tv President Trump BBC News January 21, 2017 4:30am-5:01am GMT
earlier in the day. in his inauguration speech, he vowed to transfer power from washington to the people and protect americanjobs. tens of thousands of people watched the ceremony in front of the us capitol. many were there to support the new president. but there have also been clashes in washington between police and people opposed to mr trump's presidency. and president trump and the new first lady took to the dance floor, as is the tradition for the latest incumbents to the white house, in what was the first of three inaugural balls. they danced to the song ‘my way‘ at the end of what has been such an eventful day. more now on the inauguration events which are continuing with the salute to our armed services ball, in washington. jon cordova was communications director for donald trump's california campaign
and on the transition team. he was at the freedom ball, and i asked him how it felt to be celebrating trump's inauguration. it's a tremendous feeling. mr trump's campaign, president trump's campaign, that sounds great to say, has been aspirational from the beginning. he was speaking to a group of americans who have been ignored and not really spoken to by what many feel are the elite of the country. and it isjust what many feel are the elite of the country. and it is just a what many feel are the elite of the country. and it isjust a great feeling. a lot of folks didn't think mrtrump feeling. a lot of folks didn't think mr trump could do this and accomplish this and there were a lot of doubters and i think the american people showed some will. it's a very exciting time in america. you spoke about how the now president reached out to working—class votes. you are both businessmen. aren't some of those interests at odds, some people might say? i don't think so. i think
his message has been very, very consistent, about focusing onjobs and doing things that quite frankly and doing things that quite frankly a lot of americans have dealt have been ignored over the years, for maybe cheap products over time, what at the cost of american jobs. no one really did anything or spoke for those people. one of the most powerful lines i think in president trump's speech today was about that and about how the government is going to be returning to people and how it is going to be helping them protect their jobs and how it is going to be helping them protect theirjobs and help drive better... a better life in america. jon cordova, who was communications director for donald trump's california campaign, speaking to me earlier from the freedom ball. now on bbc news, to mark the inauguration of america's 45th president, the bbc‘sjon kay has spent the week taking a road trip along america's route a5. what a week it has been in the
united states. the transition of power from barack united states. the transition of power from ba rack obama united states. the transition of power from barack obama to donald trump, who is now the 45th president of america. so we've spent the last few days heading down route a5, stopping at high schools and sports grounds, factories, talking to ordinary voters about their hopes and fears, expectations for the next four years. what you think of your new president, trump? give him a chance. to do what he said he was going to do. we willjust have to see how it plays out. we do know what he will do! this is a man who has not got a political record. trump exodus each in and get it done. i am concerned what he will think about us, especially mexicans.
i think he can make america great again. wejust have i think he can make america great again. we just have to believe i think he can make america great again. wejust have to believe in him. i will never respect him as my president. never. we are nearly at the end of the road here in alabama, but we started 1000 miles further north in freezing cold mill walkie, in the state of wisconsin. mill walkie. known for its harsh winters, for making cheese and beer, and now for making cheese and beer, and now for its role in america's fragile new politics. this is no place for fragile. junior ice hockey. jonathan is coaching the under nines. he likes donald trump because he is
different, a nonpolitician, and outside. it just different, a nonpolitician, and outside. itjust goes back to an alternative that is outside of the box. a different viewpoint. he is a billionaire though, he isn't every man. he certainly is not, what i think there's something to be said for him being able to relate to a plumber, a welder, a teacher. the state of wisconsin switched sides in this election. it is largely white, working—class electorate normally votes democrat, but this time they chose trump. a little grassy, but i will give him a try. they like giving you things a try here, like soccer on ice. but might a trump presidency and up feeling like this? your gloves are nearly as big as my hands. engineered jason is confident. after nine redundancy
threat in six years he says it is time for a businessmen in the oval office. it would be nice to have a bit more stability in the job front, so bit more stability in the job front, so i'm hoping that from an economic standpoint trump reflects giving that stability back to the country. are you more optimistic for your own family and household economy? absolutely. take about four steps. confidence on the ice is another matter, for me at least. some of america's top ice athletes practice on this rig. i understand you like to do this? you are not doing that as much. nancy was an olympian and is now a coach. it is time to be a little risky. she told me donald trump can bring a winner's mindset to the white house. he makes a decision and get it done. do you have any reservations about his personality, the things he has said about women, for example? personality, the things he has said about women, for example ?|j personality, the things he has said about women, for example? i think
everybody who is behind him has some reservations are closely really don't know the truth behind that and they are just don't know the truth behind that and they arejust hoping don't know the truth behind that and they are just hoping at this point in his life he has put that behind him. wisconsin may have voted trump, it only by 1%. and some are still struggling with the result. this is one of the most importantjobs in the world and i am not certain that he is prepared for it. but hockey mum leila is willing to give him a chance, even though as a muslim she is worried by some of his comments. i try to look at the bright side. i think we have to just wait and see what happens. you sound to me like you are maybe a little nervous?” might be. are you prepared to support him? not quite prepared to support him? not quite prepared to support him, but iambic head to initiate change to support him. what does that mean? how do you initiate change to support him? change my way of thinking, try to find the good. here in milwaukee many people told
us here in milwaukee many people told us they want to put the country first now and move on. it is that the feeling elsewhere? and howl easy will it be to unite? we hit route 45 as the nation prepares for its 45th president. right through the middle of donald trump's america. to get a sense of the country he is taking over. but our next stop is not trump territory. chicago. tell you what. .. i could do with some breakfast. this is barack obama's favourite diner. he lived around the corner before he was president, and he still comes back. what does he eat here? normally he is a breakfast person, 999 normally he is a breakfast person, egg whites come an omelette.” normally he is a breakfast person, egg whites come an omelette. i hope you are hungry? very!
he is humble, he is strong. tahitia is an obama fan. as a nurse, she likes the changes he made to healthcare, giving poorer people better access. she worries donald trump will overturn the reforms, hitting the most vulnerable. they will not have adequate care, they will not have access to doctors, they have to come through emergency services. many of them will be very sick, can't get medicine, some of them will die. her son daniel thought having a black president would mean a more inclusive america, but he fears donald trump's form of populism is encouraging division. i do feel my safety might be in danger. really — you feel more vulnerable now? i do, i do in certain situations. post—trump? post—trump, yes, because it is something that you can see from the energy that trump built, and the way people
express themselves, who support trump. a lot of them have certain beliefs and things like that that do not align with my existence. some here do question the obama legacy, and think change is overdue. aspiring businesswoman erica hopes donald trump will help people like her. next, please. i believe that it's going to open up doors for small business owners, hopefully. ..that‘s trying to create big businesses. like you. maybe you'll be as rich as donald trump in a few years. we head to the suburbs. elgin, where nearly half the population is hispanic. donald trump's plans to build a giant wall along the mexican border mean many here cannot support him. never, never. never the wall?
never the wall. iam i am concerned, what does he think about us, especially mexicans? but some views here may surprise you. rosa hopes a wall would stop illegal immigrants. we have our own problems here in america. so, you know, to add more of them coming over here, i think — that, i don't think it's a good thing. and in the choir, margarita hopes donald trump will safeguard her pro—life catholic values. i'm so excited and i'm so happy for him. and we should not be afraid of anything, not even the wall or anything. elisa confirmed to me that the hispanic community is split right now, just as america is split. it's a scary time because we don't know what will happen and how things
will roll out. there is the unforeseen, with our future, hispanics, and a lot of people are scared about what is going to happen. we don't want division. but look where we are. time to get back on route a5. if you want to understand donald trump's election win, this is a good place to come. next to route as, the ohio river meets the mississippi. it's an essential artery for the us economy, carrying 18 million tons of cargo every year. but things aren't what they used to be. the locks which boats pass through here have seen better days. nearly 100 years old, they regularly break down, causing long and costly delays. so around 52 hours at one time.
a boat could be waiting out for 52 hours before coming through? yes, sir. mark, the lock keeper, says it's a struggle to keep trade moving. the concrete is starting to break up and crumble. every time it gets hit by a boat and it lands on it it puts pressure on it and causes more cracks and stress on it, we patch it together and try and keep it going, but it's not going to last for ever. donald trump has pledged $1 trillion to rebuild america's rivers, roads and railways. a promise that's won him plenty of support round here. but he hasn't said where the money will come from. we head back on route 45 to see the kind of project the new president wants to encourage. a huge dam and lock system to replace the failing one downriver. it's nearly 20 years behind schedule
and $2 billion over budget. many here believe donald trump's life in business will mean he can deliver. i think he if he really wants to put his mind with it and really wants to work with the people, for sure, why not? one person can't do it but if you take a group of people and you've got good conversation communication skills, good listening skills, you can pretty much accomplish anything. has he got those skills? i hope so. trump's critics say his pledges are unrealistic and unaffordable. but in an area wherejobs can be scarce, they're prepared to give him a try. once you start pulling people and government assistance is go down in these communities, and people start making good, well paying jobs brought in, it will pick up, and in my opinion i think it will outweigh
it, yes, it will be expensive but in a business cost analysis it will make a good return back on the investment. we drive on into america's rural south. there are 2 million farms in this country. willa property developer president understand this business? at the university of tennessee, students are learning how to weigh and vaccinate cattle. stick it in, press it forward, pull it out. some are gonna be more willing to go forward and some are wanting to hold back. sounds like politicians! i guess so! donald trump won nearly 80% of the vote in the martin area. they like his confidence and in turn they have confidence in him. he might have a few mess—ups on the way but eventually he'll
figure it all out. we're always going to need agriculture, that's what feeds us. so we're going to need it to keep going. but is farming compatible with trump's plans for building? what about the land, the environment? donald trump is a man you associate with skyscrapers and new york city, not with farming and places like this. do you think he understands you and what you want to do? i think he's going to help small town people out. i'd don't think he's going to be the big city man when he gets in office. what about farming, does he understand farming? not as well as some agriculture people. whether it's agriculture or infrastructure, in these communities away from washington, many feel trump will be a president who finally speaks for them. someone not just following the political herd. jon kay, bbc news, tennessee. halfway through our journey
halfway through ourjourney down route a5, and as the 45th president prepares to take over, we've reached the deep south. one last practice before heading to washington. tonight, the tupelo high school band will be travelling 900 miles from mississippi to the capital to play at president trump's inauguration. your face is going to ache. you think so? what are you most excited about? just to march in the parade and go to washington for the first time. what do you think of your new president? um... donald trump got 60% of the votes in this state.
the students might be playing for him, but that doesn't mean they are all fans of the new man in the white house. if you had been able to vote, put your hands up if you would have voted for donald trump. not exactly overwhelming. three. i think some of his ideas are pretty great and i think he can make america great again, wejust have to believe in him and see what happens. you didn't put your hand up. no. why not? i don't like him. but you're about to go and play for him. i know, but i'm forced to. i like washington, but i don't like him. you're going for the trip? yeah, basically. lots of celebrities said no to performing, didn't they, at the inauguration. why did you say yes? i'm not a fan of trump, but i'm going for the experience and for my band. i'm not going for him,
i'm going for me. music matters in this small southern town. in fact, it put tupelo on the map. just off route 45 is the tiny house where elvis presley was born. but we're not here to talk about the king, we're here to talk about the new president. because as well as producing rock ‘n' roll stars, tupelo produces cars. look at this. 1957 chevrolet. i wish we had hired one of these for our road trip. donald trump has promised a return to the heyday of american manufacturing. he says he will create jobs and improve trade deals. this local steel company supplies the car industry. they believe the new president will cut red tape, cut taxes and boost growth. i feel very optimistic... the boss here hopes donald trump will fill his government with tough business people. and if they don't do it he will fire them! but it isn't the apprentice.
politics is more complicated and more nuanced. will he be able to cope with the political diplomatic challenges? that remains to be seen. i think he is introducing something into the political landscape that has never been done before. politics all shook up. elvis stood right here on the cross and asked for his first guitar. this hardware store is where the young presley's music career began. as well as guitars they sell tools to local businesses and they are waiting to see what trump really means for jobs and manufacturing. we know what he will do. this is a man who has not got a political record. he has gone on record sometimes supporting things, but not as a sitting officeholder. does it worry you that he hasn't given much detail about what he will do? he has made big promises but not explained how. it does worry us and i think it worries everybody, what the future holds.
anything you take to the parade is subject to being searched. the students are ready to go. tomorrow they will perform outside the white house. and this nation will have to march to a very different beat. we have arrived. but this is washington county, alabama, one of america's poorest states. and on a wet mornings are busiest spot we find... we are open, ladies, 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 anti—trust donald
trump to make life better.” is out of work anti—trust donald trump to make life better. i hope he is right about getting jobs. you just want a job? if he doesn't get it going, i went like him. will he? i hope so, i believe so. catherine and willeen run the front desk and say some of the poverty here is heartbreaking. 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 he has seen how people need help and he has been there with the community to help, and he does. he is not afraid to go into poverty areas and talk to the people, where most politicians you don't see around unless you have $1000. don't see around unless you have 51000. it is don't see around unless you have $1000. it is very tough for a lot of people, especially in rural areas.
larry will watch the inauguration later, once finished helping here. he hopes donald trump will use his speech today to inspire the nation. i hope he says enough good things that people will give him a chance at to do what he said he will do. we willjust at to do what he said he will do. we will just have to at to do what he said he will do. we willjust have to see how it all plays out. along this section of route a5, one quarter of the people live in poverty. many believe donald trump can make america great again. i can't believe that do to won. but not tyrone. wejoin him and his family as the inauguration began and this former soldier believes donald trump will only make the country more divided. he is doing everything he can really to try to make us feel like this is not our and america. this hat will show you are and an american and i fought for this country. and i would never respect him as my president, never. are you
going to be watching the big moment? no. tyrone's mum says the new president is a bully and she hates his thai raids on twitter.” president is a bully and she hates his thai raids on twitter. i don't like him, i don't trust him, —— tirades. he is talking about making america great. i don't like the way he downeds women. we have met so many pro and against trump, but there are also voters likejeff. many pro and against trump, but there are also voters like jeffm is tough, real tough. there are also voters like jeffm is tough, realtough. unemployed and unimpressed. on his porch he told me it doesn't matter who is sitting in the other white house. do you feel fo rg otte n ? the other white house. do you feel forgotten? yeah, i do. these small counties do. bad roads, that bridges, you know. they don't look at us. do you think donald trump will change that? is he going to look after the likes of you? no. you
don't things are? no, no i do not. why not? because the politicians, the governors, they all have their hands like crabs in a bucket, you know, they are looking out for themselves. after 1000 know, they are looking out for themselves. after1000 miles crossing the united states, we reached the end of route a5. and this divided nation will try to move on and begin its newjourney. hello. many of us have enjoyed quite a settled spell of weather in recent days, but that's not to say that we're all enjoying the same sorts of conditions. the weather watcher pictures again tell the tale. cold, frosty starts across the southern half of britain. converting to gloriously sunny days in many spots. and here's the variety that i was talking about. because in the flow of high—pressure we have had in the weather front,
it has produced cloudy, rather murky conditions for many at times. initially across wales, the midlands, and at times, it has drifted a little bit further north and east, such that it will be a real player in the east of the british isles on saturday. wee bit more cloud in parts of devon and cornwall. keeping the frost at bay for some here. but then underneath those clear skies, i don't doubt somebody in the countryside on the borders between england and wales will be recording temperatures on the first part of saturday at —5, —6, something of that order. wee bit of fog, perhaps, across scotland. it will be a bright start across a good part of scotland. but as a consequence, a frosty one. as i was saying, the cloud from that old weather front still lurking with intent out in the north sea. and, as the day progresses, some of it mayjust come into play a little bit further into central parts of england, maybe getting into the scottish borders too. if you're underneath that, you may well find the odd spot of rain, and over higher ground maybe a fleck of snow. but that won't be an issue for the fourth round of the scottish cup.
bright skies there. some cloud further south into england for the premier league. and then it's something of a hit and miss with regard to the night—time frost that takes you out of saturday into sunday. the north of scotland should see some frost. so too the southern counties of england. here we are into sunday. just watch out for the odd patch of fog around. as i say, it's something of a patchwork. we've got an area of cloud producing a showery outburst of rain here. may be a patch of ice or two here. showers in the eastern shores. temperatures, again, not overly spectacular for this time of year. the start of next week, just keeping a very close eye on developments, because fog could become a real player in the heart of england down through central and southern parts as well. if you are on the move first thing, and indeed for much of the morning, some of those patches could be quite dense. just the first signs on tuesday of the wind freshening,
and maybe a frontal system bringing cloud and rain to northern and western parts. a very warm welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in north america and around the globe. my name's lebo diseko. our top stories: president donald trump signs his first executive order in the oval office after taking the oath earlier in the day. tens of thousands gather to watch as mr trump vows to give power to them — to the people. # i did it my way.