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tv   The Stream 2017 Ep 179  Al Jazeera  November 8, 2017 10:32pm-11:01pm AST

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syrian troops around the town of qana which lies on the border with iraq this video released by processing government media shows fighting around the area on saturday . saudi arabia has allowed yemen's port of aden to reopen just days after ordering the closure of all the country's air land and sea ports the closures have already inflated the prices of basic goods in a worsening a major fuel an oil shortage saudi arabia announced the measures in response to an attack by yemen's hoofy rebels fighting. earlier this week. britain's international development secretary has resigned over undisclosed contacts with israeli think as patel is the second minister prime minister to resign may has now in a week she was summoned to london for failing to report meetings with prime minister benjamin netanyahu and others on what she says was a holiday. and spain's constitutional court is officially and all the catalan parliament's declaration of independence the ruling comes as probably depend as
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protesters are blocking roads and some public transport routes into barcelona they are calling for the release of sacked local officials who were jailed after last month's secession vote. with all of our top stories more news at the top of the next hour in about thirty minutes time after the stream which is. hi anthony ok and join the stream we are live on al-jazeera and i'm only could be
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allowed for the special episode of the show we're also on a three sixty video in collaboration with contrasts to be our how does your as immersive media studio streaming on facebook you can take a peek right there on the al-jazeera facebook page and we're sharing it on the stream it has been a one year since u.s. president donald trump won the election and one of the most hotly contested and it was of races in the country's history the businessman turned politician plex to drain the swamp in the capital washington d.c. and shake up the system and his victory speech trumpets to bring a fractured nation together and we knew the american dream how to listen. to all republicans and democrats and independents across this nation i say it is time for us to come together as one united people. working together. we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and
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renewing the american dream. i've spent my entire life and business looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world that is what i want to do for our country we're going to rebuild our infrastructure. which will become. by the way second to none and we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it. will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. so has donald trump lived up to his promises from election night we asked our community to share what they thought were president tromso biggest successes and failure so far here their opinions thank you mr president for picking up young and conservative supreme court judge and your economic reforms jobs are coming back upon me as growing thank
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you for your promises you were trying to deliver and making america stronger and i think the biggest success by president. here has been he is a fact only legal immigration better. gross in and of course less compete in full over wage jobs to higher employment for u.s. citizens i think. the biggest issue that the. charms ministrations so far has been the muslim ban and the impact in certain communities and their immigration rights i know myself and a lot of other people who are come from rest countries were really frightened by the impacts of that and what that means for families and we're still seeing that a precursor not through policy perspective to this day so i would say that would be his biggest failure so far one of do not detract with
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a. desire to meet that nuclear deal with it and. be sure it's interesting that d.p. r. k. that is a north korean. so how does the president's first year stack up with a naturalized u.s. citizens we're happy to have back with us for the fourth time in as a whole my like can possibly she is a patient navigator she's immigrated to the us from mexico her husband anthony sykora and he is an n.r.a. instructor. he is an accountant and immigrated to the us from pakistan and his daughter son a city is a graduate student she was born in the united states jeanie know when is president of the voice of vietnamese americans she came to the united states as a refugee from viet nam lloyd george who's an immigration lawyer her family
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originally from mozambique and guinea purcell immigrated to the united states from science and settlement is president of the republican muslim coalition she immigrated to the united states from pakistan now we hope to be joined by jesse seeing founder of american sikhs for trump who's been with us for a previous town halls but he is on a welcome to the stream everyone else good to have you here in person so a quick review from a family that is divided politically antony and maya how has the last year be for you how do you like your president to me well i'm very supportive of the. people for no oh very supportive myra how do you like your president will really i don't think. that until now we see any jim i think that they're all his promises in the until now here are really you don't get it like immigration is.
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like the whole system i don't think that until now we can see nothing different but we can see increases the hate we can see. we can see that the bishops in this country. i agree to that i think recently we see a large loss of crisis over the country's especially created haters and brought discriminations even super masses by super masses the k.k.k. what happened in virginia in charlottesville was terrible and the present president was very very unable to call our wrong side which is the k.k.k. in the nasty at the beginning and he had the difficult time seeing the concern of the people what happened yesterday in virginia when the elections people came out in trolls i worked the polls and i saw young people old people people with these
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labels. came out through the ribbons people who could not work had their family came out of the rain they said we had to vote to change they were very worried about the chaos in the country and also very worry about their health care about their safety people very worried about the immigration law and i as a refugee was very worried about everything that put our to the refugee thing so i'm glad that you mentioned the elections because that's one of the things that people online are tweeting us about and because of headlines like this is from the washington post antitrust backlash fuels a democratic sweep in virginia and elections across the country so some people are looking at this as a backlash as you see here this headline this is what one person tweeted us every says trump's approval rating is dropping significantly and the democratic wins in virginia are clear evidence of this shift taking place another person links it of
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course to the election of a year ago lojka came says don't seceded succeeded this year in virginia because they rejected donald trump's message of hate and bigotry what do you make of the elections we just saw on november seventh you think it's a backlash you think this is something that just. happens every time there's an election well this is an off year so there's a lot of speak about how this has more to do with. the traditional surge of voters coming out it just didn't happen but and that it usually is the opposing party in what in the office that comes out in droves but i would say that there's something else going on here because the candidate at least in northern virginia wasn't necessarily strong in and of himself but folks were that much against trump so i think there's something definitely there. i think
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a true test of this will be the midterm elections in twenty eighteen when we see stronger candidates or more candidates with larger names but i think it's hopefully a telling of what's to come i would say this not against but they want to sustain the american values and everything kevin has done has destroyed the face in american vandals because if you look at the candidates in virginia there was a transgender kennedy did that one big time the first time ever and just look at the transgender ban that put out that our secretary of defense has to put their stamp on it we have in district forty two vietnamese refugee woman first time running right after she gave birth to a baby go and she decided she had to run to protect woman rise in virginia and to protect liberty and freedom for her children in virginia so there's
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a lot of concerns raised and i know in virginia the wins in virginia i mean have been a blue state similar to new jersey so it's nothing new the democratic governor won the race over there yes republicans were hoping to take over stayed but obviously. you know we had a democratic incumbent and. democratic but you see the rest until two thousand and six and in forty second district it has a rat delegates until this year they've was a republic republican that's to stay in that seat for twenty years townhall this is getting a little too grassroots i love it because i live next door to virginia but we have to how well to watching so from the local elections to a bigger picture of people who are in our international audience and what they can relate to the economy that's of course a big one i want to read a couple tweets to you on both sides of this debate zach says trump continues to take credit for
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a trend of job growth but industry to play began under obama despite having acted the euro legislation to continue that trend now someone who would support trump says one thing that is a direct result of trump elected is the stock market sir and this is a function of the donor class believing in a big tax break and not the masses of americans entering the market so let's go to the man himself here his what president trump has said over the past year about the economy take a look as you probably have noticed that the stock market hit an all time record high today over twenty two thousand and we've picked up substantially now more than four trillion dollars in net worth in terms of our country our stocks our companies we have a growth rate of g.d.p. which has been much higher than it is you know anybody anticipated except maybe us i think the country look you take a look i've created over a million jobs since i'm president the country is booming the stock market is
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setting records we have the highest employment numbers we've ever had in the history of our country that's why i've already slashed more unnecessary job killing regulations than any president in history that includes their entire term. and i've only been here for about ten months so anthony sweeping economic success what's your take oh i agree one hundred percent with them on the i think every day i listen to the stock market it's record breaking a record breaking and i think that's just going to continue the only problem i have with the president is i want to get back to working on the infrastructure building this economy building the roads building the bridges get away from the petty stuff and get back to what he said so that's why i kind of downgrade him a little bit but once he gets back on track and he starts building this country back up the economy is going to really thrive and that's exactly what i want to
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exactly my point because the democrats also put forth the infrastructure proposal and they were expecting bipartisan support from the government the president but up until now trim hasn't worked out that he didn't put our infrastructure on a growth as a lot of children's matter i think you know that overrides a lot of the shortcomings that his administration has side i think the stock market having record numbers is indicative of his business background and have him increasing job growth like that with those with his strengths when he came to office and i think that's showing in the that's what their job a little us market is never going to bring you know because if anyone knows about finance and economy and how the economy's doing an accountant we have a pretty good grasp of that a.j. what are you seeing how your clients doing. well i think my clients are not doing any better anything that is happening in terms of positive effect on the economy is
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based on what president obama left and as a result of that reflection of his policies were having growth and we're having some improvement in the economy on the other hand. as far as president trump is concerned he has not taken over as president of united states he continues to run for the election he continues to rile up his base he continues to go out and do the things that that every candidate does but once they take over they become president of united states they get everybody together and the they do things that benefit the whole nation i think they are but in prior bush versus including. rock obama the country accepted him and they let him do his job all right they're not letting president trump do it you're attacking attack either
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that or you stop attacking the president and i have read i don't really doubt it where are you i am i was one of the most of all of fired presidents that we've had in our generation and beyond so to say that we are stopping him not one single legislation has passed through the house not one so when you're talking about how there's been a boom in an economy aside from executive actions and moves behind closed doors that probably benefit his cronies not necessarily the people at large it really begs the question what has he done to actually make our economy succeed there's actually been no to actually ask when we checked and the economy has grown in the past year but by to pursue. what did he do with that that's my thing part of the argument. actually taking away some of the restrictions that businesses have putting out an attitude good for business separate yet his job
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joshua young and strong leadership is a direct result of a direct backbone of the wall street having faith in the government and you know the business community is reacting very strongly to his policies the times reform legislation that's coming up it's a to all back down on you so found out to the president and i'm going to let me go because i'm going to show the economy because somebody call you but that is going to benefit the owner to the company the complete takes everybody also to shareholders when they hold a star in the morning in a concrete with they going to create more jobs really don't see how many of us are shareholders let's get real about the people at the bottom how many people that is exactly going to give them a few of his and a few of his girl's friends one was said so the stock markets the way where i showed that he has the support of the want but sad and not of the ninety nine percent said i have been trying to get in first second so i have two things one we
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don't have success in a country until our people are fed until our people are educated into our people are happy now i want to go back to what anthony was saying how trump hasn't delivered on his promises and he hasn't been able to because i feel like every day there is some kind of a fire in this nation that we need to extinguish whether it be mass shootings whether it be natural disasters and he has had every opportunity to be presidential and he has not delivered in such a way. well he's not a career politician he's he is a businessman and he's obviously not going to come out across diplomatic and perfect in his political speech but at the same time i think you know he has addressed crisis and the reason he fails sometimes is because he's not that career politician trade but i think overall his administration is doing pretty well for the country and his strong business backer is showing and it's reflecting in wall street and it's not just the one percent it's actually top down shareholders across business average american worker is benefiting from the terms not true because if
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you look at what he has done he's spent more time treating and governing and is lean show and oh a route across many fields he has the day that he first operate that he already took the u.s. of the t p p and that cussed out six hundred thousand plus jobs for americans it also took us away from the leadership in the global market and that's why he's now in asia trying to talk to the apec community but the worst part was that he started the treating and talking and was with nuclear was with korea the north korea so now he did not go over and he did not know the impact of his power or his office the main thing is that he is no like a figure like a producer than you are now because for the international about the president of the united states is not like a serious president he is more worry about the social media hole he looks at the
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people said about him who they can skate international distribution so it is known that the figure for union in a country for generally you know a bit of national affairs so in my opinion is not like a year that we have about the president of the united arab emirates share this with you this is from reuters and trump approval ratings this is an international look at the u.s. president sixty percent disapprove thirty six percent approve and three percent have a mixed feelings actually this idea about the president tweeting does that bother you. well it is a different president he's not going to do things like politicians do it so. i have mixed feelings on it i like it in some instances some of it i don't i think that's why i've kind of stepped back a little bit from yeah from the president because of some of the tweeting but he's a modern president is going to do what he needs to do well internationally i would
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say it's a mixed bag as well so we got this from people watching us live on three sixty video this is from janet on facebook saying unfortunately trump is a mirror reflecting current american society and the picture is not a pretty one and that is coming to us via this feed right here on you tube you can see this three sixty degree video there another person watching us on you tube live size trump is a failure he's the most to visit figure ever tour merge in u.s. politics so some strong words there on that note of being presidential what do you make of how he's acting. well obviously like he said this is the age of social media and i actually like the fact that he tweets directly he doesn't go to a press secretary's to to alter and make all his communications picture perfect. i think that's what appeals to a lot of millions of americans who voted for him that he's authentic and he will
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come out so he's bold he's direct he's not superficial he's not going through filters and you know yes that's why sometimes it's not it doesn't work out in his favor and sometimes you know he tries being neutral in situations where he should probably much stronger examples given for example i was talking about charlotte's well i would have liked to see a much stronger response i did like his neutral approach trying to just remind our international audience about how the president of the united states dealt with charlottesville which was two groups coming together you had the right and then also have protested against all right have a listen to how the president responded we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred bigotry and violence or many. many shirts racism is evil. and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and talks including the k.k.k. neo nazis white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything
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we hold dear as america you had a group on one side and you had a group and the other and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and it was horrible and it was a horrible thing to watch but there is another side there was a group on this side you can call of the left you you've just called them the left that came violently attacking the other group so you can say what you want but that's the way it is so he was misinformed he was misrepresenting the fact that he was called out on it they are the sino not violent and you know that when he made this in many he was a second time he already revised the statement but he already said that one of the other side i get mad i just check in with ha ha when you help the president say. how did you on patton that's what he's trying to say is that we have two groups there one is. the white supremacists which everybody is scared
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off especially the immigrants african-americans. so here is you quitting their actions to people there were out there to protest and protest the actions of white supremacists so he's really he and that's his base he's actually what he's trying to do is. make his base feel good about his statements he doesn't want to come out. and say that these people are doing the wrong things on my son's i still than that uva and they protest with no weapons they were peacefully protesting they just have the side up and they against same price of university of virginia and obviously that's the state where you live in jeannie let me just check in with anthony because this is so heavy criticism of the person who are fine of. let me step back i am an n.r.a.
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instructor i teach concealed carry in my state and one of the things that i teach is the void is why get in a fight these people came with an attitude both sides let's face it and that's what the president said if the right of the left were there with an attitude it wouldn't happen and that in my opinion are mature to get in a car and ram someone over that's a that's a whole different story but the argument between both sides. there that's true care it's not that we're going to try to arrange as i want to travel and but ousted out of the white house that was because that language came out of steve baton advising the president and has certain views about white supremacy i think we did see a trump's reaction to that he did he did take steps after the fact but he's not diplomatic he doesn't always come across i'm sorry he's the president of the united states from mexico who has he has a lot of our lighted states it has no home to do about being perfect we have so
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much. i want to talk about and i we hear very clearly where you're coming from and how you're reacting to the first year of knowing the candidate trauma was that present and how it's doing so far. there's so much more to talk about and of course i will bring up more tweets in part two of our show join us there.
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this is the only ford available in this household. i was told by the pakistani army to the americans and we got held in guantanamo the number of al qaeda and taliban detainees transferred to u.s. forces in afghanistan has continued to grow for years without trial they had a paper that said they were. never talked to or screamed would be beaten again a quest for a better life but ended in a concentration. of guantanamo twenty two at this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera is on the ground in southern africa identifying the crucially important stories for the audience that's been critically. hello i'm maryam namazie and london area headlines on al-jazeera exactly a year off to surprise election victory u.s.
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