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windsor. after a controversial starto his first state visit to th u.k., the u.s. president has a dinner at buckingham palace with the queen. queen elizabeth: mr. predent, as we look to the future, i am confident that our common values and shared interest will continue to unite us. christian: i am christian fraser live at buckingham palace, where the president and first lady are soon to leave the state banquet. we will bring you all the reaction. jane:n other news, security forces inan sud on pro-democracy protesters. -- opened fire on pro-democracy protesters. at least 13 people are reported dead. jane: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. president trump has wrapped up the first day of a state visit to the u.k. with a banquet at
buckingham palac mr. trump toasted the queen's longevity and thanked her for the warm reception. earlier he had tea with prince charles and a tour of westminster abbey. but his tet attacking london's mayor has thrown a carefully lachoreographed day off e. we go to christian fraser live buoutsidingham palace. christian: yes, an unconventional started this three-base hit visit, which is almost come to an end. we are waiting for the president and first lady to depart buckingham palace. some of the choppers above buckingham palace this evening, and we think the dinner will be completed and perhap next 10 or 20 minutes. weyo will brinthe pictures as they make their way back to the u.s. ambassador's residence this evening. it haseen a day full of pomp and pageantry, and the president basking in all that comes with a state visit to the u.k. we see him in the company of the
world family throughout the course of the proceedings -- honor guard this morning, tripped westminster abbey, and this evening, the glitz and glamour of the state banquet. here is are you a senator jon sopel -- here is our u.s. editor jon sopel. jon: the state banquet in the form of buckingham palace. metals commencing a command -- medals, insignia, and tiaras. queen elizabeth: mr. president, i'nddelighted to welcome you mrs. trump to buckingham palace this evening. jon: queen spoke of the shared sacrifice of d-day and pointedly defended the institutions that kept the peace since, bodies the presid towards.much cooler queen elizabeth: whilehe world has changed, we are forever mindful of the original purpose of these structures, patients working together to safeguard a hard-won peace.
jon: notably absent, leader of the opposition jeremy corbyn and eaker john bercow, who declined to attend. the president didn't seem to notice. asheelighted to be there. pres. trump: on behalf of all americs, i offer a toast to the eternal friendship of our people, the vitality ofur nations, and to the long-cherish and truly remarkable reign of her majesty the queen. thank you. ♪ jon: if the state dinner is the height of royal protocol, the day did not start like that. moments before donald trump arrived on air force one compute launched a most unpresidential attack on twitter on the mayor of london, sadiq khan. "he has done a terrible job as mayor, has been foolishly nasty to the visiting president, and he is a stone cold loser."
after that presidential twitter ast, the real cannon fire as president from was given a gun salute welcome. as he flew above the city that sadiq khan presides over, it is safe to assume that the president will not be rolling out the red carpet at the white house for him anytime soon. time forhe pomp to take over from the politics. the president and first lady melania trumpgr were eeted at buckingham palace by prince charles and the duchess of cornwall. in the two and half years of donald trump's presidency, we have learned his views daily on anythingnd everything. from the queen was been on the whrone for six decades, we k nothing. whatever shootings of her unconventional visitor, that is how it will get whatever she thinks of her unconventional t visitor, that is howll doubtless remain. a year ago the palace let it be known that the queen was totally unconc ned when the u.s. president walked ahead of her to inspect the troops. today, no such vertical
infractions -- protocol infractions. these pictures will play very well in the united states, where the royal family is still a source of huge fascination. remember, this trip is in just about the roya family. it is about the trump family, too, who have all come along. thiss a state visit with nearly all ttl bells and wh. there is no gold coach ride because of security concerns, no edress to parliament beca the speaker chose not to invite him. there was a display of gifts and artifa the president expressing some interest in what the queen was shing him. and then it was time to lethe. is trip is a celebration of the closeness bween the u.s. and the u.k. can even though there are many issues with the more fraught relationship than special relationship -- on trade, climate change,
chinese technology company huawei, there are big differences. but that will be t meat of tomorrow's political discussions. at westminster abbey, a moment of solemnity as the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown warrior. over the years, so manican and british soldiers have been comrades in arms. there was tea with prince charles atlarence house. i understand that the prince did raise the issue of climate change, where the two don't see i die. as for the duchess-- eye to eye. as for the duchess, maybe she had some thing in her eye. this is a day that the light of the president. the state visit has lost none of its luster. jon sopel, bbcki news, bham palace. jane: the queen spoke about the enduring alliance during the post-dinner speeches. what did you make of the town?-- tone? christian: today has been about
that sred history. there is a focus on the celebrations. day is the 75th anniversary of the d-day landings. the queen and donald trump spoke about the bonds that were formed in the war and the immediate aftermath with a piece. tsit is the commrom the queen that stuck out for many people, about the institutions that were forged in the postwar years. she said that whilehe world has changed and we are mindful of the original purpose of these structures to safeguard a hard-wo peace, there will be a lot of people in america who will pickau up on that b those are the same structures that donald trump has been undermining and hopes to rip up. he doesn'tmu likilateral organizations come he likes sovereignt the queen was reminding him that these institutions were formed to try and maintain that peace after the second world war and in her you areust as valuable w as they were back then full to he did not seem to react to ,hat, but what he pointed to was
sr longevi if we need a reminding how lo has been on the front. he spoke about president eisenhower, commander of the allied forces in france. strange to think that he was the first president to invite her on a state visit to the united states in 1953. she has met all 12 -- all 13 nesidents with the exceptf lyndon johnson, which shows you she has been here before. however unconventional this presjaent might be. : it is amazing to think about that. somebo will not be in her job much longer is theresa may. she is out president trump will be meeting her tomorrow. what are they got?g to talk ab christian: well, that is very much the question. there is somewhat of a political vacuum in the u.k. with theresa may dueay to resign on fr there has been some confusion over whether there will be a one-to-one with theresa may. downing street pushing back, sayi that double-double
whppen, but that seems to have disappeared off the house agenda for tomorrow. they will be meeting with u.s. and u.k. businesleaders tomorrow before heading to downing street. maybe that meeting will be in thest round with other mis present. of course the leadership contenders, jeremyunt, at the banquet in buckingham palace today, but also boris johnson. what we hear from the johnson team is that there has been no invitation extended to him, but e president has had plenty to say before he arrived in the u.k. that that is who he thinks should be the prime minister. we are looking out tomorrow at the press conference for anything indiscreet. of course, he has been pretty forthcoming in what he thinks so far. jane: just very briefly, what do people ine britain m his tweeting and ahaerbal fight he already been picking? christian: i think america first divides opinions in the united states just as divides opinion the u.k. as well.
there have been protestsoday and we heard from jeremy corbyn, opposition leader in u.k who says he will be speaking tomorrow at the anti-trump rally in trafalgar sare. not everybody is in favor of the visit. but there are some, particularly those in the government, whoou speak the need to respect the office of the presidency rather than the man that ocpies it. that is what we will hear plenty of torrow, with eye came the entrée. there are many thorny issues -- iran, climate change, and that one o huawei, the president saying he does not want the u.k. to involve huawei in the 5g rollout. ntit will beesting to hear what he has to say. jane: christian fraser,hank you for joining me. we will hear more from christian during the week. for more on theresident's visit, i spoke earlier with the director of strategic iccommions for the trump
2020 campaign. thank you very much for joining me. >> thank you for having me. jane:e picked a fight with the mayor of london before he even arrived. >> well, when the mayor of london talked about how it would be un-british for the president to visit your account and visit your country, the state has -- the stage has been set. a previous mayor of london attacked george w. bush as president and called him illegitimate. what we will have here -- i work -- i wl refer to what a former white house press secretary, ari fleischer, said, you have a left-wingay m appeasing the left-wing base in the city of london, but it will not damage the relationsh that our two countries even if you have a mayor who pops off his mouth. jane: there is talk of the special relationship. when you talk to president y trump, what think he values most about the relationship with the u.k.? >> i think it is fairly easy, we
have common heritage. we have a common history in so many cases. we are so closely aligned as allies, and it was said earlier, our men and women in arms have served side-by-side through conflicts going back a century or more. so we do have that long relationship. but just because we are friends, and i would say closer tofa ly, doesn't mean you don't disagree sometimes a have to have difficult conversations. it doesn't change the relationship, itust means were -- you are being honest with each other. jane: in other news, the mexican foreign minister has warned that proposed u.s. tariffs would cause economic hardship, it more difficult for mexico to stop people from leaving to go to the u.s. mexican and u.s. officials began talks in washington on monday after president trump pledged to impose tarfs of 5% on all
mexican goods next week. a lengthy governmentnquiry in canada has concluded that the canadian state was complicit in what it called race-based genocide against indigenous women. the report said that indigenous women were 12 times more likely to be killed or disappeared than otr women in canada.it the nations has condemned the use of force against protesters in the sudanese capital of khartoum. medical sources say at least 13 people have been killed and dozens more injured after security forcesupoved to break group of pro-democracy activists. sudan has been governed by litary council's president omar al-bashir was overthrown in a coup in april. our africa editor ferg keane ports. fergal: a moment of realization and dread. eful protesters confronting armedia mils.
this is the moment the military set out to crush hope in sofan. the chao running feet. the swaying phone on which this footage was captured. they hurled stones. alfe: m tan calls out, "they are killing us!" this was intended to be a lethal disregard for e lives of civilians. the gunfire whipped along the streets, driving the people before it is long way from the joint
that greeted the -- joy that greeted the overthrow of dictator omar al-bashir six weeks ago. protester' hopes of a civilian government foundered in the wake of military resistance. now this ruthless s litia leader leashed his forces to end ests and possibly stake a claim to supreme power. away from the main protest site, some were trying to keep alive the spirit of the demonstrations. >>fo the securites have betrayed the sudanese people security to police and army, as well as the security forces. people haveer died, oths were injured. fergal: for the repression is intensifying. the military is supported by saudi arabia and other regional powers, and the rest of the world has little interest in taking a strong stand for the .people of sud c fergal keane, ws. jane: you are watching "bbc world news america."
still to come on tonight's program, remembering the tiananmen square crackdown,r not. 30 years later, many chinese have limited knowledge of what happened. rescue teams in india searching for 8 missing climbers including a number of britons a americans have started five bodies. they were climbing on the country's second-highest mountain. the indian government says it is assumingd. they are d yogita lamaye reports from northern india. yogita:ra once the heav stopped this morning, the helicopter was able to set out. he returned with his photo -- it returned with this photo of ther avalanche an news. five bodies had been spotted. 8 of these climbers had been missing on the mountain. last contact with them was more an a week ago. four others, all british
nationals who were on a different part, were rescued on sunday indian authorities say they know where to look based on their inrmation. one of those rescued told a police officer they tried making radio contact with the missing team, but couldn't. >> i think it is a big problemfo mountaineers. ok, probably an avalanche, but t re are survivors -- 's too long, they wouldn't survive. yogita: the team was being led by martin moran, seen on the left in the video guiding i climbescotland. a well-known mountaineer, he'd taken several expeditions todihe himalayas. now the challenge before the authorities is how to lift the
es out of such difficult terrain where helicopters cannot land, and how to continue to continue the search for those who have not yet been located. all of it is being made even harder because of bad weather coitions. and there is also the fear of putting more lives at risk to bring the bodies out. jane: this week marks 30 years since chinese authorities sent tanks and troops into tiananmen square to forcibly evict thousands of pro-docracy otesters. the bloodshed that followed left a stain on the country's international image but had little lasting impact in china itself. that is because images and reports from the crackdown are heavily censored in china.bb the's john sudworth reports. john: he was one of the leaders of the protests. he has never been back to
tiananmen square, until now. >> 30 years ago, there was a student movement here which shocked the world. but all of these tourists must have forgotten. they have no way to find outd what happere, because the information is censored. happened here is still so politically sensitive, it is safer to do the interview in the car. it was the moment the communist party almost lost its grip on power, rocked by five weeks of massive, peaceful demonstrations. first, senior officials triedet g the student leaders, including mr. wong. then, late at night onhird of june, they sent in the army, killing hundreds, possibly thousands, in the effort to retake a square. -- the square. the following day, there w one final act of defiance. it has become one of the most iconic images ofur time,
except in china. the vast majity of those we asked say they have never seen it. just over there is the spot where tank man stood, although you would never know it. the silence and censorship are central to the official line -- the protests were dealt with, china is today more prosperous, and the country should move on. not everyone sees it that way.fo er senior official jailed for supporting the protests still believes china would be better off if they had succeede >> i see a china without censorship and without a privileged class, a place where the poor can live freely without being driven out of the big cities, and a china that does not need to steal foreign technology.
john: two miles from the square, he shows me the place he first saw the tanks arve. the decision to speak out, he admits, is a risky one. but it is also proof tt despite the efforts to force people to forget, some insist on remembering. john sudworth, bbc news, beijing. ne: as we have been reporting, president trump will tmoe part in comtions to mark the 75th anniversary of d-day this week. the operation was the start of the liberation of german-occup europe from nazi control. more than 200 veterans are taking part in the ceremonies with a voyage back to france on board a specially chartered t uise ship. our correspondenrobert hall was th them. robert: they left port on a june evening in 1944 without fanfare or cheers, young men who had written their last letters home,
sailing into the dark. last night 300 veterans began their pilgrimage in honor of those who still le in normandy. the weeklong journey has been planned by the royal legion. >> e the opportunity frybody to feel that they have been on the trip of a lifetime. >> this is it, they are on the beach. robert: 7000 vessels landed over 130,000 british, canadian, and u.s. troops on five d-day beaches. the sights and sounds of that campaign still burn bright in the memories of those who survived. >> we were under intense machine gun fire, which we hadn't expected. we couldn't go ae. we were just sitting ducks. theyent straight through tha one. and i realized that the
cigarette cases saved my life. robert: whatever role they played, these men are part of the normandy brotherhood. some have never told theirno stories unti >> we were stuck in dead bodies. look after another patient -- the last patient i looked after was a german, 16-year-old boy. he died in me arms. robert: at every shipboard gathering, veterans scan the faces for old friends, fewer as each anniversary passes. john stacy has turned 101. >> i look for two or three particular friends, you know, who you went with, whether they survived. robert: ere will be moments to forget the passages of the years.
before it sets are course for the beaches and the friends they robert hall, bbc news, in the english channel. jane: that must be bringing back some eraordinary memories. before we go, a recap of the main news president trump's , visit to the united kingdom . at a banquet hosted by queen melizabeth, trump praised the common values of the two nations.pe the day wrapup events including tea with prince charles and a tour of west mr. abbey. c also continued his feud with the mayor of londoling sadiq khan a stone cold loser. on tuesday, the president has another full schedule including a meeting with prime minister theresa may. i am jane o'brien. thanks very much for watching "bbc world news america." announcer: funding for this presentation is made possible by... the freeman foundation; by judy and pedar blum-kovler foon, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs;
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