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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> this is dw news live from berlin. donald trump get back -- gets back to aggressive rhetoric after earlier reports he was softening his dance. he says he will deport millions of immigrants during his first hour in office and has repeated his vow to build a wall on the border and make mexicans pay for it. one of the biggest names in soccer is in the crosshairs of sprints -- swiss prosecutors.
under investigation for money laundering and fraud for unexplained payments to fee for -- fifa that may have brought the 2016 world cup to germany. protesters gather in the tetensf thousands on the streets of this venezuelan -- of the venezuelan capital. we will ask our correspondent if this could be a tipping point. i'm brent goff, it's good to have you with us. donald trump is talking tough on illegal immigration and it took a quick trip south of the border to draw it back. his plans to crack down on undocumented migrants in the u.s.. it includes a major deportation force and border patrol. trump is standing by his promise of a border wall with mexico,
paid for by mexico. reporter: donald trump remains stern that a wall will be built. he was out to fortify support among his hard-line anti-immigration backers. along with those strong words, the republican presidential nominee outlines additional immigration plans. mr. trump: i will create a new special deportation task force focused on identifying and quickly removing the most dangerous criminal illegal immigrants in america who have evaded justice just like hillary clinton has evaded justice. reporter: that is exactly what many of his supporters want to hear. >> i think he did an outstanding job. he's the only one that cares about america, obviously. he's going to make it great
again. he's going to build that wall. he's going to keep us safe. >> i love the fact that he wants to concentrate on getting rid of all the, uh, illegals. the ones that are actually criminals. reporter: he was behaving more the diplomat by praising similarities between the two countries. mr. trump: we are united by our support for democracy, our love of great people, and the contributions of millions of mexican americans to the united states. reporter: when the cameras were on, trump and the mexican president stressed what they had in common. but afterwards, both leaders feared from the friendly tone of the meeting. he stated that he made clear mexico would not be paying for any wall. back in the u.s., trump promised he would take a tough stance on mexican immigrants. mr. trump: we will build a great wall along the southern border.
and mexico will pay for the wall. reporter: his fans welcome the rhetoric but donald trump will need a majority of all u.s. citizens to win the election in november and winning over millions of hispanic voters appears even less likely than before. reporterbrent: i am joined by an historian and one of the leading historians in the country. he has written numerous books about mexican history. thanks for joining us tonight. you tweeted yesterday that mexican people expect an apology from donald trump for referring to them as criminals and rapists. did you get a reply? >> absolutely not. the mexican president should y. he didn't do it.
a majority of mexicans are greatly disappointed. nothing less than an apology. brent: why'd you think the president o mexico, why did he not a manned if not an apology, at least the next clinician from donald trump? >> i think he wanted to be courteous. he wanted to be polite. i don't think that with tyrants or prospects of tyrants, you can be polite or you can appease them. with tyrants, you have to confront them. he made a grave mistake. a historic mistake. he played into the hands of trump. in a way, he was used by trump for his own purpose as we saw a few hours later. brent: how do you think that was
able to happen? we understand it was organized very hastily and very last minute. >> i have no idea. it is irrational. it is unnecessary. i think they don't understand it. millions of mexicans don't understand the theater. there was no reason to accept it. brent: donald trump, after the meeting, when back to the united states. he went back to arizona. and he said -- that the mexican people will pay for the wall.
the next president said he told mr. that mexico will not pay for any kind of wall. did he believe? >> the main thing in political history, it's what is public. not what is private. mr. trump, that is a lie. i did tell you that mexicans will not pay for the wall. he lost of the magic. the golden moment to defend mexico. and to tell the truth. trump came to mexico and had a few words. then he went back with his
purpose fulfilled. brent: we will have to wrap it up there. a leading mexican historian. we appreciate you taking the time to talk with us tonight. >> very honored, thank you. brent: the german soccer giant is the subject of a criminal investigation tonight in a world cup fraud case. his home was, today, rated by swiss prosecutors and investigating leaks. that's according to the swiss attorney general. they focus on the payment of 6 million euros allegedly used to buy votes for germany's successful bid to host the world cup in 20 -- in 2006. joining the is chris harrington
from the sports desk. are you surprised by what is happening tonight? chris: not surprised at all. i can tell you why. when you pay attention to what happening in the world of football, they are investigating the world cup in 2010. south africa. it led to indictments thanks to the swiss and american authorities. 2018 russia, and qatar 2022. things have happened earlier this year. not only did the president of the german football association resign because of the situation regarding the world cup in 2006, he is serving a one-year ban. fifa says he is guilty of misconduct and failure to report misconduct. it doesn't look good. they are coming full circle. brent: germany won the bid to
host the 2006 world cup. we all experienced it here. that is where it is claimed now that the misappropriation of money took lace, right? chris: it was between germany and south africa. the vote was 12-11. it was alleged that someone was not there and germany influence that to happen giving them the right to host the world cup. the german summer fairytale. it germany walked away with the bronze medal. in 2015, spiegel came out with this idea of a slush fund. they allege it was used to secure votes. that is where we are today ultimately. brent: have we heard anything from franz beckenbauer? chris: not at all. he hasn't made any comments or statements. a few things are working against him.
he already served a suspension from fifa because they were investigating 2018 and 2022. he missed out in 2014 to watch germany win. that is a strike against him. the situation where this money trail is allegedly connecting him to the slush fund. the question remains, why did they have the slush fund? everybody agrees the money exist. brent: you don't want to accuse him of being guilty by association but it makes sense on face value when you look at what has happened in the last year. you have had so many people come out and admit there was no transparency. and maybe it was an organization that was rotten all the way to its core. it's hard to imagine someone could have been with that organization for so many years. and not known anything. chris: we have to allow the dust
to settle. in all fairness. he has denied the idea of paying for votes. they have done the same thing. we have yet to see what the prosecutors have to say about the case and see the verdict. brent: the more you dig, the dirtier it gets at fifa. it has been one year since german chancellor on the low merkel told germans -- on the low merkel -- angela merkel told germans, "we can do this." getting here wasn't easy. we spoke to one man about his remark would journey and life in germany. >> in budapest one year ago, thousands of refugees were stranded for days. unable to travel onward or go home.
mohammed seized the moment. stand in rows of five. the refugees decided to walk. at destination, germany. >> i know how to do this. but when i did this, it was really hard. it took 500 to control 1300. it was difficult to let them walk in line. and the kids and the shouting. reporter: he led the refugees along the highway. they tried to stop them to no avail. the first in a string of 1300 refugees grew to tens of thousands that poured across the austrian hunt area and border. most of them continued on to germrmany arriving at munich's central train station.
>> there is a problem with political people and partners. they never had it i think as germany is a great country, they can control everything. reporter: mohammed was sent to the eastern german state of saxony alone. he accidentally hit someone with a plastic bottle. the reaction bewildered him. >> i come to him and i say, apologize. i did not see you. he was saying, don't touch me. i am not dirty. i am not a person that comes from other planets.
brent: welcome back, everyone. live from berlin. the ngo human rights watch says there has been a sharp increase in the number of cluster bombs used in syria. the russian air force is using the weapons thahat spray out smaller bombs indiscriminately. it comes as russian warplanes have airstrikes in syria killing
at least 25 people. in caracas, antigovernment forces to remove president nicolas maduro. they hope to draw hundreds of thousands to the capital to what they call the "takeover of caracas." the opposition holds the president responsible for the deep economic crisis with many suffering due to severe shortages of food and medicine. thousands went to the street to show their support for the socialist government. it has led to fears every nude clashes between the sides. -- it has led to renewed fears of clalashes between the sides. what was it like? >>t was a a relatively peaceful protesest that is overer now. itit was a peaceceful gathering.
seveveral points s this morningi was surprised to see the opposition filled mostst of the streets to what i believe e is e lalargest protest since they tok office. the opposition, expectations were high. many people were expecting much more violence today as the government attempts to stop the protest by arresting political leaders. there has been some oppression from armed forces as they try to prevent protesters from other states to enter the city. they were filled and that is what the opposition wanted to show. power in numbers. brent: is this campaign to get rid of the president they are? -- president there? you say it's the largest one you
have seen n so far? >> what the opposition is protesting today is how the electoral council isis processig a recall referendum put into action by y the opposition.. it is clear and the government has said that they don't want the referendum here. if they lose, therere has to ben elections. losing i in 2017, they w would appopoint the vice president and the current governmenent will still stay in power. the council is dragging feet because they are loyal to the government. his approval ratings have plummeted with the economic, political, and social crisis that has gone his way. the severe medicine shortage. if the council follows with the constitution says, a referendum should take place this year. they will most likely have to leave office and that is what the opposition is pressuring. it is not only against maduro but the government institutions related to the late who go
chavez -- hugo chavez. brent: in the venezuelan capital reporting on this demonstration against the president. oscar, thank you very much. time for some business news. kristof is here. glad you did not have a ticket to ride. kristof: let me show you the pictures we are talking about. the falcon nine rocket operated by spacex that exploded during an unmanned testfiring at cape canaverall on thursdayay. there you see it. the blast could be felt several kilometers away with black smoke billowing from the wreckage. nono one was reported hurt in te accident. the satellite says the explosion could cost 50 million euros. elon mususk, the ceo of spacex sasaid the cause of the explosin was unknown and his team is investigating.
now for the financial aftermath of this explosion, let's bring in our financial correspondent in new york. let's get to the bottom of things here. an exploding rocket for once. in just a few weeks ago, the fatal crash of a self driving tesla. the car of a company also owned by elon musk. it sounds like a gruesome summer for the billionaire. >> the recent incident now with spacex really has been pretty bad timing because investors slowly seem to lose their patientce with elon musk when he decided to buy the company solar city. there was quite an outcry on wall street. now there is a payment due a $400 million. they might the short term
liquidity shortage. bigger investors are not necessarily reeling. elon musk is a visionary and divisions take time. it seems to be an issue at the moment so the stock was down about 5% on thursday. kristof: difficult times for elon musk. it look at the u.s. automobile market. car sales were surprisingly weak. fresh data shows it is disappointing. >> from august, it is booming. there are indications that it
might come to an end. general motors reported sales drop of a percent. and also bmw sold fewer cars. there is an indication that it might be over. kristof: thank you. here is language you don't hear often from the leader of a multinational corporation. total political crap is how tim cook describes the recent ruling against apple. they want back taxes claiming the company has abused the unusually low corporate tax rates in ireland. but the top executive claims there is more. reporter: tim cook believes anti-american sentiment is behind the apple probe. in a radio interview, he says he will fight the demand for a $13 billion back payment in court.
>> it is maddening, disappointing. it is clear that this comes from a political place. when you are accused of doing something that is so foreign to your values, it brings out an outrage in you. apple has always been about doing the right thing. reporter: the european commission accuses apple of paying 50 euros of taxes for every million of the euros generated. a tax rate of .005%. if ireland allows apple to pay a lower tax, it could counter state aid which is illegal in the eu. apple says it paid more tax, the second-largest in ireland. >> the figures that we use in our decision are the figures that we get from apple themselves. and some of the figures back from 2011 come from the u.s.
hearings. there are very little, if any figures in the public domain. and our investigation is not in the apple corporation. as such, it is apple international and apple europe. that is were the figures, in some years, .005% of tax rates are accurate. reporter: the commission says the ball is in apple's court. they must pay back taxes or appear in court. cracks that is all the business. back to you, brent. brent: the german chancellor met with women's football team from eight companies. they are in germany where they discovered football festival that aims to bring women together to celebrate their love of the sport. one team is from iran who have had to face more barriers than most to play the game.
reporter: the arabian women's squad includes two current national players. it is far from easy for women in iran to play football. the religious police give them a hard time. but these women are predetermined. i have been playing since i was four or five. everybody pays -- i grew up in a family where everybody plays football. the teams meant once before. it is the first public women's soccer match since the revolution. it was a two-to draw in front of a crowd of 1000. earlier attempts failed because the iranians were not allowed to leave the country. there are also taking part in the football festival.
it is for fun and there is also a serious aspect. it is about refugees and+ migration. the berlin team 14-2 last night and the arabians weren't too sad. they were happy about their goals. attornment is far from over and the final is on sunday. brent: after a short break, i will be back to take you through the day.
it is 9:00 p.m. here in the french capital. you are watching france 24. hundreds of people are under fleast gabon and at least -- under arrest in gabon and at least two people have been reported killed. hundreds of thousands of flooding the streets of caracas, venezuela, calling for a referendum to remove their president maduro from office. and in france, at the begin