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hello and welcome to 100 days. nothing is off the table, president trump warns iran as he puts it on notice. words for friends as well. australia blasted for what he calls a domvo refugee deal. iran is water after flying a rustic missile but iran hits back warning it will keep up iran hits back warning it will keep up its ballistic missile activity and says mrtrump up its ballistic missile activity and says mr trump is ranting. australia isn't happy after reports ofa australia isn't happy after reports of a bad—tempered phone call with the new us president. we are taking advantage of by every nation in the world. it is not going to happen any more. the us military admits civilians were likely killed during a special forces raid civilians were likely killed during a specialforces raid in yemen, so what went wrong? also coming up, what went wrong? also coming up, what does the british government wa nt what does the british government want from the brexit negotiation? we 110w want from the brexit negotiation? we now have a strategy document, in white paper, that sets out in detail. and the president is praying
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for better ratings, not for himself, but for the apprentice, the show that arnold schwarzenegger on all fronts. arnold schwarzenegger to ta ke fronts. arnold schwarzenegger to take my place and we know how that turned out. why don't we switch jobs question would you take over tv, because you are an expert, i take over your job. hello and welcome to one hundred days with me katty kay in washington and christian fraser in london. it's safe to say we learn a lot about the president's foreign policy from his twitter account. as you'd imagine, since his tweets are so wide ranging, almost every government in the world is on tenterhooks to see what he's tweeting now. today iran is the subject. he warned that iran has been put on notice forfiring a ballistic missile. he had this message too: "iran was on its last legs and ready to collapse until the us came along and gave it a life line in the form of the iran deal: $150 billion." but it is notjust the old enemies
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that get trump's twitter treatment. it is friends too. after a bad—tempered phone call with prime minister malcolm turnbull here's the accompanying presidential tweet: "do you believe it? the 0bama administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from australia. why? i will study this dumb deal." and what about the mexicans? here's friday's tweet: "mexico has taken advantage of the us for long enough. massive trade deficits & little help on the very weak border must change, now!" so should we be worried? the world is in trouble, but we are going to straighten it out, 0k. that's what i do, i fix things. we're going to straighten it out. believe me, when you hear about the tough phone calls i'm having, don't
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worry about it. just don't worry about it. we have to be tough, it is time to be tough. we are taking advantage of by every nation in the world, it's not going to happen any more. it's not going to happen any more. it's not going to happen any more. a senior iranian official dismissed what he described as president trump's baseless rants. with me now is william cohen, who was us secretary of defence under bill clinton. of course the iranians are going to respond in that kind of language, it is what we expect from tirana when it comes to this relationship. what do you think the white house means when the president says that nothing is off the table and now iran is on notice? i think it implies that military action is a real possibility. it is not off the table, therefore it is on the table,
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therefore it could be one of the means of trying to prevent iran from testing missiles in the future. now, iran will save the missile testing complies with international law, they have not violated that. i am not expert enough to make a judgment, but once he issued a warning you have to take care. someone will call you on it. if they do then you have to take action. do you think this white house is seriously considering issuing that red line that they criticised president 0bama fought over syria and following through and taking some kind of military action against iran? they could. to paraphrase henry kissinger, he said if an idle threat is taken seriously, that can be helpful. if a serious threat is not taken seriously, that can be catastrophic. the question is, if you issue a threat and don't intend to follow up with what is implied, then you run the risk, as we saw
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with president 0bama, trump having a red line and then being called on it. if he takes military action, have the calculated how that goes up the escalator? how do you manage the escalation of the conflict in an area that is article to the world economy? hopefully they have a plan for that. they have looked at the options. in coming out with the white house press secretary and then the president this morning, unilaterally against iran like this, the white house has missed an opportunity to act multilaterally, to bring american allies on board, which has been the work we have negotiated with iran in the past? the president has taken the attitude that the united states is big enough work can be big enough to take on the world without any friends. to insult the australian prime minister, to level criticisms
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against chancellor merkel and to compare her and put on an equal status with president putin, he seems to be attacking his friends, attacking everyone except president putin. he will find out very quickly, if you wants to take military action he will say who is with us? make sure you have friends with us? make sure you have friends with you before you take any action. good luck to them after. dealing with iran is a nuanced thing. there are moderate forces and there are the hardliners, the republican guard. we have presidential elections coming up in may. are you worried this confrontational stance that america is taken to push the hardliners to the forefront?” that america is taken to push the hardliners to the forefront? i think the hardliners have always been to the hardliners have always been to the forefront. the ir gc are the ones who control the government. they are the ones who have the
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investments in the private sector. it is the iranians guard who have the position in front. the moderates are in the background. to stay with this. we want to talk about another story in a second. we will get back to you on that. we mentioned the spat between the australian prime minister, malcolm turnbull, and the president. "a call cut short" is how it is reported, though the white house have just described it as "cordial." it seems the conversation may have turned sour over a deal president 0bama made to take in 1600 refugees from australia. yes most of the australian papers have it on their front page, the aussie tabloids never shy when it comes to expressing an opinion. this is the australian, "allies in a war of words, megaphone diplomacy" the sydney morning herald, "dumb deal" quoting mr trump's tweet. and this christian, is the daily telegraph, which is to the point:
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"donald thump". so, we've got a flavour as to the how the australians might be feeling christian but here's a little more of what the president's press secretary had to say, just a short time ago. i have a lot of respect for australia, i love it as a country, but we had a problem where, for whatever reason, president 0bama said they would take probably well over 1000 illegal immigrants who we re over 1000 illegal immigrants who were in prisons and they were going to ta ke were in prisons and they were going to take them into this country and i just said why question what ijust wa nted just said why question what ijust wanted to ask that question. 1000, it could be 2000, could be more. i said why? what is the purpose? we will see what happens. the previous administration does something, you have to respect that, but you can also say why are we doing this? that
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is when you're in the jam we are in. with me now is representative marsha blackburn, a republican from tennessee and a big supporter of mr trump from the beginning of the campaign. thank you forjoining us. i want to pick up on the australia question. whatever you think of this refugee dude that president 0bama made with the australians, is it useful, wise, helpful for the australians, is it useful, wise, helpfulfor president the australians, is it useful, wise, helpful for president trump to be taking on somebody who has been such a key ally of the united states? there is no doubt that australia has been a key ally of the united states. i think it is also fair to say that this was not an agreement that was popular with the american people. you can look at the election results and see that. people want to make certain that the refugee issues
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are addressed, absolutely. systems, ways we can be of help, but having refugees that are coming in without proper vetting or agreements to take refugees in large numbers without this, the president is ready to go back and say with a minute, with this administration, going forward we wa nt this administration, going forward we want to look at this, we wanted to revisit it. this is not a step the american people are wanting to take. i get at that point about this deal, he didn't make it, he doesn't like it. the broader point is how is america going to treat its allies? we heard secretary cohen talking about the criticism of angela merkel. how many more allies is president trump going to offend because, at some point, he will need those allies. of course, we need our allies. 0ne those allies. of course, we need our allies. one of the things we have heard from our allies is they want
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to see some consistency out of the united states. what has happened through the 0bama years, especially the last four years, our allies are saying where are you? we don't know where you are on an issue because you have a tendency to be on all sides of an issue. then our enemies are saying the us is not exerting leadership, so, therefore, we can go in and fill that void. some certainty, of course. that is appropriate. i will tell you also, i think some of our allies are pleased that we are taking steps to address theissue that we are taking steps to address the issue around lack of vetting with these refugees, because they would like to be able to do the same thing also and, of course, you all in the uk are fully aware of this with members of the eu. i think that people want to see a precise nature
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of vetting, so we know the individuals are, we know where they are coming from and we know their intentions. i have to say, what i am hearing from american allies is that they are confused and they are not clear about what is coming out of washington. i think that is fair. let me get to a poll that came from reuters which suggests that an —— a majority of americans, 49%, support the immigration policy of the president, a1% do not support that immigration policy. dig down a little bit deeper and 56% of americans say that it is not right that america favour christian refugees over muslim refugees. is this getting that some inherent sense of american religious fairness? no. i think sense of american religious fairness? no. ithink people sense of american religious fairness? no. i think people are right to say anyone who is in danger and can be vetted thoroughly as a
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refugee and tendency to that place of refuge, yes, and we understand that we are a nation of laws, we are a nation of immigrants. we know that. we appreciate that. what people want to see is that there is fairness in the system. they want to make certain that people represent themselves appropriately, they want to make certain that the us does all it can do to help create safe zones in the region, to get people out of harm's way. because of that, i think that most people do give her what the president is doing. there are a lot of people who are still uncertain as to all of the changes, but i think as president trump moves forward , but i think as president trump moves forward, there will be more people who say yes, i agree with where he is calling on this. i want to come
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back to the consistency thing, because we get this tweet from the president today, the reports but he cut short this call with the australian prime minister to stop the front pages in australia, we have shown people. then we get this more loving feeling from president trump if you are slicker. 0n more loving feeling from president trump if you are slicker. on top of that, from the american side, we hear senator mccain is running the australian ambassador. this is what he is saying, i asked the australian ambassador to washington to convey to the people of australia that there are american brothers and sisters value are historic alliance. is it right and proper that a republican senator asked to ring the australian ambassador and almost apologise on behalf of the president? i think as we move forward you will see more consistency. during the 0bama years there were some of us who stepped forward to apologise to allies,
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certainly to israel, four steps that we re certainly to israel, four steps that were taken. there has been that inconsistency for the last eight yea rs, inconsistency for the last eight years, there has been the questioning as to where america stood. we have our secretary of state who was sworn in last night. he is on thejob state who was sworn in last night. he is on the job as of this morning, we have a secretary of defense who has headed into south east asia. the administration is getting themselves together. if the senate want to see more consistency, they need to be consistent in shoring up to vote in approving the president's cabinet. that would be a great step for helping to make certain that you have the cabinet in place and that they are fully functioning. thank you forjoining us. some interesting lines coming out of the pentagon in the past few hours. they are confirming there was a us
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specialforces raid in yemen over the weekend and that an american soldier was killed on the ground, as well as a number of women and children. the reports in the us press this morning suggest the mission, the first operation to be authorised by president trump, did not go to plan. with me now is nawal al—maghafi from bbc arabic, she's reported from yemen several times, documenting the conflict there in the bbc‘s our world series. difficult to pull everything together, because there are different reports from what the pentagon is saying from what we are hearing from the ground. what is your best guess about what happened? they don't think we can say they didn't go to plan because i don't think there was much planning. according to people on the ground, us army members landed on the ground to ambush the building which had
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tribal members who had been contacting al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. the plan was to take their computers and the technology they had to use it for intelligence. when they landed, tribal members we re when they landed, tribal members were retaliating and shooting back at the us army. a couple of men were badly injured, one of who later died. they retaliated, shooting back killing a number of civilians. the people on the ground dispute strongly the information that came out today that the tribal members we re out today that the tribal members were using women and children as shields. they say that when a couple of the us army members were shot, they were shooting back frantically, killing everyone in the building. we are talking about al-qaeda, because we are usually talking about so—called islamic state, but al-qaeda still exists there. they save, even though it might have gone wrong, they have recorded some
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information, some files or some intelligence that might help prevent future terrorist attacks. that is what they say, but we have not seen anything yet. they also killed a us citizen. reports from the ground suggest another six women were killed and another 30 civilians were killed and another 30 civilians were killed in the raid. it seems that it would drastically wrong. also, one of the helicopters was not prepared, they had no back—up. it went wrong for the civilians on the ground, but also for the us army members who landed without a clear plan of what they had to do. does this incident heel into the bigger things going on in yemen with the conflict, or will they use this for propaganda? al-qaeda are definitely using this for propaganda purposes. the drone war has been going on since the 0bama days. at least that was more targeted and better planned. attacks
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like this, where there is a huge civilian loss are great games for al-qaeda. they swoop in and these are the people they recruit, people who become sympathetic because of his family members. also, people in yemen are extremely worried because this attack shows how he's the president trump's decisions can be. in light of his statement on iran, it has made people really worried in yemen about what his decisions will be in light of the war going on there. interesting to get the perspective from the yemeni side. let's bring the former secretary of defence back in. bill cohen, missions go wrong, of course they do, what do you make of what happened in this incident in yemen? i wouldn't make the judgment that it was president trump, his lack of experience or preparation of
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planning, if anything, experience or preparation of planning, ifanything, i experience or preparation of planning, if anything, i suspect this kind of operation was in planning for some time now. you can have faulty intelligence, things go wrong, planes helicopters crash and you end up killing innocent people. i would assume this has been planned for some time, at least weeks or longer. the question i have is what is the secretary of defense doing to try to solidify our relationship with the south koreans, were president trump has really caused some questions, some concern about what our relationship is going to be. the president, and ifollowed him on this, he is making it seem as if the us military is a mercenary force. if you pay for us we will send them and if you don't, they stay at home. that is not the way america functions. we need our allies, we need to extend the perimeter of defence around the world. we need the australians, the
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japanese, the south koreans, the germans. it is important that we build alliances and not have the notion, australia needs is more than we need australia. australia has been with us in every war since world war i. we need them and we don't start picking out whether they have done enough. the images that america has been taken advantage of by every country, that is simply not true. we have two the other countries can pay more, i have insisted on that in the past and we should do that, but do not undermine the nature of the relationship. do not call it a obsolete, do not equate angela merkel with vladimir putin. do not do these things to jeopardise those relationships. thank you very much bill cohen. president trump has been complaining all week about the democrats holding up the approval of his cabinet but last night the senate did vote through the appointment of rex tillerson as secretary of state. tillerson got straight down to work today and his firstjob was easing concerns of his new staff,
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many of whom have criticised donald trump's immigration ban. i know this was a hotly contested election and we do not all feel the same way about the outcome. each of us is entitled to the expression of our political beliefs, but we cannot let our personal convictions overwhelm our ability to work as one team. change for the sake of change can be counter—productive and that will never be my approach. but we cannot sustain ineffective traditions over optimal outcomes. i will gather information on what processes should be reformed and do my part to nature we are functioning in the most productive and efficient way possible. so, christian, let's have a look at where we are on the rest of those appointments. there are 15 executive departments, the heads of which make up the cabinet. here they all are, with donald trump's pick for each one. so far, only four of these have been confirmed by the senate
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the secretary of state, secretary for defence, secretary for homeland security and the secretary of state for transportation. to put that into context, in 2009, president 0bama had 10 cabinet posts confirmed in the first week so why the delay katty? is it the transition team who have not done their work properly, or are the democrats digging in their pieces? it depends on who you speak to. the republicans say democrats are obstructionist and the democrats are obstructionist and the democrats are saying these people were not feted and there are physical and ethical concerns about them and that is why they have not been confirmed yet. he is facing a big problem with
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his education secretary, two republican secretaries said they will not vote to confirm her. 0ne one of the subject earlier and was this, take. when i ran for president, i had to leave the show. that's when i knew for sure i was doing it, and they hired a big, big movie star, arnold schwarzenegger, to take my place, and we know how that turned out. the ratings went right down the tubes. it's been a total disaster. mark will never ever bet against trump again and i want tojust mark will never ever bet against trump again and i want to just pray for arnold, if we can, for those ratings. and that christian prompted this response from the terminator himself. donald, i've a great idea, why don't we switch jobs, you take over tv, because you're such an expert in ratings, and i take over yourjob,
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and then people can finally sleep comfortably, again. umm! you can pick a fight with china and iran, but the terminator? i don't know. you're watching one hundred days from bbc news. good evening, it has been a turbulent day to day. really, but
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particularly with the wind, it is circulating around this massive cloud. a big area of low pressure. this area is still giving us cause for concern, but it has been windy today. just ahead of this weather system of pushing it went northward and we will see severe gales and sees such as we have seen today. in contrast, although it is a windy day across the board, the seat looks, in norfolk. there will be a squeeze in those winds across cardiff bay and into the east of northern ireland and western scotland. the wind and further bands of showers will, especially in the west, maintain temperatures were above freezing, but in rural areas it could turn cold. it is late frost free at this stage. write to start away from the north of scotland. not a bad start. the next area of rain, the low pressure we have been watching with
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potential gales and severe gales is soon upon us in the south west and wales. it includes will spread eastward. the northern half of the country could stay fair for most of the afternoon. it is not as mild tomorrow. temperatures are two or three degrees down on today and that is important because if the rain continues for any length of time it could turn to snow across the welsh mountains and further north. the wind likely to cost 250 miles an houragain in land, wind likely to cost 250 miles an hour again in land, 70 wind likely to cost 250 miles an houragain in land, 70 miles wind likely to cost 250 miles an hour again in land, 70 miles an hour along the coast and a battering for the channel islands. there are warnings on the website. if you cross into fronts there are ample warnings for the storm. another low pressure a cross warnings for the storm. another low pressure across northern fronts on saturday, brushes into the southern half of the uk. the other low pressure is sad across scotland for a more unsettled and windy day. in between it is not as mild as recent days, but it is not a bad day. dry
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and bright weather. the pressure of meanders through the north sea to affect east of scotland for sunday. wet and windy here. further weather system is close to the south could bring rain but for many parts there will be dry, bright and chilly weather. welcome back to 100 days with me katty kay in washington — christian fraser's in london. a reminder of tonight's top story — iran put "on notice" and australia blasted for a "dumb" refugee deal — welcome to diplomacy, president trump style. iran is warned after firing a ballistic missile, but tehran hit back — promising to continue its missile activity and accusing mrtrump of "ranting." and coming up — as britain begins the formal brexit process what move will the scots make as many remain committed to breaking away from the uk? here in the uk the government has just published its official policy
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document setting out plans for brexit. yes, the brexit bill christian showed you yesterday is only one page long. 133 words. this is the strategy document to go with it. it puts a bit more flesh on the bones. i have been looking through it. i would pull out the three things. the prime minister is keen to sort out the future of those europeans already here in the uk. and also those brits living in europe. she wa nts to those brits living in europe. she wants to do that before negotiation begins and ends. begins and she wants to do that before negotiation begins and she wants a tapered transition period for business. thirdly, she is offering the lower
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house of commons vote when the negotiation has finished. if they vote against the negotiation, then what? do they revert to the world trade organisation deal? if that's not to the satisfaction of labour. they want to vote on the document so they can send it back to start again. they're trying to pull over some conservative rebels from her site. an interesting week ahead. you might think with britain so close to the exit there would be a renewed appetite for independence in scotland. remember that 62% of the people in scotland voted to remain in the european union in last year's referendum. but when it comes to independence from england, public opinion in scotland has barely shifted.
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so what will scotland's first minister and the leader of the scottish nationalists, nicola sturgeon, do next? 0ur scotland editor sarah smith has been taking a look. scotla nd scotland voted to remain, but will have to leave the eu along with the rest of the uk. there could be a second independence referendum. nicola sturgeon said immediately she might call another vote.|j nicola sturgeon said immediately she might call another vote. i think another referendum is highly likely. her next move is to start preparations. i can confirm today that the independent referendum bill will be published for consultation next week. always insisting that scotla nd next week. always insisting that scotland should not be forced to accept a hard brexit they did not vote for. do we want to take control of the future of our own country in our own hands? that is the choice for the people of scotland. during
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the 2014 independence referendum, yes voters were warned that an independent scotland would not be allowed tojoin independent scotland would not be allowed to join the eu, independent scotland would not be allowed tojoin the eu, but independent scotland would not be allowed to join the eu, but now it scotla nd allowed to join the eu, but now it scotland will have to leave precisely because it is still part of the united kingdom. the scottish government has said that scotland is being dragged out of the eu against its will and they complain that the scottish government's views are being ignored. so it is somewhat surprising that independence polls are not shifting. some no supporters have changed to yes. conversely, some yes supporters are now inclined to vote no because they are not very keen on the eu and the actually voted to leave. so there is a churn underneath the apparent instability.
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but that leaves the debate much where it was beforejune 23. but that leaves the debate much where it was before june 23. nicola sturgeon will have to do play her next move very carefully. she argues leaving the eu will be an economic catastrophe. she has devised a plan she thinks could keep scotland in the european single market, even if the european single market, even if the rest of the uk leads.|j the european single market, even if the rest of the uk leads. i do not accept there is a mandate to take any part of the uk out of the single market. scotland could stay in the single market even if the rest of the uk chooses to leave. when nicola sturgeon presented her proposals here at her official residence in edinburgh, she knew it was unlikely the prime minister would agree to them. but if her plan is dismissed, then she can argue that scotland's wishes are being ignored by the london government and use that as a reason to ask voters to reconsider scottish independence. theresa may needs to play it cautiously if she
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wa nts to needs to play it cautiously if she wants to keep scotland on site. but she insists there will not be different deals for different parts of the uk. there are parts of the country that voted to remain and others voted to leave. what we now do is unite behind the result of the vote that took place. we come together as a country, we go out there, we make a success of this. nicola sturgeon insists she's not bluffing about a second independence referendum.. theresa bluffing about a second independence referendum. . theresa may bluffing about a second independence referendum.. theresa may knows she is unlikely to go for it until opinion polls improve. if the snp call for another vote, that will be one they cannot afford to lose. did you know katty that the bbc currently broadcasts in 29 languages? which means we send donald trump's message far and wide. yes, and that can't be easy, interpreting accurately
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what the president is saying. but one man who can tell us what is like is bbc persian's siavash ardalan. he's been explaining the challenge of becoming the donald. i want great deals. i don't care if they're free, i don't care if they're fair, i don't care if there are good, i don't care if they are horrendous, i just want great deals. you thought trump was hard enough to understand in english, imagine putting his words in another language. i find the best way to translate president donald trump is to become trump and speak his words the way he says them. i am a journalist with the bbc‘s persian tv service. and part of myjob is doing live translations of world leaders, like the new us president, from english to farsi. i know nothing about russia. i know about russia... translating the unscripted word is what i find difficult.
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i've brought in richard newman, the speech and body language expert, to explain how donald trump often veers from subject to subject. he's always aiming for the final punchy phrase. he will start a sentence to reply or respond to something and if he thinks i'm not going to get there, he will abandon it and just shift off somewhere else. and then think, is this going to work, now i'll abandon this and shift off somewhere else, until he finds his final driving message and then he'll go all the way home and always end on a strong emotive word, which he does in his tweets. you'll end on sad or huge. he'll end on sad or huge. sad. huge. sad. president trump's words can easily get lost in translation. being a journalist as well as a live translator, i understand how this can have significant consequences in terms of how people and policymakers in iran perceive the american president. you almost need somebody who is an actor because unless you embody them and almost physically embody the gestures as you see the words, the meaning is going to get lost in translation. so for those impersonating
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donald trump, there are a few gestures to look out for. you know when he thinks he's got it, he'll start doing this threading the needle gesture and bashing the air, which is where he is being precise about hitting home with a strong, hard message. when he is dismissive, and this is where, for translating things you might think, now i need to change my tone because he doesn't necessarily mean this, he will go into a palms up gesture, just like a throwaway comment. why... of course. of course i'm going to give you all my financial statements. it seems interpreting donald trump as he speaks live, it takes more than just a straightforward word by word translation. they have translated some of my report in the past. it is extraordinary. the other focus report in the past. it is extraordinary. the otherfocus i have had today is on france.
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investigators have widened their investigation into allegations facing the candidate on the right. the allegation as he paid money to his wife for work she may never have done. today they are looking at allegations that his children were on the payroll when they were still at law school. french television will show an interview from 2007. i have never been his assistant. we both lived in paris. we know they do things differently, the nepotism side of this is enough in itself. even by french standards, giving hundreds of thousands of euros from work you never did, is that a bit too much? i think he is in serious problems. he has now slipped to third position. this is an election
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that the centre—right should be winning. he has said if he is placed underformal winning. he has said if he is placed under formal investigation he will stand aside. but there is this drug of allegations. we are in the run—up to the election. it might be his own side that pushes him in and.“ to the election. it might be his own side that pushes him in and. if he is out of the snow, or possibly out of this and the conservatives can't find another candidate in time to get them up in the polls, everyone will look at the second round. are there any polls in france that show marine le pen and the national front winning? the short answer is no. but there is that trump effect in france, so there are disaffected voters flocking to the side of the national front and she looks certain to get into the second round. after the last year we have had, who
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would bet against marine le pen?|j think we have to go to paris to look at the election and emmanuel macron. thank you. just days after deciding to cancel a trip to a harley—davidson factory, president trump has welcomed the company's ceo on the south lawn at the white house. the chief of the giant us motorcycle maker brought along a number of motorbikes to show off
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to the president prior to a scheduled luncheon. vice—president mike pence accompanied the president, who greeted the executives saying: ‘made in america, harley—davidson'. goodbye. this is bbc news. the headlines... a deal to end the dispute over driver only trains on southern rail has been reached but withjust only trains on southern rail has been reached but with just one of the two unions involved. the government has set out its vision for the uk outside the european union. ina for the uk outside the european union. in a white paper, it says britain can become independent and global. labour see any deal must be scrutinised by parliament. cases brought by the human rights lawyer
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phil shiner at against the british army will be reviewed after he was struck off for dishonesty. the ft sc is up slightly. trading in america and japan not doing too good at present. figures obtained by the bbc challenge claims that police teams investigating deaths during the northern ireland troubles are disproportionately focused on army killings. this issue is hugely complicated and controversial. 0ver this issue is hugely complicated and controversial. over the last week, the debate on this has heated up. on sunday, the northern ireland secretary wrote an article in the sunday telegraph that said there was a disproportionate focus on the action of state forces. 0ther
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conservative mps have backed up those claims. nationalism politicians here have very strongly criticised them. today, the police service of northern ireland have released figures to the bbc to challenge claims there is a disproportionate focus on soldiers. at the moment, the police here are investigating just over 1100 deaths from the troubles. 0f investigating just over 1100 deaths from the troubles. of those killings, 530 were carried out by republicans, 271 by loyalists and 354 by security forces. saw about 30% of the current workload of cases being investigated by the police actually are killings with which the army were responsible for. the police have said these figures show they are not disproportionately focusing on anyone and a police officer in charge of the branch of the police force your investigating past crimes says we think they are carrying out our duties according to the law, but he said he appreciates
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there are a lot of strong feelings on the issue. thank you.
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