tv DW News LINKTV August 17, 2016 2:00pm-2:31pm PDT
♪ anchor: this is dw news for you turmoil at trump towers. with less than three month until america votes, the presidential candidate shakes of his campaign staff.f. showining off to -- shrugging of appepeals to be more presidenti, he is hiring a right-wing media group -- media guru. coming up, signs of olympic corruptions.
patrick hickey steps down from the ioc after his arrest for alleged's -- alleged ticket scalping. thieves versus l offense in a fight versus canyon crofts. you may be surprised to wins. i am sarah kelly, thank you for joining us. donald trump has shaken up his campaign staff, less than three months before the u.s. presidential election. it is not the first time he has made changes amidst reports he has rejected pleas to change his style. joining his team are a top republican pollster and a populist right-wing media box. reporter: the donald wants to continue being the donald. another shakeup signals he's going all in. donald: the media donor
political accomplice that has bled this media dry has to be a place with a new government of, by, and for the people. reporterer: thihis is the man tp has tapped to turn around h his faltering white house bid, stephen mannon. the former investment anchor has never run a presidential campaign, but he is considered a conservative media guru, heading up a website and a producer of films which bashed the clintons. also on board, veteran pollster kelly and conway. they will fill the shoes of trumps now former campaign leader, sidelined after allegations surfaced that he received secret payments from a pro-russian ukrainian political party. the purge is seen by many as a rebuffed by trump to republicans pushing him to moderate his fiery rhetoric.
it comes as polls show rival hillary clinton trouncing trump in key battleground states. the wall street journal reporter who broke this story said this is trump's playbook in the months ahead. huge rallies, gloves off. brutal fights with clinton. it is the populist roots -- and which he hopes could lead to the white house. anchor: let's bring in our u.s. correspondent, richard walker, who is standing by for us in washington. how should we read this second reshuffle in as many months? is this strength or desperation? richard: i think you can look at it in both of those ways. this is certainly a flavor of desperation. such a big campaign shakeup less than three months before election day is a sign of a campaign in trouble.
we have seen donald trump -- paul #thing since the party convention -- donald trump's poll numbers did since the party convention. the trump campaign as a sign of strength that he is not wowing to that pressure. -- not bowing to the pressure. not bowing to the pressure to become a cookie-cutter republican presidential nominee, but instead doubling down on the strategy, and looking to spend the next few weeks of this campaign in the campaign -- in the companionship of some of his very close to. anchor: so many ways this could potentially be interpretative.
richard: if anything this is a doubling down for trump, sticking to the themes and sticking to the style. if we look at steve bannon, he is the head of -- it is one of the centers of the political scene. very national list in its outlook. rather conspiratorial in the themes that it covers. one conservative critic described as the fact that it is the only place that is more trampy and then trump. steve bannon himself has a reputation of being extremely brash. what you have is donald trump really doubling down on that strategy, the one in the primaries dominating the airwaves with controversial messages that sort of crowd out
the opposition. can you actually apply a strategy like that to the general election? that is a question many people are asking right now. anchor: how that is the situation on that front? richard: six points behind the national average. you really need to look at this battleground state, which could be crucial to winning the election. he is doing badly in those states. it is a question whether we are doubling down on core strategies. anchor: richard walker in washington. thank you. let's turn to some other news. turkey has begin releasing inmates to make room for thousands of people arrested after last month's failed to. the prisoners were released to
create a way to be paved for them to be free. it allows for inmates to be released to have two years or less to serve in prison. and it makes convicts halfway through their sentence eligible for parole. to the rio games in the spotlight has not been on sports today. after the arrest of the executive board of the international olympic committee, irishman pat hickey is accused of illegally passing on games tickets for sale. >> he is a trusted out lie thomas bock. patrick hickey is the head of the olympic council of ireland. since 2012 he has been a member of the executive board of the ioc. the 71-year-old was arrested early in the morning at his rio hotel, was later taken to the hospital as a precaution. he is also head of the european olympic committee and is
suspected of being involved in a ticket scam. the ioc was quick to react. >> this involves the -- which has launched an inquiry and obviously we wait to see what comes of that. first and foremost we will wait to see what comes of the allegations involving -- reporter: tickets for the olympic opening ceremony on august 5 were reportedly selling for up to 7200 euros on the black market. anchor: for more on a day packed with controversy, we can speak with our college -- with our correspondent oliver moody who is standing by for us in rio. it must have been a major surprise there. oliver: certainly, we have had a
long list of controversies here at rio. this is blown others out of the water. patrick hickey being arrested this morning. we actually have video of him being arrested by brazilian it is a master -- it is a massive blow for the ioc. it is more an issue for the national irish olympic council. unfortunately for them that is nonsense. the truth is he is a high-ranking member of the ioc. and any alleged involvement in a corruption scandal is a huge blow for the ioc at a time when their public perception is already at a very low level. reporter: -- anchor: that is not the only problem, tell us more what happened with --
oliver: this comes after they did a review in o over 200 matcs that have taken placece here i n rio. more to the point it comes after a couple of controversial decisions. firstly y in a heavyweigight cls but also the irish boxer in the bantamweight class pit he appeared to have one his final but the judges unanimously gave the victory to his opponent. he gave the judges a middle finger and went on a rant afterwards, most of which i can't repeat on the air. one bit i can repeat is he will never compete in the olympics again. he would courage that she would encourage other boxers not to compete. and other controversy brewing there. -- another controversy brewing there. anchor: what happened on day 12, tell us briefly.
oliver: the biggest result is the men's football team making it through the final. the women's team went out in the semi final. that is very important to people here come a very important for their national sport that their teams are successful in the biggest national sport. perhaps a repeat of germany verse resume -- germany versus brazil. anchor: oliver moody in brazil, thank you. let's get a quick check of other stories making news around the world. australia has agreed to shut down a controversial offshore detention center. the facility houses 850 asylum-seekers, trying to reach australia by boat. the announcement of the closure comes after reports that the camp was ruled unconstitutional more than four months ago. wright p lease in zimbabwe have broken up a protest.
police fired tear gas -- many fear the change will lead to another round of hyperinflation. zimbabwe has seen growing to mistreat and against the economic hardships of their president. more on that in our business news. the farmers in kenya are facing a mammoth problem. hungry elephants trampling field and devouring their crops. one group has found an indigenous solution. one which doesn't need guns or traps. apparently all it takes is a few b's. reporter: a farmer has been finally able to harbor -- to harvest sacks of corn. a powerful enemy appeared, when -- and appeared -- enemy appeared, one which constantly
stole his harvests. >> sometimes they came before the corn was even ripe. they would eat everything, or trampling. reporter: they always came during the night and tore up the field. it was a desperate struggle between humans and animals over the land and sustenance. that struggl is now over. thanks to help from the elephant -- project. project teams constructed events made of beehives, and the small insects are having much more success than the humans ever did. should an elephant come into contact with a wire connecting the hives, all of the b's emerged to defend the colony. >> these african honeybees are aggressive. once they sting you they releaee a phereromone that causes the other bees to staying in the same location. this is an advantage to elephants, so if they sting on the truck the other knees will come in sting again.
reporter: that's how they get these david's to beat these goliaths. just the s snd of their love -- of their loud buzzing can throw the elephants into a panic. >> it looks like three elephants that approach, came around the corner, even around the side of this fence. and then they decided to proceed around it and go another way because of those. reporter: the farmers who went hungry gained two advantages thanks to their helpers. they can finally harvest their corn, but they also have additional income from the honeyed the bees produce. they are no longer killing elephants like they used to when they are desperately trying to defend their fields with drumming stones and spears.
it started between las vegas and los angeles, forcing the closure of one stretch of the road. winds caused the flames to spread quickly. >> this fire was extremely dangerous pit it was a wind driven fire. once it established itself it took over the edge. it exploded in a different direction. reporter: 750 firefighters percent in to battle the flames. mandatory evacuation orders were established immediately, affecting more than 80,000 people. the flames, which have destroyed an unknown number of houses and structures posed a serious danger to residents. in northern california another fire has been linked to a suspected arsonist. authorities have arrested a 40 euros old man for allegedly setting the blaze. >> last night's win announced the arrest of the suspect, he is arrested on 17 counts of arson.
we are actively working on the investigation. cal fire e investigation is takg the lead on this. reporter: thehe state i is curry experiencing a heat wave and a five-year drought has sapped moisture from the land throughout the region. anchor: with going to head over to kristof, who has the latest from the business world. he is not only telling us something but he is showing us something. kristof: i have a bank note from zimbabwe, worth $25 billion. sadly it's not worth much, even in 2008 when this was still excepted. one note worth $25 billion, a sign of economic mismanagement. zimbabwe has become one of the poorest countries in the world and today people took to the
streets, protesting against government plans to introduce a secondary currency. reporter: they are burning money because it is essentially worthless due to hyperinflation. protests have become common place where people are furious about economic mismanagement and what the colic kleptocratic government. anger reached the boiling point. businesses and the public have long lost confidence in the country's disastrous economic policies. 16 years ago the government seized a property of white farmers and handed it to thousands of poor black zimbabweans. the countntry's agriculturaral sector colollapsed, followed by the economy as a whole. in 2008 there was astronomical hyperinflation is highest to
hundred 31,000,000%. -- as high as 231,000,000%. at the same time the dictator is accused of plundering symbolic way to the benefit of his cronies pre-and more than 90% live in poverty and are out of work. there is little to no industrial production. the former breadbasket of southern africa has to cover the failed states. the plan to replace the currency with promissory notes has ignited fears of another bout of hyperinflation. the demand is clear, move god they must go. -- demand is clear, mugabe must go. >> what must happen is we the
people are going to use constitutional means -- we border bank they will be on the streets protesting for as long as it takes, even if it means facing a hostile police force, tear gas and chaos. kristof: good to have you, are the protests still g going on? guest: thanknk you for having m, like today t there was a a pland protest, which was crushed by the police. protesters planned to march from a central point in central hara ray to central zimbabwe.
kristof: what exactly is the problem with these promissorory notes? guest: the problem is people still have memories of what happened in 2008 and 2009. people are not confident whether this will increase [indiscernible] or whether the government wants to lock the flight of hard currency. the people of zimbabwe have discovered some people have been site tuning -- have been siphoning hard currency out of zimbabwe. kristof: explain to us, what does every day life in zimbabwee lolook like? guest: currently the situation is much h better than 200008, 2.
2008-2009 was a difficult period where you had mononey, but you didn't have goods to bubuy in shops.s. currently the issue is because of the drought we have had during this year, the economy is not performing well. we are not going to see anything in our industries. the cash shortages, you are restricted to withdraw [indiscernible] per day from the bank. there are always long queueues from the banks -- queues for the banks to withdraw money. you find that the situation was bad previously.
most of them use cash all the time. kristof: thank you very much. lackluster global growth. there is a whole array of issues that has investors feeling uneasy at the moment. as a result demand for gold has soared recently. during the first half of this year investors have brought over 1000 tons of gold. that is even more than the outbreak of the economic crisis in 2009. reporter: the current state of world affairs have led many investors to seek a safe haven, and they are turning to gold. brexit, crises in the middle east, and slowing growth in china have renewed concerns of global instability. the price of gold has surged almost 30% from under $1075 to over $3430 per ounce the commodity hit eight two year
high in july. due to very low interest rates, savers are looking [no audio] at $1500 per ounce by the end of the year. kristof: the recent minutes of the latest fed meeting, giving investors any reason to change that strategy? guest: the big word of the day was soon. that is what the fed minutes told us, that the federal reserve might be ready to increase rates soon. it does not mean the same. the expectations are that the federal reserve will probably wait until december so we did
not have a big move. it was the 28th consecutive day for the s&p 500 that we move less than 1%. kristof: little market reaction. but shares did show a quiet response, stuffing by about 6%. what is going on there? guest: it is in other that classic retailers are having pretty rough time, once that consumer spending may not be that great and if people spend money it is mostly online and not necessarily physically in the stores. targets lower their expectations to have stocks drop within 60%. also lowering their forecast. and then in the broader retail industry we also have barnes &
noble, the book chain fired their ceo and the stock tanked in the double digits. kristof: that is all your business. back to you. anchoror: president health candidate -- presidential candidate donald trump has named a media guru steven van into his team and to arrest a slide in the polls. that is a update on dw news, thank you for tuning in. we will see you next time.