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Conway: Trump has 'very specific plans' for first 100 days; House GOP members talk plans to replace ObamaCare

This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," January 13, 2017. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

SEAN HANNITY, HOST:  And welcome this Friday night to "Hannity."  Michelle Malkin, Kellyanne Conway will joining us in just a few minutes.

But first, the abusively biased alt left media is gushing uncontrollably over President Obama during his final days in the White House while viciously attacking President-elect Donald Trump as he prepares to take the oath of office.  And that is tonight's "Opening Monologue."

All right, it's no secret that the alt radical left media has utter disdain for the president-elect.  What we are seeing play out here as President Obama now heads for the exits is a disgusting, despicable double standard. Now, take a look at how the press fawned all over President Obama's farewell speech, which was pretty awful.  Take a look.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  He was played off stage tonight by the Bruce Springsteen song "Land of Hope and Dreams," and that nicely summarized a large part of his theme tonight.

CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC:  I went back and watched the speech me that got me thrilled, physically, as everybody laughed at me, for because it did get me thrilled physically.  It was soaring.  And it was as good a speech as this, but of course, it was before.  This is after.  And it's much harder to do it after.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  There's never been anything like this.  I mean, this was a rock-and-roll concert.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  (INAUDIBLE) shed a tear, at one moment...

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  That message about no American being more American than the other I think is an important one.

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HANNITY:  all right, seriously, Chris Matthews, more thrills, more tingly feelings up your leg?  Now, the Obama-loving media -- they couldn't get enough, eating up every single word, and that's how it's been for eight solid years!

Now let's compare and contrast all of that to how the media reacted to President-elect Donald Trump's press conference earlier this week.  It doesn't get more hypocritical.  It's all on tape for you to see for yourself.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Trump's behavior throughout his first press conference as president-elect raises some serious questions, implications for American democracy, questions about how our institutions will deal with him.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  We have a job, a job to figure out what's true or not.  
And insofar as that is being blurred, insofar as Trump is trying to equate fake news with good journalism that might have made a mistake, he's trying to create a post-truth environment.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  The environment right now is so far from normal.  We're so far from the norms of respect when it comes to the president or the president-elect talking -- at least saying the right things about respecting the 1st Amendment.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  I think the mood in that room was generally stunned. You're used to seeing sparring at a presidential-level press conference. This was more than that.  This was more than heated.  This was very confrontational.  And the question is whether this will be the new norm.  I think this has the potential to have a chilling effect.

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HANNITY:  What a glaring double standard.  Now, you shouldn't be surprised by any of this.  The media just cannot stand President-elect Trump, especially after they all -- remember?  They openly mocked the idea that Donald Trump one day may become president.  You may be remember this.  Take a look.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Donald Trump has been saying that he will run for president as a Republican, which is surprising, since I just assumed he was running as a joke.

(LAUGHTER)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  I will personally write to you a campaign check now on behalf of this country, which does not want you to be president, but which badly wants you to run!

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  We better be ready for the fact that he may be leading the Republican ticket.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  I know you don't believe that, but I want to go on...

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Which Republican candidate has the best chance of winning the general election?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Of the declared ones right now, Donald Trump.

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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States, exclamation point, @Realdonaldtrump.

(LAUGHTER)

OBAMA:  Well, @Realdonaldtrump, at least I will go down as a president.

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HANNITY:  Wow.  Pretty informative.  And the media's love affair with President Obama is so deep that it doesn't end with him!  Now, take a look at Jimmy Fallon fawning over the first lady, Michelle Obama.  Remember, "For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country,'' that Michelle Obama?  Take a look.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  (INAUDIBLE) last night...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Oh, gosh.  That's another thing.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  ... your husband as president.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  I lost it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Yes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  I lost it at home.  I was crying on my wife's shoulder. He's just the best man in the whole wide world.  I mean, no way to be cooler (ph) as a human being then that guy.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  Thank you, Mrs. Obama, for being a strong, smart, independent woman, an activist, a style icon, and a great dancer.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE:  (SINGING) My Michelle, you the only one that we adore. For us, our hearts beats for.  You'll always be first lady in our minds.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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HANNITY:  It gets even more nauseating.  Earlier today, the co-hosts of "The View" -- they rolled out the red carpet for crazy uncle Joe, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill.  Take a look.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  And the country is so divided right now.  I still don't know anyone who doesn't have a soft spot for this man.  He is just one of the realest people you'll ever, ever meet in your lifetime.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE:  You're like a rock star, you know that?  You're a rock star.

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HANNITY:  The media's so biased, at this point, they're not even trying to hide this!

Which brings me back to President-elect Donald Trump.  Now, what he did at his news conference earlier this week -- it was the single greatest beat down of this abusively biased alt radical left media in the history of the country!  Now, Trump put the press on notice -- put them on notice -- he's not going to stand there and take this crap anymore!

Watch this exchange with Jim Acosta from CNN.

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JIM ACOSTA, CNN CORRESPONDENT:  Since you're attacking us, can you give us a question?  Since you're...

DONALD TRUMP, R-PRESIDENT-ELECT:  Go ahead.

ACOSTA:  No, Mr. President-elect...

TRUMP:  Go ahead.

ACOSTA:  Mr. President-elect, since you are attacking...

TRUMP:  No, not you.

ACOSTA:  ... our news organization...

TRUMP:  Not you.

ACOSTA:  ... can you give us a chance?

TRUMP:  Your organization is terrible.

ACOSTA:  You are attacking our news organization...

TRUMP:  Your organization is terrible.

ACOSTA:  ... can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir?

TRUMP:  Go ahead.

ACOSTA:  Sir, can you...

TRUMP:  Quiet.  Quiet.

ACOSTA:  Mr. President-elect, can you state...

TRUMP:  Go ahead.  She's asking a question.

ACOSTA:  ... categorically...

TRUMP:  Don't be rude.

ACOSTA:  Mr. President-elect, can you give us a question?

TRUMP:  Don't be rude.

ACOSTA:  Since you're attacking us, can you give us a question?

TRUMP:  Don't be -- no, I'm not going to give you a question.

ACOSTA:  Can you-...

TRUMP:  I'm not going to give you a question.

ACOSTA:  Can you state categorically...

TRUMP:  You are fake news.

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HANNITY:  Wow!  "You are fake news."  Then he lectured the president -- That's not fair.

All right, the media deserved every single bit of what Donald Trump gave them.  Now, predictably, they're now trying to paint the president-elect -- that is President-elect Trump -- as the enemy of the 1st Amendment, which is so hypocritical because they did nothing when President Obama repeatedly attacked FOX News over the last eight years!  In fact, the president has personally gone after me so many times!  And now CNN learned from what I went through.  Take a look.

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OBAMA:  In 2012, Latinos voted in record numbers. The next day, even Sean Hannity changed his mind and decided immigration reform was a good idea.

Rudy Giuliani said Putin is what you call a leader.  Mike Huckabee and Sean Hannity keep talking about his bare chest, which is kind of weird.

With respect to Sean Hannity, I didn't know that he had invited me for a beer.  His opinion of me does not seem to be very high, but I'm always good for a beer.  I'll put -- I'll put -- I'll put Mr. Burgess (ph) up against Sean Hannity.  He'll tear him up.

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HANNITY:  I still offer that beer, and in the spirit of spreading the wealth, Mr. President, I'll pay for it -- in celebration.  Your eight years are over.  Now, no one in the mainstream media came to my defense after the president made those remarks and a lot more, not that I would ever need or want them to defend me.  If anything, they were probably cheering him on for what he did, attacking me and FOX News and talk radio and Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.

So here is what it all comes down to.  The media wants to be fair in their coverage of President-elect Trump, then fine.  But if they're not, well, they can expect plenty more of what the president-elect gave them earlier this week.

Joining us now, syndicated columnist, host of the series "Michelle Malkin Investigates" on CRTV.com, Michelle Malkin.

I watch the double standard.  Part of me just wants to laugh, but then a part of me realizes for the rest of the country, this is -- journalism's dead.  We have an informational crisis.  What's your reaction?

MICHELLE MALKIN, CONSERVATIVE COLUMNIST:  Yes.  Yes.  And of course, you seem to have occupied rent-free space in President Obama's head for many years now, Sean!

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MALKIN:  I love it!

HANNITY:  I think it's, like, 15 times he mentioned me, something like that, yes.

MALKIN:  Yes.  Yes.  Well, I think that you deserve a Golden Globe for all of these incredible clip reels that you put together.  I think it's a public service.

These people need to have it in their faces and be reminded of their behavior and their media malpractice over the last eight years!  Good riddance to eight years of Obama's drool bucket media, these fan girls and fan boys who literally ogled not just President Obama, but when he was a candidate, and as you pointed out in highlighting with Jimmy Fallon, they're fawning over at Michelle Obama!

And of course, those of us, you and I, Sean, and so many other stalwart critics and opponents and questioners and dissidents in conservative media were attacked for doing what those people in the mainstream media should have been doing.  Do your job!  Subject these political candidates to the same amount of scrutiny that you are now trying to compensate for with the incoming Trump administration!

HANNITY:  But should the...

MALKIN:  Only after -- only after Obama had done so much damage, Sean, do these people finally admit that yes, yes, we should have asked more questions.  There's a very famous viral clip of Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose on PBS, which we pay for, in which they cackle that they didn't vet Obama properly enough.  There are admissions from The New York Times that they allowed the Obama administration to, quote, "let the Obama administration rubber stamp and oversee the statements that were printed in The New York Times."  It's shameful!

There is David Brooks, who admitted that, yes, he knew that Obama was lying to him about the stimulus and he didn't say nothing about it until two years later!  Now these people realize...

HANNITY:  Well, let me ask a final question...

MALKIN:  ... that there should a proper watchdog role for the press? Please!

HANNITY:  Isn't there a lesson here in what we saw happen this week, the hyperventilating, the breathlessness, the, Wow, we got him.  They thought they had him this week, that the Trump campaign should understand that they don't like him, they'll never like him, and their goal -- and tell me if I'm bordering on paranoia -- they want to destroy him and they're waiting for the moment to jump.  Whether it's small and insignificant, it doesn't matter.  They will turn something into something bigger than it really is.

MALKIN:  Yes, it's going to be a long four years, Sean, but I think that over the course of the campaign -- and this goes for all of the people on the right -- you know, whatever they thought about any particular policy position or personnel choice that Trump had made -- and certainly, I have been vocal about when I liked or didn't like certain things he said or certain choices he made -- and the difference, of course, is that over the course of the next four years, Sean, I know that you, just as we did during the Bush administration, will be very vocal when we're happy and we'll be very vocal when we're not.

HANNITY:  I'm already mad at Congress.

MALKIN:  And the same thing could not -- right?  And the same thing could not be said...

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HANNITY:  ... $9.7 trillion debt increase over 10 years?  What -- I thought they were the part of limited government, balanced budgets!

MALKIN:  That's right.  And they -- you know what?  The Republican Party and the establishment have squandered the opportunities they've had before, when they had control of two or three branches of government, and we will be on them like white on rice.  And I'm sure that there are leftist socialists who are going to say that I just committed a micro-aggression right there.

HANNITY:  Yes!

MALKIN:  But we live in a different era now.  And thank God for that.

HANNITY:  All right, Michelle Malkin, good to see you.  Congrats on the TV series.

And coming up -- one week from today, the long nightmare that is Barack Obama -- it's over.  It's done.  Donald Trump will be your president.

Up next, we'll speak with Kellyanne Conway.

And then later tonight...

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BRIAN FALLON, FORMER CLINTON CAMPAIGN SPOKESMAN:  Donald Trump is someone who's very insecure in his victory, and I understand why.  Every day, there are new developments, new shoes dropping, so to speak, that call into question the legitimacy of his win.

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HANNITY:  Hillary Clinton's campaign spokesperson questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump's presidency.  Why are so many Democrats determined to try and undermine the president-elect before he even takes office?  I'll ask Democratic senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

That and more on this busy Friday news night straight ahead.

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HANNITY:  Welcome back to "Hannity."  So just in one week, one week from today, seven days, President-elect Trump will be sworn in to be the 45th president of the United States.  And for the first time in 10 years, Republicans will control the House, the Senate and the White House.

Joining us now, counselor to the president-elect Kellyanne Conway -- you know, when I go out and meet people, the person they ask about besides President-elect Trump the most is you!  Everyone wants to know, What's Kellyanne like?  And I'm, like -- is she as nice as she seems?  I said nicer.  So...

KELLYANNE CONWAY, COUNSELOR TO PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP:  Thank you.

HANNITY:  People are really happy.  All right...

CONWAY:  Tell them I love them back, and this is a victory and a future shared by all.  And we're just getting started.

HANNITY:  The only -- the only thing to me that matters is that the agenda gets fulfilled.  Walk us through these 100 days, what we call the first 100 days of the president-elect, and tell us what we can expect.

CONWAY:  Yes.  Sean, that is exactly why Donald Trump ran for president.  I would submit to you it's why he won the presidency because people know that he will make good on these promises, his plan, because if he doesn't, he's just another typical politician promising to do things they don't intend.

So he has these very specific plans on repealing and replacing ObamaCare. A poll out just today showed that 65 percent of Americans want the ACA, ObamaCare, repealed in part or in whole.  It's a very high number. Folks are really frustrated.  We know that premiums are rising.  Their (INAUDIBLE) choices are fewer.  Their access is less.  And their frustrations are high.

So making good on that repealing and replacing ObamaCare is important. The president-elect and of the vice president-elect had meetings on that this week.  Their legislative team had meetings on that this very week, this week.  The Senate already took action toward repealing ObamaCare.

Now, he -- the president-elect is committed in so doing that those who have coverage will not be without coverage, that we'll get rid of that draconian penalty, the -- basically, that you're forced to buy government-run health care, pay a tax, pay a penalty.

There will be health savings accounts for people, and there will be the ability to buy health insurance across state lines, a more patient-centric free market system.

Also, he'll start building that wall with the intention of Mexico paying for it either now or later on as compensation.

HANNITY:  So...

CONWAY:  If the Congress can speed up the process by paying for it, terrific.  You'll also see energy, unleashing energy.  He'll start to do infrastructure, and he of course will get more serious about defeating radical Islamic terrorism and get very serious about rebuilding our military.

HANNITY:  So vetting refugees, originalist justices, seven brackets to three, 15 percent corporate tax, repatriating multi-national corporations, ObamaCare gone, replaced with what you said, energy independence, that's going to be done.

CONWAY:  Energy independence.

HANNITY:  Education to the states.

CONWAY:  Which is also part of his -- oh, yes, education, too.  (INAUDIBLE) Betsy DeVos in as education secretary nominee, Sean.  She is -- she looks at alternatives to conventional schools, schooling systems where charters and school choice and certainly respecting home schoolers.  At the same time, respecting our back to basics curriculum and letting parents and local governments have more of a say of where children go to school and what is taught there.

You mentioned something very important.  You talked about the extreme vetting and you talked about energy investments.  These are also very specific solution-centric plans that President-elect Trump ran on.  I think the fact that he got specific was very important to voters because that's what businessmen do.  They're accountable for results and deliverables. They can't fudge the numbers.  They can't just have a commission and kick the can down the road.  They actually have to produce in a quarterly, monthly, weekly way.

If you can tell me right now -- I'll start the jeopardy clock -- what Hillary Clinton's message was in this election, other than Donald Trump bad and...

HANNITY:  I can't tell you what she did...

CONWAY:  ... I'm not Donald Trump...

HANNITY:  ... in 40 years!

CONWAY:  His message was specific.

HANNITY:  I can't tell you...

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HANNITY:  All right, let me ask this last question.  What you're saying is he's going to keep all these promises, which I think is the key to political success, but I also think it's the change that the country needs. This is not a simple agenda.  I do believe there'll be resistance along the way, especially with the Supreme Court and building the wall and vetting refuges and some of these other issues.

What will he be able to do in the first hours as president to undo a lot of the damage Obama's done with executive orders?

CONWAY:  So on Monday, January 3rd (sic), President Donald J. Trump can sit down and basically rescind these executive orders, those that Obama put in very late in the game, with respect to the environment, mining -- there are other regulations that we hear from business owners and employers constantly, Sean, that it's really the regulatory system that has a chokehold on them, that they can't retain talent and they can't hire American workers.  They can't keep their factories here.  They can't expand here.

And you see the Trump effect already now during the transition.  And the Trump effect happened again today here in Trump Tower, where the CEO of Lockheed Martin came, and you know, then she went and announced that they will, in fact, reduce the price of the F-35.

HANNITY:  I saw that, yes.

CONWAY:  The Trump effect has been to keep jobs here.  Factories are staying here.  And that when he sits down, he can actually rescind a number of these executive orders that have really hurt people.

I remember Barack Obama as president has been very fond of the executive order.  And it's just the stroke of a pen, really, that allows President Trump to go more in line with what Americans expect.  Energy is a key one. We hear from people -- we've heard from these conservative right, left and center, I am for all of the above energy.  What the heck does that mean? Great sound bite.

But people say all the time nothing is made in America anymore.  And I will tell you that we have energy beneath our feet and off our shores.  And Americans want us to develop that to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and also to stimulate our local economies, crate jobs here at home.  He's for coal, clean coal.  He's for shale.  He's for safe and effective hydraulic fracking, just a very exciting time for us to rely more on Americans and American energy for our economic stimulation and growth.

HANNITY:  Kellyanne, it's a bold agenda.  If he follows up on all of these items that he talked about in the campaign and you're talking about now that he's been elected, that to me will shift the trajectory of the country.  I'm going to love watching it.  It'll be a fight.  I'll be here fighting on TV and hopefully see you often, and I'll see you down in Washington next week.

CONWAY:  You will see me often.  And Sean, it really is up to the Republican Congress, as well.

HANNITY:  That's true.

CONWAY:  They're there.  There's no more excuse of divided government.

HANNITY:  That's correct.  That's good point.

CONWAY:  And they can do this (INAUDIBLE) governors, state legislatures. This is really the time to harness that and...

HANNITY:  And by the way, we don't need...

CONWAY:  ... act more like a business...

HANNITY:  ... their $10 trillion debt limit increase, either.  Thanks a lot.  They can keep that.  All right, Kellyanne, good to see you.  And we'll see you at the inauguration one week from today.

Up next, why are Democrats trying to undermine the president-elect before he even takes office?  I'll ask Democratic senator Joe Manchin. Republicans are already making moves now today and yesterday to repeal ObamaCare. Later, I'll speak with Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Congressman Louie Gohmert and Congressman Jim Jordan.  That and more tonight on "Hannity."

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HANNITY:  And welcome back to "Hannity."  So one week from today, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.  But many Democrats -- they're still trying desperately to delegitimize Trump's big win in November.  Mow, this includes Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon.  He had this to say earlier today.  Take a look.

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BRIAN FALLON, FORMER CLINTON CAMPAIGN SPOKESMAN:  Donald Trump is someone who's very insecure in his victory, and I understand why.  Every day, there are new developments, new shoes dropping, so to speak.  They call into question the legitimacy of his win.  First it was with respect to Russian interference.  And now with respect to the FBI, we see that Jim Comey's actions are sufficiently questionable that the internal watchdog at DOJ thinks that they merit an independent review.

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HANNITY:  All right, Fallon is not the only Democrat trying to make excuses for President-elect Trump's win.  Now, we have a handful of congressional Democrats -- they're now boycotting the inauguration.  That includes California Congresswoman Barbara Lee.  She released a statement that reads in part, "Donald Trump has proven that his administration will normalize the most extreme fringes of the Republican Party.  On inauguration day, I will not be celebrating.  I will be organizing and preparing for resistance."

Also today, in a pre-recorded interview set to air on "Meet the Press" this weekend, Congressman John Lewis of Georgia says he doesn't see Donald Trump as a legitimate president.

So why are some Democrats trying so hard to smear the presidency of Donald Trump, hasn't even taken office?  Joining us now, a Democrat, a senator from the great state of West Virginia, Joe Manchin is with us.  Senator Manchin, thanks for being with us.  Let me start with what you have...

SEN. JOE MANCHIN, D-WEST VIRGINIA:  Hey, Sean, always good to be with you.

HANNITY:  You've had conversations with Donald Trump, correct?

MANCHIN:  Yes, I have.

HANNITY:  And how have they gone?

MANCHIN:  They've gone great.  It's refreshing.  He's reached out, which is what you would think a president-elect coming in, reaching across the aisle, wanting to get things done, seeing if we can find people that'll work together, move things forward, but the country first, put the campaign behind us, put the election behind us, put the Democrats and Republicans behind us and let's bring America to the forefront.

I really believe that's what he's trying to do.  He has reached out to me, and we've had good conversations.

HANNITY:  We still have 95 million Americans out of the labor force, 43 million Americans on food stamps, 50 million in poverty and the lowest home ownership rate of 51 years.  Those are real problems.

I assume especially because you're from West Virginia, on energy, that you want to see these regulations, executive orders go away.  You want coal mining, you want fracking I assume, you want drilling, you want energy independence.  Is that a good guess?

MANCHIN:  Yes, and I spoke to President-elect Trump about that.  You know, we want a balance between the economy and the environment.  We don't want dirty water.  We don't want dirty air.  He doesn't want dirty water.  He doesn't want dirty air.

What we've looked at -- and I told him I think that the things that West Virginians are upset about is that with the laws that we have to protect our environment, they have doubled down and put extra laws.  Basically, it's a redundancy, a nuisance type of thing that just basically just breaks the will of people who want to be in business.

HANNITY:  Yes.

MANCHIN:  That's not what an energy policy should be.

HANNITY:  Senator, you're an anomaly.  I just read what Hillary Clinton spokesperson said.  I just told you what Barbara Lee is doing.  I've known John Lewis from my time broadcasting in Atlanta.  I like him a lot, respect him a lot.  I think what he's doing is harmful.

So my question is, what are the things that you see you agree on?  Would you agree that the promises, for example, of ObamaCare were never kept -- to keep our doctors, plans, and save money?  Cost per family's gone up
$5,400 in eight years.

MANCHIN:  Well, there is problems, and I've said that, and I'm willing to repair the problems.  Sean, where I differ -- I've said I'm willing to work and to sit down and work through in a professional manner, in a grown-up manner to basically find the fixes that we need.  I'm not voting for repealing it until I see a replacement and we can repair it.  I think that is a reasonable approach.  

HANNITY:  As far as I know up until know you are the only Senate Democrat that will vote to confirm Senator Sessions, a colleague, as the new attorney general.  I see this every four years and it's my biggest complaint.  Your party, the Democratic Party, every four years without fail, and I've chronicled it on this program, will played the race card. It was played against Senator Sessions in spite of what I think is a pretty incredible record on his part.  When you see that happen, how do you feel about your party?  

MANCHIN:  When I see politics dives to that degree, and you know, and like you say, whether it's on my side of the aisle, the Democratic side, and Sean, let me make it very clear.  I'm a West Virginia Democrat.  We are a little bit different than when you look at the national Democrats.  And I think maybe our Virginia Republicans are too, don't get caught up in all this hullabaloo.  

But the bottom line is that Jeff Sessions is someone I've known for six years.  And we've had many conversations on many things, worked on legislation.  I have never detected one ounce of racism in Jeff or bigotry. I've never seen that.  And for that to come out of the woodwork, and I said I can only judge a person on how I know him.  If you want to say you're against Jeff Sessions because he is extremely conservative or too conservative for you, that's fine.  But don't make something up that maybe is not there.  I listened and watched his testimony, and the people that came and testified on his behalf, those against him, but those in favor of him.  I just don't believe that and I think Jeff is a good man.  I think he will do a good job.  

HANNITY:  All right, senator, always good to have you.  Thank you for being with us.  

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

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TRUMP:  It will be repeal and replace.  It will be essentially simultaneously.  

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HANNITY:  You heard him say it, ObamaCare will be repealed and replaced under the new administration.  Today, the House took a very important step to make all this happen.  Up next I will speak with Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Congressman Louie Gohmert, and from the Freedom Caucus Jim Jordan, straight ahead.  

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TRUMP:  Mexico in some form, and there are many different forms, will reimburse us.  And they will reimburse us for the cost wall.  That will happen.  

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HANNITY:  And president-elect Trump says Mexico will in fact pay for the wall.  Later on tonight I go one-on-one, that's right, a shoot-out with Geraldo Rivera straight ahead.

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TRUMP:  Obamacare is a complete and total disaster.  It'll be repealed and replaced.  It will be essentially simultaneously.  It will be various segments, you understand, but will most likely be on the same day or the same week but probably the same day, could be the same hour.  We are going up health care that is far less expensive and far better.  

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HANNITY:  That was president-elect Donald Trump promising that Obamacare will be repealed and replaced under his administration.  This morning the president-elect took to Twitter to reinforce that promise.  He tweeted out, quote, "The unaffordable care act will soon be history." Also today the U.S. House of representatives, the voted 227 to 198 to pass a budget resolution that is a critical step towards repealing ObamaCare.  

Here now with reaction, Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert.  Congresswoman, we will start with you.  A lot of Americans will say why haven't Republicans rallied around one plan by this point?  I know there are nine out there.  I know they are similar, but why hasn't the plan been written yet, and Paul Ryan about a week and half go said, well, we will do it sometime this year. He has since adjusted that.  

REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN, R-TENNESSEE:  What we have, Sean, you can go back to 2010 to the Blair House health care summit, and we pretty much laid out our plan then.  Across state line purchase of health care, which is my legislation.  And yes indeed there are components, there are many different plans.  What we want to make sure is we pull everything off we can in reconciliation and then follow it with legislation that is going to open up the health insurance marketplace and is going to simplify delivery of health care and do it in a more cost effective manner.  And I think once we get Secretary Price at HHS and we are able to begin some of the unravel and then the replacement component parts, we want to do it right.  We're going to do it in a thoughtful manner.  

HANNITY:  With the freedom caucus, Jim Jordan, and I see you are here, Mark Meadows who is now I guess the head of your Freedom Caucus, or the chairman of the Freedom Caucus.  He actually said this is likely to fail in the Senate.  You don't think this is going to pass in the Senate?  

REP. JIM JORDAN, R-OHIO:  The repeal will pass, but some of the replacement mechanisms and policies, they are going to require the 60 vote threshold to get those through.  So that's a little harder.  But the most important thing, Sean, is we actually repeal it.  That is step one.  The president-elect is exactly right.  Health care will be better and cost less when we get rid of Obamacare.  So let's make sure we keep promise to the American people.  

Today was just step one.  There's a long process to come.  Let's do it as quick as we can, but let's do it all.  Every mandate, every regulation, every single tax has to go.  Then we'll have a chance to have the market work and that is part of the replacement is simply getting rid of Obamacare with repeal so you can have a market work and bring down costs and provide affordable health care to the families across this country.  

HANNITY:  Louie Gohmert, a lot of conservatives are writing and calling my radio show and tweeting out their concern about three things, the $1 trillion infrastructure without a plan to pay for it.  They are concerned about increasing the debt over the next 10 years, $9.7 trillion.  And they're concerned that some remarks Paul Ryan made last night promising any illegal immigrant that he wouldn't allow immigration officials to deport her, in other words not following the law.  That's the current law of the land.  What is your reaction to that?  Are you hearing the same thing on your end?

REP. LOUIE GOHMERT, R-TEXAS:  Yes, the number one thing we do first is repeal ObamaCare.  We can multitask.  I know there are Democrats who are having trouble with that.  But we can multitask.  We can repeal ObamaCare. We can go in and let a wall start being built.  And I do think that Mexico is ultimately going to realize that once we cut off the flow of drugs back and forth and the people that are paying the drug cartels to come across, then Mexico quits being such a corrupt country with all the drug cartels, and they are going to want to pay us, because they will zoom up to be not 62nd in the number of economics --

HANNITY:  Let me ask a question.  Are any of you three concerned about the issues that I have raised that I'm hearing from my listeners?  A $1 trillion infrastructure without a plan to pay for it.  Now, repatriation money, energy money, savings, ObamaCare, all of that can add to it.  But should have a plan to pay for the infrastructure $trillion?  What about the $9.7 trillion in the debt increase over 10 years, and thirdly, Paul Ryan saying last night this woman is not going to leave even though that is a law of the land.  I'm hearing a lot of about it.  Any of you three hearing about this?  

GOHMERT:  I've got insurances that look, this is a vehicle, Louie, this $9.7 or however many trillion in this budget, forget about it.  This is a vehicle.  They promised me it will not end up beating us.  No, you already agreed to these numbers.  Marsha hasn't, Jim hasn't, the Freedom Caucus hasn't.  

HANNITY:  Real quick, Marsha.  

BLACKBURN:  One of the things when we talk about infrastructure that people are saying is, look, we want you to look at broadband expansion, rural broadband.  That is the primary infrastructure issue.  And there are ways for us to address that.  And I think we will do that.  And it will not having a negative impact to the debt.  We have to get the debt and the deficit, the annual deficit and the approved debt dealt with.  

HANNITY:  All right, guys.  Good to see you all.  I will see you guys when I am in Washington next week and the week after.  Coming up next tonight right here on "Hannity."

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TRUMP:  Mexico in some form, and there are many different forms, will reimburse us, and they will reimburse us for the cost of this wall.  That will happen.  

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HANNITY:  President-elect Donald Trump keeping his promise that Mexico will pay for the border wall.  Up next, I go one-on-one with our own Geraldo Rivera straight ahead, tonight, right here on "Hannity."

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TRUMP:  Mexico in some form, and there are many forms, will reimburse us, and they will reimburse us for the cost of the wall.  That will happen. Whether it's a tax or a whether it's a payment, probably less likely that it's a payment, but it will happen.  

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HANNITY:  President-elect Trump, he says Mexico will pay for the wall.  But Mexico's president Enrique Pena Nieto, he said the country will not be paying for it.  Watch this.

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HANNITY:  But he is trying to meet with and have meetings with Donald Trump.  Why?  Because they lost Carrier, Fiat Chrysler, and Ford and probably a lot of other companies spending money and the peso is tanking. Joining us now with reaction, former FOX senior advisor, not former, Geraldo Rivera.

GERALDO RIVERA, FOX NEWS SENIOR CORRESPONDENT:  Senior adviser now.

HANNITY:  Because you went to Trump Tower today.  

RIVERA:  I just loved him.  

HANNITY:  How'd it go?

RIVERA:  He was my former boss on "Celebrity Apprentice" who was wonderful.

HANNITY:  You came in second.

RIVERA:  I came in second.  But we actually joke, imagine if had beat Leeza Gibbons in the current climate.  It would be sort of like sleeping in the hallway.

Now it was great seeing him and Melania was so gracious.  They were with Senator and Mrs. Blunt over there as they were leaving, and Senator Blunt reminded Donald of something he knew, that even when he was down and out, president-elect Trump, I always said he had it chance, that he had a fighting chance.  

HANNITY:  Great admirer of him.  You always liked him.  

RIVERA:  Melania remembered Erica's name.  It was so sweet.  They invited us to the White House.  It was that kind of visit.  It was really a very friendly.  

HANNITY:  So what you say to the all the snowflakes out there on your side of the aisle some times that are freaking out at everything he does?  

RIVERA:  Let me just reject the characterization of just what side of the aisle I'm on --  

HANNITY:  You're a liberal Republican.

RIVERA:  I think that's fair.  I am a Rockefeller Republican.  

I think that one of the reasons I wanted very publicly to embrace the president-elect is that he is the 45th president of the United States.  And he will be everybody's president.  And we wish him a great presidency for all of our sakes.  

And it distresses me when I see how low his poll numbers are going into the inauguration next week.  I mean, come on, ladies and gentlemen, you're not going to have two countries here.  We have one country.  You want the president to succeed.  His success is all of our success.  Specifically, I did the one -- it wasn't even nearly discordant, the one thing I said, you and I, Mr. President-elect, have differed on the issue of immigration.  And you saw with the wall, a very divisive issue.  

HANNITY:  You don't care about the wall?  

RIVERA:  I understand the emotion and the passion that has led to the wall. Here is my bigger fear, Sean.  I think that you really will understand where I'm coming from.  He talked about Carrier and General Motors and Ford, all correct.  He has harnessed or grabbed back businesses that have fled or were attempting to flee the United States.  But now you are going to build a wall.  But what happens to all of those Mexicans now that would've worked for Ford or General Motors or Ford, or Carrier.  We need Mexico to be a successful country if we're going to stem immigration.  

HANNITY:  But I always stop here and say there are 43 million Americans on food stamps, 50 million in poverty and 95 million out of the labor force. America first, you can't help others before we fix our own problems.  

RIVERA:  I have no problem with that either, except if you are really a capitalist free trader, we have to figure a way, what's best for the goose is best for the gander.  

HANNITY:  But you are the guy that lost the job to an illegal immigrant who is going to work for a low amount of money.  And of the competition, 8 million illegals we know work in this country now.  Those 8 million jobs would otherwise go to Americans.  

RIVERA:  Everything you say is true, everything you say is true.

HANNITY:  Except can you imagine the disorder when all those borders. What's the 30 year old Mexican guy who worked there, was going to work in the General Motors plans, and he's just over the line in Juarez, what is he going to do now?  

HANNITY:  We have our own problems.  They have theirs.  There might be some mutually beneficial deals.  

RIVERA:  But the idea of the North American Free Trade Agreement was the Mexico, Canada, and the United States are all in the -- yes, because the United States was getting shortchanged.  And he also, the president-elect was very strong on, I just got the F35.  They offered me $600 million discount on it.  I want even more than that.  

HANNITY:  We know him well.  Everything with him is a negotiation.  

By the way, I would say to him, can we do an interview?  Can we just do two segments?  Can I just one do one segment?  Everything is a negotiation.

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RIVERA:  He loves you, too.

HANNITY:  Good to see you, Geraldo.  

And coming up, a very important "Question of the Day." That's next straight ahead.

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HANNITY:  Time for our "Question of the Day." So why do you think the media loves, loves, loves, loves, worships, adores President Obama and is so hostile to President-elect Trump?  Go to Facebook.com/SeanHannity, @SeanHannity on Twitter.  Quick programming note, starting on Monday, don't miss Martha's brand-new show, "The First 100 Days." That's starts this Monday at 7:00 p.m. here on the FOX News channel.  All the time we have for tonight.  Thank you for being with us.  Have a great weekend.  We'll see you back here on Monday, and we'll be in D.C. for the rest of the week.  
Bye-bye, last week, one week from today, new president.  Thank God.  See you Monday.

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