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Aired December 2, 2016 - 01:00   ET

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[01:00:09] JOHN VAUSE, CNN ANCHOR: You're watching CNN NEWSROOM live from Los Angeles. Ahead this hour, Donald Trump can still fire up a crowd. The president-elect hits the road again, this time on thank you tour.

Also ahead, South Korean lawmakers moving closer to impeaching their president over a corruption scandal. And the victims of this week's deadly plane crash in Colombia prepare to make their final journey home.

Hello, everybody. Thanks for staying with us. I'm John Vause. We're now into the second hour of NEWSROOM L.A.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is on his post-election thank you tour that kicked off on Thursday night in Ohio, a state which surprised many poll watchers when it overwhelmingly supported Trump.

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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT-ELECT: I love American workers. I love these people. You know what I call the American workers? The forgotten men and women of our nation and those men and women came out to vote. Nobody ever thought that was going to happen.

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VAUSE: Joining me now here in Los Angeles, Wendy Greuel, a former L.A. city councilwoman, and from San Francisco, Harmeet Dhillon, a Republican National Committee member for California.

Thank you for staying around for another hour. Let's get back to the Trump rally, the big thank you tour. He loves a big crowd. And tonight, for a lot of it, it was all about loving each other and coming together. Listen to this.

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TRUMP: I've always brought people together. I know you find that hard to believe. Although this group probably doesn't find it hard to believe. But we are going to bring our country together, all of our country. We're going to find common ground and we will get the job done properly. We'll get it done properly.

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VAUSE: Wendy, do you find it hard to believe that Donald Trump can bring people together?

WENDY GREUEL, FORMER LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCILWOMAN: Well, I think it is ironic that he's the one who said that, that people would find that hard to believe. I want our president to be able to bring people together and find that common ground. But some of the first things he needs to do is to ensure that the public knows that racism, bigotry, any of those items that we have seen from some of the Trump supporters will not be accepted.

You even saw this in his rally this evening that people were still, you know, demeaning Hillary Clinton and others. He's got to send a strong message that he is going to be a president for all of the people, those that voted for him and those that didn't, and particularly make sure that he doesn't represent racists and bigots and some of those other items that we've seen from some of his other supporters.

VAUSE: And Harmeet?

HARMEET DHILLON, RNC NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR CALIFORNIA: Yes, I mean, out of 60 million people who voted for the other side as well there've got to be some, you know, undesirables but, you know, I don't think you can slap those labels on Donald Trump and have him start condemning people he is not responsible for.

I think he did give a good speech about bringing people together and frankly in his election despite all the rhetoric from the media, he actually did quite well among women, he did better among African- Americans and Latinos than previous Republican presidential candidates. He won states that Republicans haven't won before. And he's reached out to communities that Republicans haven't reached out to before.

So I'd say I give him an A-plus in terms of reaching out and broadening the constituency, certainly of the Republican Party and frankly even after winning his great rhetoric that, you know, you saw. I've seen some interviews, some of these Carrier folks, some of them were Democrats, they didn't vote for him necessarily but they're very happy that he's keeping these jobs in America.

VAUSE: Well, Trump seems to be having a lot more success bringing the Republican Party together. There's nothing quite like winning. Listen to what the House Speaker Paul Ryan had to say to "60 Minutes."

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SCOTT PELLEY, "60 MINUTES" HOST: You called Donald Trump a racist.