>> when chris cuomo is gone. >> the turkeys play. >> we're also just one hour from the start of the thanksgiving parade here in new york city. the balloons are up. there's your favorite one! there's going to be millions of people lining the parade route, and we will have live reports, as well as your holiday forecast, coming up. >> it's the little things, people. it really is. first before we do balloons and thanksgiving day parade let's talk politics. president-elect donald trump diversifying his team by nominating not just one but two women to serve within his administration. with other cabinet nominees expected shortly trump released a holiday video message calling for national healing on this thanksgiving. jason carroll is live for us at trump's mar-a-lago estate in florida. we'll send it to you first, happy thanksgiving jason, good morning. >> good morning to you. the president-elect enjoying a very sunny palm beach. he's having a down day with his family. no announcements expected today. meanwhile donald trump has
released a video message saying it's time for the country to come together. president-elect donald trump diversifying his administration, picking two women to fill key positions, tapping former critic nikki haley as u.s. ambassador to the united nations. >> i will not stop until we fight a man that chooses not to disavow the kkk, that is not a part of our party. that is not who we want as president. >> she is very weak on illegal immigration. you can't have that. >> reporter: trump now touting the south carolina governor as a proven dealmaker with a proven track record of bringing people together. haley has accepted the position, she says, out of a sense of duty. haley, the daughter of indian immigrants is the first woman and first person of color to be elected as governor in south carolina. but some are questioning if she has enough foreign policy experience for her new diplomatic post at the u.n. >> thank you, everyone.
>> reporter: trump also naming a top billionaire gop donor betsy devos as secretary of education. the president-elect calling the a school choice activist a brilliant and passionate education advocate. even though she also heavily criticized him throughout his candidacy, raising money for other republicans on the ballot. and devos previously served on the board of an education group led by jeb bush that supports common core standards. >> we are going to provide school choice and put an end to common core. >> reporter: devos setting the record straight on common core in a statement saying, "i am not a supporter. period." trump also announcing on twitter that he's seriously considering dr. ben carson as head of housing and urban development. >> a lot of things that were put on the table and i'm thinking about them. >> reporter: all as trump channels the spirit of thanksgiving releasing this holiday message on youtube after what he calls a long and bruising campaign. >> it's my prayer that on this
thanksgiving we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country. >> again, no announcement expected today but we could see some movement either tomorrow or in the next few days. dr. ben carson saying just last night that, quote, an offer is on the table. he's also defending some comments that his spokesperson made when his spokesperson said that he wasn't qualified to run a federal agency because he didn't have any political experience. carson now saying that that comment was just an off-the-cuff comment. alisyn? >> hmm. wonder what that means. jason. thank you very much. let's discuss all of this. with cnn senior political analyst and senior editor for the atlantic ron brownstein, and cnn contributor and his for an julian zelizer. >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> julian i want to start with you. what we know now is there is some diversity in terms of the
picks, nikki haley or u.n. ambassador, betsy devos for education secretary, maybe ben carson for hud. your point is gentlemen, gender and racial diversity, not ideological diversity. should we be expecting ideological diversity in the cabinet? >> we shouldn't be expecting it at this point. i think he's given the signal, president-elect trump that he will stay to the right. and all of these picks, haley, comes from the tea party movement, devos is a major conservative player, not only in education, but in all sorts of issues, as is ben carson. so i think he's also sending a signal that republicans on the hill, i'm very much on your team. >> but what about in terms of diversity of the picks, ron i'll pose this to you, governor mitt romney as a potential pick for secretary of state. i mean when you look back at their record, not just the verbal visseration that governor romney had for mr. trump and that speech, what they said, how far apart they are on russia, do
you give the trump team credit, actually both men credit for considering? >> yeah, it would be quite a step. but there's really interesting point in the previous spot where you saw betsy devos renounce any previous support for common core. there was an interesting moment where this week it was a report that steve moore, who was one of president-elect trump's top economic advisers, but also more importantly the founder for the club for growth, the ideological enforcer of small government ideology in the republican party went to house republicans and said this is not reagan's party anymore, this is not trump's party. we are a populist working-class party. message that you're going to have to change some of your positions. so the big question with the kind of a mitt romney -- first of all if donald trump to fill up a cabinet he has to go beyond people who supported him because there were simply fewer republican officials supporting him probably than any nominee in modern times. he would have to reach out to critics to kind of put together a plausible government. the question would be whether mitt romney, if he was brought in, would have to kind of make the same declaration that betsy devos did for example on russia
where romney's principle foreign policy argument was that we were too soft on russia and indications continue to mount including a report about his son meeting with syrian activists during the campaign, that he wants to renegotiate or reassess that relationship with russia to make it a much more cooperative one. >> julian, what do you think of the romney/rudy divide, and who's going to win this one since there are so many public voices, including mike huckabee, and newt gingrich, two big early supporters of donald trump, once they decided not to have their own races, they say they do not like the idea of mitt romney. >> yeah i think symbolically it would be a big step. not because they were just opponents, but this was a pretty bitter rivalry, and bitter statement that mitt romney made about trump during the campaign. i mean he headed an effort to basically get him off the ticket and there are divisions on russia. interestingly, if you look at 2012 on many other issues, they're not that far apart.
including against terrorism, including criticism of the iran deal which is very big in the trump administration to try to remove that. so there are points of commonality. but, president-elect trump will have to overcome this brewing tension with people like newt gingrich who are saying, absolutely not. >> not if he appoints rudy giuliani then he doesn't have to overcome that tension. but i guess there are other voices, ron, who say, never rudy. >> right. and look, i mean, the foreign policy one is the most complicated area for trump because as we were saying there was not a lot of support for him from the existing republican infrastructure. but that was especially true in foreign policy where you had these two extraordinary letters, including one signed by dozens of former top national security officials in previous republican administrations, including several cabinet secretaries who said, flat-out, he was not qualified or fit by judgment and temperament to be commander in chief. and you appoint rudy giuliani after appointing michael flynn as the national security -- you know adviser, it is unlikely
you're going to kind of make a bridge or reach a bridge to many of those kind of republican established foreign policy thinkers. mitt romney, at least, offers him the chance to kind of have what happened with nikki haley which is former critic saying i have a sense of duty, i want to go in and kind of help this new administration for the country. so it is a very consequential choice not only for that top job but i think what happens beneath it, especially given how polarizing a choice he already made with michael flynn. >> i want to ask about julian about intel briefings. as president-elect trump could say yes to intel briefings each and every day, he's apparently taken only two of them. we know vice president-elect pence does the daily contacts. obama took the dailies. bush 43 took them daily. not everyone did. and then it was reported in the piece trump has a lot of catching up to do. is that alarming or not quite yet? >> well i believe expertise does matter. and i think this is the moment we need to see president-elect trump take these policies
seriously and we would hope that he's taking as much in terms of briefings as possible. so there is a lot of catching up to do and i think it should be alarming. the question of his expertise, of his knowledge, of his sense of what the presidency is about is a very serious question that emerged from this campaign. so he's not someone who could be on the lighter side of gaining a lot of knowledge right now. >> ron, is being a leader knowing what you know and what you don't. what you don't know, you say yes to a briefing. >> well, look, during the campaign he said he knew more about isis than the generals. you do get the sense that the actual act of being elected has been somewhat sobering, and that he has taken a more measured tone. but, i mean that's absolutely right. i mean you know, the experience, the life experience in business is ultimately different than the life experience as a leader of, you know, of an elected office where fundamentally it's a job of persuasion. there are definitely assets coming from the outside and were attractive to many of his supporters, but this is a big
change for him. and it is not yet clear whether he fully recognizes the magnitude of the change. >> julian, hillary clinton is nearing, by our account, 2 million more votes in the popular vote than donald trump. some counts have her above 2 million at this point. so there are some movements afoot to try to either get some of the electors, electoral college to switch their vote, away from donald trump, or jill stein is leading the charge that there might have been some sort of electronic glitch or even hacking in three battleground states that could have swayed the results or changed them. so what are you think -- if it is found out that there was a technical glitch, or there was hacking, before the inauguration, what happens? >> well, first we don't know if that happened. that comes out of a report by some computer science experts who raised this possibility in these battleground states.
but, they're two separate issues. one is her winning the popular vote, not by a little, but by a lot. so that raises -- >> more than anybody has in the past. >> so this raises a question of how much is this a mandate for president-elect trump? how much does this signal a fundamental shift in the electorate when she actually did quite well. the second is a different issue. were there problems in particular areas with voting, with electronic voting in particular? there's no indication the clinton team is doing anything like this. there are some electors who are saying they might switch their votes. but i don't think we're at the point yet where we're going to see any effort to really change the outcome of the election. and it's not clear from the evidence we have that this would change the outcome, either. >> we've got to leave it there, guys. ron, julian, thank you very much. >> for sharing your thanksgiving with us. thank you. >> can we talk about balloons and parades and turkeys now? >> yes. do it. >> it's just about time for the big thanksgiving tradition to begin. live pictures outside in new
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the thanksgiving excitement is building on the streets of new york. the balloons are up over the 90th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade which gets under way in just minutes. cnn's boris sanchez is live in the center of it all on manhattan's upper west side. what's the latest, boris? >> good morning, alisyn. we're about 45 minutes away from the start of the parade. as you can see behind me things are getting set to kick off. we've got charlie brown in the background. right in front of us, several dozen new york city police officers getting ready to hit the parade route. there are about 3,000 of them uniformed here today. we've also got about 1,000 clouns, some of them on rollerblades and with confetti. very, very exciting stuff here. thank you so much. i don't even know how to get away with that. aside from that the crowd is extremely excited. they are pumped to be here. we have kids of all ages that are very, very excited not just
for the floats, the balloons, but also the characters and performances. i don't know if you've heard but -- >> how you doing? we're doing great. >> hi. >> happy birthday. >> happy thanksgiving. >> a lot of joy in this crowd, also. people very, very thankful that they've got new york's finest here. about 3,000 police officers watching the parade route. we spoke a short while ago with the commissioner of new york police saying this is one of the most important days for the city of new york. it's not just about making sure that the crowds are safe, but also making sure that they have a good time. as i said before there are a lot of families here. a lot of excitement in the air. and a lot of folks here thankful to have those officers putting their lives on the line to make sure everybody has a good time. >> okay, boris. i'm feeling a lot better about the clowns. those were very nonthreatening clowns. >> that was so okay. i mean, you tee this whole thing up, 1,000 clowns, we're a little worried. >> taking over the streets.
those were friendly clowns. i'm worried about because there's about 1,000 of them. i'm not a huge fan of clowns to begin with. at least these aren't as bad. holding balloons. glitter, roller skates. not the creepy clowns that might be hiding in the woods. you aren't like the bad clowns are, are you? nay got a little bit offended that i asked that question. >> walk away, boris. walk away. >> clowns, the musical. wow. anyway. weather. how will that balloons fair on this brisk new york morning? cnn meteorologist chad myers has the scoop. chad? >> we have great weather. i tell you what, brooke, winds are going to be 5 miles per hour. all the balloons will be up all day it's going to be a fantastic day out there. temperaturewise, though, we will see temperatures in the 40s all
day. maybe up to around a high of around 52 if we really kind of heat this out around 2:00 this afternoon. there's snoopy. it's going to be a great day for everybody out there. away from that balloon. there are no creepy balloons. that's kind of the one thing that i like. but i'm kind with -- otherwise buffalo upstate we could see a little bit of icing there. watch out for that if you're driving this morning. it warms up enough this afternoon that it's just all rain. green and white mountains of vermont and new hampshire a little bit of snow. a lot of people are starting to ski out to the west. we are getting snow reports that ski resorts are opening in colorado. call ahead or look online. >> awesome. >> there are threatening turkeys on the weather map. >> and occasionally that appear on the desk. waiting for it. waiting for it. here it is. >> other direction. >> turkey. >> we could have a little fun.
every day there seem to be new revelations about potential conflicts of interest for president-elect donald trump. we're learning that his son, donald trump jr., met with diplomats, businessmen, and politicians last month, in part to discuss cooperating with russia on syrian policy. that's just one of the many things to discuss with cnn political commentators martha hill and ben ferguson. happy thanksgiving, guys. >> happy thanksgiving. >> let me pull up a couple of the conflicts of interest that we know about just this week so that you can both see them as well as our viewers, donald trump and his family met with indian developers. of course they have hotels in india. donald trump and ivanka met with the japanese prime minister abe trump's children, of course, are connected to his transition team. ivanka we know was on a phone call with the argentinean president. foreign diplomats, of course, have been courted to stay at trump hotels. and now this, that don jr. had
attended this event at the french think tank and met with russia diplomats and politicians to talk about that. oh, by the way there was also the conversation with nigel farage in britain about donald trump not liking the wind farms that might block the view from his golf course. um, mark, what bothers you the most? >> oh, wow, it's a tough choice. they're all so appalling. i think that the biggest challenge here -- one or two challenges. one is the legal question. are there legal conflicts of interest here? things that can compromise his ability to be an effective, but also legally sort of informed president and i suspect that legally he's going to be on good ground according to all the experts i've spoken to. there aren't that many precedents for this thing so i'm not sure there's legal infrastructure to challenge him. but the second issue is the appearance of impropriety. there's this idea that the american people should be able to believe that the president is operating in the interests of the citizenry and not his own
private business interests. there's also the global community which shouldn't believe the president is on the take for his private interests and not the public interests for the nation. it looks bad, it smells bad. that's what compromises his ability to be an effective president. >> if you substituted the name hillary clinton, and with all of these different leaders, if you substituted clinton global initiative, meeting with all of these foreign leaders, and if you substituted ivanka's name and put in chelsea clinton being on these phone calls and being involved in these meetings, with these foreign leaders your head would explode. >> look, i was a big critic of the clinton foundation and i think the corruption that we saw there with her taking a government job and steering money to the foundation. i'm going to be just as critical of donald trump. but let's be clear. it has been what, less than two weeks, since he found out he was going to be president of the united states of america. you've got 40-plus years here of business. it's going to take more than two weeks or 2 1/2 or 3 weeks to figure out how to get these things separated. in a clear fashion for the
american people. >> i hear you, ben. >> so i think donald trump understands something here. >> yeah. >> he understands that he doesn't want to go down this line that hillary clinton and the clinton foundation went down. and i also think he understands that conservatives like myself are going to be even more critical than marc hill was if he doesn't get this very cleaned up before the election day. but i'm going to give him time to do that. because i do think it takes longer than 2, 2 1/2 weeks to separate 40 plus years of business. >> yeah. ben, that's fair. but, are you seeing signs that he'sion winding things? >> well, i don't think that you're going to see signs publicly in the -- while we're also demanding a transition while we're also demanding that he tells who his cabinet picks are. he's probably going to go after his cabinet picks first and foremost because that's setting up a government, and also say to people around him including his kids look we got to figure this out and make it clear because he doesn't want the stories to be week after week, month after month that there might be conflicts of interest. he certainly doesn't want to be
flying around the world and then the stories being when he's over in that part of the world is he really here for the u.s. government or is he really here for a trump hotel property. >> hmm. >> that's something that's going to have to be very clear. >> yeah. >> that i'm the president, not a businessman. remember he's a politician now. >> right. >> he's the president of the united states. >> marc, i mean, you yourself just said that legally you believe he's on good ground because there aren't necessarily laws against this basically, we've trusted presidents to separate themselves from conflicts of interest. so, then what marc? i mean where does that lead democrats in congress? who are outnumbered if they think that there's a conflict of interest? >> you know, i think the thing that donald trump is -- the thing that's going to persuade or move donald trump is not going to be congress, because again as you mentioned, he has congress on his side both chambers. what goes to move him is the american public and american sentiment. he has to be shamed into doing this. which is tough because donald trump has not shown that he has very much shame. what he does want to do is win.
what he does want to do is move this campaign -- his administration forward and he ultimately doesn't want to be a president who looks bad, if his narcissism will at least allow him to operate in the public interest to some extent. we have to place public pressure on him. the media has to place tremendous scrutiny on donald trump and republicans have said donald trump is wrong on this issue, they have to continue to speak up and speak out as well and if that happens, perhaps we can get donald trump's at least the appearance of some level of propriety here. >> ben i have five seconds. what's the grace period? how long are you going to give him? >> look, i -- >> four years. >> -- i think he has until election day. >> you mean inauguration day? >> inauguration day, excuse me, yeah. i think he's got until january the 20th to get this in order. that gives him enough time. but after that it's got to be a very clear line of separation between his business interests of his family, and the white house and the presidency, and if he wants to get off to a bad start, the way to do it is to make this -- these lines intermingle and he's got to
separate them but look he's a smart guy. i think he knows this and i think he's going to do it the right way. >> producers hang onto this tape. we will maybe rerack it for ben but we will see. gentlemen, thank you very much. happy thanksgiving. >> thanks. >> donald trump adding diversity to his cabinet. we will talk to congressman jeffries next. , through dna i found out that i was only 16% italian. he was 34% eastern european. so i went onto ancestry, soon learned that one of our ancestors we thought was italian was eastern european. this is my ancestor who i didn't know about. he looks a little bit like me, yes. ancestry has many paths to discovering your story. get started for free at ancestry.com
cabinet with not just one, two women appointees. trump naming billionaire republican donor and school choice advocate betsy devos as his education secretary, and south carolina governor nikki haley as u.s. ambassador to the united nations. with me here is democratic congressman hakeem jeffries. thank you for snaking through the parade traffic to get here in new york. >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving to you. running through some of these names here, these picks, betsy devos, dr. ben carson potentially as hud secretary, governor mailly and maybe even mitt romney as secretary of state, do you like any of them? >> well, it's appropriate that the president-elect nominate individuals who look like america. i think that's very important, we're an incredibly diverse country and the president-elect's choices should reflect that. >> there's a but coming? >> absolutely a but. well if you think about the foreign policy space, we have a president-elect who has no foreign policy experience.
the nominee to be ambassador to the united nations, no foreign policy experience. if he moves forward with mitt romney as secretary of state, no foreign policy experience. now we're living in a world where we've got isis, a crisis in syria, vladimir putin wants to reconstitute the soviet union, nuclear aggression in north korea, problems all over the map, and it's a little bit troubling, i think, should be disconcerting that the president-elect has decided to move forward in this state, nominated perhaps good people, governor haley is a distinguished public servant, i think mitt romney is a good man, but these individuals who look the relevant experience in the area of expertise and that's a concern to me and i think many members of congress. >> sure and your criticism we've heard but they have been executives of state, they do have pretty tremendous resumes, though, you know, when you look at a governor haley and also a mitt romney, they have been harsh, harsh, harsh critics of president-elect trump. do you think that could be a positive thing? and you give all sides credit
for being willing to maybe work together? >> well, i think there's some degree of -- >> diversity of ideological opinion? >> diversity -- well people on the right and people on the far right who will coming together i think there should be a greater degree of diversity when you think about the fact that donald trump lost the popular vote. majority of americans voted against him, not for him. he's only the president because of the electoral college dynamic. that's in the constitution. but it does suggest that he should broaden the tent as far as possibly had bill clinton, barack obama, others who brought republicans into their administration -- >> if you could pick a name to serve in the cabinet? >> i don't want to name anyone because i could certainly doom them and they would be off the list automatically. but i do think there's a wide variety of individuals who got the expertise, the ability, the temperament and commitment to doing the right thing for this nation who maybe willing to consider stepping into a trump
administration. >> what about your party and leader pelosi we now know she will be challenged. the vote is upcoming. and so, between nancy pelosi and tim ryan, who would you like to see lead the party? >> well i think tim ryan is a good man. he's raised some important issues, we're having a family conversation. but we've already got a very good quarterback, her name is nancy pelosi. she led us into the end zone in 2006. i think she can do it again. part of the conversation is making sure that we have the best possible team surrounding her on the playing field that's going to involve bringing in some of the younger members, taking advantage of the talent and ability that exists across the broad democratic spectrum. leader pelosi has put out a whole host of ideas in that regard. we're going to have a conversation when we go back to washington, d.c. but i think she's the one who continue bringing us forward. >> do you like her, what about i want you to name names as far as the fight for the dnc chair? i haven't heard, i've been reading, i haven't seen any name you specifically support. who would it be for you?
>> i had a meeting with keith ellison earlier this week. he's a talented individual, a committed progressive. i think he has a vision. he spotted very early that donald trump was a threat to actually prevail not just in the republican primary but perhaps become the president of the united states of america. he was laughed at. for that suggestion that was made 15 months ago. i think he should be given some credit for that. but i do think there's a reasonable concern that has been articulated given the fact that we as democrats are in transition right now that the -- >> transition is that what you would call it? >> we're in transition. i'm optimistic on thanksgiving day. >> okay. >> and we will come back. but we're in transition right now and we need someone who is full-time perhaps, and i said this -- >> not just a member of congress but full, full-time. >> i said that directly to keith ellison. he understands that that's a reasonable concern. >> sure. >> there will be others who will come forward but i think obviously he's a top tier candidate. >> okay. congressman jeffries, happy thanksgiving with you and your family. >> same to you. >> thank you for taking the time.
and, so, who is ready for a nice calm, friendly easy conversation about donald trump, hillary clinton, over thanksgiving dinner? coming up next a lighthearted look at how to make sure the political drama doesn't turn to family drama around the thanksgiving table. but first, brooke a cup of coffee might be just the thing to help you wake up this morning. r but when your energy dips later in the day a simple snack can keep you going. cnn's senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen has more in today's "food as fuel." >> the best snack for an energy boost combine whole grains with healthy fats or protein. for example you can make your own trail mix with dried fruits and healthy nuts and seeds. whole wheek crackers with low fat cheese are easy to prepare. so are hummus and veggies. for convenience, you can buy dry roastedate mammy or rosed chick peas. snacks like these will cause a slow rise in blood sugar and help sustain your energy level
so on this thanksgiving -- >> like -- >> brooke. >> on this thanksgiving a lot of people are a little nervous about bitter debates at the dinner table today. yes, in fact, 53% of americans are dreading the thought of talking politics today around the table, according to a new cnn/orc poll. only -- so ellen degeneres, with the help of the one and only wolf blitzer has made a help you avoid ugly conflicts as you pass the turkey. watch. >> you can order a professional moderator to manage your meal, choose from seasoned pros like anderson cooper, megyn kelly, and wolf blitzer.
of course he should build a wall. they're coming across by the millions. >> nowhere near -- >> hillary should be in prison >> won the popular vote -- >> if we could just please get back to the original question. could someone please pass the salt >> your moderator will restore civility to the conversation. >> this broccoli casserole is so good. >> i think it's actually -- >> wrong! >> lucas, don't interrupt your sister. >> the sweet potatoes -- >> leslie is speaking. >> and will make sure everyone gets an equal opportunity to talk. >> my feet were so sore they were swollen and red. you should have seen them. they looked like beets. >> you have five seconds -- >> i thought it was because my purse was so heavy -- >> that's enough. wrap it up. >> i wasn't getting -- >> you're out of time. >> so i -- >> you're out -- >> plus, your moderator can serve as a fact checker. >> i heard that barack hussein
obama made it legal to steal things. >> that is completely false. >> well then who stole my glasses. >> your glasses are on your forehead. >> that one gets me every time. >> wolf blitzer. >> good stuff. >> joining us now with their take on what to do when the turkey talk turns to turkey, great to see you guys. >> good to see you, happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> you know, this is purely by accident. >> cranberry sauce. >> full cranberry. >> will wolf blitzer come to the hood? because i'm going to brooklyn. >> do you need a moderator? >> yes i need a moderator and i need a ride so can he do both? >> what is your plan if the talk turns too political? >> you try to stay away from important stuff like religion and politics, and people in your family, somebody want to rile it up so the thing is to try to
deflect. deflect. >> how? >> i try to change the subject. >> to? >> bring up my cousin larry and his friend michael. then all the heat is off of me. grandma, don't have any grandma. >> paul your suggestion? >> you know you start out like almost every dinner starts out with saying grace. just say grace for like a really long time. for five or so hours. >> filibuster. >> all the good is cold. everybody goes home. >> no matter what you do, you always have the one or two relatives just want, you know, to get in an argument. so i got those coming over today. >> i'm going -- >> yeah, exactly. i created a thanksgiving hotline. you call in. >> right. >> and you get in to an unwinnable argument with a fake relative. and you can talk about anything. you can argue about like, global warming. >> that's so great. out of your -- >> yeah, yeah. >> and get people to say like you'll never make it as a stand-up comic. >> you're a regular comic -- >> that's so great. i also know that you plan to use
this turkey drug the tryptophan to your advantage? >> yeah, it kicks in like an hour or so after you eat. so you let your opponent get sleepy in the argument and then you say the thing he hates and he agrees with you and you record it and blackmail him later with it. >> alcohol in the show, now i'm hearing about drugs. >> new technology. >> a natural one. >> you need to use technology. >> convert to the iphone? >> facetime your family. >> facetime them. they're going to get -- no, no more of that. >> do you guys remember the "saturday night live" with adele who was hosting last year and they did this whole bit where they're sitting around the table almost thinking like heads of the future, and a lot of people are going to be feeling this year. this is a piece of the sketch. >> i have a question for you. why is it that your friends keep antagonizing the police? >> why would you ask my boyfriend that? >> well i'm just trying to get to know you -- [ everyone talking at once ]
>> she's a guest here. ♪ hello it's me ♪ ♪ i was wondering if after all these years ♪ ♪ everything they say the time is supposed to heal you ♪ >> oh. >> and -- >> whether it's adele or like your favorite album to make everyone stop. >> you know -- >> that's right. >> just like just before dinner starts like break out a new ikea dining room table and make everybody help you put it together. >> exactly. >> it's all day, all night, no politics at the end all you want to do is eat and take a nap. >> adele though, right? >> she's a redcoat. it's an american holiday. >> beyonce. hey look.
>> oh, that's right. >> but then you have somebody saying hey -- hey remember that beyonce concert in cleveland for hillary clinton and then boom you're back into politics. >> always think about the elevator when i think about beyonce. the elevator -- >> really -- >> actually this is not funny sz a jersey girl i was upset to read even the e-street band is fighting over politics. >> yeah, exactly. it's a big fight too because like 130 members in e-street. >> it goes on forever and ever. it's like -- >> the other thing is they had the kid's table and the adult's table. kid's table is always more fun. just switch. >> the kid's table. brilliant. >> kids have to talk about stuff like redoing the bathroom. >> like -- >> you're right. >> the family is here in the studio. >> kids you have a great mom. >> oh, that's great. >> i'm cleaning up the mess.
>> you guys want to come over? come on over. we're having a little joke -- >> oh. >> he's adorable. >> the future -- >> yes, come on over. wlrt so guys, all you guys -- >> you're blocking my shot. >> little camerotas. >> how is it? >> here you go. >> because we do have some late night laughs that all of you guys can watch. you're going to hear some thanksgiving zingers taking aim at the president-elect. >> my probation officer is going to love this. >> after previously calling it a hoax yesterday donald trump acknowledged global warming might be real. trump was like, i just had a hard time believing something could get hotter as it got older. yesterday he told staffers at the "new york times" that his son-in-law jared kushner could help broker peace in the middle east. and after that, maybe he could
broker peace between america and the other half of america. >> on tuesday, the same man who might run our department of energy -- vanilla ice. ♪ >> -- secretary of energy drink. the big news today is that donald trump has appointed south carolina governor nikki haley to be ambassador to the united nations. her main job will be learning how to say sorry in over a dozen languages. >> and with all of trump's businesses, there are bound to be conflicts of interest. for instance last week about 100 foreign diplomats from brazil to turkey gathered at the trump international hotel in washington, d.c. to sip trump branded champagne, dine on sliders and hear a sales pitch about the u.s. president-elect's newest hotel. well, of course, trump hotel serves sliders.
those mini burgers make tiny hams look huge. >> yes. >> this is awesome. welcome back to nickelodeon. >> just slimed everybody. >> thanksgiving dinner. >> what is it? >> are you feeding your kids? >> yeah -- >> we have a big feast. >> you're the youngest? >> yeah. >> and the only boy? >> yeah. >> that's like my life. i was the youngest and only boy. worst hand me downs ever. right? >> do they -- >> they don't pick on you, do they? >> we'll let these guys go. let me just tell everyone thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> and the podcast, two chairs and a microphone. and if you are in new york city you can catch him this weekend. >> have a great thanksgiving. >> thanks. >> we'll be over. what time is dinner? >> 3:00. come on over. >> me, too, by the way. up next, live to the thanksgiving day parade set to begin in a matter of minutes. >> first a thanksgiving message
from one of our brave service members overseas. >> from new york city, i guess i miss being home with family and friends, and having that big meal, big feast. i'd like to say hi to all my family and friends back in the united states, back in new york. it's been touring the country telling folks about our heart healthy idaho potatoes, america's favorite potatoes, and donating to local charities along the way. but now it's finally back home where it belongs. aw man. hey, wait up. where you goin'? here we go again.
it's the 90th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade it's about to begin. boris sanchez is in the middle of it all. boris? >> hey, good morning, alisyn. any minute things are about to kick off. just down the street from charlie brown himself. side by side with the crowd. very, very excited to be here. we've got the turkey heads here. the west virginia band that's down there start preparing, the music under way. of course it starts on 77th, 76th goes down to 34th street. not a short parade by any means. it's going to be about 3 million people watching from the street. got some folks from kentucky here. folks from hawaii. all the way from hawaii. so a lot of people coming to catch the excitement. you mention charlie brown. that's a brand-new float this year. also diary of a wimpy kid this year. dreamworks trolls this year, and felix the cat making a comeback. he was the first balloon in the
mt macy's thanksgiving day parade back in 1927. they're bringing him back for the 90th year. you excited? we have folks sitting up on a garbage truck that's meant to be a security barrier. security, something extremely important to point out. something like 3,000 police officers, uniformed police officers that are out here. the commissioner for nypd earlier told me this is one of the most important days of the year for them. and all the hard work and preparation is worth it when he sees these smiling faces on thanksgiving day. brooke and alisyn? >> thank you. thank you boris for all of the excitement. we want to thank our producers who have joined us here on the set. >> yes, this is our a-team right here. all the kiddos. >> yes. so these are all actually of our crew's kids, as well as mine. >> leah, remember what we were going to do when i said in three, two, one -- >> happy thanksgiving!
>> amazing. >> thank you guys for all being here. we're very thankful for you guys. >> we're thankful for you. >> that was really fun. >> it was fun. let's do it again. >> have a great holiday. >> you, too. >> ill be back on at 2:00 if anyone's still watching tv today. happy thanksgiving, carol. >> i'll be watching, brooke. . >> thank you. >> okay. happy thanksgiving. "newsroom" starts now. >> and good morning i'm carol costello in new york. happy thanksgiving everyone. millions of people are lining the streets for an up close view of the holiday tradition, the macy's thanksgiving day parade. and tense of millions will be watching online and on television. but amid all the fun and pageantry of this beloved event there is a serious backdrop. the nypd is ramping up security. one new measure this year police have sealed off the parade route to guard against a rogue vehicle. they're blocking intersections with heavy sand trucks. in the meantime the