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this is bbc news. the headlines at 9: carles puigdemont says the catalan people cannot accept "illegal" measures decided by the spanish government as he calls on the region's parliament to act against them. the head of the world health organisation says he's "rethinking" the appointment of zimbabwe's president mugabe as a goodwill ambassador. and coming up, almost a year after donald trump was elected, we have a special debate from charleston, south carolina, asking what people there think of his presidency, that's global questions, here on bbc news in 10 minutes time. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the leader of catalonia has
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condemned the spanish government's plans to sack the regional administration as a coup. hundreds of thousands of people have turned out on the streets of barcelona to protest against the decision of the spanish government to take control in the region. the spanish prime minister mariano rajoy said there'd be new elections to the catalan parliament. he said he'd been left with no choice by an illegal independence referendum and leaders who had chosen confrontation. in the past hour, catalonia's president, carles puigdemont compared the actions of the spanish government to those of the country's former dicator, general franco: translation: in my latest letter to the spanish president, i asked him for dialogue, and i reminded him that... today, the ministry council
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has shut down this claim and this petition. they have announced a series of measures that directly represent the liquidation of our self—government and the democratic bill of the catalan, that catalan people decided at the ballot box. it has been cancelled. that is why the government, with the support of the socialist party, has given the strongest hit to our autonomy since the days of the dictatorship and franco. it seems so, after this, using carles puigdemont's words,
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it is the only way to declare ourselves a state, and have another law so that we can declare that 155 no longer applies to us. ok, but if he does that, the response from madrid would be even more serious. maybe viole nt, even. we saw they are capable of that. not so much violence, but not waiting for the senate to vote on 155, instead arresting carles puigdemont, for rebellion. it is possible but i think the
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president and the cabinet are ready. you have to go along with this when people choose you to represent them. critics, separatists, they would say this referendum is outside the law, that it is illegal, unconstitutional, some would criticise and condemn carles puigdemont for being an irresponsible politician, formatting people out on the streets, when you know that he is flouting and breaking spanish constitutional law. he is aware of that, but part of the independent movement is to not by the law, as we do not agree. it has happened plenty of times, when we have not been —— when women were not able to vote, when black people were in slavery. the other problem you have got, the majority, certainly, the region is split between those who want to stay part of spain and those who do not, figures vary from between 75,000 to 450,000, maybe somewhere in between, they do not speak for the whole of catalonia. may be declaring to be a state and also voting, i do not know, i do not have all the answers, but i agree
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that we need a more democratic solution. the head of the world health organization has said he is "rethinking the approach" as outrage widened over his decision to name zimbabwe's president robert mugabe a goodwill ambassador. a short time ago, the director general of the un health agency, tedros adhanom ghebreyesus, said on twitter: the decision had drawn criticism from several organisations, including the british government, as zimbabwe's leader has been frequently taken to task over human rights abuses. army bomb squad specialists have been called to the nuclear reprocessing plant at sellafield to deal with hazardous chemicals found in a lab. the chemicals, contained within a number of canisters, were discovered during a routine audit at a laboratory at the site in cumbria. they are industrial solvents which are potentially flammable in liquid states.
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and can crystallise and become unstable when exposed to air. sellafield limited, which runs the plant, said there's no reason for people living locally to be concerned. police in northern ireland are investigating the murder of a woman in belfast. the victim, who was 51, died shortly after being found distressed and injured in the back garden of a house in fin—a—hee on the outskirts of the city. two men in their twenties were arrested a short time later at an address two miles away. a local politician said the alarm was raised after neighbours heard screams at around 7 o'clock this morning. speed limits through motorway roadworks in england could be raised from 50 to 60 mph. the proposed changes follow trials which found drivers would feel safer at higher speeds. sophie long reports roadworks. some of them go on for mile after mile. the current speed limit is normally
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50 mph, but highways england said it could be increased to 60. they conducted trials with heartrate monitors managing drivers' stress levels as they pass through roadworks at different speeds. 60% recorded a decrease in their average heart rate in the 60 mph zone. in the 55 mph zone, there was a decrease in 56%. what you find at 50 mph is many trucks have their speed limited to 56, therefore they try to drive faster, tailgate cars a foot off their bumper, which becomes incredibly dangerous. on those stretches, if you can have 55 or 60 mph, you would get less tailgating, fewer drivers studying their speedometer, and it can really be safer. what about people working on the motorways? the unite union which represents them say these proposals ignore their safety.
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they say in recent years a number of motorway workers have been killed, and increasing speed limits will make their working conditions even more dangerous. motorists have mixed views. it would make myjourney a lot shorter, because immediately i start the journey, i'm experiencing the 50 mph limit straight away, so 60 would be an improvement for me. i think that's too fast, especially when there are people on the roadside, men working on the road, it is too fast, that is dangerous. the speed limit should be 50, it is that for a reason. even that is pretty fast if you go past. if a car passes you at 50 you can feel the speed of the wind from the car, i think it is too fast. highways england says it is carrying out further tests to ensure it can be done safely, but the changes could be brought in by the end of the year. onfora
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on for a special programme, one year on from donald trump's election to the most powerful position in the world, global questions travels to charleston, south carolina, to hearfrom people in the south. zeinab badawi, together with a high profile panel of political and public figures from south carolina and beyond, find out what they think of his presidency, and where america stands today. this is a heated debate with strong language. south carolina, a place that harbours a difficult past, when southern states fought for the right to keep slaves, it was here that the first shots were fired. behind me, the two rivers of charleston, merging with the atla ntic charleston, merging with the atlantic ocean, and across these waters, slave ships ply their evil trade, making the slave capital. today we have come to charleston to see what voters here in the american south make donald trump's presidency amid claims that america is divided
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more than ever before over issues like race, gun control, immigration and health, plus, what do they make of donald trump's style presidency, his polarising use of language, the unprecedented number of resignations and in his administration, that is the global question, donald trump's america, a nation divided? hello, this is the bbc‘s global question is, welcome to all of you, wherever you are watching or listening on television, radio and online, let me tell you where we are, we are in one of the most historic old buildings in
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charleston, and in fact, this is the site where english settlers first arrived in 1670. we have a wonderful panel, an equally great audience, who have travelled from all over the state of south carolina. give me a chance to get onto the stage, and audience, while i and doing that, could you give the panel and yourselves a round of applause. that isa yourselves a round of applause. that is a nice southern warm welcome. everything they say about southern hospitality is true. so, congressmen marsha blackburn... that is how you prefer marsha blackburn... that is how you p refer to marsha blackburn... that is how you prefer to be referred to... you are from neighbouring tennessee, a strong supporter of donald trump, you have one of the most conservative voting record in the house of representatives, but you 110w house of representatives, but you now have your ion a senate seat. nice to see you. the nice king,
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youngest child of martin luther king. —— bernice king. you run the king centre in atlanta, georgia, you say you want to continue news unfinished work in the fight for racial justice and unfinished work in the fight for racialjustice and economic equality. mark burns is a native of south carolina and has been described as donald trump's top pastor by time magazine. you preach a twin message ofjesus and trump, both in your church and your evangelical tv network. jamie harrison, another... wait, iwill let you have your applause... (i) applause you are now based in colombia, the capital of south carolina, you are seen by many as the future of the democratic party, currently
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associate chairman of the democratic national committee. from washington, we have one of america's best—known political and election consultants and co nsulta nts, election consultants and consultants, also a pollster, you advise more than 50 top companies and ceos amongst others, you say that you can help find out what americans really want. that is very ambitious. welcome to all our panel. first question. caroline, you are a student. you tell someone they are a republican, they shame you and shun new, simple because of the word, likewise, you tell someone you are a democrat and you are branded as a crazy liberal. was it really donald trump who divided america so viciously all was america split long before the election? —— or was.
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viciously all was america split long before the election? -- or was. this question was sent in from susan, teacher here in south carolina, on social media, she says, why does it seemed that donald trump's supporters are viewed with disdain and opinions vilified, cannot someone and opinions vilified, cannot someone be a trump supporter and be intelligent, well—informed, have a love for this country, want all to improve their lot in life. congressmen. how about that? laughter i think whether someone is republican or democrat or independence, when you sit down and you talk with people, what do they want? they want their nation to be safe and secure, they want their nation to have opportunity for everyone, and they want individuals to show respect, and make certain that we have a good robust political debate. and the answer for the question, i would say, are a nation
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has been so well served by having several robust political debate. —— civil. by having individuals in the public square, with freedom of speech, and the ability to put forward those ideas, and by the way, next week is free speech week. and this is something that we need to realise, civil discourse... agreeing to disagree, but having conversations... it tells what has managed to keep this nation free. that is true. there has been a certain amount of vilification about donald trump's supporters, and you cannot be intelligent and be a supporter of donald trump. cannot be intelligent and be a supporter of donald trumplj cannot be intelligent and be a supporter of donald trump. i live in south carolina, the land of trump, there is vilification of democrats in this state as well. applause bottom line, i know the
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congresswoman mentioned next week is going to be freedom of speech week. what does that mean? does it mean the president is going to tell us how we can exercise that freedom? applause the thing that is important, and there is a lot of things that have exacerbated the divisions between the parties, we are not going to agree on everything but we must have the respect for each other and understand we all come from different backgrounds and have different backgrounds and have different experiences. i expect you to have as much appreciation and respect for my background as you —— asi respect for my background as you —— as i have the yours, there does not mean that the hate and rhetoric we are seeing in washington, it is exacerbated by the president. pastor, divisions exacerbated. this
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started far before donald trump, let's be clear. this country was set up let's be clear. this country was set up to be divided the moment that black people was forced to come to this country, way before donald trump ever set foot as president of the united states. as long as there is republicans and democrats there is republicans and democrats there is going to be some confrontation within the american government, that is politics in general. so politics, divisions, the rhetoric... it is ok? without question but my concern is this, we are in a society to wear conflict sells, confrontation sells, just because i am a republican, and a black republican, does not mean i am an uncle tom, a sell—out, or any of those derogatory terms, simply because i am proud to be an american. bernice king. my father
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left us with something, he said, we must learn to live together as brothers, and i add sisters, or otherwise, are part we will perish as falls. at the end of the day, i think that we have got to spend some time learning each other. we all have our different opinions, perspectives, ideologies, but at the end of the day, if we do not find a way to cross over, and spends time, and fora way to cross over, and spends time, and for a moment, suspend the right to be right, so that we can learn and take in what other people think, and take in what other people think, and what they feel, before we have the opinion, then i think we will not grow as a nation, we will further polarise. we are in that season now, we have to learn, because we will destroy ourselves. the question was, is it really donald trump who is dividing america so viciously all was america split
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before the election? specific date, november four, 2000, when george w bush and al gore finished in a tie, and for the next six weeks, they fought over it in private, and for the first time in modern american history, a winner was chosen, 25 to 30% of the public felt the election was stolen, the people on the democrat side believed george bush was put into office in an illegitimate way, it was fed to them by those on the extremes. and so we had a country where the president was not all of as being legitimate, and from that division, in 2000, it has got worse. from, when. . . ? and from that division, in 2000, it has got worse. from, when...? it and from that division, in 2000, it has got worse. from, when. . . ? it got worse under george w. bush, under barack obama, and it is worse today. did you want to come back very
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quickly? i thought that your response was beautiful, dr king, and i completely agree that in order to stop this hate from owning rampant across the country, it is important that we learn each other, learn our background, and come to understand and love one another, we are all human, we are all american, at the end of it all. —— dr king. human, we are all american, at the end of it all. -- dr king. your question, please. do you think donald trump is a racist? to see this president embrace some of the most negative, nasty aspects of society, makes me go to that question. i think that his actions have been racist, i really do believe that.
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applause booing i think that donald trump is someone who wants the best for this nation, and for all americans. applause very simple question, very simple answer. donald trump wants the best for everybody in this nation, and for everybody in this nation, and for all americans. is he a racist? no. no. bernice king? the verdict is still out, he has a lot of work to prove otherwise, but the verdict is still out. i appreciate the question, i respect the question, but what does it solve, by asking that question. don't question her
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rights to ask the question... simple question... how many of you think that donald trump is a racist? frank, i know that you are a pollster, but we cannot keep on doing straw polls with the audience. do you want my answer, that question, and we heard from the people here, listened to it at home, you immediately got world cup and immediately came apart. if we really wa nt immediately came apart. if we really want to do what the five of you just said, bringing people together, that question hurts us, does not help us. —— you immediately got riled up. amazing to me how the world realised donald trump was a racist only when he began to run for president. the fa ct of he began to run for president. the fact of the matter is, the man coalition, naacp, they were all happy to stand beside donald trump and give him awards, and...
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organisations which advance black rights. i'm a black man from the deep south, my father is in the audience, i know what real racism looks like, if donald trump is a racist, he must be the worst racist in the entire at sea of white supremacy, because he obviously doesn't know that he should not be hanging out with black people! he failed to realise that he should not be hanging out with you is people, he failed to realise he should not be hanging out with homosexuals, he must be the worst white supremacist in the history of white supremacists, if we are still asking if donald trump is a racist. —— supremacists, if we are still asking if donald trump is a racist. -- what is your answer? i will say this, i ama is your answer? i will say this, i am a third vice chair of the charleston county gop, conservative barbican, i do not think he is a racist, i have experienced racism, i
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don't believe he is a racist. i think it is appropriate because i think it is appropriate because i think that is the way that the media tries to portray him all the time. this is not about what the media is trying to betray, this is based on actions. i am trying to betray, this is based on actions. iam reclaiming my time. 0k? actions. iam reclaiming my time. ok? takea actions. iam reclaiming my time. ok? take a look at somebody‘s actions. it is notjust their words, look at their actions, look at the disparate treatment between puerto rico, florida and texas. explain the difference to me, explain the difference to me, explain the difference to me, explain the difference to me. look at the difference to me. look at the difference at this both sides things in cha rlottesville. difference at this both sides things in charlottesville. you even take the nfl protests... we will come to questions on this. i'm going to put a thumb tack on that because i want to come back. you mentioned charlottesville, to come back. you mentioned cha rlottesville, we
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to come back. you mentioned charlottesville, we have a question. the demonstrations in august, between far right supporters and anti—racist protesters. between far right supporters and anti-racist protesters. in my question, following up on this, i wa nt question, following up on this, i want to thank you for asking the question, i think it is really interesting, as a white woman, i believe he is racist, and we had a black woman who does not, i think thatis black woman who does not, i think that is profound. that we can disagree about that. my question is, particularly for the past, but also for everyone, have is a person of faithjustify with for everyone, have is a person of faith justify with colluding with the administration of a man who has come commended the white supremacists in charlottesville. —— pastor. and refused to distance and self from or disavow overworked racists. it was to you. fact of the matter is this, until we can get to the point where we stop calling people who are not racist racist, we cannot really have a real dialogue or conversation. the fact of the
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matter is, there is too many of us, too many in the black community making decisions based off of feelings and not facts, emotions and not real truth. the fact of the matter is, listen, my father was in the audience, he dealt with real kkk, real racist, sticking the cross in the yard, because my grandmother was too light—skinned, because my grandfather was a black man, and they thought she was a white woman. i have a cousin killed, we believe that was unjustified. i know what real racism is, i know what it looks like, and the fact of the matter is, it is not donald trump. the question, related to the cha rlottesville question, related to the charlottesville protests and counter protests. we are in a spot haunted by history, past repeating all the time, we must bring our own histories. in charlottesville, the marchers
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we nt in charlottesville, the marchers went by, the reform synagogue, they started shouting about you jewish people, and the police could not guarantee the safety of the people within the congregation. freedom of religion, we are told to go out the back door, because they could not be protected. i'm curious about your commentary on that full how is this allowed to happen. we all want this america to be great. i appreciate the question so much, because we do look at the lack of civil discourse, and the lack of ability to come to the public square, and the concern
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for individuals that have different views and different opinions, and then what you want is to preserve then what you want is to preserve the ability to have peaceful protest. you want people to feel free to express their opinion, and to do it without retribution, and do it in safety and security. on the cha rlottesville it in safety and security. on the charlottesville point, this is a thing, this is not trump, clinton, democrat, republican... as relates to whether or not we embrace or tolerate white supremacy in this country. bob dole, george w. bush, david lucas duque, when he said he was going to support him or said something, he came out fervently. —— david duke. those republican leaders
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came out strong and said, we do not condone what he believes, we do not support who he is. that is not what the president of the united states did at this point onwards. would keep missing critical moments in america, to really deal with this race issue. things happen and we move on. it takes courageous leadership, and you are asking why this is not happening, it is because we do not have the courageous and consistence leadership to push the pause button and say, we have got to deal with the race issue in america. and we must set the tone and tenor for that in various communities across the nation at the same time. we do not address it directly and consistently and until we do that, we will continue to have this further polarisation in america. this is a question about the nfl
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issue, as you all know, president trump has been very critical of the nfl players. for taking a new during the game. he has called them unpatriotic. —— knee. given his track record, should he be the one questioning somebody's patriotism? patriotism is an interesting thing. i believe this is a great nation, that patriotism is an interesting thing. i believe this is a great nation, that does not mean that everything happens in this nation is good and just. there was a lot of historical pain in this country. african—americans as a group probably no more patriotic folks. there were black men who went to world war i, who went to world war
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ii, went to the korean war, came back here to the united states, to the south, and would treated as second—class citizens. these are people who put their lives on the line for the freedoms that we have. and, so, then, to have our president questioned these skies... if i was a president and i saw someone kneeling, i would ask, why are you kneeling? did he ever think to ask, why are you kneeling? what do you think is so wrong that this is something that you need to do? they kneel not as a sign of disrespect but as a sign of respect. how is kneeling disrespectful? when i go to two sleep at night and i go on my knees to play to the lord, but is out of respect, when i go down on one knee and asked my wife to marry
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me, that is out of respect. these men are silently are testing the injustices in this nation that need to be answered. we need america to stand up. yes, and thank you. i have a resolution before congress right now that says it is the sense of the house that americans will practice us code which is the protocol for conduct during the playing of the national anthem. and i will tell you, i think it is a booklet, you stand, you honour the men and women who have sacrificed, who have bled, who have sacrificed, who have bled, who have sacrificed, who have bled, who have died, and you honour that service and what that national anthem stands for. and i will tell you, i kneel at the cross, i stand for the national anthem. bernice king, what do you think your late
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father martin luther and king would have made of taking the knee? would he have supported them? that is a difficult question because he is not here. but i think first and foremost, obviously, my fatherwas here. but i think first and foremost, obviously, my father was a patriot. he respected the american flag and he always wanted america to be better and do better. and reflect what it would on paper. and so i would say probably, in his spirit, he would support person's right of free speech. i don't think he would have just marched. my father had a philosophy and methodology of nonviolence and there was a process that you followed but i certainly think that he would commend the courage of someone think that he would commend the courage of someone standing up for what they believing. what does america think? america believes that
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the players have the right to free speech. americans believe that the players have the right to take on me. they believe that they should not have exercised that in front of the flag during the anthem. this in one way is the best of america because we are having our voice and we are being heard in another way, it is the worst of america because people get to see the lack of respect that we have towards of each other because we disagree. let's go to our next question. claire gibbons. the question i have for the panel is the name—calling by the president against anyone who disagrees with him has been particularly toxic and disheartening. how do we bridge the divide when facts are ignored, derided as fake news, and and informed, educated voters are deemed elitist? thank you, claire. we had
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an opposing view sent to us by ross quinn on social media asking, why did the so—called nonpartisan mass media seek to portray everything president trump does as negative and everything liberal democrats do as positive, do you ready think we the people are not noticing their liberal bias? many times i wake up in the morning about six o'clock, 6:30am, and! in the morning about six o'clock, 6:30am, and i look at my phone and i look at the twitter feed, and i look at what our president puts on the twitter feed, and, listen, at what our president puts on the twitterfeed, and, listen, you don't have to be a democrat or a republican, you just look at the twitter feed, when you republican, you just look at the twitterfeed, when you go republican, you just look at the twitter feed, when you go on twitter and new demigod people and you call them names and make up that all monikers for them or you undermine your secretary of state when he is negotiating, the president of the
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united states, that role is the most powerful role in the world, and you get to make the world and the frame under discussion, drive that. what donald trump needs to do is take some responsibility. he needs to ta ke some responsibility. he needs to take some responsibility for the rhetoric that he is utilising and thatis rhetoric that he is utilising and that is what people are reacting to. it was actually a question about the media and whether the media tries to portray everything that resident trump does as negative? we know that the resident has said he is not very happy with the mainstream media, he says why don't you look at their licences and see if they can be revoked, why are more —— war between him and the mass media? he shouldn't do it. he shouldn't speak that way. this is not how a president speaks. because you are setting a time. and we have to be honest. the media, the
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way they treat him in the press conference, if you have watched it, they are the rudest, and they interrupted him and they heckle him because they are trying to get him to lose their temper. we are all responsible for this. and the more that we heckle, the more that we see others in our lives, people in positions of power doing this, the worse it is going to be for our society. yes, the resident doesn't speak the language he should. yes, the media does not treat him with respect and wants to take him down. you are both right. let's take a question from charlie james. you are both right. let's take a question from charlie jameslj you are both right. let's take a question from charlie james. i hate to inform the bbc but if you think you have come to a community that is divided, you are mistaken. this is a community that came together after the walter scott shooting, we came to gather after the manual nine
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shooting, we cannot argue among each other, i've been arguing with this lady all evening, as wrong as she may be, this young lady is from charlie still and we stick together. it was the media that came here after the manual nine looking fit division, it was the media that looked for buildings on fire, it was the media that came here looking for a divided community, but they didn't find it, and they won't find it. that is why the bbc and other media outlets, the mainstream media in this country are trying to continue this country are trying to continue this narrative. how can you say you are not complicit in the division thatis are not complicit in the division that is going on in this country right now when you host an event at a setting as beautiful and gracious as it may be, it is divisive in its nature. how can the media so that they are not complicit in the division that is going on in this
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country? thank you very much, charlie. we will take that as a comment and when you refer to the manual nine, you are talking about the tragic events ofjuly 2015 when nine people were killed in charleston. what affects does the president's use of social media to interact with people in his cabinet have on how the world sees the united states? i appreciate that the president uses twitter to get his message out, and i think what you have to do is look at why the president does that. and it is because many times, the mainstream media does not accurately report what he has to say. and she goes directly to the american people with what he has to say. and donald trump was elected because people are tired of what is going on in washington, dc, they are tired of elitism, they are to wide of a government that is
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not responsive to their needs, american him because they want him to address health care, they want him to address tax reform, immigration, our nation's infrastructure, and everybody seems to be frustrated with the us senate. and they want the senate to do dead jobs. you yourself have said you would like donald trump to use his 35mm to followers to set the agenda and to talk about your policies...|j and to talk about your policies...” would love him to focus more on the great things he is doing, the stock market is at a record high.” great things he is doing, the stock market is at a record high. i think we need to restore our sense of humour that in this society and across the world, and we don't do that by denigrating people. we do that by denigrating people. we do that by denigrating people. we do that by focusing on the issues that affect sites all, and as she said, using our platforms when we are leaders to put forward those issues without putting people down or name—calling. without putting people down or name-calling. annie, what do you think yourself about the tweets by
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the president? i use social media a lot and whenever i do see a tweet by the president, ifeel lot and whenever i do see a tweet by the president, i feel embarrassed because i feel it is not the way a president should speak and there are a lot of children, teenagers and social media, and it feels bad to see our president speak like that. yes. all white, thank you. ok, let's move to foreign policy now. debbie hall, you have a question. do you believe that during president trump of mac presidency we will go to war with north korea ? of mac presidency we will go to war with north korea? senator bob corker has said we might end up with world war iii over north korea, the us general secretary says he is worried we might sleepwalk into a conflict with north korea, what do you think? senator corker and i probably don't agree on much. war and going into
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war requires someone agree on much. war and going into war requires someone with patience, temperament, and wisdom. i'm sorry, none of those things i equate with our president. and that is not me being partisan. the question was when america go to north —— war with north korea? i hope not because this is not a video game. i have relatives in the military right now, people who i love are in the military, this is not a video game, we cannot go into that. i'm sorry, it is time, dr king said in a letter from birmingham jail, he it is time, dr king said in a letter from birminghamjail, he said it is time, dr king said in a letter from birmingham jail, he said we are going to have to repent in this genera are not merely further action and was of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good
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people. there are good people in the republican party, and i support —— salute senator corker, they need to stand up and say enough is enough. congress man marsha blackburn, you are to succeed senator bob. our un ambassador, your former governor is doing a wonderfuljob. she is to be credited for how she has helped to lead on this issue and to handle basic duration. could america go to war with north korea ? basic duration. could america go to war with north korea? that was the question from debbie hall. when you talk with military leaders, the goal is not to go to war at all. with anyone. and i hear some of you in the audience shushing me right now asi the audience shushing me right now aslam the audience shushing me right now as i am speak in. what you should wa nt
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as i am speak in. what you should want is for us to be praying for these leaders that they make the right decisions. i wanted to say also this, to piggyback on what congress man marshall was stating. america is ready, america is strong... and our allies are with us, whether it is russia, whether it is north korea, our allies are glad to see america back at work, focusing on peace through strength. and they appreciate that. bernice king? as my father's daughter, i don't even believe in war. however, this would be a foolish war. in the world of nuclear weapons, nobody wins. at the end of the day, this is our humanity that we are talking about. period. and our humanity is not american, it is not europe, it
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is not asia, it is humanity, and there will be in a civilised lost in this foolish and counter, period. next question. sherilyn pankow, your question, please. if it is found to be true that trump's associates couuded be true that trump's associates colluded with russia to affect our election, how can the election truly be considered binding on legally valid? in terms of russia, i want to know what the truth is, and so i support this investigation. we have the right to know. but i want them to do theirjob and they don't want them to suggest he is guilty or innocent and we find out what happened. we have the house and the senate looking at this. let's see what the truth is and then we will
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decide what we need to do. thank you. moving onto domestic policy. question from george hopkins. mass shootings in the usa have happened re ce ntly shootings in the usa have happened recently in las vegas and seemed to be unique in this country and mainly perpetrated by white men, what can be done to prevent or minimise this from happening? listen, i lost a very dearfriend here in south carolina. this is something that is very near and dear to my heart and it isa very near and dear to my heart and it is a very sore spot. we lost a lot of kids in newtown. we lost a lot of kids in newtown. we lost a lot of kids in newtown. we lost a lot of great spirit in orlando. we lost a lot in las vegas. it is time for congress to step up and do something about the problem that we have in this comes true. —— in this country. i think and pray all the time. we have a congressman here...
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the one wing i would say is... democratic senator diane feinstein said this week that there is no law that would have stopped what happened in las vegas. there is a lot of work that we are in the process of doing on mental health, this is a health care issue, much of it isa this is a health care issue, much of it is a health—care issue. there is a lot of work that is being done in this space and we are going to continue to do that good work and to focus on getting and the route cause of these issues. question from jordan, please. why is congress so fixated on repealing obamacare instead of fixing the obvious
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problems with it, the rising cost of health care and making it a full double four families? —— health care and making it a full double fourfamilies? —— more affordable for families? the affordable care act is imploding. the health insurance cost has risen 100 is the 6%. the biggest complaint we get from people is they cannot afford to get the insurance unless they get a subsidy and once they get they get a subsidy and once they get the insurance, they cannot afford to use it. so, the goal is to make certain that everyone has access to affordable health care, affordable health insurance fund. the president's actions recently of an executive order that opens up the insurance marketplace which is my legislation, across state lines purchase of health insurance, that isa purchase of health insurance, that is a positive step to getting the cost of health insurers down.”
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disagree with a congressman. competition truly, truly brings the price down tremendously. the ultimate goal is that everyone would be able to have a health—care policy. especially for those of us ina policy. especially for those of us in a small business. we're affected greatly. if we canjust open up those lines and allow on petition to drive better service at price, we all win. that is right. hospitals are closing across this country in places like carolina. because of republican standing in the door and saying no to medicaid expansion. no, no, no. yes. in addition, the presidentjust stated no, no. yes. in addition, the president just stated he no, no. yes. in addition, the presidentjust stated he is going to get rid of those subsidies that low income and working income people are getting to make it affordable for
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them. he is removing 7 billion of federal subsidies. trying to take away every little bit. that is incorrect. it is not incorrect. competition sounds really good but i'd don't shop for health care, i don't shop for the best price, when you are sick, you go to the doctor and you take the medicine the doctor tells you to take. why aren't we talking about bills that would lower the premiums or lower the cost of health care? absolutely, those are the bills, ijust cited one for you, which opens up the health insurance marketplace. bringing in that competition. that you think you should be able to buy the insurers that you want at a rise that you can afford? that you want at a rise that you can afford ? wouldn't you that you want at a rise that you can afford? wouldn't you like to have transparency in the marketplace? i health savings account? call different doctors, go to one that
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you like. that is the way you get the costs down. let's go to our final question now. andy parker.” ee, final question now. andy parker.” agree, we are divided nation. however, i've leave that president trump isa however, i've leave that president trump is a negotiator and he's willing to compromise to get the job done. does the panel agree? congresswoman. i look forward to your election a senator. i hope that when you are a senator, our political system will be more effective, more accountable, and people will listen to each other more. compromise requires listening, compromise requires actually hearing, and compromise requires action. i ask you who don't like donald trump, i hearyou, i know why, i really do, please give those who are willing to challenge him but
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have an open heart, give them a chance. for those of you who love donald trump, hold him accountable for what he says, we're not perfect, none of us. absolutely, the resident will be willing to negotiate. his vision is to bring a stronger america, in unity and togetherness can we be strong. we've got to stop focusing on the things that divide us focusing on the things that divide us and focus on the things that unite us. until we do that, we are heading for complete destruction. it doesn't matter what the president does. for me, a true negotiator, a true mediator is actually able to hear both sides and forge a win, win solution. i am hear both sides and forge a win, win solution. lam not hear both sides and forge a win, win solution. i am not sure hear both sides and forge a win, win solution. lam not sure if hear both sides and forge a win, win solution. i am not sure if that is possible. i don't believe so. you don't believe president trump is a
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negotiator and willing to compromise? no. congressman marsha blackburn? president trump has already shown that he is willing to negotiate and he did that when it came to funding for the hurricanes debt ceiling and the continuing resolution he worked with the schumer and pelosi both, and resolution he worked with the schumerand pelosi both, and in doing that, donald trump is determined that he is going to get this nation back on track, economically, that he will get our foreign policy back on track, and he is so committed to making america great again. and what we need is to agree that as americans, that is the goal for each of us. to make certain that we are a great nation. and continue to be for generations to come, for our children, and our
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grandchildren, for their sake. that may open it up to the floor and get some reaction. keep your comments brief. in trump's america, chaos reigns. hypocrisy is a new standard. we have even had to develop language to describe his statements. ultimate fa cts . to describe his statements. ultimate facts. there is no such thing. every day, he ratcheted up another notch. lama day, he ratcheted up another notch. i am a 19—year—old conservative republican and i have three military members and my family that are deployed overseas at this time and i am glad hillary clinton is not the president of the united states. last one. when can we, even as different people really get along and make decisions because that is what it is going to take. when can we all be able to just get along? got to leave
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it there. thank you very much indeed. thank you to our panel. thank you also to our audience here in charleston, south carolina, and to you following this edition of global questions,, whether in the world. and whatever you think of global ash donald trump, from me and the team, goodbye. hallo, there. it has been a pretty blustery first off of the weekend for many. the winds are going to
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slowly ease as we had on through sunday. we are saying goodbye to storm brian. this area of low pressure drifting off to the north—east. blustery start on sunday. because start as well. cloud around and outbreaks of rain, the deeply resentful and eastern areas. through the day, the winds will gradually ease, but allowable break—up, the rain will clear away and we will see sunshine. a scattering of showers but generally, the better day of the weekend. 12 to 14 the better day of the weekend. 12 to 1a degrees, temperatures just a little below par for this time of year but that will change because as we had through sunday night, we temporarily see this ridge of high pressure, a dry spell of weather, but by the end of the night into monday morning, starts to bring in the south—westerly winds, weather fronts from the west and that means
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an increasingly mild and muddy field to the weather actually. a lot of cloud and drizzly rain spreading northwards and eastwards, missed again murky, brighter in northern ireland and scotland later in the day on monday and a slightly fresher feel here, the deeply down to the south. and we sick with —— stick with worldly speaking south—westerly wind direction. the mild weather keeps on coming. a weather front lingering in the south, bring in further cloudy weather, outbreaks of patchy rain, misty and murky conditions, increasingly mild here, 18 degrees in london. temperatures even northern areas beginning to climb. tuesday into wednesday, the low pressure is in charge, south—westerly wind, miles, even warm in the sunshine. a weather front which has been lingering in the south finally moves northway is taking patchy rain with it. as we
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get into thursday, the wettest of the weather will be across the northern half of the british isles whereas further south, this area of high pressure has more of an influence so we should see spells of sunshine developing. still a southerly wind. possibly even higher than 18 degrees. often in this long—range forecast, we show you the jets screamed, —— the jet stream. through next weekend, thejet jets screamed, —— the jet stream. through next weekend, the jet stream is diving down to the south, heading northwards again, really not pushing the weather around the globe very quickly. that makes it difficult for us quickly. that makes it difficult for us to predict exactly what is going to happen. one scenario is that high pressure will hold on to the east, low pressure will stay at the west and it will stay fairly mild. it looks increasingly likely that through the latter part of next weekend and indeed into the next week, we see an area of low pressure
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diving all the way down from greenland, likely to settle somewhere close to the eastern side of the british isles, pushing the high—pressure way to the west and bringing a northerly wind. there will be changes ahead, still some spells of rain, some brighter interludes as well, but it does look fairly likely that things will turn little bit cooler but a lot to play for in this forecast and we will keep you up—to—date right here. ca rles carles puigdemont says that the catalan people cannot accept illegal measures decided by the spanish government as he calls on the region's parliament to act against him. the head of the world health organisation says he is rethinking the appointment of zimbabwe's president mugabe as a goodwill ambassador. storm brian hits the uk, guts of nearly 80 mph, although the disruption has not been as bad as predicted. donald trump says he
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