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this morning on "world news now," president trump's take on torture. reasserting his opinion that water boarding is not torture and that it works in intelligence gathering. but fellow republicans as well as his new defense secretary they strongly disagree. the details ahead. it's the first major meeting of its kind since taking office. president trump set to hold a joint news conference with british prime minister theresa may later today, the two leaders ushering in a new age in global politics. >> new this half hour it, the raw power of mother nature. >> heavy rains and erosion caused the devastating collapse of this hotel into the rushing floodwaters below. the building completely disappearing in front of the evacuated crowd. and the colorful clash of nations has begun. no, not the olympics. it's way better.
it's miss universe. and it started with costume night. wait till you see what miss usa was wearing in "the skinny" on this friday, january 27th. from abc news, this is "world news now." the original parade of nations there colorful costumes from all over the world. >> appropriate they're coming in "the skinny" because they're all very svelte looking very svelte in their costumes. >> they're all fairly -- yeah, some of them are wearing their country on their shoulder there with those costumes. >> interesting to see more of those. stay with us for that. >> we'll dig into it. we'll start with president trump doubling down on his argument that waterboarding works. >> in an interview with fox news, the president said opposition to waterboarding seemed foolish and naive and he also questioned whether the illegal interrogation technique which simulates drowning should even be classified as torture. >> i mean,or
torture. >> fingernails. >> i'm sure it's not pleasant but waterboarding was just short of torture. when you know, all of a sudden they made it torture. here's the story. look, i spoke with people the other day who are in this world that we're talking about. they said absolutely it works. >> as he first told abc's david muir, the president again said that he would follow the advice of defense secretary james mattis who believes torture is not effective in interrogations. >> republican congressional leaders like paul ryan and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell also made it clear that waterboarding is not an option. >> well, i think the directive of the cia has made it clear he's going to follow the law and i believe virtually all of my members are comfortable with the state of the law on that issue now. >> and torture is illegal and torture is not legal. and we agree with it not being legal. >> despite opposition from his own party, the president insists we have to fight fire with fire when dealing with radical extremists.
>> so the president meets with british prime minister theresa may today at the white house. may is the first foreign leader to meet with the president since his inauguration a week ago. during an address in philadelphia, she called the president's term a new era of american renewal and reaffirmed the special relationship between the u.s. and britain. >> we have strong economic, commercial, defense and political relationships, as well. so i'm delighted that the new administration has made a trade agreement between our countries one of its earliest priorities. >> despite that special relationship, there are some differences that could arise during the meeting. may has already rejected the president's view that torture is acceptable. should point out that she and the president will have a joint press conference at 1:00 p.m. abc live coverage. >> now to the growing tensions with mexico triggered by a showdown over president trump's proposed border wall. a wh
off. now there's talk of slapping mexico with a new tax. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: since day one of his campaign, trump's relationship with mexico has been rocky. >> who's going to pay for the wall? 100%. >> reporter: still he traveled there to meet with pena nieto last year. we asked about the wall. the wall, is it a nonstarter? is there any chance mexico pays for wall? >> we did discuss the wall. we didn't discuss payment of the wall. that will be for a later date. this was a very preliminary eting. >> reporter: since then mexico's president has been consistent, there's no way mexico will pay. the two leaders were scheduled to meet next week at the white house. but after mexican officials hinted they might pull out, trump tweeted if mexico is unwilling to pay for badly needed wall, it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting. three hours late pena nieto tweeted back he had informed the white house he would not be
cancellation was a mutual decision. >> the president of mexico and myself have agreed to cancel our planned meeting schedule for next week. unless mexico is going to treat the united states fairly, with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless and i want to go a different route. >> reporter: on thursday, the white house floated one possible way to get mexico to pay for the wall. the idea was a border tax of 20% on goods coming into the united states from mexico. although late thursday, the white house clarified that was simply one hypothetical thetical idea. it is not something that the president has signed off on. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. and jon, we should mention mexico's foreign minister said that that border tax would raise prices on goods which would be passed along to the american consumer and republican senator lindsey graham also slammed the idea in what was the tweet of the day. he seemed to mimic the president's speaking style
writing any policy proposal which drives up the cost of corona, tequila or margaritas is mucho sad. i agree. according to "the washington post," president trump called the acting director of the national park service on the day after his inauguration. the important issue, he was asking for more photographs of the crowds on the national mall. the "post" reports that the president wanted those extra pictures to prove the news media lied underestimating the number of people attending his swearing in. a scare in the skies for passengers as a smoky engine forced a united airlines flight to make an emergency landing. the flight headed from washington to nashville landed safely. cress immediately doused the smoldering engine with both foam and water. at least 75 passengers were evacuated from the plane and no injuries were reported. the faa is now investigating. a roof top fire forced hundreds of guests from their hotel in tampa. wits ins say the flames were shooting off
firefighters had to walk up 27 flights of stairs to put out the flames. after nearly an hour, the fire was out and guests returned to their rooms. no injuries reported there. a hotel in peru made out a lot worse than that. whoa. it collapsed right into a river that had swollen because of recent storms. the building's foundation was eroded by the rushing water. luckily everyone inside had evacuated before the collapse. no one was injured but plenty of waterbeds there in that hotel. harvard university has been handing out its hasty pudding award every year since 1951 to honor those have made lasting contributions to the world of entertainment. >> yes, and the award for woman of the year goes to oscar-winning actress octavia absencer. she was paraded through the streets of cambridge. look at her. later during a roast, spencer was serving up a little mock poop. she used that moment to send a message to white house advisor
>> kellyanne, eat my [ bleeped ]. >> yeah! >> so spencer later explained her comment was "in the moment." >> yeah. >> but you recall that -- >> that was from "the help," it it was from her movie. >> a play off "the help." >> it didn't come out of nowhere but it is interesting. spencer did add one serious note saying conway is a woman who should understand why women are concerned about their rights being taken away. >> clearly whatever it is, it was delicious. that young man went to town eating that poop pie. coming up, nfl players playing the wrong sport. >> the league's star players going at each other in a fierce game of dodgeball. we'll tell you who held the longest for the win. and we're going to the farthest reaches of space searching for the most impressive beauties all competing for the title of miss universe. who to look out for later in "the skinny"".
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players in blue against the last man of the afc ty hilton of the colts. >> a little competitive nature here. hilton forced an overtime period against four guys but couldn't catch a ball thrown by zeke elliott of the cowboy who's stripped off his shirt and celebrated like he was going to the super bowl. >> true story there. as you see the crowd there watching that dodgeball game. that's more people than who will actually watch the pro bowl this sunday. >> oh. >> not a sports fan. tiger woods will be back on one of his favorite courses today. hoping to make the cut in his first official pro tournament in 17 months. so woods has won eight times at torrey pines in san diego. it's beautiful if you get to go there. it's near la jolla. that experience didn't help him yesterday as he struggled in the second half of his round. when it was over, woods was 11 strokes behind the leader, his score of 76 was the worst opening round to a calendar year in woods' career. should point out, there's a great grilled cheese at torrey
>> we've been talking about big plaks, grilled cheese. the food i can get on board with, the football i'm not as much including my home state of oklahoma, everyone's embarrassed for me. in you want to see the williams sisters play for the australian open title, you have to get up early or stay up late. >> venus and serena will meet in the tournament women's final starting at 3:30 in the morning eastern time tomorrow morning, saturday morning our time. yes, 36-year-old venus is in her first major final since 2009 when she lost to serena at wimbledon. now 35-year-old serena is trying to win her 23rd grand slam title which would be a new record, by the way. both say they're happy for the other. >> you have to control yourself and then you also have to hopefully put your opponent in a box, and if the opponent is your sister and she's super awesome so it's wonderful. >> it's the one time that i really genuinely feel like no matter what happens, i can't
lose. she can't lose. it's just going to be a great situation. cheering each other on. if serena williams wins, she will regain the world number one ranking that she lost at last year's u.s. open. tomorrow will be the first all williams final at the open since 2003. worth getting up early for or staying up late for. >> as you come back from the bars, let's look at the williams sisters. amazing to think they've been on top of their game for nearly two decades. absolutely amazing. when we come back, how we can all eat like oprah. >> and the miss universe contestants are not eating too much. >> yes, they are. >> they might. >> one cube of cheese and then they're done. >> their national costumes. you're going to want to see what those look like. we have more coming up in "the skinny." take mucinex dm. it'll take care of your cough. fine! i'll text you in 4 hours
♪ skinny, so skinny >> okay, so this is your friday "skinny." let's start with oprah spreading food, love. >> i love bread. i love bread. i now just manage it. so i don't deny myself bread. i have bread every day. >> oh. well, but knowing that men and women cannot live on bread alone, the media mogul is now teaming up with kraft heinz on a brand-new line of packaged refrigerated foods. >> riding high on her remarkable 40-pound weight loss, she is trying to make nutritious products more accessible to everyone. >> there are no specifics yet on what those foods will be. the food line will reportedly be called mealtime stories and kraft heinz says 10% of the profits will be donated to charities that working to eradicate hunger.
probably good food. >> ketchup and bread. >> and one can exist only on bread. i've tried it. i haven't. i wish that was my diet but it's not. next gearing up for this weekend's miss universe pageant. the competition's preliminary round has just wrapped up in the philippines where the contestants showed off their national costumes. >> slow down in your read. >> here are a few of the more exotic. >> okay. so miss sweden is dressed as a cultural character, pippi longstocking. and pippi's horse named little old man. >> that was not doing it for kendis. it must be really cold in canada which is why miss canada dressed up like a snowflake. theresley is. with her midriff baring ski sweater and ski pants and uggs. she looks comfortable. i wish i could wear that at the anchor desk. minus the snowflake. >> she looks like she just gave up. it's warmer down south. miss aruba dressed for the water
and attached herself to a wind sail. i like it. >> okay, miss germany showed up with a monstrosity on her head that's supposed to look like a famous castle in bavaria. these are getting really creative. >> the famous castle in bavaria there. miss usa killed it dressing up like a super hero eagle of freedom complete with working wings. i know we're supposed to love miss usa for whatever she does, but i don't know that she necessarily -- did she win that competition there? i don't know. it does look malevolent. >> malificent. >> malificent. that's it. >> it's -- >> she looks very benevolent. >> this is the important video we should just run. the miss universe competition is live sunday night on fox. steve harvey will be hosting it. the wrong winner will be named just around 10:59 p.m. >> sadly we must move on to this. that eye candy t
rich and pampered. >> as if we needed any more reason to be jealous of the beckhams we have it this morning. >> relationship goals, family goals, now vacation goals. we've been seeing pictures from david and victoria back home from their holiday vacation with their four children in the maldives but now we're getting a closer look at the resort where they stayed. the ultra luxury grand sunset residence is a private three-bedroom villa right on the ocean. >> "people" magazine describes the lavish get away as providing a large private beach, personal chef, 24/7 wine cellular cure rated to your liking, and they're just like us, these celebrities. >> celebrities who have graced that place in the past, rob lowe, russell crowe and tom cruise, and kendis wishes. >> and finally broadway here. apparently this is a line from the movie "gird your loins." mute sound familiar. >> miranda priestly herself set to strike terror in the hearts of theater goers in the great white way. >> the 2006 movie being brought
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on studies and information he has. >> he seems to be obsessed with the idea that he could not have the possibly lost the popular vote without cheating and fraud. >> why not investigate something that is the biggest scandal in american electoral history? three to five million people voting illegally? >> you say you're going to launch an investigation into this. >> sure, done. >> what you have presented so far has been debunked. it's been called false. >> look at the pew reports. >> i called the author of the report last night and he told me they found no evidence of voter fraud. >> why did he write the report. >> he said no evidence. >> excuse me. why did he write the report. >> we are going to get the slug bad ones out, the criminals and the drug dealers and gangs and gang members and cartel leaders. >> we're going to stay a sanctuary city. >> this city will not be bullied by this administration. >> this executive order does not change who we are. >> we will defend everybody, every man, woman and child who has come here for a better life and has contributed to the well-being of our state.
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making news in america this morning, preparing to speak to putin. we just learned when president trump will talk with the russian president for the first time since taking office, the diplomatic standoff. the upcoming meeting between president trump and mexico's president abruptly canceled as confusion grows about who will pay for the border wall. a scary scene in an american city. flames shooting from the roof of a high-rise hotel. guests forced to evacuate. what may have caused that fire. caught on camera, a swollen river eating away its bank. watch this. eventually gives away dumping a hotel into the water. was there anyone inside? and president trump's air force one, inside the flowing oval office and what he says is different about this plane