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>> andrew stevens thank you very much in china for us. also rafael romo, matthew schwan's and nic robertson for the world reaction on the. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. it is the top of the hour, 2 a.m. eastern time in new york city. i'm live in new york. this is cnn's special coverage of a stunning presidential upset. the election of donald trump is something many didn't predict. even some within the republican party, some within trump's own camp. at this moment massive protests across cities in the country. the fallout from an election that shocked so many people. many people thought it was impossible. and polls said it was improbable at best. hours from now trump will head leer to the white house for aet meeting with president obama as they begin the task of a peaceful transition. >> not our president! not our president!
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not our president! >> you are looking at los angeles. just a few moments ago, people chanting "not our president, not our president". these are people not happy with the results of this election. and take a look now at some live pictures out of los angeles, california, where it is 11:00 p.m. local time. a crowd of thousands of people, many of them flowing over onto the 101, a major highway there, right near downtown shutting down part of it. so far, no reports of any violence or injuries or arrests, but this process is enormously disruptive stopping traffic going in both directions throughout los angeles. right now, tonight, the united states -- the united nations -- the united states is not united, i should note. we are witnessing a clear division. half of the country feels like they have won. others are scared and angry. they are taking to the streets
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wanting to be heard. let's bring in our panel, al stewart, a former communications director for ted cruz and a trump supporter, simone sanders the former national press secretary for bernie sanders and a clinton supporter. hillary rosen a democratic straj strategist and a clinton supporter. and brian steltder is with us as well. alice, as you are someone who supported donald trump you came on board after supporting ted cruz and you see what is playing out tonight, this after donald trump said he will be the president for all america. he will unite america. that is not what is happening in the early hours. what would you like to see him do or say? perhaps even tomorrow? >> i think what he did last night -- i was at his speech when he spoke to supporters at his victory speech. his demeanor was very calm. he was very -- i saw it as very presidential. he calmly called for unity. he said the forgotten people will no longer be forgotten and he said he wants to be the president for all of america. of course that didn't connect
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with the people out there protesting. they say repeatedly he is not my president, he is not forny me. this he feel as though their voices are not being heard. i don't think it's going to go away without something being done. i think he needs to be proact e proactive, issuing a statement or getting the leaders of these organizations together and get them together and let them know he is vowing to be their president. hillary clinton also today urged americans to keep an open mind and give him the opportunity to show he means it when he is talking about uniting the country. president obama said the same thing. clearly these folks feel they are not being heard. >> when you talk about getting the leaders together i think it's important to note there is a question who is the leader right now. 46% of those are millennial who
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have no party loyalty. they cared about the issues. issues were not elevated in this general election. the regular run of the mill politicos are not going to schedule of this revolution. bernie sanders is not going to schedule of this revolution. elizabeth warren is not going to doichlt president obama is not going to doichlt we have to elevate new young people on both sides of the aisle. and really take the pulse of who it is that feels dejected, that is hurt, that is questioning thing today and how do we move forward to enzbaj build with that part of the electorate. that's not anything we have talked about. phoenix said we have to come together and support donald trump. donald trump needs to realize the campaign he ran, the hate and the xenophobia and the sexist he elevated. donald trump is probably not a racist or a bigot or sexist or xenophobic but a large s.w.a.t.
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of his supporters are. >> we need to understand more about the electorate. i think you are absolutely right, the various wide variety of numbers who supported donald trump we know very little about what happened on tuesday night. the exit follows are just the beginning. we need more data and more research to understand why voters voted for trump they did. why is it that so many white americans felt they wanted to cast their lot to somebody who in some cases they don't trust his temerment but voted for him anyway. i don't think we know yet poppy. i think it's going to take a long time to understand both what trump supporters were feeling and thinking and also what these protesters are wenting and thinking. >> also what you are seeing just based on what we are hearing from the crowds from the local reporters as well as their signs, clearly immigration is a concern with them. they feel with the rhetoric that came from donald trump, they
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fear he is going to deport them or their loved ones. there is also a large contingent of the lgbt community that's concerned about what will he do in terms of appointing justices to the supreme court and how will that affect them. but i think overarching it is for not just one or two issues but just the over all they feel their voices didn't get heard. unfortunately they didn't come out 18 months ago. >> they didn't necessarily come out last night either. >> hillary rosen, i want to play for you part of hillary clinton's concession speech. then let's talk about it on the other side. >> i know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling. but some day someone will. and hopefully sooner than we might think right now. and to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt
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that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. >> that was obviously hillary rosen her speaking directly to women and young girls. and in addition to that, she said that she will help -- looks like we are losing hillary's shot. i'm losing it on my end hillary, i'm sorry about that. >> okay. >> she also said i will help donald trump. >> right. >> i know you said look this is not up to the democrats to extend an olive branch here. >> no, i didn't say that. >> okay. >> yeah. no. i just said that i think from the protest point of view it's foreign to just recognize one thing, which is you know, if you are living in california, if you are living in chicago, if you are living in new york, you actually didn't vote for donald trump. and people in california are
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seeing that hillary clinton actually won the popular vote by an overwhelming majority. and in fact, in the country won the popular vote. from that perspective, it is feeling to them like they are not being heard. >> on women, i think those words were hillary were extremely poignant. i know it was really hard for me to talk to my daughter today about the results of this election because what she really did hear donald trump during this campaign, and the people around him, the rudy giulianis and the newt gingrich riches and the like dismiss the concerns that they felt about the sexism and the sexual assault talk. and i don't think we can forget this. i won't be able to get that out of my behind for a long time. donald trump's behavior and activity over the next several months will mean a lot to young
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women. and women themselves have to feel more empowered. it's normously difficult to wake up today and feel as a woman empowered about the results this election. i don't care what party you are in. it just can't feel good. so you have to think about what does change that for us. >> when you talk about conversations with your children, as we see conversations happening in the streets of america tonight, and the voice of people, you know very -- not just displeased and disheartened. but they feel despair over the outcome of this election in the streets of america tonight. i want to play you some sound from van jones one of our cnn political commentators. and obviously a parent as well. and a clinton supporter. and as a trump supporter, alice, i want you to respond to this because it's what hillary brings up. let's play what van said last night during our election coverage. >> it's hard to be a parent tonight for lot of us.
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you tell your kids, don't be a bully. you tell your kids, don't be a bigot. you tell your kids, do your homework, and be prepared and then you have this outcome and you have people putting children to bed tonight. and they are afraid of breakfast. they are afraid of how do i explain this to my children? i have muslim friends who are texting me tonight saying should i leave the country? i have families of immigrants that are terrified tonight. this was many things. this was a rebellion against the elites. true, it was a complete reinvention of politics and polls, it's true. but it was also something else. we've talked about race. i mean we've talked about everything but race tonight. we've talked about income, class, region. we haven't talked about race. this was a white lash. this was a white lash against changing country. it was white lash against a
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black president in part. and that's the part where the pain comes. >> alice, that's a moment that went viral. he said this is a white lash, and he says i respect who you supported and who won, but you have to realize what was said. you are someone who -- you were late to come over to the trump camp, right? you worked for ted cruz. he was late to come over. how did you reconcile the two? you wrote extensively about this that you were disgusted with some of the things donald trump said but you came on board. >> i still am disgusted with some of the things he said. there is no defense for a lot of the things he said. and i personally had to talk to rafael cruz about some of the things that donald trump said accusing him of killing jfk. i cannot begin to imagine exactly what van feels in that. when i saw that tape and when i saw him say that my heart broke because he is such a kind gentle
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compassion man and my heart broke for him. i agreed with so much of what he said in the beginning with regard to the language and the dialogue and the way the campaign has come out. at the end of the day for me donald trump i felt was the better candidate for president than hillary clinton. when he talks about the white lash. it is not a white lash against a countries. it is a backlash against a corrupt candidate. in my view, it is a backlash against a president in my view who campaigned eight years ago on not being a president for black america or white america but for the united states of america. in my view i feel this country is more divided than we have ever been. i think there is a tremendous disconnect in the way someone that i care deeply for van jones sees the state this country and the way that i see it and i think it is a conversation that's just beginning today and i think it needs to be continued. >> do you agree with simone who said i believe donald trump needs to start by apologizing? and then she went on to say he
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is probably not a racist, or a bigot or a misogynist. she is speaking to the character of the man that she vee hemtdly opposed and said he probably isn't these things. he should come out and apologize and then move forward. do you want to hear a apology. what would help unify these people who we are seeing out on the streets of los angeles blocking the 101. >> i think that would go a long way. but two words he is afraid to say is i'm sorry. >> that's who we just elected president. >> that's his nature. believe me i wanted so bad for ted cruz to be the president of the united states. and i fought hard for that against donald trump. but when this wasn't the option any longer i was fully on board with donald trump because i believe he is the better alternative of the two that we had. that's the way it is. and the people have vote. i think we all need to get behind him. he is going to be the next president for all of us. i think it's incumbent for everyone to get behind him.
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>> poppy, i think a lot of people have come on air yesterday, last night, this morning, tonight,y wherever. they said you campaign in poetry but you govern in prose and that perhaps the donald trump we will see in the white house will not be the donald trump we saw on the campaign trail. the people who voted for donald trump voted for the donald trump they saw on the campaign trail. >> i would take issue with that from what i heard from people talking to them specifically about the economy and jobs and the issues. many sounded like alice who said i hate what he said about women, but i believe he is going to help my family my personal economy. many of the supporters of donald trump aren't racist. >> true. >> many aren't yelling profane things at rallies. that is the minority. we have to be fair in saying that, done we?
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>> i just really believe that we have to reckon with this rhetoric, the rhetoric that donald trump has elevated. it might not affect people that look like you all on this panel, but it definitely affects people that look like me. it affects latinos and hispanic people in this country, native american folks. and that is real for those people. and then the issues he has elevated, there are so many people in this country that want a wall. their people in this country that are talking about radical, quote, unquote, islam. talking about mexicans taking your jobs. i heard from individual donald trump supporters saying i go to work every day and i see people sitting there taking handouts. that is very real. >> stay with me. we have a lot more to get to. you are looking at live pictures from the west coast. protests in portland, oregon and protests in los angeles both big protests in front of city hall and big protests on the 101 on the highway right by
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downtown los angeles people expressing their feelings about president-elect donald trump. crowds as i said blocking part of the 1016789 let's take a look. >> right now all i'm hearing is they are trying to get their guys out here in number and trying to lock it down because they know if they approach from one direction this crowd is just going to run in the other. this need to have officers in those areas as well. this crowd right here is the one they are looking at. they want to bring the officers down from hapd to join the other officers on the freeway. sol of these guys right now sitting down, you can see them on the roadway. what this is all about, they don't like trump. you know, and this is something that they should have taken care of in the democratic process earlier on. but you know, this is -- this is south los angeles. and we do our things the way we do things out here. and right now, lapd has been very lenient with the situation, very hands off, and allowing
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these protesters their second amendment to speak what they want to do, say what they want to say. >> that is from our affiliate k cbs there in los angeles, one of their reporters looking at the protests of the live pictures out of los angeles. we are continuing to watch them tonight. you are live with us. we'll be right back. afoot and light-hearted i take to the open road. healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever i choose. the east and the west are mine. the north and the south are mine. all seems beautiful to me.
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welcome back. i'm poppy harlow in new york. you are, look at live pictures out of los angeles, california, where hundreds if not thousands of protesters gathered at multiple spots throughout the city. right there you see protesters on the 1016789 this is the major highway in and around los angeles, blocking part of the 101 right near downtown l.a. also a number of protesters, as you saw earlier tonight protesting in front of city hall as well, going so far as to burn in effigy the president-elect caricatures of him. let's talk over all of this with our panel. alice stewart is back with he moo. simone sanders, and julian zell
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zer. princeton university his for onand lonnie chen former public policy direct for a for mitt romney, who did not vote for donald trump. and aegean hussein. thank you very much for being with me. anusha, let me begin with you. you have written extensively about that. you have said publicly you are not pleased at all with the election of donald trump. however, you also said, this is our president. we have to come together and hope basically that some of the policies and the things that he said, especially about muslims living in america, don't come to true i go. what do you want to see play out as we see many displeased americans taking to the streets tonight? >> i want to see donald trump reassure us. i mean, he it's a terrifying time to be a muslim american. not just to be a muslim
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american, i think just to be a minority in, he ma. seeing images of these protests poppy i relate, i reality to the latinos, i relate to the blacks, i rel to the lgbt youth who are out on the street. i relate to the young women who are worried. trump actively ran on an antimuslim platform, on an anti-latino platform. he hasn't come out and said he will be a president for all of us. i think it's absolutely terrifying. i don't feel dave as an american muslim. worry about my 5-year-old daughter and the world she is growing up in. people are afraid of slumo phob phobia, anti-immigrant mentality. he needs to come out and reaffirm that he will be a president for all americans. >> that is what he said in his remarks. his speech was conciliatory and he said i will be the president
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for all america. when you heard that, your thoughts. >> well, it was nice to hear that, i will say, after all the fear amongering. he is our president-elect. i mean, i feel like we are more willing to accept him as our president-elect. but the question is, is he willing to accept us? i mean, he gave that speech before these protests broke out. i'm curious to see how he will respond in the next few days. he really -- a lot of people are saying hillary clinton should come out and say this or obama should come out and say this. no. it needs to be trump. he needs to come out and take responsibility for the fear that -- i mean, this is tangible. this is tangible fear ask. people have legitimate reasons to be concerned. >> i don't think we should raise our expectations of, you know, expecting an all out apology from trump but he should definitely reassure all americans. >> lonnie chen, to you as a republican, someone who doesn't support donald trump but as a republican and someone engaged
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in this process, to her point, donald trump did say previously in the campaign, you know, proposed an allout ban on muslims coming into this country. although it has been altered over the 11 months since he said it he never fully walked it back and never offered clarity to the american public on exactly what hess policy would be. that fear among a young muslim journalist who you just heard from there is palpable to young muslims in this country. what do you think donald trump should say to them tonight? >> look, i think donald trump gave his speech as you mentioned. i think he gave conciliatory remarks. he is our president. over the course of the next couple of weeks he is going to lay out his policies, i presume he is going to talk about what he is going to do for the american people. i think that's important. in my mind, i don't think the people protesting are going to be responsive to whatever the
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president-elect says over the next few weeks. i think some of this is frankly an expression of anger at the outcome of the election. that's an unfortunate expression. it's not like the outcome is going to change. there is not a specific thing they are calling for, there is just outrage. in my mind, donald trump said what he needs to say. >> i don't know that nor do you because we are not there on the street we don't know what they are all saying. >> fair, but reporting at least so far this evening suggests -- maybe some want electoral college reform that seems to be an reaction to what they are saying. in my mind to put the onus on donald trump to say he has to come out and fix the problem is unfair. he is the president-elect now, i think we have to accord that
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office some respect. >> julian salazar, you are a historian. this is what you do as we learn lessons from history. we were speaking earlier and i said do you remember protests in the streets after an election, you talked about nixon. were they to this extent? what can history teach us when some of society responds this way? and to brian's point earlier there are not cameras in households across the rust belt and in many states cheering this election and that the many men and women that donald trump spoke to in his speech when he said the forgotten men and women will never be forgotten again. for them, this is victory. >> there have been protests in previous elections. for many men and women who don't feel the same rage as the protesters. that said, i think the whole speech that he gave today, or earlier this morning comes at the end of one of the most
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divisive political campaigns we have seen from a mainstream candidate. i think it is a mistake to say he makes one speech and it wipes that all away. the anger, the fear the protesters feel, but more importantly the registered in the polls. for the many people who didn't vote for him and even for some republicans who are dubious about him is a response to what he did. i think it's okay to have these feelings and have this tension and i think it is a response to him. >> i had such a nice experience tonight simone. i was sitting at starbucks doing a little bit of work before i came in. i was sitting with a young african-american woman. and she said what do you think about the election? i said i'm a journalist, i'm going to ask you questions, how do you feel about the election. she said i'm disappointing but i was speaking with my adviser at the college tonight and he said what can we all do now? it sort of reminded me of jfk, he said what can you do for this country? that's not to take the onus off
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the elected officials or the president elect but it is a question about all of us and what we all do. it struck me. >> i think a lot of people have made statements today and tonight the young people on the streets they are making a statement right now. but we need a strategy. we need to strategize. what is the plan. again, the next president, the next concongress, there are things that need to get done. america is not happy about the gridlock. >> there will be less of that n.o.w. >> will they deliver on these promises. i think that is where we are at. young people need to make a plan. how will you engage? what is your plan to make change? put your name on the ballot. >> you wrote about one of the reasons why you feel hillary clinton didn't win is you feel millennials weren't engaged enough. >> millions of young people said we care about climate change, criminal justice reform,
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education, the economy, and social justice issues. you know what, after the democratic primary they were met with people fought and died for your right to vote. you need get on board with your democratic nominee or oh, yes these are definitely the issues are you will you not scared of donald trump? look where we are now. young people regardless of whether the democratic or republican party embraces them they are going to organize, strategize and they are going act. it is incumbent upon the democrats. i am a life long democratic. i am progressive it's incumbent on us to stand up and embrace the young people. to rebuild the party. we have to bring them to the table for meaningful engage men. you can't bring the young folks in after the decisions have been made. for everybody questioning who the leadership is today we need to bring the young people into the room and answer that question. >> alice, you are a republican woman who voted for donald trump but you wrestled inside your soul, am i right b that?
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>> absolutely. also as a christian, there are certain issues that i didn't believe. certainly some of the comments he made about women, some of the comments that contradicted my christian believes were difficult. i had to make that decision. at the end of the day i had to take some soul searches and look at some of the policies that hillary clinton stands for, specifically, i think the supreme court is a big issue. hearing it from some of these people out here, knowing she is going to appoint liberal justices to the supreme court. that gave me pause. some of our other positions positions with regard to foreign policy. i think we need to have a stronger overhaul of obama care. >> you made your decision on policy, not on what are her words? you actually said. words of donald trump and actions disgust you but you made your decision on policy? >> absolutely. and here's the different thing. and i think that democrats throughout history -- and you may have a feel for this, too.
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i think they have, throughout history have voted and got voters engaged based on feelings. like at those concerts. there was a great feeling. got people together, got them excited. there was little talk about policies and issues but they were engaged on feeling good. twrz the republicans they base decisioned more on the facts and who is going to have the policies that i support and who will take that into the white house is this it is a completely different mind-set. it has worked for many years i believe for democrats. but republicans, i think they think moore with their head as opposed to their heart. >> all right, guys, stay with me. i want to get to this. right now, there are thousands of protesters on the streets of los angeles, where it is 11:30 at night venting their emotions making their voices heard about the outcome of this election. crowds right now blocking parts of the 101, that major freeway right near downtown los angeles. take a look and listen to this. this is the voice of the aerial
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photographer and reporter for k cbs moments ago. listen. >> they are just -- this is the crowd that we've seen earlier this evening. you know, there was -- there were probably thousands out here earlier this evening on the steps of city hall. and that group that we saw originally out here on the freeway might have been a hundred. now the other larger group has made their way out here. earlier on we saw the entire southbound lanes out here of the 101 completely filled with people. something happened, and then they all started running, possibly an officer may have made a move or something like that. but this crowd started running out here, a lot of them getting off the freeway onto the roads right next to the 101 freeway here in the downtown area. that's where the crowds we're seeing right there. now they are spilling back out onto the streets but some of them are still on the freeway.
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tom is correct. it has been completecally overrun by people this evening out here. the officers that were down there taking care of the couple hundred now they are going to need probably ten times more officers to take care of this large crowd. and also look how they are just spread out. it isn't one spot where they are all just kind of in an area. they are all over the 101 freeway down here this evening. you have got some of them actually standing on the k-rails between the two sides of the freeway down there. some of these might be people that are in their cars just kinds of getting out the take look around. but a lot of them are protesters and basically walk around out here this evening. pedestrian rules. that's basically what's happening. these cars out here are all just stopped. people just taking over the 101 freeway this evening. i understand -- we heard one person talking about they are angry about trump being elected. i don't know how this is going to solve that problem. if you want to call it that.
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but it is, yes -- >> all right. that is our affiliate, kcbs, the chopper reporter just giving you a sense of what it's like in los angeles tonight where it is just past 11:0 in the evening. let's bring my panel back in. alice is with me, simone sanders, lonnie chen in california, and julian salazar is here. julian one of the thing you wrote about today on is what trump taught everyone you have to speak to the people. that's not just through big rallies. every politician did big rallies. he did it threw twitter in a very controversial and aggressive fashion, but it worked. >> absolutely. his style of communication really did work. we saw the results in this election. not only did he response many, most republicans, to stay with the republican party, he also
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was able to slightly broaden the reach of the republicans into blue collar territory. and part of that was the way that he spoke. and the mechanisms that he used to speak. i think it's something frankly the democrat need to emulate and think about. not the substance, obviously the substance is a big difference. but i think there are certain strategic decisions he made in how to run a campaign in the modern media age that were very effective. >> the front page -- i moan i want to got to you. the front page of the l.a. times today reads two america. hillary clinton won the popular vote with diverse urban cluster -- they winning it. we didn't know that she won it. now look at this. let's pull this up on the screen. this is going to show you where the vote went. urban versus suburban areas. urban areas, 59% went to clinton. rural areas, 62% went to trump.
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come looet pleat converse there. we saw simone who is playing out in the streets of america tonight play out in the polling booths. >> yes, for anyone who hasn't visited rural america it is a different place. about you the people in the urban centers and the folks are rural america are actually struggling with the same type of things. i spent time during the primary in west virginia in one of the poorest counties in west virginia. and the people in that poorest county in west virginia had similar problems to folks in chicago. >> you bring up such an important time. i spent time in the swing states for a special we did n. ohio if you go to cleveland, we were in an area that -- mitt romney didn't get a single vote in 2012. we drove 200 miles south torque pike county, where mitt romney won by a single vote. and they are both economically depressed parts of the different cities, one is urban and one is
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rural. and they are struggling with the exact same perhaps but they believe that two different people can solve them. hillary clinton versus donald trump. >> and i will say what can democrats take from the republicans for trump? donald trump ran on a simple campaign, make america great. what are you going to do? >> make america great again. make america great again. secretary clinton had lots of meat and policy but we didn't have a rallying cry. i think americans were looking for a rallying cry. >> 83% of people, we know from the exit polling, these are polls that talked to people after they have cast their vote, 83% of those in the exit polls who voted for donald trump said the number one characteristic for them was change. not policy.
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change. >> donald trump was so on message. >> stay with me. i want to bring in jenna watson, the public information officer for the oakland police department with me on the phone. are you there, officer? >> i am, yes, hello. >> thank you for joining us you are live on cnn. this is poppy harlow in new york. we are going to pull up live pictures that we are seeing out of oakland, california -- from earlier tonight, out of oakland, california. you see protesters who gathered. what can you tell us about the protests that took place this evening and what's going on right now? >> sure. thank you for asking. first all, one of the most important messages we wanted to send to our commune through media channels was that we were here full staffing, we have at love resources in place to facilitate a peaceful march. certainly uphold freedom of speech, have conversations, listen, be listened to, and be heard. that was most important message in a peaceful and safe
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environment. unfortunately, later this will evening, we had a turn of events where a crowd went from several hundred to about 7,000 during later in the evening, about 7,000. we had splinter groups that broke off. and they began vandalizing various areas of our downtown. vandalism ranged from lighting objects on fire, broken windows, vandalism. but what is really concerning is when it turns violent, assault towards officers. we have a couple of officers injured. some who went to the hospital as well as we had two outside agency patrol cars burned. >> how are the -- this is the first that we are hearing of these officers who have been injured. what can you tell us about their condition right now? and what happened in these
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clashes? >> association again, we tried to -- so, again, we tried to facilitate a peaceful protest communicating with the various groups, trying to establish communication so it is peaceful for everyone. again, 7,000 people is a very large crowd, especially for a law enforcement agency of 735 officers and we pulled everyone in for staffing including parter the -- partnering with our neighboring agencies. 7,000 is a large crowd for us. it wasn't the whole crowd. these are splinter groups that break off, like they did tonight, and they will engage in criminal activity. having said that, the earlier portion of our rally protest march was very peaceful until later in the evening when it took a different turn. the officers -- some have been treated and released. another one is still currently at the hospital. but, again, we are here to have
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conversations, listen, and have our community share and engage in constructive conversation without it being violent. and i think that is something that across our country we are all asking for, is a way to communicate, listen, be heard, and have dynamic conversations without bringing the element of criminal activity in. >> officer, was this expected at all? i mean, as you know, a crowd swelling to 7,000 is big for any police department to deal with. obviously, your officers had to deal with it. some of them injured. you mentioned the vandalism. was this reaction expected at all tonight? had you prepared for the possibility of this? >> well, i can share with you most of us have been up since yesterday, including myself. and we did not anticipate this. we monitor social media through
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our intelligence unit resources that we have available. and not only our department but other law enforcement agencies did not anticipate this type of reaction post the election. we moved very quickly to gather our resources. again, when you have such a large crowd, and really, we want to be very clear that it waenl all 7,000. these are specific splinter groups that choose to engage in criminal activity. and often when we look into the back ground of where these individuals are from that have vandalized our businesses, have done damage to our community, often -- >> sounds like i lost officer jonna watson there, the public information officer with the oakland police department. again, just some of the headlines from the oakland police tonight.
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you know, working, she said, with these protesters. mostly peaceful. then it swelled to 7,000 and she said there was vandalism, brecken windows, fires that were set, multiple officers who were injured. unfortunately, she said part this did turn violent in oakland. tonight, protests in chicago, los angeles, 15 different cities, peittsburgh, if fill, w are continuing to watch the protests in los angeles blocking the 101 at times. you are watching special live coverage of the election on cnn. we'll be right back. ia cream ch, made with fresh milk and real cream. makes your recipes their holiday favorites. the holidays are made with philly.
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donald trump won this election in no small smart because of his mastery of television and social media. he spoke a message that resonated. make america great again. why were so many people shocked? well, the shock expressed around the world was so loud because almost all the polls and the
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projection maps and the political models and the media for dead wrong when it came to trump's chances of winning. bryan stelter is with us. bryan, you say not seeing this coming was one of the biggest media failures of our lifetime. >> it was. it is a collective failure, something we have to spend a lot of time figuring out. i think that process is just beginning today. you think about why virtually all journalists on all sides were convinced clinton was going to win, why was trump convinced clinton was going to win? why was clinton convinced she was going to win? why was wall street convinced she was going to win. this is a failure of elites, among journalists, a failure of imagination. >> we're taught to look at the facts and report the facts, and every single fact from every single poll that's been pretty spot on for decades was wrong. >> the polls were off by a few
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percentage points. i would say the national polls, though, were within the margin of error. >> but this was a wave that was not reflected in any numbers. >> the size of the trump wave was not measured well, and that's partly because the state polls were in the words of nate silver, messy. the state polls were off, and that led to misunderstanding. i think there was pishful thinking among journalists. journalists were attacked and demeaned by donald trump throughout the grueling campaign. there was liberal media bias, but i would say d.c. to new york to boston. journalists who live in the northeast and did not speak to and hear from trump supporters. one question journalists have to ask is do you personally know who voted for trump. if not, why not? i think the rural roar of this country was missed. partly accidentally. partly intentionally. and it's something that journalists are going to have to
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assess and talk about in order to, ai, avoid it from anning aga -- happening again, and to regain the trust. >> we'll see how president elect trump handles the immediate. he'll hold white house briefings in the press room. he will have a press corp. with him. access has been a challenge with him. what do you think? it may be like under a president trump? frankly, in the 24 hours that he has been the president elect, almost exactly 24 hours ago is when he was called the winner, the only thing he's tweeted is basically the forgotten men and women will no longer be forgotten. we're not seeing twitter trump anymore. >> we're not. i'm very curious to see what happens at the white house later today. president obama and president elect trump meeting in the oval office. this is the first black
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president with the leader of the birther moment. it's an extraordinary, and in some ways an upsetting thing to think about. you wonder what president obama wants to say to trump and what the reaction will be like. that's the first time we'll see trump on camera since he spoke 24 hours ago. that will be notable. there will be a cloud hovering over the press. whether he revokes the press or insults journalists by the name like during the campaign, there will be that potential. >> if sitting presidents ever done that? >> there's sporadic, we think back to -- not revoke press kre s den d credentials. not like this though. his base appreciated it. his voters supported it. this was a repudiation of the press as well as other elites.
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that's something journalism has to reckon with. >> obviously it is almost 3:00 in the morning so the late night shows have taken to the air waves for the first time since donald trump has become president elect. let's listen how some of the different late night hosts responding. >> that's right. donald trump is going to be president. republicans hope he'll keep his promise to build a wall, and democrats hope he'll keep his promise not to accept the election results. >> the hats worked, those stupid hats. those hats that look like they were printed in the middle of a west field mall. turns out they were magic like frosty the snowman. >> how to explain trump's vic m victory to their kids? tell them it's the result of
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elsa from frozen. >> americans can field happy, angry, pessimistic, but everybody should be grateful that we get to vote and if we don't get our way, we get the chance to try again. it's a beautiful thing. >> so conen o'brien responding a little more, he didn't make light and said this is american democracy at play. >> late night hosts and journalists in a similar bucket. they spoke out and tried to warn about the dangers of a trump presidency. maybe we'll see an adjustment. seth meyers said now we're going to hold you, donald trump, to your promises. we're going to hold you to your words and actions. we will be watching. that's usually the tone of a liberal new york times column t columnist, but it was a late night comedian. that's what we're going to see from journalists and comedians. >> he promised a lot of things.
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the number one issue voters voted on was the economy. that's what he ran on. i will help you in the rust belt who lost your good paying job and can't support your family. i will be the president to create 25 million jobs in the next ten years. i will be the president to eliminate the $18 trillion deficit. those are his words and promises. now, our job as journalists, your job as someone who covers the media, you know, like any president, fact check, hold tharg feet to the fire, holding them accountable. >> news rooms made a lot of money off that election. it wasn't just by broadcasting donald trump rallies. there's a cliche that's incomplete. the money now reinvest it in report, especially in the states you were describing. the suffering states you traveled to during the primaries and general, we need to know more about those voters. >> we do. thank you, bryan stelter. ly see you back here this
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weekend. thank you for joining us for this special election coverage. an extra early early start begins in just a moment.
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breaking news overnight, protests from coast to coast over the results of the 2016 election. >> transfer of power. president elect trump set to meet with president obama and then house speaker paul ryan in a matter of hours. good morning, everyone. welcome to early start. >> nice to see you. it is thursday, november 10th. 3:00 a.m. in the east. welcome to our viewers all around the world. the breaking news? protests in cities across the country including some happening right now. these are protests against the results of the election, against the man that american voters picked to be the 45th president of the united states, donald trump. in dozens of cities from boston, massachusetts, to portland, oregon,


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