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we raises, we can never catch up. we have to balance our trading relationship, at least, to an extent, and they were unwilling to do that. but they have to have a deal. as far as phone calls are concerned, secretary of the treasury, and other people, have been back and forth many calls. china wants to make a deal, and if we can, we will make a deal. ifi if i could ask you about your china strategy. president macron talked about instability and the worries around the globe about instability. one of the things that comes from... you are talking about global economic instability cosmic one of the things it comes from is the back and forth and changing statements from yourself, so that... sorry, it's that way i negotiate. my question is, is it a strategy, to call presidency and enemy one day,
and then... it is the way i negotiate. it has done very well for me over the years, and it is doing even better for the country. me over the years, and it is doing even betterfor the country. and i do think... look, here's the story. i have people say, make a deal, make a deal. they don't have the guts, and they don't have the wisdom to know that you can't continue with a country that is taking 500 billion, not million, 500 billion, with a b, every year, $500 billion. somebody had to do this. it should have been done by president 0bama. and sleepy joe biden. it should have been done by other people, it should have been done by bush and clinton. double bush. it should have been done. i am doing it. let me tell you something else. north korea should have been
done a long time ago. i'm doing a lot of things that i shouldn't have to be doing. go ahead, please. beth rigby, sky news. president trump you, you have met our new prime minister, borisjohnson yesterday. you said he was the right man for the job on brexit. i believe that. do you think theresa may was the wrong woman, and do you think that borisjohnson can wrong woman, and do you think that boris johnson can actually get a deal with the eu before october the sist? deal with the eu before october the 31st? to reason it was unable to do the deal. i gave her my ideas about doing the deal, and you possibly know what they are, she chose to do it her way, and i didn't work out so well. i think she is a very, very good person, and a good woman, and i really believe that borisjohnson will be a great prime minister. we like each other. and we had a great
2.5 days. i have been waiting for him to be prime ministerfor about six years. i told him, what took you so six years. i told him, what took you so long? i think he will be a great prime minister, and especially after spending a lot of intense time with over the last of days, he's very smart and he's very strong, and he's very enthusiastic. and you know what else? he loves your country, he really loves your country. that came out may be more anything else. vicky young, bbc news. borisjohnson is very keen on a trade deal with the usa. you sound keen on it too. some of his critics are worried you will do over the of his critics are worried you will do overthe uk of his critics are worried you will do over the uk in that deal, to protect american interests.” do over the uk in that deal, to protect american interests. i love the uk. i own great property in the uk. i have no idea how my property is doing, because i don't care. but i own turnberry, and in aberdeen, and in ireland, as you know. great stuff. i'll be honest with you, i
think that he's going to do a great job as prime minister. it takes a lot. so many different elements to being a great prime minister. and i think his time is right for some this is the right time for boris. robert peston from itv in the uk. you have obviously had a good few days with president macron, who appeared to be doing business with, to use your favourite expression. after brexit, who do you think will be more important relationship, president macron, france and the eu, oi’ president macron, france and the eu, or borisjohnson, president macron, france and the eu, or boris johnson, prime president macron, france and the eu, or borisjohnson, prime minister of the uk? france is a great nation. it is being run, a lot of things
happening. he is changing certain ways. it is a very hard thing to do. i will let him sell his ideas. a lot of people don't disagree with his ideas, but it is hard if you are a great citizen and you want to do the way you have been doing it for a long time, but maybe that's not working, maybe and they have to do what he has to do. i think he is going to do a fantasticjob. but i know how tough it is for him, he has been having a hard time, and nobody would have an easy time. but i do believe he is doing the right thing. and boris is different, it's a different kind of a deal. boris has to try and do something with brexit. it's very tough. ideal to try and do something with brexit. it's very tough. i deal with the to try and do something with brexit. it's very tough. ideal with the eu. that's a very strong group of people. they have their ideas, they are not easy to deal with, i will tell you. we are very close to making a deal with the eu, we made a great deal with japan, and we are very close to may be making a deal with the eu. because they don't want harris, it's very simple. they don't
wa nt to harris, it's very simple. they don't want to tax cars, mercedes—benz, bmw, they don't need a 20% or 25% tax. but we are close, i think we're going to make a deal the eu. we may have to go that right, but i don't think so. that's another one we have been losing, $180 billion a year for many years. that is a lot of money. how much can you take out of the piggy bank? but which alliance will be more important, with the eu or with as? both. i don't want to say which. i think we have been, i guess you would start up england, right? i ask boris, where is england? we don't use it very much anymore. it's interesting. but the united kingdom isa interesting. but the united kingdom is a great incredible place. it's an incredible nation. and it's been one of our tremendous allies. and another one happens to be australia.
he was here also, scott. he is fantastic. we are honouring him at australia at the white house in a short period of time. will you visit australia? at some point i welcome also germany full stop angela asked me to visit germany, we will do that too. ijust think me to visit germany, we will do that too. i just think they are very different, and they are going to be going at it for a little while, but ultimately probably works out. they may have to get out, they may not make a deal. the european union is very tough to make deals with. very tough. just ask theresa may. associated press. last year you left the summit in canada feuding with the summit in canada feuding with the summit house. this year things seem the summit house. this year things seem to be a little bit different, you're talking about unity, what is different? and also as president macron said, he has tasked you with leading this multilateral
institution, you lead on the platform and america first. now you have a mandate from the international community, what will you do with it? we had a good meeting. i headed out with one or two people we disagreed with in terms of concept, but we had a pretty good meeting last year. i would say that this was a big step above in terms of unity, in terms of agreement. we have great agreement ona agreement. we have great agreement on a lot of important subjects. at last year was good also. last year might have been a little bit underrated. in terms of the g7 presidency, what you want to do with it? something hopefully special. we will build on what we have now. we will build on what we have now. we will build on something really good and we will go in with some great unity. if there was any word for this particular meeting of seven very important countries, it was unity. most important of all, we got along great. shanghai media group.
you just mentioned that chinese vice premiersaid you just mentioned that chinese vice premier said china is willing to resolve this issue through calm negotiations. i didn't say it, he did. yes. will the us negotiating the same manner? yes. that was an easy a nswer full the same manner? yes. that was an easy answer full stop. absolutely, great respect for china, great respect for the leadership of china. and so the other question is to say definitely will invite president putin tojoin next definitely will invite president putin to join next year's summit. definitely will invite president putin to join next year's summitlj haven't said that, but i think having president putin in what was the gs having president putin in what was the g8 is a member of the g8, i heard he was a good member of the gs, heard he was a good member of the g8, having him and i think is more ofan g8, having him and i think is more of an advantage. i think it is a positive for the world. it is a big
positive for the world. it is a big positive for the world. it is a big positive for russia. it is something the group is discussing. people feel very much like me. butjust a few hours ago, russian foreign minister is saying that it is not their foreign policy to return gs. what's your reaction to that? we will see. i know one thing for us to if they we re i know one thing for us to if they were invited back i think they would be there. if they weren't, that is 0k too. i just be there. if they weren't, that is 0k too. ijust think be there. if they weren't, that is 0k too. i just think they would be better inside than outside. i think they would be an asset. i think it would be a good thing. some of the things we are going in the room and yesterday we were discussing for or five matters, and russia was literally involved in all of those for five matters. and literally involved in all of those forfive matters. and if you have the people looked up and said, why aren't they here talking to us about it? what are we going to do now, go home, take it easy for a day? although i don't do that, i don't ta ke although i don't do that, i don't take it easy. but we are going to go home and start calling them at the end of that we can say, how about
this? could have been in the room. we had numerous things we were discussing. numerous. we had a lot of things we were discussing it would have been very easy pressure was in the room. we could have solved those things. now we are just in limbo. but i have to say with all of that, very little in limbo. but somebody will speak to them with somebody will speak to them with some things, and they are not complicated, but it would be easier if they were in the room. josh. there were significant talk at the summit about climate change full stop in the past you have harboured some scepticism about the science on climate change. what do you think the world should be doing about climate change and do you still harbour scepticism?” climate change and do you still harbour scepticism? i feel that the united states has tremendous wealth, the wealth is under its feet. i have made that wealth come alive. we will $0011 made that wealth come alive. we will soon be exporting, in fact we are doing it now, exporting. we are now
the number one energy producer in the number one energy producer in the world, and soon it will be by far, with a couple of pipelines that have not been able to get approved for many years. it will have a huge impact. in alaska, could be the largest site in the world for oil and gas, i was able to get it improved. ronald reagan was not able to do it, they have been trying to do it since before ronald reagan. i got it approved. we are the number one energy producer in the world. soon it will be by far the number one. it's tremendous wealth, and it is being sought after in europe and the world and we have more of it than anyone else. and i'm not going to lose that wealth on dreams come on windmills, which frankly aren't working too well. i'm not going to lose it. in a nutshell, i want the clea nest water lose it. in a nutshell, i want the cleanest water on earth, i want the clea nest cleanest water on earth, i want the cleanest air on earth. and that's
what we are doing. i'm an environmentalist. a lot of people don't understand that. i have done more environmental impact statement probably than anybody, i can say definitely, because i have done many of them, more than anybody that's ever been president or vice president or anything even close to president. and i think i know more about the environment than most people. i want clean air, i want clea n people. i want clean air, i want clean water, i want a wealthy country, i want a spectacular country, i want a spectacular country with jobs, with country, i want a spectacular country withjobs, with pensions, with so many things, that's what we are getting. i want to be very careful. at the same time... at the same time, it's very important to me, very important to me, we have to maintain this incredible place that we've all built. we've become a much richer country, and that's a good thing, not a richer country, and that's a good thing, nota bad richer country, and that's a good thing, not a bad thing. because that great wealth allows us to take care of people. we can take care of
people that we couldn't have taken ca re of people that we couldn't have taken care of in the past because of the great wealth. we can't let that wealth be taken away. clean air, clea n wealth be taken away. clean air, clean water. thank you very much everybody. i appreciate it. an interesting end to the news conference with president trump calling an end. difficult to know where to start really. let's go through a couple of points. optimism would sum up i think how president trump was assessing the united states' global version of events. he was asked about china trade talks and said he was optimistic that there would be a deal. it'll be interesting to see how markets respond to that. also talking about iran, he was asked if he would be prepared to meet president rani and said, i have never met him, but would perhaps be prepared to do that. he used it as an opportunity
also to attack president 0bama on several fronts, attacking also to attack president 0bama on severalfronts, attacking him on his sta nce severalfronts, attacking him on his stance on the russian invasion of crimea. talking also about the wea kness crimea. talking also about the weakness of president 0bama who he said had been outsmarted by vladimir putin and others. he talked about his own personal finances, putin and others. he talked about his own personalfinances, saying that actually being president had cost him an awful lot of money he said, between three — $5 billion had been lost in wealth. he was asked if he was worried about the ethics of promoting his property in miami, he said not at all. he was unable to advertise the property in miami for the next few minutes, he said we have incredible rooms, restaurants, many hundreds of acres, in terms of parking we have everything you need. he said it doesn't matter to him that he makes no money. he says he gets zippo for public speaking
wellies president. he talked about what is happening at the g7 and was pushed again on the next meeting which will be in miami, and he would rather clearly like that to be g8 with russia involved as well. he said better to have vladimir putin in the tent and out. many issues could be dealt with with russia actually taking part. he was pushed on several issues, particularly some of the claims he had over the 0bama presidency, and at one point getting that personal, saying to one reporter, i know you like 0bama, but he says he did not care about the political consequences of such things as inviting vladimir putin to g7, he says, i have to do the right thing. a lot of people say having russia inside the room is better than having him outside. he said
that numerous g7 leaders were in favour, although that perhaps will raise a few eyebrows, because i believe that many would not. he was pushed on brexit, on his relationship with borisjohnson. he said hey he wished had been trimester six years ago. he said he didn't want to see which alliance would be more important, pushed about robert peston about whether he would want to be closer with the eu britain, he said i won't say. he said, i asked britain, he said i won't say. he said, iasked boris britain, he said i won't say. he said, i asked boris where is england, we don't use that term england, we don't use that term england any more. he says boris has to try and do something with brexit. very the eu is a strong group of people. and they're not easy to deal with. he said boris will do a great job as prime minister, the time is right, this is the right time for boris. and then he was pushed on
laterally on climate change, and he was asked about his view on climate change and said the united states is 01’ change and said the united states is or will be the number one energy producer, and when talking about climate change she was pushing the fa ct climate change she was pushing the fact there are more pipes being built for oil and gas. he was asked about windmills, he wasn't asked about windmills, he wasn't asked about windmills, he said windmills in his mind don't work very well. difficult to know where to start. easy to know where to finish. we will finish there. if you look at bbc news online they will be analysing all aspects of what has been a remarkable news conference, beginning with lots of hugs with emmanuel macron as they tried to debate who should have the last word before macron left the stage. macron is due to give a conference shortly and we are expecting to hear from borisjohnson. plenty and we are expecting to hear from boris johnson. plenty more and we are expecting to hear from borisjohnson. plenty more to come from biarritz. but let's bring you
up—to—date with other news this afternoon. there's been a third earthquake in five days at a fracking site in lancashire — the strongest tremor thought to be related to fracking ever to be felt in the uk. the quake struck the preston new road facility near blackpool at 8:30am this morning, measuring a magnitude of 2.9. the british geological survey have plotted the epicentre just metres from the fracking site. well, earlier our correspondent katy austin gave me some more details about today's tremor. the british geological survey revised the magnitude of this from a 2.6 up to 2.9. that is a fair bit above other tremors we have seen recently. fracking had actually stopped since the end of the week because of other smaller tremors, now it will be suspended while an investigation is carried out by the oil and gas authority, and by cuadrilla themselves to try and figure out what has happened. it looks like this might have been an after—shock, not directly caused by fracking that day, but something that's happened a bit later. it was one of a series of tremors which have
caused some local concern. this site has had to shut down before for the same reason? yes, it hadn't been up and running again for very long since the last time it had to suspend its operations, following a number of tremors at the end of last year. people will want assurances from cuadrilla, who have been keen to reassure, today saying, they appreciate concerns, but they are downplaying it's actual effects, saying this is not big on the grand scale of things and people needn't worry. do we know what 2.9 would actually feel like, if you're sitting in your house? people were reporting that it was enough to wake them up this morning, as if it was like a piece of furniture had been dropped. it is a very hard thing to quantify, but it was certainly something that people noticed, that is why it has caused a fair bit of concern today.
a secondary school in fife has been forced to close on the fourth day of scotland's school year because of a large fire. firefighters worked overnight to tackle the blaze at woodmill high school in dunfermline. 0ur scotland correspondent james shaw was at the scene. the first thing we should say is that someone has actually been arrested and charged in connection with this fire — a 14—year—old boy, who we expect to appear in court tomorrow. the police have also said today that they are grateful to the public for the information that they have had on this fire, also for the help that the public have given the firefighters, supporting them overnight. as you can see, although things have calmed down very much now, there's still a very big presence by the fire service. but the fire has been substantially put out, they're still damping down hotspots. so the fire service numbers have reduced somewhat, but i guess what happens now for them is that they have to really get into the seat of the fire, and perhaps understand exactly how it has been started. that will presumably help the police
with their enquiries as well. for the school itself, we're talking about a very large number of pupils, 1400, who should be at the school today, and are currently homeless. dunfermline is an expanding town, its schools are full, so it's quite difficult for the education authority to find alternative places for these children. but that is their top priority. the fact that this is going to cause — as well as damaging their school — this will cause severe disruption to their education. james shaw reporting. the mother of four children — killed in a petrol bomb attack on their home in greater manchester — has died more than a year and a half on from the fire. the blaze happened in december of 2017 in walkden, and it killed demi, brandon, lacie and lia pearson. in april, ms pearson came out of the coma she had been in since the fire and was told of her children's deaths. zak bolland and david worrall were both given four life sentences for the children's murder
in may last year. hollywood producer harvey weinstein has pleaded not guilty to a new indictment against him. weinstein appeared at new york state court in manhattan. the producer's criminal trial has been delayed to january. he's already pleaded not guilty to charges including rape and sexual assault. the bbc should "cough up" and pay for free tv licences for all over—75s. that's the message from the prime minister, who's suggested the corporation has gone back on a deal to fund the licences, but the bbc said there was no such guarantee. injune, it was announced that only low—income households, where one person received pension credit, would be eligible for a free tv licence. earlier, i spoke to our political correspondent, tom barton. he says there's a disagreement between borisjohnson and the bbc. 0ver whether or not the licence fee settlement, agreed back in 2015, require to the bbc to carry on funding tv licences for everybody, or simply hand over the control over whether or not free tv licences were paid
for to the bbc. like i say, this all dates back to that licence fee settlement. essentially, during those negotiations, the bbc agreed to accept responsibility from the government for funding these free tv licences given to people over 75. the government said it was a good settlement for the bbc? yes, absolutely. they said it was part of a settlement which would keep the bbc well funded up to 2020 and beyond. but, back injune, the bbc said that when the government's funding for these free tv licences ends next year, it would only fund licences for people who receive pension credit. that will mean 3.7 million pensioners who don't pay a tv licence now will become eligible for having to pay £154.50 a year. the bbc says if it carries on funding tv licences
for all pensioners, it would cost it an extra £495 million a year. but the decision has led to new protests, we have seen lots over the last few weeks. also, now, this political row with boris johnson, using rather blunt language, saying the bbc should "cough up." saying it was part of the conditions of the licence fee settlement back in 2015 that the bbc will continue to find all of those free tv licences for over 75. downing street said to be bbc should honour that agreement. the bbc will say that they will be at it, if not, we'll have to find another way. they are saying what will happen if they have to cough up? that is exactly what they are saying, they're saying that parliament give the bbc responsibility to make a decision
on the future of the scheme, there was no guarantee at the time that the bbc would continue to fund free licenses. the corporation says it is a matter for the government if it wishes to restore funding for free licences for all over 75. it will take up a fifth of the bbc‘s annual budget if they were to carry on funding universal free licences for the over—75s, and if they had to do that, they say they would have to close a number of services, not least bbc two, bbc four, radio 5 live, bbc news channel. very shortly we are expected to hear from borisjohnson very shortly we are expected to hear from boris johnson in very shortly we are expected to hear from borisjohnson in biarritz. that's the scene as they make preparations for that news conference. and we will take you to that as soon as that gets under way. before we do, let's get the weather.
the hottest bank holiday monday at the stage of august on record. for once a bank holiday weekend when we have been talking about the heat. record—breaking heat yesterday. 33.3 degrees at heathrow. that is not only the record for the light bank holiday but all are bank holidays including the main ones as well. you can see the heat affected northern ireland and scotland as well, temperatures in the high 20s. fresh are here today but still some spots across central and eastern england could get into the low 30s. watch how the colours change for the rest of the week. hot in the east still, by wednesday we come down to more average temperatures, and towards the end of the week a few spots keeping temperatures in the mid 20s. quite typically high teens, low 20s as we look to the north and west of the uk. for the remainder of the
week it will turn cooler and that will coincide with the arrival of heavy rain for some and some thundery showers. here is the picture. clear skies and sunshine at the moment, this is the front set to move in and behind it the cooler air from the atlantic that will sweep away the warmth we have had from the continent. a warm evening ahead. look out for showers that could turn sharper. even thundery across devon and cornwall through the small hours of tuesday. the odd one into wales as well. the front pushes into western scotland, clad around here, rainfor western scotland, clad around here, rain for the western isles. still muqqy rain for the western isles. still muggy in the south—east, fresher in north—east scotland. on tuesday, showers for the south—west of england, a few into wales, and by the afternoon a few thunderstorms breaking out across northern england. perhaps, eastwards through the evening too, the odd one possible across the east midlands and into east anglia. a lot of
warmth to the east on tuesday, temperatures in the low 30s. some lively showers through tuesday evening in parts into tuesday night. some really heavy, thundery rain searching north across the uk is the low pressure pushes through and brings us that thundery breakdown. rain from brings us that thundery breakdown. rainfrom any brings us that thundery breakdown. rain from any on wednesday. a cooler and fresher feeling for the rest of the week.
the headlines: at the end of the g7 summit donald trump agrees to meet the iranian president for talks about the nuclear programme, provided circumstances are right.|j believe iran can be a great nation. i would like to see that happen. but they can't have nuclear weapons. as fires continue to spread in the amazon rainforest brazil steps up its response and deploys the military after concerns not enough was being done. the largest earthquake thought to be caused by fracking in the uk has been felt in lancashire. a14—year—old boy has been arrested in connection with a fire overnight in dunfermline. the prime minister tells the bbc to pay for bbc licences for all those over