tv France 24 Inauguration Coverage CSPAN January 21, 2017 12:12am-12:41am EST
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i do not know what french positions have in mind, but it's true that to me it's very disappointed because i was expecting two things in the speech. one that he that he was show himself to be somewhat presidential and this is not the case, and that he would adopt another tone. to me this is another campaign speech because he's very much on the attack against washington and the elite. when he started be more optimistic, were going to create jobs, this is just promises, nowhere does he explain how he's going to do it. so i don't know what the french politicians are thinking about that. for me it's disappointed and i think it's too early to hope for anything. when we had today the nominations to the cabinet and the special advisor who it will be that steve bannon, and his
son-in-law, we can expect to probably listen to the more than to the members of the cabinet who are more middle-of-the-road. some of those of us who watch the hearings, even rex larson almost appears middle-of-the-road when he says rushes the enemy. there's no way we will leave nato. were on trade agreements for instance. the idea that i'll probably decide on a small circle in the white house which is a trend of presidents itches the power inside the white house. >> we just had the price vice chancellor in germany and were expecting this to be a rough ride. this is the germans expecting a rough ride ride with trump. in france it's different because will have a change of presidents of the next four months.
things never really got off to a good start between -- and donald trump. even if we go back several months. >> yesterday and the campaign he was very critical. but if but if you think of a few days ago when we're listening to a speech and allowed trump said terrible things about europe and the chancellor said we can manage our things and he was condescending say and we'll back to special relationship with the u.k. yes, it will be difficult for europeans. but it could be the good news. maybe at the end of the day some europeans will realize that now, last they have to do something. >> just listening to what we said when going back to that interview that donald trump gave to the times when she almost seemed to be winning the
structural or the implosion of the european union. what is he doing hoping for such an outcome? >> it's. >> it's a departure from his predecessor. i don't remember hearing a president using these kind of words to describe your. also his were critical about that i merkel's policy on syrian refugees. i think he used the word catastrophic to describe this policy. talking about europe and there's a lot of nervousness on the side of the atlantic. but also in canada, justin trudeau, are prime minister has criticized donald trump forcefully during the campaign because we don't know what donald trump my two on trade. we know this is a very important issue for europe as well. canada we have a trade deal with mexico in the united states
called nafta. donald trump has been saying he wants to destroy nafta completely. again, it's a thing you've never heard on the part of a presidential candidate. people are getting stressed but i think it's everywhere in the world. the big question as to who is going to leave with the administration, we don't know. we know many cabinet members will be on experience. we know the secretary of state has been nominated by donald trump has no governmental experience just like president trump. but it's always the same question with a new president getting in who's going to lead and was still don't know. when you read donald trump's book was that was published at the end of 1980, learn about the character and about the person. he said of this into people around me but then i made it decision by instinct. so he's
very confident in himself and the way he make decisions. we don't know who he's going to listen to or if he's going to listen to them. his already fighting the cia because the controversy about his behavior so-called behavior in a hotel in russia. so he's had it -- it will be interesting to see how we do and how he manages the decision-making process of the white house. i want to come back to the issue of canada but let's get smart american perspective on the u.s. cannot see michael johnson cofounder t party who joins us now. but i just start by asking, your former speech writer for george w. bush and that makes you an extremely qualified person to give some perspective on the tone and content on president trump's inaugural inaugural speech.
can i ask your thoughts? >> my thoughts were that the speech was really solid. i think it was not overly complex but it reiterated the promises he is made to the country throughout the campaign which i think is important. it shows he series and will do it. did i think their common themes of appeals reunification and whenever we go through a very divided and contested primary says we have a general election, it's crucially important. the two standards i would use to judge the success of speech where did he explain what he wants to do for the country, and issue a call to action, he did. did he call. did he call for unification and unity and provide something for healing and the speech? i believe he did that. i think all in all, ten out of ten. >> but did he give a strong on
the how. thus been the criticism from one of our guests here. >> the president of the united states have two speeches given routinely and regularly. one one is the inaugural which is every four years and in the state of the union which is typically in january and is every year. the state of the union is vastly more specific from policies. in this case where the policies community general, yes. yet he made it clear is good to secure the border made it clear that immigration and trade policies are going to be restructured. made it clear that isis will be destroyed or decimated. >> strongest language i've heard in a long time and certainly the first time we for that from many presidents since bush. i think is very clear about the idea and the promise of getting
americans back to work and get our economy going growing. it wasn't a specific call to action on a particular legislative item. nobody would expect that yet. >> to get the impression that trump has to reinvent himself in a way. he's gone from being the antiestablishment and anti- elite mouthpiece analysis platform the last few months. but now that he is the establishment and is the president of the united states, he's not just going to be out there criticizing the status quo and criticizing the power to be, he is the power to be. are we going to hear it different vocabulary and language being used by donald trump? >> there is a tight wire that he's going to be required to walk.
it will be to keep the people behind him. he made it clear in a speech that this was a victory for the people over washington he talked about how washington victories were now american victories. in the disconnect between the city that is become a business and the american people which have not had connectivity to it. on the other hand as you correctly point out, he's gonna have to govern and governing drills down to relationships political alliances that aren't always natural. the complexity of governing is a few steps up the ladder from campaigning. he will clearly be facing it and i think right out of the gate. monday morning showing up to work this is going to be a very partisan city with very different visions for the roller country should be played in the world in the direction our
country should be moving. >> leslie, do you think president trump has the full weight of the republican party behind him? >> no, i don't. don't. i believe that he want the nomination over the party's objections for the most part. i think he is positioned to redefined what the republican party is. in my own judgment it's usually consist constructive force for the republican party. had we performed another nominee like in 2008 or 12 was another member of the establishment here she would've lost the republican party would be in the wilderness for a long time. what what trump has done is redefined what the republican party is a needs. he's done more than anyone to reach out to our diverse nation across ethnic and other barriers
given the republican party new line were now he's govern both bodies of the legislature and white house. >> thank you very much indeed. >> let's get a look now at what economic policies we might expect from the 45th president of the united states. what's we know at this stage about what economic plants donald trump has? >> will these are based on the campaign and what he said since the election. he said he wants to be the greatest job creator that it's ever been seen. the main way way to do that is the trillion dollar spending via tax credits for private investments of the stimulus plan directed towards infrastructure which he it mentioned as being in disrepair and decay.
so roads, bridges, tunnels and things like that. he wants to renegotiate trade deals and wants american free trade agreement with mexico and canada. he wants u.s. manufacturing with the tariffs were products being imported and tax breaks for companies producing things in the united states. another aspect is the fiscal revolution. lowering income tax a lower corporate tax rates from 35% to 15%. in another regulation that could happen in the next few days whether it in housing and construction are banking on the thing might be sick change is regulations on the call : plants. his goal said he wants to reach
4% growth eventually which has never been seen since 2000. that's last time the u.s. have seen 4% growth in gdp. so he has grand ambitions. as the word on the street or wall street that is likely to run into many obstacles along the way? >> there's quite a few obstacles and many ambitious goals. this is the kind of plan you put in place for an economy that's in a recession. right now the u.s. economy is doing well. the growth rate of 1.7% last quarter and almost full employment is just under 5%. so how do you increase production if you have trouble finding people to hire, specially for you to put controls on immigration. that will bring up wages and prices only to a stronger dollar
which is stronger now. this. this makes u.s. products less attractive on the international market which would lead to stagnation for production. another thing is republican establishment that came controls congress could intervene if they find some initiatives to be too expensive. the federal debt staff that stands at 104% of gdp. >> thank you. let's go back to d.c. briefly and check in with jessica who is in the streets in the city center where protests are taking place this afternoon. we spoke a few minutes ago there is a chaotic scene going on. a lot of noise, begging accretion. have things calm down? thankfully yes.
things have calmed down right here where i am. but it does look as though there still is standoff going down on franklin square. police did not allow we to pass there. there are blocking these protests there's a lot of protesters on the site as well. and there was a lot of unrest, those grenades the please throw which make law bag salon people are running. we have protesters throwing bricks and quite a standoff. a helicopter going overhead. i can't really see, looks like things have calmed down.
we had reports that 95 people have been arrested today. also one person being arrested, he was trying to smash up a police car and the police rushed in on him and tackled him to the ground. is quite dramatic. there police on horses as well and they're moving the horses to control the crowd. seemed unnecessary, some protesters said they had the impression that police overreacted at times but certainly there has been some tense standoff in central d.c. today. >> it looks like there's well prepared police officers around you. what sense do you get when you talk to people who are out there
? when you look at the profile of people taking to the streets, 20 student to think they have a genuine issue they want to make their voice heard, do you think some of them are there to cause trouble? >> i think the troublemakers are few. i think the majority of the protesters on the street today are peaceful and they are genuinely worried about what's happening in their country. they're worried about human rights, women's rights, a lot of the black lives matter people are out here today. they are concerned that donald trump is a fascist and they all really worried about what's happening now. i think those troublemakers are a minority. i've seen people throw bricks today attacking police cars. but most of it is peaceful.
>> thank you for sharing that. >> in the studio of the director of the political form and he was put eagle. thank you for joining us. looking there to see this protest i down or this been a feature of the trump presidency? >> i think time will tell. you can see the protester starting so early that there's a mindset that may lead to these protests continuing. they don't have anything specific to protest and even your correspondent mentioned fears about losing human rights and stuff. that can't be evidenced by anything that trump has said at least not recently. so more of the implication and
not rallying behind one particular issue. >> if you listen to his inaugural girl message he repeated several times how he's the president of everyone there's no room for prejudiced. he made references to blacks, browns, browns, and whites all having to work together. i think his message is very much america first. he's going to great lengths to say that includes everybody, all citizens. did you think the voice and tone of trump was different than that of donald trump on the campaign trail? >> it wasn't very different, but he was trying to stress more the message of unity and working together. it wasn't a traditional
inaugural speech. it had very much elements of a campaign message still there. especially in the strong anti- washington element. think you can see there's a bids of donald trump that remains even as president. >> the outgoing brock obama he called magnificent which is not anything we would've heard. >> his initial speech when if you recall when he accepted the victory on campaign night was magnanimous. so sometimes he goes on that route. i think he sees the necessity of doing that. >> is much more optimistic than he was before, you start about the future more, less about what barack obama has done, courses was not the time to do that. it's not the kind of speech where you criticize your
predecessor were hillary clinton. but remember the speech that he gave during the republican convention. people were talking about the speech you were saying it didn't fit the national myth of optimism you all the time and presidential speeches are presidential candidates. he was talking about how things are going bad or wrong about america. but today was different. he was still still talking about the same issues for talking about the future in an optimistic way. he had the same slogan is ronald reagan on the campaign trail, make america great again. but he was emphasizing that everything was bad with the country. and even during the transition it was still criticizing democrats and hillary clinton's views. now it seems that maybe he'll talk little little bit
more about what he will do in the future to make america great again. we didn't get a lot of details about how he would reach his goals but that it was more optimistic than what i her before. >> let's bring into who standing by in washington. just listening to what was saying and was going on around her in central d.c., it's really a tale of two cities. you have these angry things. to get the impression that this sets the tone for what the trump presidency will look like? >> were coming into this presidency with the polarized divided nation. that's hardly a secret. there's no indication at this point in time that the vision has an instant remedy.
that that will be bridge. to the contrary there's arguments to be made at least from the inaugural address and remarks that he has made weather is in his press conference on the remarks we sometimes heard from his cabinet pick the confirmation hearings and in his remarks he made at the inaugural dinner last night, remarks about how his cabinet has the highest iqs in the world. of his son-in-law is the man to have middle east peace. there's a sense that he's taken a very simplified vision of the world, very good and bad vision of the world, boiled it down to the bare simplicities and that time the message that he has carried into the broader
campaign is one that seems extremely devices. a message that that disparaged women, latinos, muslims and blacks. but the critics some protesters the reason i don't think this will subside like a flash in the pan, it's because he really has been a candidate that is critics see as someone who has no vision, disrespect and showed contempt for people who criticized him. and i aggression days supposed to be about the day of the presidency. a celebration, not of one man's victory but the celebration of democracy in general. donald trump is seen to take everything personally. to see things as attacks against him. in sort of telling his critics
essentially have no rights to say those things and is critics say you are president of the united states we will hold you to account especially when you're saying things we feel and believe are disparaging, hurtful, and insulting. so i don't see these protests dined down. i see them as the start of a larger movement. i don't think most americans are going to be supportive of the more violent protests of a kind we've seen violent protests here today. few people will support that. they will support as americans who go out there and show their dissent, voice their protest and do so in a peaceful way that carries for their message that they will stand up, fight and organize. even barack obama through one of his redlines when asked are you going to be a silent
ex-president or speak up there something donald trump does or says you don't like. one of his redlines said he thought there is discriminatory legislation or efforts to disciple dissent yes he would see it as his duty to speak up. there many americans, who share that view. i suspect this presidency will be one where you have a very forceful undercurrent of resistance and protest in america. >> thank you for that. we'll check in with you later. >> on trump's first and office the senate confirmed two of his cabinet nominees. read time james madison is defense secretary.
retired general john kelly's nomination for secretary of homeland security was approved 88 - 11. the center returns at 3:00 p.m. eastern on monday to consider the nomination of mike pompeo as cia director. live coverage on c-span2. >> next, part of china globals tv newscast in their reporting on the u.s. presidential inauguration. this is ten minutes. >> let's check in with victor in beijing. as you heard those words today, give me your sense of where the united states and china go with their relationship. worsening conflicting messages. as one of terry branstad who is the former governor of