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d.c. the 58th inaugural prayer service is going to start in just moments. ainsley: all right. someone who needs some prayers. brian. steve: what happened? ainsley: he has been replaced. >> what happen? brian: sean i wanted seat, so brian gets the only chair left. >> welcome, everybody, i'm neil cavuto and all eyes on washington d.c. and the new president of the united states. donald trump minutes from now he's expected at the national cathedral, this national prayer service as being called. all the nominations being presented is an opportunity for mr. trump to bridge the gap and reach the country. and to thank the lord. thank those who made it possible for him to be here today and also be reminded of the awesome responsibilities he takes on today. it will be a very busy day for president trump, besides this service going on not too far away, a million-women march
will be starting, at least in this town a couple hundred thousand expected as to how far they are from the national cathedral, we don't know. not many people are expecting it to be anything approaching some of the violence we saw yesterday. but you never know. this million women march is a worldwide march and that's where they get the goal of eventually having a million protesters. we'll get to that in a second. it's a calmer washington today, thus far after the big inauguration today. and the second-guessing on what the president said, what he meant, and the message he sent. one person who was very impressed with that had it going to this religious service. the president of the family research counsel tony. tony, good to have you. >> neil, good to be with you this morning. >> so you had a chance, you and i were talking during the break that you like the message. you thought it was an inclusive media and despite the media ripping it, you didn't think it was wandered. >> well,, neil, i thought it was a continuation of what he had been saying for the last year that rally people to support him and elect him as the president of the united states. and what -- as i said on the
platform yesterday and watched the speech, watched the reaction of the governors and the senators. >> were you doing that? >> yeah. i was. >> that's an interesting advantage point. >> i was sitting right behind several governors from a from various states, and it was interesting when he went straight for the politicians. and said, look, the day of politics as usual is over. we're going to get things done. but what he did is he said what are has saying. which is unusual for politicians who want to dial it back and -- >> presidential; right? >> well, they want to say something that don't mean anything. but he went right at it and continued to say what he has been saying. and that's what americans want. they want someone who say what they want and mean what they say. >> a number of executive orders, several of them undo the executive orders of barack obama. but there is naturally when a president of a different party than the prior occupant comes in, it's always tit for tat.
and i'm wondering how in this very, very poison town you and i chat about it many, many times, they can never get past that and look at the greater good. >> well, you know, what was remarkable watching history being made, i can't imagine there were two starker ideologies being transferred here of power. it was done peacefully there at the capitol. of course last night rioting in the street. but i can understand why some on the left are upset because the reign of cultural law llessness to begin. the american people are not for. and this president saying, look, i'm going to restore law and order. he talked about law enforcement, he talked about the military, he talked about taking on radical islamist. things that have not been uttered from the president in the last eight years. >> but we also respect the institutions, national cathedral service is part of
that system we become accustom to. you've been to the cathedral. but i realize there are some famous people buried there. woodrow wilson is buried there. helen keller. so it's a pro founded environment where all religions are represented, including islam. >> yes. neil: so what message do you think donald trump is trying to send by attending this and taking in all of these different religious points of view? >> well, i think it's a continuation of what you saw yesterday as a christian, i was very encouraged that the gate to the public square has once again been opened to christianity. prayers offered in the name of jesus christ. but today, he goes to the national cathedral, it's open to all faith. this is a country where religious freedom prospers. and america prospers when religious freedom prospers. and we have not seen that in the last eight years. we've seen people being forced to hide their religion.
it's time that we -- neil: they almost, you know -- >> they're afraid to say or live by it. neil: yeah. >> and religious freedom is the ability to live your life according to your faith. and fortunately, i think that's coming back in america. neil: tony, thank you very, very much. a long campaign. we chatted a lot throughout it. >> i'm sure we'll have more to talk about. neil: might have tipped the race for donald trump at the time, of course getting a lot of attention. this is the seat right now inside the cathedral in washington d.c. fox's christian fisher right now on the president and getting over there. >> i think we're going to be delayed a little bit, neil. we're still waiting for mr. trump's motorcade to leave the white house. so i think it's safe to say the inaugural prayer service is going to be delayed just a little bit. now, this is a tradition that dates back to 1933. fdr's first inauguration. and the cathedral is sort of a time for the new president to
pause and contemplate the enormous responsibility that he has been entrusted with. but pressing pause kind of goes against mr. trump's nature. he's all about getting things done and fast. to that end, last night mr. trump signed his very first executive order as promised. it was about obamacare. and it instructed federal agencies to ease the burden of the affordable care act on states, families, and insurers. also signed paperwork commissioning general james mattis as secretary of defense and john kerry as homeland security. one to hope to have today was director micas director of the cia but democrats forced to delay that vote until monday. and that could change mr. trump's schedule later today. he was expected to visit cia headquarters this afternoon, possibly to swear in. now that that can't happen
today, we'll see if mr. trump still decides to swing by the headquarters of an agency that has been very quickly of in recent days. neil. neil: all right. kristen, i look forward to going back to you. in front of the white house, the north area, the northern part of the white house and the south the motorcade just departed. so the president and his family are now on route to that cathedral. it's about a ten-minute drive. when you're the president of the united states, one of the immediate benefits is you don't have to deal with traffic. what's at stake for this service and its timing after such a heated election year that will play out again in washington today because as this service is going on, some protest going on, a million-woman march, we'll get into that in just a second. but it got a little agitated yesterday. that's probably an understatement. acted institute president father robert joining us. father, this is a tough time and a divided time for this country.
we saw it play out, the inauguration yesterday. this ritual -- i think it's a good one where presidents of either party meet and gather with all religious stripes. how important is it to you now and what type of message do you think it sends? this has been going on since fdr's first inauguration. what kind of message do you think or do you hope it sends? >> well, prayer has been a part of the american experience, since its founding. in fact, in that very cathedral, there's a statue of george washington praying right in front of the pope as i recall. so i think this continues that tradition, certainly prayer has a way of healing. there's a lot of brokenness, as you say, a lot of division in the country. what i find remarkable is how much prayer. i mean, he has set now a record for six prayers on the
day of the inauguration. and now of course continuing the tradition and the cathedral there, the national cathedral. so i think it's encouraging. if people can direct their attention to the transcendent, i think we get a better perfect expectancy what's going on. neil: do you think the president gets to pick what religions are represented? i only ask that because there's a member of the muslim church there. so all key religions, at least nine by my account are represented in that cathedral. >> well, i'm sure the president had a great deal to say about it. certainly, the people he appointed. and i think it would be unconscionable had he left a muslim -- muslims out of it. you had representatives there,
mormon an, catholic, a whole array of groups. it's really designed to send the message of pardon the expression, inclusivity. we want to represent the nation as a whole before god in prayer. neil: you don't think this is any accident or coincidence at all that this is by design that the president has -- is going now to a service where religions are represented. he got a lot of heat, and i think people put that in context about profiling muslims or stopping muslims from entering this country. because obviously if he felt so strongly that way, he wouldn't even entertain one speaking or praying at this service; right? >> of course. i never took trump to be signaling out islam as such. i think -- he's not very precise in his spontaneous
rhetoric. you have to interpret what he means or nuance what he means. by the way, not unlike the pope okays where he'll say something and then have to kind of contextualize it. so i never thought it was directed at a particular religion at all. >> yeah. i think you're right about that. thank you very much. good seeing you. we are waiting outside the national cathedral for the rival of president trump. he will be more taking in than speaking out. he is supposed to be meeting in the crypt area with a number of religious leaders. this crypt area is famous, of course, for some famous people who are buried there, including woodrow wilson and helen keller and many, many others. it doesn't get that kind of attention, but it is known as the nation's multihouse.
fox news david asmand is here, democratic. david, i'll begin with you. generally release themes on the stump, although he did get the support of the right. but in his address yesterday, i would step back when i hear the words most importantly we will be protected by god talking about a mission and a country and a purpose that will be protected by god. what did you make of that? >> i made that he is not afraid to go against political correctness in terms of talking as often as he would like about god. and the importance of god in your life. at the same time, it's a very interesting -- he's a very interesting person in keeping his religious beliefs very close and person. close to his chest. i saw an interview that he did on the catholic channel ewtn in which the interviewer asked him what he prayed for when he prayed.
and he said none of your business. he said my prayers to my god are my own business. reminded me a lot of ronald reagan. ronald reagan was not afraid to mention god's name and of course he was very pro-life as donald trump has become. but at the same time, he was -- didn't go to church a lot, or at least he didn't make a show of it. and he was very private and personal about his relationship with god. how he dealt with god. how he prayed, et cetera. so on the one hand, he has no problems mentioning god's name, talking about things that appeal to catholics and evangelicals. but he does his own religious beliefs, he deals with god in his own way in a very private way, and he doesn't share that with others. neil: you know, jessica, as is customary, leaders around the world send messages to a a newly nothing rated president. the pope is no different.
said the pope will grant you strength in your time in office. farsighted and united political responses. i pray that your decisions will be guided by the rich spiritual and ethical values that have shaped the history of the american people. what do you think he was saying there? the two have had at least in the media sort of a tense relationship, and i think a lot of it hearkened back originally to then candidate trump's views on the syrian immigrants and finding a home. but what did you think of this latest? a peace offering here? >> i think it is great. i think pope francis is often on point. and i think he was wishing president trump luck, which we all do across the world. i think any american no matter who you supported should want him to succeed. and pope francis was echoing that but also to say be responsible. you have a tremendous, powerful office now. the most powerful office in the world.
though, he didn't phrase it that way, but we know it to be true. leader of the free world, and telling him to be practical and thought of and to consider all americans and all the people in the world, including those syrian refugees when you make your decisions. i thought it struck exactly the right note and, you know, we're beginning a new era, a new trump era in america for the world. and i think appropriate francis was saying let's go. do it right and do it properly, but we're behind you. neil: he is the leader of the world's catholics and many other denominations are represented there. but, david, a alliance team that was built up with john paul the first and ronald reagan substantially changed the world order and some say led to the collapse of the soviet union and the berlin wall. having said that, this is the same day we're going to have the million-woman march. they're arguing for things that your miles an hour bring up. awareness of women's rights
and civil rights looking after your brother. caring for the needy. there's much more political to a lot of protest today. sometimes go way beyond their cause. but do you think that comes up today? what do you think, dave? >> i honestly think that trump is going to stay on message in a religious sense. he's not going to try to step out of bounds in this, you know, you have the women's march today. i know jessica is actually going to be there. >> i am. the new york city one. >> and of course they excluded the pro-life contingents. let me just finish this, jessica. to get involved in issues that may involve conflict at the moment, i don't think we're going to hear. but i do -- neil: i think the likes now are included. the latest account here. >> they actually always were included. it was just a question of whether they could be sponsored. neil: well, there was a little bit of maybe kind of out of that social media on this issue.
but, jessica, the one thing i did ask about this protest is what and who is galvanizing it? and obviously it started with a facebook comment right after the election a lot of people were upset. but if it carries over on inauguration day with the new president, do you think that sends a message that you're not even giving the new guy a chance? >> i'm not sure. i have never been a fan of the not my president hashtag or that kind of sentiment. i think the majority of the people who are going to be out there in cities across the country, i'll be there as david mentioned in new york city, are there because they're concerned about either policies that may come to fruition under a trump administration, the character that he displayed on the campaign trail, et cetera. but i would caution anyone. neil: but black lives matter is represented as well. planned parenthood. teachers, michael moore, scarlett johansson. i take nothing away from these individuals.
but for them to turn around then and start questioning the moral values of let's say the new occupant of the white house seems a bit rich; right? >> i understand that. this is the first president that we have on tape making comments like the ones that we heard, and i won't repeat them because i'm trying to get into the trump spirit but we know he said some things that former presidents wouldn't have said. peter: bill clinton. >> bill clinton he's not on tape talking about that. neil: what presidents have said in office, but i'll leave that for another time. >> anyway, i don't think people should be doing this as not my president protest. i think it's important to get out there and exercise your peaceful protest rights and raise concerns about what may become policies moving forward, planned parenthood, et cetera. out there fighting for women's rights to make decisions about her own body, and i think that's critical. and hopefully it will stay nonviolent. neil: all right. i hope it will. i trust it will. thank you, both, very, very much. again, on those protests on the right of your screen just to see in philadelphia it's going to play out in chicago, l.a.
boston. this is a worldwide protest. not necessarily time tying to this particular day, but i believe have a million. in washington they're talking anywhere from 100- 200,000. i just named the more prominent cities right now. originally hillary clinton i'm told had been invited and then at the last second they said, well, no, we'll think better of it that there was a rift between the hillary clinton and bernie sanders camp. she's not going to be there. she could surprise, but she is not expected to be there. but michael moore is and a host of others. bernie sanders i'm told might show up. to the left of your screen, national cathedral development here. it is a multidenominational religious service. this is something that's always done for the new president. sometimes within hours of his inauguration.
in this case the next morning. these tend to be very unifying affairs. and as many presidents have remarked, it is one of the rare times when everyone can sit down together without throwing things at each other. so it does have that value. i do want to bring if i can if he is still there, if not, i understand. father roberts on this because much has been made of all of these denominations, some of which have been criticizing each other. and not the issue of late. the -- it seems like on inauguration day, the major religious leaders have tried their best to keep this peaceful. father, can you still hear me? are you still there? >> yes. i'm here. i'm here. neil: what do you make of that? the concerted effort in planning this, knowing the controversy around then candidate trump and then later president-elect trump that they wanted to really bend over backwards to make this a peaceful, unified,
consistently apolitical event? an event that the president and his motorcade just arrived at. and that was the key to them. >> well, i think it's a very important symbol. you know, even the cathedral itself had controversy because the former bishop objected to hosting that service there. so right within the episcopal church. so the fact that you have sitting with muslim there, people won't know the nuances of this but that really came out of islam deeply persecuted in iran. you have people there, you know, representing a real breath of religious opinion. so it itself is a symbol that we can have some sense of unity when we're focusing on
something above ourselves. now, trump is not -- just doesn't have the personality to let it all kind of go in a politically correct manner. but i think there has to be a way in which we can have civil conversation across our differences. and i think the lowering of tempers and rhetoric can help do that. both on trump's part and on the part of the people. neil: you know, i'm twisting an old line, father, that you often find religion in a foxhole. you could describe the white house as being in a foxhole. and even the most, you know, nonreligious occupant or one that's not rather in their faith changes quickly with the pressures and the duties overwhelmingly so in office. i think it was john kennedy who said he did a lot of praying during the cuban missile crisis. and while a catholic not consistently practicing one at
the time. so ronald reagan much the same. i'm wondering how the office changes the man down the road, the woman. and how that plays out and how they do their office. >> i would hope that in the face of the intelligence briefings and the face of the sense of history that he has entered into right now or upon, the sense of just looking at the mall and taking the oath of office on lincoln's bible. all of these things ought to have a cumulative effect on anyone and the sobering effect. and that i would hope and as a priest would encourage that people then turn to god for wisdom. what am i doing here? what are my responsibilities here to think of the decisions i will make that will affect people all around the world.
so i think it -- i hope that mr. trump enters into this with this kind of sober view. it's interesting for a man who was mocked during the campaign for misquoting scripture or not knowing to quote scripture or things like that should have designed this weekend so infused with religion. neil: that's a very good point. >> it's a civic expression. ne expression of civics. father, thank you very, very much, and i appreciate your patience. the trump family just arriving here. the benefit of being the presidential family, they'll they are saving them. doug now presidential historian joining on the phone. this is one of the rituals that you remind me o d
those empower value. especially presidents on their first two days in office. they're reminded of the responsibility they face. and simply the power of >> absolutely. i remember walking into the oval office the first day when president george hw bush became president, he kind of pulled me aside, and he said, boy, i understand abraham lincoln. he said he spent more time on his knees after he became president than he ever has before in his life. nixon -- sorry abraham lincoln has been rather fill so o philosophical about god and was famous for repreaching the sunday morning sermon on a sunday afternoon with great sarcasm and attracting a great crowd of people, and his
father was very upset about it. so lincoln himself became religious after he became president, so he can do that. neil: yeah, and i think it has been remembered of many presidents however they come into office, whatever their religion, however passionate they are about practicing or exercising that religion, they get very religious, certainly under fire. let's listen in to them. ♪ neil: we are waiting for president and mrs. trump melania trump had a busy night yesterday, as did that family. three inaugural balls that took them late into the night and now up early for this for this. we're told the president was up very, very early today. yesterday in the white house he signed at least three executive orders. this is part of the broader
duties of a president, trying to bring a nation together. and a speech in your point of view confirmed the type of president he wants to be. very proactive. and this is something that gets back to the essence of the presidency and simple that he thinks is very important. even though just a few blocks away protests ensue. later on today, will be speaking at langley, that's of course cia headquarters, and he will be bringing with him his choice to head the cia. he had hoped by now that congressman would have already been approved. that is not the case. he will enter now with two firm cabinet appointments in place. but, unfortunately, for him, not the six that barack obama had his first day. there are all sorts of reasons for that, whether that would disrupt his momentum going in for what he has to do and the executive orders he had to sign. no. but among those orders was a immediate regulatory freeze
across the government and another plan that would reduce the cost of mortgages for homeowners. but the president and a lot of his lawyers were saying the fund behind that didn't appear to be stable, so they wanted to go slow and sort of add it up. waiting now for the rival and there he is. president trump, melania trump. let's watch. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
and all those who call this land their home. as we mark this moment of political transition, let us all draw strength and courage from the sacred text and songs and petitions, from the many traditions of our land and may they inspire us always to seek divine assistance, care for one another, and live according to the highest aspiration god calls us, as individuals, and a nation. >> let all the people's praise you, oh god. >> let all peoples praise you. >> day by day we bless you. >> blessed be the one holy and living god.
. >> let us pray. oh, god, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through jesus, your son. look with compassion on the whole human family. take away the arrogance and hatred, which infect our hearts, break down the walls that separate us, unite us in bonds of love and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth, that in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne, through jesus christ our lord, amen. ♪
♪ oh say can you see by the dawn's earlier light ♪ ♪ what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming ♪ ♪ through the perilous fight ho'er the ramparts we watched gallantly streaming ♪ and the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air ♪ gave proof through the night that our flag was still there ♪
peace. give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forebearance that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will. keep this nation under your care. care. >> almighty and ever living god, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, grant to the president, vice-president, and members of the cabinet wisdom and grace in the exercise of
the world, we commend this nation to thy merciful care, that being guarded by thy providence we may dwell secure in thy peace. grant to donald john trump, president of the united states, and to all in authority thy grace and favor. give them wisdom and strength to know and to do thy will and do them with thy heavenly gifts. fill them with the love and truth and righteousness and make them ever mindful of their calling to serve this people in thy fear, through jesus christ our lord, who lives and reigns with thee and the holy spirit, one god, world without end.
>> let's pray. our father in heaven and god of compassion, our prayer today is that you would be near to all who call upon your name, that is the name of every name. we pray that in their daily life and work and service, that whatever form of service they would be engaged in, that they would be devoted to our nation. all mighty god, our heavenly
father, we go to your care men and women armed forces at home and abroad, defend them day by day about your divine protection in places of danger, give them courage and loyalty and guide those also who represent our nation as members of the diplomatic corps that they may be ambassadors of hope working for peace and goodwill of all people, give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake. almighty god, we also pray that you would instill in the governors of states and the mayors of cities and towns and civil servants, and those that serve in school boards and counsel councils that they would have the love, justice and compassion that with steadfast purpose they may
serve in their offices to promote the well-being of all people, give us the grace to do your will in all that we undertake. i pray this in the name of jesus christ, amen. . >> pray with me, oh, god and our savior, one who is the way, the truth and the light, the fountain of all wisdom, enlightened by your holy spirit, all teachers and educators, give them a spirit of grace and compassion, that they may have the strength and endurance to instill a love of learning. new pursuit of wisdom in those they teach, give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake.
god of help and hope, surround with your loving care all first responders, police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and all health care workers. those who devote their lives to helping others. grant them courage when they are afraid, and strength when weary, that they may serve you and their neighbor, in jesus dear name, give us grace to do your will in all that we undertake. undertake. >> give to all the people of our land, our god of health and hope and love, the desire to serve you, deliver us in
>> reading from the new testament and paul's letter to the roman church. therefore, being justified by faith we have peace with god through our lord jesus christ, by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand and rejoice in hope of the glory of god. and not only so, but we glory
in tribulations, also, knowing that tribulation works patience and patience experien experience, and experience hope, and hope makes not ashamed because the love of god is shed abroad in our hearts by the holy spirit, which is given unto us. >> and may the power of god's word be our source, as well as our field, everywhere we walk tod
today. from psalm 23 verse 1, the lord is my shepard, i shall not wont. he maketh me lie down in green pastures. he leadeth beside the still waters. he restores my soul. he leadeth me for his namesake. though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. now prepare the table before me in the presentation of -- presence of my enemies, anoint my head with oil and my cup
runeth over. and mercy shall follow me through the rest of my life and i shall dwell in the house of the lord forever and may the lord add his blessing to the reading of his holy word. >> . >> the word of the lord as we find it in the gospel of math through chapter 5 verses 1 through 10. when jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain and after he sat down, his disciples came to him and he began to speak and taught them saying blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. blessed are the meek, they will inherit the earth.
blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. blessed are the merciful for they will receive mercy. blessed are the pure at heart, for they will see god. blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of god. blessed are those who are persecuted, for righteousnesses sake for theirs is kingdom of heaven. this is the word of the lord. amen.
>> truth is god. as we embark on this journey, on the path of justice, freedom, and equality for all, under our true leaders, president donald j. trump and vice-president mike pence, i would like to recite a prayer from the 10th of the sixth. this means, almighty god, give me a boon that i do not deviate from the path of righteousness, good did he understand, justice and equality for all, amen. oh, god, whom we cannot love unless we love our neighbor, let us pray for the most wonderf wonderful-- vulnerable in our community
and lead us to pray for their suffering. lord, you have taught us that we are members of one another, hear our prayer for all who do the tedious, dirty and dangerous work, which is necessary to sustain our life. bless those who work for the fields and grant that all who depend upon their service may remember them with thankful hearts. bless all whose lives of closely linked with ours. >> . >> we remember before you the poor and neglected, the unemployed and underemployed, the homeless and the
destitute, the sick and the suffering, the rejected and disempowered. give them the blessing of your presence that all in need may be we leaved and protected. bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours. >> look with compassion, oh heavenly father, upon the widowed and orphans, outcasts and refugees, prisoners and all who are in danger, that they may find you and be comforted. bless all whose lives are
closely linked with ours. >> oh, heavenly father, we pray you start a fire in every heart, the true love of peace and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for this country and the nations of the earth, that in peace, your kingdom may increase until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love through your son jesus christ our lord, the prince of peace, the king of kings and the lord of lords, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the holy spirit, one god, now and forever, in jesus' name we
pray. amen. >> now we invite the entire nation and people all over the world to join out loud in agreement as we sum up all our petitions, let us pray each in our own language, the prayer that jesus has taught us. our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses and we forgive those who trespass against us. and lead us not into
temptation, but deliver from evil for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever, amen. >> almighty god, you have given us this good land as our heritage. make us always remember your generosity and constancy so that we do your will. let our land with honest industry, sound learning, and an honorable way of life save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way, make us who come from many nations with many different languages, a united
people. defend our liberty and give those whom we have entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom that there might be justice and peace in our land. when times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful and in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail. we ask all of this through christ jesus our lord, amen.
>> look graciously, almighty god upon this land, where it is in pride, subdue it. where it is in need, supply it. where it is in error, rectify it. where it is in default, restore it. and where it holds to that which is just and compassionate, support it. in your holy name, we pray, amen. amen. >> . >> now go forth into the world in peace. be of good courage. hold fast to that which is good. render to no one evil for
evil. as far as it depends on you, live peacebly with all, but make no peace with oppression. strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak, help the afflicted. honor all people. love and serve your god whose spirit working in you can do infinitely more than you can ask for or imagine. and may the blessing of god almighty, our creator, sustainer and giver of life, be with you and remain with you this day and forevermore. amen. amen. >> . >> go forth from this place in
♪ >> all right. this inaugural prayer service has just been completed and majestic and as stunning as it might have been, the world of politics swirls around it. nancy pelosi has put out a statement on the president's executive order that aims to reassess some of the more burdensome regulations the president says in the affordable care act. the democratic leader in the house says while the inaugural address promises to put americans first, president
trump failed to mention health care in all the rhett particular. and not to create jobs and raises, it's to make america sick again. i might point out even with the affordable care act, the americans are sadly getting sicker again. the top ten diseases have increased and death rates increased. whether you blame that on the law or happening despite the law or even with the law, the fact of the matter is americans are sick again. so, it really can't be politicized either way at this point, it would seem. but what the president called for in that executive order among three he signed yesterday, was that he wanted to look at how we could minimize the burden of replacing the affordable care act and brought powers to agencies to unwind regulations that might be onnerous. this is sort of putting the ball in their court, they decide which they want to pursue and many critics read in that a sign that he is
repealing. which is what he wants to do and has not hidden that's what he wants to do. all of this during the prayer service, awkward. larry, follow it up, with the rights and passages that we have for services the prayer service is chief among them. it started in the first inauguration of fdr, right? >> yes, it's an old tradition and a good tradition and, neil, i understand. somebody told me it accounts for the weekly mass obligation, i don't know whether that's true. we both watched it and i just wanted to toss that out there. >> i want today check that out with you. i know you're an expert. >> no, not an expert. >> all denominations are represented here, as well as representati representative, and does the president get to decide that? do you think part of that was a statement on the part of president trump that people who jumped on my statements about muslims and maybe
stopping them coming to the united states, wait a minute, that's not me? >> well, it becomes a statement. i think this is pretty standard. you normally have all denominations represented, but in his case, it becomes a statement and you saw him greeting the representatives at each of those denominations in a friendly fashion. when a president's taking office, the first few days, even weeks, every single step he takes, every handshake that he gives means something to somebody. people are watching. >> sure. >> watching very, very carefully. so, it's a good thing, it's unifying. people complained yesterday about a lack of unity. this is a unifying event so it's entirely a good thing, in my view. >> you know, we talk about presidents of all different-- one in your book kennedy harkens back to life after his passing and remembering that
presidency, he, of course, the first catholic president, but famous for saying he became very religious around the cuban missile crisis and i'm wondering how presidents, when they get to weigh the enormity of the jobs and the tasks before them, abraham lincoln comes to mind, how that affects them. if you read lincoln's early writings before he became president, not many references to lord other heavenly father, once more once in office, particularly weighted deep in the civil war battle. >> yes, many presidents said in one way or another, they could not have confronted the crises in their terms and gotten through their terms without at least appealing to a higher power. whether the higher power, whether god intervened or not, but they felt comforted by the fact that they had spiritual leaders and mentors around them and i think this is why
this event is a good start for president trump. it reminds him that he can call on people who can help him in the spiritual dimension and sometimes that's going to be a relief from the temperal dimensioics. >> larry, we know later on today, the president is going to go to langley, this guy headquarters, mike pompeo to head that, but right now it looks like he was two appointees, the foreign policy folks crucial to the time being. barack obama had six at the time. do you think it's putting him at a disadvantage? the stuff that he wants to get done, he's kind of handicapped because of that? >> well, look, it's obviously better if you have most or all of your cabinet picks confirmed by the time you're ready to start work on monday after the inauguration. but i don't think it hampers things too much because the truth is, there's an informal
communication going on. >> right. >> they are lining things up, preparing for the moment when the cabinet nominees can become actual cabinet officers. by the way, neil, that meeting this afternoon is very important for two reasons. first, the president decided to meet with the cia initially on his first full day as president. >> that's right. >> number two, he does need to smooth things over. we all know why and this is a great opportunity to do it because he, like all other presidents, is going to need the help and support of the intelligence agencies. >> you know, you think about that and how that became a dust-up right after his election and questioning some of the intelligence, some of it properly so because it had a tone of, well, you wouldn't be president without this interference, but it then escalated into more personal nature. he wants to thank the intelligence officials there and let them know he appreciates their work and with mike pompeo, he's having
a more difficult shot approved than earlier thought. do you see any trouble with that nomination or no? >> as i understand it, he's supposed to be approved on monday and the democrats have agreed to that. you and i both have been around long enough to know how agreements can come apart. >> what do they do, they have a debate. when they say they are going to have a debate, what does that mean? >> one assumes that senator connell, and senator schumer among others have agreed on some kind of limits to what the debate will entail. look, everybody, democrats and republicans, realize it's important to have the leadership in place in agencies like the cia. i think state is another one that would come up very soon. you need a functioning secretary of state. so, you know, below all the partisanship and the nastiness, you actually can find some bipartisan cooperation.
they don't want to let anybody know, and we've let the cat out of the bag, but some of this actually is happening as it should happen, you know. >> and services like this and, of course, some of the other the capitol hill luncheon after the inauguration, shows it's possible. it is possible. as you were talking, there, i was texting my wife i got the clearance from you not to go to church tomorrow. so i just want to make sure we're on-- she knows i'm travelling and fully expects that i will go, but i've got the clearance. thank you, father. >> terrific, you're more than welcome and i hope your wife cooks you dinner similar to the one they had on capitol hill because you were very excited about that yesterday. >> i really was. but it didn't look very heart friendly, but that's a whole other debate. always good seeing you, thank you for all of your help. >> thank you. >> obviously, the kickoff of a new president. lar larry sabado. >> and this is a person
freshly mintly many saying greasing the skids, the guy who lives in the guy behind me, nigel farage, and it seems, nigel, it was a lost cause? >> i was a lost cause. >> you were a card carrying member. >> every big business, every government agency, virtually every mp. the future, this is where we're going. >> you were personally vilified. >> it went on for years, i was mad, i was bad, i was dangerous. >> and that was just from your family? totally unnecessary. >> used to that. >> we joked about it in the past, but i think that set the wheels in motion for the election of donald trump and revealed this sort of populous rage that was in the whole world's dna suddenly. and now, it carries donald trump. >> yeah, i am ooh, the word populism is being used and it's being used in a pejorative sense.
>> yeah, yeah. >> i didn't buy that. all i ever wanted through all of my years of campaigning was for the united kingdom to be a democrat democratic state to show the world its own borders. >> do you think it's going to work out? people happening in great britain, your prime minister may wants to make this fast and clear and breaking for the european union, not europe, saying the right things, but the jury is proverbally out and-- >> and didn't she oppose it in the beginning? >> she was on the other side. >> right, she was on the other side. >> for six months we had indecision, and you don't dictate events, events get dictated to you. she came out with a speech last week, at last she said the right things. we are going to have to keep the pressure on her to make sure they actually happen. >> let's go back to the president's inaugural speech. people are calling it dark and
dire and in hearing it it sounds like the speeches of this entire presidential run, going against the elite, trying to send a message that this is the age of the common man and woman, and that whether you're black or brown or white, you still have the blood of a patriot. i thought there's nothing dark or dour about that, what am i missing? >> i think it's a shock to the people sitting on the podium. the established order. >> getting uncomfortably? >> they were horrified. horrified. he was clear, he would be absolutely consistent. one of the problems with politics, people vote for a series of promises that won't get delivered. what donald j. trump said yesterday, you voted for me, i'm going to do it. >> reuters quickly coined the speech a naked contempt for world order and even in praise. speech, because there was some of that, the wall street
journal added he will need the help from the people behind him on the stage. let us hope that the 45th president has the will to realize it. in other words, the same people he was ripping he's got to depend on. >> no, what he's got to do is he's got to bring the house for them, he's got a majority in both houses, clearly, party unity is going to be important, but i think in terms of everybody else, if everybody else hates what he does, so what? >> this couldn't go over the heads of these guys, you can tweet about them. you went over the heads of people and told the world. >> absolutely, absolutely, frankly, the liberal establishment mainstream media aren't as powerful as they used to be. hurray. >> now, that establishment, not huge fans of this president, seem to think he's going to have a tough time veering as the president-- the last president barack obama said from campaigning to governing and he's not ready for that, but, i see in him a
deal maker, a very pragmatic businessman who wants to get stuff out of the nation's inbox. if people are looking for him to be a passionate conservative or-- he has very different methods about getting stuff through. >> welcome, that's the argument out of the window, completely gone. the speech at times, bits of it sounded like bernie sanders. he understands-- >> about greedy corporations? that came out of the sanders. >> about the left-behinds, he gets that, on the other side maybe you say he's more on the right in terms of being a patriot. >> watching, forgive me for this, but i watched one of the more left wing channels, and they interpreted that stance as racist, that the america first thing, i think that's what they were saying. >> he capitol have been further away from being racist. i thought the best line in the whole speech was whatever color we are we all bleed the
same color, we're-- >> and it was john kennedy who said we breathe the same air. >> the idea that speech was racist is ludicrous. or isolationist, you'll notice the churchill bust is already back. >> he didn't remove the martin luther king bust to make room. the last president put that one in there. very good seeing you, thank you, try not to tick off people like you did in your country, you know? [laughter] >> good seeing you, nigel farage. >> we were mentioning the martin luther king bust that was still in the last office just it was for president barack obama. since there does seem to be enough furniture space, there's enough room for the churchill. and the attractive woman is avita king. >> hello. >> what a honor to be there
and doing all of this. how was it? you have all of these different religions represented. i think nine by my count. somebody told me a dozen, i don't know who was right. i know you were there and i know who's who of other religious leaders were there. how did everyone get along? >> we got along wonderfully and you know, i'm a christian, so, absolutely, i'm going to pray in jesus' name. my segment was opening prayer so i didn't get to say amen in jesus' name, many pastors and leaders did, but the other faiths as well. i'm so remindful that abraham had two sons, ishmael and isaac and they both want today serve their father's god, but because they got into strive they kind of departed from each other, i believe they'll come back and love each other one day soon. so it did not bother me that people of different faiths were here. if we can model jesus christ in a loving way that's attractive, i think more people might love jesus. i don't know, you can't answer
if agree with me, but, yeah, yeah. >> and finally, there is a he a million woman march going on across the country, the world actually. couple hundred thousand expected in washington throughout the day. quick because we don't have a lot of time. it seems peaceful nothing like we had yesterday is this concurrent with the religious service, what do you think. >> when the president came out and donald, jr. actually hugged me. president trump said i love you, on tv. i said that's great. as we were getting ready to go in, with everyone from various faiths, we asked about the color of the head dress and all of that. at the end of the day, god made everybody and god gave us jesus are to the whole world. i don't think that we need to fight over religious, but i'll stand up for jesus, can you see? jesus. >> all right alveda. >> i'm sorry, thank you. >> nothing to be sorry about, young lady. alveda king, that wraps up
>> in the capital at washington d.c. general james mattis approved by the senate in a commanding 98-1 vote yesterday afternoon to be the next defense secretary now arriving at the fog for his-- pentagon for his first day of work. the man named as mad dog and like when the fellow marines call him mad dog, but not so keen those without the