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Breaking news president trump, taking, questions, the president facing reporters, for the first time since the election. Saying, he can't say if he'd concede. But if electors. Finalize, biden's, win, he would leave the white house, plus president-elect. Biden stressing, safety, while trump encourages, americans, to gather this holiday. New vaccine, questions the president tonight making the improbable, claim, a vaccine, could be distributed. Next, week, the fda. Saying, that's not true, while one of the top vaccine, candidates, will likely run additional, tests, amid concerns. Frontline, workers, saving, lives amid astonishing. New predictions. About how many more might be lost, before christmas. With fears that travelers. Will deepen the crisis. Plus reaction, to a supreme, court decision, involving, how many can worship, together. To the rescue, the military's, new mission stepping, up to help hospitals, out of rooms, and resources. In the heartland. The effort to feed families, this thanksgiving, long lines across the country, and a shocking new report, one in six, without, enough to eat. Black friday's, best deals in a shopping, season like no other the one simple thing you can do, to get the best buys online. And thanking, healthcare, heroes. The outpouring, of love and kindness. Bringing smiles, this holiday. This is nbc. Nightly news with lester holt. Good evening and happy thanksgiving. I'm kate snow in for lester tonight and we begin with late-breaking. News president, trump, continuing, to insist he won the election, taking, questions, for the first time, since the election, and saying, he is not ready to concede. But the president, also pledging to leave the white house if as expected. The electoral, college, formalizes. Joe biden's victory, a constitutional. Requirement. Let's get right to kelly o'donnell, at the white house. Tonight, defiant. And denying, his own defeat. President, trump answered, questions, for the first time, since election, day, i don't know. What is, going to happen. I know one thing joe biden did not get 80 million votes, asked if he will concede.
More Obstruction. It's going to be a very hard, thing to concede. Because we know there was massive fraud, pushed about whether, he would vacate, the white house january, 20th. If the electors. Finalize, the biden victory. Certainly i will. Certainly i will, the president's, legal team has not shown fraud, or irregularities. That would overturn, the results. But the president, vented. And the whole world is watching. And the whole world is laughing. At our electoral, process. President trump angry, and lashing out minutes, after he thanked, overseas, troops, for their service. He criticized, joe biden for forming a cabinet, and would not publicly, commit to attending, the inauguration. Earlier, today, joe biden followed, a more traditional. Playbook. In a video message from delaware. President-elect, joe biden urged a small, stay-at-home. Thanksgiving. Because of cobin. It's a personal, sacrifice. That each of our families, can make and should make, to save somebody else's life. But it's also a shared sacrifice. For the whole country, the president who spent much of his holiday. On the golf course, was also, taking, more swings, on twitter. Again to impugn, joe biden's victory, and undermine, election integrity. The president's, anger, boiled over at reporters. Don't talk to i'm the president, of the united states don't ever talk to the president, that way. And president trump says he will go back, on the campaign, trail committing to go to georgia. Where he will work on behalf of two senate republicans. Who are in runoff, races, that will determine, the control, of the senate, the president, also would not comment on whether he would run again himself, in 2024. Insisting, that the 2020. Race is not yet over, claiming, he won, with only, hints of recognition. That he knows his time here at the white house is nearly over, kate. Kelly o'donnell at the white house forest kelly thank you the president tonight, also made a dramatic, claim, about the timeline, for the distribution, of a covid, vaccine, which was immediately, contradicted. By the agencies, in charge, it comes as a new prediction, finds the us death toll could climb by another, 60, thousand. In just a month, tom costello's, in washington, tonight tom what are you learning. Kate the president said late today the vaccine, distribution. Could begin, next week but both the fda and the cdc, say, nothing's, changed on the timeline. The fda, advisory, committee doesn't even meet until december, 10th, distribution, could begin after that, but covet has dominated, thanksgiving, 2020.. Made all the more poignant, by a raging, pandemic, today's, macy's parade, reflected, the country's, appreciation. For countless, frontline heroes. Many of whom remain, on the job today. Warning that this thanksgiving, could create, multiple, super spreader events, that will soon flood, ers, and icu's. We're asking for sacrifice. We're asking, you, to stay at home, the coveted statistics, are jaw dropping, this thanksgiving. 2 thousand, more deaths, the most since july. The national death toll a stunning, 263. Thousand. Despite the pandemic, flight radar 24. Has captured the busiest, air travel days since march. Roughly a million passengers. A day since last friday. Even as health experts plead with americans. Not to travel. I'm a little worried, but i'm going home. And to quarantine, myself for 14, days so my thanksgiving, dinner. Has been canceled. But some travelers, say they simply can't stay locked up inside their homes, anymore. Kovit is out there you just have to be cautious, on how you deal with it even more americans, choosing to drive this week, if you've traveled recently. Or you're going to convene with somebody, that you don't live with, mask in their presence to the extent possible, try not to gather around one dinner table, in denver mayor michael hancock, has ignited, a furious, backlash. Amid allegations, of hypocrisy. For weeks he's encouraged, people, not to travel, i'm asking. I'm urging. I'm pleading with everyone. Please stay home, even tweeting that message, on wednesday. Just before he boarded a flight to mississippi. For thanksgiving, with his wife and daughter, he told us we should not be seeing our family and should not be traveling for thanksgiving. And then he goes behind our backs the mayor now apologizing. Saying, i humbly, ask you to forgive decisions, that are born of my heart, and not my head. Meanwhile, the supreme, court has opened the door to more mass gatherings. After ruling new york's temporary, ban on religious, services. Is unconstitutional. Also tonight astrazeneca. The drug maker is a many mistakes, in its drug trials for a covet vaccine, essentially. Some volunteers, got a dose that was too low not intended to be that low. So now the company still says its vaccine is up to 90 percent, effective, but the ceo. Now concedes, they may have to have, yet another, an additional.
Trial. Kate. Tom costello, thanks and let's get right to dr john torres, dr john, what do you make of these new questions surrounding, astrazeneca, and their vaccine. Kate this shows us that the vaccine vetting process, is actually working, so what you're seeing here are the vaccine manufacturers, being held accountable. By outside experts, making sure all the information. About the trials is released, and asking the hard questions, about who it's been tested, on and what the specific, outcomes were, the more scrutiny, the manufacturers. And their vaccines, undergo, now, the more confidence, and trust we can have that any approved vaccine, will be both safe, and effective. Kate. Dr john thank you this is a thanksgiving, like none other for health care workers so many sacrificing, their own holiday. To help others and as hospitals, reach their breaking point, some patients are finding a lot to be thankful for, gabe gutierrez, has more on that. Tonight, in hospitals, across, america, no break from the virus, but a flood of gratitude. For those on the front lines. I was finally, discharged, after 44, days. I am thankful, to all the staff. Nurses. Pas. And doctors. Who took care of me and make sure that i came out to my family, i'm grateful for the new lease on life. That i've received. Kova destroyed, my lungs. And i was able to receive. Two new lungs in a transplant. And as hospitals, face staffing, shortages, this holiday season there's more relief, on the way, did you ever think, you'd end up here in north dakota. Absolutely. Not. This is uh. Unforeseen. This thanksgiving. Captain ron golembowski. Is among the air force nurses, working in the covit, icu, at this hospital, in bismarck, north dakota. He served multiple, tours in iraq, and afghanistan. Now, another kind of war, it's always hard, but as members of the department of defense. We're tasked to fight, all enemies, and that's, whoever. And wherever. They may be including this virus. North dakota's, positivity, rate is 11, percent, nearly, three times what it was three months ago, it takes two to three hours for local health officials, to go through about a thousand, tests here they do it each week, and right now it's taking, five to seven days. To get results. Air force medical teams had previously, been deployed, to california. And texas. Most rewarding part about being a nurse is seeing that patient walk out of the hospital. On this holiday, second lieutenant, kathleen, alejandro. Is spending time away from her husband, in florida. Day in and day out we start seeing the severity, and the news of course, and everything going on in our nation. Just proud to be here to be able to answer that call. And they will fit in there a deployment, that's expected, to last, at least a month, no small sacrifice. In a year, where every day counts. Gabe gutierrez, nbc news, bismarck. North dakota. And while so many are counting their blessings, a simple hot meal is increasingly, out of reach for tens of millions of americans, morgan chesky, reports. Happy thanksgiving. On a thanksgiving, made tougher by keeping many families, apart. Those who made it here. Faced, a more pressing need. This year. I mean we've been holiday, level busy, since march. Nationwide. 54. Million americans, don't have access to sufficient, food. In texas the long lines tell a story, not lost on fifth grader orion, gene, who organized, a campaign to donate, 100, 000 meals. By thanksgiving. Looking at all of the, people that don't have jobs, or, don't have access, to things like. Food, and. Clothes. And, all of these essential things that we sometimes, take for granted. On thanksgiving. Day. Really sad because. One of the most memorable, parts about thanksgiving, is the, thanksgiving, meal so, knowing that i can help in just the smallest, way. Makes me want to. At the christian center of fort worth, a negative cova, test, came before anyone, could help hand out food, how does it feel to be able to give back to these folks i feel honored i feel blessed that i'm able to give back to him. Blessings. Went both ways. Parish jarnigan lost his job to the pandemic. Parish if you didn't have a place like this today. I wouldn't know where i'd be i'm just being honest. Down the road, orion, hasn't hit his 100 thousand meal goal yet but says the mission. Is about more than food, kindness, matters and it's what we need the most right now so, they'll spread an act of kindness, it can make the world a better place.
Amen, Happy thanksgiving. Morgan chesky nbc news. Dallas. With millions, out of work it could take decades, for an economic, rebound, with some jobs disappearing. Altogether. Jake ward has more. Just up the road from where she grew up in san francisco, karen mcdonald, owns, studio, reds hair salon, i've been doing this for. 35, years but, i was going to be a nurse i worked for doctors. So you're someone who likes being with you. But the service industry, is hurting right now, according to jobsite, glassdoor. Openings for chefs are down 56. Percent. Valet is 51, percent, and stylists, like mcdonald. 50 percent. Business, is less than half what it was last year and yet mcdonald, also has to pay for protective, gear and plexiglas. With, losing, half of my tickets. You know no retail, whatever. Just a ballpark, estimate, i mean i've got to be down at least. 15, 20 25, from the whole. Health care jobs have suffered especially, audiologists. And opticians. These bay area massage, therapists, were hit hard, i'm on the phone negotiating, with landlords. With. Car payments. With. Okay, you know back to my college, days, let's do that budget, what do we really need to eat, the pandemic, is wiping out academic, positions, too, the question is whether we can come back from this what i'm afraid of is today. With big job losses, and leisure and hospitality. Retail, and low skilled services. That, many americans, will just leave the labor force completely. Glassdoor, has found increased, job openings in hospitals, and warehouses. But the long-term, solution, may be education. And training programs, because skilled work is plentiful. As for mcdonald, she is not giving up yet but if it continues for another year i mean this is it's not a business it's a hobby. Jake ward nbc news san francisco. Now to the search for solutions, and what one famous british city is doing to get its covet outbreak, under control, could it work here, villa marx reports. Tonight, a new kind of urban, warfare. Thousands, of british troops in a major city hit hard by covid. When we personally, see that people have lost family members, to, covert. And explained to us why they're they're getting tested, it does hit home a little bit, in addition to a second lockdown that's emptied the streets of liverpool, birthplace, to the beatles, officials, have sent in soldiers with enough covert tests to offer them to every citizen. Every five days. Even setting up testing stations in this soccer stadium. Emily wang getting her results in just 20 minutes. So my test result was negative, so that's good news. The mayor hopes this pilot program of rapid, city-wide, testing will radically, reduce, the infection, rate, i want it to work.
We Need it to work, so that we can protect people's lives but also protect the livelihoods. Of people as well, the british government's committed, tens of billions of dollars to what it calls a moonshot, testing strategy, the liverpool, experiment. Part of that effort. And epidemiologists. Say this approach could be copied in covet hot spots, in the u.s. When, there are areas, with a large, proportion. Of people infected. Then we can actually, implement, those type of things. But all of this is incredibly, expensive, british government plans to expand this effort to other cities comes with a price tag that one scientist, told me, was eye popping. Kate. We're back in 60, seconds with the best black friday deals and the one thing you can do to save more online. We're back with the price you pay black friday has already begun, virtually, with online sales expected to surge we've got the surprisingly. Simple thing you can do, to save big this year here's vicki nguyen. A crush of bargain hunters scrambling, a site all too common on black friday, but not this year, competing for your clicks, earlier than ever, stores now offering black friday sales all month long during cyber november, and some online, only deals too black friday 2020, will see record, online shopping traffic with nearly, 70 percent of shoppers saying, the recent surge in coveted cases, has prompted them to purchase, more, from home, a third say they'll complete, their holiday, shopping, online, by black friday, a great way to maximize, your savings. Is to install, at least one, browser, extension, because, they help you save think of it as a free tool on your computer, that's constantly, searching for coupons, and discounts, on items you're shopping for and often you can layer the deals on top of store sales, some extensions, search for coupons. Others alert you to cash back on your purchases. Browser extensions, are a great way to, compound. Your savings, opportunities. As you're shopping, when you find an extension you want to try just download it to your computer, then, shop like you normally would when it's time to check out the extension, will alert you to additional, discounts. Make a list of what you want while you may not have to wait in black friday lines, popular gifts can still sell out fast, with millions, more poised to point and click, this holiday. Vicki nguyen nbc news. Still to come the surprise, phone call from a young artist's, hero. Now to the call of a lifetime, for a 14 year old artist in california. After tyler gordon's, portrait, of vice president-elect. Kamala, harris went viral. He got a surprise, phone call from harris herself. You know it's a very special thing to be an artist like you are it's. A gift you give so many people people you'll never meet. Are going to be touched by the work you do. Tyler who is partially hearing impaired, and has a stutter said he painted harris. Because she broke barriers, the same way he does every day. That teen was near from near harris's hometown, of oakland california. But she also has ties, overseas. As does president-elect. Joe biden, with more here's keir simmons. Irish, eyes. Are smiling, tonight. In ireland, president-elect. Biden, is known simply, as, cousin, joe. One of those cousins, joe blewett, is a plumber. His campaign, slogan. Joe biden, for the white house. Joe blew it for your house it would be lovely there to to be there to mark the inauguration. In january. And cousin, joe, has never forgotten. Where his ancestors. Came from during the. Terrible potato, famine, my, great great great grandfather. Got on a ship in. 1842. What a journey. As the president-elect's. Favorite, irish poet says. Sometimes. Hope, and history. Rhyme. He is an appreciation. For. Immigrants, of people who have had to leave their country, in in search of a better life joe biden will join, a long list of irish american, presidents, 23. From this one emerald, isle. Kamala, harris, is the first black, and asian american. Vice president. My mother. Shyamala, gopalan, harris. Who was always, in our hearts. Uh when she came here from india at the age of 19.. Over the years, she's been home to visit her ancestral, village. 8 000 miles from washington. I knew that they were going to win. Immigrants. From around the world. Helping, shape the future, president, and vice president, now that's. The american, dream. Kiera simmons.
Nbc, News, london. When we come back serving up gratitude. To frontline, heroes. Before we go this thanksgiving, night a special tribute to the inspiring, front line health care workers, away from their own homes today, so they can take care of our loved ones, here's blaine alexander. There's no question, this is not the thanksgiving, we are used to, but what remains. Gratitude. And this year for our health care workers, it comes, in droves. Thank you so much. It's the home-cooked, meal from one icu, worker to the next. Looking at what are the little simple contributions. We can make. To bring joy to people. To make, it seem a little bit more normal. To make it seem familiar. And, just to take a little of that stress off it's the new mexico cafe, still reeling from its own coveted hit and forced layoffs. Now spending the day making hot meals for those on the front lines, i wish we could do more i wish i could do everything for them and give them a hot meal every day, it's the thank you letters reminding, nurses in south dakota, just how much they are appreciated. Written by the students, following, in their footsteps. You are such role models, you are the heroes, of our generation. I think we just have to look for the bright moments, and. The. The. Times of caring, and giving, we will get through this there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And, hopefully. These small little acts. Will let people know that they're cared about, a reminder, perhaps, when we need it the most, there are still reasons, to give thanks. Lane alexander, nbc news. A huge thank you to all of our frontline, heroes, lester holt will be back with you tomorrow, i'm kate snow, for all of us here at nbc news stay safe, and have a happy. Thanksgiving. Hey nbc, news viewers, thanks for checking out our youtube, channel. Subscribe, by clicking on that button down here. And click on any of the videos, over here, to watch the latest interviews, show highlights, and digital, exclusives. Thanks for watching.