Trump takes presidency, protests erupt.

THE NEW PRESIDENT-ELECT’S PLANS TAKE ON THE WHITE HOUSE, AS PROTESTERS TAKE TO THE STREETS.
HELLO EVERYONE, I’M RICK JACKSON. THANKS FOR JOINING US!

EVEN IF YOU MISSED OUR SHOW LAST WEEK, I THINK IT’S SAFE TO ASSUME YOU ALL HEARD THAT BUSINESSMAN DONALD TRUMP IS OUR NEW COMMANDER-IN-CHEF, BUT SOME STATES ARE STILL COUNTING VOTES -- AND, ALTHOUGH IT DOES NOT CHANGE THE RESULT OF THE ELECTION, HILLARY CLINTON IS EXPECTED TO WIN THE POPULAR VOTE.

REMEMBER, THE POPULAR VOTE IS THE VOTE OF INDIVIDUAL VOTERS, BUT THE PRESIDENT IS ELECTED BY ELECTORAL VOTES – VOTES CAST BY A SPECIAL GROUP OF APPOINTED PEOPLE IN EACH STATE - CALLED THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE.

BEFORE THE ELECTION, WE ASKED YOU IF YOU THOUGHT WE SHOULD GET RID OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND ELECT PRESIDENTS BY POPULAR VOTE – AND 55% OF YOU SAID YES. MANY OF YOU WROTE IN AND TOLD US THAT YOU THOUGHT THE PERSON WITH THE MOST CITIZEN VOTES SHOULD ALWAYS BE THE WINNER.

IN MOST CASES, THE ELECTORAL VOTE MATCHES THE POPULAR VOTE. ACTUALLY, IF SECRETARY CLINTON DOES END UP WITH MORE POPULAR VOTES, DONALD TRUMP WOULD BE ONLY THE 5TH PRESIDENT IN HISTORY, TO WIN THE ELECTION ‘WITHOUT’ WINNING THE POPULAR VOTE.

THIS, ALONG WITH DISAPPROVAL OF THE NEW PRESIDENT, HAD MANY
PROTESTORS OUT IN THE STREETS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AFTER THE
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

UP NEXT, WE HEAR MORE ABOUT THESE PROTESTS AND THE PRESIDENTELECT’S
PLANS AS HE HEADS TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
THE TRUMP TRANSITION IS UNDERWAY.
FRIDAY MORNING IN NEW YORK, DONALD TRUMP MET WITH HIS TEAM IN
PRIVATE TO KEEP PLANNING HIS NEW ADMINISTRATION - WHERE VICE
PRESIDENT-ELECT MIKE PENCE WAS TAPPED TO TAKE OVER THE
TRANSITION...
AND SOURCES SAY REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIR REINCE
PREIBUS IS NOW THE LEADING CONTENDER TO SERVE AS CHIEF OF STAFF.
THE POLITICAL WORLD IS FOCUSING ON THE NUANCE OF A SMOOTH
TRANSITION...
Natsound - Protest - "we resent the president elect"

BUT THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS ARE STILL NOT HAPPY.
FOR THE SECOND NIGHT, LARGE PROTESTS BROKE OUT IN AT LEAST 25
CITIES. THE MAJORITY OF THESE MARCHES AGAINST THE ELECTION RESULTS
REMAINED PEACEFUL.
BUT AT LEAST 185-PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED IN LOS ANGELES.
AND IN PORTLAND, OREGON...
Natsound - Flash Bang
POLICE SAY THE PROTEST TURNED INTO A RIOT WHEN PEOPLE SMASHED
BUSINESS WINDOWS AND STARTED FIRES IN THE STREETS.
TRUMP TOOK NOTICE, TWEETING "Just had a very open and successful
presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are
protesting. Very unfair!"
BY THIS MORNING, THE PRESIDENT-ELECT APPEARED TO HAVE A CHANGE OF
HEART... "Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have
passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!"
A MESSAGE ECHOED BY THE PRESIDENT DURING HIS FINAL VETERANS DAY
SPEECH IN OFFICE -
President Obama / No Font Needed "the American instinct has never been to find
isolation in opposite corners. It is to find strength in our common creed."
IN WASHINGTON, DIANNE GALLAGHER.

IN THAT LAST STORY, YOU HEARD THAT PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP IS
CURRENTLY CHOOSING ADVISORS, LIKE A CHIEF OF STAFF. THE ADVISORS HE
CHOSES WILL MAKE UP HIS CABINET – NO, IT’S NOT LITERALLY A CABINET LIKE
THE ONE IN YOUR KITCHEN!
THE PRESIDENT’S CABINET IS A GROUP OF APPOINTED HELPERS, WHO ASSIST
THE PRESIDENT IN MAKING IMPORTANT DECISIONS WITHIN THEIR AREA OF
EXPERTISE, SUCH AS DEFENSE, THE TREASURY, AND HOMELAND SECURITY.

Instructional Links

Website Article: Smithsonian Tween Tribune, Obama invites Trump to meet, congratulates him on victory

http://tweentribune.com/article/tween56/obama-invites-trump-meet-congratulates-him-victory/

Website Article: Ducksters, United States Government, The US Cabinet 

http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_cabinet.php

Game: Scholastic, If You Were President 

http://www.scholastic.com/kids/president/

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