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good morning. breaking overnight -- >> we reject the president-elect! >> protests over the election of donald trump erupt coast to coast. thousands marching on trump >> hey hey, who ho, donald trum has got to go. >> and thouin chicago, demonstrs blocking traffic in los angeles, oakland and portland, oregon, even burning an effigy of the president-elect in new orleans. white house welcome. president obama and the first lady set to meet with donald and melania trump this morning. once bitter rivals, the president now promising cooperation over the next 71 days. >> we are all now rooting for his success in uniting and
and, power broker. new jersey governor chris christie, the man in charge of donald trump's transition team. what are his plans and does he see a role for himself in the trump administration? we'll ask him in an exclusive live interview "today," thursday, november 10th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today -- the election of donald trump" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, liro studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. we're zooming in on that shot because this is the moment -- this is one of the great traditions in our democracy, the peaceful transfer of power. that will be decided innen a extraordinary meeting this morning, president obama and president-elect donald trump. >> oh, to be a fly on the wall. >> if only we could be. meanwhile, what a scene in many cities across the nation last night.
demonstrating against the election of donald trump. of course, as we learned from this election, there is a deep divide from this country and one of them is between cities and more rural areas. >> and governor chris christie of new jersey. for months he's been in charge of the transition team for donald trump. it's all by theoretical up to this point. now it is practical, now it is real. they've got 71 days to form an administration. we're going to talk to governor christie coming up. let us begin this morning with those anti-trump nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer is in los angeles. that's just one of the cities where demonstrations took place overnight. miguel, good morning. >> matt, good morning. thousands of protesters spilled into the streets and cities, big and small, in more than ten different cities. this as our new president has been elected. many are promising new demonstrations are just beginning. >> reporter: overnight, the outrage over an election, sparking protests from coast to coast and cities in between.
peaceful protest quickly turning violent. demonstrators burning flags and vandalizing cars. in san diego, police struggling to keep control of scores of demonstrators. >> so we got all together just to set up a sign to let people know and to wake up and tell them, you know, how we feel about this. >> donald trump has got to go! >> reporter: in new york, thousands of and banging drums as they marched past rockefeller center, up 6th avenue, blocking off streets above trump tower. >> i was in tears. it was so close, you know? it is so hard to fathom that she was right there. then all of a sudden in two minutes it was gone. he won. >> reporter: in chicago, they burned donald trump pare
in houston, angry demonstrators taking turns beating a papier-mache likeness of trump with a bat with bei, then torch. in boston, residents say they're frustrated but are determined to work for causes they can believe in. >> can you come out here today and support and you can be the cause and be the fight and don't take this as a defeat, just take this as motivation to work harder. >> reporter: and back in los angeles overnight, hundreds of people shut down a major highway through downtown l.a. many struggling to come t president-elect. from new york city to oakland, there were arifts marests made overnight. in addition to reports of vandalism, police say molotov cocktails were also thrown at them. but for the most part, in most cities, protests were peaceful. >> miguel, thank you very much. president-elect trump and his wife will head to the white house this morning and meet with president obama and the first lady. nbc's peter alexander is in position. peter, good morning.
this morning's meeting symbolically kicks off the transition from the obama administration to the trump era. the president has already ordered that both president-elect trump and vice president-elect pence begin receiving intelligence briefings. the face to face meetings between two of this country's most bitter rivals. >> reporter: a meeting of bitter trump to join him today in the oval office. >> it is no secret that the president-elect and i have some pretty significant differences. >> reporter: the president seeking to a divided nation, reminding them of how his predecessor, president george w. bush, worked with him following 2008, tumultuous election. >> president bush's team could not have been more professional and more gracious in making sure we had a smooth transition so that we could hit the ground running.
presidency, and the vice presidency, is bigger than any of us. >> reporter: today's meeting, a new chapter in an acrimonious feud that dates back to president obama's first term when trump championed the birther conspiracy theory. >> he may not have been born in this country. >> reporter: the president roasting trump at the white house correspondents' dinner soon after when the claims were knocked down. >> that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter. landing. >> reporter: and in the final days before the election, the president worked feverishly to keep trump out of the white house. >> if somebody starts tweeting at 3:00 in the morning because "snl" made fun of you, then you can't handle the nuclear codes. >> reporter: the president's tone now shifting from humor to harmony. >> we all want what's best for this country.
trump's remarks last night. >> it is time for us to come together as one united people. >> that's what i heard when i spoke to him directly, and i was heartened by that. that's what the country needs. a sense of unity, a sense of inclusion. >> reporter: a theme echoed by house speaker paul ryan who's had his own problems with trump. >> donald trump hea a else heard. he turned politics on its head. and now, donald trump will lead a unified republican government. >> reporter: as washington welcomes its next president today, president-elect trump will also meet with house speaker paul ryan. trump's transition team has also launched its new website and a logo to go with it -- greatagain.gov.
this morning first lady michelle obama will also greet melania trump in the east wing residents for their first meeting as the white house officially begins to change hands. matt and savannah? >> peter alexander is ready for that meeting as well in position, thank you so much. new jersey governor chris christie is chairman of donald trump's transition team. he joins us now exclusively. governor, it is nice to see you. >> good morning, guys. >> let's talk about this meeting at the white house today. these two guys have a long and bitter history together. what's the dynamic going to be like? >> i t great. i think you heard from the president-elect on tuesday night that he really wants to bring the country together, recognizes that there's been great divisions and wants to be a unifying force. i thought the president's remarks yesterday were very gracious and appropriate. we've heard a lot about the peaceful transfer of power during this election and i think you will see that symbolized today and i think that's important for the country to
branch. >> donald trump was the main purveyor of the birther movement. would you like to see an apology at the white house? >> i think that's all past us. the fact is, the president said a lot of things -- i was at that kaernts d correspondents' dinner. said a lot off things about donald trump that was clearly attempting to delegitimatize him. that's politics though. these men recognize now this is about governing and leading the nation and the world. they have a lot more important things to talk donald trump was making those comments about the president? >> sure, everything is in the context of politics, matt. doesn't mean he didn't mean those things and wasn't concerned about them. you know the difference when two people are in combat in politics versus when the people have spoken. tuesday night the people spoke, electing donald trump president of the united states. now it is time for both donald and the president to move and turn to a new chapter. >> chairman reince priebus was
he said something he said before, the donald trump he knows, the one behind closed doors, is so vastly different than it the donald trump we have seen from that rally stage. do you agree with that and do you think that's a -- we're about to see some new side of donald trump? >> first off, i've been friends with him for 14 years. so i would say there is a lot of things about him that the public has not yet seen. but i don't think that's unusual for people in public life. i think you hear all the time, whether it was about al gore -- i used to hear that about the vicees obama and i've been able to have time with him privately, too. people do have different sides. but what will happen during a presidency, i believe, is that you'll get much more of an opportunity to see both sides. >> we saw those protests last night. just a reminder that half this country feel very scared and afraid and upset. what do you think president-elect trump's tone toward them should be? what's his message? what's some outreach he should
it was a combative or divisive speech. it was a unifying speech and he recognized those folks tuesday night, talked about the people who didn't support him, said i am committed to being president for all americans. that's what he has to do and that's what he did do on tuesday. >> paul ryan says trump has a mandate. even though he didn't win the popular vote, he obviously has the white house, the house and the senate. do republicans have a mandate? >> sure. absolutely. when you control both houses of congress and the white ho matt, you have a huge responsibility because now the republican party is in charge of the federal government and we have an obligation to get things done. >> let me ask you about your personal future either inside or outside of the trump administration. bridgegate trial ended last week, couple of your close associates convicted on those counts. do you think that trial will cast a long shadow on you if you would like a role in the trump administration? >> i think the long shadow was cast well before that.
i knew and did in january of 2014 which was back then, i said after 24 hours, it is my view that three people are responsible for what happened there. those three people, after three years of investigation, matt, and the trial, the same three people i fired in january of '14 were the three people who were held responsible by the u.s. attorney's office and that jury. >> so what role do you want in a trump administration? what have you talked about? >> we have the no talked about anything. it's true. . president-elect was adamant about not discussing the transition before he was elected. >> the reports are he didn't want to jinx it. is that true? >> i think that's part of it. i think the other part is he wanted to remain focused on what he needed to do, which was winning. he said back in may when he gave me the job he said you focus on getting this ready for me and he said we'll talk on election night. so we spoke on election night but we spoke about the transition. >> would you want to be chief of staff? would you want to be --
>> that's called a pregnant pause. >> attorney general? >> you really don't think i'm answering any of these questions, do you? you know me better than that. the answer is i'm not committed to doing anything in a new administration, or not. the bottom line is is that i have a job to do to help get the administration ready. if there's some role for me that i want to do and that the president-elect wants me to do, we've known each other for 14 years. >> like chief of staff? >> maybe it's host of the "today" show, matt. who you've been around here a long time. we'll go over the contract later. >> the one job the president doesn't appoint. >> i understand that but maybe we can work something out. i'm a very nice guy, savannah. we'd have a lot of fun sitting next to each other. >> we'll do a screening interview later. >> good news for me. >> trump's adult children have been a huge part of this campaign. can you see him appointing one of his adult children to either a cabinet post or a senior position within administration?
nepotism, i'm not going there? >> i haven't spoken to him about that but donald's children who are a huge part of the business intend to run the business. they always turn to him for advice and counsel. but i think their intent from what i've heard from them is they are focused ond running the business because the guy who did run the business has now got a new job. >> donald trump praised hillary clinton in his speech but in the previous weeks he said he was going to lock h a prosecutor, special prosecutor. has he dropped that? >> i haven't spoken to him about that. i will tell you they had an enormously gracious conversation with each other on tuesday night. secretary was very gracious to the president-elect and the president-elect has been incredibly gracious to her. politics are over now been people have spoken -- >> people wanted her to be locked up. those are his constituents. >> listen, but the people get to speak through their vote and they voted for donald trump to
confident he will -- bring the country together. >> governor chris christie, do you have an alarm clock? >> yes, i do. >> just saying. it is a part of this job. >> you're going to love halloween here. you're going to love that. [ laughter ] >> you mean i can look stranger? that would be good. looking forward to it. >> thank you, governor. let's go to the other side of the aisle now. what does the transition to a trump white house mean for the their weakest position in washington for eight years. kristen welker has that part of the story. good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. despite the bitter battle between clinton and trump, democrats and lawmakers more broadly agree that they should work together to help the country come together. but that won't be easy given the history of partisan rancor here in washington. this morning, democrats coming to terms with their new reality.
control of washington winning the white house and hoilding boh houses of congress. >> this is the most incredible political feat i have seen in my lifetime. >> we've been given a temporary lease on power, if you will, and i think we need to use it responsibly. >> reporter: democrats defeated but looking for ways to find common ground. nancy pelosi placed a call to trump yesterday suggesting infrastructure projects a saying in a statement we can work together to quickly past a robust jobs bill. senator bernie sanders, clinton's former rival turned top surrogate -- >> our job is to elect hillary clinton -- >> reporter: now softening his tone and vowing to work with trump on policies that help the lives of working families. but sanders also warning to the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environmental policies, we will vigorously oppose him. democrats are also bracing for a
obamacare. >> real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing the disaster known as obamacare. >> reporter: and the supreme court. trump vowing a more conservative pick thanmak merrick garland, president obama's choice whose chances are now dead. >> it's the supreme court. that's what it's all about. >> reporter: the democrats are also focused on their own future and party stand-outs who may help lead the way. warren who proved to be one of the most effective trump attack dogs. >> he think because he has ha mouthful of tic tacs that he can force himself on any woman within groping distance. >> new jersey senator cory booker whose name was voted as a possible vp pick and a rising star in the party. >> patriotism is love of country. but you can't love your country without loving your countrymen
>> reporter: the attempts at unity may be short lived. congressional republicans already vowing to continue their investigations into secretary clinton's private e-mail server. matt? savannah? >> all right, kristen welker. thank you very much. mr. roker's here with a first check of the weather. >> got little chilly stuff to start off in the midsection of the country. we've got some frost and freeze warnings right now stretching from the carolinas all the way into oklahoma. they're going to start to warm up later today but in the an vetville. good news is the jet stream is way up to the north so we will stay fairly warm. eugene, oregon, temperatures in the 60s. denver, into the 50s and upper 60s. st. louis into the 50s as well. as we get into next week, those warm temperatures stretch from chicago, san antonio, tucson and salt lake city. we'll (timer beeping) she needs our help! ?
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7:30 now on a thursday morning, november 10th, 2016. there is a look at the white house after attacking each other throughout the campaign, president obama and presiden meeting there this morning. it is a face to face in the oval office to begin a transition of power most people did not expect to see. >> we'll have more on that, of course, in a moment. but first the other headlines of the morning. thousands of people taking to the streets in major cities across the country last night to protest donald trump's election. one of the largest demonstrations happened here in new york where the protesters marched right to trump tower. a similar gathering held outside the trump international hotel in
gunman who shot and wounded two police officers near pittsburgh overnight. it happened in the town of canonsburg. investigators are now yet revealing the circumstances surrounding those shootings. at least seven people were killed, more than 50 others injured when a tram overturned on wednesday in south london. the 42-year-old driver has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. investigators say the tram appears to have been traveling too fast on a sharp bend. they're also looking into claims that the driver blacked out at the trump's upcoming transition to power, but his opponent in the presidential race is now facing a major transition of herself. what does the future hold for hillary clinton and the clinton family? nbc's andrea mitchell has more on that. hi, andrea, good morning. >> good morning, matt. after decades of public service, hillary clinton's dream to become the first woman president shattered. her political career most likely now over.
imagined having to give. >> we must accept this result, and then look to the future. donald trump is going to be our president. i know how disappointed you feel, because i feel it, too. and so do tens of millions of americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. >> reporter: painfully close to making history, but falling short. clinton urging americans, especially young girl >> i know -- 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. >> reporter: clinton family first took the national stage in 1992 when then-arkansas governor bill clinton ran for president. >> i, william jefferson clinton -- >> reporter: after winning and serving two terms in office.
first as senator from new york. and then after losing the democratic nomination to barack obama in 2008, agreeing to serve as his secretary of state. >> the urgency of the global climate crisis must not be underestimated. >> reporter: with her white house dreams now dashed, what's next for the clintons? friends say they need time to heal from the shock of losing to donald trump. but when they are ready, if they want, they'll have their pick of book deals, corporate advisory boards, possibly academic affiliations. as a private citizen, hillary clinton won't have to worry about the conflict of interest questions that plagued her during the campaign. they also don't have to scale back the clinton foundation, a big target for critics when she was in politics. >> this is indeed the end of the clinton era. it is a generational end. she thought she'd be the president-elect today. so there wasn't something in the back pocket to do instead.
is not going away any time soon are hillary clinton's congressional investigations. already the house oversight chairman jason chaffetz announced he'll keep looking into her private e-mail server as secretary of state. >> now a look at the weather. >> wet weather from brownsville, texas, corpus christi, houston may see some showers, san a nothing too horrible. maybe a quarter-inch or so. we're also watching a powerful storm getting ready to make its way into the pacific northwest bringing one to two inches of rain over the next several days. very mild from the west and central plains. dwin gusty winds ahead of the cold >> wren: plenty of sunshine this morning.
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white house this morning. hi, hallie, good morning. >> reporter: hey there, good morning, savannah and matt. donald trump has made a lot of campaign promises over these last 16, 18 months. some of them will have a shot when he takes office in january. we wanted to check out his scorecard for success. >> reporter: he ran on a campaign promise to shake up washington. >> we together are going to drain the swamp. transition to the white house is happening, just how realistic are president-elect trump's goals? one of his first priorities -- tearing down obamacare. >> real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing the disaster known as obamacare. >> reporter: trump will lead an all-out assault on the affordable care act. president obama's signature law providing health care to millions. but can he do it?
first, congressmen need to take action. while republicans could have trouble getting the 60 votes to get it to the president's desk, a vote to repeal did make it to president obama earlier this year under a special budget procedure that required only a simple majority. he, of course, vetoed the repeal. if it makes it to a president trump, the result would likely be a different story. also on his agenda -- reshaping the supreme court. >> the supreme court, it's what it is all about. >> reporter: file this under "highly with republicans controlling congress, trump's all but assured a more conservative supreme court pick. >> the american people have spoken and president trump will send us a nominee, i assume, early next year. >> reporter: trump's released his list of picks to fill the seat left vacant after the death of justice antonin scalia. among the notable names -- senator mike lee of utah who did not vote for the party's nominee. and what about some of candidate trump's more extreme plans?
along the southern border. >> reporter: his mexican-funded border wall? "unlikely." part of the problem -- the cost. estimates range from $8 billion to $122 billion. and while he says mexico would pay, that country's foreign minister saying yesterday, that's not happening. also unlikely, another campaign pledge. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> rte proposed muslim ban, unpopular, even among many republicans. candidate trump already signaling he won't take such a ha hardline stance. >> reporter: expect for the president-elect trade to be another issue in those first 100 days. he doesn't always see eye to eye with the rest of his party on that. that's a topic that may or may not come up with president-elect trump and vice president-elect mike pence visit house speaker
house this morning, thank you. let's bring in nicolle wallace and steve kornacki who at this point need no introducti introduction. nicolle, you've been there. what are these meetings about? the white house is this scene, this is the peaceful transfer of power. there is tons of symbolism. but it is also very personal. >> it is very personal. and there is a lot of talk about when you turn the page, a hard-fought campaign is over. as governor christie has talked about, the night before donald trump's obama was one of the most powerful spokesmen in making the case against trump's candidacy. so everyone is committed to turning the page because the business of governing is so much more grave than the business of campaigning. but these are human beings. they're not robots. >> what nicolle is saying, is you can't unring a bell. some of the things that have been said during the course of this campaign are going to stick around. >> it's interesting, what's happened since the election was
different than the election itself. i think that probably is encouraging to everybody because we thought such an unprecedented campaign may be the aftermath would be unprecedented. so far it is going the way it is supposed to go. i think things are going to get interesting when you look at how democrats react. obviously democrats do not like donald trump. at the same time, this is a guy who's taken some positions on issues where he actually could find some democratic help on capitol hill. >> that's interesting. it is a good segue to my question for nicolle. one of the big story lines was how is he remaking the reic tone, but also the orthodoxy of the republican party and the policy. so how do you think that all plays out in terms of what he tries to do in 100 days? for example, trade agreements. >> he owes the republican party nothing. he won without the republican establishment behind him. and, frankly, with sort of the republican folks that make their way on to tv shows -- >> but guess who's waiting for him in washington? the republican establishment.
partners. if trade is a place where he finds more enthusiastic support among democrats, he has an opportunity to work with democrats. he put out a list of supreme court justices. there will be issues whether there are natural alliances with the conservative movement in and out of the government. but he is in such a unique position in that he owes this victory to no one other than his small sort of pirate ship of a campaign and his base of support around the country. build, should donald trump say nothing and let the emotion play itself out or should he speak again to the american people? >> i think at some point it is not directly addressing the protests that's his responsibility. but i think the message that he delivered after this election tonally is the message you want the winner in the election to deliver. he was gracious about his opponent. he talked about uniting the country. as long as he continues to deliver a message like that, i think that's what we expect of a president-elect in this period. >> i went to buy something yesterday and i took my money
i found a little piece of paper with the predictions from election eve of when this was going to be called. >> you know what's going about him? he never says "i told you so." >> chuck is not here to defend himself. steve predicted 11:20 at night. >> that was pacific time. >> i forget what i said. >> 1:00 a.m. >> i was closer. >> but if i had asked you, and who is going to win? >> clearly, tr this outcome. but it is -- you know, i think there is a lot of hand-wringing. i dropped my son off at school yesterday morning. a lot of moms came up to me figuring out how to talk to their kids. i think it is just important to remember that we've sort of been through extraordinary events before. i am a recount survivor. i am a mccain-palin survivor. did i win? did i win the "today" show pool?
host of the shows we love watching had a mix of sincerity and their own special brand of humor. >> if your child asks the ultimate question -- why do bad things happen to good people -- you finally have the answer. the electoral college. >> of course, this means that early next year trump will be moving into the white house. he will become the first president who moves in and hangs up his own portrait. >> two things happened last night. donald trump got elected president, and my >> based on this pattern of me being wrong on everyone of my donald trump predictions, he's probably going to be a great [ bleep ] president. >> so there was another moment in particular that caught our attention when seth meyers got emotional addressing the person who's out there who could still be our nation's first female president. >> the fact is, we don't know who you are but i imagine this moment today will be a defining
you work harder and strive farther. and whoever you are, i hope i live to see your inauguration and i hope my mom does, too. she was really excited yesterday. and i was really sad for her. >> one of the viewers respond odd, like so many people, saying i had my daughter watch this. very poignant and touching. seth has been receiving high praise, as you guys know, for his shows during this election. he's going to keep it going. he is oneth nikki speaks to how i think people felt when he got emotional there. >> tamron, thank you so much. coming up, tom brokaw on the mood of the nation post election and we'll also tell you about
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning, everybody. thursday now. bright sun outside as we take a live will be at boston. it's 7:57. let's welcome wren clair to the 7news team and have her do the forecast. >> wren: it's a great day t mostly sunny skies. not a cloud in the sky. i anticipate a few extra crowds as we head into the afternoon, though. right now calm winds for many of us. a little more of a breeze near the coast as well as the cape. and that was actually beneficial for us this morning as we started out much warmer than what we saw further to our west. orange bottoms out in the mid-20s, whereas we saw low in the upper 30s. right now temperatures more moderate in the low 40s for the most of us. temperatures top off in the low 50s with plenty of sunshine for thursday. >> christa: okay, wren. thank you.
a status hearing will be held in the case against rachelle bond today. bond is the mother of murdered toddler bella bond. bond's boyfriend killed the little girl back in 2015 according to prosecutors. right now easton bliss are looking for a car that may have been connected to a serious shooting. officers say a florida man is in critical condition. two teens found the victim in the woods tuesday afternoon.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up -- >> not my president! not my president! >> -- election frustration. anti-trump protests erupt overnight in major cities >> donald trump has got to go! >> -- to chicago, to los angeles. despite calls for unity from both hillary clinton and president obama. >> we have to remember that we're actually all on one team. we're not democrats first, we're not republicans first. we are americans first. >> this, as the president and president-elect hold a high-profile meeting at the white house this morning. so after an exhausting and brutal campaign, can americans
girls from d.c. checking off our bucket list. >> from honolulu, ah. >> we're here for our anniversary from north carolina. hey, kids! >> woo! >> our senior trip class of 2017! >> from all over the world to see "today"! woo! it's 8:00 on "today." it is mondathursday, november 1 2016. i've been missing our crowd the last couple of days because we've been over in our election center. we say good morning on a cool kind of morning.
the holiday season kicks into high gear. we have your first look at this year's rockefeller center christmas tree. >> thanksgiving only two weeks from today. >> very cool. >> holidays are here. and we have all-star chefs, two mikes, sharing the recipe for two thanksgiving day side dish favorites. >> just so happens, two of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. >> also, potato dishes. headlines -- good morning, i'm peter alexander at the white house ahead of today's meeting between president obama and president-elect trump, two of this country's fiercest rivals. they will gather together inside the oval office. during the campaign of course, president obama dismissed trump as unfit and unqualified to be president. trump has long challenged the president's legitimacy, questioning his place of birth.
despite trump's vow to undo some president obama's signature achievements. >> reporter: as the one-time bitter rivals get red to meet today in the white house -- >> now everybody is sad when their side loses an election. but the day after, we have to remember that we're actually all on one team. this is an intramural scrimmage. we're not democrats first, we're not republicans first. we are americans firs >> reporter: trump made no public appearances the day after winning the presidency, meeting with top aides inside trump tower. now under tight security and closed off to the public. in his victory speech, trump said it is time for americans to bind the wounds of division and come together. >> for those who have chosen not to support me in the past -- of which there were a few people -- i'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that
our great country. >> reporter: trump received calls and messages of congratulations from top elected officials and world leaders, including russia's vladimir putin. in her concession speech, hillary clinton told devastated supporters that americans owe donald trump an open mind and the chance to lead. >> we have seen that our nation is more deeply divided than we thought. but i still believe in america, and i always will. and if you do, then accept this result and then look to the future. >> reporter: clinton and her family returned to their home in chappaqua has her top aides gathered for their last time in their unsuccessful campaign. as protesters marched, the president sending a message today to a divided country struggling to cope with this unprecedented election. >> the peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of
are going to show that to the world. >> reporter: this morning on "today," chris christie, the chairman of donald trump's transition team, echoed the president's sentiments. >> that's politics though. and i think what these two men recognize is that now this is about governing and leading the nation and the world. >> reporter: this morning we're getting sort of an early look at what a trump administration might look like. this is the new website just launched. you can see it up on the screen right now. it is also first lady michelle obama will greet melania trump here at the white house. anti-trump protesters took to the streets well into the night. thousands of demonstrators turned out from coast to coast disrupting traffic and declaring they refuse to accept trump's victory. in new york city, demonstrators jammed the area right outside trump tower. some were chanting "not our president."
100 protesters were arrested. many of those for disorderly conduct. breaking overnight, a manhunt under way in western pennsylvania for the person who shot two police officers, one of those officers has now died. the shooting happened early this morning. they were responding to a domestic situation in canonsburg, that's about 20 miles southwest of pittsburgh. neighbors were told to stay in their homes as police searched for the suspect. an area schools were placed ond a two-hour delay. the los angeles county family services has cleared brad pitt of allegations of child abuse. the investigation stemmed from an alleged incident on a private plane carrying pitt, angelina jolie and their children back in september. sources familiar with that investigation tell nbc news the allegations were not substantiated after interviews with family members, including the children. jolie has filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences with pitt. a major recall effort is
of a ne"newsweek" magazine hits store shelves with the words madam president" on the cover. two special editions were produced by third party licensee. that company prematurely shipped out 125,000 clinton covers. retailers were told not to put issues on sale prior to the election but a handful did. about 17 were sold. work is under way to get those covers out of the stores and have them president trump version that was also printed up. >> wow. >> a little "dewey defeats truman." >> each one of those magazines comes with a cleveland indians championship t-shirt. sorry, cleveland. just ahead, more on the mood of this nation after the bitter and divisive election. where we go from here around how you can help your kids make sense of all this. and then, tom brokaw's here. he's going to talk politics,
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now ring loudly. >> that's not my president! >> reporter: protesters across the country are expressing anger over donald trump's shocking win. >> hey hey ho ho donald trump has got to go! >> reporter: with every vote that ended with heartache -- >> usa! usa! >> reporter: -- there's one that carries joy. >> this is a fractured country and trump is the doctor. >> reporter: trump supporters are celebrating, from miami -- >> donald trump is the only one that could help us. even the hispanics see that. r >> everybody's beeping their horns in honor of trump. it's a "go trump" borough. >> reporter: on social media, the president-elect celebrity allies like actress kirstie alley are sending congrats while opponents use the #notmypresident. singer john legend writing, "i feel like america just sent in our tuition check for trump university." despair blanketed the archer
celebrate the first female president. >> what was the day like today? >> if i had to sum it up well, it would just be going through five stages of grief. >> the big take-afrom this election for me is also how divided our country is. >> although our country is in a divided state at the moment, we can still find ways to look past this and to still encourage each other. >> reporter: for the students, it is a lesson in politics witnessing a combative campaign, but then in the end gracious speeches from both sides. >> i think the mes h very much you are worth while. you are important. your voice matters. and one day you will get to run for president of the united states. >> reporter: to lift their spirits, the girls created a video which they'll send to hillary clinton. >> we are stronger together! stronger together! thank you, secretary clinton! woo! >> reporter: it is hard to know how most importance will choose to move forward. in new york, hundreds of
offering messages of encourage while seth meyers tried to offer something positive. >> in general i am hopeful for president trump because hope is always the best possible to path to take. >> reporter: a country torn apart, hoping there is enough thread to eventually sew things back together. for "today," joe fryar, nbc news, los angeles. dr. jennifer is an adolescent and family psychologist. good morning. >> good morning. >> one thing a lot of parents have said, not just after election day and the result but all through this campaign is h for kids, world events loom so large when they're focused in on them. do you have any tips and how to kind of talk about it, whether you are happy with the result or not? >> i think that's the thing. you can be happy, you can be sad, it doesn't matter. our kids are absorbing up a this. so first, keep it simple. your yinger children do not need to know the same information as your older children and you want to keep it kind of on point and direct. don't put your information on them.
absorb everything around them, then they are always repeating it but they don't understand it. validate their feelings. let them know that they understand. then everybody needs to work towards acceptance and awareness and decide what you want to do about it. >> i think one of the hard things as parents -- i've got three children so we spend a lot of time in my house talking about compromise. when they hear what's going on in this election or just did, there doesn't seem to be a lot of seems to be one end or the other. split down the middle. >> right. sometimes -- and i think obama said it great with all of his sports references in his speech yesterday. there is a winner and a loser. and that's not compromise. this is one of those moments where there is a winner and unfortunately there is a loser and everybody can choose which side they're on. we have to accept that's what it is and figure out how you are going to work within that spectrum. >> a lot of focus is on those who are disappointed and how to
there is also a lesson if you were a supporter because it also shows how to be gracious in victory. >> this is a wonderful lesson in sportsman like conduct. how do we say this is great, i'm so excited, but respect that someone else lost and honor that for them. >> you have to remember, kids are sponges. if you don't think they heard everything -- they heard everything. >> they did. they did. we have to respect that and hear what they have to say. >> what about specific fears? some kids might have been hearing for example about immigration oror they hear about racism. there's just all kinds of accusations that have flown back and forth. if you've got older kids, how do you address these issues? >> sure. i've seen it in my practice. yesterday there were a lot of teens of what's going to happen to me, what's going to happen to my friends. it is really sitting with them, talk about it, remind them that you're going to work really lard to protect them. remind them that the government is not just one person and that the aim is to really make
that's what we're all going to hope for. >> keep it in perspective. good lessons for everybody. all ages. thank you. let's go over to al and get a check of the weather. >> how about the weekend? take a deep breath and kind of reset and just kind of enjoy. we'll have cooler weather through the great lakes. sunshine through the gulf coast. unseasonably mild through the plains from northern california into the pacific northwest, look for some wet weather. saturday, cooldown in the northeast, new england. great lakes looking gorgeous. lots of sunshine. even down to the gulf, unseasonably warm wer continues in the plains. beautiful weather through the southwest into southern california. sunday -- sunday -- big football day. we've got lots of sunshine in the northeast. some showers along the mid-atlantic coast. heavy rain moves into the pacific northwest and the sunny skies continue again down >> wren: plenty of sunshine this morning. we'll keep it that way as we head in through thursday's forecast. a mix of sun and clouds, but still leaning toward the sunny side of things. temperatures this morning, were
us. we saw light wind further inland as well as clear skies. 20 degrees as the morning low in bedford. 26 in orange. here in boston we were closer to our seasonable lows. in the upper 30s and low 40s. as we head in to the rest of your day, plenty of sunshine again. temperatures seasonabl >> and that is your latest weather. all right, mr. roker. thank you very much. fresh off covering another historic election, tom brokaw is here to add his unique perspective. we s celebrating a milestone. 50 years here at nbc. and tom plans to donate all his papers and memorabilia to the library at the university of iowa. that is a cool thing, tom. good morning. nice to see you. >> especially given the fact that i spent one year there and i had a double major. beer and coeds. [ laughter ]. >> but we digress. >> but they didn't let go of me and it was their idea and i am terribly flattered.
what's happening at the white house today. we've just been through a lot as a nation with this election. yet i think, shouldn't we all take comfort in what's going to happen at the white house today? >> it is part of the majesty of the american system is that a loser, and in fact barack obama is a loser because his candidate didn't win. he's going out of office but he is welcoming in a gracious way the unexpected winner, donald trump, who has an agenda completely different than this president's and they'll work out transition that's peaceful and we hope it will be very efficient for the country. >> you were watching, i know, the speech that hillary clinton gave yesterday. in addition to watching her and listening to what she was saying, i was looking at that room. and it looked like a political wake. and in some ways, it just showed the disappointment of about half the people in this country, particularly when it cops to the attempt to elect a woman as president of the united states. >> well, i actually think in the end, the gender piece of it was
the country was saying we want big change. they didn't see her as an agent of change. we want washington to get it. we're not happy with what's going on out here. and a lot of those people are stuck or losing ground. working class in the middle part of america. but yesterday when i saw those young people weeping and -- i thought to myself, i hope they stay in the hunt. i hope that they say that political and public service is very important to me. we went through this a lot in 1968 when richard nixon beat hubert humphrey and people were dwigiving up on the system. but they've got to stay in it if they're going to change it. donald trump stayed the course. he ran a campaign that no one thought would be successful and he made his way through it. >> after 50 years in the business, you can still be surprised, can't you? >> i can be surprised -- people are tired of me saying this. but my mantra during a campaign
the unforeseen theory. this time it was magnified by 10,000. >> you're donating your memorabilia and papers to the university of iowa. why? >> it was their idea. they came to me and i was reluctant, do i have enough important stuff. they were persistent. they have a wonderful, world class library. all digital connected to the library of congress. i started going through my material. my god, i was absolutely astonished by how much i had and homp things? actually, as i walked over to say hi to you this morning, i walked right bast this picture here which is you and nancy reagan. do you know what year that was? >> it was -- it was about three years into their -- about 1980s -- no, 1981 or '82. i'll tell you what happened. we had had a spat. i had said some things about the president that she really didn't like. i had known them from california days covering them. so the word came back, don't go near nancy. you don't even want to get
months. then they called me and said you're going to be invited to a state dinner. you have to figure out what you're going to say in the receiving line. don't worry about the president. he doesn't care. all the way up, meredith kept saying, have you figured it out? i haven't figured it out. i got to her and she looked at me with that kind of steely look she had. i said nancy, back to square one. at that moment the picture was taken. and she said back to square one. that photograph arrived the next day. this is how good she was with the square one." >> that's great. talk to me about what's on the table. that is an incredible item. >> when the giants were playing the a's in the world series we sent a crew out to find joe dimaggio. we found him in this barber shop. he said is this for tom brokaw? i had never miet him. they said yes. he said do you think he'd like a baseball from me?
around. a wonderful inscription. >> 1989, you were there as the berlin wall came down. you have mementos of that as well. >> it was the highlight of my career in so many ways. as they started to knock off pieces of the berlin wall, ed lee, one of our computer experts, started bringing this emto me so i brought back a bunch of them. i encased them, as you can see, in lucite, handed them out to some of my friends. every time i look at them i think about how symbolic they are about the end of but from the murrah federal building in oklahoma city. >> the fire commissioner, spokesman there, brought that to me because i lived in oklahoma city for so many days. and as a product of the great plains, i identified with what they were going through and wrote an essay about it. this with a is a notebook i was interviewing bill gates. i have his name circled there at a time when it was the beginning of the age that we're now living through.
documentary. >> you remember when you stopped using notebooks? >> i still use them. i did -- even on election night. i wrote down -- >> me, too. >> -- things i wanted to make sure i have. a trusted a digital piece of it, but at the same time there is something that connects me to the idea that i'm writing about. >> great picture of you and nelson mandela. 50 years at nbc! i've been fan for all of them. >> well, we've had friendships as well. that's the other part of it. the got to do, it is all the people that helped me through it, quite honesty, matt. you and i have the privilege of being out in front of the camera. we couldn't do it without all these folks that are here supporting us every day. i want to make an effort for all of them to get compensated as well as you do. [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> you're not doing so bad yourself, mr. brokaw. congratulations, pal. >> thanks a lot. we're back with much more
>> this is 7news now. >> sarah: good thursday morning, everybody. 8:27 as you take a live look over boston. let's send it over the wren clair now with a check of your forecast. >> wren: going to be a phenomenal forecast. mostly sunny skies right. now we'll see a couple clouds throughout the day today. a mixture of clouds and subas we head into the afternoon. temperature-wise, comfortable already. we had calm winds. we started out pretty varied. clear skies and calm winds meant some pretty chilly temperatures further inland. the coast sustained more stronger winds. that helped us keep a little bit of warmth here. so we started out closer to our seasonable lows in the low 40s, upper 30s. you can see further west they're still trying to warm up. currently temperatures in the mid-30s in fitchburg. >> sarah: now to our top stories, a freshman at brighton high is accused of stabbing a classmate. police arrested if student at the school wednesday morning. school officials say the victim
taken to the hospital. the school was placed into safe mode while police investigated. the salem police officer accused of braving an inmate facing a judge yesterday. prosecutors say cameras captured brian butler sexually assaulting a man in police custody in the police station on halloween morning butler says it was consensual. his wife is the chief of police in salem. the state is making progress on the switch to electronic tolling on the mass pike. officials say phase one of the construction is complete at 2 the work scones on the pike are expected to be gone by the end of the week. "today in new england" returns at 9:00. ? with simply right checking from santander bank, just make one deposit, withdrawal, transfer,
they're out in upstate new york right now cutting it down. we'll tell you the heartwarming story behind this year's rockefeller center tree. >> we always get a little bonded to the tree. it is our friend. also, we are getting ready for thanksgiving. we've been doing side dishes all week. i am very excited because potatoes are here. finally. today is potato day. the two michaels sharing some awesome recipes. then pet peter burg on norring our nation's hero. and i sat down with legendary carl reiner. >> you've got the forecast. you bet. right now we are looking at a gorgeous day in the east. little on the chilly side. gusty winds around the great lakes. near record temperatures in the plains. looking ahead toward friday, we have, again, a beautiful day from the great lakes, right on
wet side, windy and cooler as that front moves into the northeast. gorgeous weather along the gulf >> wren: plenty of sunshine this morning. we'll keep it that way as we head in through thursday's forecast. a mix of sun and clouds, but still leaning toward the sunny side of things. temperatures this morning, were doesn't right chilly for some of us. we saw light wind further inland as well as clear skies. 20 degrees as the morning low in bedford. 26 in ora our seasonable lows. in the upper 30s and low 40s. as we head in to the rest of your day, plenty of sunshine again. temperatures seasonabl >> don't forget, get that weather any time you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. director peter burg has brought some harrowing stories to the big screen, talking about
horizon." you can catch his latest project on the small screen just in time for veterans day. new history channel series called "the war fighters." peter, great to see you. talk to me about the idea behind this. because this is different from what you've done. >> well, i have done shows in the military space and i am a big fan and a supporter of our military. this show gave us an opportunity to go very deep in to the personal lives and into the tactical lives of the men and women of our special op story unfold, a true story, and we've all thought, what was behind that? you know, where did these people come from? where do they go after this happened to them? i love the fact as we are looking on the screen right now, we're hearing from the actual people. >> i'm very proud of the fact that 90 veterans actually worked on the show. they were part of making the show. one of the i think really unique aspects of war fighters is that
are the most tight-lipped, private guys you will ever meet in your life, telling really intimate stories about their love for each other and how they operated. >> it is so real because often times when hollywood does these stories -- i don't mean to paint with a broad brush -- you get only the bravado side of things. here you get the fact of what they felt like when they were going through it and what it was like after the trauma. >> absolutely. this episode you are seeing here is about mark guzzo who tragically committed suicide after he got out of serving in the s.e.a.l.s. he was an extraordinary man. you go et to hear interviews with his brothers from the military community, but also his parents who both served in the military for a combined 60 years. it's gut-wrenching and really takes you deeply into an issue which today, right after what we've experienced in the last couple of days, i think is so
our respects and learn a little bit more -- a lot more about these extraordinary men. >> i'm so glad you brought that up because the timing is important because veterans day obviously. but after an election like this that divides the nation in half, everyone can agree on the support for these kinds of people. >> certainly the one thing that clinton and trump both agreed on was that we need to do more for our veterans. i think that to do more we've got to understand more deeply who these men are, what they go like when they get out. if people really do care -- everybody likes to say "thank you for your service" and "i respect you so much." i feel like if we really care, it is our responsibility to get to know these men a little more deeply so we can understand that. >> talking about the small screen here. can we go back to the big screen for a second ? >> do whatever you want, matt.
i -- film coming up. >> it starts right before the boston marathon bombing and ends right after the second bomber was caught. it is really a look at how this extraordinary community came together in the face of what is becoming this new horrific reality that we live in. it's also -- if i may say without getting in trouble, a positive look at law enforcement and a show that really reminds us why cops can be so -- such great, incredible people. it shows the very community responding to a really horrific experience. >> the emotions are still so raw on that subject, especially up in boston. does that put extra pressure on you when you make a movie like that? >> i mean it -- i was joke something i should go do a love story in france and i end up making movies like "patriots's day" or "lone survivor." but to be welcomed into that community and meet the police and private citizens and the fbi
here 9/11 and we've seen many places since then. but to see how honorable and patriotic and just what great men and women responded to boston like responded to tampa or san bernardino. it was an honor. so the pressure was a bit more intense than maybe doing a super hero film, but it was a privilege to tell that story. >> you and mark wahlberg are a good team on movies like this. peter, always good to see yo thank you very much. you can catch the veterans day marathon of "the war fighters" starting tomorrow night on the history channel. up next, al's going to sit down with a living legend -- carl reiner. but first, this is "today"
to sit down, basically with some of your heroes. >> absolutely. and have a good time while we do it. it is a comedic writer, actor and director. carl and i chatted at his home in los angeles on the secret to longevity and why laughter can really be the best medicine. >> i got 12 emmys. i have three children, they can get four a piece when i go. >> there you go! >> reporter: if carl reiner's got something to >> comedy is always about what's happening in your life and the world and there's nothing better than getting a laugh. it makes everybody happy. >> reporter: over a career that spanned more than seven decades, the 94-year-old has penned, directed and acted out some of comedy's greatest hits. >> there's the little lady that put you out of business. >> reporter: from the semi-auto buy graphical dick van dyke show, to wonderful collaborations with steve martin
and the 2000-year-old man. >> people actually hit themselves on the face? >> oh, boy, wow! >> that hurts though. >> boy, you bet it does. >> reporter: reiner's ad lib routine with mel brooks. >> mel is the funniest human being in the world. he's connected to the truth, to the absolute truth. you tell the absolute truth and you get a laugh. >> is it true that almost every night you and he sit here -- >> he sits right there. >> right there. >> here are the two funniest guys on the planet, you're both now in your 90s. >> well, if you stop, then they put you away. >> what's your fountain of youth? >> having something to do. i can't wait to get up in the morning. you do these leg exercises. i'm not kidding, they absolutely work. very few people 94 can put their legs like that. >> carl, i'm just curious. there's like a couple of bags. are those feathers?
>> they're chicken feathers. they come from those pillows. and mel sits there. one day he goes, what's that? it's a feather sticking. and i put them here. here's another one. >> here -- take it. >> you've written about relationships. you've written about friendships. what makes a good relationship? >> my wife said it best. marry someone who can stand you. isn't that perfect? she had a w my son, robby, when he did "harry and sally" and she's the one that delivered the line, "i'll have what she's having." >> i'll have what she's having. >> is comedy genetic? >> it can be genetic. that's a good beginning. but it is also environmentally. if you laugh at things, you find things to laugh at in the worse situations sometimes you find things to laugh at. >> oh, look at that. that's a goodie. that's worth it.
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i haven't hid my love of potatoes. we're doing potato sides this morning. >> yes. i'm doing a regular potato -- regular. regular for -- >> yes. >> just say regular. yukon gold potatoes with a little bit of cream, onions. >> i have sweet potato mash. >> talk to me, baby. >> with marshmallow cream. >> all right. our tasters are downstairs. >> we're making potato saute a little bit of onion, garlic, thyme. you can use russet potatoes. thinly slice these. >> they don't let me touch this usually. >> we're going to put these into a buttered baked dish, a little bit of parmesan and gruyere cheese. pour the cream over top of it.
this is what we are left with. >> so you saute this -- just go back a step. >> just a little bit of cream. just a little bit though. right? >> are you kidding? this is how much i put in my coffee every morning. i used to have a flat stom mock. now you kn stomach. >> the nutmeg is what takes the potatoes to the next level. pour this over, bake in the oven. time as he wants. >> but i love this because it is kind of a low maintenance recipe. >> very low maintenance. >> as we walk, let's ask the tasters how they like that. >> really good. >> you're getting a lot of amens. >> tell me about sweet potato mash. >> we have mashed sweet potatoes with maple syrup and of course there is some cream and butter in there. but the potatoes are very easy. we just bake them. i like to wrapped smoked
when they're soft, and these are hard, raw. you'll see when they're soft, that's when they are ready to come out. very simple. this is some cream and butter here. this is -- this is all going to go into our mashed potatoes. add some maple syrup. that's my sweetener. i also like to add bourbon to this but we'll leave it out for thanksgiving. >> why would we do that? >> bourbon is good and some cinnamon. >> low on the glycemic index. >> look and mr. cheese and cream. >> we like it just the way it is. we have our baked sweet potatoes. so easy. >> once they are soft, it is easy to peel. >> that's right. you can mash them with a potato masher or even just a spoon. what i'll do is just add my liquid right to that.
butter. >> it is cream, butter. when it's hot. everything is hot. potatoes just came out of the oven, the cream and the butter are hot. we're going to keep it that way. when we mix this all up, we'll put it into a baking dish. this is my marshmallow cream. those are egg whites that are whipping up there. we're going to add some corn syrup to that and some -- let's just turn that off. add corn syrup, sugar. marshmallow cream is really the topping. you wind up with marshmallow cream. >> let's get our verdict from our tasters. how you liking these sweet potatoes? >> you need to eat these potatoes in your pajamas, a cup of coffee in bed. >> it is like dessert. >> this is definitely pie with your turkey. >> i just had is with some graham crackers a little while ago.
thanksgiving. guys, thank you so much. if you want these recipes, go to today.com/food. michael lamont, michael lamonaco, thank you. they'll both be back november 23rd, along with more than 30 other chefs. we'll have a huge pre-thanksgiving celebration on our plaza. "today's turkey trot." coming up next, al's hitting the road for the turkey trot surprising home chefs who want to get a head start on their holiday cooking. guys, thank you. up next, s christmas tree as it gets ready for its big trip to the city. but first, this is "today"
. we are back. we're gearing up for a holiday tradition here at 30 rock. >> the rockefeller christmas tree arrives over the >> this year's tree comes from upstate new york. we made the trip to meet the family who's enjoyed it for decades. ? >> reporter: for greg and angie, this holiday season is bittersweet. as the parents of two teenagers prepare their family to say good-bye to a familiar face. >> it is a fixture in this community. >> do you have any fond memories of him with your family? >> we definitely have fond
every day. he was a good sport. >> of course we are talk ugg about the huge norway spruce in your backyard. >> reporter: weighing in at 14 tons, this 94-foot tall norway spruce will be leaving country life for the big city. where in just a few weeks it will be wrapped with five miles of multi-colored l.e.d.s, topped with a swarovski star made of 25,000 crystals and transformed into the rockefeller center christmas tree, a tradition that started in 1933 and has evolved ever since. >> lou exciting is it that it's been selected to be the rockefeller center christmas tree. did you ever look at it in that light before? >> no, we haven't. it's always been a tree that's been out back. it fills up our gutters every fall with the needles falling off. >> reporter: the head gardener at rockefeller center since 2010 has been in charge of finding the perfect tree.
>> when i came down the street and saw that thing towering over the house, i thought that's a awesome shape, great height. wow, that's beautiful. >> reporter: once it's lit, 800,000 people are expected to visit rockefeller center each day, taking in a glimpse of the large spruce in all its glory. >> we're so thrilled and so thankful to be able to share our tree with the world. >> the tree is perfect in person. the nearly 100-year-old tree is being cut down this morning and already cut down, looks >> oh, wrong tree! that's the one next door! darn! >> it makes its way to rockefeller center on saturday. you can watch the star-studded lighting ceremony on wednesday, november 30th. >> that's great. >> as we like to say every year at 8:55, the tree gets lit, we all get lit! >> dylan, thank you. what do you have coming up?
boston. a student stabbed after an attack inside a cafeteria at a brighton school. >> the husband of a police chief is accused of rape. we'll have details this morning of this alleged sexual assault in salem. we're warming up nicely this thursday. but we have a cold blast of air headed our way. those details, coming up.
>> the president-elect headed for the oval office today. meeting between donald trump and president obama set for a couple of hours from now. election outrage spilling out on the the streets of boston. pro testers making their voices heard all across the nation. and schools here in boston offering support. the superintendent reaching out to students and families after the election results. >> much more on your top stories. it's a busy day. things are looking up in the weather department. you look up and you don't have rain falling in your face. we saw a couple of peeks of sunshine. that cloud cover thickened up by the afternoon today. we're looking at more of this. plenty of sunshine for thursday forecast. we'll keep it that way. dry throughout the day. couple of additional cloud business the afternoon. temperature this morning down right chilly for some of us.