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The 700 Club - January 20, 2017

As the new president heads to Washington, CBN News is on the scene. Hear what Trump’s America could mean for you on today’s 700 Club. Read Transcript


Wendy: HAIL TO THE

CHIEF.

HE IS A MAN OF CHANGE.

Wendy: AS THE NEW

PRESIDENT HEADS TO

WASHINGTON.

WE'RE ON THE SCENE.

HEAR WHAT TRUMP'S AMERICA

COULD MEAN FOR YOU.

THEY NEED SOME KIND OF

ACTION RIGHT AWAY.

Wendy: ON TODAY'S

"700 CLUB."

*

Terry: HELLO,

EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO

THIS SPECIAL INAUGURATION

EDITION OF "THE 700 CLUB."

AFTER ONE OF THE LONGEST,

MOST EXPENSIVE, AND

STRANGEST ELECTIONS IN

AMERICAN HISTORY, DONALD

TRUMP BECOMES THE 45th

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES TODAY, AND HE

CLEARLY INTENDS TO GET OFF

TO A VERY FAST START, WITH

NEW EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO

COME, POSSIBLY AS SOON AS

TODAY.

DAVID BRODY BRINGS US THIS

LOOK AT TRUMP'S PLANS FOR

HIS FIRST 100 DAYS.

David: YOU COULD

POTENTIALLY ACCOMPLISH A

LOT IN 100 DAYS.

YOU COULD LOSE WEIGHT, YOU

COULD WALK FROM NEW YORK

TO LOS ANGELES AT A BRISK

PACE, OR EVEN WRITE THE

U.S. CONSTITUTION, ALL BIG

VICTORIES.

THAT'S WHAT PRESIDENT

TRUMP HOPES FOR IN HIS

FIRST 100 DAYS.

I THINK THE FIRST 100

DAYS FOR DONALD TRUMP IS

GOING TO BE VERY INTENSE

BECAUSE HE WANTS WINS.

David: AT REAL CLEAR

POLITICS, A.B. STODDARD

KNOWS WHAT PRESIDENTS FACE

IN THIS TOWN.

SHE SAYS TRUMP IS ABOUT TO

GET A DOSE OF

CONGRESSIONAL REALITY.

HE IS GOING TO FIND

THAT IT IS NOT A BOARD

ROOM, AND THAT YOU HAVE

O DTODO SOME CARE AND FEEDING

OF THE MEMBERS OF

CONGRESS.

David: THE PRIORITY

OF TAX REFORM WILL BE A

COMPLEX TAX.

IT IS VERY, VERY TRICKY

TO TRY TO TAKE AWAY ANY OF

THE PARTS OF THE TAX CODE.

THERE IS A CONSTITUENCY

AND A LOBBY FOR EVERY ONE,

AND IT HAS BEEN TRIED

BEFORE.

David: TRUMP HAS

ALREADY TALKED

INFRASTRUCTURE

IMPROVEMENT, AND DEMOCRATS

SEEM WILLING TO WORK WITH

HIM ON IT.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, THERE

IS REPEALING AND REPLACING

OBAMACARE.

THE CONSERVATIVES THAT

HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS

SINCE 2010 WILL DEMAND

THIS.

THEY NEED SOME KIND OF

ACTION RIGHT AWAY.

David: EVANGELICALS

WANT RESULTS, TOO, TO THE

DEFUNDING OF PLANNED

PARENTHOOD, TO TRUMP'S

PROMISE TO REPEAL THE

JOHNSON AMENDMENT.

FREE PEAC SPEECH IS BEING

TAKEN AWAY FROM PEOPLE WHO

ARE GOOD PEOPLE.

FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE SAYING

GOOD THINGS, NOT BAD

THINGS.

David: THE

HIGH-PROFILE, SUPREME

COURT PICK, CRUCIAL TO

EVERYTHING, SETS THE TONE

AT THE BEGINNING, I WOULD

THINK.

HE HAS GOT TO COME OUT

STRONG THERE.

THAT PICK, WHICH IS

COMING TWO WEEKS AFTER HE

IS INAUGURATED, IS GOING

TO BE SUCH AN IMPORTANT

BEGINNING.

MANY VOTERS VOTED FOR

DONALD TRUMP WITH A

STOMACHACHE BECAUSE THEY

WANT A SUPREME COURT WITH

THREE MORE CONSERVATIVE

JUSTICES ON IT, OR AT

LEAST ONE OR TWO, POSSIBLY

THREE.

THAT, TO MANY VOTERS, WAS

THE SOLE REASON FOR VOTING

FOR DONALD TRUMP.

David: AS THE

COUNTRY WAITS FOR THAT

NAME, TRUMP WILL BE BUSY

WITH PEN IN HAND.

THE PLAN: REVERSE MANY OF

OBAMA'S FEDERAL

REGULATIONS.

THE NEW PRESIDENT WON'T

NEED CONGRESS TO AP PRU APPROVE

THE KEYSTONE X.L.

PIPELINE.

AND TRUMP CAN ALSO STOP

CLIMATE CHANGE PLANS OF

THE UNITED NATIONS.

SIGN UP FOR TWITTER

BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE

YOU'RE GOING TO FIND A NEW

BULLY PULPIT OF THE

PRESIDENCY AS THE NEW

COMMANDER IN CHIEF TRUMP

BREAKS NEW GROUND BY GOING

DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE ON

TWITTER.

Terry: WELL, DAVID

BRODY IS BIU WITH US FROM OUR

WASHINGTON BUREAU.

IS IT TRUMP'S BASIC

BELIEF -- DOES HE FEEL

LIKE HE WAS ELECTED TO

MAKE CHANGE, AND SO

ABSOLUTELY INTENDS FOR

THAT TO BE THE FOCUS?

David: THERE IS NO

QUESTION ABOUT THAT,

TERRY.

I THINK THAT HAS BEEN THE

CASE.

IT HAS BEEN THE CASE AT

THE BEGINNING OF THIS

CAMPAIGN, AND AS THE

CAMPAIGN WENT ALONG, HE

REALIZE HE HAD A BASKETFUL

OF DEPLORABLES THAT WERE

WITH HIM THROUGHOUT THE

COUNTRY.

THIS WAS THE DEMOCRATS'

BIGGEST FEAR.

I REMEMBER TALKING TO A

DEMOCRAT STRATEGIST ABOUT

NINE MONTHS AGO, AND THEY

SAID IF DONALD TRUMP

BECOMES THE G.O.P. NOMINEE

AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON

OUR BIGGEST FEAR, THAT THE

RUST BELT, PENNSYLVANIA,

WISCONSIN, THE OLDER,

WHITE AMERICANS, WHO ARE

REAGAN AMERICANS WILL COME

OUT IN SUPPORT OF TRUMP

BECAUSE HE IS SPEAKING

THEIR LANGUAGE.

FOR A BRASH BILLIONAIRE TO

TALK LIKE A CAB DRIVER AND

RELATE TO PEOPLE LIKE THAT

IS QUITE A SKILL.

HE HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO

THAT.

AND I THINK WE'LL SEE THAT

HERE IN MERE HOURS.

Pat: DAVID, THIS IS

PAT.

HEY, MAN, WHAT A DAY.

45.

DAVID, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT

YOU, BUT I THINK THAT

TRUMP IS GOING TO BE A

TRANSFORMATIONAL FIGURE.

I THINK HE IS GOING TO GO

DOWN IN HISTORY AS ONE OF

THE GREAT PRESIDENTS OF

ALL TIME.

DO YOU SHARE MY VIEW OR

NOT?

IS THAT TOO OVER THE TOP?

David: I CAN CONFIRM

THAT HE SHARES YOUR VIEW,

PAT.

I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY

QUESTION ABOUT IT.

[LAUGHTER]

David: I THINK THE

BOTTOM LINE WITH DONALD

TRUMP IS HE DOESN'T HAVE

TIME FOR ALL OF THE SILLY

NONSENSE THAT GOES ON IN

WASHINGTON.

THE PARADE WHICH IS

NORMALLY LIKE THREE

HOURS -- HE SAID, ENOUGH

WITH THE THREE-HOUR

PARADE.

I WANT AN HOUR AND A HALF

BECAUSE I'VE GOT TO GET TO

WORK.

HE IS GOING TO VISIT THE

F.B.I. ON SATURDAY.

IT IS NOT A WEEKEND FOR

DONALD TRUMP.

THIS GUY HAS NO PROBLEM

HERE GETTING DOWN TO

MAKING SURE WHAT IS DONE

IN WASHINGTON GETS DONE.

I CAN SEE HIM NOW, PAT,

WHERE HE LITERALLY LOOKS

AROUND AT ALL OF THE POMP

AND CIRCUMSTANCE AND SAYS

THIS IS VERY NICE AND

ELEGANT, BUT, REALLY,

LET'S JUST GET TO WORK.

Pat: I UNDERSTAND HE

IS FORECASTING CUTS OF

$10 TRILLION.

THIS IS MAJOR, MAJOR, BUT

IT IS OVERDUE.

David: YEAH.

WE'RE LOOKING AT THE

COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, THE

ENERGY DEPARTMENT.

HE IS GOING TO GET RID OF

A LOT OF THAT WASTE.

BUT LET'S FACE IT, THE

REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRAT

ESTABLISHMENT HAVE HAD NO

DESIRE TO GET RID OF THOSE

POOR PROJECTS OR THAT

EXCESS WASTE AROUND

WASHINGTON.

IT COULD BE $10 TRILLION

OVER 10 YEARS.

THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR

ARTS, WE KNOW ABOUT THAT.

THAT SHOULD BE GONE.

HE IS LOOKING AT

PRIVATIZING PBS, THE

CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC

BROADCASTING.

THERE ARE GOING TO BE A

LOT OF CHANGES COMING, AND

IT WILL HAPPEN QUICKLY,

ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES

TO EXECUTIVE ORDERS.

Pat: THE FLESH FUND

FOR LIBERALS, THAT MAPLE

THORPE, I REMEMBER

STANDING UP AGAINST IT,

THE HORRIBLE THINGS THAT

MAN DID, AND YET WE'VE HAD

TO PAY FOR IT.

YOU REMEMBER THE LEAPING

LESBIAN FOLLIES.

I SAID IF THE LESBIANS

WANT TO LEAP AND FOLLY,

THEY CAN DO IT ON THEIR

OWN MONEY, NOT ON MINE.

> DAVID, IT LOOKS LIKE

TRUMP HAS MORE

EVANGELICALS IN HIS

ADMINISTRATION THAN ANY

OTHER PRESIDENT.

HOW MUCH INFLUENCE DO YOU

THINK THEY'LL HAVE?

David: HUGE.

YOU HAVE MIKE PENCE.

KELLYANNE CONWAY.

REINCE PRIEBUS, AN

EVANGELICAL, FAITH VERY

IMPORTANT TO HIM.

YOU HAVE THE WHITE HOUSE

CHIEF-OF-STAFF, THE SENIOR

ADVISORY AND THE VICE

PRESIDENT AS TRUE-BLUE

BELIEVERS.

YOU HAVE BEN CARSON AND

BETSY DeVOS, MIKE

POMPEO -- SO YOU PUT ALL

OF THIS IN TOTALITY, AND

YOU SAY, MY GOODNESS

GRACIOUS, WHAT A LIST OF

CHARACTERS, IF YOU WILL,

EVANGELICAL CHARACTERS,

AND LET'S NOT FORGET SEAN

SPICER, A PRO-LIFE

CATHOLIC WHO WEARS HIS

FAITH A BIT ON HIS SLEEVE,

TOO.

WE HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK

WITH HIM, PAT, JENNIFER

AND I, UP IN TRUMP TOWER

IN AN OFF THE RECORD

MEETING, AND THERE ARE

CHANGES TO COME.

THIS ADMINISTRATION --

WE'RE IN TIGHT WITH THIS

ADMINISTRATION AS IT

RELATES TO BEING ON THE

GROUND AND UNDERSTANDING

THE PULSE OF WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN.

KEEP IT HERE.

WE'LL HAVE QUITE A BIT TO

SHARE.

Pat: ONE LAST FIGHT

THEY HAVE IS TAX REFORM.

LOBBYISTS ARE GOING TO BE

GOING FOR THEIR PIECE OF

THE PIE.

DO YOU THINK THERE WILL BE

A HUGE FIGHT OVER IT?

David: THERE WILL BE

A BIG FIGHT OVER TAX

REFORM.

BUT THERE IS AN

EXPECTATION IN WASHINGTON

THAT THAT WILL GET DONE.

SO WHAT HAPPENS IN THE

FIRST 100 DAYS.

DO NOT EXPECT ANY SORT OF

TAX REFORM PACKAGE THAT

WILL BE SIGNED BY

PRESIDENT TRUMP -- I CAN'T

BELIEVE I SAID THOSE

WORDS -- BUT WHAT YOU'LL

SEE AT THE END OF 100 DAYS

IS A FRAMEWORK FOR A TAX

REFORM.

THE LOBBYISTS WILL BE UP

IN ARMS LITERALLY LEFT AND

RIGHT.

THE FRAMEWORK WILL BE

THERE AT THE END OF 100

DAYS, AND THEN EXPECT

SOMETHING IN APRIL OR MAY

IN TERMS OF BEING ON THE

PRESIDENT'S DAY.

Pat: IT IS A NEW DAY.

THERE IS HAPPINESS IN

WASHINGTON.

DAVID, THANK YOU FOR

COVERING.

I APPRECIATE IT.

David: YOU BET.

THANKS, PAT.

Pat: THERE ARE MANY

INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN

WASHINGTON AS THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION COMES INTO

OFFICE.

THE QUESTION IS: WHO WILL

BE THE MOST POWERFUL?

OUR JENNA BROWDER BRINGS

US THIS LOOK AT THREE KEY

WASHINGTON INSIDERS.

Reporter: THREE

WHEELERS AND DEALERS AT

THE CENTER OF THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION.

MIKE PENCE, SPEAKER OF THE

HOUSE, PAUL RYAN AND SOON

TO BE CHIEF-OF-STAFF,

REINCE PRIEBUS.

> WHAT IS YOUR OVERALL

IMPRESSION OF EACH ONE OF

THESE MEN?

WELL, I THINK THAT

THEY'RE REALLY IN A

DIFFERENT LEAGUE.

Reporter: FORMER

HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT

GINGRICH, WHO KNOWS A

THING OR TWO ABOUT

WASHINGTON, SEE PENCE AS

PERHAPS THE MOST

IMPORTANT.

HE IS LOOK THE MOON TO

TRUMP'S SUN.

Reporter: HE THINKS

PENCE CAN CARRY THE LOAD

ON CAPITOL HILL BY USING

HIS TIES TO LAWMAKERS.

PENCE WILL BE IMPORTANT

BY SAYING, THIS ISN'T

QUITE GOING OVER ON THE

HILL.

OR SENATOR JONES CAME BY

TO SEE ME AND HE HAS THIS

PROBLEM HE NEEDS TO SOLVE.

Reporter: HIS

FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP WITH

RYAN WILL ALSO PROVE

CRITICAL AND HELP SMOOTH

OUT ANY BUMPS BETWEEN THE

SPEAKER AND NEW PRESIDENT.

PAUL RYAN DID NOT WANT

DONALD TRUMP.

IN THE PRIMARIES, HE MADE

THAT PERFECTLY CLEAR.

AND ONCE TRUMP WAS A

NOMINEE AND REMAINED A

CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE,

DOING THINGS THAT

REPUBLICANS COULD NOT

DEFEND.

Reporter: AMY

STODDARD WITH "REAL CLEAR

POLITICS," SAYS RYAN IS IN

AN ESPECIALLY TOUGH

POSITION.

IT IS A BURDEN TO FIRST

OF ALL KEEP HIS RANKS

TOGETHER, HOLD THE UNITED

FRONT AGAINST DEMOCRATS,

AND KEEP SOME COHESION

WITH THE PRESIDENT AND THE

EXECUTIVE BRANCH TO PASS

AN AGENDA THROUGH WITHOUT

ERUPTIONS ON TWITTER FROM

DONALD TRUMP.

Reporter: AT THE

OTHER END OF PENNSYLVANIA

AVENUE WILL BE THE

CHIEF-OF-STAFF, WHO HAS

KNOWN BOTH PENCE AND RYAN

FOR DECADES.

REINCE PRIEBUS HAS

CLEARLY GOT THE PRIMARY

BURDEN.

HE IS GOING TO FOCUS ON

MAKING THE TRAIN RUN ON

TIME.

Reporter: IN YOUR

OPINION, WHAT IS THE KEY

TO MAKING THIS SITUATION

WORK?

I THINK THE KEY IS OPEN

COMMUNICATION.

HAVING COFFEE TOGETHER

REGULARLY.

IT IS NOT ALWAYS THE

BUSINESS MEETING WHERE YOU

LOOK EACH OTHER IN THE EYE

AND YOU'RE NEGOTIATING.

SOMETIMES IT IS SITTING

AROUND CHATTING, AND

LETTING THINGS BUBBLE UP.

Reporter: ON THE FLIP

SIDE, WHAT DO YOU THINK IT

WOULD TAKE TO TEAR IT ALL

APART?

ONE OF THEM TO TRY TO

DECIDE THEY WERE CLEVER

AND THEY WERE GOING TO

SOMEHOW OPERATE IN A

DECEITFUL WAY OR OPERATE

BY BEING SNEAKY.

I THINK THAT PERSON

WOULDN'T LAST VERY LONG.

Reporter: ALL THREE

HERE FOR A REASON: TO GET

RESULTS.

IN OTHER WORDS, TO TURN

BILLS INTO LAWS.

A UNIQUE COMBINATION,

BRINGING A PRESIDENT WHO

WAS AN OUTSIDER TOGETHER

WITH INSIDER KNOW-HOW, TO

TURN HIS VISION OF "MAKE

AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" INTO

REALITY.

IN WASHINGTON, JENNA

BROWDER, CBN NEWS.

Pat: THANKS, JENNA.

OUR CORRESPONDENT ABIGAIL

ROBERTSON JOINS US NOW

WITH A SPECTACULAR VIEW OF

THE WEST FRONT OF THE

CAPITAL, WHERE

PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD

TRUMP WILL SOON BE SWORN

IN.

ABBEY, TELLS US ABOUT WHAT

IS GOING ON IN WASHINGTON.

Reporter: OH, MAN, IT

IS AN EXCITING TIME IN

WASHINGTON.

THE FIRST FAMILY ARRIVED

YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AND

THEY STARTED THE DAY AT

ARLINGTON CEMETERY, AND

THEN WENT TO THE WELCOME

CEREMONY AT LINCOLN

MEMORIAL.

IT WAS A BEAUTIFULLY DONE

EVENT WITH LOTS OF

PERFORMERS, LIKE COUNTRY

MUSIC STAR TOBY KEITH, AND

IT ENDED WITH A GREAT,

SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS

DISPLAY.

AND NOW THERE ARE ALREADY

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HERE

READY FOR THE SWEARING IN.

Pat: HOW TIGHT HAS

THE SECURITY BEEN?

I KNOW THERE HAS BEEN SOME

TALK OF A DEMONSTRATION,

BUT HOW MUCH SECURITY IS

IN PLACE?

Reporter: I HAVE

NEVER SEEN SO MUCH

SECURITY IN WASHINGTON

BEFORE.

BUT I ALSO HAVE NEVER SEEN

SO MANY PROTESTORS.

THEY HAVE BEEN IN FRONT OF

MY APARTMENT EVERY NIGHT

THIS WEEK.

I EVEN HAD A PLEASURE OF

HEARING THEIR ENCORE

PERFORMANCE AT 2 A.M. LAST

NIGHT.

BUT THE SECURITY TEAM IS

DOING A FABULOUS JOB.

I FEEL VERY, VERY SAFE.

THEY REALLY HAVE THINGS

UNDER CONTROL.

Pat: WELL, TRUMP

FACED OPPOSITION FROM

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS

DURING THE PRIMARIES.

YOU TALKED WITH RAN RAND PAUL

AND LINDSEY GRAHAM, AND

SOME KEY SENATORS, AND

WHAT DO THEY TELL YOU?

GRAHAM AND PAUL WILL

PROBABLY BEEN TRUMP'S

BIGGEST G.O.P. CRITICS.

THEY'RE BOTH ON BOARD WITH

A LOT OF WHAT TRUMP WANTS

TO DO.

SENATOR GRAHAM SAYS HE IS

ALL FOR TRUMP'S TAX

REFORMS, INCREASING THE

MILITARY, AND ELECTING

PRO-LIFE LEADERS TO

SUPREME COURT.

BUT THEY REALLY DISAGREE

WITH HIS STANCE ON RUSSIA

AND WANT HIM TO TOUGHEN UP

ON RUSSIA AND INCREASE

SANCTIONS FOR MEDDLING IN

THE ELECTIONS.

Pat: TRUMP IS SAYING

THINGS LIKE I LOVE PAUL

RYAN.

HOW CLOSE IS THE TEAM

WORKING WITH THE

REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS?

HE IS WORKING VERY

CLOSE WITH REPUBLICAN

LEADERS.

I THINK THEY REALIZE THEY

NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

THIS THREE-BRANCH CONTROL

TO GET THEIR BILLS

TOGETHER THAT THEY CAN ALL

AGREE WITH.

Pat: ONE LAST

QUESTION: THIS TALK ABOUT

CUTTING FUNDING FOR THE

U.N. BECAUSE OF WHAT THE

U.N. DID IN RELATION TO

ISRAEL, IS THAT GOING TO

GO ANYWHERE, DO YOU THINK?

Reporter: I THINK SO.

WHEN I SPOKE TO SENATOR

GRAHAM, HE IS IN CHARGE OF

FOREIGN OPERATIONS

FUNDING, AND HE SAID FOR

THE PAST YEAR HE HAS

WARNED THE U.N. IF THEY

TRIED TO PASS THE

RESOLUTION AGAINST ISRAEL

BEFORE OBAMA AND KERRY

TOOK OFFICE, THAT THEY

WOULD NOT VETO, HE WOULD

TAKE ACTION.

CURRENTLY, THE U.S. FUNDS

21% OF THE U.N.'S BUDGET.

SO HE THINKS THIS BILL IS

REALLY GOING TO GET THEIR

ATTENTION AND MAKE THEM

RE-THINK THIS RESOLUTION.

Pat: ABIGAIL, THANK

YOU.

I KNOW THIS IS AN EXCITING

DAY FOR YOU.

STAY WARM AND STAY SAFE,

AND WE'LL TALK TO YOU

LATER, OKAY?

Reporter: ALL RIGHT.

I WILL.

Pat: TERRY, WHAT HAVE

YOU GOT?

Terry: STILL AHEAD, A

LOOK AT THE NEW

PRESIDENT'S POSSIBLE PICKS

FOR THE SUPREME COURT, AND

THE DEMOCRATS' OPPOSITION.

AT THE END OF THE DAY,

IF THEY TRY TO FILIBUSTER,

REPUBLICANS WILL USE THE

NUCLEAR OPTION.

Terry: JAY SEKULOW

JOINS US AS WE CONTINUE

OUR SPECIAL INAUGURATION

DAY COVERAGE.

THAT'S COMING UP.

Terry: HE IS SET TO

BECOME THE TOP LAW

ENFORCEMENT OFFICER IN THE

UNITED STATES, DESPITE

OPPOSITION FROM SOME

DEMOCRATS.

WENDY GRIFFITH BRINGS US

THIS LOOK AT DONALD

TRUMP'S NOMINEE FOR

ATTORNEY-GENERAL, ALABAMA

SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS.

Wendy: JEFFERSON

SESSIONS WAS BORN IN

SELMA, ALABAMA, IN 1946.

DESPITE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS,

HE DID WELL IN SCHOOL, AND

SERVED AS U.S. ATTORNEY

FOR ALABAMA'S SOUTHERN

DISTRICT, THE STATE'S

ATTORNEY-GENERAL, AND WAS

ELECTED TO THE U.S. SENATE

IN 1996, WHERE HE HAS

SERVED EVER SINCE.

PEOPLE SAY SESSIONS'

UPBRINGING AND VALUES,

LIKE HONESTY, HARD WORK,

BELIEF IN GOD, AND

PARENTAL RESPECT ARE

VALUES THAT STILL DEFINE

HIM TODAY.

YOU'LL NEVER FIND JEFF

SESSIONS SAY OR DO

ANYTHING IN THE SLIGHTEST

BIT OFFENSIVE.

HE IS VERY CURTIOUS.

THEY LOVE HIM.

THE PEOPLE OF ALABAMA

VOTED VERY STRONGLY FOR

MR. TRUMP.

MAYBE SENATOR SESSIONS HAD

SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT.

Wendy: DESPITE HIS

POPULARITY, SESSIONS'

CONFIRMATION HEARINGS WERE

PLAGUED BY PROTESTORS

CALLING HIM A RACIST, A

CHARGE THAT HAS HAUNTED

HIM SINCE 1986, WHEN HE

WAS REFUSED A FEDERAL

JUDGESHIP OVER ALLEGED

RACIST REMARKS, REMARKS HE

DENIED THEN AND NOW.

I AM THE SAME PERSON,

PERHAPS WISER AND MAYBE A

LITTLE BETTER -- I HOPE

SO -- TODAY THAN I WAS

THEN.

BUT I DID NOT HARBOR THE

KIND OF ANIMOSITIES AND

RACE DISCRIMINATION THAT I

WAS ACCUSED OF.

Wendy: DESPITE THESE

ALLEGATIONS, MANY BLACK

AMERICANS SUPPORT

SESSIONS.

Wendy: DO YOU THINK

SENATOR JEFF SESSIONS IS A

RACIST?

WHEN I CONSIDER SENATOR

JEFF SESSIONS, I CHOOSE TO

REGARD HIS ACTIONS, SUCH

AS DESEGREGATING THE

EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM WHEN HE

HAD THAT UNDER HIS

PURVIEW, AND ALSO

PROSECUTING THE KU KLUX

KLAN.

AND HE DID PROSECUTE THE

KU KLUX KLAN.

I WOULD NOT CALL

MR. SESSIONS RACIST.

Wendy: A NUMBER OF

BLACK PASTORS ALSO CAME TO

SESSIONS' DEFENSE.

AMERICANS ARE LIVING

AND A TOXIC CLIMATE WHERE

THE SERIOUS CHARGE OF

RACISM IS CARELESSLY

LEVELLED AGAINST ANYONE

WITH WHOM THE LEFT

DISAGREES.

Wendy: DO YOU THINK

HE IS GOING TO SAIL

THROUGH CONFIRMATION

HEARINGS OR DO YOU THINK

IT WILL BE A FIGHT?

HE WILL NOT SAIL

THROUGH, BUT LET'S BELIEVE

THAT HE WILL MAKE IT

THROUGH.

Wendy: WENDY

GRIFFITH, CBN NEWS.

Terry: PEOPLE WHO

KNOW HIM SEEM TO THINK HE

IS A MAN OF STRONG

CHARACTER.

Pat: HE IS AN

OUTSTANDING PERSON.

HE'LL GO THROUGH.

LET'S FACE IT, THIS IS THE

LEGAL OFFICER OF THE

PRESIDENT.

AND HE HAS AN ABSOLUTE

RIGHT TO PICK WHO HE

WANTS.

AND SO FAR SOME OF THE

LEFT-WING CONGRESSMAN ON

THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE HUFF

AND PUFF, BUT THEY'RE NOT

GOING TO BLOCK HIM.

NO WAY.

AND, FURTHERMORE, THE

NUCLEUS IS IN PLACE.

I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY

QUESTION THAT LINDSEY

GRAHAM AND THE OTHER

DISSIDENTS ARE GOING TO

STAND TOGETHER.

AND I THINK THE DEMOCRATS

ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM,

TOO.

> TODAY IS ALL ABOUT

DONALD TRUMP TAKING OVER

THE WHITE HOUSE.

FOR MANY PEOPLE, THE MOST

IMPORTANT ISSUE OF HIS

PRESIDENCY WILL BE HIS

PICK FOR LIFE-TIME

APPOINTMENTS TO THE

SUPREME COURT.

DONALD TRUMP WILL SOON

HAVE TO MAKE THAT CHOICE

FOR A NEW JUSTICE ON THE

HIGH COURT TO REPLACE ONE

OF THE HISTORICALLY GREAT

JUSTICES, ANTONIN SCALIA.

PAUL STRAND BRINGS US

THIS.

Reporter: MANY PEOPLE

VOTED FOR TRUMP JUST

BECAUSE OF THEIR WORRY OF

WHAT DAMAGE A MORE LIBERAL

SUPREME COURT COULD DO IN

YEARS AHEAD.

CURT LEVY OF THE COMMITTEE

FOR JUSTICE AND FREEDOM

WORKS.

PEOPLE WERE

PARTICULARLY SICK OF

LIBERAL JUDICIAL ACTIVISM.

Reporter: GROUPS

ADVISING TRUMP ARE

OFFERING THEIR OPINIONS ON

THOSE ON THE

PRESIDENT-ELECT'S SHORT

LIST.

WILLIAM PRIOR IS A

FAVORITE FOR BLASTING THE

1973 RULING, LEGALIZING

ABORTION NATIONWIDE.

BEFORE HE BECAME A

JUDGE, HE HAD WRITTEN AN

ARTICLE, REFERRING TO ROW ROE

VS. WADE.

AND SOME OF THE

DEMOCRATS ACCUSED HIM OF

BASICALLY BEING TOO

CATHOLIC.

AND WE TOOK OUT ADS THAT

SAID, CATHOLICS NEED NOT

APPLY.

Reporter: AND THEY

BOTH HAVE PRAISE FOR JUDGE

DIANE SIKES.

SHE IS A SOLID

CONSERVATIVE AND SHE IS

VERY BRIGHT.

SHE HAS A LONG TRACK

RECORD AND HAS CERTAINLY

WRITTEN A NUMBER OF

OPINIONS THAT HAS PLEASED

CONSERVATIVES.

SO I'M SURE THE DEMOCRATS

WILL COME UP WITH SOME WAY

TO ATTACK HER.

Reporter: AND THEY

POINTED OUT 48-YEAR-OLD

MICHIGAN JUSTICE JOAN

LARSON WHO ACTUALLY

CLERKED FOR ANTONIN

SCALIA.

SHE WAS HIGHLY ADMIRED.

AND LAW SEN I LAWSEN IS ALSO A

STATE COURT JUDGE.

AND NONE OF THE PEOPLE

THERE NOW CAME FROM STATE

COURTS.

SINCE ALL OF THE SCALIA

CLERKS THINK HIGHLY OF HER

SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT HER

JUDICIAL PHILOSOPHY.

Reporter: AND THEN

THERE IS THOMAS HARDIMAN

WHO USED TO DRIVE A TAXI

WHILE IN LAW SCHOOL.

HE GREW UP IN A FAMILY

WITH VERY, VERY MODEST

MEANS.

I DON'T THINK HIS PARENTS

WENT TO COLLEGE.

HE PUT HIMSELF CERTAINLY

THROUGH LAW SCHOOL, AND

POSSIBLY THROUGH COLLEGE

AS WELL, DRIVING A

TAXICAB.

Reporter: DEMOCRATS,

LIKE CHUCK SHUM SCHUMER, HAVE

HAD OPPOSITION TO NEARLY

ANY TRUMP NOMINEE.

THE FACT THAT YOU'RE

CONSERVATIVE IS REASON

ENOUGH TO OPPOSE YOU, AND

SCHUMER IS HIGH ON THAT

LIST OF DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE

SAID THAT.

I CERTAINLY THINK HE

WILL TRY TO OBSTRUCT ANY

NOMINATION.

Reporter: BUT SINCE

WHEN THEY WERE THE

MAJORITY, THEY USED THE

SO-CALLED NUCLEAR OPTION,

THEY'RE LIKELY TO FACE

THAT NOW THAT THEY'RE THE

MINORITY.

DEMOCRATS ARE SURE TO NOT

LIGHT ANY OF TRUMP'S

PICKS, AND THOUGH THEY

HAVE LOST MOST OF THEIR

POWER, THEY'RE SURE TO PUT

UP A FIGHT AGAINST THEM.

PAUL STRAND, CBN NEWS.

Pat: JAY SEKULOW,

FROM THE AMERICAN CENTER

FOR LAW AND JUSTICE IS

WITH US.

ANY IDEA HOW SOON TRUMP

COULD CHOOSE A NOMINEE FOR

THE COURT?

I THINK PROBABLY IN THE

NEXT TWO WEEKS.

WE NEED TO BE GEARING UP

FOR A CONFIRMATION BATTLE

FOR THE SUPREME COURT

NOMINEE BY THE END OF THIS

MONTH.

NO MATTER WHO THAT NOMINEE

IS, THERE IS GOING TO BE A

FIGHT.

WHAT YOU'VE SEEN IN THE

CONFIRMATION BATTLES SO

FAR, WHETHER IT HAS BEEN

REX TILLERSON OR JEFF

SESSIONS OR BETSY DeVOS,

THIS IS KIND OF WARMUP

PRACTICE.

AND THEY'RE ALL BEING

CONFIRMED.

THE NUCLEAR OPTION WOULD

HAVE TO BE IMPLEMENTED FOR

THE SUPREME COURT NOMINEE.

IT HAS ALREADY BEEN

IMPLEMENTED BY THE

DEMOCRATS FOR THE LAWYER

COURTS AND THE CABINET

POSITIONS.

BUT FOR THE SUPREME COURT,

YOU HAVE TO GET THE

MAJORITY OF THE -- THE

REPUBLICAN MAJORITY TO SAY

IF YOU'RE GOING TO BLOCK

EVERY SUPREME COURT

NOMINEE THAT IS QUALIFIED,

THEN, YES, I THINK THE

NUCLEAR OPTION GOES INTO

PLAY.

BUT I EXPECT A NOMINEE

VERY SOON.

Pat: DO YOU THINK IT

WOULD BE PRYOR?

HE WOULD BE GREAT.

THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT

BILL PRYOR IS SOMEONE WHO

IS WELL-QUALIFIED.

HE HAS A LONG TRACK RECORD

OF OPINIONS OUT OF THE

11th CIRCUIT COURT OF

APPEALS.

HE IS SOMEONE WITH A

TEXTBOOK VIEW OF THE

CONSTITUTION.

I THINK HE IS CERTAINLY

THE LEADING CONTENDER.

IN SUPREME COURT NOMINEES,

AS YOU KNOW, PAT, AS WELL

AS ANYBODY, BETTER THAN

MOST, THERE IS PROBABLY

THREE NAMES -- THERE ARE

THREE NAMES BEING

DISCUSSED AS PROBABLE

NOMINEES.

IT MAY BE ONE OF THOSE

THREE RISE TO THE OCCASION

AND THE PRESIDENT SAYS

YES.

PRYOR WOULD BE EXCELLENT.

NEIL GORSET, NOT ON YOUR

LIST, HE WOULD BE VERY

GOOD AS WELL.

IT IS A SOLID LIST.

EVERYBODY ON THAT LIST IS

POTENTIALLY TO BE A GREAT

SUPREME COURT NOMINEE AND

ALSO POTENTIALLY TO HAVE A

CONFIRMATION BATTLE.

WE JUST NEED TO PREPARE

FOR A REAL CONFIRMATION

BATTLE, AND USE THIS

PROCESS WE'RE GOING

THROUGH RIGHT NOW WITH THE

VARIOUS CABINET POSITIONS

AS THE PRACTICE SESSION.

THAT'S REALLY WHAT IT IS.

Pat: JAY, WE HAVE

FOUND A VENDETTA AGAINST

RELIGIOUS BELIEF IN THE

SCHOOLS AND IN THE FEDERAL

AGENCIES.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

AND EVERYBODY SAYS, WELL

THE CONSTITUTIONAL

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND

STATE -- THAT ISN'T IN THE

CONSTITUTION, IS IT?

IT IS NOT.

AND THE SCALIA APPROACH TO

THE ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE,

AS IT IS CALLED, WAS THE

RIGHT APPROACH.

THERE HAD TO BE ROOM IN

THERE FOR FREE EXERCISE OF

RELIGION AND FREEDOM OF

SPEECH.

AND SIMPLY ACKNOWLEDGING

THE RELIGIOUS HERITAGE OF

OUR COUNTRY IS NOT A

CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS.

THERE ARE FOUR JUSTICES

THAT GENERALLY SHARE THAT

VIEW.

AND THERE ARE FOUR THAT

DON'T.

JUSTICE BRIAR WILL GO BACK

AND FORTH ON VARIOUS

CASES.

WE HAVE AN EIGHT-NOBODY

SUPREME COURT, SO ON THE

ISSUES OF RELIGIOUS

LIBERTY, WIN THE CASES IN

THE COURT OF APPEALS, AND

TRY NOT TO HAVE THEM ALL

RUNNING UP TO SUPREME

COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES.

THAT IS A BETTER STRATEGY

WHEN YOU HAVE A

NINE-JUSTICE SUPREME

COURT.

I'VE DONE CASES WITH EIGHT

JUSTICES.

AND ONE OF THOSE I DID I

HAD TO REARGUE THE CASE

THE NEXT TERM.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE

UNITED STATES, ONE JUSTICE

CAN MAKE A HUGE

DIFFERENCE, THERE IS NO

DOUBT ABOUT IT.

Pat: THE SO-CALLED

JOHNSON AMENDMENT, TRUMP

ASTOUNDED ME WHEN HE

STARTED TALKING ABOUT THE

JOHNSON AMENDMENT.

DO YOU THINK THEY CAN GET

RID OF THAT?

IT IS ESSENTIALLY A FEW

LINES IN THE I.R.S. TAX

CODE.

IT IS A MUZZLE ON

CHURCHES THAT DOESN'T

EXIST FOR ANY OTHER

GROUPS.

CHURCHES HAVE HAD THIS

SPECIAL DISABILITY PLACED

ON THEM, IF YOU WILL.

I'LL TELL YOU THAT -- THE

CHANGE IS BEING DRAFTED

RIGHT NOW.

I MELT WITH OU MET WITH OU OUR HEAD OF

GOVERNMENT AND IT'S GOING

THROUGH.

IT IS GOING TO PASS THE

HOUSE AND THE SENATE, AND

IT IS GOING TO BE PASSED

BY PRESIDENT TRUMP.

Pat: I FOUGHT FOR

THAT FOR YEARS, AND THEY

WEREN'T MOVING.

BUT THIS TIME EVERYBODY IS

WITH US.

PAT, I KNOW YOU AND I

HAVE WORKED TOGETHER FOR

OVER 30 YEARS.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS

BEEN AT YOUR HEART FOR A

LONG TIME.

PAT, WE COULD SEE IT

HAPPEN LITERALLY IN 120

DAYS.

I REALLY THINK IT IS GOING

TO MOVE THAT QUICK.

Pat: THIS IS GOING TO

OPEN UP THE DOOR SO THAT

PREACHERS CAN SPEAK OUT

ABOUT PUBLIC ISSUES FROM

THE PULPIT.

YEAH, AND FROM THEIR

HEART.

RIGHT.

EXACTLY.

Pat: ONE LAST THING:

WHAT ABOUT JEFF SESSIONS?

DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANY

PROBLEM GETTING HIM

THROUGH?

HE IS TRUMP'S ATTORNEY --

YUP.

Pat: THEY NEVER VOTED

DOWN AN ATTORNEY-GENERAL.

I WAS WITH SENATOR

SESSIONS TWO WEEKS BEFORE

THE CONFIRMATION HEARINGS,

AND I KNEW HE WAS

PREPARED.

HE DID A PHENOMENAL JOB IN

FRONT OF THE JUDICIARY

COMMITTEE.

JEFF SESSIONS WILL BE THE

NEXT ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF

THE UNITED STATES, AND HE

WILL BE BOTH AN ATTORNEY

AND A GENERAL.

AND THAT AGENCY, AN AGENCY

THAT I'VE WORKED WITH, BUT

AN AGENCY WHO NEEDS REAL

LEADERSHIP.

JEFF SESSIONS IS THE RIGHT

MAN AT THE EXACT RIGHT

TIME, TO MOVE THAT AGENCY

FORWARD.

Pat: BILL CLINTON HAD

ALL OF THE U.S. ATTORNEYS

RESIGN.

DO YOU THINK THEY'LL DO

THAT THIS TIME?

I KNOW THAT

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP HAS

TOLD THE AMBASSADORS TO

THE UNITED STATES THAT 12

12:01, THEY'RE RELIEVED OF

THEIR POSTS.

Pat: ALL THE

AMBASSADORS?

YUP.

Pat: COMING UP, MORE

AS WE CONTINUE THE

INAUGURATION OF THE 45th

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA.

TERRY?

Terry: WE'RE GOING TO

TAKE A LOOK AT THE

EXPECTED TRANSFORMATION IN

THE UNITED STATES-ISRAELI

RELATIONS.

NIGHT AND DAY.

I THINK IT WILL BE

DRAMATIC, AND IT WILL BE

IMMEDIATE.

THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY

MIND.

I THINK IT IS GOING TO

MARK A DRAMATICALLY

IMPROVED RELATIONSHIP

BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE

UNITED STATES.

Terry: OUR SPECIAL

INAUGURATION DAY COVERAGE

CONTINUES AFTER THIS.

Pat: TODAY IT IS THE

INAUGURATION OF THE 45th

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES.

A MAN WHO WON WITH A COON

CONTENTIOUS ELECTION, BUT

IS MAKING BOLD STRIDES AS

FEW ELECTED OFFICIALS IN

MY LIFETIME HAVE EVER

DONE.

I THINK DONALD TRUMP IS

GOING TO BE A

TRANSFORMATIONAL

PRESIDENT, MORE SO THAN

ALMOST ANYBODY SINCE MAYBE

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.

> WELL, TODAY MARKS THE

BEGINNING OF WHAT WE

EXPECT TO BE THE START OF

A MUCH BETTER RELATIONSHIP

WEABETWEEN THE UNITED STATES

AND AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

ALLY, THE NATION OF

ISRAEL.

PRESIDENT OBAMA OFTEN TOOK

A HARD LINE AGAINST

BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, BUT AS

CHRIS MITCHELL REPORTS

FROM JERUSALEM, IT LOOKS

LIKE WE'RE ABOUT TO SEE A

BIG CHANGE.

Chris: WHEN DONALD

TRUMP STUNNED THE WORLD ON

ELECTION DAY, SOME KNEW IT

ALSO SIGNALLED A

TRANSFORMATION IN THE

U.S.-ISRAELI

RELATIONSHIPMENT.

NIGHRELATIONSHIP.

NIGHT AND DAY.

AND I THINK IT WILL BE

DRAMATIC.

Chris: FORMER

GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE

SEES A BIG DIFFERENCE OVER

THE LATEST EIGHT YEARS.

I'M VERY OPTMISTIC OVER

THESE NEXT FEW YEARS.

I THINK IT WILL MARK A

DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN

ISRAEL AND THE UNITED

STATES.

THE ONE THING WE CAN BE

VERY CONFIDENT ABOUT WITH

DONALD TRUMP IS HE IS MAN

OF CHANGE.

Chris: BECKY NORTON

DUNLAP BELIEVES TRUMP WILL

TAKE A NEW LOOK AT OLD

MIDDLE EAST PROBLEMS.

I THINK THAT IS ONE

REASON WHY PEOPLE IN

ISRAEL WHO HAVE NOT LIKED

THE OLD WAY OF DOING

THINGS ARE HOPEFUL AND

OPTMISTIC.

THEY AT LEAST SEE IN THIS

NEW PRESIDENT, AMERICA IS

GOING TO RELOOK AT SOME OF

THESE OLD PROBLEMS.

Chris: HUCKABEE SEES

THE FAILED TWO-STATE

SOLUTION, THE PLAN TO GIVE

THE PALESTINIANS THEIR OWN

COUNTRY AS ONE OLD

PROBLEM.

ANOTHER ONE: THE

UNWILLINGNESS TO MOVE THE

U.S. EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM.

HE EXPECTS DAVID FRIEDMAN

WILL BE PART OF ADDRESSING

THOSE CHANGES.

I THINK HE BELIEVES WE

NEED TO STOP THE B.D.S.

MOVEMENT, WHICH IS VERY

HURTFUL, NOT JUST TO THE

ISRAELIS, BUT TO THE ARAB

POPULATION AS WELL.

I HOPE HE WILL HELP TO

FOREVER PUT AN END TO WHAT

I CONSIDER AN UNWORKABLE,

IRRATIONAL POLICY OF THE

SO-CALLED TWO-STATE

SOLUTION, THAT FRANKLY

BOTH DEMOCRATS AND

REPUBLICANS HAVE PUT

FORWARD.

THE SIGNAL IS WE'RE

GOING TO TAKE A NEW LOOK

AT THINGS.

AND WE'RE PUTTING SOMEONE

IN THERE WHO IS NOT THE

SAME OLD, SAME OLD.

Chris: WITH HIS

DECISIONS SO FAR, IT IS

FAIR TO SAY THAT THE

MIDDLE EAST HASN'T SEEN

ANYTHING QUITE LIKE DONALD

TRUMP.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

JERUSALEM.

Pat: I THINK IT IS

TIME TO MOVE THAT EMBASSY.

AND THE KING OF JORDAN

SAYS IT WILL BE A TERRIBLE

TRAGEDY.

NO, IT WON'T.

WE'LL SEE THIS IS OUR

EMBASSY, AND THIS IS THE

CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

AND IT IS TIME TO

ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT JERUSALEM

IS, THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

IT IS NOT SOME OCCUPIED

SETTLEMENT.

IT IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF

A NATION.

> WITH US NOW FROM

WASHINGTON IS RETIRED

LIEUTENANT GENERAL JERRY

BOYKIN.

HE IS A GREAT WARRIOR,

HEAD OF DELTA FORCE.

HE IS ONE OF THE

PREEMINENT WARRIORS OF OUR

HISTORY.

FORMER DEPUTY UNDER GEORGE

BUSH.

GENERAL, IT'S A PLEASURE

TO HAVE YOU BACK WITH US

ON "THE 700 CLUB."

GOD BLESS YOU.

HOW ARE YOU?

I'M WELL.

AND THE LAST TIME I WAS ON

YOUR PROGRAM WAS ELECTION

EVE, WHEN WE WERE ABLE TO

CELEBRATE TOGETHER THE

VICTORY OF DONALD TRUMP.

Pat: WELL, IT'S

TAKING SHAPE.

AS THEY SAY, ELECTIONS

HAVE CONSEQUENCES, AND

THIS ONE SURE HAS.

HE IS TALKING ABOUT

REBUILDING THE NUMBER OF

SHIPS IN THE NAVY,

REBUILDING THE ARMY,

REBUILDING THE AIR FORCE,

AND UPDATING THE EQUIPMENT

THAT THEY USE.

WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE DONE?

IS IT AS BAD AS WE HEAR?

OH, YES, IT IS, PAT.

IT'S BAD.

I THINK THE NAVY HAS ASKED

FOR 355 SHIPS, AND I THINK

THEY'RE DOWN TO 292 NOW.

THERE IS A LOT OF

SHIP-BUILDING THAT HAS TO

GO ON.

AND THE AIR FORCE IS AT

THE LOWEST NUMBER OF

AIRPLANES SINCE ITS

CREATION IN 1947.

I THINK THE BIGGEST THING,

THOUGH, IS THAT DONALD

TRUMP HAS TO APPOINT THE

RIGHT LEADERSHIP.

I THINK HE HAS TAKEN THE

FIRST STEP WITH JAMES

MATTIS, BUT HE HAS TO

POINT THE RIGHT LEADERSHIP

THAT UNDERSTANDS THE

MISSION OF OUR MILITARY IS

SIMPLY TO WIN WARS, AND

PEOPLE WHO WILL FOCUS ON

THAT HAVE TO GO INTO THE

SENIOR POSITIONS THERE.

Pat: WHAT DO YOU

THINK?

HE HAS MATTIS AND FLINT

AND SOME OTHER GENERALS

AROUND HIM.

MATTIS WILL BE IN CHARGE

OF THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT.

DO YOU THINK HE KNOWS --

DOES HE HAVE A WARRIOR

MENTALITY?

I THINK WE CALL HIM "MAD

DOG."

OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE HE

COULD HAVE CHOSEN OUT OF

THE CURRENT OR RETIRED

GENERAL OFFICER

POPULATION, JIM MATTIS IS

THE GUY WHO HAS THE FINEST

REPUTATION FOR BEING A

WARRIOR.

THAT'S WHAT HE IS.

HE UNDERSTANDS WHAT THE

MILITARY'S MISSION IS, AND

I THINK HE WILL GO ABOUT

DOING A VERY CAREFUL

ASSESSMENT OF WHAT THE

CURRENT CONDITION OF THE

MILITARY IS AND THEN

RECOMMEND TO THE PRESIDENT

THE CHANGES THAT ARE

NECESSARY TO RESTORE

READINESS SO THAT WE CAN

CONFRONT OUR ENEMIES, WE

CAN BE RELIABLE FOR OUR

ALLIES, AND WE CAN WIN THE

WARS, IF THEY COME.

Pat: YOU KNOW, TRUMP

HAS BEAT UP ON SOME OF

THESE AEROSPACE COMPANIES,

THAT THEY'RE OVERCHARGING,

AND SOME OF THE CONTRACTS

THAT ARE JUST OBSCENE, AND

THE AVIATION COMPANIES ARE

BACKING HIM UP AND SAYING,

WE CAN RECONFIGURE THE

NUMBERS.

DO YOU THINK WE'RE

SPENDING TOO MUCH ON

EQUIPMENT?

THAT HAS BEEN A

SYSTEMATIC PROBLEM FOR

PROBABLY FOUR DECADES.

IN THAT WE GO INTO MAJOR

PRODUCTIONS IN ITEMS, AND

WE MAKE MODIFICATIONS AND

CHANGES.

AND, OF COURSE, THESE

COMPANIES THAT ARE

BUILDING THESE THINGS,

LIKE AIRPLANES AND TANKS

AND SHIPS AND SO FORTH,

THEN THEY CHARGE US A LOT

MORE.

I THINK THAT TRUMP HAS

ALREADY TAKEN A VERY GOOD

FIRST STEP IN HIS DEALINGS

WITH BOEING OVER AIR FORCE

ONE.

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE MORE

OF THAT.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO GET

SPENDING UNDER CONTROL

UNDER A TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION.

Pat: THE LAST

QUESTION: WHAT WOULD YOU

DO ABOUT ISIS?

IS ISIS REALLY THE MAIN

THREAT?

OR IS IT RUSSIA?

OR CHINA?

WE'VE GOT A BUNCH OF

THREATS OUT THERE,

INCLUDING NORTH KOREA AND

THEIR NUKES.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

HERE IS WHAT I THINK

ABOUT ISIS: I THINK THAT

DONALD TRUMP IS NOT GOING

TO ISOLATE HIS STRATEGY TO

JUST ISIS.

I THINK HE IS GOING TO

LOOK AT THIS AS A GLOBAL

PROBLEM.

HE IS GOING TO LOOK AT IT

AS GLOBAL JIHAD.

ULTIMATELY THE OBJECTIVE

IS TO ESTABLISH A GLOBAL

CALIPHATE.

I THINK HE WILL DEMAND

THAT JIM MATTIS COME UP

WITH A STRATEGY THAT WILL

COVER THE GLOBE, NOT JUST

THE MIDDLE EAST.

NOT JUST SYRIA AND IRAQ.

AND NOT JUST GOING AFTER

ISIS.

I THINK HE IS GOING TO GO

AFTER THE GLOBAL JIHAD

MOVEMENT.

AND THERE WILL BE A

STRATEGY THAT WILL BE

WELL-THOUGHT OUT AND

EXECUTEABLE TO DO THAT.

Pat: YOU KNOW,

GENERAL, ISIS IS JUST A

LITTLE PIP SQUEAK

ORGANIZATION, AND YET THEY

HAVE TWISTEDED THE TAIL OF

THE UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA.

CAN'T WE PUT SOME TROOPS

IN THERE AND MILITARY

ASSETS AND JUST WIPE THEM

OUT?

COULD WE?

Pat: YEAH.

NO, I DON'T THINK WE

COULD.

AND THE REASON IS BECAUSE

THERE IS AN IDEOLOGY

ASSOCIATED WITH THIS.

YOU CAN KILL ALL OF THE

ONES THAT ARE CURRENTLY ON

THE BATTLEFIELD, BUT MORE

ARE GOING TO COME UP.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE A

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN THAT

INCLUDES THE ELEMENTS OF

NATIONAL POWER THAT THE

UNITED STATES CAN BRING TO

BEAR ON THIS.

WE'VE GOT TO RALLY OUR

ALLIES.

WE'VE GOT TO MAKE THEM

KNOW THAT WE'RE RELIABLE

ALLIES, AND IF THEY'LL

STAND WITH US, SHARE TELL

INTELLIGENCE WITH US,

FIGHT WITH US, THAT WE'RE

GOING TO BE THERE WHEN

THEY NEED US.

THAT'S ALL PART OF

DEFEATING THEM.

JUST THINKING WE CAN GO

OUT AND KILL THEM ALL ON

THE BATTLEFIELD IS

PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE

SUCCESSFUL.

Pat: SENATOR, IT IS

ALWAYS A JOY TO HAVE YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND GOD BLESS YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU, PAT.

Pat: AND HAPPY

INAUGURATION.

THANK YOU.

Pat: TERRY?

Terry: COMING UP, A

BUSINESSMAN FALLS ON HARD

TIMES.

THE REALITY HIT ME THAT

I COULD NOT AFFORD ONE

ITEM IN THE DOLLAR STORE.

THAT WAS VER A VERY SOBERING

MOMENT FOR ME.

Terry: SEE HOW THIS

MAN WENT FROM FLAT-BROKE

TO RUNNING FIVE SUCCESSFUL

BUSINESSES, WHEN WE COME

BACK.

Pat: IT IS THE

INAUGURATION OF THE 45

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES.

I JUST WANTED TO SHOW YOU

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE UP

THERE IN WASHINGTON

BECAUSE THERE IS THE

PARADE ROUTE.

BUT HE IS NOT GOING TO

HAVE ONE OF THOSE LENGTHY

PARADES THAT GOES ON FOR

HOURS AND HOURS AND HOURS.

HE SAYS, I WANT TO GET TO

WORK.

Terry: THAT SOUNDS

LIKE DONALD TRUMP.

Pat: OKAY.

WELL, LEON JOHNSON AND HIS

WIFE, LATONA, OWN FIVE

SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSES.

IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THAT

THE JOHNSONS WERE ONCE SO

BROKE THEY COULDN'T EVEN

AFFORD TO SHOP OA AT THE

DOLLAR STORE.

Reporter: PLAYING

GOLF IS ONE WAY THIS

COUPLE TAKES A BREAK FROM

RUNNING FIVE SUCCESSFUL

COMPANIES.

MY LIFE IS INCREDIBLE

BECAUSE OF GOD.

Reporter: IT WAS 1993

WHEN HE AND A PARTNER

STARTED A MOBILE CAR

DETAILING OPERATION AFTER

14 AND A HALF YEARS IN THE

NAVY.

EVEN THOUGH HE WORKED HARD

AND HAD A LOT OF

COSTUMERS, HE WASN'T

MAKING A PROFIT.

WHEN YOU GO INTO

BUSINESS, EVERYBODY

BELIEVES YOU'RE GOING TO

BE AN INSTANT SUCCESS.

WE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND

MARKET RESEARCH.

SO YOU QUICKLY REALIZE YOU

HAVE A LOT OF BUSINESS,

BUT YOU'RE NOT MAKING A

PROFIT.

Reporter: LATONIA'S

SALARY AS A BANK TELLER

WAS THEIR OWN INCOME.

THEY COULDN'T KEEP UP WITH

THEIR BILLS AND HAD TO

MOVE OUT OF THEIR

APARTMENT.

A FRIEND RENTED OUT A ROOM

TO THEM AND THEIR YOUNG

DAUGHTER.

I REMEMBER SOME NIGHTS

JUST LAYING THERE AND JUST

CRYING MYSELF TO SLEEP.

AND THAT MY HUSBAND DIDN'T

EVEN KNOW, BUT I WAS JUST

SILENTLY JUST CRYING OUT

TO GOD, SAYING, GOD,

YOU'VE GOT TO HELP US.

Reporter: LEON

STARTED SUFFERING FROM

STRESS AND ANXIETY.

MY CONSISTENT PRAYER TO

GOD WAS, GOD, I LOVE YOU.

I NEED YOUR HELP.

GOD'S ANSWER TO ME WAS

CONSISTENTLY, I LOVE YOU.

FOLLOW MY PRINCIPLES.

Reporter: ONE OF

THOSE PRINCIPLES WAS

TITHING, SOMETHING THE

COUPLE HADN'T DONE

CONSISTENTLY SINCE

STARTING THE BUSINESS.

LEON DECIDED TO TITHE

FAITHFULLY ON ANYTHING HE

MADE.

HE SAID AFTERWARDS THE

BUSINESS STARTED TURNING A

PROFIT.

BUT AFTER A YEAR, THEY

STOPPED GOING TO CHURCH

AND TITHING, AND ONCE

AGAIN THE BUSINESS STARTED

LOSING MONEY.

I THINK THE REASON I

WENT BACK TO MY OLD WAYS

IS SOMETIMES WE FEEL LIKE,

OKAY, THANK YOU, GOD, I'VE

GOT IT FROM HERE.

Reporter: AFTER A

YEAR HIS BUSINESS BEGAN

FAILING.

HIS INCOME DROPPED SO

DRAMATICALLY THAT HE

COULDN'T AFFORD TO SHOP AT

DISCOUNT STORES.

THE REALITY HIT ME THAT

I COULD NOT AFFORD ONE

ITEM IN THE DOLLAR STORE.

THAT WAS A VERY SOBERING

MOMENT FOR ME.

FROM THAT POINT, IN THAT

DOLLAR STORY, I SAID,

LORD, I GET IT.

LORD, I WILL BE FAITHFUL.

LORD, I WILL BE OBEDIENT.

Reporter: SOON

AFTERWARDS, HE AND LATONIA

FOUND A NEW CHURCH AND

STARTED TITHING AND GIVING

TO CBN.

THINGS WERE STARTING TO

TURN AROUND.

WE ACTUALLY HAD HOPE

AGAIN.

Reporter: WITH THE

DETAILING BUSINESS DOING

SO WELL, SHE QUIT HER JOB

AT THE BANK AND STARTED A

CLEANING BUSINESS OF HER

OWN.

NOW THE JOHNSONS RUN FIVE

BUSINESSES.

ONE OF WHICH IS ONE OF THE

TOP GROWING COMPANIES IN

THE U.S. FOR THE PAST

THREE YEARS.

THE FINANCIAL BLESSING

HAS BEEN WONDERFUL, BUT

GOD HAS RESTORED ME TO

RIGHT-THINKING AND

HUMILITY AND AS A MAN I

FEEL I'M VERY

WELL-BALANCED.

Reporter: IN ADDITION

TO THEIR TITHES, THE

COUPLE ARE ALSO CBN

FOUNDERS.

IT IS A GREAT MINISTRY

AND OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE TO

SOMETHING BIGGER THAN US.

Reporter: THE MOST

IMPORTANT LESSON IS GIVING

OBEDIENTLY TO GOD.

GOD IS FAITHFUL.

HE IS A GOD THAT WILL NOT

LIE.

JUST DETERMINE IN YOUR

HEART AND MIND THAT I'M

GOING TO START.

AND GOD KNOWS YOUR HEART.

HE KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE AND

HE WILL MEET YOU RIGHT

WHERE YOU ARE.

GOD IS FAITHFUL TO

EVERYTHING AND TO EVERY

PRINCIPLE AND TO EVERY

PROMISE THAT'S WRITTEN IN

THE WORD.

BE OBEDIENT TO GOD.

JUST TRUST HIM.

Pat: ISN'T THAT

AMAZING?

ONE OF THE TOP BUSINESSES

IN AMERICA, FROM COULDN'T

BUY SOMETHING IN THE

DOLLAR STORE.

CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT?

Terry: FIVE TOP

BUSINESSES.

Pat: FOR THOSE WHO

WANT TO PARTICIPATE --

THEY SAID, OKAY, WE'RE

GOING TO DO SOMETHING.

AND THEY'RE FOUNDERS.

GOD BLESS YOU.

"THE 700 CLUB" MEMBER IS

$20 A MONTH.

WHAT DO YOU SPEND $20 ON?

AT STARBUCKS, YOU BLOW

FIVE, 10 BUCKS ON ONE CUP

OF COFFEE.

> ALL RIGHT.

"THE SECRET KINGDOM" AND

"THE LAW OF

EXPECTATION" --

Terry: IT IS "THE

SECRET KINGDOM" PLUS THE

"THE LAW OF EXPECTATION"

IS ON THERE AS WELL.

Pat: PEOPLE SEEM TO

LIKE THIS A LOT.

SO WE GIVE THIS TO YOU.

THE "THE SECRET KINGDOM."

GOD GAVE ME A REVELATION

ON THAT.

AFTER FIVE YEARS OF

PRAYING, LORD, HOW DOES

THIS WORLD WORK, AND HE

OPENED IT UP TO ME AND

SHOWED ME, AND I WROTE

DOWN THESE PRINCIPLES THAT

THE LORD SHOWED ME.

IT HAS TOUCHED A LOT OF

LIVES.

ANYHOW, WE GIVE THAT TO

PEOPLE WHO JOIN "THE 700

CLUB."

THERE IS THE THOUSAND CLUB

MEMBER --

Terry: A LOT OF

PEOPLE ARE INCREASING

THEIR GIVING RIGHT NOW,

GOING UP TO THE NEXT CLUB

LEVEL.

THAT'S REALLY A WONDERFUL

THING.

Pat: I HATE TO SAY

THAT THE ANIMAL SPIRITS OF

AMERICA HAVE BEEN LOOSE --

UNDER OBAMA IT WAS IF

YOU'RE MAKING MONEY, WE'RE

GOING TO PENALIZE YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO TAX YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO PUT

REGULATIONS ON YOU.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO GIVE

YOU THE FREEDOM.

WE'RE GOING TO BIND YOU

DOWN LIKE GULLIVER.

AND ALL OF THESE LITTLE

BUREAUCRATS ARE ALL

RUNNING AROUND WITH THEIR

LITTLE STRINGS AND THEY'RE

TYING DOWN THE PEOPLE.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE

SHACKLES ARE OFF, AND THE

ENORMOUS RESOURCES OF

AMERICA ARE BEING

UNLEASHED.

AND I THINK PEOPLE FEEL

THAT.

AND THEY'RE GETTING MORE

GENEROUS.

AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT

BECAUSE, I MEAN, WE WANT

TO MOVE UP, TOO, AND

ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING MORE

SIGNIFICANT FOR THE LORD.

Terry: THAT HAPPENS

WHEN WE ALL LINK ARMS

TOGETHER.

WHEN YOU JOIN "THE 700

CLUB," WE WANT YOU TO KNOW

YOU'RE HELPING PEOPLE ALL

OVER THE WORLD, AS WELL AS

HERE AT HOME.

THESE TWO BROTHERS FROM

VIETNAM, AT THE AGES OF

FOUR AND ONE, THEY HAD TO

BEG FOR FOOD ON THE SIDE

OF THE ROAD.

LOM WAS FOUR YEARS OLD

AND VAN WAS ONE WHEN THEIR

PARENTS ABANDONED THEM

NEAR THEIR HOME IN

VIETNAM.

WE SO HUNGRY, I TOOK MY

BROTHER TO MY AUNT'S HOUSE

TO ASK FOR FOOD, BUT SHE

DIDN'T LET US IN.

Terry: THE BROTHERS

SAT NEXT TO THE STREET,

HOPING THAT SOMEONE WOULD

SEE THEM AND HELP THEM.

VAN WAS CRYING SO HARD

BECAUSE SHE WAS STARVING.

HE WAS STARVING.

I COULDN'T DO ANYTHING TO

HELP HIM.

Terry: ANOTHER AUNT

FOUND THEM AND TOOK THEM

IN, BUT OVER TIME SHE

COULDN'T PROVIDE FOR THEM

EITHER.

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN

WE DIDN'T HAVE FOOD TO EAT

FOR TWO DAYS.

MY STOMACH HURT A LOT.

Terry: EVENTUALLY,

THE BROTHERS CAME TO LIVE

HERE, AT THIS CHRISTIAN

HOME SUPPORTED BY CBN'S

"ORPHANS' PROMISE."

THE FOOD HERE IS SO

GOOD.

AND WE GET TO EAT THREE

TIMES A DAY.

ON OUR FIRST DAY HERE,

THEY ALSO GAVE US CLOTHES

AND NEW TOWELS.

Terry: IN ADDITION TO

FOOD AND SHELTER, THE BOYS

ARE ALSO EXPERIENCING

LOVE.

TODAY LOM AND VAN ARE

HEALTHY AND ACTIVE BOYS.

THEY BOTH DO WELL IN

SCHOOL AND ENJOY PLAYING

WITH THEIR FRIENDS.

I WANT TO THANK THE

PEOPLE WHO CARE FOR US AND

HELP US.

THANK YOU, CBN.

Terry: LIVES CHANGED

BECAUSE OF YOUR

GENEROSITY.

YOU REALLY CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE AROUND THE

WORLD WITHOUT EVER LEAVING

YOUR LIVING ROOM.

PAT JUST TALKED TO YOU

ABOUT JOINING "THE 700

CLUB."

AND WE WANT TO SEND YOU

"THE SECRET KINGDOM" WHEN

YOU DO THAT, BUT WE WOULD

LIKE TO ASK YOU TO DO IT

USING PLEDGE EXPRESS, IT

SAVES US SOME ADMAN COSTS

SO WE CAN PUT EVEN MORE OF

YOUR GIFT INTO THE LIVES

OF BOYS LIKE YOU JUST SAW

IN THAT STORY.

OUR WAY OF SAYING THANK

YOU IS TO TEND YOU "POWER

FOR LIFE" TEACHINGS.

AND WE THINK YOU'LL REALLY

ENJOY THEM.

ARE YOU READY TO ANSWER

SOME QUESTIONS?

Pat: GO FOR IT.

Terry: CAROLINA SAYS,

I'M READY TO FILE FOR

SEPARATION.

MY HUSBAND CHEATED ON ME,

AND HE DOES NOT WANT

COUNSELLING.

HE ALSO CHEATED A LOT

WHILE WE WERE DATING.

I REALIZE I MADE A HUGE

MISTAKE MARRYING HIM.

SHOULD I STAY FOR MY LOVE

AND COMMITMENT TO GOD.

I NO LONGER TRUST HIM.

WE ALSO HAVE TWO SONS."

Pat: IT IS A TRAGEDY

BEING PLAYED OUT THOUSANDS

OF TIMES IN OUR COUNTRY.

THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION AND

THE INFIDELITY THAT IS

THERE IS TERRIBLE.

LISTEN, THAT IS A GROUNDS

FOR DIVORCE.

UNDER WHAT JESUS HAD TO

SAY.

AND WHAT YOU'VE GOT IS AN

INTOLERABLE SITUATION.

YOU HAVE A PHILANDERER AS

YOUR HUSBAND.

THERE WAS A FORMER

PRESIDENT WHO WAS A

PHILANDERER, AND HIS WIFE

STAYED WITH HIM.

I THINK IN YOUR CASE, I

THINK YOU'RE BETTER OFF TO

O GEGET A SETTLEMENT, WHERE

YOU GET YOUR MONEY, YOU

GET LOOKED AFTER, AND YOU

GET FREE.

BECAUSE THIS THING WILL

WEIGH DOWN ON YOU AND TEAR

YOU APART.

YOUR EGO, YOUR PSYCHE,

YOUR INNER BEING WILL BE

DAMAGED PERMANENTLY.

I THINK GET OUT OF IT.

Terry: ROBERT SAYS,

"PAT, I WAS RECENTLY TOLD

BY A HOMELESS PERSON THAT

BECAUSE I DID NOT GIVE HIM

ANY MONEY IN RESPONSE TO

HIS REQUEST THAT I WAS

GOING TO HELL.

AM I GOING TO HELL IF I DO

NOT GIVE MONEY TO EVERY

HOMELESS PERSON THAT

ASKS?"

Pat: I THINK THAT

HOMELESS PERSON IS CLOSER

TO HELL THAN YOU.

I THINK HE IS A BUM AND HE

IS TRYING TO PLAY ON YOUR

SYMPATHY AND ESCORT MONEY

FROM YOU.

THIS IS -- THE RUSES THEY

USE -- I'VE WORKED THE

STREETS OF NEW YORK AND I

KNOW HOW IT IS.

THEY'LL LIE TO YOU AND

TELL YOU ALL OF THIS STUFF

AND WHAT THEY WANT.

ONE OF THEM LIED, I WANT

TO GO ACROSS TO STATEN

ISLAND AND I NEED SOME

MONEY.

OKAY, LOOK, HERE, YOU WANT

FOOD, I'LL TAKE YOU TO THE

AUTOMAT AND I'LL BUY YOU

LUNCH.

> WE LEAVE YOU WITH

TODAY'S POWER MINUTE FROM

PSALM 112: "BLESSED IS THE

MAN WHO FEARS THE LORD,

WHO DELIGHTS GREATLY IN

HIS COMMANDMENTS.

WEALTH AND RICHES WILL BE

IN HIS HOUSE, AND HIS

RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES

FOREVER."

FOR TERRY AND ALL OF US,

THIS IS PAT ROBERTSON.

SEE YOU MONDAY.

BYE-BYE.

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