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Conway on clash with Clinton aides: Dems lack self-awareness; Pam Bondi: Trump is doing exactly what he said he would do

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," December 2, 2016. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST:  And welcome to "Hannity."  So the alt radical left -- they're becoming completely unhinged.  Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway will be here in just a minute with reaction.

But first, we have tonight's opening monologue.  Liberals, the mainstream media -- they're losing their minds over the fact that Donald Trump is going to be the next president of the United States.  Now, last night the Harvard Institute of Politics -- they held a forum with operatives from both political campaigns.  Kellyanne Conway attended and had this exchange with the Clinton campaign's communications director, the one and only, ever so kind Jennifer Palmieri.

Watch this.

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JEN PALMIERI, CLINTON CAMPAIGN COMMUNICATIONS DIR.:  I would rather lose than win the way you guys did!

KELLYANNE CONWAY, TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER:  No you wouldn't.

PALMIERI:  Yes.

CONWAY:  No, you wouldn't.

PALMIERI:  Absolutely.

CONWAY:  That's very clear to me.  No, you wouldn't, respectfully.  Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform?  You going to look me in the face and tell me that?

PALMIERI:  It did!

CONWAY:  Really?

PALMIERI:  Kellyanne, it did!

(CROSSTALK)

CONWAY:  Do you think you could have just had a decent message...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  You guys are pathetic!

CONWAY:  ... for the white working class voters?  Do you think this, woman who has nothing in common with...

PALMIERI:  I'm not saying that's why you won...

(CROSSTALK)

CONWAY:  ... over -- how about it's Hillary Clinton!  She doesn't connect with people.  How about they have nothing in common with her!

(END AUDIO CLIP)

HANNITY:  Wow.  Pretty unbelievable.  Pretty pathetic.  Now, the Clinton campaign -- they're still trying to play the race card.  Now, her failed campaign- they refused to admit that their candidate, Hillary, was just a terrible candidate with no vision.  Instead, they're throwing out insults and wasting their time with this ridiculous so-called recount attempt.

Now, while the sore loser liberals continue with their collective hissy fit, the abusively biased press -- well, they're now sinking to even a disturbing new low.  Now, yesterday, before President-elect Trump's announcement at carrier -- the Web site FTVlive obtained a video of A CNN producer joking about Donald Trump's plane crashing?  Really?  Take a look.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Landing any minute.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Good.  Well, if I do this, it means he's landed.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  OK.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  That means his plane crashed.  No, I'm kidding.

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HANNITY:  So after that disgusting video surfaced on line, we reached out to CNN and they give us a statement that reads, quote, "That unfortunate inappropriate remark was made by one of our producers off-camera yesterday. We have apologized to the Trump transition team, and the producer has been disciplined."

What, no more candy at night?  What, no more hot cocoa, no coloring books, no Play-doh?  We'll have more examples of CNN's out-of-control left-wing bias.  That's coming up later in the show.

Also tonight, President-elect Trump -- he is keeping his word to you, the American people, and it seems that liberals can't really stand it. Remember when he made this promise?

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DONALD TRUMP, R-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE:  Now, do you think anybody in the Obama administration goes to see Carrier and says, Stay here?

I would speak with the folks at Carrier and I would say, if you leave, there are consequences.  And here are the consequences.

You're going to leave Indiana.  You're going to leave Indianapolis.  I wish you a lot of luck in Mexico.  Enjoy the heat.  Enjoy the heat.  And I hope you build a really beautiful factory.  But here's what's going to happen. We will be charging you a 35 percent tax every single unit!

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY:  All right, so Donald Trump -- he kept his word.  Now, after news broke out earlier this week about the Trump Carrier deal, which will, of course, save over 1,100 jobs right here in America -- and by the way, Carrier -- they're going to spend $16 million on revamping that plant -- well, the co-hosts of "The View" -- yes, they lost it, too.  Very tough time for liberals.  Take a look.

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG, "THE VIEW":  Donald Trump claims that he scored a big victory for keeping jobs in America.  He says he struck a deal with the Carrier air-conditioning firm that will keep them from moving to Mexico, saving almost 1,000 jobs.

Now, there's no details of the deal that anyone has seen.  But you know, do you think Americans are going to say, Oh, well, see?  He's keeping his promise.  Or are they going to wonder what did you have to give up in order to keep folks here?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  Yes.  I hope they do that.  I think people, though, do just read the headlines and that they're thinking, oh, my goodness, he's bringing jobs back, but at what cost to the American worker?

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY:  Hear the smugness in their voices?  You know, only overpaid media elites like that, completely separated from you, the American people, would complain that American jobs were actually saved, 1,100.

Well, they don't seem to understand or even care because you know what? That Carrier deal -- you've got hard-working Americans.  Guess what?  They don't have to worry about putting gifts under the Christmas tree this year. They don't have to worry about paying their bills in the future or keeping their homes and cars, or about feeding their families or sending their kids to college.  And because these jobs are staying, other businesses won't be impacted negatively, either.  How refreshing is that?  The president-elect-- not just talk, he proved it yesterday.

Now, last night right here on this program in his first cable news interview as president-elect, Mr. Trump told us that he intends to keep a lot more of his promises.  Take a look.

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TRUMP:  We're going to build a wall.  I mean, I heard that.  Every once in a while, they'll say, well, maybe it's not going to be totally full.  Now, there are a certain places you don't need a wall because you have -- you know, you have mountains, you have other things, you have large and rather vicious rivers. But no, we're building a wall.  It's going to be a real wall.

We're going to put in a health care bill, a real strong health care bill. I think it's going to be terrific.

HANNITY:  You're still solid on Supreme Court justices, originalists...

TRUMP:  Yes.  Yes.

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY:  ... have one to appoint very soon.  We're going to have to come up with a name.  I'm looking.  I'm down to probably three or four.

HANNITY:  Are they from your list?

TRUMP:  From the list.  They are terrific people, highly respected, brilliant people.  And we'll be announcing that pretty soon, too.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY:  Here now with reaction, Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway. What was going on?  I got to first -- I applaud you, how you could be in the room with Mook and Palmieri and who else was there?

CONWAY:  Joel Benenson, the chief strategist and pollster, who probably made 50 times more than I did on that losing campaign...

HANNITY:  Yes!

(LAUGHTER)

CONWAY:  ... Teddy Goff (ph), Karen Finney...

HANNITY:  Oh, all the Clinton biggies.  All right, I say this with all due-- you schooled them!  It was the single greatest Harvard debate beat down in history!  I mean, they still seem to not believe what happened!

CONWAY:  Probably the only way I can get into Harvard.

(LAUGHTER)

HANNITY:  Probably.  You and me both.

CONWAY:  Anyway, Sean, look, we were talking about the messaging, the mechanics, our digital operation, the way that someone like Dave Bossie and I had looked at the schedule to try to deploy our two greatest assets, Mike Pence and Donald Trump, to different states that were part of her so-called blue wall, to try to dip into her 244 electoral vote advantage that she started with.

And so it was a perfectly fine conversation, and then it just unloaded, and it just struck me as a complete lack of self-awareness at what happened three weeks ago.

And we saw that on display this week with the Democrats.  They had a chance to learn from their own election and refused to.  They put Nancy Pelosi in there as their leader for another term, a San Francisco wealthy liberal who has lost 60 congressional seats on her watch, who was the speaker of the House for four years and then lost that perch because they just took the country in a very liberal pro-government direction.

They have lost 1,000 state legislative seats on President Obama's watch, the five dozen House seats, over a dozen governors, over a dozen Senate seats, more than that.  And so they're not learning these lessons.  And you saw that on display last night.

Look, if you're the Clinton team and you had no muscle in your head that would actually take you to a place where Donald Trump can actually...

HANNITY:  It's called a brain.  Yes.

CONWAY:  No, no, no, no.  They're...

HANNITY:  The brain is a muscle.

CONWAY:  They're very smart people.  These are very smart people.  But there was nothing in there that would actually let them even embrace the idea that maybe they would lose and Donald Trump would win.  So they just simply weren't prepared for this.

And so to think that they had totally missed America, that they don't understand America's concerns, that Americans truly did not like her and did not trust her and did not want her to be commander-in-chief and president of the United States -- it's easier to scapegoat Steve Bannon and Jim Comey and Russian intelligence.

How about just once in a while saying, We had a lousy candidate who never connected with people, gave absolutely no economic message in places like western Pennsylvania, in Ohio, in Iowa, in Michigan, in Wisconsin, in Florida, in these places where Donald Trump said peace, prosperity, make America great again, patriotism, renegotiate bad trade deals, kill radical Islamic terrorism forever more.  She talked about them as our determined enemies.  The president says they're the JV team, they've been contained. Americans don't...

HANNITY:  Deplorable.

CONWAY:  ... believe that.  They went for the strength.  That was -- even Joel -- even somebody earlier in the day admitted that the one part of the undecided -- the one time that the undecided voters really starting going away from Hillary Clinton was on September 9th, when she made that "deplorables and irredeemable" comment because then you found out what she really thinks about you.  And they said she apologized for that. No, she apologized for getting caught.

HANNITY:  Yes.

CONWAY:  She did not apologize for the content of the comment.

HANNITY:  What do you make of CNN?  I understand Jeff Zucker was at this event, and apparently, people shouted at him a little bit.

But I guess the more important question is if you collude with the Clinton campaign and you feed her questions before a town hall, you ask the DNC for questions against your candidate, Donald Trump, that seems to me that -- like a fake news organization.  You know, do they deserve a seat in the White House press room?

CONWAY:  Well, as I said last night in a forum, the biggest piece of fake news in this entire election cycle is that Donald Trump couldn't win.

(LAUGHTER)

HANNITY:  Yes, that's fake news!

CONWAY:  That was peddled quite a bit, pretty much on every network and most cable stations.

But Zucker -- Jeff Zucker from CNN took the most fire from the Republican presidential campaign managers who did not win.  They felt that giving that coverage, basically stem to stern coverage of all of Donald Trump's rallies throughout the primary had cost their candidates precious air time.  And that was really how they came after him.

Others were attacking Jeff Zucker for having some of our spokespeople on there, saying they should not have been allowed on because they weren't telling the truth, when, wow, if you see what some of their paid analysts say day in and day out -- I would just remind all your viewers no one on TV is ever under oath.

But look, all this goes in the same direction, Sean.  It's very simple. There are people who are part of the permanent campaign.  They just can't get over the fact that Donald Trump won.  And by the way, it wasn't a squeaker.  You know what started this argument yesterday?  Team Clinton going back to the popular vote, the popular vote.  And I said, Hey, all your graphics and all your fancy packages said road to 270, not road to the popular vote.  You ran...

(CROSSTALK)

CONWAY:  ... we got 360.  Donald Trump won 30 of 50 states, 2,600 counties. He flipped over 200 counties that Barack Obama carried in 2012, Donald Trump took in 2016.  I mean, this wasn't a squeaker, folks!

HANNITY:  He wanted to push up the popular vote, he would have been in California...

CONWAY:  He would have been in California and New York, Illinois...

HANNITY:  ... New York, New Jersey...

CONWAY:  ... and we would have won anyway!

HANNITY:  All right, so I guess the most important thing -- the only negative thing I hear up to now -- number one, people love you.  When I'm out and about, they really do.

CONWAY:  Very kind.

HANNITY:  And I think you had a very big calming impact on Mr. Trump from what I saw, just...

CONWAY:  He's just the best.  He's brilliant.  He's a master negotiator, a great communicator, natural (INAUDIBLE).

HANNITY:  They tried to portray that there was some kind of divide between you and the president-elect over the issue of Mitt Romney.  I've heard the same thing.  A lot of his biggest supporters don't want him for secretary of state because of the things he said.  They're very defensive of the president-elect.

And the other thing is, you heard it last night, "lock her up" -- that hasn't been determined by anybody.  Isn't that going to be determined by the Justice Department and the new attorney general?

HANNITY:  Sure.  Donald Trump believes in federalism.  He believes in the separation of powers.  All he was saying last week was he's not focused on that.  He's hocused on health care and immunity and the case of bringing -- helping Carrier keep 1,100 jobs here in Indiana and not over there in Mexico.  Here they'll be making $23 an hour, there they would be making $3 an hour.  So you see it's a better deal for the American worker, notwithstanding what other people and networks are saying.

But look, this thing about Donald Trump and I, you read The New York Times...

HANNITY:  I saw the tweet.  So I saw you right behind him, behind his desk. You wouldn't be there if he was mad at you.

CONWAY:  I wouldn't be there...

HANNITY:  Here's my question...

(CROSSTALK)

CONWAY:  And if he were mad at me, I wouldn't be here.  I would resign because I very much -- very much believe in him and I know he's going to be a great president and...

HANNITY:  What will your role be?  Everyone's wondering.

CONWAY:  It's called the Kellyanne role, apparently, and it's whatever he wants it to be.  I think it'll be a combination of a number of things.  I can either go inside and be in the West Wing if he wants -- he's said he want me there -- or be outside and build the whole political operation, basically have that superstructure, Sean, that we tap into to help push forward President Trump's Supreme Court nominees and the other...

HANNITY:  There's going to be a lot of fights ahead.

CONWAY:  Look, there are a lot of fights...

HANNITY:  There's going to be a lot of fights.

CONWAY:  He is a guy who's going to get a lot of great things done very quickly.

HANNITY:  Yes.

CONWAY:  And we want to make sure that he has the surround sound superstructure to support those initiatives on the outside.

HANNITY:  The left that we see...

CONWAY:  The left's going to lie.  The left's going to...

HANNITY:  They're going to go nuts.

CONWAY:  ... besmirch.  They're going to go crazy.

HANNITY:  They're going nuts now.

CONWAY:  They can't accept the election results, let alone the fact that he's actually going to solve problems.  It took him -- he's not inaugurated yet, and he helped Carrier keep the jobs here.  Imagine what he'll do as president.

HANNITY:  And the left's mad.  By the way, you're the first woman -- and we don't believe in identity politics, neither one of us.

CONWAY:  That's correct.

HANNITY:  I've known you for over 20 years, the first woman to win a presidential campaign, and I thought yesterday was probably one of the more entertaining moments I've seen in the entire campaign, and I congratulate you on both those things.

CONWAY:  Thank you.  We had a great team and we had a brilliant candidate and vice presidential candidate.

HANNITY:  That helps a lot.  If you have a good candidate, it helps.

(LAUGHTER)

CONWAY:  One of the messages of this campaign is there truly is no substitute for a quality candidate.  Doesn't matter how many focus (ph) (INAUDIBLE) personnel, much money you have, celebrities on the stage, presidents, former presidents...

HANNITY:  Yes. Beyonce didn't do it.

CONWAY:  No.  If anything, surrounding yourself with people who are larger than -- larger than her in terms of personality and popularity made her seem small.  But you need a good message and a great messenger.

HANNITY:  All right, Kellyanne...

CONWAY:  Thank you.

HANNITY:  ... congratulations.

CONWAY:  Thank you, Sean.

HANNITY:  Look forward to hearing about your new role.  Thank you.

And up next tonight on this busy Friday news night here on "Hannity"...

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TRUMP:  We won in a landslide.  That was a landslide.  And we didn't have the press.  The press was brutal.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY:  President-elect Trump -- he's calling out the abusively biased mainstream media at last night's rally in Cincinnati.

Also tonight...

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HANNITY:  How many of you think the media in the country has been unfair to Donald Trump?

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY:  Who's been the worst in the media?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  CNN!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  CNN!

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY:  All right, I asked Trump supporters at last night's rally who's the most biased.  We'll get reaction.  Michelle Malkin is coming up.

And later tonight, Larry Elder, Mercedes Schlapp and Florida attorney general Pam Bondi and Nigel Farage straight ahead.

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TRUMP:  We won in a landslide.  That was a landslide.  And we didn't have the press.  The press was brutal.  Remember?  You cannot get to 270!  The dishonest press.  There is no road!

(BOOS)

TRUMP:  Folks, how many times did we hear this?  There is no path to 270. How about when a major anchor who hosted a debate started crying when she realized that we won!

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY:  All right, President-elect Donald Trump sounding off on the corrupt alt left mainstream media last night in Cincinnati.  And true to form, just seconds after the speech ended, well, the Trump-bashing network, the Clinton news network -- well, they began with this.  Take a look.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  The question is what kind of president would Donald Trump be.  And wow, I mean, it's almost hard to wrap your mind around.  I agree with you that there were lots of, you know, divisive comments, especially and unfortunately about the press.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  This was good-bye to American leadership in the world. It's good-bye to globalization.  He's bringing America home.  He's going to lead a nativist, nationalistic populist moment.  And you want to join up with him, fine.  But if you don't, forget it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  He's going to do it in his pugilistic, narcissistic way.  He's not going to change.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Look, somebody writing speeches trying to calm people down, talk about unity, that throwaway line about, you know, Pease don't, you know, be mean to each other.  Did somebody -- did somebody...

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  It's a throwaway line, but it's one that he has never given.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  And I'm happy to hear (INAUDIBLE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  He read it as if it were a hostage message.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Exactly!

(LAUGHTER)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  It did not come from the heart.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY:  All right, so last night in Cincinnati, I had the opportunity to ask some of Trump's supporters attending the rally what they thought of the mainstream media's treatment of President-elect Trump.  Take a look.

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HANNITY:  How many of you think the media in this country has been unfair to Donald Trump?

(SHOUTING)

HANNITY:  All right, who's has been the worst in the media?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  CNN!

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  CNN!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  ABC.

HANNITY:  ABC.  Who else?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  CNN!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  MSNBC.

HANNITY:  MSNB -- who else?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  CNN!

HANNITY:  CNN!

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY:  Here now with reaction, syndicate columnist, the host of the upcoming series "Michelle Malkin Investigates" on CRTV.com is Michelle Malkin, Old Friend.

I missed you!  We haven't head you in a while.  Congratulations on the new series. I'm very happy for you.

MICHELLE MALKIN, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST:  Well, thank you.  I appreciate that, very excited about hosting my own investigative show, but more excited to be back with you here, Sean...

HANNITY:  We've missed you, and I know...

MALKIN:  ... reveling...

HANNITY:  It's been too long.  All right, so I asked people.  They get it. They understand what happened in this election.

I made a comment that if you colluded with the Clinton campaign, if you were feeding questions to her before a debate like CNN or seeking questions for Donald Trump from the DNC, that probably, you don't belong in the White House press office because I kind of view that as fake news.  What are your thoughts?

MALKIN:  Well, I think you raise a very good point, and I hope that your friends in the upcoming Trump administration are listening.  There need to be consequences for the dishonesty and for the fakery and for the agenda- driven journalism, quote, unquote, that has been allowed to have free rein in Washington for far too long.

And as I said, I'm enjoying -- I am reveling in all of the tears that we're seeing from the buttercups and the snowflakes...

HANNITY:  The snowflakes?  Yes.

HANNITY:  ... who were in full meltdown in the elite MSM.  It is about time that they be called out.  And I think that Donald Trump has the prerogative to remind these people of how wrong they were.  And I hope he does it not only in Ohio, as he did last night, but everywhere else where he's going to thank the voters who ignored all of the fake news and did the right thing for the country.

HANNITY:  You know, that's really what happened.  I call this the forgotten man, the forgotten woman election.  And I gave out statistics -- I won't repeat them now -- for an entire year.  I know you know what they are.  But there's so many millions of Americans suffering in poverty, on food stamps, out of work, lowest home ownership rate in 51 years.

She couldn't tap into that.  She didn't understand what was happening.  So it's Obama's failure.  Hillary's a horrible candidate.  And he said he's going to drain the swamp and fix the mess.

Are you happy with the plan as he's laid it out, especially the economic plan?

MALKIN:  So far, yes.  And I what you're seeing with the media is what you're seeing at the meltdown that you talked about with Kellyanne at Harvard.  These people are still in denial, and denial ain't just a river in Egypt!  It's also the fuel that has basically been the life blood not only of all of these strategists and these consultants and the consultant class and the donor class in Washington, but also all of the losers in the mainstream media who are completely out of touch with what you call the forgotten women and the forgotten men.

And it's their absolute contempt for those people who are their readers, who are paying for subscriptions, who are putting food on the table of these journalists that explains why they're in such a meltdown now.

And look, I have been in the news and opinion business for 25 years now, and I've never seen as big as an unhinged movement as we're seeing with these people who have doubled down on their losing condescending ways...

HANNITY:  Yes, it's -- don't you agree with me...

MALKIN:  ... when it comes to how they treat American people!

HANNITY:  It's going to get ugly.  I think...

MALKIN:  Yes.

HANNITY:  They've only begun the attempts at slander, smear, besmirchment. I think it's only the beginning.  I think if you voted for Donald Trump and you want him to succeed and you believe in his agenda, you better buckle up because there's rough waters ahead in a big way.  That's my prediction.  I wish I was wrong, but I don't think I am.

MALKIN:  No doubt about it.

HANNITY:  Great to see you again, Michelle.  We'll be watching on CRTV.com. Thank you.

MALKIN:  Thanks, Sean.

HANNITY:  and up next tonight on this busy "Hannity" straight ahead...

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TRUMP:  In a true sense, history called and the people of this great state answered.  And you're going to be very happy.  We're going to say right now, what are we going to do?  We're going to make America great again. You watch.

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HANNITY:  More highlights from Donald Trump's thank you rally from last night.  We'll check in with Larry Elder, Mercedes Schlapp and Florida attorney Pam Bondi.  They're all here.

And also later tonight...

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TRUMP:  We're going to be rescinding executive orders, but I don't think we're going to have to use very many executive orders because we have a Congress that's going to go along with things.  And I think a lot of Democrats are going to join the train.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY:  So during our cable exclusive interview last night, the president-elect -- he said Democrats -- they're going to jump on the train and work with him.  Will they?  We'll get reaction.  And should they lock her up, as the crowd was chanting last night?

That and more straight ahead.

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TRUMP:  For too long, Washington has tried to put us in boxes.  They separate us by race, by age, by income, by geography, by place of birth!  
We spend too much time focusing on what divides us.  Now is the time to embrace the one thing that truly unites us.  You know what that is? America, America.  It's America.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

HANNITY:  All right, that was President-elect Donald Trump at last night's thank you rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, where we were.

Joining us now with reaction, nationally syndicated radio talk show host with the Salem Radio Network -- Larry Elder is with us, Fox News contributor Mercedes Schlapp, and who, according to reports, is being pushed by as a possible RNC chair by member of the Trump team.  That's Mercedes.  Also joining us is Florida attorney general Pam Bondi and she met with President-elect Trump earlier today at Trump Tower.

How did the meeting go?   Good?

PAM BONDI, R-FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL:  Oh, it went great.  No, I -- of course, I talk to him frequently and I've met with him several times and I'm on the transition team.  He's working so hard, Sean, and he is already...

HANNITY:  You know what's...

(CROSSTALK)

HANNITY:  He works Saturdays, Sundays.  He invites a lot of people in, meeting a lot of people, which I think is great.  I love the idea, when people do nice things for you -- maybe I'm old school -- you say thank you.

BONDI:  Yes.

HANNITY:  And then he went to Ohio, he said thank you, and he said, everything I said, I meant and I'm going to follow through on.

BONDI:  And he's doing it!

HANNITY:  Yes.

BONDI:  He's doing it. And he's working so hard already.  And it's amazing to really see him in there as president-elect and how much he cares and how sincere he is and the brilliant choices he's making to fill his cabinet and all the spots around him.  I'm just -- I'm proud to be his friend.

HANNITY:  Mercedes, why would you ever want to follow Reince Priebus when Republicans have more statehouses, more governorships?  Now they have the White House, the House and Senate.  There's only problem one way to go from here, and that's down.  Why would you want that job?

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MERCEDES SCHLAPP, FOX CONTRIBUTOR:  Well, no, not going down at all.  With Donald Trump, we're going up.  Are you kidding me?

HANNITY:  Well, you mean you won't be happy until we have every statehouse, every governorship.

SCHLAPP:  That's right.  We got to keep moving forward and building the Republican Party.  But you know, it's an honor to even be considered. Obviously, that's a decision for the president-elect, and the committee members vote on the next RNC chairman.  I have to say, Reince Priebus and his team have done such an outstanding job. Talk about someone who's been fair and tough and has had one of the toughest jobs during the primary season and the fact that he's been able to build out a solid ground game for the party I think has been impressive.  A lot of great talent out there.  

HANNITY:  The ground game they built, he told me four years ago when Romney lost, that was their biggest weakness, they were going to watch it.  

Larry, as a more libertarian conservative, what president-elect is doing, are you happy so far with what he's saying and what he's planning to do?  

LARRY ELDER, SALEM RADIO NATIONAL SYNDICATED HOST:  I really am.  He keeps connecting with the American people.  I have said this many times on your show, Sean.  It is still the economy stupid.  People are economically anxious.  And this deal with Carrier is huge.  He's saved 1,000 jobs.  He's delivered already on one of his campaign promises, to protect American jobs, to put America first.  I couldn't be happier.  He wants to cut taxes. He wants to rein in some of these asinine regulations that have killed jobs.  And he wants to do something about securing the borders that has put downward pressure on people working in the inner city who have low skills. All this is going to give us a thriving economy for better than we've had for the last eight years.  I'm ecstatic.  

HANNITY:  And that's the funny thing.  You watch how the left is reacting to this, and even the jobs at Carrier, all he said is it's going to be a better business environment, better climate for corporations, corporate tax 15 percent, repatriated money, eliminating regulations.  OK, they're going to spend $16 million on that plant, 1,100 more people have jobs and the left are complaining.  The women of "The View" went insane.  

PAM BONDI, FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL:  How in the world could they complain? These families are now going to have a great holiday, a Christmas.  They're going to have jobs.  They're going to be able to keep their home.  He's doing exactly what he said he is going to do.  He's helping people.  

HANNITY:  When you meet with him, what is he asking you?  What do you talk about?  

BONDI:  Well, you know, I don't think anyone should talk out of school when you're on the transition and you're in the room with him.  But he's always charismatic.  He's funny.  He's so down to earth.  And as well as Reince, I can't say enough good things about Reince and Steve Bannon and the whole team.  They're working so hard.  

HANNITY:  You know, Mercedes, you took a lot from the never Trumper people. You and your husband, Matt, you guys were kind of isolated there in Washington for a little bit, right?  

SCHLAPP:  Right.  I think we have the scars to prove it.  But, you know, what I'm really excited about is the fact that when you do see Donald Trump out back in what I would say the rallies, it gives him an opportunity to connect with the people and it really gives him such energy.  

And I have to say, you know, looking at the team that he's putting around him, the cabinet picks, conservative folks that he's chosen, I think, Sean, he's sending a very strong message of how he's going to lead, even taking the case of Carrier company where it's showing his type of leadership, which is, guess what, he's not going to waste time.  He's going to get results done.  And I think that that is promising compared to when President Obama said we'll never get those jobs back from Carrier.  This is not a guy that's going to give up.  And I think that that is such a refreshing attitude for the American people.  

HANNITY:  Larry, one thing you've said and I've said is that, OK, 90 percent of the black vote historically goes to the Democrats.  If Trump is able to target some inner cities with some of this economic growth, the building of factories, creation of jobs coupled with the education money going back to states and local municipalities where I think inner cities have been disproportionately impacted in a negative way, could that shift the demographics come 2020?  

ELDER:  I think it's already happening.  Don't forget vouchers.  This is a man who wants to give inner city parent as choice.  And the polls overwhelmingly show black and brown parents living in the inner city don't want to be told where to send their kid to an underperforming government school.  He wants to give them vouchers so that the money follows the child rather than the other way around.  That alone is going to improve the black vote.  And already he's done way better with the black vote than John McCain did, than Mitt Romney did four years ago.  He got a higher percentage of the black vote, he got a higher percentage of the Hispanic vote than Mitt Romney did despite his alleged hostility towards Mexicans.  

HANNITY:  All right, guys, good to see you all, and appreciate you being with us.  

And when we come back on this busy news night here on "Hannity."

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TRUMP:  We're going to be rescinding executive orders, but I don't think we're going to have to use very many executive orders because we have a Congress that's going to go along with things, and I think a lot of Democrats are going to join the train.  

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HANNITY:  All right, so during my exclusive interview with president-elect Trump last night he said Democrats will work with him on key policy issues. We'll get reaction next with Nigel Farage and Ric Grenell.  And then later tonight --

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CROWD:  Lock her up!  Lock her up!  Lock her up!  

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HANNITY:  The crowd again chanting "lock her up" at the rally in Cincinnati last night.  Should that happen with the new attorney general?  Bo Dietl, Doug Schoen, they weigh in and more tonight straight ahead on "Hannity."

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HANNITY:  Welcome back to "Hannity." So last night during our cable exclusive interview with president-elect Trump, he told me about working with Democrats.  Is this really possible?  Take a look.  

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TRUMP:  We're going to be rescinding executive orders, but I don't think we're going to have to use very many executive orders because we have a Congress that's going to go along with things.  And I think a lot of Democrats are going to join the train if you want to know the truth.  

HANNITY:  Have you talked to any?  

TRUMP:  Yes, I have.  And I've known so many people in politics over the years.  A lot of people said he's never been in politics.  I've really been very active mostly from the other side.  But we're going to have a lot of Democrats joining us on a lot of these things, maybe even health care.  But so many of the things that we're going to be pushing, they're common sense. And we will get a lot of support, and I think that's going to start happening very soon.  

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HANNITY:  Here now with reaction is the leader of Brexit, Nigel Farage, and the former spokesperson the U.S., ambassador to the U.N.  He was spotted at Trump Tower earlier today, Ric Grenell is with us.  Everybody is spotted at Trump Tower.  I don't think they're a living breathing American that hasn't been at Trump Tower.

RIC GRENELL, FORMER SPOKESMAN FOR U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.:  It's so great that Donald Trump is looking for a wide variety of opinions right now, and as you said in the lead up, Democrats as well.  We used to have Reagan Democrats.  We now have Trump Democrats.  The fact of the matter, Sean, is that Donald Trump won because there were a number of voters who voted for Barack Obama last election and they switched their vote to Donald Trump this election.  They are Obama, former Obama voters that are now Trump voters.  Think about that.

HANNITY:  Nigel, it's very interesting.  You're so active and you're so involved in what happened with Brexit.  You were over here telling Americans it can happen here, meaning Brexit can happen here.  And now your life is being threatened, which is a separate issue.  I'm sorry to read about that.  But more importantly you see this movement going worldwide. Where do you see the next stop on this stop globalism train?  

NIGEL FARAGE, BREXIT LEADER:  I do.  I see 2016 is the year of a political revolution, in fact two revolutions, one in the U.K., one in the USA.  It's about nation-state democracy, taking back control of our lives and our future direction.  And this Sunday there is a referendum in Italy that was called by the prime minister.  He wants to try to centralize power in Italy, and my suspicion is he's going to lose it, so we may finish up with an emergency government in Italy.  

HANNITY:  Didn't they have 63 governments or 64 governments in 70 years? It's like every year they get a new government in Italy.  

FARAGE:  Yes, that's right.  But there's one big difference this time, which is the four big Italian banks are in a perilous condition.  And I'm guessing that if Renzi, the prime minister, loses this referendum, you might start to see a further run on those banks at which point the European Union will be asked to come in and bail out not just Greece, which is a small country, but Italy, which is a big one.  

HANNITY:  Where does this movement go then from there?  Do you see it expanding out further in Europe?  I read the other day that the second most popular names given the babies in Great Britain is Muhammad.  The Islamization of Europe.  I've talked about it a lot.  We talk a lot about the terror attacks that have been taking place in Europe.  Is this because there hasn't been vetting and multiculturalism?  What do you think it is?  

FARAGE:  Let's be honest.  As far as most of the European Union is concerned is because Mrs. Merkel last year said as many of you want to come, can come.  By the way, we're not going to vet a single one of you or see whether any of you really qualify as refugees.  Some did, but an awful lot didn't.  So that's led to huge increasing tensions.

Remember this, of the eight people that committed those atrocities in Paris exactly a year ago, five of them got into France crossing the Mediterranean on those boats.  If that wasn't warning enough, I don't know what was.  

Also on Sunday the Austrians are rerunning their presidential election. The president in Austria being the head of state, not with much executive power but still very important, and I would put my money on the Freedom Party's Mr. Hofer winning that election.  And it will be seen to be the first time that a far right party has taken the presidency or the prime- ministership of a European Union country, and he will be calling for Austria to have a referendum on their membership with the European Union.  

HANNITY:  Wow.  The biggest challenge I think that president-elect, soon to be president Trump will have is the immigration and vetting the refugees because I believe some Republicans will oppose him.  Lindsey Graham is trying to lock in the so called dreamers now and offer them amnesty, et cetera.  

GRENELL:  I think just getting rid of sanctuary cities and enforcing the laws is going to be hard work.  

HANNITY:  That's all he has to do.  The laws are there.  

GRENELL:  The laws are there.  We don't need new laws.  We need to enforce the ones we have.  And people who want sanctuary cities, who want political cities where you get to pick and choose which laws you abide by, that's going to have to go away.  And that's a fight that I think we relish because Republicans will win on that.  

HANNITY:  Guys, good to see you both.  Thank you, Ric. Nigel, you're a rock star.  You've become a hero here in the states, my friend.  Thank you.  

And up next tonight on this busy news night on "Hannity."

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CROWD:  Lock her up!  Lock her up!  Lock her up!

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HANNITY:  Last night, president-elect Trump's supporters were chanting once again "lock her up." Should we?  Be Dietl, Doug Schoen weigh in next.  

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TRUMP:  We did have a lot of fun fighting Hillary, didn't we?  

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CROWD:  Lock her up!  Lock her up!  Lock her up!

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HANNITY:  That is last night in Cincinnati, the crowd shouting "lock her up." Should we?  Joining us now, former Clinton pollster, FOX News contributor Doug Schoen, and Democratic mayoral candidate for the city of New York, he's out of his mind, but he's a friend of mine.  I'm voting for you, the first time I'd ever vote for a Democrat.  

BO DIETL, FORMER NYPD DETECTIVE:  Ronald Reagan Democrat, blue dog Democrat.  What's up?  

HANNITY:  Listen.  The city is a mess.  They can use your help.  

DIETL:  Yes.  

HANNITY:  So I'm supporting you.  

DIETL:  Thank you.  

HANNITY:  Doug, you believe in equal justice under the law, correct?  

DOUG SCHOEN, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR:  I do.  Sure.  

HANNITY:  OK.  If Hillary is found to have broken the law on the Clinton Foundation or the e-mail server, and by the way, mishandling of e-mails is against the law, should she be treated different than Christian Kristian Saucier who is in jail because he took six pictures when he was working inside a submarine?  Should she get better treatment than him?

SCHOEN:  I don't think it's a question of better treatment.  I think there is a different and larger question, Sean, which is bringing the country together.  Donald Trump said, and I agree with him, there is no purpose in her being prosecuted.  

HANNITY:  That is not his purpose, which I think is the right thing to do.   

SCHOEN:  I agree with his judgment.  

HANNITY:  But Kristian Saucier is in jail for six pictures on a phone of a submarine, and Hillary broke the law like he did.  Why would she get different treatment?  

SCHOEN:  It isn't clear she did break the law, but there is prosecutorial discretion in this country.  

HANNITY:  Discretion?  He goes to jail.  

SCHOEN:  I think the discretion is the country comes together and we work to solve common problems, not re-litigating old fights.  

DIETL:  We have Chavez there with the oversight committee.  They're investigating right now.  You have the $12 million from Morocco into the Clinton Foundation.  You have the half-a-million dollars going to that state senator candidate in Virginia begin earmarked by the government there.  You have so many instances there.  

They started the investigation.  They have to finish.  If there is any criminality, we have to continue there.  Also, you have the Justice Department.  You have a new sheriff in town and a United States attorney that is not like Loretta Lynch.  If you break the law, you commit a crime, I don't care if you lost the election.  What if she won?  She would be going all guns against Donald Trump.  If you broke the law, you've got to serve your time.

HANNITY:  All right, we're going to let our audience decide.  Bo Dietl, I think you're crazy but good luck.  I don't vote in the city, but I support you.

SCHOEN:  By the way, Bo, this is not the way to get elected mayor of New York by attacking Democrats.  

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HANNITY:  You'd be the first Democrat I'd ever consider voting for.

DIETL:  Hold on a second.  How about voting for a man and forget about the party label?  My heart is with New York and I love it, and that's what I'm running for, the mayor of New York.  

SCHOEN:  Bo, that is a better program for you.  

HANNITY:  All right, guys, thank you.  When we come back, we need your help, a very-important "Question of the Day" straight ahead.  

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HANNITY:  Time for our "Question of the Day." So what do you think of president-elect Trump selecting General James "Mad Dog" Mattis to be your next defense secretary?  We want to hear from you.  Go to Facebook.com/SeanHannity, @SeanHannity on Twitter, let us know what you think.

That's all the time we have left this evening.  As always, thank you for being with us.  You make this show possible.  And we hope you have a great weekend and we'll see you on Monday.  

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