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in the oval office. he was sworn in as the 45th president of the united states 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. now on bbc news, it's newsnight. the eyes of the world are on america
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is donald trump becomes the 40—15 us president. a man better known for show business has become president. iam the show business has become president. i am the largest developer in new york. this goes back to ronald reagan. we will go back to make america great again. we ask if there isa america great again. we ask if there is a lot more similar between ronald and donald than is apparent. mr trump is that type of person. i don't believe and i don't expect anything from him. also, brexit. the speech from theresa may about a mutually beneficial eu divorce being optimistic we spoke to the french boss to the eu monetary fund. when you belong to a club, whatever that is, beat sport intellectual, whatever, the members of the club have a degree of affinity and
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particular terms under which they operate. somebody outside the club, sports, intellectual, orwhatever. they have a different access. for many, donald trump represents the archetypal showman, the actor, a man who made his name in popular tv. and although his presidency fills unprecedented right now, in some ways it is not. america has done it before. 36 years ago when they elected the film star ronald reagan, a man whose legacy now dictates is up a man whose legacy now dictates is up there with presidential greats. documentary film maker reported on reagan at the time. this week he looks at the parallels and startling differences between ronald and donald. hello. in the traditional motion picture story the villains
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are usually defeated, the ending is are usually defeated, the ending is a happy one. i can make no such promise for the picture you are about to watch. i would love to take off my hat. it is my hair out. i have lots of witnesses. but, hey, it is mine. it may not be pretty but it is mine. it may not be pretty but it is mine. it may not be pretty but it is mine. both donald trump and ronald reagan had a number of things in common, including the slogan that reagan had used to launch his 1980 presidential campaign. let us pledge to each other with this great lady looking on that we can, and so help us looking on that we can, and so help us god, we will, make america a great again. thank you very much. and we will make america great ain! and we will make america great again! god bless you and good night. i love you. of all the presidents in the post—war era, ronald reagan was the post—war era, ronald reagan was
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the one about whom the establishment in washington, dc was the most apprehensive before donald trump. and reagan, like trump, was perceived as an outsider, an american nationalists, someone they did not appreciate. so in that sense the two of them were the two figures, i think, the two of them were the two figures, ithink, who the two of them were the two figures, i think, who became president were the most feared by the national establishment. reagan and trump were, at the age of 70, the oldest ever us presidents to be elected. the two right—wing republicans had been democrats in their youth and both had taken an unorthodox route to the white house. reagan came via hollywood. i was brave but in a low—budget fashion. new york city. and in this
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town, the sky is the limit. believe me, i know. donald trump was rather less low—budget. me, i know. donald trump was rather less low-budget. my name is donald trump and i'm the largest developer in new york. i'd build a lot of buildings but i also own golf courses and resorts. he was a billionaire property tycoon who hosted a reality tv show.” billionaire property tycoon who hosted a reality tv show. i am officially running for president of the united states. when donald finally announced he was running to the presidency, after 30 years of hinting he will, in the severest doubts were raised about his fitness for office. just as had happened with ronald reagan. they made a film about reagan when he ran for president in 1980. he served for eight years as governor of california, the largest state in
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america. but he was still widely seen america. but he was still widely seen as america. but he was still widely seen as a trigger—happy cowboy. america. but he was still widely seen as a trigger—happy cowboyi hope it is not a greek tragedy. seen as a trigger—happy cowboyi hope it is not a greek tragedyli questioned hope it is not a greek tragedy.” questioned reagan at a rare press conference. from the bbc in london. do you have any doubts about your ability to play the role of america's leading man? do i have any doubts about my ability to play the role of leading man in america? i never thought of it that way. i left that profession. i have... i have confidence, based on my experience as governor, that i can offer a better solution to the problems than either of the men who are running against me. reagan's campaigns rx insta ntly against me. reagan's campaigns rx instantly staged managed spectaculars, designed for tv.” would like to take the lead in taking government off the backs of
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the american people and turning you lose to doing what i know you can do. his supporters believed that reagan was the strong man that america needed to stand up to the soviet union and other enemies abroad. his opponents, they saw reagan as a warmonger who threatened to attack the iranian ayatollah ‘s who had taken americans hostage. 50 us diplomats and citizens had been held hostage for over a year. do you really think terrorists would've taken american hostage if ronald reagan were president? do you think the russians would have invaded afghanistan if ronald reagan were president? do you really think so great military dictators would laugh at america and burn our flag great military dictators would laugh at america and burn ourflag in co nte m pt if at america and burn ourflag in contempt if ronald reagan were president? as with trump, the prospect of ronald reagan in the white house powerfully divided opinion on both sides of the
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atlantic. from the day that reagan won the election, the metropolitan liberal elite, the media elite, the condescended to him they laughed at him. infact condescended to him they laughed at him. in fact at no point during the eight years did they ever concede that there may be a decent point that there may be a decent point that reagan had to make.” that there may be a decent point that reagan had to make. i was afraid. i was afraid and i think most of my friends were afraid. how could a b—movie actor suddenly become ruler of the world? fear, his finger on the button, doddery, vague... we didn't have any idea what he was doing. it is great to be here on saturday live. well, it is great to be here on saturday, anyway. i am great to be here on saturday, anyway. lam here great to be here on saturday, anyway. i am here to answer questions so please, fire away. mr president, what are you doing over here? let me answer. i don't know.
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i'm smart fora here? let me answer. i don't know. i'm smart for a man aged 103, aren't i? next answer, please? win ronald reagan arrived in the uk, and like donald trump today, she —— he had a female leader of the uk. there was a political story between ronald reagan and margaret thatcher. they found out that they believed in the same basic things. we, in britain, think you are a wonderful president. we share so many of the same goals and a determination to achieve them which you summed up so well and, alas, i cannot imitate your wonderful american accent, you ain't seen nothing yet. president reagan
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was a man who knew how to handle women. he spent a lifetime handling beautiful women and he knew what it took to do that. she was bonded very much to that. she liked being treated as a woman, notjust as prime minister. based on the career that i once had before this one, you are a very tough act to follow. they both believe that communism was fundamentally evil and that the communist system needed to be brought down and destroyed. this post was the most of explosive love story ever. she promised to follow him to the end of the earth. he promised to organise it. what you do this morning, mr president? surprisingly, following the example of mrs thatcher, reagan made any u—turn and forged a relationship
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with mikhail gorbachev, the reformist soviet leader. the two men met in iceland and were to reach a deal on cutting back nuclear weapons. donald trump says he wants to follow suit and had a meeting with the current russian leader, vladimir putin. i think there will bea summit vladimir putin. i think there will be a summit in reykjavik, even, which is quite interesting. not unlike the summit between reagan and all but of some decades ago where people were equally pessimistic and, yet, what resulted, frankly, the end of the cold war. and we need an end to this cold war. so how does the vetera n to this cold war. so how does the veteran us diplomats raymond sykes and to the great question about what is the exact nature of tom's relationship with vladimir putin? damned if i know. i cannot figure it out. what is president trump's view
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of vladimir putin? i don't think he will be coming over all nice and soft and offering his self to put into the straight. i don't think that will happen. the adoration between the two is a horrific. i don't think it can last because they are but both dangerous and narcissist. 0ne are but both dangerous and narcissist. one way or another, one will rub the other the wrong way. limited and may all sorts of blackmail able material against trump. the notorious leaked dossier with its lurid allegations of donald trump watching russian prostitutes urinate on a bed in a moscow hotel and tapes of the so—called golden showers will provide the kremlin with classic blackmail material. if the story is true. it is all fake news. it is phoney stuff. it did not happen. it was a group of opponents
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who got together, sick people, and they put that crap together. does anyone really believe that story? am also very much of the germ phobic, by the way. 0k, russia had the election. are you happy, ma'am? next question. he later. iam election. are you happy, ma'am? next question. he later. i am an american journalist. are you sure russia was behind the hacking? maybe. are you really really sure? it was china. i mean canada. it was meryl streep. this press conference is over. mr nigel farage. i think there was a shared feeling that we were two of the most vilified people in the
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western world. thank you and good evening mississippi. if i think back through all of it, what with the big contributions that i perhaps maid, one was making brexit part of the story. i think it will be brexit plus, plus, plus. ifi speak to donald trump's team and his close advisers, even to president—elect trump himself, none of them think trump himself, none of them think trump would have won unless brexit hadn't happened. so you helped make him president? that wasn't the direct object at the time. we've been fighting for a number of years through a referendum but as a byproduct, we were part of it, yes. there is no question about it that many of us supported trump and
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supported brexit and english independence if they wanted it and a lot of the other countries, if they wa nt lot of the other countries, if they want to leave the eu, we understand that. we wanted to leave the british empire. nigel farage got his reward, the first politician to get his photograph with donald trump. prime minister theresa may had to wait for an invitation. i look forward to working with her. any minister needs to get on with america, even if you do not like them and think they are crazy. you need to get on with them. that relationship is so important to the united kingdom.” that relationship is so important to the united kingdom. i am interested to know your feelings before the meeting bearing in mind some of the things donald trump has said about women. ifeel things donald trump has said about women. i feel awkward reading things donald trump has said about women. ifeel awkward reading this out. i think it is important to listen again to what he has been recorded as saying in the past about women. when you are a star they let you do it, they can do anything,
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grab them by the pussy. how does that make you feel as a woman?” think that is unacceptable. by donald trump apologised. whatever his reputation, when donald trump gets in the office, there will be a responsible adult in the room.” thought you volunteered at one stage to be the responsible adult. that was for talk radio or whatever it was. donald trump will go to washington as a political virgin. he has never before held any public office. he keeps in his own office a picture of his hero, ronald reagan, who had himself been much maligned asa who had himself been much maligned as a dangerous maverick. does reagan's time in the white house give clues as to how donald trump will perform? ronald reagan was an
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outsider and a huge success. donald trump is even more of an outsider than ronny. but i feel optimistic with what he will do. donald trump is even more frightening than reagan. he seems cavalier and more wild. he may be impeached in a short time since his inauguration. but it may end in tears for the rest of the world if he picks fights with anyone anywhere with his hand on the nuclear button. what will happen? they say in washington that it is thejob of every they say in washington that it is the job of every new administration to make the resists administration look good. laughs. and that will not be hard for donald trump to do, i would say. laughs. that was michael. donald trump waded into a row in 2016 from which many thought he would not recover. he talked about
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mr khan, a war hero, who talked about saving people in iraq. his father prorated trump about his anti—muslim stance. —— berated. donald trump asked his wife if she was gagged because of her religious faith. what do you expect from his presidency? it was very disheartening that such a rhetoric would have a place in the political discourse of this country. in this time, in this age. but he uttered those threats, not only to muslim americans, but hispanic americans. he disrespected women. he disrespected judges and their impartiality. all un—american rhetoric. donald trump singled you
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out for criticism, believing your silence was because of your religion your muslim religion. what was your response him? first, iwas your muslim religion. what was your response him? first, i was really surprised that he did not know anything about islam, about muslim women. they are as equal as their husbands or their fathers or their brothers. women are as equal as men. i was quiet, i told him, i was quiet of the situation. it is hard for me. so, i thought, of the situation. it is hard for me. so, ithought, if of the situation. it is hard for me. so, i thought, if he cannot feel the pain that i was going through on the stage, he cannot feel anything. pain that i was going through on the stage, he cannot feelanything. he does not have a heart. the pain
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because of your son? yes. so, that was really a surprise for me, that we have lost a son, we gave up a son to this country, to our country, to protect us, and he is not recognising that pain. so it was very much a surprise for me. general michael flynn, donald trump's security adviser, is a man that described islam as a vicious cancer. your sense of what it would be like to have a cabinet with him in it? time after time, this incoming adviser to donald trump has proven his ignorance, unbecoming of a military officer. i am amazed that with this ignorance, this individual
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was a general in the united states army. what a shame. what a shame. but i have full faith in the patriotism of others that will surround him, and they will render him ineffective. did donald trump ever apologise to you for those comments? he is that type of person. ido comments? he is that type of person. i do not believe or expect anything from him. nothing? nothing. you do not ask these things from people that do not have a heart. i do not feel that he is apologising to meet or not apologising to me would make any difference. —— his. or not apologising to me would make any difference. -- his. now to brexit. the british minister laid out her vision for leaving the european union this week. no one can say it was not clear. —— prime
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minister. she had specific objectives, like leaving the eu single market, a threat, and her hopes. underlying her pitch was also england was leaving the eu, it was in the interest of other members to yield to free trade and cooperation. but those others may take a different view. some want to punish the uk. 0r different view. some want to punish the uk. or they might say, you are in all you are out and we do not like nations picking the best bit. —— oryou like nations picking the best bit. —— or you are out. we were in davos, the world economic forum. while there, he spoke to christine lagarde, the head of the international monetary fund, and asked about leaving the single market, and would be bad for britain? you have to look at all the parameters. you have to look at the monetary policy, the exchange rate, the interest rates being charged. you have to look at the engines for growth. whether that solid uk
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consumption which has held the economy together better than thought will last. whether investment, both domestic and from the rest of the world, will persist, or whether there will be a significant reduction, and under what terms the exports will take place between the uk and the rest of the world eventually. what i know for sure is a lot of work to be done in the coming weeks, months, and possibly yea rs. coming weeks, months, and possibly years. a risk to economic growth to britain and possibly the eu? uncertainty is always a risk. we know where we are at the moment. as you pointed out, the eu still has written in the market. —— britain. what it is two years after the trigger is pulled, that is yet to be defined. before the referendum, the imf was clear that it would go very
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bad. the uk economy has defied expectations and has grown strongly. you have upgraded growth for 2017. were you wrong? what has been extraordinary was, number one, the action of the bank of england, which has sort of instantly taken hold of the situation, decided remedies, and supported the economy, in a very vigorous and efficient way. what has also been quite remarkable is the behaviour of british consumers, the way in which we've confidence they have continued to consume and consume and consume. were still of the view that, especially on the investment front, and on the exports, trade, front, there is still yet to come. and by that, i
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mean, once uncertainty clears, and if people feel that the ability to set up shop in the uk and operate throughout the geographical area thatis throughout the geographical area that is the european union is not working as well as it did, the investment decision will change. in the same vein, if exports are subjected to significant tariffs, restrictions, and so on and so forth, the ability of the uk to activate that trade engine is going to be reduced. so while we have upgraded our forecast for 2017, to be reduced. so while we have upgraded ourforecast for 2017, we have downgraded for 2018. we are still of the view that it will not be positive all along and without paying. a quote to you by the maltese prime minister who said that any uk— eu deal necessarily needs to be inferior to membership of the
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european union. do you agree with that? you know, when you belong to a club, whatever that is, sport, intellectual, whatever, the members of the club has a degree of affinity and particular terms under which they operate. somebody outside of they operate. somebody outside of the club, sport, intellectual, whatever, have different access. i think he is referring to that. so it would be a less good dealfor britain? it would certainly be different topic and if being part of the club is optimising at leveraging your membership, it would not be as good. and that is all for this week. from all of us at newsnight, goodbye. 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
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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,
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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,
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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. hello, this is breakfast with charlie stayt and steph mcgovern. the first full day in office for the new president of the united sates, donald trump, pledges to fulfill his campaign promises. he's already signed his first orders as president, including changes to barack 0bama's healthcare act, which mr trump said he will repeal. we wa nt we want to make america great again, and we will. inauguration day ended with a series of balls, before the president and first lady returned to the white house to spend the first night in their new home. good morning, it's saturday
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