tv BBC News at One BBC News January 20, 2017 1:00pm-1:31pm GMT
dawn breaks in washington, as donald trump prepares to be sworn in as america's 45th president. the property tycoon will take the presidential oath of office on capitol hill injust a few hours‘ time. addressing his supporters last night, donald trump pledged to unify america, bring change and make the country great for all of its people. they forgot about a lot of us. on the campaign i called it "the forgotten man and the forgotten woman". well, you're not forgotten anymore. here on capitol hill, the inaugural platform is ready for donald trump to to 35 words written by america's founding fathers, the oath of office that will make the 45th president of the united states. fortress washington — the city is in lock down. up to a million people are expected on the streets — supporters and protestors.
i'm jon kay, reporting from alabama. we've been to another washington — washington county, in this state, to hearfrom donald trump supporters, and his critics. on this unprecedented day in history, we will have all the latest from washington. also this lunchtime. two days after the avalanche, eight people, including two children, have been found alive buried in the snow. rescuers are trying to dig them out. an inquiry finds widespread abuse at children's homes run by the church, state and charity in northern ireland, dating back to the 1920s. and the british doctors who say they've transformed the diagnosis of prostate cancer — the most common kind for men. and coming up in the sport on bbc news: dan evans‘ winning run in melbourne continues — the british player is in to the fourth round at a grand slam for the first time. good afternoon and welcome
to the bbc news at one. in just under four hours‘ time, donald trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the united states. hundreds of thousands of people are gathering in front of capitol hill, where the property tycoon will recite the oath of office before delivering his inaugural address in front of former presidents and first ladies — including bill and hillary clinton. then the new president will begin the slow drive down pennsylvania avenue to the white house. this is the scene there live — only eight o‘clock in the morning in washington, but already large crowds gathering. and a short ago donald trump tweeted, "it all begins today — the movement continues — the work begins!" ourfirst report is from our washington correspondent, laura bicker. the capital, the nation and the world await.
at first light thousands started gathering for a front row seat. a presidential inauguration is billed as one of the greatest political shows on earth. taking centre stage, a reality tv star, property mogul and billionaire. the pageantry has already been on display, but on the eve of his oath of office, donald trump welcomed his supporters with a concert on the steps of the lincoln memorial, a musical warm up act to the main event. # god bless the usa... he swayed and sang along before taking a chance to thank those who put him in office. the polls started going up, up, up, but they did not want to give us credit because they forgot about a lot of us. on the campaign i called it the forgotten men and the forgotten women.
well, you are not forgotten any more. that i can tell you. few predicted he would be the 45th president, but the businessman said he will work on behalf of the many. we are going to make america great for all of our people, everybody. as trump supporters lined up to cheer, others gathered in protest. in new york, thousands, including celebrities and politicians, marched to the trump hotel with a message for the new commander in chief. we are all rooting for the new administration, of course, to abandon the divisive, racist, misogynist, ignorant plans it is trumpeting and lead us with intelligence and compassion. in these final moments before donald trump ascends the steps of the capitol to take the oath
of office he has work to do, to put the final touches to his first address to the nation, and those words will matter. he has already won the hearts of those he calls the forgotten, but how does he persuade those who fear a trump presidency? donald trump‘s journey to the white house laid bare the deep divisions across an often disunited united states. many did not take him seriously, and the republican candidate was controversial from the start. they‘re bringing drugs, they bring in crime, they are rapists. donald] trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. you have got to see this guy, i don‘t know what i said, i don‘t remember. i would like to punch him in the face. but his popularity grew and the outsider became the front runner as his supporters saw him as an agent of change. and we will make america great again!
donald trump, the son of an immigrant from germany, is now the toast of washington. he shrugged off suggestions that his approval ratings are the lowest of any incoming president in us history. two americas will face each other in the nation‘s capital today, those who are nervous and those who are hopeful. they may disagree, but for the sake of the country both sides will be willing him to succeed. nick bryant is on capitol hill. it will all happen in just a few hours‘ time. talk us through how it will all unfold today. donald trump was my day begins in a house of prayer, a church opposite the white house. he‘ll travel to a short distance to the price piece of real
estate, 1600 pennsylvania ave. americans pride themselves on this peaceful tra nsfer of americans pride themselves on this peaceful transfer of power, and what could be more civil than coffee and a chat with the obamas, as they prepare to leave and donald trump and his family prepare to become the new te na nts and his family prepare to become the new tenants of that building. then the final leg of this improbable journey, that was taken the white house come up to capitol hill, where he‘ll be sworn in as president, those 35 words written by america‘s founding fathers, and then he will deliver his long—awaited inaugural address, a speech it said he has written himself, a speech which will be philosophical, according to his aides. then, after that, president obama will fly for the last time in the presidential helicopter and leave town, as the ground beneath him will have shifted very dramatically and the reverberations will be felt notjust here in washington, but right around the world. we can see even behind you
how tight security is. what is the mood like in washington today? the mood like in washington today? the mood in washington is like the mood in the nation. it‘s very polarised. the capital is filling up with many of donald trump‘s supporters, the forgotten people, the people who voted for him precisely because he wasn‘t a politician, he was an outsider, somebody who they believed could fix the broken politics in washington and what they would regard as america‘s broken politics. but there are thousands who have come to protest his presidency. they would regard him as racist, misogynistic, and unhinged demagogue, and they want to make their presence felt as well. i don‘t think we‘ve ever seen an inauguration day which has unleashed such conflicting emotions. i don‘t think we‘ve ever seen an incoming president be so different in terms of policy, in terms of policy, than the man he stock we appear to have lost the link there but we will be back with him later in the programme. around a million people are expected to flood the capital to watch the inauguration — but many will march
in the streets to protest against trump‘s presidency. our correspondent rajini vaidyanathan is on the mall in washington, where crowds are expected to gather close to a million people are expected on washington‘s national mall. it might look like an ice rink, but this whitest sheets of plastic, because we are expecting rain through the course of the morning. when nick was was that the us capitol building over my shoulder, in the distance, but for those who don‘t have tickets to watch donald trump being sworn in up close, they will be standing here, on the mall, effectively we are in the cheap seats here. there will be screened that, so people can watch proceedings. supporters haven‘t been allowed in just yet, proceedings. supporters haven‘t been allowed injust yet, but proceedings. supporters haven‘t been allowed in just yet, but i proceedings. supporters haven‘t been allowed injust yet, but i met some through security, people who have come for this inauguration from across america, from states like north carolina, pennsylvania and
ohio. i even met a few people who had come from california, on america‘s west coast, a traditionally democratic state. but as well as people who have come from across the country, there‘s a huge security presence here. police officers have been drafted in from a number of different states. also, there‘s a huge military presence here. the national guard has been brought in, with military from more than a0 different states. as you said, there will also be planned protests in other parts of the city. but for supporters of donald trump, this is all about the end of a long journey and part of his appeal to them was that he was a nonpolitician, a political outsider. but of course today, donald trump becomes part of that washington establishment. he has promised to make america great again. so how will he begin to do that, and what will president trump turn his attention to the next few days and weeks? christian fraser has been looking at what‘s in his in tray.
so, what are we likely to see in this first 100 days of donald trump‘s presidency? well, you might hear in the inauguration speech he has written that he is going to pass a number of executive orders within the first few days. remember, the president does have considerable power under the constitution to sign into law those measures he deems most important, with or without the support of congress. my agenda will be based on a simple core principle, putting america first. as part of this plan i‘ve asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on day one to restore our laws and bring back ourjobs. it‘s about time. so, here is a slogan with which you will be familiar and straight off the bat he was pledging to introduce a five—year ban on former congressional officials from working in lobbying within washington. for every regulation he introduces, he pledges that two will be cut. the campaign was all aboutjobs, but they are axing the impending
deal that was to be signed with the pacific rim countries in favour of bilateral trade deals more supportive of american jobs. he is going to direct the department of defence to begin this enormous project, defending american infrastructure from cyber attacks, and the department of labour will be directed to look at the abuse of visa programmes that would undermine or undercut american workers. but what about the key policy that defined the obama years? the affordable care act, or obamacare as it became known. well, it is becoming more expensive for federal government and congress has already begun to repeal it, but what will replace it? certainly they are going to look at more competition among insurance companies, and for those who can‘t afford it perhaps subsidies will be replaced with tax credits. and that brings us to the biggest policy of all, the thousand mile policy, a wall which stretches, or will stretch, along the mexican border. donald trump says it will be 12 metres high.
he estimates about $8 billion in cost, others put it upwards of $25 billion. you don‘t have to build it right across the border because there are some natural barriers like the rio grande, the deserts in arizona, mountain ranges in new mexico, but it is hugely complex getting those concrete slabs to these remote areas, building the roads, housing, feeding the workers, maintaining the wall in some of these more remote areas. then who is going to pay for it? well, the mexican president says, i‘m not paying for it, but donald trump does have some levers. he could increase visa fees, he could up the tariffs, he could stop the wire transfers which mexicans send home to families back in mexico. so you might see a flurry of policies in the next few days, but don‘t forget 79% of his supporters are in favour of the wall. his mandate rests on that most controversial of policies. build the wall.
christian fraser. another big issue facing the trump administration is climate change. there was alarm when he threatened to pull out of the recently agreed global climate treaty and kill president obama‘s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the usa. our environment analyst roger harrabin assesses what he may do, and how others are already moving to block him. ice is melting, world temperatures have hit a new records, scientists blame carbon emissions, donald trump isn‘t worried. he has promised newjobs in mining. his pick for environment chief campaigns against rules protecting air and water. his energy secretary was on the board of an oil pipeline firm. his secretary of state is an oilman from a firm accused of hiding proof of climate change, now striking a more careful tone.
the risk of climate change does exist. the consequences of it could be serious enough that action should be taken. so what might that action be? mr trump‘s advisers say leave it to the market. i think there is going to be a healthy dose of scepticism about international climate agreements because again it is more of the same, it is all costs, no real meaningful climate benefit. for the scientists monitoring global temperatures this is an alarming moment. my gut response to trump is that i am very frightened. if the us carries on emitting carbon dioxide at the rate that they are doing and if other countries follow suit, that is going to mean huge impacts across the world for many people. but it‘s early days. and near professor haigh‘s office, here is something to interest a president seeking jobs in energy. this equipment is being developed to capture the emissions from a coal—fired power stations. it is part of a global revolution in clean technology. will president trump want america
to miss out on that? look at china investing $360 billion into clean energy like here on the qinghai plateau. meanwhile, india plans to stop building coal—fired power stations. both emerging superpowers say the advance of clean technology is unstoppable. president trump will need to judge his options with care. roger harrabin, bbc news. protests are expected in washington. demonstrations against the trump presidency are also expected here and in other parts of the world. this morning, campaigners hung a bannerfrom tower bridge reading "build bridges not walls" — in reference to trump‘s pledge to build a wall on the mexican border. anti—racism groups are expected to demonstrate in several cities around the uk. mrtrump will be mr trump will be sworn in just before apm our time.
and you can watch full coverage of the inauguration ceremony live from washington here on bbc one, with coverage starting at four o‘clock this afternoon. the time isjust the time is just after 1:15pm. our top story this lunchtime. in less than four hours, donald trump will be sworn in as america‘s a5th president. they forgot about a lot of us. on the campaign, i called it, "the forgotten man and the forgotten woman." well, you‘re not forgotten any more. coming up in sport at 1:30pm on bbc news: eddiejones reveals his six nations squad. there are three uncapped players, and dylan hartley is included — but he won‘t be guaranteed the captaincy. after almost two days buried under snow and rubble, eight people have been found alive, including two children, at a hotel hit by an avalanche in central italy. they‘re the first of at least 25 missing staff and guests to have been found alive.
four people are known to have died in the avalanche on wednesday. james reynolds is in penne. james, what more can you tell us? we know that these people survived underneath a collapsed ceiling at this hotel. indeed we‘vejust underneath a collapsed ceiling at this hotel. indeed we‘ve just seen pictures, they show one woman being taken out of the rubble to the delight of firefighters. she was able to walk on her own and then when she is put on the stretcher she appears to gesture to other people. we have also seen pictures of a boy being rescued as well. we know that men, women and children have all been seen sheltering under this collapsed ceiling. now that they have been taken out of this rubble, they are being sent by helicopter to a hospital on the coast where they will be examined and their relatives will be examined and their relatives will be examined and their relatives will be reunited with them. there
has been an emotional reaction to the news here. i was in one village and people simply burst into tears when they found out. extraordinary pictures there. james connor with the latest chronically, thank you. the head of an inquiry into historical allegations of child abuse at homes in northern ireland says there was widespread abuse and mistreatment of young people. the 22 residential homes were run by the church, the state and the voluntary sector. sir anthony hart has been giving the conclusions of the long—running inquiry. our ireland correspondent chris buckler reports from belfast. church and state were given the responsibility of looking after vulnerable children. but in too many cases, they failed. northern ireland‘s historical institutional abuse inquiry has been examining what happened during seven decades inside children‘s homes and other places that were supposed to offer people shelter and support. nobody can pick up the pieces ever, after all these years. you suffered
beatings, humiliation, there were many people who suffered sexual abuse. across the uk like here at a home in scotland, young people were properly cared for but that was not the case for all. hundreds of hours of testimony about what happened in northern ireland was heard in the inquiry. describing those experiences was not always easy, in fa ct experiences was not always easy, in fact at times it was clearly distressing and painful. we thank them for their courage and determination in doing so. the inquiry examines some of the most notorious cases of historical physical and sexual abuse including the actions of father brendan smith, a priest thought to have abused dozens a priest thought to have abused d oze ns if a priest thought to have abused dozens if not hundreds of children. while it dismissed claims of a paedophile ring in belfast and the intelligence services, it did find failures there and elsewhere. we now
recommend that the northern ireland executive and those responsible for each of the institutions with systemic failings should make a public apology. the apology should bea public apology. the apology should be a wholehearted and unconditional recognition that they failed to protect children from abuse. what happened inside institutions still casts a shadow and time has not lessened the impact of that abuse. sir anthony hart isjust lessened the impact of that abuse. sir anthony hart is just finishing off giving his lengthy statement but on top of an apology, he has also called for compensation to be given by the power—sharing government here to those that suffered inside those institutions. that is something they will welcome, but of course given that that power—sharing government has collapsed, the question of when that will take place is yet to be determined. chris, thank you. a group of british doctors say they‘ve transformed the treatment and diagnosis of prostate cancer. they‘ve used mri scans, which nearly doubled the number
of aggressive tumours that are caught. prostate cancer — the most common type of cancer in men in the uk — is normally confirmed with an invasive biopsy. elaine dunkley reports. winning the world cup for gb in 9a, i think that was definitely my finest hour... fred searle is a former olympian who represented great britain in the long jump in the 1980s. two years ago, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. you know where you‘re at, as opposed to ignoring the problem, and then one day you‘ve got some kind of chronic discomfort, then you go to the doctor and then you have got months, or a short time, to live. that will be far more devastating for your loved ones than handling the situation up front. getting checked out saved fred‘s life, but the way that tests are carried out could soon change. biopsies are commonly used to find cancer. a needle is inserted into the prostate and samples of tissue are removed for analysis. but new research published
in the main medicaljournal, the lancet has found 93% of cancers were detected by mri scans, twice the rate of a biopsy. if we can diagnose cancers currently being missed by this very inaccurate standard transrectal biopsy test, and find important cancers early and treat them early, then i think we could see a significant impact on long—term survival. mri scanning could be a solution for thousands of men but there is also a problem, a shortage of machines and radiologists to meet demand. so whilst there is hope that this could be a big leap forward in diagnosis, there are challenges in how widely it would be available. elaine dunkley, bbc news. the british sailor alex thomson has crossed the finish line to come second in the vendee solo round—the—world yacht race. despite setting a new world record for the furthest distance sailed solo in 2a hours, and at one point halving the lead of eventual winner, thomson
could not close the gap on his french rival, who claimed first place yesterday. and in tennis, britain‘s dan evans has made it through to the last 16 of a grand slam for the first time in his career, at the australian open, joining andy murray. evans had a brilliant win over 27th seed and australian favourite bernard tomic in straight sets. his win means britain has two men in the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time since 2002. back to our main story now and the inauguration in just a few hours‘ time of donald trump as the a5th president of the united states. it is already shaping up to be one of the most divisive presidencies in us history. all this week, our correspondentjon kay has been travelling down route a5, from wisconsin in the north to alabama in the south, finding out what americans along the road are anticipating for the weeks and years ahead. we‘ve arrived, but this is washington county, alabama, one of america‘s poorest states.
and on a wet morning, the busiest spot we find... we are open for business. is the local food bank. these volunteers hand out hundreds of parcels every week. well here you go. to people like roosevelt, a president‘s name, but he is out of work and he trusts donald trump to make life better. i hope he‘s right about getting the jobs. you just want a job? if he don‘t get that going, we aint gonna like it. do you think he can get it going on? i hope he can, i believe he can. catherine and willeen run the front desk and say some of the poverty around here is heartbreaking. well, some of them come in and they don‘t have toilets in their houses. they believe donald trump will invest in this community. he spent a lot of time campaigning here and it worked. he has been out in the community, out in the countryside and has seen
how people need help and he has been there with the money to help and he does. he's not afraid to go into poverty areas and talk to the people, where most politicians you don't see around unless you got $1000. along this section of route as, a quarter of the people live in poverty. many believe trump can make america great again. but not tyrone. wejoined him and his family as the inauguration event began and this former soldier fears donald trump will only make the country more divided. he is doing everything he can to try to make us feel like this is not our america again, but this hat will show you i am
an american and i fought for this country. and i will never respect him as my president, never. we have met so many people this week, pro—trump and anti—trump, but there are also voters likejeff. it is tough, it is real tough. unemployed and unimpressed. on his porch, he told me it doesn‘t matter who is sitting in the other white house. do you feel forgotten? yeah, i do, i really do, the small counties really do. bad roads, bad bridges, you know, they don‘t look out for us. do you think donald trump will change that? is he going to look out for the likes of you? no. you don‘t think so? no. no, i do not. why not? because the politicians, the governors, they‘ve all got their hands out like crabs in a bucket. they‘re looking out for themselves. after 1000 miles crossing
the united states, we reach the end of route a5 and this divided nation will try to move on and begin its new journey. john kay, bbc news, alabama. let‘s get a last word now from nick bryant. with so much division in america come what a journey it is going to be. i think even the name of this country sounds like a —— an oxymoron now, the states of america is not any more and this election exposed it more than any other in recent history. donald trump is such a polarising figure. never before have we seen an polarising figure. never before have we seen an incoming president be so
different to the outgoing president. many see him as this figure of hope but many see him as a figure of hate. the polarisation has become a permanent feature of american politics for 30 years will stop but i don‘t think we seen it like this in modern times. time for a look at the weather... here‘s stav da naos. we will begin with america just to show you what is going on with the inauguration, the new president. very unsettled over the sierra nevada. a weather front pushing into the dc area. it will end up being a chilly afternoon and breezy. not the case back home, we have got virtually unbroken sunshine across england and wales, like this weather watcher picture in kent. sunny skies
creeping their way northwards into northern ireland and the far north of england. we have a weak weather front which has been producing a lot of misty and murky grey weather. it has been sunny in the north of england and remained sunny through the course of the afternoon. rather murky and grey, a contrast to how it is further south. holding on to the cloud for most of the afternoon. look at that for england and wales, a glorious afternoon. lots of sunshine, nearly unbroken in places. that really is about it, light winds elsewhere, temperatures of seven or eight celsius. temperatures fall away as that blue hue is developing. a bit of cloud across the far south—west and a bit across eastern scotla nd south—west and a bit across eastern scotland with some mist and fog. temperatures in the towns