Skip to main content

tv   100 Days  BBC News  February 9, 2017 7:00pm-7:46pm GMT

7:00 pm
hello and welcome to 100 days. donald trump's own pick for the supreme court criticises him for attacking judges. senators say neil gorsuch spoke emotionally of his concern over the president's comments. he certainly expressed to me that he's disheartened by the demoralising and abhorrent comments made by president trump about the judiciary. a new era ofjustice begins. the president signs executive orders to fight criminal cartels and protect police officers. divisions over immigration. we're in montana to witness protests for and against refugees. old —fashioned people power. they once defeated communism, now its a fight against corruption, and the people of romania are not giving in. for republicans, the journey to the white house starts in new hampshire. so, a year on, what do people in the granite state make of donald trump's presidency?
7:01 pm
it's always good to get out of washington and come to new york. it's less clever to do it on a day when there's a massive snow storm outside — this backdrop is totally fake. here's what manhattan actually looks like today, which is why i've retreated inside. so hello from new york, christian. don't give away all the secrets! they will think that i'm not sitting ina posh they will think that i'm not sitting in a posh office overlooking the thames! there are some pretty ill winds blowing through congress at the moment. the latest storm relates to donald trump's pick for the supreme court. the man he nominated last week is neil gorsuch — he's now paying courtesy calls on capitol hill to build support for his confirmation. but one of those senators, richard blumenthal, the democrat from conneticut,
7:02 pm
revealed after their meeting that mr gorsuch isn't too happy with donald trump's attacks on thejudiciary. my strong hope is that he will be more vehement publicly. he certainly expressed to me that he's disheartened by the demoralising and abhorrent comments made by president trump about the judiciary. the revelation found its way onto the front pages of the papers — it was the lead story on breakfast tv shows, and spurred this response from the president. let's get more on this. my colleague, laura trevelyan, is in washington. here is what extraordinary about all of this, it seems like mr gorsuch
7:03 pm
went into this meeting, made these criticisms and said, can you tell the world about this? remember that he wants to be confirmed as a supreme courtjustice and by saying that he doesn't like the president's attack on the independent judiciary, the president's attack on the independentjudiciary, it the president's attack on the independent judiciary, it makes the president's attack on the independentjudiciary, it makes him a good nominee for the highest court of the land in the eyes of fellow judges, in the eyes of most right—thinking people, and for him, hopefully, he's trying to persuade democrats not to filibuster him out of existence. the democrats are mad, they want to stop at least one of president trump's nominations. all very complex. some republicans and some democrats particularly would think, this is a man who knows his own mind, who can speak freely, which man who knows his own mind, who can speakfreely, which is man who knows his own mind, who can speak freely, which is what they want. of course. there is nothing else that gorsuch could say, faced
7:04 pm
with the president attacking the independence of the judiciary, not only district courtjudges but the bedrock appealsjudges, only district courtjudges but the bedrock appeals judges, who could rule on his devotional immigration ban. so this is exactly what he had to say. also to reassure republicans as well that he is notjust a tool of the president. the fact is that president trump might not like him as much as when he nominated him. falling out with the boss already! these executive orders as well, things have been happening in the white house other than just being said. what are these crime orders about? president rubbing his inauguration speech painted a picture of american carnage, not just manufacturing jobs shouted across the rust belt, but also an image of america in the grip of violent crime. he signed three different executive orders, one cracks down on drug cartels, which
7:05 pm
are spreading across the country, he says, and the other one sets up a task force on how to reduce violent crime. he says it is going to be a new era of justice. crime. he says it is going to be a new era ofjustice. although violent crime has gone up in a couple assist these —— a couple of cities, overall, violent crime levels are lower than they were were at the high point in the 1980s. thank you. actually, mr trump's been busy today on twitter. apart from the issue ofjudge gorsuch, he's also attacked republican senatorjohn mccain, who had questioned the success of last week's raid in yemen, in which a us serviceman was killed. he had said that he could not see how the downing of an aircraft and the death of a serviceman as a success. the death of a serviceman as a success. this row has been going on. this is that we'd we got today from the president. it is a 3—part tweet.
7:06 pm
so the president doesn't want this to be painted in anyway as a failure. no, and sean spicer, his spokesperson has a ready said that anyone who does suggest this is failure is denigrating the memory of that serviceman. that begs a question how donald trump, all through the political campaign, can attack the war in iraq, where 4000 servicemen were killed. it doesn't quite make total sense. he has got to be careful aboutjohn mckay. donald trump only has a two seat
7:07 pm
majority in the senate. if he annoys john mccain too much, at some point the senator is going to turn around and say, i will not stick with you any more, and that could be a big problem down the road for donald trump! america is a country deeply divided. and notjust on its opinion of the president but on a whole range of issues. yes, but for all the controversy that's followed mr trump these first three weeks, his approval ratings are higher than they were at the time of the inauguration. just under 50% now approve of thejob he is doing. and, according to another poll out yesterday, the majority of americans think donald trump's travel ban is a good thing. and many certainly feel that way in the republican state of montana. aleem maqbool has been to investigate. i believe that what we've seen with our president is a phenomenal performance so far. this is a man who couldn't be happier. he voted for donald trump. he is heavily involved in local politics, and he's a preacher. his christian compassion, though,
7:08 pm
does not extend to those he feels are threat to his way of life. there you go, kids. that'll keep you warm. if they come among us and then try to enact something, say, sharia law... who is trying to do that? if groups of radical islamic people begin to show up who will eventually attempt to harm how women, those militant people need to understand that the women of montana are armed. he says those who are protesting against donald trump's immigration policies do not represent the real america. this is a local rally in support of the refugees. not a bad turnout for a weekday lunchtime in the snow. but these are certainly not the loudest voices on this issue in montana right now. the state has one of the most
7:09 pm
high—profile anti—immigrant campaigns and, before the election, had one of the biggest anti—refugee protests in the country. the anger for many is directed mainly at muslims, something local politicians are tapping into — some would say even fuelling. after days of debate, the state senate has just passed a bill to say sharia law can't be applied in montana. this woman and her family arrived here just a couple of months ago. they fled eritrea with no choice about where the un sent them. after more than four years of vetting, they landed in montana — nervous, shy about talking on camera, adjusting to a different world and to this storm of anti—immigrant sentiment. what's striking in montana is all the focus on immigration is happening in an entire state
7:10 pm
the size of germany with a population ofjusti million, where fewer than 20 refugee families have been resettled since the mid—90s. but as far as many here and across america are concerned, there is simply no room forthe immigrants, to whom the door should be firmly shut. and those statistics interesting? just 20 refugees and migrants since 1990. i watch that earlier and there are similarities with what happened here during the referendum vote, the brexit vote, last year. there were parts of the country where there was high net migration that voted to remain in the eu, and vice versa. areas with low net migration where they voted to leave to stop
7:11 pm
hartlepool in the north of the country was a place like that, low net migration, can be ireland another. it seemed to be the theory of migration or the concern about migration, and that they —— that might be well founded there might be problem is withjobs. it might be well founded there might be problem is with jobs. it was the fear of migration rather than the direct impact. maybe once you know immigrants come you feel differently about migration in general. because this is such a big issue at the ballot box, countries all over the world are speaking out on it. in germany, there were plans to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers. here, the cupboard has been defending its cap on the number of refugee children coming into this country. 0nly
7:12 pm
refugee children coming into this country. only 350 children would be brought in, far fewer than the 3000 that were originally asked for. there are still so many children in need of help. she knows there are thousands in greece, in overcrowded accommodation, or homeless. or in italy, still at risk of human trafficking. 0r teenagers in french centres which are being closed down, and they have nowhere left to go. she talked about clearing calais. they are heading back to calais, back to dunkirk, back to the mud, back to the danger, back into the arms of the people traffickers and the smugglers, the exploitation, the abuse, the prostitution rings, and back into the modern slavery that this parliament and this government has pledged to end. the french are very clear that they are now processing the children who have come out of the calais camp. they want to continue to do that. but one of the things that stops the children cooperating with the french authorities is the hope of being taken into the dubs amendment and coming to the uk. they are clear with us that if they are to manage those children
7:13 pm
for the best for those children — which i think is what she wants, as well as i want — then making it clear that that is not going to be definitely open is the best outcome for them. strong statements. this has been a big issue in britain, with child migrants coming in. it is not an issue here in terms of muslims coming in, or people coming in from the middle east. the geography of america means they would have to get ona america means they would have to get on a plane by themselves. you don't get a lot of children coming in. we have had children coming across the southern border full to view had a load of teenagers and young kids picked up, coming in from mexico, put into camps. that was something that double trap made an issue. it has been a situation here with the cab and calais, right on the doorstep. the government have been making a strong point today that it pays more than other countries in europe to the problem in the middle
7:14 pm
east, over £2 billion. they said today they have offered places to 8000 children to come in some form. the problem they have got, and this is what some of the politicians were pointing out today, is there is real stress and local authorities. their heart —— thereon 250 local authorities with responsibilities for these, they have offered barely two places each. they will put more pressure on local government to do more to take some of the children you can imagine what the reaction might be if donald trump had announced something like a cap on child refugees! donald trump's controversial nominee for attorney general, jeff sessions, was confirmed by the senate last night. and, earlier, he was sworn—in at the white house. the vote was 52 to 47, with just one democrat voting for mr sessions. it came after a series
7:15 pm
of divisive hearings focusing on the alabama senator's record on civil rights. russian president vladimir putin has sent condolences after a russian air strike accidentally killed three turkish soldiers in northern syria. the soldiers were supporting syrian rebels in efforts to capture the city of al—bab from so—called islamic state. although russia and turkey back opposing sides in the war, the incident comes after a warming of ties between the two countries. i think the snowstorm has defeated us i think the snowstorm has defeated us for a moment, and you may have lost the beautiful view behind me! japanese prime minister shinzo abe is in washington tomorrow to meet the president to discuss security and trade
7:16 pm
before heading off to play golf with donald trump at his resort in palm beach, florida, over the weekend. it is, of course, a key strategic relationship — in fact, mr abe was an early visitor to trump tower during the transition — but president trump did attackjapan during the election campaign for "making it impossible" for the us to sell cars there. so what's the story? 0ur tokyo correspondent, rupert wingfield hayes, has been taking a look at whether his claim is entirely fair. president donald trump says it's not fair that americans buy millions ofjapanese cars every year, and the japanese buy hardly any american cars. and he's right. last year, only 13,000 american cars were sold here injapan. so why is it the japanese don't buy american cars like this one? it's notjust that this car is "yuge", as donald trump might say —
7:17 pm
you may have noticed that the wheel is on the wrong side forjapan, and then take a look at the fuel consumption. it's about double what my toyota normally uses. so, injapan, these tiny little cars are called kei cars. they can't be more than 1.5 metres wide, and the engine can only be 660cc, and they sell tonnes of them here — 1.7 million of them last year, 40% of all the cars sold injapan. ah, this is much better! it's actually not true that japanese people don't buy foreign cars.
7:18 pm
take a look at this street. there's a mercedes. here's another mercedes. and, look, there's another mercedes. and a vw and in here, look, a bmw. of course, they're not american cars, they're german. and i understand you have actually owned an american car? yes, idid. ajeep cherokee. i liked how it looked but when i started driving it, i feel like it's very cheap, and doesn't feel safe. also, the service is not so good as with the german car. japan charges no import tax on a car like this, but america charges up to 25%
7:19 pm
import tax onjapanese cars. so maybe it's time for america to stop complaining and learn from the germans. let's get more now with sheila smith, an expert on japanese politics and foreign policy. she's in our washington studio. good to see you. the americans don't make cars for japanese good to see you. the americans don't make cars forjapanese people, really? exactly. i loved your segment, by the way. what are they going to do about it? this is what is called global competition, isn't it? right, and the challenge has a lwa ys it? right, and the challenge has always been that the american car—makers have to invest in making ca i’s car—makers have to invest in making cars that the japanese consumers will want to buy. there has been a long narrative of turf barriers in japan, but you have to compete. that is really what the challenge for our companies is in japan. but japanese
7:20 pm
car companies to provide jobs for americans, a lot of them. when the president had all of those car workers into the oval office last week, it was noticeable that he did not have toyota in with him. it seems that the japanese cannot go win in this relationship, another sign that the balance of power is shifting to china not america. they have a friend in the white house? we will have to see. the president is coming tomorrow. —— the prime minister is coming tomorrow. they will be on the relaxed setting of a golf course on saturday, when i can talk about what has changed in the structure of both of their economies. toyota, nissan, honda, lots of japanese car—makers have invested in the united states. they
7:21 pm
are partand invested in the united states. they are part and parcel of the american economy. it is partly what mr trump has to understand as he begins to think about how to talk to japan about the future of our economic partnership. just a quick one, because we are out of time, but we hear thatjustin trudeau is coming from canada on monday. mr trump's supporters say they have got a lot of people on the one at the moment, they are making efforts to make sure they are making efforts to make sure the deals are being done. they are close allies with the united states, as well as economic partners. mr trudeau said he would be willing to renegotiate the trade deal. there is a lot of support for that on capitol hill. we will have to watch that of negotiations to understand what washington once, and i expect the japanese will be watching as well. 0k, thank you for being with us. the street protests in romania this past week have stirred memories of 1989 —
7:22 pm
the last days of the tyrant nicolae ceausescu. in their hundreds of thousands, the romanians have packed the streets of the capital, bucharest, demanding the government throws out a law that would have reduced penalties for corruption. 0ne immediate beneficiary of that law would have been the chair of the governing socialist democratic party, who is facing corruption charges that would stop him becoming a future prime minister. now the man who drew up the decree, thejustice minister, has resigned and the bill looks set to be rescinded. let's speak to the bbc‘s nick thorpe in bucharest. we see more people behind you, so they are not giving up, are they? that's right. i'm standing in victoria square he in front of the government building. if i haven't lost cou nt government building. if i haven't lost count already, the tenth consecutive day of protests. they began with the attempt by the incoming social democrat led government to pass a controversial
7:23 pm
decree. the road testers came out on the streets because they said that would have changed three paragraphs of the penal code in romania and would have weakened the anti—corruption fight here in rumania. it is a country that is perhaps often unfairly seen as a corrupt country. it has a very tough anti—corruption corrupt country. it has a very tough anti—corru ption directorate, corrupt country. it has a very tough anti—corruption directorate, an agency which has managed to prosecute 1200 people, convicted 1200 people in the last three years. that included ministers, even a former prime in a step. so many people have gone to prison, and the decree would have let them out. that has now been revoked, but the protesters asked along the square. christian use the phrase people power at the beginning of the programme, and this is an extraordinary display of that. they got what they wanted legislatively, will they get the fall of the government as well? that is what they are calling for. one of the big
7:24 pm
chance here is, "resign!" they have achieved two big successes, they have forced the government with these protests to revoke the decree. today, they forced the resignation of the justice minister, but they say it is not enough. just by attempting to change this legislation in what they say was a brazen way, to get their own people out ofjail as brazen way, to get their own people out of jail as well as brazen way, to get their own people out ofjail as well as other politicians and civil servants and so politicians and civil servants and so on, they are trying to pressure rise the government further. they wa nt rise the government further. they want the whole government to resign. 0bviously cold conditions here, people still coming out onto the streets, not only in bucharest but other cities as well, braddock lies in bed demands, as crowds did in 1989. we will watch that closely over the weekend. thank you very much. here's an example to you, out in the cold with a scarf on. braving
7:25 pm
the snow. what are you suggesting?! that i am a wimp? that i had to come into this nice warm studio? i can't believe it! i thought we were on the same team. you're watching 100 days from bbc news. still to come for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news: he won the new hampshire primary 12 months ago, taking a big step towards the white house — what do his supporters think of thejob mr trump is doing now? and have you noticed anything "trumpish" about uk politics at the moment? is what we're hearing from politicians here inspired by the president over there? that's still to come on 100 days, from bbc news. good evening. what a difference a
7:26 pm
day makes. yesterday, we had some blue skies, sunshine and warmth across the western half of the uk, with double figures. disappointing on the east coast. asa miller story today. it has felt noticeably colder on the west coast, with a high of four celsius. a lot of cloud across the uk. temperatures struggled to climb up above! the uk. temperatures struggled to climb up above 1 degrees. that cold feel will continue overnight. the risk of some showers, rain and sleet on the coast. with any height, it will be sleet and snow. a cold night with temperatures just below freezing, a frost is likely to start our day on friday. still the risk of some showers and the east, and that will continue. a lot of cloud around on friday. the best of any brightness is really across western fringes, and up into scotland. by
7:27 pm
the middle of the afternoon, some glances of sunshine in cornwall. it will not be warm, and certainly more in the way of cloud generally across england and wales. it part of east anglia and ligature, some showers and temperatures struggling to climb above one of 2 degrees. 0ut and temperatures struggling to climb above one of 2 degrees. out of the isle of man, lake district, northern ireland and scotland, we may continue to see some windows of sunshine. still chilly and a scattering of showers to the far north—east. those clear skies will allow the temperatures to form a baby be sharply overnight, down from those of minus ten. at the same time, more organised show drifting in. these are of sleet and snow, which could lead to a kim lee laces of sleet —— accumulations on higher ground. a cold day generally on saturday. sunday, a different day, the same old story. a lot of cloud,
7:28 pm
still the easterly breeze with a scattering of showers. temperatures may be just a degree or so scattering of showers. temperatures may bejust a degree or so higher, between four and 6 degrees. still pretty chilly. there are signs of something starting to change as we move into next week, but this area of low pressure moves in. the isobars will be squeezing, but perhaps a little less cold. welcome back to 100 days. a reminder of tonight's main story. donald trump's own pick for the supreme court criticises him for attacking judges. senators say neil gorsuch spoke to them about his concern over the president's comments. a year ago today, donald trump won a crucial victory at the new hampshire primary. what do voters there make of him now? today marks one year since donald trump's overwhelming victory in the new hampshire primary. it was his first major step towards the white house. and although hillary clinton ended up winning the state in november, enthusiasm for trump
7:29 pm
still runs deep. rajini vaidyanathan went back to the granite state, where the motto is "live free or die", to ask voters what they thought of candidate trump then, and what they make of president trump now. just like the person he voted for mckeith is a businessman who works in the hotel industry. the owner of a small construction company, he is a small construction company, he is a registered independent, so doesn't vote along party lines. if you were just a politician, i wouldn't have voted for him. he connected with the new hampshire people, because of the spirit of independence that they have. donald trump's dreams of becoming president were built on his first victory in the republican primary in this state. now he's in office, keith has no complaints.
7:30 pm
have i disagreed with anything that he's done thus far? no. is he doing a good job? yes, he's done thus far? no. is he doing a goodjob? yes, i he's done thus far? no. is he doing a good job? yes, i think he's doing exactly what we elected him to do. how many of you voted for donald trump in the new hampshire primary? none of us did. by election day, all but one of these republican women voted for donald trump. everyone here agrees the president should be given a chance, but there are divisions over policy, like his temporary travel ban. right now it's a90 temporary travel ban. right now it's a 90 day ban. all the demonstrators and the women's walk and everything else they are doing, they are doing things before anything happened. there wasn't enough thought to the roll—out of that executive order and how it was going to affect people. sometimes he does come across as ci’oss sometimes he does come across as cross and i think everyone of us in here would admit to that. but like she said, let's give him a chance. president trump owes a lot to the state. here in new hampshire he scored his first primary victory,
7:31 pm
kicking off a winning streak, and giving him momentum. also here that mrtrump got his giving him momentum. also here that mr trump got his first taste of presidential politics, three decades ago. he was thinking about the presidency. it was in his mind. mike, a wood word —— woodworker started a d raft mike, a wood word —— woodworker started a draft trump campaign in 1987 to encourage him to run for the white house. he even persuaded mr trump to make a speech in new hampshire, where he ruled out a bit. it was mr trump's antiestablishment sta nce it was mr trump's antiestablishment stance that appealed to mike then, and still does now. i think the thing ifound and still does now. i think the thing i found most and still does now. i think the thing ifound most attractive and still does now. i think the thing i found most attractive was that i had experience from 1987. i found that he didn't change. he's the same guy. he has waited their history to come around for his moment. it's an amazing display of leadership. it took me 30 years but
7:32 pm
i finally leadership. it took me 30 years but ifinally got leadership. it took me 30 years but i finally got what i wanted in 1987. so did donald trump. he lost the state of new hampshire by a narrow margin in the general election, but he won big prize, in a journey that started here, in more ways than one. new hampshire, i want to thank you. we love you. you started it. remember, you started it. they are pretty savvy voters! year ago today you were in manchester new hampshire. be honest, he was top of the polls, he wins the primary, did you think it was going to get all the way? no. ican you think it was going to get all the way? no. i can remember very clearly thinking that he had had this victory in new hampshire. it was an absolutely freezing night. new hampshire primary night is rarely cold. it didn't seem possible then that a businessman who had
7:33 pm
never run for political office, who wasn't billy seen by the republican party as a republican, was going to go on to win the nomination, let alone to win the presidency. if you'd asked me then i would have said the chances of it happening just didn't seem there. but there we re just didn't seem there. but there were clues. the bernie sanders vote, as well. right. that was the canary in the coal mine. if we had listened to the wise voters of new hampshire, we would have all got the election right. they saw the populist wave more than anybody else. donald trump one and bernie sanders one 60—38 against hillary clinton. clearly there was something about that live free or die state, that wanted a different kind of politician. we should have focused on the new hampshire result and not cover the rest of the campaign, then we'd have known what was going to happen! let's move on. every now and then, the team here on 100 days will be checking
7:34 pm
in with american voters to see what they're making of donald trump's early days as president. and today, we're heading to the midwest. the state of wisconsin is an interesting case study, because not only did mr trump win it, but he wrestled it back from the democrats, as previously blue states across american's rust belt turned republican red. let's speak to van mobley, president of the village of thiensville in wisconsin, mr mobley voted for mr trump and he's in milwaulkee. you voted for mr trump, i think. were you surprised that he got all the way to the white house? know i wasn't. i think that when you said earlier in the show, you hit the nail on the head. the two issues that propelled donald trump and bernie sanders, the american people have lost confidence in the trade deals that have been negotiated and
7:35 pm
lost interest in an interventionist foreign policy. it's a winning coalition. what do you think of what he's done so far? i've been generally pleased. i think he ran his campaign here, from the outside in. appealed to the outsiders then we nt in. appealed to the outsiders then went to the inside. he is doing his foreign policy in reverse, shoring up foreign policy in reverse, shoring up and reassuring our closest allies, which in my view are japan and great britain. and then of course the canadians and the mexicans. i think he's doing a good job and! mexicans. i think he's doing a good job and i think those relationships are going to hold and be strengthened. tell me about wisconsin. we were chatting on the phone earlier, talking about the democrats who met yesterday. they've had their annual meeting in baltimore. they were saying when they go out onto the doorstep, a lot of their policies resonate quite well with voters. why did they fail ina well with voters. why did they fail in a place like wisconsin which beforehand looked as if it would
7:36 pm
have gone democrat?” beforehand looked as if it would have gone democrat? i think they have gone democrat? i think they have their priorities misplaced. i think that hillary clinton as a candidate was unbelievable on some core issues. in the sense that people didn't trust she was going to do what she said. in particular they viewed her as a liberal interventionist and a free trader. viewed her as a liberal interventionist and a free traderlj was just wondering what you made of some of the criticisms of donald trump's first three weeks in office? there has been talk about a sense of chaos in the white house. some of the executive orders he has then had to change. some criticism of his style a nd to change. some criticism of his style and tweets. things we have spoken about during the course of the programme. they things that concern you about the president, or not? they don't concern me as much as they concern some other people. i don't deny that other people seem to act concerned but they don't concern me very much. i think that's part of
7:37 pm
his style. he is a show man, in addition to being an executive. i think the press would be well served if they began to pay a little bit more attention to some of his cabinet nominees who have become cabinet nominees who have become cabinet secretaries. i think he will probably run the government the way he did his corporation, there will bea he did his corporation, there will be a show at the centre but then you've got confident executives on the outskirts executing his policies. there are some wonderful pics. i liked jeff sessions as well. how will you judge success for mr trump? at the end of four years, what are you going to look forward to see if he's delivered on his promises and done a good job?|j think one of the things we would like to see in wisconsin is stronger economic growth. i know that, i think this is why they need to look at some of these deals again. great britain doesn't have as good growth as it did in the past. the united states has stuck below two. those
7:38 pm
deals in the past, if they were working, the united states and its major allies would be having better economic growth. i do believe he's going to be successful in that. i also think the foreign policy pursued in the united states since the ridge beginning in the clinton administration and going through bush and 0bama, which is a bit liberal interventionist, they didn't really do a good job and it hasn't been successful. i think a more realistic approach will be considerably more successful. i think we will see economic success, foreign policy success, and that's the key to having a good presidency. i think he could be a great president, perhaps. we would like to check back in with you and see whether you are happy with what mr trump is doing. he's just at the start of his term in office, but thanks to his unique style, donald trump is already
7:39 pm
well on course to be one of the most—quoted presidents. but could the language he uses be influencing the way politicians here in britain interact? we've been taking a look. you are fake news. fake news. fake news. fake news. i'm really surprised the bbc is reporting fake news. yet again what we get from labour are alternative facts. that sounded like one of mr donald trump's alternative facts. facts. that sounded like one of mr donald trump's alternative factsm is all fake news. it's phoney stuff. so interesting, the way that language is shaping this presidency. it seems even on the question of language, americans and other people around the world are divided,
7:40 pm
christian. if we had played van, would he have liked what he had from donald trump, and if we played that clip to people who didn't like donald trump, they would have rolled their eyes and said it didn't sound presidential. people are hearing two very different things. we've got to keep our eye on the people in the middle who see things very differently to the two coasts of the us. the interesting thing about that clip, jeremy corbyn was talking on a brea kfast clip, jeremy corbyn was talking on a breakfast programme today and started throwing back. news, i'm surprised the bbc is reporting full sneeze. the reality is they are now mixing apples news with a —— mixing up mixing apples news with a —— mixing up "false mixing apples news with a —— mixing up " false news" mixing apples news with a —— mixing up "false news" with inconvenient news. fake news has been made up to put people off the scent... it's not asking a politician a question they don't like. the president here
7:41 pm
suggesting bad polls must be fake as well! that is 100 days for this week, join us again the same time on monday, on bbc world news and the bbc news channel in the uk. from katty kay in new york, and me christian fraser in london, goodbye. this is bbc news. our headlines. record numbers of patients waited more than four hours in a&e in december. figures leaked to the bbc show january was december. figures leaked to the bbc showjanuary was even worse. december. figures leaked to the bbc show january was even worse. a report into safety failures, which forced 17 edinburgh schools to close, criticises the council for a lack of scrutiny over construction work. one of donald trump's most controversial cabinet nominees, jeff sessions, has been sworn in as us
7:42 pm
attorney general. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. across the bbc this week we've been looking at the pressure the nhs is under. we've met rural gps working long hours, seen how cuts affecting mental health provision and investigated alternative ways to fund the service. today for our nhs health check we follow a day in the life of kathryn carruthers, a matron at a busy emergency care unit in north london.
7:43 pm
it is chock—a—block. all those patients you can see are waiting, and there is probably more patients, more patients here, and more patients all down the corridor here. everybody is trying, but sometimes trying isn't enough, and you feel that everything is gridlocked, and that can be very frustrating. my name is kathryn carruthers. i'm the matron for ambulatory emergency care here at northwick park hospital. we're part of the emergency division. we try to see patients that need urgent care, and get treatment without the requirement for admission. a&e have already rung this morning to see if we can take some patients that have been down there for quite some time. we're at 100%. staffing is a huge challenge. we don't always have the number of staff that we would like. ok, so we'll go to ed. it is busy. lots of staff, and patients on trolleys, and relatives, who look fed up. they have been waiting, you can tell. good morning. i'm kathy, i'm the matron. i know you have been here for a very long time. for me, currently, this is probably the worst i have seen the nhs.
7:44 pm
when it is completely relentless, i think you do drain staff. got a real problem, actually.
7:45 pm


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on