5:52”; its. quite lively, and some covered. quite lively, and some lighter moments. they talked about the special relationship. donald trump, saying he pledges his lasting support to this most special relationship. theresa may announced early on that there will be a state visit by donald trump to the uk later this year, that an invitation from the queen has been extended and that donald trump has accepted. let's go over to laura trevelyan in washington. what are the main point is we can take from this? well, i thought one of the main points was theresa may leaning over to the president when asked if they had discussed nato, and if they had differing views. she said, mr president, you said you were 100% behind nato. theresa may, getting it on the record that britain, as with america, one of the founding members, that donald trump has called it obsolete, he has called into question at not all members of
nato play their dues. that was a smart bit of politicking, she got that on the record straightaway. not only did they reaffirmed their commitment, he told her he was 100% behind nato. theresa may was saying that this is only halfway through their discussions, apparently. she said, we are going to carry on and talk about syria and russia. the pairare talk about syria and russia. the pair are having talk about syria and russia. the pairare having a talk about syria and russia. the pair are having a working lunch. this was just an initial discussion. that was a short press conference, less tha n that was a short press conference, less than 20 minutes, i think. that is pretty shortfall of these occasions, especially the first between these two. it looks like they had discussions of about one hour and then they are going to carry on. they talked about the importance of the free trade deal between britain and the united states, once britain has left the european union. that is what theresa may really wanted to come here for, why she was so keen to be the first foreign leader to meet donald trump.
she will be going home with that on the board, and also a commitment to nato, from donald trump. talking about rick sirte, that will have been on her mind a lot. —— talking about brexit. he says it is going to bea about brexit. he says it is going to be a positive and not a negative. he talked about how he was in scotland when it happened. he talked about his recollection of that moment. he has said before it is a similar popular movement that he feels has happened in britain, and the vote here, which propelled him to the white house, which is people that are fed up with the elites, fed up with global trade agreements that don't deliver the kind of lifestyles they were promised for regular working people. donald trump was very emphatic. as you were saying, lots of moments of humour,
particularly when the bbc‘s political editor, laura kuenssberg, asked a tough question of donald trump. she said, given your views, how can you reassure viewers back home. he looked distinctly taken aback. theresa may in her stride. yes, moments of humour, donald trump saying he is a people person, he thinks theresa may is as well. he thinks theresa may is as well. he thinks they are going to have a good relationship based on this initial start. fascinating. donald trump's diplomatic debut on the world stage, theresa may more seasoned. she will be pleased i think, with how that went. you mentioned that question from laura kuenssberg, donald trump joked that it had ended the special relationship. interesting reaction and the content when he was asked about torture and his views on torture. he talked about his defence secretary's experience and wisdom and said, effectively, he would defer to generaljames mattis on
these matters? he did. he went further than he has done. in an abc interview, he was asked a similar question about torture. he said, well, this is my position, i have been told it works by senior people. at the same time, i will defer to those around me. he went much further this time. he praised general mattis, i need to look at my notes for the exact words. it was extremely forceful. he said he would be overruled by general mattis on this question, because that is why he appointed him. to have a sitting president saying he has one view about torture but will defer to his defence secretary, it is unprecedented. but he hasjust defence secretary, it is unprecedented. but he has just said it, so, again, from theresa may's point of view, it is very problematic for british intelligence operatives to take part in operations with the americans, if the americans were to return to
using torture, as they did after 911. although it is a kind of back door reassurance, he has said he will defer to his defence secretary, who thinks that a cigarette and a cup of coffee is more effective than torture. there was a question from a british journalist about how they work together. he called donald trump brush. that was lighter, the whole room was laughing? was, he said, not as brash as you might think, or something to that effect. donald trump show he has a sense of humour, he is able to give and take. i guess he is able to give and take. i guess he is able to give and take. i guess he is very keen to show that he has moved from being the reality tv started being the president of united states. he didn't seem to like the question earlierfrom he didn't seem to like the question earlier from the he didn't seem to like the question earlierfrom the bbc he didn't seem to like the question earlier from the bbc political editor, he looked a bit affronted.
but he got into his stride, by the fa ct but he got into his stride, by the fact that british journalists are going to ask tough and direct questions. you are right, it [it up the room. how did you see their body language? as far as we could tell, from a few minutes together, did it seem like there was any chemistry?‘ lot more than earlier. there was a photo opportunity, when she arrived, in front of the bust of winston churchill, and they both looked extremely awkward. maybe that is because they had to flank the bust. they had to have one either side, because you cannot shake hands without leaning across that fantastic bust of winston churchill. that moment looked quite awkward. theresa may, she seemed extremely assured. it was interesting, she was asked a question about global sanctions on russia, and donald trump said, well, it's early to be talking about sanctions, and she has
the diplomatic language down. she says there is no question sanctions being lifted until the conditions have been met under this treaty, which everybody has agreed to. she is much more well versed in the diplomatic language than donald trump, which is not surprising, as he has only just trump, which is not surprising, as he has onlyjust got there. yes, it seemed like there were jokes, definitely some humour there. they seem to have begun to develop a relationship, which is what both countries want going forward. thank you very much. laura in washington. just summing up what we have seen in the last 30 minutes or so. donald trump, and theresa may, holding their firstjoint news conference. it is donald trump's first invitation as a foreign leader since his presidency beganjust over a week ago. theresa may was the first foreign leader to visit the white house. mr trump has been talking about all sorts of things,
one of the lines that he came out of the news conference with is that he believed that brexit would be a fantastic thing for the uk. he also pledged the us‘s lasting support to what he called the most special relationship. donald trump also said he had a friendly call with the mexican president, who has cancelled his visit that was scheduled for next week because of the controversy over donald trump saying that mexico must pay for the border wall. we talked and it lasted about an hour. we are going to be working on a fair and new relationship. but the united states cannot continue to lose vast amounts of business, vast amounts of companies and millions of people losing theirjobs. that won't happen with me. we are no longer going to be the country that doesn't know what it's doing. we are going to
renegotiate our trade deals and we are going to renegotiate other aspects of the relationship with mexico. in the end, i think it will be good for both countries. let's hear a little more from that news conference. 0ne hear a little more from that news conference. one of the key items on the agenda for theresa may is trade and economy, especially as brexit negotiations are soon to be coming to the uk. trade between our two countries is already worth over £150 billion a year. the us is the single biggest source of inward investment to the uk. together, we have around $1 trillion invested in each other's economies. the uk— us defence relationship is the broadest, deepest and most advanced of any two countries sharing military hardware and expertise. i think the president and expertise. i think the president andl and expertise. i think the president and i are ambitious to build on this relationship, in order to grow our respective economies, provide a high skilled, high—paid jobs of the future for working people across america and across the uk. and there
will be plenty more reaction and coverage of the press conference from washington. now it is time for fa cup sportsday. good evening, welcome to fa cup sportsday. we're at derby county's pride park where the championship side host the current premier league champions, leicester city. it isa it is a game that makes —— means a lot in these parts. i'm joined by former leicester and derby midfielder robbie savage to look ahead. this game means so much and is part of the world. how much will it mean to the fans, especially given it is the fa cup? east midlands derby, it is passionate, feisty. there will be plenty of goals, i hope. derby have got a great defensive record under steve mcclaren, only conceded one goal in eight or nine games. lester
—— lester's away form is not great in the premier league. steve mcclaren, they are yet to lose since he came back. how do you think home advantage will come for them? you have just advantage will come for them? you havejust said, advantage will come for them? you have just said, great home advantage will come for them? you havejust said, great home record. leicester will bring a lot of travelling fans. the atmosphere is a lwa ys travelling fans. the atmosphere is always a good atmosphere. they will look to get the ball and play, and i am sure that derby county will as well. leicester city, 15th in the premier league, five points off the relegation zone. it is going to be a difficult game for them. if they can win, do you think it could be a kick on for the season? i think so, they are still in the champions league, they have a tough game against sevilla. the fa cup, for the leicester players, staying up as a priority, but if they can have a good run getter the final, it would be wonderful. ask any of those players, to get the final would be
fantastic. have you been surprised by theirform, given fantastic. have you been surprised by their form, given that miraculous season they have, winning the premier league? i have. i expected them to finish about mid—table, i didn't think they would do as well as last year. they are still working as last year. they are still working as hard, still running, they are sprinting more, you could see that the work rate is still there. they have added some players, there isn't consistency in the side. the goals are not going in forjamie vardy. riyad mahrez is of form. they have got to try to perform better. you are part of the bbc coverage tonight, a quick prediction?” are part of the bbc coverage tonight, a quick prediction? i think derby will nick it. 2—1. tonight, a quick prediction? i think derby will nick it. 2-1. vaxjo joining us, you are part of the bbc 0ne coverage. leicester had a good 2-1 0ne coverage. leicester had a good 2—1win over everton to make it into the third round. a bigger surprise was derby county's victory over west brom. let's remind ourselves how that
cup tie! lincoln city are through! in the dying seconds, they have knocked out the 1978 winners! what a night! so, a couple of shocks in the third round, could we see another one this evening? two experienced managers going head—to—head. claudio ranieri against steve mcclaren. let's have a listen to how they are viewing tonight's meeting. winning after winning is the toughest thing. that is what
leicester are finding is proving to be difficult this season. still, in cup competitions, as we have seen in the champions league, they are formidable opponents on their day. we have to make sure on friday it is not their day all night. i will put out the best team, the best team, because we need to go through the cup. we need to get confidence, because we have lost so many matches in the last days. so, derby against leicester. that is one of 16 ties coming up. one of them to catch the eye is the lecture derby between blackburn rovers and blackpool. recent teams have been ha rd blackpool. recent teams have been hard for both. fans from both teams are going tojoin hard for both. fans from both teams are going to join together in protest against their respective owners. 0rson out!
blackpool and blackburn fans are no strangers to protests about the owners. the stadium, let's hope it is nearly empty tomorrow. tomorrow they willjoin forces, is nearly empty tomorrow. tomorrow they will join forces, marching is nearly empty tomorrow. tomorrow they willjoin forces, marching from this pub to ewood park and boycotting the game, campaigning outside. it is very difficult, when you are a lifelong fan, to boycott your own club, it really hurts. u nfortu nately, we your own club, it really hurts. unfortunately, we feel we have been pushed into this position because nobody is listening. these are difficult decisions for supporters split between pride in their team in protest at what is going on. how many will be watching inside the ground, and how many will be standing out here? the slogan is more outside than in. we cannot guarantee that, but there will be enough people outside to deliver a
significant message. a royal congratulation for stanley matthews... they are both former winners of this competition. their current managers are trying to concentrate on the cover. people have a right to protest. for me, i have a right to protest. for me, i have to make sure the grip on the field are ready to play the game. we have to make sure we can take control of the football side. we can only concentrate on the football. we cannot do anything about it other than going to play on the pitch and get a performance that hopefully the supporters inside the ground will appreciate. but how many will be inside camp 3pm tomorrow? how many will choose to be kept in the dark? championship side brentford only have to travel five miles for their trip to premier league leaders chelsea. a victory would be massive for
bre ntford a victory would be massive for brentford fans. emma jones reports. bre ntford brentford were in league1 brentford were in league 1 when they almost caused a cup shock against chelsea four years ago. forester scores! they lead again! what a story unfolding in west london. fernando torres! it took £50 million worth of striker to deny them the victory. chelsea won the replay 4—0. work together! plenty has changed since then, including promotion to the championship. but the challenge of facing chelsea remains the same. the toughest draw we could have got. the toughest draw we could have got. the leaders of the premier league, away from home, as tough as you can get. but it is one we are looking forward to. hopefully we will compete and give a good, the account of ourselves. there is a lot of belief in our squads. the players believe they will not be overwhelmed with playing at stamford bridge. we
have played a big stadiums, in front of big crowds. the occasion is not going to affect us. we just have to turn up and stick to the game plan. it is not exactly a level playing field. bradford's squad cost under £18 million, chelsea's over 415 million. brentford's owner has put about £90 million into the club, roman abramovich has invested at least £1 billion at chelsea. with both clubs hoping to build new homes, brentford's will cost £55 million, chelsea's over nine times that amount. brentford hope that moving grounds will go some way to bridging the gap. griffin park holds 12,000, stamford bridge tolls 40,000. the new stadium, if we are getting to the premier league, will help to make us truly competitive. as brentford prepare for another trip to stamford bridge in the fa
cup, the realaim is to trip to stamford bridge in the fa cup, the real aim is to be playing there in the premier league every season. so, it's going to be a busy round of fixtures across the next few days. plenty to look forward to. saturday night bbc one, there will be full highlights. 0n night bbc one, there will be full highlights. on sunday, millwall against watford, and later in the afternoon manchester united are the 2013 winners wigan. there is lots to look forward to. let's listen to how some of the managers feel about the coming round. wolves are a pretty direct team, long ball play that means they target players up front. i should be clear, we play at anfield, so i don't hope we are too dominant, i think we will be dominant, i think we will be dominantand dominant, i think we will be dominant and then we have defined the spaces between their players. we have to perform really well, we have to punch above our weight, we need a
little bit of luck. 0n to punch above our weight, we need a little bit of luck. on any given day, you can win. we will go there and try and get through. it is the most important thing to us, our priority is the premier league. we will go and enjoy ourselves and try to do our best for ourselves and the fans tomorrow. the position, the situation for crystal palace, because it is away, we want to go through in this competition. because it is away, we want to go through in this competitionm because it is away, we want to go through in this competition. it is an opportunity for us and for me to see many players that are not playing. we want to win, we want to go to the next step. we put a team with first—team experience, with maybe one two younger players, but not more. the squad that we play, we
have not yet decided completely who will play and not play. but it is a first—team squad that will be involved. we know we are better than them and can win the game, but if we go in thinking we are facing a team thatis go in thinking we are facing a team that is down the table, we are making a big mistake. before we go, you just heard from arsene wenger, the arsenal manager. he has got a four match touchline ban after his misconduct hearing earlier today. it is all about the fa cup. he is going to miss southampton at the weekend. we will wait and see. 7:45pm kick—off, we will see if derby cou nty kick—off, we will see if derby county can spring a surprise and beat the premier league champions leicester city. the main news this evening has been
dominated by the uk prime minister theresa may's visit to america to see donald trump. chris mason is here with more. donald trump says great days lie ahead for our two people, there is a deep bond, we expected this. but then theresa may said he is 100% behind nato?m expected this. but then theresa may said he is 10096 behind nato? it was political match of the day. such different characters. it is impossible to exaggerate the extent to which they are different. both are very new in their role. this is are very new in their role. this is a first are very new in their role. this is afirst in are very new in their role. this is a first in terms of president trump meeting a foreign leader. you can see the nervousness on both sides. the extraordinary thing is that moments like this require political correspondents like me to be partial body language experts, partial pop psychologist, as well as reading the
political things. there was interest in body language? yes, in terms of the political news, it was really striking that the prime minister explicitly said that the president was 100% behind nato, effectively articulating publicly what we have to understand was discussed privately. that was despite the language we have heard from president trump in the past, the word obsolete. he is particularly concerned about the funding mechanism, he thinks the us shoulders too much of the financial burden for the transatlantic defence alliance. we learned president trump will have a bed for the night in buckingham palace later this year, with a state visit. no doubt it will bea with a state visit. no doubt it will be a coach and horses affair, he will be in a regal coach, sitting next to the queen. the indications are that he will be a huge fan of that, he has said he is a massive fan of the queen? he talked about his family heritage, his mum was born in stornoway. he has talked about how much of a royalist she
was. the expectation has been that a huge card for the british stage to play would be to invite him on a state visit where he could meet the queen, something i guess his mother, which is no longer around, would have been intensely proud of. so, thatis have been intensely proud of. so, that is going to happen later this year, possibly over the summer, although there has been no date confirmed yet. that will be an extraordinary occasion. indeed. now it is time for a look at the weather. we are starting to see a gradual change to milder conditions coming in of the atlantic, but we still had some freezing fog, some ice in sheffield this afternoon. we did see some sunshine in places. it has come and gone through the day. on balance, we have had a lot more cloud around. it is the cloud we have to thank and the direction which the wind is blowing, that will mean it becomes much milder. in recent weeks we have been in cold airfrom continental
recent weeks we have been in cold air from continental europe, recent weeks we have been in cold airfrom continental europe, now we are getting milder air coming in off the atlantic, bringing about that change. still quite a bit of cloud around through the day. we have holes up to the north and east. not wall—to—wall cloud for many. through the evening and overnight, the cloud is producing rain. it will fall to frozen surfaces and scotland. because it will not be frosty, or as frosty as it has been, but temperature is close to freezing, so it could be icy on untreated roads and pavements. it is a gradual improvement through the day with the best of the sunshine coming true across southern and western areas into the afternoon, temperatures up to eight or nine. still a few showers around and a blustery breeze. it will still feel cold, even though it is milder air across eastern areas, just because it is covered with cloud and grisly bits of rain, some snow over the hills as well. heavier showers towards the north west of scotland. equally, a good few spells of sunshine. though
showers keep going in the north, fading away temporarily. then we have a question mark over sunday. it looks like from the m4 southwards it will be wet, it looks like for much of scotla nd will be wet, it looks like for much of scotland it will be dry, bar one two wintry showers. it is those areas in the middle, the likes of northern ireland, northern england, wales and the midlands, east anglia, there are concerns over which zone it will be in, will it be rain or dry? 0n it will be in, will it be rain or dry? on balance it looks like they will see rain with a fairly brisk wind, pushing it in. it is still the far north, mostly dry. for many it will be cloudier, wetter and milder thanit will be cloudier, wetter and milder than it has been for some time. westerly wind of the atlantic, continuing into the beginning of next week. not so cold, but cloudier, certainly. this is bbc news. i'm laura trevelyan, live in washington. the headlines this hour.
welcome to the white house. theresa may becomes the first overseas leader to hold face—to—face talks with president trump. trade was top of the agenda, as well as strengthening the special relationship between the uk and the us. a free and independent bulletin is a blessing to the world. the relationship has never been stronger. good trade between the two countries as of the national interest on both.