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agreement, at least we can feel like we understood where the other person is coming from even if we don't agree where it. >> i would like to see more happiness among american people. >> my wish for american is a couple gold medals in the luge. we can achieve that. no limit to what we can achieve as a country. >> we can vote against each other but we don't have to hate each other. >> i think my wish for america for 2018 would be to be a bit nicer on social media. >> my wish for next year is for world peace and harmony. and an absolutely blistering report on the rush is that investigation. >> this interview is over. this is the rest of the interview. >> so is our show. we would like to say thanks to our guests and for you for watching. on behalf of everyone at
anderson cooper "360" and the cnn family worldwide, i'm tom foreman wish you all the best and none of the worst in 2018. >> this american carnage stops right now. >> sean spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts. >> regardless of recommendation, i was going to fire him. >> drop any investigation connected to flynn. >> the nomination is confirmed. >> i regret that our efforts were simply not enough. >> [ bleep ] paranoid schizophrenic. >> we have come so far, and the people of alabama have spoken.
>> rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself. >> the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. >> isis collapsing. >> we are experiencing a new trend in the threat we face. >> they are disrespecting our flag and our country. >> powerful men falling like dominoes after stories of sexual is misconduct. >> no more. name it. shame it. call it out. >> it's a watershed moment. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> happy new year! whoo! >> there's been a lot of champagne already here on the set. >> happy "new day" to you. this is the special new year's edition of "new day". chris cuomo with alisyn camerota. we have a big show for you this morning. we will look into the crystal ball. 2018. can you believe we're here?
what a big year it will be in politics. we will give you an inside look at what's coming up on capitol hill, what congress may look like after this year's midterm elections and we will break down the issues that could have a major impact on the trump administration as it enters its second year. >> for some people of course last year was the year to shine, but others got tarnished. chris is solcillizza has a list the best and the worst in his political roundup. >> if you haven't is made your resolutions yet, one place you should start is your wallet. here she comes. christine romans will help you get your finances in shape heading into the new year. >> and late night tv shook up 2017. will the political jokes keep us laughing in 2018? we have that and much more ahead on this special edition of "new day". but first a check of your headlines at the news desk. good morning and happy new year. i'm boris sanchez. there was bone-chilling cold and beefed up security to ring in
2018 in new york's times square. >> 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. >> the temperatures in new york plunging to 9 degrees at the stroke of midnight. minus 4 with the windchill, making this the second coldest times square ball drop on record. meantime, a new year's eve ambush in a denver suburb to tell you about. a deputy was shot and killed but a barricaded gunman. four other officers and two residents were wounded. the suspect shot and killed by police. authorities say the deputies were wearing ballistic vests but shot in areas not protected. iran's president addressed the people and acknowledged the economic hardship that some iranians face. he said people are free to protest but warned against violence and vandalism.
two protesters were killed last night. officials have temporarily restricted access to social media apps used to spread word of the protests. let's get back to a special edition of "new day". ♪ not. >> all right. happy new year, everyone. welcome back to this special new year's day edition of "new day". what can we expect to see this year from the president and coming out of the white house? let's talk about it with cnn political analysts gregory and john avlon. get your crystal balls out, gentlemen. so let's talk about at least what we know the president has on his wish list for the year. he's talked about things like in tpra structure, entitlement reform. what do you think we're going to see? >> i think the biggest issues will be what we're not talking about in terms of a list or an agenda. i think the mueller
investigation will loom large in 2018. we know as the year ended people close to the president thought, oh, well, it would be done by thanksgiving. oh, no, christmas. now shortly after the first of the year. whatever that final stage is, whether it's a matter of months or something shorter i think is going to occupy a lot of his time and attention and will probably get in the way if, you know, if he does have some band weudingidt width. he wants to focus on infrastructure. at least the basis for perhaps reaching out to democrats and trying to do a bigger deal when he was not able to do on anything else. >> a second straight deficit swallow for conservatives in his party. >> that's right. >> and it would be dismissed as make work by people. but, look, there is no question that it's needed. that is a good start to this. let's play with it, though, a little bit. do you think the president gets, in any way, exonerated, pardoned, by letter, by
implication? do you think in the beginning of 2018 that happens for the president? it. >> was speculated on in december. it could happen. >> it is clearly at the top of their wish list for 2018. i preface it by saying if you live by the crystal ball you end up eating glass. so i don't want to get too prescriptive. if the trump team believes they're getting a letter of exoneration, that's not how this works. you don't get told you're exonerated before the investigation is complete. they are trying to keep the president's powder dry and keep the light at the end of the tunnel. otherwise, it will lead to have him act impulseively. does he fire mueller? does that set off the saturday night massacre? mueller plays it straight despite what all the folks are saying, he's leading the fbi or the kgb or one organization is the same. this is going to be done when it's done. it is is not going to be done on
the congress's timetable. and right now there are a lot of folks around the president who have serious, serious issues. the question is whether the president exposed himself. that may be trump being trump and there is no collusion. if the trump team believes they're getting a letter of exoneration, that's just fantasy. >> look at the end of the year how tough the administration was in his foreign policy statement of principles against russia and talk about interference in western democracy. in an election year, which 2018 is, will we see any part on behalf of the congress or administration, to prevent russia from doing this again, doing it worse, for being more disruptive? i think that will be something to look at. >> do you agree in terms of legislatively what we will see at the top of the list?
will it be infrastructure? is that what they will be focused on if they get away from the russia threads? >> that's what the president should be focused on. there was consensus between hillary clinton and donald trump that this was a priority. he has to try to move it forward. it doesn't need to be a deficit and debt buster. you can do it in other ways. i think the congressional energy is around entitlement reform. they are trying to milwaukee amends for a tax bill that potentially increases the deficit. >> let's not forget. this is 2018. you're the head of the republican party. all you want people thinking about is, well, the economy is going well. that's it. that's the whole thing. try not to get impeached. and the economy is going well. right now he is presiding over a strong economy which people think the markets will move forward well into 2018. >> very quickly, let's talk about the president's team.
there were quite a few departures in 2017. let's just remind people of all the people. it's hard to look at this roster here from tom price, mike flynn, steve bannon, rhines bree bus, sean spicer, anthony scaramucci. >> and we're out of time. >> omarosa. >> and angella reid. >> the big question is about chief of staff john kelly, what his temperature and patience he level is like. the dynamic between ivanka and jared, whether there is legalism indications for jared kushner. it's also how long the dysfunction is going to last in the west wing. i think the bigger issue, though, is about the administration's posture, who has the influence, the
personnel. that's always a question when you think about defense secretary, secretary of state, national security adviser, who is running the cia. how those people come together and advise the president in a big foreign policy crisis. that's the most important thing. >> two years is a tip cypical e tenure. for a lot of folks it will be, look, i made it through the first year, but am i going to be consistently trying to defend the indefensible. white house press secretary is the worst job in america, there is a strong case to be made. and sarah huckabee sanders is doing her job well defending her boss in front of the press. a lot of folks will say i put in a year. unless they feel their job is mission critical, you will see increased turnover. will the white house be restocked with people trying to focus on responsible policy and containing the president or
people who would bet on that and say this is a fool's error and i'm out. >> thank you very much for all the predictions. >> that's a good start. a little peek ahead. so what have we learned from the last year in politics? let's take a look at the best and the worst of 2017 next. it's the start of a new year for you and your family. and we'd like you to be part of ours. happy new year! so our chevy employee discount is still available to everyone. you pay what we pay, not a cent more. it's our way of saying... happy new year! and welcome to the family... the chevy family. use your employee discount for everyone to get $4,500 below msrp on this 2018 chevy equinox. the chevy employee discount for everyone ends soon.
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of political drama in 2017. i think that's tphan understatement. who had the best and who had the worst? we turn to chris cillizza, editor at large, to give us the best and worst of 2017. >> people always say what a terrible toupee. i say do you think if i had a toupee this would be the one i would choose? a toupee that looks like this? >> 2018, baby. gloves are off. >> i'm fighting. >> let's look at what had the best 2017. you have robert mueller, doug jones. >> yep. >> kirsten gillibrand. >> we talked about this on the christmas show. i think bob mueller has more power and ability to influence the politics and policy in this
country than anyone else short of potentially donald trump. because he has the ability to influence donald trump's arc, he has the huge ability to influence. i think mueller a little rougher as trump and allies ramped up the criticism of him. i think mueller, beginning to end, has a year that looks pretty good. and i think 2018 will be central to every conversation we have. >> jones? >> he won -- if i told you january 1st, 2017, a democrat would get elected in arkansas, you would say that's not going to happen. in alabama, rather. 28-point advantage for donald trump in 2016. doug jones wins, albeit narr narrowly. i'm not sure if he has the seat after 2020. it will be a tough seat to hold,
unless roy moore runs again. i think he was no one at the start of 2017. he is united states senator for the next four years. >> why kirsten gillibrand? >> you will see much more formally now the jockeying for 2020 among democrats to be that person first in line against donald trump. open nomination is always appealing. when the president of the united states is in the low 30s approval rating. >> is she running? >> i think so. i will say this. i think she intends to run. i don't know that that means they're running like if -- >> you think joe biden and bernie sanders are going to run? >> yes. . i'll tell you why. you look at donald trump and you think, he's in the 30s. let's say he moves up a little bit. he's still only in the 40s. hugely divisive, always will be.
and you think, why not me? >> kind of what we saw in the republican cycle. >> absolutely right. is this being taped? >> if this is biden, sanders, warren, you think gillibrand still gets in the race? >> i do. general racial change. she is the youngest and she is 68. joe biden will be 78 on election day. look, politics are about old generation, new generation. we need new faces, new voices. yeah, i think she would run. or cory booker. why not? the 2016 primaries prove one thing, establishment politicians have no specialentree to win.
>> 32% approval rating. next. >> anthony scaramucci. what are his greatest hits? >> brief. he spent much of his life hoping to serve in the white house. he got that for 10 days and blew it because he either didn't know or had a misunderstanding about what off the record versus on the record means. >> attorney general jeff sessions? >> the best thing about jeff sessions is he is still the attorney general. the worst thing about jeff sessions, donald trump run him down in public, private, every story the seems to say and trump railed against sessions in private. >> once again, you insist on coupling sean spicer and reince priebus. >> i like to do ties so i get six or seven in there. i think they're awe set.
like salt and pepperment the establishment is going to bring in donald trump to heal. how did that work out? both guys not working for the white house. >> salt and pepa, you mean the musical group? >> absolutely. d.j. spindarella. >> doug jones. >> if you said al franken, let's say in october you said he won't be in. i said no way. i would think it is more likely al franken will be announced for senate. he rose slowly in the senate. but he fell so dramatically. >> apropos of your musical genre of choice, let's talk about rex, baby. >> not a good year for rex in
effects tillerson. he is like jeff sessions in that, yes, he's in the cabinet, yes, he is secretary of state. it feels donald trump and he whether auto russia or north korea are singing off two different song books is the nicest way you can put it. they have radically different views. every time rex tillerson speaks in public the first question is, are you quitting? for a guy who ran exxonmobil, i can't imagine what 2017 was is what he thought he was signing up for. >> the last, creepy dudes in congress. >> i'm hopelessly naive in a lot of ways. i was stunned. and a lot of women i work with said you're a dummy. i was stunned at what we saw this year in congress. i always knew having covered it it is an old boys network. >> still is. >> it still is 100%.
culturally. much more mad men than girls. the number of people that admitted to it. three members of congress resigned in a week toward the end of last year. and the fact that we're still finding out more about this taxpayer funded. >> slush fund. >> when will that end in 2018? >> we are paying out secret settlements. >> systemic change. >> that's what has to happen. a member resigning here or there, sure. a culture of that kind of behavior in that congress. >> 2018 is poised to be that year. all signs point to it being fertile ground. >> dudes, just act better. simple advice. >> loaded words. alisyn has been very "outfront" on this issue. but the media has to roll too. it is easier to chase the bold
faced names than to chase change. let's see what happens. >> i'm interested to see if there is some kind of legislation, systemic change to address this. >> chris cillizza, thanks so much for playing along with us. who is coming to d.c. and who is out in 2018? we'll discuss the revolving door on capitol hill and whether there is a power shift on the horizon. that's next. is this a phone?
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welcome back to this special edition of "new day". the first day of 2018 and it's already buzzing about 2020. who is going to run, who won't want to run. democrats, do they have a chance to do anything in the presidency? who knows. but it will start with the midterms. see if they can build on the momentum. >> also, we will look at the state of the u.s. economy. will it keep booming, or will that change in 2018? but first let's get a check of your headlines at the news desk. >> happy new year, everybody. i'm boris sanchez. the world getting sharply mixed messages from north korea this morning. kim jong-un reaching out to south korea. at the same time claiming he can now launch a nuclear strike at the u.s. mainland. in a new year's speech, kim said he wants to begin talks with seoul and have north korean athletes at the upcoming winter
olympics in pyeongchang but warned the nuclear button is always on his desk. the college football playoffs with blockbuster matchups. happy new year, coy. >> happy new year, boris. all of this controversy after who should be in the playoffs. the chosen four. georgia and oklahoma, clemson and alabama to battle it out for a chance to hoist the trophy. the tigers and the tide will square off for the third year in a row in the playoff. and they have each won one of those games to become inevitably national champs. here's the coaches. >> it's big boy football. you've got a lot of incredibly talented football players that will be on the field. they all want the same thing. you know, i don't have any doubt it will be a great game. >> we played them several years now.
it makes it somewhat of a rivalry game in circumstances like this. seems like we have had really good preparation for the game. i think it's time to go out and play and see who the best team is. >> it's game day, baby. the sugar bowl kicks off 8:45 eastern after oklahoma and georgia square off in the rose bowl at 5:00 eastern. winners, boris, will meet here in atlanta january 8th. you should come on down to watch the national title. i'll save a seat for you. >> i'll do what i can. keep that seat warm. more headlines in 30 minutes. back to chris and alisyn. welcome to this special new year's day edition of "new day". 2018. can you believe it? well, it's an election year, that's for sure. the midterms will take place in november. republicans, will they retain control of congress? are the democrats going to ride a blue wave is into power?
i don't know. but i have guys who will have opinions about it. let's bring in gregory and john avlon. look, the central question, we always have the same one. when the president wins he is vulnerable in the midterms if certain conditions are met. do you see conditions where the president has concern? >> yeah. i think the president is vulnerable because of himself, because of trumpism, the effect on the country. a level of fear, disapproval in the country that you see in his approve rating, that you see in a desire for a generic democrat to be in control of congress. and you see because of trumpism and all that that implies. democrats highly energized, highly motivated, feeling the sting of the loss in 2016. not so much with an agenda. but it is a rejection of trump and republicans.
>> so new jersey, alabama, virginia, those were harbingers in your mind? >> new jersey and alabama were not subtle. those are evidence of a deep wave motivated, shocking alabama. but i think the two key things to look at are presidential approval. advisers even say stay away from the field. being in the low 30s, that's uncharted territory. that's recipe for a blue wave. the senate map, even though they only need two seats, it is tough for democrats. much more favor. second thing is the redistricting. we have seen the story over and over again. democrats can win the popular vote and still lose the
congressional seats 2-1. north carolina, pennsylvania, on and on. those are two significant structural obstacles to a democratic electorate. it is historically unpopular. >> one of the untold stories have been all the state seats democrats lost. that's where the redistricting gets done. i hear john on the senate. what about the house? >> the house is much more vulnerable. if you look at the exit polling you see the president in a state he won convincingly at 48% approval. that is dangerous territory. it says those seats, those districts, counties where he was so strong he is vulnerable. republicans are vulnerable. . what is going to fill that void?
you have the "spectre" of steve bannon and what he represents. but they are much more vulnerable on the house. 2018 is about arguing the economy. this president is presiding over a strong economy. he has lowered your taxes. he wants to get you back to work. he wants to get the country going again. there is talk of infrastructure. trump is leading the republican party but all the while saying, oh, no, i'm not with them. >> 2018 is an election year. is any year not an election year? it feels like we are constantly in election cycle. is it too soon to talk about 2020. >> people who want to run in 2020, try to distinguish themselves in the midterms.
that is a historical pattern. you can get people across the finish line. the folks who are serious about running will be playing national roles in the midterm elections for the democrats. >> remember, whatever the administration may want to accomplish in 2018 will all be filtered through not just this race but 2020. democratic opposition will start to play itself out in terms of what 2020 looks like. we will see who is called in to campaign. >> it is to see where democrats are invited. you will see one of two things. who has got buzz. who do they want around them. and who doesn't want them and. >> right. >> which may be a cross index. >> look who did well this year in alabama and virginia. they were not the bernie sanders and the elizabeth warren one of
the party. when cory booker is out there in alabama very successfully trying to galvanize liberals, as well as african-american voters, is he the one who travels with kirsten gillibrand. >> i think a lot of people are choking down their bloody marys thinking about 2020. >> the economy is everything in 2018 and 2020. if president trump can say don't pay attention to any of this other stuff, if i keep the economy going, he's going to make a strong argument. >> generally that works. >> john avlon, gregory, thank you both very much. all right. so you just heard the guys talking about how the economy is going to be everything. and we certainly had robust growth at the end of 2017. will it continue in 2018.
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things don't continue to go up forever. and we have been seeing something that by economic standards is getting close to forever. >> it is a remarkable, remarkable run this economy has had. you just look at the last year. look, 2017 was a great first year for 2017 for president trump, it really was. it is a continuation of eight or nine years of remarkable recovery from the depths of despair quite frankly. jobs very, very good last year. they were very good the year before too. now it will be presidential strategies, presidential policies. what congress does is take this and propel it into 2018. you could almost argue it was years of policies of janet yellen and central bankers driving things. now we are heading into a new period of tax cuts at a very strong economy and central banks raising interest rates. and now it is a new mix. >> what about the growth predictions in some say they are overly ambitious. >> let's talk first about the job situation. this is really important. the unemployment rate.
this has been i think the star of of 2017. 4% unemployment rate. still, there are several million americans who are of working ages who should be working and aren't. will he be able to entice the people back into the labor market. will that be the story of 2018? what i'm also hearing a lot are employers are not finding workers. will wages start to rise? wages have not been rising. the first working day of 2018, wages will go up in 18 states and some 20 different cities. wages will be rising, but it won't be the doing of the administration. it will be those states who decided to do that. >> the second part of what you just said, will be this, grr, of republicans. they are against raising the minimum wage. they're going to count that in their wages. is it fair to say that wages may be -- if you had to find a
criterion, just one thing, wages, and just because they're looking for labor, right, which is true in some areas, it is a cross-section to they find it here or somewhere else, that's when your wage goes up for that part of the population. is wages going to be the main indicator of 2018? >> i think it might be. it really might be. if you have these worker shortages, that means supply and demand means you have to pay more wages for those coming in. some will tell you there is an immigration component here. they want hsb visas. they want them to stay here and start companies. >> the stock market. obviously there have been record-breaking days since president trump took over and he's touted it and there's been a lot of records broken. so give us context. >> his supporters have said again and again that aren't we lucky to have a businessman running the economy now and not a community organizer or liberal
politician. i would like to show you what that looks like. president trump, he had his first year up some 20% in the stock market. the first year of president barack obama was up 29%. >> not apples to apples. >> not apples to apples. it was coming out of crisis, right? the stock market has been unbelievable. record after record after record in this year. look at context, you guys. this is a run going on for a very long time. we had i think seven of the past nine years double digit returns in the stock market. that is an old bull. so what happens now? it's overdue for a pullback. but you do have is macroeconomic wins blowing in favor of the economy continuing to grow solidly. >> resolutions for the new year. what do you want us to do? >> i want you to save for college. i want you to live a little below your means. i want you to make sure you're putting away for the future.
>> how much do you want us to put away for our future? 70/10/10/10. nine months of your bills that you would be able to access if you have a job loss or a health issue in the year. i think that is a fine way to look at it. if the economy is doing well, and it will be, i think. and if wages slowly start to rise and the stock market is doing well, that is exactly the time to be preparing for the future and not spending beyond your means. >> what do you want us to splurge on? can we have any fun? >> i like vacations and technology. >> chris always says i'm as tight as two coats of paint. but i always splurge on vacations. >> i guarantee you she is not living on 70 cents.
maybe seven. throw on a sweater if it's cold in here. i know romanmanromans. >> hardy midwesterner. >> balance your 401(k). make sure that you have the right mix of risk for your age and for when you're going to retire. this is a perfect time to take stock in your life, in your relationships, and your money. >> great advice, christine. thank you. happy new year. >> you too. that was heavy. got to rethink everything. up next, the expanding role of late night tv. it's not just laughs anymore. punch lines gave way to big political punches. let's look ahead to late night in 2018 next. food tastes better when you don't have to cook it. he was just supposed to be my dog. i don't know why. (vo) we're proud that, on behalf of our owners, the subaru share the love event will have donated over one hundred fifteen million dollars in just ten years.
is hello, donald. >> steve, you look rested. not me. it's been a long day. i'm tired and cranky and feel i could freak out on somebody. >> you should call australia. >> you said there was a terrorist attack in atlanta. >> i said that wrong when i said it. and then you wrote it, which makes you wrong. >> i miss her. oh, my gosh.
"saturday night live" spent 2017 scouring president trump and his administration, as you know. they were not the only ones. joining us now is senior media correspondent brian stelter. and cnn analyst bill carter. i miss melissa mccarthy. she was so good. >> i was wrong when i said it. then you wrote it. so that makes you wrong. >> oh, my gosh. that was epic, obviously. we miss her. and "snl", they have been finding their groove for a long time. they really came into their own this year. >> it's as if the campaign has never ended. that's the reality about these shows. 13 months since election day and "snl" and all the daily late night shows are still performing like it is an election. we are sort of in a permanent campaign. just as the country is more polarized than ever, the the shows are more polarized.
>> the only time the audience was really paying attention was in an election year. that's over with yet. they are paying complete attention now and that's going to continue. >> also, you have to remember loren michaels is not just is "snl". he's seth meyers and the "tonight show". he has his irons in there. what do you think about the year ahead? what are the variables in terms of what late night tv brings in this year? >> there is an open question whether this is starting to get tiring. whether it's stephen colbert, seth meyers, six months ago they said president trump should step down, resign. these comedians have gone so far so early on in the trump presidency, it makes you wonder if they can keep them up. >> is there any evidence in the ratings that people are tiring of it. >> so far i don't see any. >> colbert has only risen.
jimmy kimmel, when he got personally involved -- >> we have this moment. let's remind everybody what he did. he totally pivoted from comedy to a personal story about health care. so listen to this. >> if your baby is going to die and it doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make. i think that's something whether you're a republican, democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right? >> this was about getting rid of the affordable care act. who would think a late night comic would become "the voice" of health care. >> that was genuine, real. people did criticize him because they criticize even. that was real. heartfelt. he has taken more stands. he's out there now. he's not going to back down. he's really committed. >> when you have these shows with this anti-trump messaging, you think about the impact of pop culture. it makes you wonder. if there's 59%, 60% of the
country that disapproves of president trump after one year; there any way that number changes? are these shows part of the solidification of his disapproval numbers? is there any way he can regain ground if every single night colbert, kimmel, seth meyers are making fun of him. >> this guy is the enemy and he's a baffoon and they are not going to back off. >> maybe i'm wrong, but john oliver made a name for himself. and then there was a fade. is that because the daily bec e became -- is this such a fast cycle? >> absolutely. john oliver did win an emmy. he hasn't totally faded. he does it only once a week. you have to choose your battles differently. they go after the news. colbert said they change their show on the fly so often because
there is news happening. >> hers has become viral. >> she's "the voice" of women in this. >> and there is no show, no show that has taken a different tack. you think there would be space for a red america, red state conservative view, comedic view. but there's not. >> colbert doesn't even think about using his character. >> show time in february is going to come out with animated president trump spoof that colbert is working on. so we will see even more of these shows. >> there are no real comedy writers that have a different point of view. that's one of the problems. it is the world of entertainment is a left center world. that's why most of the shows will be that way. >> i didn't think alec baldwin would be playing president trump 18 months after he start odd "snl". >> jimmy fallon is trying to play the middle, because that's
his style. he got in trouble because he is too soft on trump. a lot of people haven't forgiven him for that. he did a very funny springsteen parody, robert mueller is coming to town. people attacked him saying too little too late. >> colbert is the breakout star of late night. he is head and shoulders among the rest of these comics. a man who might have found his show fading away in a hillary clinton presidency has broken through. >> they also have it easy with trump because of the culture they're playing to. there was a time when it was always dangerous. carlin, lenny bruce. they took chances and paid the price. there was an in and out to a provocati provocation. >> if you don't take chances now, fallon is not taking chances and he has taken heat
for that. the audience is expecting a certain amount of edge because the audience is on edge. that's one of the factors. everybody wakes up every day and doesn't know what's going to happen in this world, this universe. they turn to comedy every night. and it's satisfying. >> you don't have to tell us. we're right here on the front lines bill every damn day. >> thank you. happy new year. plenty of highly charged political drama in 2017. of of it generated by president trump. what can we expect in 2018? especially with the midterms looming. we discuss that next.
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