter fight right after another, one policy change right after
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another. this is extremely abnormal. it is abnormal. one hopes that donald trump as president beginning friday will change some of his behaviors, and i also hope that all hunger disappears from the face of the globe. >> i was going to ask as the last question to jason, what do you suppose the inauguration day will be like? >> it's going to be really empty. apparently there's still hotels you can get, still hotels in maryland and d.c. look, i don't think donald trump is going to change his behavior at all. i think the beginning of this administration is a testament to what's going to happen throughout the next four to eight years. if they want to be able to gove govern, if they want to make america great again, trump will have to act differently. i don't think he ieps going to do it. >> jason johnson, larry sabado, stay with me. we'll talk about more things. still to come, need health
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a cheap are and better plan almost ready to go. president-elect trump says he's just about ready to roll out a replacement plan for obamacare. there's no going back to the way it used to be. >> i think we've set the bar with respect to the notion that it is possible to provide health care for people. now, i know that the incoming congress and administration
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talks about repealing it, but we've set a bar that shows that this can be done, and that core principle is one that the majority of americans including supporters of donald trump believe in. >> cnn athena jones. >> we're talking about the president's signature domestic achievement, the affordable care act. it's something the gosh congress is already in the process of beginning to repeal and dismantle and later on replace it. this is something the white house, the president himself and the white house spokesperson spent a lot of time talking about over the last several months since donald trump was elected, talking about the more than 20 million people who now have coverage under the affordable care act, talking about some of the most popular
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provisions, the fact that children can stay on their parent's health plan until 26. people with pre-existing conditions are required to be covered by these plans. they've been talking up the benefits of the affordable care act in hopes of possibly influencing those who want to make big changes. the president talked about this last night in his interview with 60 minutes. he talked about one of the areas where he would like to have a do-over as related to health care and exchanges. take a listen. >> if you know you've got a controversial program and you're setting up a big complicated website, the website ought to work on the first day, first week, first month. the fact that it didn't, obviously lost a little momentum. that was clearly a management failure. >> so the president there acknowledging a failure during the rollout of the president has been talking
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about how much they want to see much of this law retained, something he said last night in his farewell speech -- not last night -- last week at his farewell speech in chicago, he challenged the incoming administration to replace obamacare with something that covers as many people at less cost. he says, if they can do that, he's glad to support it. we'll see if that happens. >> maybe challenge met. athena jones, thanks so much. mr. trump says he'll unveil his replacement plan for obamacare alongside paul ryan and mitch mcconnell. he says lawmakers will go along with it or face his ire via twitter. back to talk about this, jason johnson and larry sabado. welcome back. first question, larry. mr. trump told "the washington post" his replacement plan would provide health care for everyone, no cuts to medicare, no single pair, the government won't be the entity that provides insurance to everybody.
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larry it took 14 months and hundreds of hearings to come up with obamacare. is it possible that president-elect trump has come up with a plan this fast? >> i don't think so. miracles still happen. we'll see. as we've said a million times, the devil is in the details, particularly on health care. it's a tough, tough complicated topic. ask president bill clinton and hillary clinton. they couldn't do it in the early '90s. president harry truman couldn't get it done during his term. we'll see what he actually comes up with. these grand promises will come back to haunt him because it's guaranteed that millions of people will be unhappy, that large corporations will be unhappy. trump says he's going after the pharmaceutical industry. they're big, they're powerful. they've given millions and millions of dollars to hundreds of members of congress for years and years and years. they're not just going to sit there and take it.
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it's easy to make these grand pronouncements. it's really tough to get a plan done that works. >> i'm glad you mentioned the pharmaceutical companies. that's my next question. jason, mr. trump says he'll pressure the drug companies to reduce prices using his twitter account, just like he did with that plane thing. this is actually something democrats have pushed for for years and republicans have been absolutely against. just looking toward the good side of things, mr. trump is trying to take politics out of it and come up with an idea that works. >> carol, i don't know if i'm that enthusiastic about a president scolding the business world through twitter. i don't know that he has a new plan. i don't believe he needs more people. i don't believe it until i actually see it. i will say this, the issue is not always with the pharmaceutical companies. sometimes it's with the insurance companies. it is expensive to come up with new drugs.
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i'm not getting drug insurance money. i know it's expensive to come up with new drugs. it's the coverage thof those drugs that's often the problem for families suffering and going bankrupt. unless he can find a way to change the pharmaceutical market and force drug companies and insurance companies to come up with more, he doesn't have a fix. i'm still waiting to see that plan. >> he said he's going to shame the pharmaceutical companies into lowering prices. might it be possible that that could work? >> here and there. that's happened already, before trump. occasionally you can focus on a pharmaceutical company that's dramatically raised -- >> like the epipen. >> exactly. like the epipen. i don't think there's enough space on twitter, and i know it's supposed to be infinite. i don't think there's enough space on twitter to go after every pharmaceutical company that has a high-priced drug day after day after day, and we all know that donald trump has loads of other targets on twitter.
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if you can hunker down for a day or two, he'll switch targets. i'll tell you one thing, i just hope president trump has learned from the mistakes president obama made. i would suggest to him, never to say, if you like your doctor, you can keep him or her. that was a big mistake president obama made. president trump is on the edge of making the same errors. if he does, his health care plan is going to be just as controversial, if not more controversial than president obama's was. >> i want to get into one more thing that donald trump told "the washington post" because i find it very intriguing. jason, mr. trump says, if lawmakers don't go along with his agenda, his plans, he'll use his 20 million twitter followers as a weapon and he'll also use the power of his presidency. what does that sound like to you? >> it sound like he's using the power of negotiation which is what you're supposed to do.
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if congress wanted to do something they don't want president trump to do about it, do it on saturday night because we know he's not paying attention. he's watching alec baldwin. you can't shame people but so much. we saw this with the house ethics issue about a week and a half ago. yes if the american citizens come in, they can change what's going to happen in congress. you have the money congress is receiving, their own constituencies. there's just so much power the president has if he can't negotiate with people in good faith. >> we'll have to sit back and see what happens. thanks to both of you. still to come, donald trump hasn't even been sworn in yet and he's already ruffling the feathers, more than that, of foreign leaders. we'll talk about that next.
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z . good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks so much for joining me. backlash over donald trump's wide ranging interview with two international publications. the president-elect giving his clearest indication yet that he is ready to ease sanctions on russia, and when asked which world leader he trusts more, putin or germany's angela merkel, trump called it a draw for now. >> who do you trust more if you talk to them, angela merkel or vladimir putin? >> well, i start off trusting both. let's see how long that lasts. it may not last long at all. >> in the meantime nato is pushing back after trump once again called the defines
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alliance obsolete. cnn's nic robertson has reaction to trump's comments. he's live in london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. certainly what donald trump has said has caused a reaction in urine. you have the german foreign minister today in brussels meeting with other european leaders saying collectively it's caused as stoppishment and agitation, what he said about angela merkel, her decisions to allowing refugees into germany was catastrophic, but also said he respected her as a leader. his answer about trump and merkel that maybe that would change, that's not clear if he was basing that on an assessment of how he hopes to strike deals with vladimir putin or reduction of nuclear weapons at the expense of possibly getting rid of some sanctions against russia. that was part of the conversation. he was also very, very critical about nato. this is what he said. >> among eastern europeans
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there's a lot of fear of putin and russia. >> sure. and i said a long time ago that nato had problems. number one, it was obsolete because it was designed many, many years ago. number two, the countries weren't paying what they're supposed to pay. >> so he also went on to talk about how german automakers should -- could face 35% trade tariffs bringing cars into the united states. he said there's more mercedes on fifth avenue than you see chevrolets driving around germany, an imbalance he said couldn't be allowed to continue which has german automakers worried, bmw lost share value today, daimler the same. angela merkel for her part is taking this in her stride and saying we knew he thought these things once in office. that's when we'll begin to deal with him and his team. >> nic robertson reporting live.
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with me is aaron david miller, cnn global affairs analyst and distinguished scholar at the woodrow wilson international center. welcome. >> hey, carol, how are you? >> i'm good. thanks for being here. mr. trump refuses to say who he trusts more, putin or merkel. your reaction to that? >> we've never had a president-elect quite like mr. trump. you've had presidents, george h.w. bush who knew foreign policy, you had other presidents, bill clinton, who didn't know much at least when he became president but didn't choose during a transition period speak out and try to make or break existing policy. you have an unpredictable, unconventional president-elects. i think the europeans are putting the best face on it by saying mr. trump has said many things and will be looking toward mr. trump, once he's president, to validate what existing u.s. policy is. i think in this case it's
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impossible to know. is this an effort on the part of the president-elect to be ununpredictable to keep allies and adversaries off balance? is it a negotiating ploy? only four or five of the 28 nato members pay their fair share of 2% of their gdp to the alliance. that's not necessarily the bottom line, carol, on the relevance of nato. three former secretaries of defense have criticized nato members for not paying their fair share. is this an effort to create a pay-for-service standard for allies? is it an effort to try to make vladimir putin more comfortable and to test the proposition that mr. trump can cooperate with mr. putin? mr. trump will bear the responsibility for existing and future u.s. foreign policy. >> there is an irony here.
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germany fears russia is planning to interfere in its upcoming election to defeat angela merkel. what do you suppose germans are thinking about that? >> i think the european allies, whether or not they're prepared to say it, are highly concerned, agitated and worried. you have an alliance that is imperfect, but has worked remarkably well over the years. article five has only been invoked once, that's in the wake of 9/11. quite contrary to mr. trump's claims that nato is not involved at all in counterterrorism, deploy troops to afghanistan, a counterterrorism center in tunisia, helping to train counterterrorism troops in jordan. our allies are very worried. we should be as well. if mr. trump wants to make america great again, and he mar
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back to a period when america had an effective foreign policy. it had it in large parts because of mechanisms and organizations like nato. yet mr. trump is questioning the viability and relevance of an organization i would argue has served american interests well. i think europeans are trying to hope for the best. but clearly they're preparing for the worst. >> let's talk about china because mr. trump's comments about the one child nah policy, china thinks taiwan is part of china. taiwan thinks differently. the u.s. accepting the one china policy. mr. trump has said that's all negotiable. a chinese newspaper "the global times" controlled by the china state government called mr. trump arrogant and amateur because he told the "wall street journal" the one china policy is negotiable. here is an except, we were simply angry initially, but now
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we can't help but laugh at this u.s. leader in waiting. maybe american voters promoted him too quickly, his amateur remarks and overconfident manner are equally shocking. your thoughts. >> again, you have a president who i think is trying to determine to rearrange america's traditional patterns of behavior with both russia and china. with russia he's using incentives, the possibility of removing sanctions in order to gain vladimir putin's cooperation against the islamic state. with china he appears to be using sticks, questioning the one china policy, accepting the phone call from the president of taiwan in order to get china to change its policy toward the south china sea, a currently manipulator and on trade. the question is will any of this work? i suspect, if you go after the chinese on issues that are fundamental importance to their
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national identity and national security like taiwan, i think rather than get compliance, you're going to get a combative, testy china that will push back. so again, carol, i wish i could be authoritative on exactly what mr. trump is thinking and how, in fact, he's actually going to conduct foreign policy once he becomes president. i think that's simply impossible. we've never quite seen a president-elect like this, questioning the assumptions on which there are fundamental principle ts of american policy for the last 50, 60 years. and i think at a minimum, allies are incredibly nervous about u.s. commitments and adversaries, particularly mr. putin. i don't think it's christmas in the kremlin. but i think mr. putin is awaiting anxiously the
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possibility of further trying to manipulate the united states and divide the united states from its nato allies. >> got to leave it there. aaron david miller, thanks for your insight. i want to take you live to miami to the mlk breakfast, a scholarship breakfast in miami. john lewis, the congressman, the civil rights icon is expected to speak another this event. it would be the first time we've heard from the congressman since president-elect trump tweeted out lewis was all talk and no action when it came to managing his district in the state of georg georgia. once congressman lewis begins speaking, we'll bring it to you live. trump has tapped a new voice for the inauguration parade. what he has to say about replacing long-time announcer charlie broad man next. nce between life and death. for partners in health, time is life. we have 18,000 people around the world.
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zrm won the election doing things his way. that's what he's doing when he greets reporters for the first time after taking office. his team asked long time announcer for the inauguration charlie brotman to step aside. >> the d.c. based radio announcer was tapped by the trump team this month. steve ray will replace brotman who has announced every inaugustal parade for the baft 67 years. steve ray joins me now. >> good morning, carol. lots of friend here at cnn. that's one of my favorite film clips of all time from the film "geographically desirable." >> first of all,
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congratulations. also, i understand you had a dress rehearsal in the past few days. what was that like? >> yesterday, we actually closed down pennsylvania avenue on a sunday morning from the capitol to the white house and we had a great dress rehearsal. the men and women of the joint task force as well as the military district of washington who are charged with doing all this did a tremendous job. so we're going to have a terrific parade that actually has, in addition to all those military units, high school, college, civic units like from up where you are now, the nypd, emerald society pipe and drum core. >> awesome. i understand the inaugural parade itself is expected to be much shorter this time around. usually it lasts a couple of hours. >> indeed. the longest for both kin difficult and mr. obama's second was about 3 1/2, four hours. the shortest is about an hour. we should come in at about an hour and 20, hour and 30 tops.
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they're aiming for just over an hour because, as mr. trump says, he wants to get right to work. >> will he walk the whole parade route with his entire family? >> i can't let that out only because of the nature of security. when potus leave the secret service motorcade to walk, but in rehearsal yesterday just before we got to the president review stands. the stand-ins, the actors portraying mr. and mrs. trump did get out and walk in front of the old guard there. >> so what will be going through your mind when you're announcing the actual event and you see the president-elect, the now president and his family coming down the street either in a limo or outside of it? >> contrary to popular belief, i've been ten feet away from the president-elect on the tarmac. as you know, i drove in the trump motorcade 18 times including three times with mr.
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pence, but i've never met him. i should have that honor once the parade is done, and i think really this is so uniquely american that we get to celebrate the transition of power as opposed to, as you know, right after the brexit vote, mr. cameron was out on tuesday and theresa may on a thursday, no time for this type of celebration. again, uniquely american, and this is truly an honor. let me say for those folks who may have some question about this, i absolutely adore and respect charlie brotman, he is an icon in d.c. there isn't the type of friction that's being portrayed by some fringe out let's. >> i interviewed charlie brotman last week. he sends his best wishes to you. i would say he is upset at being ousted. i'm going to play for you what
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he told me last week. here is charlie brotman. >> now, i'm just assuming that steve basically said thank you for allowing me to be a volunteer. i'm glad everything went well, and trump saying, well, is there anything i can do for you? perhaps he may have said, well, i'm announcer, i'd love to announce in your presidential inaugural parade. >> also, that the trump team informed mr. brotman of his ouster via e-mail, they didn't even call. >> true. can i clear this up so we know exactly how it happened? >> please. >> very simple. in having driven in the trump motorcade 18 times, i had a lot of exposure to the senior staff. they said they were going to streamline and modernize this presentation and saw that i had the background, the pipes to do this, and a lot of people are saying i bought my way into the
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position. well, i've shown this before, this $35 souvenir trump card. well, honestly, if i can get the president's announcer's position for 35 bucks, you know -- >> we know the trump team and mr. trump admire loyalty. >> they do. again, i've never met him. >> you clearly support his campaign. you've driven in his motorcade 18 times. isn't it possible that the trump team chose you because of your loyalty to mr. trump? >> i will ask you this, carol, because i know you've interviewed -- he's been on cnn three times, mr. brotman. no one has asked him who he voted for. this is an apolitical, non-partisan position. >> i did. he said he's represented presidents for the past 67 years. >> exactly, because this is non-partisan. >> right.
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it's non-partisan. i guess that's why i'm asking you this question. >> i would say if members of the senior staff saw some type of loyalty in someone who has been in this business 40 years and actually handled the pa duties at national park. i was the tv and radio voice of the team for the first seven seasons, if they saw that as a skill set, then more power to them and the inaugural committee for making that choice. it wasn't something that i went after dramatically. it was being in the right place at the right time in front of the right people. again, it really isn't a slight against charlie, although i will agree with you that perhaps it could have been handled better on on the phone with him i said, you've got to come up with some kind of honor. you can't just tell charlie that's it. that's not the way to do this. and they agreed, and that's how it came to fruition that he is named announcer chairman emeritus and rightfully so. >> i don't want to diminish what you're doing because it is quite an honor and you're clearly
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excited about it and charlie brotman is excited for you. have there been any plans, concrete plans on how to honor brotman during this, and are you part of that? >> yes, as a matter of fact, and i have the scripts we got over the week end for the parade. there was a segment in the script originally that called for us to have charlie stand up, to acknowledge him and have the crowd stand up as well for those wonderful 60 years of service. that is part of what i talked to the presidential inauguration committee about. we've got to do something. you can't just let a man go after all this time. this isn't one of those factory workers, here is a gold watch and you're out the door deals. this is a man who is legendary, he's iconic. with all the great love i have for him, i actually did in several phone calls say, we've got to come up with something. at one point maybe i suggested let's have charlie introduce the president, and then i'll handle
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the rest of the parade, much like he did on opening day in 2005 where he did the opening lineup for the nationals and then the regular pa guy took over from there. those variables certainly came into play and suggestions were made on how to do this the right way. >> well, we'll all be listening. steve ray, congratulations, and thank you very much for being with me this morning. >> thank you, carol. i appreciate the time. >> you're welcome. still to come in the "newsroom," forget touchdowns. all you might need is a really good kicker to get closer to the super bowl. coy wire is next. if you're gonna make an entrance... [car driving upon the water] ♪
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absolutely scottsdale. an amazing family reunited in south carolina, kamiyah mobley reunited with her birth parents. she was kidnapped from the
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hospital in 1998 by someone posing as a nurse. the motive is unclear, but police tracked her down from a trip and dna tests. she said she knew something was wrong when she started applying for jobs and realized some of her paperwork was fake. >> her social security card and birth certificate were both fraudulent. that began to raise questions, i'm sure. we're not sure in what detail she knew or how much she knew or how much she was told. but we believe there was, you know, a conversation at some point with some explanation about why, you know, her birth documents were fraudulent. >> mobley's birth father is grateful after the reunion. and quite emotional. >> the first meeting was beautiful. it was wonderful. it couldn't have been no better. >> for anybody who loses hope, keep praying, keep fighting. if it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody. >> gloria williams, who kamiyah knew as her mother until last
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week, is facing a number of charges including kidnapping. a stark contrast between the rich and poor. eight men, eight, now control more wealth than the world's poorest 3.6 billion people. just eight people. that's according to a new report by an antipoverty group. the richest men include bill gates, warren buffett, michael bloomberg, collectively they're worth $426 billion. a turkish cargo plane has crashed in the village of kyrgyzstan. it's not clear how many people were on board. more than 30 people were killed. the boeing 747 was traveling from hong kong. at least 15 homes were destroyed. it is the end of an era for ringling bros. and barnum and bailey circus. >> the one, the only, ringling bros. and barnum and bailey
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circus! the greatest show on earth! >> now the greatest show on earth is calling it quits. the company says ticket sales declined when they took the elephants out of the act. the circus will perform 30 more shows with its final act in may. wrestler jimmy super fly has died. the worldwide westling hall of famer doing his signature move, flattening his opponents. westler dwayne "the rock" johnson announced the death. it's unclear how he died. aaron rodgers is king of the long pass, king of the hail mary, well, he's just king. the packers beat the cowboys with a long pass and last second field goal and the steelers beat the cheese by scoring nothing but field goals. the nfl final four team is set. cory wire is here to talk about it, good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
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carol, i only got three hours of sleep last night watching these games, but it was worth it, girl. three field goals by chris boss well, enough to get pittsburgh the win but barely. chiefs needed to go from two in the final moments to tie it, and they did it. alex smith to harris for the score. a holding penalty called on eric fisher trying to block james hair harrison, the two-point commercial is no good. this time from the 12, well, no. pittsburgh wins 18-16. cheese fans and players upset. captain travis kelsey after the game saying those officials should have never called the penalty on his teammate. >> you fight all year, you fight all game, for it to end like that, with the ref literally taking it out of our hands, that hurts. it's ignorance. the rep shouldn't even be able
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to wear a zebra jersey again, he shouldn't be able to work at [ bleep ] foot locker. cowboys kicker dan bailey ties the game at 31. that's good. this is not good. leaving 35 seconds on the clock for aaron rodgers. the king, as carol says. rogers on the move, a flick of the wrist, look at this, jared with the incredible catch. that sets up a 51-yard attempt for packers kicker mason crosby who nails the game winner. my goodness, packers are red-hot. they advance to the championship game where they're try not to get iced out, as in mattie ice. that will be the last game played in the georgia dome. the nightcap will be the steelers traveling to foxborough, taking on the patriots, making a sixth straight afc title game appearance. the pats beat pittsburgh in october but ben roethlisberger
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missed that game. tom brady at the quarterback position, going to be a good one, carol. >> it's going to be great. such a boring football season but now these games. we needed that excitement back. cory wire, thanks so much. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" after a break. your insurance company raises your rates. maybe you should've done more research on them. for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise your rates due to your first accident. and if you do have an accident, our claims centers are available to assist you 24/7. call for a free quote today. liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance.
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and good morning, i'm carol costello. thanks so much for joining me. donald trump's inauguration just days away and clouded in controversy. the president-elect locked in a war of words with a slew of high profile figures, among them john lewis, the georgia congressman and civil rights icon who is questioning trump's legitimacy. dozens of other democrats now say they will boycott trump's inauguration. also on trump's list, the director of the cia, john brennan, w


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