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mission don't you got to push. that one will use surfers fighting against unseen in the city starting january seventh g.w. . this is d w news live from bird lane u.s. president donald trump rips into his former chief strategist steve bennett is in the firing line for explosive comments on the trump tower meeting with russians donald trump says that bannon has quote lost his mind we will ask an expert what
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the falling out means for the two former allies also coming up around declares an end to deadly antigovernment on rest its islamic rulers mobilize support with tens of thousands rallying and a show of force for the government. plus we will have the latest on a prestigious football prize dortmund's pierre emerick over my god is gunning for a second african player of the year award tonight we'll look at his chances. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program thanks for joining us. u.s. president donald trump has launched a scathing attack on his former chief strategist steve bannon the head of the release of a new bombshell book the president said the following steve benen has nothing to do
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with me or my presidency when he was fired he not only lost his job he lost his mind now the president disavowed bannan after it emerged that his book attacked donald trump jr for a twenty sixth meeting with a group of russians bannon wrote the following even if you thought that this was not treasonous or unpatriotic or bad and i happen to think that it is all of that you should have called the f.b.i. immediately the u.s. media say the trumps lawyers have sent a cease and desist letter to bannon accusing him of violating a non-disclosure agreement and epping full an epic falling out between these two former allies what could it mean for the trump presidency on the russian investigators more on that in just a moment but first a look at how the ban and trump relationship collapsed with friends like these who needs enemies it may feel like ages ago but it hasn't been that long since president donald trump and his former chief strategist steve benen were thick as
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thieves. toward the end of the two thousand and sixteen presidential campaign bannon left his post as executive chairman of the right wing web site breitbart news to join the trump campaign he was the embodiment of all the issues that energize the trump base nationalism and time a great an economic deregulation despite accusations of racism and xenophobia benon helped build the wave of populism but trump it unleashed trump became president and bannon became a kingmaker. bannon took on the role as chief strategist and senior counselor to the president he was seen as a primary architect of trump's nationalist agenda the president was not shy about celebrating their closeness is very committed and friend of mine and he's very committed to getting things passed we'll have a very good relationship as you know with the bennett steve's been a friend of mine for a long time i like steve a lot man and also helped push both the president's populism and his attacks on news organizations there corporatist globalist media that are adamantly opposed
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adamantly opposed. to economic nationalist agenda like donald trump. but after a series of staff shake ups and public embarrassment trump brought an instant in the white house to an end after a mere seven months. now following the publication of an incendiary book bannan trump have suddenly become sworn enemies trading barbs over the media. given how fervently readers of breitbart have supported trump the cracks in this relationship could spell trouble. and for more on whether or not that is indeed the case i am joined by having reka head of the program of u.s. and transatlantic relations at the german council on foreign relations here in berlin thanks so much for being with us you know strong language as we've heard from both these two no surprise i mean they're really known for that aren't they
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but at the end of the day this book is said to describe the president as an and disciplined man child who doesn't understand the weight of the presidency does it leave him in trouble i think if this is seen as an inside look into the presidency and many will do this especially on the more liberal side of the spectrum of course this will damage him underline the views that people have of him i think. one has to wait i mean if you could present himself as a nonpolitician as somebody who's doing things differently as a deal maker as a businessman this might actually help him help him along why ben did this i assume he understands that we he will have more attention in the wider spectrum of the political interest if he's going against the president and i think there might be some vanity in it in the end i think trump might be able to to use that for his
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own benefit because he can distance himself from the far right and win back the voters in the republican center so that's the view on on how this book might end pack public perception but how about when we talk about legally speaking because of course we know that there is an investigation that is underway and on to the trump campaign's ties with russia bannon describing a meeting that the trump campaign had with a russian lawyer as quote treasonous what does that do for the investigation and potentially for the trial presidency in legal terms. in legal terms it will not change a lot because it's only an assessment from an outsider one might say but politically of course it strengthens position it will strengthen the view that there must be an investigation like this it will make it harder for trump to fire him and to go against him so this of course increases the credibility of mahler and the findings that he might get in the end i would assume there will be. things to do to
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be dragged into the open that will make the trump family or the compay look bad but it might be that trump himself didn't really. is not really a culprit in the narrow sense so that might be the come out and he might even use these assessments for that but how much does it undermine for example republican efforts to undermine the investigation because we know for example actually just yesterday perhaps quincy densely perhaps not perhaps you can weigh in on that president tom's former campaign advisor paul metaphor and he actually sued the special counsel robert muller in order to get him to narrow the scope of the investigation of course that a fart he has been indicted for for money laundering it within the scope of the investigation where do you think that that all of this leaves the pro. i think that there are many republicans who are basically conservative they are not russia friendly they want to have the state run in an efficient way so they they might
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might see all these like intermingling the financial interests that come into play there the backdoor politics they might see this. as disgusting and so actually this might also strengthen support on the republican side metaphor does of course he's trying to clean his own sheet with it and it's about his own career and his own role in that so i would assume when a ford is not through the core republican that is that is represented here and just briefly before we go you're an expert on transatlantic relations leaders here in europe how are they dealing with all the traumatic the united states it's of course impossible for them because the all this is dragging away attention and energy from the from the white house and it would be much more needed to fill the open posed to have an idea of what the white house and of the ministries do together so they all hope for a more stable. running of the of the government and we don't see this is only day
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four of the new year. in fact it is heading rico head of the program on u.s. transatlantic relations at the german council on foreign relations and berlin thank you to the u.s. east coast is bracing for heavy snow as a winter storm intensifies into a bomb site clone for the first time in almost thirty years snow fell on the florida capital tallahassee elsewhere in the sunshine state freezing temperatures turned one man's pool into an ice rink drivers up the eastern seaboard battled high winds and blizzard conditions a state of emergency has been declared four states hundreds of schools have been closed in expectation of record breaking low temperatures in iran the head of the country's elite revolutionary guard has announced what he called the end of sedition this after he deployed forces to put down anti-government protests in several provinces twenty one people were killed during
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the weeklong protests and authorities arrested hundreds in a show of might iranian state t.v. broadcast these images of pro government rallies across the country there are unconfirmed reports of continued anti-government protests iran has imposed a blackout on social media but this footage from is four hundred province shows a building allegedly belonging to the revolutionary guard going up in flames. and for more let's bring in a.f.p. correspondent eric roundoff who is standing by with the latest from tehran welcome to you eric we know that the head of the revolutionary guard has said that the anti-government protests have essentially been defeated or or wiped out so to speak what are you hearing. yeah it's been pretty quiet there are. very few protests last night a very heavy police presence including really good revolutionary guards on the streets very hard for us to verify information we're getting from the problems but
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the fact that there are far fewer videos posted on social media suggests that they have indeed died down to considerable extent. more broadly speaking but do you think that the protests over the last week reveal about iran's leadership are we for example seeing cracks between hardliners and moderates in the regime does these kind of just off to the budget announced by the president passed on i mean she made some pretty on the talk of those territories measures cuts to welfare raising fuel prices not hard line is it's a really been attacking him on those issues finding that is the best way to undermine his leadership. and try to rally the coal particular against it. and there are suggestions that conservatives were actually behind the protests broke out into this much wider arrest so ron it could actually be
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a good opportunity to get him to say look we need to close ranks if you carry over attacking me this way you see the kind of our price that you can trigger at the same time he's going to have a lot of work to do to try to placate people who are deeply angry about the economic situation and what does that mean would you say for the prospects of of economic reform in the country because they you know as you mentioned a lot of people they seem sympathetic to the protesters craven says. yeah i mean there are a lot of people on the streets of tehran who understand the frustration of young people in a country where the unemployment rate is thirty two percent for the young and there was some idea after case of iran has a very good education system so a lot of people are underemployed as well didn't dot their i was sort of the wrong faces a lot of structural problems still under pretty heavy sanctions from the americans that make it very tough to to get a trade go there are no simple solutions for. president rouhani but i think we are
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going to see him try to do so if he's off on some of the you started to notice that he had announced try to make life a little bit easier while still trying to move ahead with some of the liberalizing reforms trying to put the economy back on on attack over time crowd to focus to try to stop business interest no no no easy solutions there eric randolph with the latest from tehran thank you. to some sports news now where world football spotlight will be on the game and capital of across the night as the twenty seven team african player of the hero award gets handed out three attacking superstars in the running for the prize let's take a look at the chances. will this man be celebrating again thursday night emerick obama young is among the contenders to be named african player of the year even as dortmund have struggled to keep pace at the top of the table the gabba nice hitman has struck thirteen but as the goals to confirm his status as one of africa's best
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players now he's hoping to win the award for the second time in his career. yes. i'm off. but obama young faces stiff competition for the prize egyptian forward mohamed salah has taken the premier league by storm since joining liverpool in the summer he was also part of the egypt squad that finished runners up at the africa cup of nations in february and his liverpool team mates monday is also in the running he scored twice for senegal at the cup of nations and he was also listed among the top candidates last year finishing in third place. for obama young and co the wait is almost over soon they'll know lou's walking away with the prize. and in tennis news andy murray has pulled out of the twenty eighteen australian
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open due to an ongoing hip injury the three time grand slam champion has not played in a competitive match since wimbledon in july of last year murray had tried to compete at the u.s. open in august but with through two days before the start of the tournament a recurring injury has seen him slipped to sixteenth in the a.t.p. rankings. you're watching news still to come on the program i'm filled hopes of a better economy and wrong we will look at how disappointment is fueling those protests in the country that and other business news is coming up that christof koch there you'll see it soon. it's all about the moment. it's all about the story in song. it's all about georgia.


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