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bmtitifis “a buttons, you know, you hit a button and we have a launch. it's actually and we have a launch. it's actually an authenticator and the president has to authenticate it with a card. they have a redundancy system. how close is that football to him? within about 50 feet. really? yes. you always within line of shot of the president and vice president of the president and vice president of the united states wherever they are in the world, either in the white house or in windsor, you always within eyeshot. in the low mobile phone you are assured. there will have been no deleting! we have seen today a remarkable bit of coordination to get the president to so many different spots here in the uk. it is interesting and hopefully we will hear marine one take the president to the next part of his journey but it has been a remarkable
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coordination effort. so few people get to see how orchestrated it is behind—the—scenes to get the president of the united states from the 18 acres of the white house back in washington to any spot around the world. it is six o'clock. you are watching bbc news, we are live at windsor castle. that is the official picture of the meeting between the queen and donald trump and the first lady. they have just left the private apartments, they are making their way to marine one, and from hearing whence they will be transported to sta nsted. hearing whence they will be transported to stansted. beth was one is waiting for them. they will fly to glasgow airport and from there they will be transferred to turnberry for a weekend of golf. i don't know whether he's going to aberdeen, but he owns two golf courses in scotland. and as you are saying, neck, he share something in common with the tween. —— the queen. yes, a love of scottish heritage. it
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had been suggested that perhaps prince andrew would be his golfing partner but... that seems to have gone by the wayside. it doesn't seem to be happening. as he leaves windsor that he will go over the royal household golf course, and nine hole golf course,. perhaps see prince andrew out there. he won't get a chance to play on it. i dare say he won't be taken past the many protesters on his way to stansted. he was flown in yesterday on a different route into blenheim palace rather than through woodstock and over the top of the protesters massed at the gate. from a logistic standpoint i find it fascinating what the white house has done getting the president around in the uk. there was no motorcade, no opportunity for the president to be physically protest did at eye level. he could maybe have seen something
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from the air but they deliberately did not want him on the ground, not just for security purposes but also said he did not have to deal with that eye to eye. a strong logistical move by the white house and one i'm sure they did not want to have his face with all those protesters behind him. if you arejust joining us behind him. if you arejust joining us these are the pictures from a little earlier when the president and the queen inspected the household guard now we are looking at the fields just outside windsor castle. we can hear the helicopters, so we presume castle. we can hear the helicopters, so we presume they are taking to the air. as! so we presume they are taking to the air. as i say, we won't know which of the helicopters the president is in because there is always a dk helicopter and you will see the ospreys, these vertical with the propellers. it looks like a police helicopter and not part of the presidential fleet, which makes me believe that the departure of marine
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one must be a mad because there is another following behind it. it would appear that marine one's departure is imminent. how much of this meeting will we actually learn about with allstate private? virtually nothing. it is private meeting. the conversation will have been largely chitter chatter. family, history, where are you going next,. no, we will learn very little of it. there goes at least one of the marine helicopters. as you said as we watch those pictures that the queen would have been intrigued by donald trump. she would have read a lot about him. it is thought she keeps a diary, the queen, so wouldn't one just love, amongst the many things one would love to know, what she might be writing in it tonight! mets donald trump and his wife today... i'm sure it will be a
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conversation all of them will have enjoyed, because by all accounts she will have been intrigued to meet him, almost complete her set of us presidents met, and i'm sure president trump and the first lady will be intrigued to meet someone who has been on the world stage for so long. i think anyone who has the opportunity to sit down for a cavity in windsor castle with the queen of the uk is bound to be really rather intrigued. most americans are intrigued. most americans are intrigued with the queen and the monarchy and it would be on either any american to meet with the sovereign. but for the president, one who has long sought a meeting with queen elizabeth ii, he got his due and his time today and i'm as you said i'm sure it was a very cordial conversation, if only the president gave her the respect she was afforded, and the queen as you so was afforded, and the queen as you so aptly noted has met with so many presidents going back to truman, that she knows how to handle dealing
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with the american leader. a lot of history and this visit for donald trump. he spoke about his visit last night blenheim palace and walking through the churchill exhibition. he would have seen the long library where churchill was photographed, and those photos are part of the expression. this is another photograph that will probably go in his album. it will be on his mantelpiece alongside the framed time magazine shots. it might well find its way into the trump golf clu b find its way into the trump golf club as well! but certainly a proud moment for him as well. and for the first lady. so he will go to scotla nd first lady. so he will go to scotland to turnberry. what we know about the events over the weekend and the sort of things he will be doing? i looked at the schedule, there are no public events at this point. i imagine he will be playing a little golf, but i think the big day as you know is monday,. and they
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will be preparing him for that, that meeting with putin. undoubtedly. thank you both for your company. let's cross went to westminster. thank you. as marine one leaves windsor castle i was struck by a tweet from dickie arbiter, the royal commentator earlier. saying the queen will have got the measure of and been well briefed on donald trump when she meets him today she will sidestep political chat knowing he tweets everything but could show him around the castle hoping he doesn't ask what many do why it was built so close to the airport. 0h doesn't ask what many do why it was built so close to the airport. oh to bea built so close to the airport. oh to be a fly on the wall. as we said earlier, when he was having a meeting with theresa may at chequers, oh, to be a fly on the wall is in those conversations
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today. simultaneously, as that meeting was going on at windsor castle, of course big scenes of protest here in central london. you can probably hear the news helicopters above may here. they are bringing us aerial images of the protests at trafalgar square, certainly the culmination of a day of objection to donald trump's presence in the uk. the protests objecting not the office of president of the us, but the individual. and the placards have been a testimony to that. they are objecting to the individual, the incumbent, donald trump, ratherthan the office of president of the united states. the day of protest began in parliament square behind me with the trump blimp, the trump baby balloon, and then we had various
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marches, coalitions of protesters, converging on parliament square and now of course that big demonstration in trafalgar square as well. i think we can in trafalgar square as well. i think we can talk to turnberry now. sorry, we we can talk to turnberry now. sorry, we can't talk to ross at turnberry just yet. forgive me for mishearing about with the noise above me. but let's ta ke about with the noise above me. but let's take stock, of the day so far. it has been an eventful day. let's listen to a report on that. you don't need to count the helicopters to know how much this visitor matters. president trump's entourage blasted through
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the countryside. theresa may'sjob was not just a the countryside. theresa may'sjob was notjust a grin and bear it but to try to change his mind. when first the tricky question was asked he left it to her. have you had a chance to talk about the interview this morning? we have a lot to discuss... the question repeated, this time he made a face rather than answer. but after talks, this time he made a face rather than answer. but aftertalks, back this time he made a face rather than answer. but after talks, back to the choreography around the stately home. exactly where she brokered her brexit compromise this time last week. the prime minister appeared to have taken hold of president trump, and predicted he is now on her side. we agreed today that has the uk leaves eu we will pursue an ambitious us uk free trade agreement. the chequers agreement reached last week provides the platform for donald and me to agree an ambitious deal which works the best countries right across our economies. was he quite so
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convinced? economies. was he quite so convinced ? once economies. was he quite so convinced? once the brexit process is concluded and perhaps the uk has left the eu, i don't know what they are going to do, but whatever you do is ok with me, it is your decision. whatever you're going to do is ok with us. just make sure we can play together, letters that matters. mr president you seem to have changed your choosing from what you said earlier this week when you said that on the current brexit plan that would probably kill the possibility ofa would probably kill the possibility of a trade deal with the uk. our countries are meant to have a special relationship yet you publicly criticised the prop premise of public property and could not listening to your first office at the behaviour of a friend?|j listening to your first office at the behaviour of a friend? i did not criticise her. i have a lot of respect for the prime minister. and unfortunately there was a story that was done which was generally fine but it didn't put in what i said about the prime minister, and i said tremendous things. to be accurate, it did. she's going to make a
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decision about what she will do. the thing i ask teresa is that we make sure we can trade, that we don't have any restrictions. i read reports were that will be possible, but i believe after speaking with the prime minister's people and representatives and trade exports it will absolutely be possible. and, feminist, isn't the problem to you that some of the things mr trump have said about your brexit plan are right, it will limit the possibilities of doing trade deals easily in the future? there will be no limit to doing trade deals around rest of the world runs we leave the eu on the basis of the agreement that was made here at chequers and that was made here at chequers and that i have put forward to the eu. and as you have heard from the president, the us is keen for us, we're keen to work with these images perhaps the ones donald trump truly desired. but the
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politics between the united states and britain are fraught. the lines are and britain are fraught. the lines a re less and britain are fraught. the lines are less precise. as both our countries change, so diplomatic decorum isn't guaranteed. well, that was the political story of the day from laura kuenssberg. with me at parliament square where the protests began earlier today i had played harrington, senior lecturer in politics at de montfort university. —— clodagh harrington. at chequers earlier he engaged in a lot of flattery. he likes flattery himself but do you think that was an effort to repair some of the damage donein effort to repair some of the damage done in that interview in the sun?|j
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would think so. i was thinking about the personal chemistry between them. i don't think it's ever been amazing. there have been previous relationships that have been more easy, i suppose. relationships that have been more easy, isuppose. this relationships that have been more easy, i suppose. this is different. i think there is and the easiest rapport between them and i think the past 2a hours has been critically challenging for the prime minister. if president trump is making an effort to make amends from the interview in the the sun, that can only be a good thing at this point. there was a huge irony in saying his own entity was fake news and the sun put up that statement saying the claim it's fake news is in itself fa ke claim it's fake news is in itself fake news. really bizarre. it's difficult to keep up. something of the rabbit hole it. there are things about president trump that really liked none of his predecessors in the sense he prides himself on being
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the sense he prides himself on being the disrupter in chief, he prides himself on being unpredictable. the last thing wants is for anyone to anticipate what he's going to do next and that's part of his remit, he keeps everybody guessing. for his supporters, they love it, others find it unnerving. let's talk about the protests. beginning in parliament square with the blimp, the baby balloon. the organiser told me this morning those claims its an insult to the president, he said it's an insult to him but not america, and insults at the any type of language he understands. was it a goodidea of language he understands. was it a good idea to have that sort of protest? i think a protest with humour is one more people can get on board with. the blimp balloon, in many ways it's fun, it's light—hearted, it's not deeply offensive. many people will find it very amusing and i think they can
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get their message across quite effectively without using derogatory language. it's a visual metaphor that speaks for itself. blenheim palace harrington, thank you. let's ta ke palace harrington, thank you. let's take a look at the story of the protests today. a coalition of groups coming together to object to donald trump being here. his name echoed around the streets of london. it was on the posters they carried. the t—shirts they wore. they were round and they were certainly many, but as tens of thousands came to protest against president trump, he wasn't even in the city to see or hear the anger. the relationship normally special, the highest level
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of special said the president, but they weren't lining the streets for they weren't lining the streets for the american president but against him. i think his policies are awful, i think the way he talks to people, the way he talks about women and disabled people, his policies on climate change, the list of things he does wrong is long. you aren't going to stop him, are you?|j he does wrong is long. you aren't going to stop him, are you? i think peaceful protest is beautiful. what you think of so many people coming out against your president? it's really nice they care about the injustices happening in our country. the day of protest started with london's newest tourist attraction, flying outside parliament the camp baby. not huge but big in impact.|j think it's brilliant, it's the epitome of british humour. trump doesn't get that but i think it stands for the way that we deal with things we don't like. as this
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peculiarly british day of protest took to the streets, the women's march starting the demonstrations and with song. pots and pans, wit, and anger. he is the worst thing to happen to the world right now. i have a daughter, lama world right now. i have a daughter, i am a mother, i am a woman, he is not, we do not deserve him on this wall, he has done nothing wrong. not, we do not deserve him on this wall, he has done nothing wrongm it the british people... sheet, and she does not like him. it is for anyone to say it because we are citizens of the world. we are protesting some of the policy decisions he has made. but america is our closest ally. and this is not against america, it is against trump. then the main anti-trump protest of the day, filling the streets of central london. the
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american president might not be in london to see and hear these protests but he is certainly aware of them. saying he wasn't spending more time in the capital because he had been made to feel unwelcome. but as he said, he believes the real british people love the american president. but those in trafalgar square aren't the one who love him, farfrom square aren't the one who love him, far from it. but square aren't the one who love him, farfrom it. but with square aren't the one who love him, far from it. but with a welcome from the queen the prime minister, president trump might just the queen the prime minister, president trump mightjust not my drab protests. well, melania trump's relationship with her husband and her performance in the role of first lady have been under scrutiny of course since her husband was inaugurated. today we saw her very much of the traditional role of first lady with a couple of engagements away from her husband. let's ta ke engagements away from her husband. let's take a look at this report. a smile as melania trump entered the home of the famous chelsea pensioners to receive a lesson in poppy making with
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the help of local schoolchildren. the audience was chosen to chime with her be best campaign, which champions children's well—being initiatives. there was no speech from the first lady, she chatted and listened to the experiences of two different generations. did she win you two over? she came across magic, absolutely magic. didn't she, john? yes, absolutely. we tried for an invite, didn't we? laughter no, she was brilliant. i don't think we'll be invited to the white house yet. the first lady's visit to meet the chelsea pensioners was shrouded in secrecy, and there's been tight security surrounding this event. while her husband has certainly made waves, this was an opportunity for melania to show a softer side of the partnership. whisked away by her entourage, the first lady had made an impression on the children she'd met, who go to a school a stone's throw away from the us embassy. she gave me a hug.
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and she shaked my hand. and what did you feel about that? i was actually really happy. i don't even want to wash my hands. this boy sat next to melania trump and said he was honoured to meet her. it inspired me. i've learned that i should try my best and be the best i can be, even in hard times i should be the best that i can be. the aim of this visit was to show a lighter touch, and while this was a tightly controlled event with no opportunity for media questions, those who met melania trump said she was a good sport. sian lloyd, bbc news, chelsea. and with me still the doctor from demand was third. we were talking about the protests a few minutes ago. we said earlier that perhaps they might not affect change but
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that doesn't mean they don't a difference. 0h, that doesn't mean they don't a difference. oh, i think that doesn't mean they don't a difference. 0h, ithink they that doesn't mean they don't a difference. oh, i think they make a significant difference. and i think as well where we are technologically, there are a lot of people in america is going on over here with great interest. some people very supportive, others less so, but it matters in that sense. and i think donald trump is very mindful of how he is perceived, you do read a lot that he is quite sensitive to how others view him, and ideally he wouldn't want any protests at all. but here we are. and it's a principle of protest as well, as we heard earlierfrom another guest, this long tradition in the uk of protest where there is objection against a cause or a person. absolutely, and i think britain does protests
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remarkably well. i just saw a tweet from somebody saying today was akin toa from somebody saying today was akin to a carnival of hilarity. just a i°y to a carnival of hilarity. just a joy and humourand to a carnival of hilarity. just a joy and humour and fun. singing, dancing, in that stuff, but still with the really strong messages coming across. i think that is the perfect culmination, really. let's stay with the protests were the moment. we'll go to our correspondence in the whitehall area. i know you have been following various elements of the protest all day. bring us up—to—date with where you are and what you can see. i don't know if you can see just over my left shoulder, the remnants of the trump together protest trump which was the larger element of the protest today. it is thinning out, i know it does not look like it, but there are fewer protests here and they are streaming up and down whitehall. jeremy corbyn gave a speech earlier where he said that we are asserting our right to demonstrate and our right to free speech. he also asked people to unite behind london mayor sadiq khan saying he shouldn't be condemned for
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the support he has given to people wanting to protest. it also comes as the famous bright orange blimp of trump wearing a nappy made its way down whitehall and actually was perched upon one of the lions on trafalgar square. tens of thousands of people are thought to have taken pa rt of people are thought to have taken part in this march. there have been a view scuffles with pro—trump supporters along whitehall, but police have taken quick and assertive care about. the crowds are now starting to thin out and go home. and what have people said to you about how they feel about this protest, do they feel they have made a difference today? yes, a number of people do feel like the noise they made, particularly with the women's much this morning, they were in courage to bring pots and pans and musical instruments and make as much noise as possible, in
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fa ct make as much noise as possible, in fact their protest march was called bring the noise. and they were hoping that although even trump would not see their march that their noise and message would be heard. they said they do not want to be silenced, they want to be heard. they want him to understand they are not happy with some of the policies of the administration and they want to make their message clear notjust to make their message clear notjust to him but to people they feel the trump message has gone into the normal society and actually infiltrated normal people. they don't want any violence, they marched quite quietly along whitehall towards trafalgar square, and then ends up in parliament square where they made even more noise at a trump rally. thank you very much. it has been today where the object is to donald
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trump's visit to the uk have made their voices heard although they have been pretty well removed from the locations where the president has been. he himself will be delighted with that opportunity to meet the queen at windsor castle, thatis meet the queen at windsor castle, that is the sort of image you want to see broadcast back in the us and of course on social media. and then of course on social media. and then of course on social media. and then of course we had that news conference with the prime minister earlier, she talked about building a trade deal with the us, despite what donald trump had said in that sun newspaper article, theresa may sounded pretty positive about that. and he talked about the special relationship, he said it could not be more special. let's take a look at some of the main images of the day. cheering laughter are knocking lose any sleep that
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president trump doesn't like me. lock him up! lock him up! cheering it is all of our responsibility to
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ensure the transatlantic unity enjoys for it has been fundamental to the protection and projection of our interests and values for generations. i am doing a great job. lam doing generations. i am doing a great job. i am doing a greatjob, that i can tell you, just in case you haven't noticed. say it loud, say it clear, donald trump isn't welcome here. i would say i give our relationship in terms of grade the highest level of special. am i allowed to go higher than them? i'm of special. am i allowed to go higherthan them? i'm not of special. am i allowed to go higher than them? i'm not sure. of special. am i allowed to go higherthan them? i'm not sure. but it is the highest level of special. they are very special people, it's a very special country... welcome sports terry. there has been
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