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The White House says it's not a ban, it's a pause.

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Immigration officials insist that they were well prepared

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and only a few hundred people have been denied access to the US.

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The Trump administration in damage-control mode,

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putting national security officials and the head of Homeland

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Security out to explain the controversial ban.

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This is not, I repeat not, a ban on Muslims.

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The Homeland Security mission is to safeguard

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the American people, our homeland, our values,

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and religious liberty is one of our most fundamental

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Out of a job, the acting Attorney General Sally Yates is sacked.

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She'd questioned the legality of the ban.

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Also on the programme, Donald Trump and the state visit.

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The UK Government still taking plenty of flack over the invite,

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and the travel ban the President introduced.

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The Home Secretary concedes the ban provides a "potential propaganda

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Isil and Daesh will use any opportunity they can to make

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difficulties to make the environment they want to radicalise people.

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And decision made - but is Britain any closer to leaving the EU?

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Parliament begins the debate on triggering the formal exit process.

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I'm Katty Kay in Washington, Christian Fraser's in London.

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The message from the White House to American civil servants -

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if you don't agree with President Trump's agenda,

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And the first to go was the Attorney General Sally Yates,

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who refused to enforce the President's temporary ban

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on refugees and visa holders from seven majority

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In her place, Mr Trump named this man - Dana Boente.

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until Senator Jeff Sessions is confirmed by the Senate.

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In the past couple of hours, the Secretary for Homeland Security,

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John Kelly, has been taking questions

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about the President's immigration order.

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He insisted it is not a ban on almost than is coming to the United

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States. The vast majority of the 1.7 billion Muslims that live on this

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planet, the vast majority of them, all other things being equal, have

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access to the United States, and a relatively small number right now

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are being held up for a period of time until we can take a look at

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what the procedures are. I would be less than honest if I told you that

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some of those countries that are currently on the list may not be

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taken off the list any time soon. They are countries that are in

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various states of collapse, as an example. But ultimately we would

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like to see all those countries taken off the list.

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John Kelly, the man in charge of American borders. Jon Sopel is with

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us, are we right to say this looks like damage control from the White

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House? There are accusations that this is chaos, confusion, amateur

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hour. It is day four since the announcement, and they are still

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putting up spokesman to explain what the ban is, what it isn't, but it is

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a pause, and that was raised at the briefing with the White House

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spokesman. Donald Trump tweeted it was a temporary. That was pointed

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out to a spokesman, who said, no no, the president was using the words

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that you use. So we can't choose his own? He has called it a temporary?

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The Secretary of Homeland Security has called a day polls. They seem to

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be at sixes and sevens, and the extraordinary drama of last night,

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the acting Attorney General accused of betrayal, what a word to use,

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extraordinary! I still think they are trying to get it sorted out,

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they are trying to get people on board, and there was a profound lack

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of consultation. Leave aside whether you agree with the policy or not,

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the manager of its implementation was shambolic. The Speaker of the

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House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, said it was regrettable that the

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roll-out was so confusing, wish it had not been catching out dual

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nationals and Iraqis working for the US Government, but is the GOP more

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broadly on board with the President here? I'm not sure, let's wait and

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see how this plays out. If this is seen to be an example of Donald

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Trump relying on a very small coterie of White House appointees

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who don't know what they are doing, then I think the GOP will strike

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back and say, you can't run government like this, you have to do

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it differently, and if it turns out right, maybe they will sit on hands

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and be quiet. Christian? I can tell you that the Europeans consider it a

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ban, some interesting comments denied from one of the most senior

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figures in Brussels, Donald Tusk, the European Council president. He

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says this puts into question the last 70 years of American foreign

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policy and the transatlantic bond. How will Washington respond to that?

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Well, I think that Washington won't be too worried, frankly, about what

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Donald Tusk is saying. I don't think there is any great attachments to

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the European Union in a way that Barack Obama made it absolutely

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plain when he was president that it was in the strategic interests of

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the United States to have a very strong European Union. Christian, I

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just dug out what Donald Trump said to me the day after Brexit, and I

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questioned him at his golf course in Scotland on one of my more surreal

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reporting assignments! I asked him, would you support the break-up of

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the European Union? He replied, it looks like it is on its way, and we

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will see what happens. It's hardly sounded like a ringing endorsement

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of the EU by the man who is now the President of the United States. Jon

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Sopel, thanks for coming in. The President is clearly frustrated

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that some of his cabinet members Among his latest tweets was

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this message: "The Democrats are delaying my cabinet picks

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for purely political reasons." "They have nothing

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going but to obstruct." That was around the time

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he was sacking her. "When will the Democrats

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give us our Attorney General "They should be ashamed

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of themselves!" A lot of people might agree with

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that, by the way! I've been speaking to

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Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Democratic Senator

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for Minnesota, and started by asking why she's objecting

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to Mr Trump's immigration ban. Well, I think the first thing,

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of course, You have refugees all over

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the world that have played by the rules, that have waited,

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sometimes for years, to get in, and they were just ready to get

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on a plane either the next day or a week later, and they've

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been denied access. Then you have people with

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work visas, students on visas. You have people frozen in travel

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that can't go for a visit The second piece of this

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is a security one, and I think that was best articulated

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by Republican Senators McCain and Graham, who said this

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is a self-inflicted wound when it comes to fighting terrorism

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and trying to work positively This does not bode well for us

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in terms of trying to reach out to moderate elements, when we

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basically shut down our doors, and that is what, I think,

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is the result of this, and it's certainly how it's been

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perceived around the world. But as you know, Senator,

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the majority of Americans, two opinion polls in January

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point this out, do seem to like the idea

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of tightening America's borders. You come from a state, Minnesota,

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that has a lot of Muslim immigrants, I'm sure people there

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have concerns too, and even since last Friday

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we repeatedly hear from Trump voters that they like what

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the President is doing. I think first of all,

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in my state we are very proud of our Somali population,

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100,000 strong. We have the second biggest Hmong

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population, and depending

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on how you ask these questions, if you couch them as security,

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people do get concerned. But when you couch them are saying,

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this is someone who is working in the hospital, they've worked

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there for ten years, should they be allowed to go home

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and visit their mom, you're going to get

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a lot different answer. And I think part of this

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is that the effect of this is brand-new people are starting

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to see what it means, and I think there is universal

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agreement from a number of Republican Senators that,

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as Rob Portman said, And if anything, no matter if you're

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a Trump voter or a Clinton voter, and we're not going to relegislate

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that, one must agree that this wasn't done right and that governing

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by tweet and a quick resolution where you don't consult with law

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enforcement result in havoc, OK, Senator, while I have you here,

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let me ask you about Sally Yates, the deputy Attorney General

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who was fired last night. The White House has the law

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on its side on this one, doesn't it? They were in their right

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to have the executive order, and they are in their rights to fire

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Sally Yates for what she did. but let's step back

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and talk about if it is right. First of all,

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if they had consulted with her, with her vast experience,

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30 years as a prosecutor, maybe this order would have

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been different. Maybe it wouldn't have been delayed,

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maybe they could have done some of these technology changes they may

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want to do without hurting people Secondly, the way he did it,

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to vilify the woman, Sally Yates, who literally has been a prosecutor

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for Republican, Democratic Presidents, she prosecuted

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the Olympic Park bomber case. I worked with her

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on human trafficking. She has been very popular

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in all the jobs that she has held. She is not some kind

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of liberal activist, she's a career prosecutor,

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and then to say that she betrayed the Department of Justice,

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betrayed, in effect, her country, when she was dismissed, I think

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that just went a step too far that we've seen coming out

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of the White House. OK, let me ask you about

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the Supreme Court pick, finally, As a Democrat, in the Senate,

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who is on the judiciary committee, are you going to oppose

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whoever President Trump nominates? Well, this is a solemn

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responsibility for someone on the judiciary committee,

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and we will have a hearing, obviously scheduled

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by the Republicans. We will have a hearing,

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and that will be our opportunity that influence Americans

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in their everyday lives. And so one of the most important

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things to remember here is while all these nominations,

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whether it is the Secretary of State or the Attorney General,

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are on a 51-vote majority margin, the Supreme Court, by the US Senate

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rules, is a 60-vote margin. So that means that you need

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Democratic and Republican votes, and I think that is very important

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for your viewers to understand - And it better be someone

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in the mainstream to have Democrats

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even consider voting for them, but I think right now people

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are waiting to see who it is. I'm a former prosecutor -

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you look at the evidence, waiting to see who it is,

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having the hearing and making decisions.

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Senator Amy Klobuchar, thank you. We will talk about that nomination

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in a second. Mr Trump's new immigration

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policy may be setting off protests at home and abroad,

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but it is worth remembering that a large portion of the electorate

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is behind the president. And of course the man sent out every

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day to defend the President's policy is White House Press Secretary

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Sean Spicer. He has been speaking in the last few

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minutes and was questioned about how much dissent

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the President would tolerate The President was very clear

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during the campaign, whether it was economic security

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or national security, but he has an agenda

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that he articulated very, very clearly

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to the American people. And that...

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Hold on, thank you. And that it is his job to lay

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that vision out and the people that he appoints and nominates

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and announces as staff members or cabinet level

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members or agency heads, and if they don't like it,

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then they shouldn't take the job. But it is the President's agenda

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that we are fulfilling here. Sean Spicer speaking a few moments

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ago. Let's talk to Councilman

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Joe Borelli, who served as co-chair

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of Mr Trump's campaign in New York. Let me ask you about this idea of

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dissent, do you agree with Sean Spicer that if civil servants, for

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example in the State Department, don't agree with this immigration

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ban, then they should simply leave the State Department? Well, let's be

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clear about the acting AJ's position, it is not a protected

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position... I wasn't asking about the Attorney General, I was asking

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about civil servants in the State Department. Well, look, they should

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work under the direction of their bosses. The only way we can

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effectively measure a president and vote for them based on actions is

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whether their agenda is able to be carried out. If we allow dissension

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in the ranks of executive agencies, how can we effectively judge whether

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the President's agenda was good or bad and vote accordingly in the

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future? Let me ask you about the immigration ban, what Paul Ryan said

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about it this morning, whether you agree with it or not, whether you

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think it will make America safer or not, do you agree with Paul Ryan

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that it was rolled out in a way that was regrettable and at times

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chaotic? Well, yeah, and I think you pointed it out earlier, anything

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that has to be explained for a number of days after it has been

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rolled out, certainly, you could find probably half a dozen faults.

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It doesn't take away from the ultimate policy, but when you have

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this much confusion regarding this implementation, and some of it

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actually leads to the protests and some of the anger amongst the

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population, I think it is safe to say that the roll-out was done

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poorly. I am sure you are aware of the protests outside the country,

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1.7 million people in Britain have signed a petition objecting to the

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invitation that has been extended to the President, this state visit, and

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there is a debate slated for next week in the parliament - are you at

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all concerned about some of the protest you have seen among allies

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like the UK? I'm not terribly, and I think the meeting between Prime

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Minister May and Donald Trump last week went fairly well. I hope that

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the British public does not sort of idea or bends to the will of the

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people who signed that petition. I think it is in both country's best

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interests going forward. We are both in a transformative stage, facing

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fundamental changes, and I think we can do it better together. So I

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don't see why the British public would be so outraged, but we

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shouldn't be surprised - this was a debate that was happening in

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Parliament when Mr Trump was a candidate. Maybe they are outraged

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because the Prime Minister has made clear she does not support the AG,

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd was talking about it earlier today.

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Isil and Daesh will use any opportunity they can to make

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difficulties to make the environment they want to radicalise people,

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to bring them over to their side, so it is a propaganda opportunity

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A propaganda opportunity for so-called Islamic State, an own

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goal. There is a propaganda opportunity with drone strikes, a

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propaganda opportunity with anything. To say that if Donald

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Trump of the American government didn't go through with this ban,

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somehow Isis would pack up and take up fishing or something is

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preposterous. This is not a problem that is going to go away, and it is

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not going to go away by bending to the desires or appease the people

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that wheel to be fighting against. So I certainly disagree with the

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Home Secretary. Good to get your thoughts, stay with us, we want to

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get your thoughts on some other things in the programme.

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Katty, one of the more important decisions Donald Trump will make

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in his first 100 days will be his pick for

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The ninth chair has been empty for a year since the death

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of the conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

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So this is the current line-up in the court.

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If we were to divide them on the issue of Roe v Wade,

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five are pro choice, three are against.

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So whoever Trump picks might not make an immediate difference

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But if we put the oldest judges on the top row,

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three of them are around 80 years old.

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who was one of President Clinton's picks, is 83.

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So it's not beyond possibility, Katty, that at some point

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in the next four years Mr Trump will get another pick,

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and that could tip the balance decisively.

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Well, the issue of abortion is certainly important

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to the Vice President, Mike Pence, a practising Christian

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with conservative values and a key influence over the social policy

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And the Supreme Court Justices are possibly the nine most powerful

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people in this country, and they are there for life. President Trump will

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leave neither four years or aide years' time, and all of these

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executive orders could potentially be overturned by the next president.

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These justices are there for life, and as you pointed out, one has been

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a there for 30 years. They will have a huge impact on American social and

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political life for decades to come. Antonin Scalia was a Reagan pick, so

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it shows you how long they have been on the bench. Mike Pence is

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certainly a key influence on this administration.

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Our correspondent Jeremy Cooke went to his home state of Indiana,

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to speak to his critics - and supporters - to find out more.

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It's morning in middle America, and the pro-life lobby

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Pray for the closing of this abortion clinic

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Every woman arriving at this abortion clinic is approached

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Did you say you came for birth control? No.

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Abortion is still illegal under US federal law,

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Mike Pence was committed to restricting access.

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I think the reason that you see Donald Trump in power

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with Mike Pence is because of the pro-life movement.

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For believers like Jodie Smith, abortion is not a key issue -

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Mike Pence, you think, will be steadfast?

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He will be steadfast, we know he will.

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He is very committed to life and always has been.

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This is not anything new for Mike Pence.

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It was victory in the communities of heartland America

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which helped propel Donald Trump into the White House.

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Famously, he had never held elected office,

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but Mike Pence had, and that may mean that the new Vice President

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has rare power and influence in the game of national politics.

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For many here, Mike Pence is a hometown hero,

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a key player in the state's political arena.

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Now, though, he's taken the Indiana playbook

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Standing now at President Trump's right hand, Mike Pence has always

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taken strongly conservative positions on issues

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including LGBT rights and sex education.

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Faith, he says, is central to his life and to his politics.

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For me, the sanctity of life proceeds out of the belief

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where God says, "Before you were formed in the womb,

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I knew you," and so from my first time in public life,

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I've sought to stand with great compassion for the sanctity of life.

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I'm afraid we're going to get rained on today...

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Before she had them, she had an abortion.

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There were so many things wrong with her that there was

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no waiting to see if she would survive or get better,

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there was only waiting for her to die.

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Victoria insists it was right to terminate a non-viable pregnancy

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and warns women across America to beware of Mike Pence.

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While he himself may seem mild-mannered and calm

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and not like a threat, what he symbolises for activists

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who would like to limit our rights is that now is the time.

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In a funeral home on the edge of town, hundreds of women gathered -

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How many of you believe that it is important that women

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in this country have access to safe and legal abortion?

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Here, the raised voices are the other women of the Midwest.

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The only way we're going to go forward is if we are involved.

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This is the other side of the mass protest marches.

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means the nature of American government is changing.

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Here, it feels like the nature of American opposition

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who served as co-chair of Mr Trump's campaign in New York.

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There are several very Christian conservatives in this

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administration, as well as Mike Pence, but 70% of Americans do not

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want Roe v Wade to be overturned. Whoever is nominated to the Supreme

:22:16.:22:19.

Court, should we be taking that off the table? Well, I don't think Roe v

:22:20.:22:25.

Wade is a decision that can be overturned easily, nor do I think it

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is President Trump's direct intention to directly overturned

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that decision. Washington has always been... -- abortion been a

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controversial issue in this country, and the question is going to be

:22:40.:22:42.

whether the taxpayers, whether the government should be funding

:22:43.:22:45.

abortions, and that seems to be what Donald Trump has focused on with his

:22:46.:22:49.

executive order, reinstating the Mexico City policy which bans

:22:50.:22:54.

foreign non-governmental organisations from receiving funds

:22:55.:22:57.

to perform abortions. That is the future of the debate in the country,

:22:58.:23:01.

I think Donald Trump will appoint someone tonight he was pro-life. Joe

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Borelli in New York, thanks very much. We will bring you news on that

:23:07.:23:08.

appointment tomorrow. First, it was Silicon Valley,

:23:09.:23:10.

then Ford, then Goldman Sachs, now 21st Century Fox is criticising

:23:11.:23:12.

Mr Trump's travel ban. An internal memo from

:23:13.:23:15.

Rupert Murdoch's sons, the company chiefs James

:23:16.:23:16.

and Lachlan, told employees, "We deeply value diversity

:23:17.:23:20.

and believe immigration is an essential part

:23:21.:23:22.

of America's strength." because Rupert Murdoch

:23:23.:23:26.

has close ties to Mr Trump. Murdoch is also chairman

:23:27.:23:30.

of the conservative-leaning Fox News, whose anchor Bill O'Reilly

:23:31.:23:33.

had this to say last night. We don't want to tarnish the message

:23:34.:23:38.

the Statue of Liberty sends. Also, the administration must be

:23:39.:23:42.

willing to grant exceptions and, above all, should help refugees

:23:43.:23:47.

survive in the terror zones abroad, Protecting Americans is

:23:48.:23:50.

obviously priority number one, demands we help suffering,

:23:51.:23:55.

helpless people if we can. On Capitol Hill,

:23:56.:24:04.

the Senate committee has approved Betsy Devos

:24:05.:24:05.

as Education Secretary, and her nomination will now go

:24:06.:24:07.

before the full Senate. But there were empty chairs

:24:08.:24:10.

at other votes today as Democrats blocked

:24:11.:24:16.

the nomination of delaying their confirmation

:24:17.:24:18.

even further. Democrats are demanding more

:24:19.:24:20.

information about Tom Price, and Steve Mnuchin,

:24:21.:24:22.

Mr Trump's Treasury nominee. There won't be a vote on Jeff

:24:23.:24:37.

Sessions until tomorrow now. The head of the UN and programmer saying

:24:38.:24:41.

as many 20,000 people could have been resettled in the US during the

:24:42.:24:47.

travel ban. He added that, in this week alone, 800 refugees were set to

:24:48.:24:50.

make America their home. He says they now face an uncertain future

:24:51.:24:56.

because of the executive order that postpones the refugee programme for

:24:57.:25:01.

120 days. And I was telling you about the petition, more than 1.7

:25:02.:25:04.

million people have signed it, calling for the cancellation of Mr

:25:05.:25:08.

Trump's state visit to Britain. But there is also a counter petition,

:25:09.:25:12.

over 100,000 people have signed that document, not as many, and the

:25:13.:25:18.

subject is due to be debated in the UK Parliament on Monday the 20th of

:25:19.:25:23.

February. I expect that will be a very feisty debate. You think?!

:25:24.:25:30.

You're watching One Hundred Days from BBC News.

:25:31.:25:33.

Still to come for viewers on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News,

:25:34.:25:37.

with Donald Trump's election energising far-right parties

:25:38.:25:39.

gauging the strength of support for the far-right AfD party.

:25:40.:25:44.

And as British MPs debate the Brexit Bill,

:25:45.:25:46.

the Government warns against frustrating the will of the people.

:25:47.:25:49.

That's still to come on 100 Days from BBC News.

:25:50.:26:08.

Hello, good evening. All our weather is going to be coming in from the

:26:09.:26:14.

West for the start of February, we can see it all queueing up out in

:26:15.:26:19.

the Atlantic, today's cloud still bringing rain and drizzle. This

:26:20.:26:23.

cloud arriving in the south-west on Wednesday, or significant cloud

:26:24.:26:26.

arriving on Thursday, and this cloud that at the moment is towards New

:26:27.:26:29.

York may bring stormy conditions by the end of the week. If you are

:26:30.:26:34.

wondering what the sunshine looks like, we eventually got some in

:26:35.:26:38.

Northern Ireland, but for many parts of the UK, weather to forget, a lot

:26:39.:26:42.

of low cloud, rain and drizzle, turning wetter over the past few

:26:43.:26:48.

hours across England and Wales. That rain will creep eastwards, lifting

:26:49.:26:51.

temperatures in eastern England, becoming drier later out towards the

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West, a few breaks in the cloud across north-west Scotland and

:26:57.:26:59.

Northern Ireland, so it touched surely here, otherwise not a

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particularly cold night, but not pleasant all in all. The land down

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for most of us on Wednesday to start, rain and wrestle mainly

:27:09.:27:14.

across England. -- dull and damp for most of us one Wednesday to start,

:27:15.:27:18.

rain and drizzle mainly across England. A milder day than the last

:27:19.:27:25.

few, but eastern England and Scotland. As we head into Thursday,

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this is the first big area of low pressure that is getting close to

:27:30.:27:33.

our shores, the centre tracking to the west of Ireland, the biggest

:27:34.:27:37.

impacts are likely to be felt in island, but in the UK gales, may be

:27:38.:27:41.

severe around Western and southern coastal areas, some rain from time

:27:42.:27:46.

to time, not much left by the afternoon, but a mild and windy day.

:27:47.:27:50.

That wet and windy weather moves away, and this is the next one, the

:27:51.:27:54.

headache towards the end of the week. Low pressure approaching our

:27:55.:27:58.

shores, but what is going to happen to it? Is it going to develop? Some

:27:59.:28:05.

computer models push it to the south of us, less impact, that scenario is

:28:06.:28:10.

less likely. The more likely scenario is that the low pressure

:28:11.:28:14.

will deepen, will develop, turn towards the UK, and that will leave

:28:15.:28:19.

us with more impact. Some wet weather, but also very windy,

:28:20.:28:23.

particularly towards the south-west of the UK, gusts of up to 80 mph,

:28:24.:28:27.

wet and windy weather moving northwards.

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Welcome back to 100 Days with Katty Kay in Washington

:30:12.:30:14.

National security officials rally to the defence of President Trump's

:30:15.:30:20.

controversial immigration order, the new Secretary

:30:21.:30:21.

of Homeland Security denying that it's a "ban on Muslims".

:30:22.:30:31.

Small business leaders speak out and a group of technology companies are

:30:32.:30:36.

supporting a challenge to Trump's travel ban. I will have more...

:30:37.:30:49.

The move to the political ride goes beyond the borders of the US. Donald

:30:50.:30:56.

Trump's election has in fact emboldened your's far right parties

:30:57.:30:59.

ahead of elections this year in France and the Netherlands. --

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political right. In Germany Alternative fur Deutschland is

:31:06.:31:09.

putting its candidate up against Angela Merkel.

:31:10.:31:12.

Our correspondent has been to the Northern region of Germany to find

:31:13.:31:16.

out who is voting for Alternative fur Deutschland and why.

:31:17.:31:22.

Europe's right promises a patriotic spring.

:31:23.:31:27.

In communities like this they are warming to the idea.

:31:28.:31:35.

It can be hard to make a living in Germany's north

:31:36.:31:38.

coast and it feels a long way from Berlin.

:31:39.:31:40.

They've little trust here in Angela Merkel.

:31:41.:31:42.

After all, they say, she has little time for them.

:31:43.:31:44.

TRANSLATION: They just look after the big cities.

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Good news for Germany's right-wing party Alternative

:31:47.:31:58.

Polls suggest one in every ten voters supports AFD.

:31:59.:32:04.

In this region it's even more popular.

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TRANSLATION: The other parties avoid the real problems.

:32:08.:32:14.

Merkel just sticks to her views even though

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If she hadn't brought those people into this country, the victims of

:32:17.:32:26.

the Berlin Christmas market would still be alive. And AFD has

:32:27.:32:31.

ambition. This form and radio presenter is standing directly

:32:32.:32:34.

against Angela Merkel in her own constituency. He is unlikely to take

:32:35.:32:37.

her seat but it isn't impossible. TRANSLATION: We have a big problem

:32:38.:32:43.

with radical Islam. We need to talk about it. It has been taboo in

:32:44.:32:49.

Germany. The AFD have broken that taboo. Thank god people now talk

:32:50.:32:54.

about their fears. Just look at who is carrying out terror attacks in

:32:55.:32:59.

Europe, they are all Islamists. 2017 may yet be the year Europe's

:33:00.:33:03.

political landscape shifts beyond recognition. There are elections in

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France and the Netherlands, too. The real election battles will be fought

:33:10.:33:13.

in communities like this where people feel forgotten by their

:33:14.:33:16.

national governments, left behind by the political establishment. If

:33:17.:33:21.

Europe's leaders really want to stop the rise of the right they must meet

:33:22.:33:26.

this challenge, reconnect with those voters, and we gained their trust. A

:33:27.:33:32.

recent display of right-wing solidarity in the German -- in this

:33:33.:33:39.

German city. AFD shares views and a platform of the French presidential

:33:40.:33:42.

candidate Marine Le Pen and the far right Dutch politician. -- regain

:33:43.:33:51.

their trust. They are emboldened by Brexit and Donald Trump's victory.

:33:52.:33:57.

AFD's bid for election glory already divides this country.

:33:58.:34:02.

So interesting. Left behind, forgotten, it is exactly what we

:34:03.:34:10.

heard here during the course of the American presidential election

:34:11.:34:14.

campaign. We know how that turned out. How does this work in Europe?

:34:15.:34:20.

Does Donald Trump emboldened these far right parties, or does he bring

:34:21.:34:24.

out voters in the centre who say, we don't want to go the way America

:34:25.:34:29.

went? That will be an interesting question, particularly for the

:34:30.:34:37.

French, because they have politicians on the right. And the

:34:38.:34:43.

person running against Marine Le Pen is in all sorts of trouble. I want

:34:44.:34:51.

to bring up this picture, this meeting that Jenny was talking about

:34:52.:34:59.

in Koblenz. These are the populist parties of you. Four of these -- two

:35:00.:35:06.

of these will have elections this year. Marine Le Pen, we know all

:35:07.:35:10.

about. The Italian separatist party leader in the middle. The

:35:11.:35:15.

Netherlands will also have elections. And on the end is a

:35:16.:35:21.

politician from the Freedom Party in Austria. They nearly snatched the

:35:22.:35:25.

presidency just at the end of last year. We can see how popular these

:35:26.:35:30.

parties are. While Donald Tusk is talking today about the existential

:35:31.:35:34.

threat from America, China and Russia, it is within their mist. It

:35:35.:35:38.

is the rise of these populist parties which is the threat. And

:35:39.:35:42.

many are having arguments which are similar to the once Donald Trump has

:35:43.:35:47.

had about jobs, about immigration, about youth unemployment. -- ones.

:35:48.:35:52.

These arguments are the same in Europe and that is why they are

:35:53.:35:55.

proving so popular. One argument which is different and something

:35:56.:36:00.

that divides Trump and his party and those parties in Europe, and that is

:36:01.:36:04.

their belief in government and the state. Trump came to power largely

:36:05.:36:09.

on a rejection of government and the idea of state intervention. Many of

:36:10.:36:12.

those parties are not running on that. Marine Le Pen is not running

:36:13.:36:16.

against the French state or the intervention of French government.

:36:17.:36:22.

That idea, we are still Europeans, we still like government and we

:36:23.:36:27.

still like the state. That's find out what is happening in Europe and

:36:28.:36:28.

the Brexit negotiations. British politicians have begun

:36:29.:36:30.

debating their views on Brexit ahead of a crucial vote

:36:31.:36:32.

on the issue tomorrow. A Bill which would give

:36:33.:36:34.

the government the authority to trigger Article 50 -

:36:35.:36:36.

the formal notice to quite the EU. All eyes here on the size

:36:37.:36:39.

of the opposition to the bill. The Brexit Secretary David

:36:40.:36:42.

Davis says Parliament must honour the wishes of the people,

:36:43.:36:44.

who voted to leave We asked the people

:36:45.:36:46.

of the UK if they wanted to leave the European Union

:36:47.:36:51.

they decided they did. So, at the core of this bill lies

:36:52.:36:53.

a very simple question, The electorate voted

:36:54.:36:56.

for a government to give Parliament then voted

:36:57.:37:01.

to hold the referendum. And we are now honouring

:37:02.:37:04.

the result of that referendum. Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer

:37:05.:37:22.

made it clear that Labour's official position is to support the bill,

:37:23.:37:24.

even though he personally wished the referendum result

:37:25.:37:27.

had gone the other way. Had the outcome being to remain

:37:28.:37:31.

we would have expected A decision was made on the 23rd

:37:32.:37:33.

of June last year to leave the EU. Two thirds of Labour MPs represent

:37:34.:37:44.

constituencies that voted to leave. One third represent constituencies

:37:45.:37:51.

that voted to remain. This is obviously

:37:52.:37:53.

a difficult decision. I wish the result had

:37:54.:37:58.

gone the other way. But as democrats, our party has

:37:59.:38:00.

to accept the result. We have spoken about this before,

:38:01.:38:16.

America's populist revolution is moving at a dizzying speed. From

:38:17.:38:19.

this side of the Atlantic it looks like Britain is moving at a snail's

:38:20.:38:24.

pace with Brexit. Will that vote in parliament tomorrow finally speed up

:38:25.:38:29.

the process? David Davies says he isn't amending decision that has

:38:30.:38:32.

already been made. The people took the decision last June. The delay

:38:33.:38:35.

has been in the legal battles that finished just the other week. We

:38:36.:38:40.

reported on it last week. It was at the Supreme Court. They said

:38:41.:38:44.

Parliament had to be given a vote on triggering this formal process.

:38:45.:38:47.

That's begun today. They will probably tomorrow night a deal from

:38:48.:38:54.

the nationalist parties. So we will see this convoluted process which

:38:55.:38:57.

I'm sure is familiar with people who follow bills through Congress. What

:38:58.:39:02.

matters to people in the UK and outside the UK is the timetable.

:39:03.:39:06.

What I understand from my colleagues at Westminster tonight is that there

:39:07.:39:09.

will be three tight days of debate next week. Then it will proceed to

:39:10.:39:14.

the Lords. There will be Parliamentary ping-pong as they try

:39:15.:39:17.

to amend this bill. But they feel they can get it through Parliament

:39:18.:39:22.

by the 7th of March. That is important for Theresa May, because

:39:23.:39:25.

she wants to go to the European summit in Brussels on the 9th of

:39:26.:39:32.

March and the 10th of March, she wants to be able to say, this is it,

:39:33.:39:37.

this is the official start of Pat -- that Brexit process. That means they

:39:38.:39:42.

will then start to get the process going. And that will take a great

:39:43.:39:50.

deal of time. I will hold you to that.

:39:51.:39:51.

Businesses have had a lot to say about Trump's travel ban.

:39:52.:39:54.

Big tech companies including Microsoft, Amazon and Expedia have

:39:55.:39:56.

been some of the most vocal critics, and are now helping Washington state

:39:57.:39:59.

Michelle Fleury is on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange -

:40:00.:40:03.

how have markets reacted to this Michelle?

:40:04.:40:11.

When you consider silicon valley, it is really in their DNA, not just

:40:12.:40:18.

because these companies were founded by immigrants or where the

:40:19.:40:22.

descendants of immigrants, but also because it is one of their key

:40:23.:40:27.

resources today. Many of their workers, many of the brightest

:40:28.:40:31.

engineers, Best software developers, come from other parts of the world.

:40:32.:40:36.

They fear they will see a brain drain if Donald Trump expands from

:40:37.:40:40.

this immigration and starts targeting, for example, work visas,

:40:41.:40:44.

which they rely on. The other thing is it goes against their core

:40:45.:40:48.

values. If you think back to Google and its inception, one of the things

:40:49.:40:51.

they said from the beginning was we will do no evil. The founder of

:40:52.:40:58.

Google has been protesting at the airports over the weekend in San

:40:59.:41:02.

Francisco and on Google's campus there was huge protests. I think

:41:03.:41:06.

that is what you are starting to see CEOs from this particular industry

:41:07.:41:10.

being the most outspoken compared to the many other companies who have

:41:11.:41:15.

also taken a stand on this. Of course, it isn't just silicon

:41:16.:41:19.

valley. Ford has been there, Goldman Sachs have come out against this and

:41:20.:41:28.

so has GE. Many have celebrated the amazing stock market rally we've

:41:29.:41:33.

seen on Wall Street. But there were also concerns about the immigration

:41:34.:41:38.

ban and competency in Washington in the White House, and whether this

:41:39.:41:41.

rally might be coming to an end, what are you hearing? That's

:41:42.:41:46.

absolutely right. It was only a few days ago people were wearing the

:41:47.:41:51.

caps saying down 20,000 to mark a huge milestone in that index's

:41:52.:42:02.

history. -- DOW 20,000. It has fallen back in the last couple of

:42:03.:42:06.

days, essentially since the travel ban. Companies are re-evaluating the

:42:07.:42:11.

risk. They like a steady atmosphere. They don't like what is

:42:12.:42:15.

unpredictable. They are starting to say, hang on, we want a lower

:42:16.:42:19.

corporate tax rate, we like what we are hearing on less regulation, but

:42:20.:42:23.

there are also risks they are starting to price into the cost of

:42:24.:42:32.

business. There is the risk of a trade war, rising protectionism, and

:42:33.:42:35.

these are the things we are hearing more and more right here on the

:42:36.:42:37.

stock exchange. Thanks very much. That is One Hundred Days,

:42:38.:42:41.

Anthony Zurcher and Barbara Plett-Usher will be on Facebook live

:42:42.:42:43.

straight after the show. And we'll be here tomorrow,

:42:44.:42:47.

at the same time on BBC World News,

:42:48.:42:51.