tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS November 22, 2016 6:30pm-7:00pm EST
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> dubois: few people expect politicians to keep all their campaign promises, but today in a matter of hours, donald trump reversed himself on three controversial positions that were important to conservative republicans, positio positions t helped him defeat hillary clinton, incng put her in prison or at least prosecute her. he also revised his positions today on climate change and torture. but 59 days before mr. trump becomes the 45th president, here's chip reid. >> reporter: at trum trump ralls "lock her up" was almost a campaign mant traand donald trump called her "crooked
>> special prosecutor, here we can come, right? >> reporter: but in a meeting today, at the "new york times," where reporters were live tweeting the conversation, mr. trump said this when asked about prosecuting her, "i don't want to hurt the clintons," he said. "i really don't. she went through a lot and suffer greatly in many ways." later he added, i think it would be very, very divisive for the country." he also changed his tune on the issue of climate change, and whether it's caused by human left no doubt. >> a lot of it's a hoax. it's a hoax. >> reporter: he even say the sade he wanted to cancel the paris accords, an international agreement negotiated by the obama administration to reduce fossil fuel emissions. but today mr. trump told the "time," the "i think there is some connectivity between humans and climate change." asked if he wanted to withdraw from climate change accords he replied, "i'm looking tat very closely.
>> i would bring back waterboarding and a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding. >> reporter: that was mr. trump during the campaign on the issue of torture, but today he told "the times "he changed his mind after talking to general james madis, a strong candidate for secretary of defense, and who opposes waterboarding. madis told mr. trump, "give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers and i will do better." mr. trump said today, "i was very impressed by that answer. news when asked if it was a conflict of interest to be actively involved in his businesses while also serving as president. "the law is totally on my side. the president can have a conflict of interest." he did add that he's phasing out his business activity and giving it to his kids. before becoming chairman of the trump campaign, steve bannon was c.e.o. of the conservative web site bright part. in an interview with "mother
alt-right," a conservative movement that has become popular with the white nationalists. asked about the alt-right today, mr. trump told the "times,," i don't want to energize the group." twitter is mr. trump's primary meenlz of communicating directly with his supporters. he maz more than 15 million twitter followers. he used it to lash out at the cast of "hamilton" and "is the night live" but he's been silent about the aught right. 's general public. he has held nose public event since his election night speech and his last full press conference was in july. >> pelley: chip reid for us tonight. chip, thank you. during the campaign, mr. trump said the clinton charitable foundation was a criminal enterprise. yesterday, as required, the trump foundation released its 2015 tax form, and julianna goldman has found that the president-elect's charity is admitting to a violation of its
recent tax filing the don'tald j. trump said in 2019 it transferred income or assets to a disqualified exprn did so in previous years. the foundation gave money to someone it shouldn't have. >> i give a lot of money to people and charities and everything. i love people. >> reporter: the form, posted to the charity database guidestar, doesn't detail specific violations but during the campaign, the "washington post" first reported and cbs verified that mr. trump violated foundation for his own benefit. in one example, a man was denied prize money after scoring a hole if one at mr. trump's westchester golf course. he sued and the foundation ultimately gave $158,000 to his charity. to help settle another lawsuit, the foundation contributed $100,000 in 2007 to a military charity after the city of palm beach sued mr. trump's mar-a-lago club for putting you
schneiderman has since opened an investigation. foundations that report these violations typically pay a penalty tax and repay the money. several tax attorneys told us it's common for private foundations to report they unintentionally violated self-deeg rules but in this case the president-elect is admitting to wrongdoing a series of news reports. scott, trump representatives did not respond to our request for comment. >> pelley: julianna goldman in thank you. the postelection really has propelled wall street to a record high and a new milestone. the dow gained 67 point to close above 19,000 for the first time since election, the blew chip index supnearly 4%. today, in tennessee, parents told us that they were worried about their school bus driver long before he wrapped his bus around a tree. that driver has now been charged
five young students were killed yesterday, 12 others are in the hospital, six of them in intensive care. mark strassmann is in chattanooga. >> the bus flipped over. it's occupied with children. they believe there were ejections. neighbors reported hearing an explosion and the sounds of children screaming. they struck a tree so hard, the bus almost split in two. walker was driving recklessly, well above the posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour. n.t.s.b. chairman christopher hart: >> we want to make sure that the brakes were working, that the steering was working. we want to find anything that wasn't working. >> reporter: hours after the crash, parents searched for missing kids. we spotted quadir mateen. three of his daughters were on the bus. two were hurt, but one, six-year-old ziara, was missing. >> she was trapped between a
>> reporter: an hour later, we saw mateen at the hospital looking devastated. he had just learned that ziara was among the children killed. jasmine mateen is their mother. >> angry. hurt. she wanted to be a doctor. and now my baby can't be that doctor that she wanted to be. >> reporter: mateen told us for three months, s about walker's driving. walker has no criminal record, but his driving record shows his license was suspended in 2014 for ra a lack of insurance. and two months ago his bus swiped a car, causing minor damage to both vehicles. mateen made serious allegations concerning walker and yesterday's crash. >> my daughter said right before the bus flipped, that he was
asked them, "are you all ready to die?" >> reporter: he asked the kids what? >> "are they ready to die?" >> reporter: we've not been able to verify those allegations but mateen is one of three parents we talked to who complained about walker's past driving. scott we also spoke on the phone with walker's mother. she called her son a good kid and called the crash a terrible accident. >> pelley: mark strassmann covering this tragedy for us tonight. mark, thank you. , snow fell in upstate new york. the snow was whipped up by icy wind off lake ontario near rochester, cars were buried. snow and rain are expected tomorrow in the upper midwest, just as millions set off for thanksgiving. here in los angeles, more than 30,000 people will spend the holiday on the street. homelessness is dropping in much
california. we asked ben tracy to find out more. >> reporter: in santa ana, california, this tent city is home to. 500 people living in the shadow of city hall. >> they want to pretend we don't exist. >> reporter: nick blinderman is 26, and uses heroin. >> i've never in my life seen anything like the drug use around here. it's as common as, like, drinking a cup of cove in the morning. >> reporter: homelessness is rising in california in part because housing costs and rent have nearly 120,000 people are now homeless here. 66% of them live on the street, the highest rate of people without shelter in the country. >> you cannot convince me on any day of the week that this is a way that people should have to live. >> reporter: mark ridley thomas is a los angeles can county supervise. tents line street all over los angeles and ridley thomas wants
a state of emergency, using funds for natural disasters to address homelessness. you believe this is a disaster just like a wildfire or an earthquake. >> well, it's pretty obvious this is simply an intolerable set of circumstances. >> reporter: on election day, los angeles voters approved a $1.2 billion plan to build 10,000 units of affordable housing. it's not enough, but it's a start. >> so this is pretty typical of the first step up off the street. >> reporter: phillip mangano is an expert on homelessness, and says programs often focus on hunger or drug use, not permanent housing. >> services without housing leaves people still on the street and in shelters. >> trilives at the tent city in santa ana. >> there are peoples th peoplesu used to teach, there are plumbers, roofers, construction workers. there is everything here but no one is willing to give them that chance because they've already
>> reporter: and the view from the bottom is not pretty. so we asked governor brown's office if he plans to declare that state of emergency and he said that would not be appropriate. he said chronic homelessness, like the kind you see back here, is better dealt with on the local level. >> pelley: ben tracy here in los angeles tonight. ben, thank you. coming up next on the cbs evening news from los angeles, a chinese billionaire isn't taking jobs from america. i sure had a lot to think about. he's bringing them here. what about the people i care about? ...including this little girl. and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital, but wondered, was this the best treatment for me? so i asked my doctor. and he recommended eliquis. eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots and reduces the risk of them happening again. yes, eliquis treats dvt and pe blood clots. eliquis also had
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>> we'll stop the jobs from leaving ohio and from leaving america. >> reporter: no, not that billionaire. this one. mr. cho how many jobs do you expect to create in ohio? 3,000. not hundreds, thousands. >> right. >> reporter: chinese billionaire cho tak wong bought this former g.m. shut its doors in 2008, costing the area 1,000 jobs and turned it into a state-of-the-art auto glass factory. today, the ohio plant is part of cho's global fuyao glass empire, helping to produce 23% of the world's car windows. >> when i walked into it two years ago, it was dark, dirty, and had been uninhabited for quite a few years. >> reporter: jim reid, a supervisor, voted for donald trump, who made the chinese a
>> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country, and that's what they're doing. >> reporter: what do you make of the idea that the guy bringing hundreds, thousands of jobs to this part of ohio, is chinese? >> um, i'll be honest, i struggle with it a bit when i made the decision. but-- >> reporter: why? >> just because of what i've been kind of led to believe. believe. >> it's the g the history of the world. >> reporter: but mr. cho seems untroubled by the criticism. he told us that was just campaign talk. now that trump is the president-elect, things will be different. are you making america great again? >> yes. >> reporter: what would your message be to donald trump about chinese businessmen in the united states? >> give them a try.
chinese employees. as for wages, fuyao jobs average $21 an hour. compare that to the old g.m. jobs there that paid $30 an hour. but, scott, mr. cho told us he is looking to raise the pay scale considerably. >> pelley: jim axelrod for us tonight. jim, thank you. coming up next, an extraordinary gathering of talent at the white house. i lost my sight in afghanistan. if you're totally blind, calling 844-844-2424. or visit my24info.com. i've been on my feel all day. i'm bushed! yea me too. excuse me...coming through! ride the gel wave of comfort with dr. scholls massaging gel insoles. they're proven to give you comfort. which helps you feel more energized ...all day long.
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algebra to understand the most important equation being taught here. kindness equals tolerance. ( applause ) 13-year-old asha rath is in the eighth grade. >> one of our main focuses is to accept people's differences, to know that we're never going to all be the same and to be proud of our differences. >> reporter: how does that square with what you've been hearing during this past election? >> okay, i feel like many peop other's different views and different opinions during this election. >> reporter: what do your teachers tell you about communicating with each other? >> you have to be sure that you don't offend them. you try your best not to offend them but still to get your point across. >> reporter: isabel armstrong is 11 years old and in the sixth grade. >> so if one person believes one thing and one person believes the other, be like, "we have different opinions.
night, students learn to walk in other people's shoes. and appreciate customs and foods from around the world. >> do you want to try one of these? there you go. >> 13-year-old eighth grader william embry helped emcee the event. in a few days across the country, millions of people will be having thanksgiving dinner. >> yes. >> reporter: whayo >> i think family should stay true to what really matters, is family and friends, and you should always be kind to each other. >> reporter: over time, stress can lead to serious health challenges from anxiety and depression to heart attack and stroke. so, scott, this thanksgiving treating each other with a dose of kindness, tolerance, and common courtesy may be just what the doctor ordered. >> pelley: dr. loopfor us. doctor, thank you.
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