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coming to you from the freedom ball. yes, they are making me wear a tux. 10:00 until midnight eastern time. history will be made at noon tomorrow. ♪ >> martha: breaking tonight, the historic moment millions of americans have anticipated it is now upon us by the president-elect and his family are here in the nation's capital. right now, looking live at washington's union station, where we expect mr. trump to attend a candlelight dinner soon with his family. then, 17 hours from now, he will take the oath of office to officially become the 45th president of the united states. we have been counting down to the first 100 days and they are about to actually begin now. i am martha maccallum. good evening, everybody. it is inauguration eve here in washington. a short while ago, the man of the hour revved up the crowd at
the make america great again celebration. welcoming everybody to town. vice president elect mike pence was first out this morning with a message, as he joined the a e soon-to-be press secretary sean spicer for his very first official briefing. spicer jones is here and moments. but first, here's a little bit of some of what the action was today inside the nation's capital. watch. ♪ >> 72 days ago, we elected donald trump to be the 45th president of the united states of america. 21 cabinet nominees have been named and we have 536 beachhead team members that will be reporting for duty at agencies following the inauguration bright and early. >> the historic change coming. it is infectious. >> my past statements made over five years ago about abolishing the department of energy do not reflect my current thinking. in fact, after being briefed on so many of the vital functions the department of energy, i regret recommending its
elimination. >> didn't you create these offshore entities that most americans can create or take advantage of, and in order to help your clients, whom you are making money from, avoid u.s. taxes? >> no, not necessarily. okay. this was done so that different entities could invest. so, sometimes, it had nothing to do with taxes. it had to do with what they could invest in. >> my wife has put up with more more -- [applauding] >> i just want to thank you. would you like to say a couple of words? [laughter]
>> on the campaign, i called it the forgotten man and of the forgotten woman. well, you are not forgotten any more. that i can tell you. not forgotten anymore. and we are going to make america great again. and i will add, greater than ever before. thank you, everybody. thank you. ♪ >> i'm joined now by chris wallace, the host of fox news sunday and dana perino, former white house press secretary under president george w. bush and cohost of "the five?." so great to have both of you with us tonight. thank you for being here. so, chris, you have seen a lot of these inaugural's come and go.
what was the first one? and what do you think, as you look at this moment, and the craziness that donald trump points to that we have a witness? >> my first one was 1977, jimmy carter. that is when they used to hold it on the other side, the east front, which was crazy. they were looking into a parking lot. [laughter] the shot gives a sense of the majesty of this place, being here right in the heart of the mall, and the capital, and the inaugural stand all lit up. i mean, if this doesn't give you goosebumps i don't know what will. in terms of what donald trump has got to do, he is got to do strike the same tone that he did in that speech at 2:30, 3:00 on election night, which i think he is gotten away from too much of the intervening period of time. that is to say, i'm the president for all the people, those who supported me, those who didn't. i will help everybody out there. lay out, not an specific state of the union terms, but to lay out a general philosophy for what he is going to do. i think the philosophy is going
to be what you heard there in your little clip, the forgotten people. the system is going to work for everybody. we are going to focus more on helping people who haven't been helped in the economic situation. also, helping this country and may be spending less money abroad. >> i think this speech, which has been in some ways downplayed, it was supposed to be 20 minutes, sort of a workman's day, this inauguration. but it is important. >> i feel like this day, for the trump team, was a beautiful day, perfectly executed. from start to finish. especially, one of the clubs you didn't have a chance to show, when he and vice president pence went to the tomb of the unknown soldier. and they laid the wreath. america does pomp and circumstance and tradition very, very well. i thought that tonight's' celebration concert at the lincoln memorial was outstanding. >> martha: spectacular. >> from the execution and god has cooperated with beautiful weather. tonight, there is just a skeletal staff at the white house. i was trying to remember eight years ago tonight.
i was one of the few staffers that then went back the next morning. it was very -- there was just a few of us that were there. i think it was 0 degrees below zero. that morning, i took the subway to the white house. i didn't have a parking pass anymore. and everyone was so excited. i have to say, walking around the city today, it is the same type of feeling. i think that they have achieved that first beachhead of attempting to get the country to unify. tomorrow's speech, then, becomes the capstone of that. the most important moment of his life so far. >> martha: i mean, it really is, chris. this is such an astonishing political story. this man who has never held office before. >> absolutely. and it is a learning experience. one of the things, as we saw mr. trump today, at the tomb of the unknown, very moving, at the lincoln memorial, one of the great, the many sites in washington, he is going to impose his will on the
presidency in washington. but washington is also going to impose its will on him. i don't mean that the swamp or congress. i mean being president. and you can't be at the tomb of the unknowns as the commander-in-chief to be, you can't be at the lincoln memorial and see that man who brought us through the civil war and not feel the responsibilities of this office. you can almost see him so bring a little bit as he took in -- wow -- this is different. we are not in kansas anymore. >> i don't think you can underestimate the sentiment that you just talked about. i think about donald trump, you think about everywhere he goes, all of his buildings, there's a million pictures are from everywhere. you got that feeling today that he is getting the sense of this being so much bigger than him. do you think, does not become pervasive for him? does he continue to be sort of the huge personality that we have seen or does anything change? this is one of the big questions everybody is going to be watching. >> i guess we will have to wait and see. i don't like his personality
changes. i do think that the weight of the world's troubles always land on the desk of the president of united states. so, what is very interesting today, bret baier just reported in the last hour, el chapo for mexico is going to be extradited to the united states. that is a big foreign policy political deal. you wonder how his relationship would be with the mexican government. i say that is a pretty good start. so, he will start to see changes like that. what will really be telling though, martha, for anybody that as it is in office, how do they react to things that happen to them. he is going to want to do a lot of things, he will accomplish a lot. but how do you react when the world's problems and up on your desk? >> martha: so true. well said. we will see you both tomorrow. thank you very much. we are looking forward to it. live pictures now from the union station event where mr. trump is expected in a few moments. less than 24 hours before he moves into the white house for real. and we are hearing details of a dramatic new plan to cut billions and billions of dollars
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>> martha: breaking right now, live pictures from union station washington where we are waiting the next moment in mr. trump's historic journey to tomorrow's swearing-in. while mr. trumbo striking a helpful note, some democrats are trying their best to sink the cabinet picks, by trying to make them look, well, dumb. incoming white house secretary sean spicer here to react to that. first, trace gallagher reports on the media's role in all of this. >> martha, let's begin with "the new york times" going after governor rick perry's nomination for energy secretary. citing a single source that no longer even worked on the trump
transition team ran an article indicating that rick perry took a job he did not understand. writing that governor perry "gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the american gas and oil industry." but the "times" went on to say he would be doing no such thing and that if he was confirmed, he would be "a steward of a vast national security complex he knew almost nothing about." but michael mckenna, the "times" only source because he was misquoted. of course, rick perry knew what the job entailed when he took it. in fact, on the day perry accepted the nomination, he specifically said he looks forward to "safeguarding our nuclear arsenal." today, washington times media critic tweeted "to be clear, "the new york times" report offers exactly zero support for its assertion. governor. didn't know what the department of energy did. but whatever." then, there is the nomination of betsy devos for education secretary.
devos has been criticized by numerous media outlets. and on social media for allegedly saying schools need guns to protect from grizzly bears. a cnn headline said "citing grizzlies, education nominee says state should determine gun policies." in fact, devos was only referencing something senator mike enzi said about needing fences around a wyoming school to stop grizzly bears. listen. >> well, i will refer back to senator and the school that he was talking about in wyoming. i think probably there, i would imagine that there is probably a gun and the school to protect from potential grizzlies. >> and when donald trump made his final cabinet selection, "the washington post" tweeted, "trump pegs former governor sonny perdue, who once led a prayer for rain for agriculture secretary." but when obama asked secretary tom feels like prayed for rain and was criticized, deposed
tweeted "praying for rain, atheist critics show how petty and small minded they have become. and when trump was criticized for his cabinet not being diverse enough, we should note that compared to bill clinton's first cabinet, trump has the same number of men and women and one fewer minority. arthur. >> martha: thank you, trace. joining me now with more, and coming press secretary, sean spicer. good to see you here today. >> good to see you. thanks, martha. >> martha: what you make of that. the cabinet picks are being characterized basically as dumb and way way too rich. >> i think that anybody who has taken two seconds to look at the quality and caliber of these individuals will realize that it's a pretty ridiculous statement. these individuals represent the best and brightest that our country has to offer in each of the areas that they will lead to. the reason the president-elect chose them is that they each are uniquely qualified to move this country forward in an area that their department oversees. so, whether it is rex tillerson
at the department of state, or betsy devos in and education ce our general james mattis and the department of defense, these individuals have earned bipartisan praise and organization throughout this country have really praised the pick that they are. there is a reason that most of them haven't landed a glove on them. it is their quality and understanding of the issues and challenges that we face. more importantly, the solutions are donald trump is going to have them offer is something that most people who are not partisan, senate democrats recognize, are just truly amazing individuals. >> martha: how many people do you expect will be confirmed by tomorrow afternoon, sean? >> it's a great question, martha. when 2008, senate republicans had the majority in the senate, they confirmed seven of president obama's nominees on day one. five more the week after. while we expect a few to get through right now, senate democrats led by new york democrat chart dominic chuck schumer are doing everything they can to delay
this. there are people like second elaine chao, dr. ben carson, and u.n. secretary nikki haley, who are unbelievably qualified and fell into the democrats once called the consensus candidate. while all of these people are unique, they are clearly going into a full on delay mode, which speaks volumes to their desire to really want to make sure this government can continue to operate at its highest level. >> martha: you know, very interesting story that emerged this morning and "the hill" about cuts in federal spending and in agencies, as well. let me see if you can confirm some of this for us. the trump government would cut $10.5 trillion over the next ten years and that the departments of commerce and energy it would seem major reductions in funding with their programs either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies, dredges the questions, is rick perry going to have a department of energy to ever see any way? >> of course rick perry will have a department. we have a nuclear side effect. more than anything, one of the things that rick perry as the
former governor, the longest-serving governor of texas, understands, is how to utilize the natural resources to both create jobs, to harness for additional energy resources in the united states. how all of that can be done in a way that is spurring economic growth. there is a lot there. i think what you will see government-why does a trump administration really focusing t taxpayer money is being used the most efficient and effective way. donald trump is going to bring a businessman approach to government, which is how do we do it for the best product and service for the american people in a way that respects their tax dollars and does so in a way that promotes efficiency. but also, provides them a better product. the status quo is just not acceptable anymore. business as usual is over. >> martha: let me ask you this, then, there has been a lot of discussion about the sort of second and third tier jobs that haven't been filled yet. maybe some of those jobs are going to stay empty because this article also talked about cuts happening at justice, the state department. is that what we are seeing here? or many of those jobs not going
to be filled out all? >> again, i think you will look at essential and nonessential jobs. it's not a question of whether a job will be filled or not. the duplicity. as i drop still relevant. more than anything, we have to make sure that the critical posts are filled. 51 individuals are saying a critical post to ensure the best continuity of government. we are prepared day one. we have a lot of the deputy secretaries and assistant secretaries ready to go, now that the cabinet is fully filled out, he will see a flurry of activity. what each of these individuals is charged with, from every department and agency, is looking at their budget and their staffing, to figure out whether or not we are using the taxpayer funds in the most effective and efficient way. if there is a duplicate hisor wr relevant, then, yeah, we will make sure that it we don't disrespect the taxpayer. >> martha: i understand what you are saying. what we see any of those agencies disappear? also, can you confirm that the national endowment for the arts
would disappear and national endowment for humanities with would disappear? >> i think right now there is nothing that has been put on the table. right now, what you are seeing is a full review of government in a way that has never happened before. to ensure that we are actually maximizing their results from the taxpayer. we have not made any final decisions about any agencies or department. right now, part of what we have had done as have these landing teams who have gone into every department have agency to report back to the president-elect and his senior team on what recommendations they make based on what they have seen, how things are operating, what their staffing levels are. >> martha: one must question for you. a piece of "the new york times" it says that reince priebus is being called on by the g.o.p. to "domesticate the president and normalize the white house." your thoughts? >> i think reince priebus has done a phenomenal job as a manager and leading the team. donald trump is the leader. he is the president-elect. i think his style and his
authenticity are the reason that he got elected of the first place. the reason he will continue to be a very, very successful president. he has relied on reince priebus and other members of the senior team, kellyanne conway, stephen bannon, and he has done a phenomenal job the last six years putting a party in place. it is for that reason he has done such a good job managing a massive team to a successful outcome that the president-elect tapped him to lead this effort for him for his white house, and the government. >> martha: and the discussions that that group doesn't always get along that well, can you speak to that? >> i can't because it's not true. they are a great group of folks. they get along phenomenally. they work together in such an amazing way. they actually each complement each other in terms of how business is done. i know so many folks in the mainstream media are trying to manufacture these fake
disagreements that occur. but the team works together unbelievably well and i think the results are there. you have seen the most effective, efficient, and comprehensive transition in our country's history. we set the gold standard for how transition will work in the future. it is because of the senior leadership in the leadership that mike pence had and the reason that he tapped the vice president elect to be the chairman of that is because this group works together so well to achieve a common goal. >> martha: sean spicer, i hope your boxes are packed and ready to move into the west wing tomorrow. a very big day for you. we look forward to seeing you there. thank you very much. congratulations, sean. >> thanks, martha. we are ready to go. we are eager. >> martha: they move in tomorrow. that was earlier today. right now, we are waiting for mr. trump's arrival. he may give a few comments to the cameras and reporters on scene. we will take you there live. how about this question for you? do you think the evening guests one of the largest teacher groups was encouraging to walk out of class? we have the vice president of that group to answer some questions tonight. and the head of the senate intelligence committee joins us
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>> martha: it is a busy and exciting day here in washington. right now, the events are taking place is a candlelight dinner at union station for those who were invited. inside the nation's capital, mr. trump is expected to arrive any moment. the media set up for remarks from him. earlier today, the trump team was talking about the weeks of back and forth between mr. trump and the intel community over unconfirmed reports on russia and accusations of leaking that got pretty ugly, saying that the strains between the intelligence community and the president-elect involves the leadership and not to the rank and file. that was according to sean spicer earlier today. joining me now, senator richard burr. chairman of the intelligence community. senator, welcome. very good have you with us tonight. obviously, there are a lot of americans that felt somewhat uncomfortable about the schism between the leadership, that is really who he was going after, and the president of the
united states. should they feel uncomfortable about that? >> i think the president has every right to question the analysis that has been done. as a matter of fact, that is the job of the intelligent community within congress, to look at that analytic product, and our best view, see that they come to the right conclusion. we are going to do that as it relates to this whole russia active measures involvements and elections. and where the intelligence suggests we need to look. we are going to look. i prefer the president that senator warner and i, the democrat ranking member, vice chairman, that we are going to look into this and look into it thoroughly. that is our job. >> martha: has had as a sudden intel community, as you point out, you have insight over the agency. have they've been open with you? what is your relationship with john brennan and the leaders who have given donald trump a hard time? >> martha, trust is a major component to an oversight committee. if we have trust with them and they have trust with us, they share more with us.
the good news is, we know what to ask for. director clapper, before he left, which will be tomorrow, has assured us we will get every piece of intelligence we need to look at. we can expeditiously go through this. hopefully, from that, we will give the commander-in-chief the assurance that the information he receives is correct. but we have the ultimate professionals in the intelligence world. i am not going to tell you they don't get it right all the time, but they attempt to get it right all the time. and that is tough because there is never 100% certainty in intelligence. that is why, even when they did a systemwide report, they said, high confidence. >> martha: there has been a lot of speculation that there are people in the intelligence community who didn't like the fact that donald trump was calling them out and pointing the finger at them and tweeting about them. when you do that, when you take them off, they will come after you. if that is what has happened, have they been trying to make them look bad?
>> i'm sure that there are people that he ruffled their feathers. but when his director gets in place, mike pompeo, when dan coats becomes the director of national intelligence, they will work for this administration, with those employees, to gain the trust that they need so that their product will actually be enhanced from a standpoint of what they are supplying the president. remember, the president's 100% reliant, as we are on policymakers, on the accuracy of the intelligence that we are provided and the analysis from that intelligence. i am very confident of the president will find the same level of trust i do today. >> martha: what about jim comey? ken he flashed in that position? >> i think he can. i think he has a very, very tough job. if you look at the transformation and the bureau, they have moved from a law enforcement agency to our domestic defense for terrorism. we have asked them to do a lot more, we have asked them to do
it with basically the same number of folks. in many cases, as a country, we haven't invested them in technologies like our adversaries have. and i included terrorist groups in that. that is a big statement. we have two up our game. we have to be creative, we've got to apply technology more and what we do. >> martha: thank you very much much. >> congratulations on your show. >> martha: we hope to see you soon. we have some homework for you to do tonight at home. we want to know what you would tell the president elected donald trump to get done starting on day one. send us a tweet, we will look for your responses with the hashtag #first 100. we will read some of those at the end of the show. while the president-elect was talking earlier about trying to run night the country, the new democratic leadership is talking about hitting mr. trump between the eyes, and their words. marc thiessen engineer attendant coming up next on that. plus, we are looking live added to washington and the historic
events that is happening this evening. fox news is there every step of the way. we will bring it to you, and your loving arms across america tonight. that is where the president-elect will stay this evening and have some dinner. we will take you there, too. "the first 100 days" continues right after this. ♪ ♪ ♪
crucial first 100 days. some would be democratic leaders are declaring a war when the men and women running to lead the democratic national committee were asked if the should work with the new president or work to resist the new president, their responses were unanimous. >> everything i have fought for in my life is at stake. with donald trump in the white house. >> as we are healing as a party, we need, also, to make sure that the american people come up to the democratic party to mount a massive resistance. >> this question of whether we fight back right away or not, the question is answered. he has already started to institute a right-wing program. of course, we have to fight. >> we need to come as a party, stop with the demonization of each other and focus on the real war right now. that is against donald trump. >> what we can to do is go after every time. you can't meet him tweet for tweet. we have to be surgical. we really have to understand, also, that you don't go to a knife fight with a spoon. go twr
tweet. but i think we can hit him between the eyes with a two by four. >> martha: there you go. marc thiessen joins us now, former chief speechwriter for george w. bush and a fox news contributor. thank you very much to both of you for being here. great to have you. let me start with you. is that healthy for the nation? >> sure. i actually think that donald trump has taught us that a little combat, when donald trump is tweeting at us in the country, to the losers who voted against him, he gets a little bit of the give-and-take. i think truthfully, people can talk about fighting are not fighting but we have seen this week, a look at some of the president-elect's nominees, from betsy devos to steve mnuchin, people who have foreclosed on people. we have a treasury secretary nominee who is basically -- has
profited during the foreclosure process by foreclosing on people who are hard-working americans. >> martha: democrats had those points point by point and had to explain why they felt that they were being misrepresented in those hearings. >> i mean, he did not dispute that he foreclosed on people. >> martha: he did give his own explanation of how he sees what the process was and working out some of those loans during the foreclosure process. however, the question is about whether or not you give someone at least a teeny bit of a honeymoon. mack, as the president advised everyone in the country to do. marc. >> people are saying, let's not demonizing each other, let's demonize donald trump. this is how you start -- let's take a snapshot of the democratic party. they have the smallest congressional minority since 1929. under barack obama, lost 60 congressional seats, 1000 legislative seats, chambers, a dozen governorships, the
republicans controlled the senate, house, soon, the white house. at half the states in the country. the democratic party is in a state of crisis. the response to have have been beating so resignedly, is putting a two by four and his face. they should work with this president. >> martha: when romney lost, they said, we messed up. we have to figure out why we are not connecting with the american people. we need to have two have a "come to jesus" moment. don't democrats need to say, some of the policies that have been instituted are so many reasons that people migrated to voting for donald trump. >> democrats definitely should look at what happened in the selection. i absolutely agree with that. the difference between mitt romney and hillary clinton is that hillary clinton won 2.8 million more votes than donald trump. mitt romney lost millions more than obama. >> martha: you are okay that they -- you don't have a problem with the people in the country that they are with you.
speak of no, no. what i am saying, we should absolutely figure out why we lost voters who went from obama to donald trump. absolutely. >> martha: for those people who did that, neera, when they hear this resist, resist movement, they will say, i voted for barack obama twice and now, i want something different. if you want to win me back, you have to. >> is that why donald trump has the lowest approval rating of any incoming president ever in history? is it because there is people -- >> neera, the problem with the democratic party right now is that there are zero electoral votes. okay. this election, there are five states that voted twice for barack obama and then, voted for donald trump. their message, they lost those voters. as her democratic voters, voted twice for barack obama, their lesson is, we didn't hear you. the message to those voters should be, we heard you.
>> our messages, we are going to stand up -- dan donald trump campaigned on draining the swamp. democrats are saying, during the swamp and put forward nominees that are going to change washington. not foreclosed on people or be a billionaire -- >> martha: that is exactly what these people are going to do. bring in people from the private sector will understand how businesses are run. they will drain the swamp in washington. >> what is odd about it, he is very low approval ratings for these people. that is what we are saying it. you have rhetoric in this campaign, let's hold you accountable. >> there has been a rally of the american people around donald trump. people who are not huge fans of donald trump, with the safety pins, things like that -- >> martha: good to have you here. thank you very much. while we wait for some comments this evening for mr. trump, we are looking into why one of the nation's largest teacher's groups was reportedly encouraging students to walk out of school today.
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day of action, suggesting that educators and students skip school and an act of protest over mr. trump's choice for education secretary, betsy devos. with the blessing of the nea, the group's alliance to reclaim our schools has organize these events across the country, like the one i do see here in chicago. joining me now as becky, the vice president of the national education association. becky, thank you very much for being here tonight. >> it is good to be here. >> martha: this alienates students who may be from families who are supporting donald trump? >> let me first explain that the alliance to reclaim our schools has been in operation for almost a year. we have been partnered with them. and with parents and students and the community organizations, to shed light on equity and access issues. what they have been focused on since the election is what we have called the trump effect. we had to so many of our kids come home crying to their parents, they call the school to find out what is going on. they are being bullied.
name calling, being threatened. so, we have joined forces with our parents and with the communities and educators all over this country to bring light to that and to bring resources to those schools and those parents, so, they can address the issues of the students are facing in the schools. that was the focus of this march. to bring light to the equity and access issues that continue to plague our schools. >> martha: you want them to walk out of school and not attend school in honor of that? >> so, martha, i am a teacher. 30 plus years. i won't tell you how long it is. eighth grade science teacher. we always want our students in our classrooms so they can learn. but we also support their right to lift up their voices, to rally, to be involved in actions that will bring light to the inequitable conditions. >> martha: he has become president yet. in my mind, he would want to encourage them to watch the inauguration, to be part of the process, to listen to what the president has to say, and to see if those fears are real. i mean, are you encouraging the
students to take part in that and to watch and to listen and to have an open mind, whether they like him or not, it is a moment in history that every child should be a part of. >> every teacher across this country, of course, is concerned about making sure that our students participate in this civic process. we want to make sure that they have the opportunity to lift their voices. regardless of what side they are on. you have really good debates and conversations. of course, we want them to know what is going on in the country and to be educated about that. they have a right to do that. we, of course, want them to participate. >> martha: if we can hold on for one second. senior advisor kellyanne conway speaking here live. >> it was powerfully delivered. >> i know you said he wrote it himself, but who helped?
>> [unintelligible] you can recognize much of it. >> are you concerned about who the nominees for the cabinet positions not being confirmed? >> yes, i'm very confirmed. i am personally -- 35 days, very positive. we need a government that functions. [unintelligible] >> the republican control and both houses, it is not just democrats who are -- >> [unintelligible]
the president elected a victory luncheon, he said we have the smartest cabinet in history. we really hope the senate will expedite the confirmation hearings. >> tomorrow, will you be in the office? >> it is a workday. we will celebrate tomorrow. it is a workday, those of us who are going to the white house. i am really excited to occupy my office. i am thankful.
>> martha: that was kellyanne conway celebrating her birthday and a lot more tomorrow as she gets ready for this. we want to think becky pringle for joining us this evening to talk about the nea and the protest at some of the students are going to readjust a final thought. we do encourage all students across the country to be watching tomorrow? >> i would encourage all of our students to understand the political process, to be involved in it. to learn as much as they can about the history of this country, and the fact that public education is the very foundation of democracy. it is the great equalizer and we have to make sure that all of our kids have access and opportunity, regardless of their zip code, that is our responsibility. and it is they are right. >> martha: thank you very much for being with us. good to have you with us. we will take a quick break, as we watch all of the arrivals at union station, as we continue to see people coming in this evening and becoming part of the process here this evening. we are just 16 hours away from
the inauguration of president-elect donald trump. their edges, not a red carpet come but the carpet is spread out in front of one of the most famous train stations in the world on the eve of this history making event. we cannot report that 1 out of every three house democrats has now decided to turn their back on the new president by boycotting tomorrow's swearingen process. joining me now, law professor of george washington university, jonathan. thank you for slipping in there. very nice to have you with us. you wrote a very interesting piece today, there are so much to resist movement on the democratic side, we just spoke to someone why there shouldn't -- she thinks they need to resist from day one. you disagree. >> i think it is a sad lesson for students to receive. regardless of where you are on the selection, this is an historic celebration in our history of a peaceful transfer of power. it's an important thing. you look around the world, you look at places like gambia. this is not an assumption that a
lot of voters have. it's an important moment to teach children, it is not that you are celebrating necessarily the election. you are celebrating the transfer of power. yes, he wished the next president of the best of luck and country the best of luck. it is a shame that what that lesson is being missed. it is not that you are saying don't protest donald trump. my own brother and his family are here to protest. i will not be joining them. instead, i'll be home celebrating the transfer of power. and toast the next president of the united states and wishing the very best. what is troubling to me is there seems to be an effort to create a type of mythology, that somehow donald trump is not a legitimate president. and there is no support for that. these members of congress that are boycotting, i find very troubling. the old expression is that the difference between the statesman of the politicians, the statesman thinks of the next generation, where a politician thinks of the next election. we seem to be short of statesmen right now. >> martha: great point. it's a terrific point.
i read durbin today, who basically said what you are saying. he said, i will be standing up there to watch this inaugural process and whether you like this president or you don't like this president, there was also this notion that you have to give him at least a little bit of a chance. i mean, a honeymoon. back that is longer than negative five days then what we have seen here. >> i think that's right. what is particularly troubling is that there is this argument that somehow he isn't legitimate because he didn't receive the popular vote. the system is based on electoral votes. more important, many of these people aren't going really chastised trump for not agreeing that he would accept the outcome of the election. and then come after the election, they did precisely that. i think that what we have to come together, what with the exception of these people as a public, and voters, we all have a common article of faith in the constitution. at moments like this, we come
together, regardless of whether we won or lost. and we recognize that this is a leap of faith. sometimes, you have to give someone a chance. i'm willing to give president trump a chance. i will criticize him in a nanosecond if i disag with him. but tomorrow is an important moment for a country. he won. he is a legitimate president. he is for us. >> martha: it is striking when you listen to these voices and you hear the people that are wanting to be the head of the dnc and "resist, resist, resist," a little description, you ask these folks, what is it that you are so angry about. the thing that most often pops out is the tweeting. they are very angry. it is like the thrashing about, just -- the tweeting, i i can't stand it. it is vulgar. i think i'm a boy, they could have listened to have him from walls of prior presidencies, they what her to some rough language.
don't you think? >> president trump cannot govern by tweet. i don't think he thinks he can do that. what he has developed as a way to coming to get directly with the american people. i have criticized him for some of these tweets. i think you need to be more careful and more circumspect. there is a new sort of foundation being created here. presidents throughout history have tried to find a way to directly speak to the public. the fireside chats were all about that. he found a technology. he has changed a lot about politics. he is the first president who is neither a general nor a politician before he came to office. so, he is a new type of president. is he going to be a good or a bad president? i am hoping, i'm hoping --dash -- >> martha: time will tell. >> what i'm hoping is that he is a business person. he tries to make things work. i am hoping, when he gets into that office, it will change him, like it changed a lot of people. that is an awesome responsibility. >> martha: that is the word i
was thinking. jonathan turley, thank you so much. good to see you tonight. finally, tonight, we ask you to tweet is that hashtag #first100 on your thoughts at what donald trump should do in the first day in office. here are some of your responses. "to start getting prices for wall building." "health care, health care, health care, and more fixing of our health care system." "please, please, take care of the small business asap. give us some breathing room." "break the day after the super bowl a national holiday." i am in favor of that. keep those comments coming, tweet me at @marthamaccallum using the hashtag #first100. while we are on the topic of tweets, we want to share with you a quote for the evening. this one from none other than donald trump. it came on july of 2014. he said "i try to learn from the past but i plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. that is where the fun is." on the front tonight is at union station. thank you for watching, everybody.
we will see you tomorrow night at 7:00 and i'll take tomorrow with bret baier for inaugural coverage. i look forward to seeing you tomorrow. then. ♪ ♪ >> tom: welcome to "red eye," hello everyone, i am tom shillue. let's check in with tvs andy levy at that red i teased deck. >> andy: first of all, anyway, during thursday's confirmation hearings a senator offers to hand out free valium. finally, a health care plan i can get behind. i guess it's not just football players to get concussions. finally, a list of the most annoying kinds of passengers on planes. my list starts and ends with