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Donald Trump's own pick for the Supreme Court criticises him

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Senators say Neil Gorsuch spoke emotionally of his concern

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He certainly expressed to me that he's disheartened

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by the demoralising and abhorrent comments made by President Trump

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The President signs executive orders to fight criminal cartels

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We're in Montana to witness protests for and against refugees.

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They once defeated communism, now its a fight against corruption,

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and the people of Romania are not giving in.

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For Republicans, the journey to the White House

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So, a year on, what do people in the Granite State

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It's always good to get out of Washington and come to New York.

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on a day when there's a massive snow storm outside -

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Here's what Manhattan actually looks like today,

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Don't give away all the secrets! They will think that I'm not sitting

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in a posh office overlooking the Thames!

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blowing through Congress at the moment.

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The latest storm relates to Donald Trump's pick

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The man he nominated last week is Neil Gorsuch -

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he's now paying courtesy calls on Capitol Hill

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to build support for his confirmation.

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But one of those Senators, Richard Blumenthal,

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the Democrat from Conneticut, revealed after their meeting

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with Donald Trump's attacks on the judiciary.

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My strong hope is that he will be more vehement publicly.

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He certainly expressed to me that he's disheartened

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by the demoralising and abhorrent comments made by President Trump

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The revelation found its way onto the front pages of the papers -

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it was the lead story on breakfast TV shows,

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and spurred this response from the President.

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My colleague, Laura Trevelyan, is in Washington.

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Here is what extraordinary about all of this, it seems like Mr Gorsuch

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went into this meeting, made these criticisms and said, can you tell

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the world about this? Remember that he wants to be

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confirmed as a Supreme Court justice and by saying that he doesn't like

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the President's attack on the independent judiciary, it makes him

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a good nominee for the highest court of the land in the eyes of fellow

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judges, in the eyes of most right-thinking people, and for him,

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hopefully, he's trying to persuade Democrats not to filibuster him out

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of existence. The Democrats are mad, they want to stop at least one of

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President Trump's nominations. All very complex.

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Some Republicans and some Democrats particularly would think, this is a

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man who knows his own mind, who can speak freely, which is what they

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want. Of course. There is nothing else that Gorsuch could say, faced

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with the President attacking the independence of the judiciary, not

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only district Court judges but the bedrock appeals judges, who could

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rule on his devotional immigration ban. So this is exactly what he had

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to say. Also to reassure Republicans as well that he is not just a tool

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of the President. The fact is that President Trump might not like him

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as much as when he nominated him. Falling out with the boss already!

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These executive orders as well, things have been happening in the

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White House other than just being said. What are these crime orders

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about? President rubbing his inauguration speech painted a

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picture of American carnage, not just manufacturing jobs shouted

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across the rust belt, but also an image of America in the grip of

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violent crime. He signed three different executive orders, one

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cracks down on drug cartels, which are spreading across the country, he

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says, and the other one sets up a task force on how to reduce violent

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crime. He says it is going to be a new era of justice. Although violent

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crime has gone up in a couple assist these -- a couple of cities,

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overall, violent crime levels are lower than they were were at the

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high point in the 1980s. Thank you. Actually, Mr Trump's been

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busy today on Twitter. Apart from the issue

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of Judge Gorsuch, he's also attacked Republican

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Senator John McCain, who had questioned the success

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of last week's raid in Yemen, He had said that he could not see

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how the downing of an aircraft and the death of a serviceman as a

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success. This row has been going on. This is that we'd we got today from

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the President. It is a 3-part tweet. So the president doesn't want this

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to be painted in anyway as a failure.

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No, and Sean Spicer, his spokesperson has a ready said that

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anyone who does suggest this is failure is denigrating the memory of

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that serviceman. That begs a question how Donald Trump, all

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through the political campaign, can attack the war in Iraq, where 4000

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servicemen were killed. It doesn't quite make total sense. He has got

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to be careful about John McKay. Donald Trump only has a two seat

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majority in the Senate. If he annoys John McCain too much, at some point

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the senator is going to turn around and say, I will not stick with you

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any more, and that could be a big problem down the road for Donald

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Trump! And not just on its opinion

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of the President Yes, but for all the controversy

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that's followed Mr Trump these first three weeks,

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his approval ratings are higher than they were at the time

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of the inauguration. Just under 50% now approve

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of the job he is doing. And, according to another poll out

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yesterday, the majority of Americans think Donald Trump's travel ban

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is a good thing. And many certainly feel that way

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in the Republican state of Montana. Aleem Maqbool has

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been to investigate. I believe that what we've

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seen with our President This is a man who

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couldn't be happier. He is heavily involved in local

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politics, and he's a preacher. His Christian compassion, though,

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does not extend to those he feels If they come among us

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and then try to enact If groups of radical Islamic people

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begin to show up who will eventually attempt to harm how women,

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those militant people need to understand that the women

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of Montana are armed. He says those who are protesting

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against Donald Trump's immigration policies do not represent

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the real America. This is a local rally

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in support of the refugees. Not a bad turnout for a weekday

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lunchtime in the snow. But these are certainly not

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the loudest voices on this issue The state has one of the most

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high-profile anti-immigrant campaigns and, before the election,

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had one of the biggest anti-refugee The anger for many is directed

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mainly at Muslims, something local

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politicians are tapping into - After days of debate,

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the state Senate has just passed a bill to say Sharia law

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can't be applied in Montana. This woman and her family arrived

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here just a couple of months ago. They fled Eritrea with no choice

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about where the UN sent them. After more than four years

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of vetting, they landed in Montana - nervous, shy about

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talking on camera, and to this storm

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of anti-immigrant sentiment. What's striking in Montana

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is all the focus on immigration is happening in an entire state

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the size of Germany with a population of just 1 million,

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where fewer than 20 refugee families have been resettled

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since the mid-90s. But as far as many here

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and across America are concerned, there is simply no room

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for the immigrants, to whom the door

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should be firmly shut. And those statistics interesting?

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Just 20 refugees and migrants since 1990. I watch that earlier and there

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are similarities with what happened here during the referendum vote, the

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Brexit vote, last year. There were parts of the country where there was

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high net migration that voted to remain in the EU, and vice versa.

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Areas with low net migration where they voted to leave to stop

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Hartlepool in the north of the country was a place like that, low

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net migration, can be Ireland another. It seemed to be the theory

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of migration or the concern about migration, and that they -- that

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might be well founded there might be problem is with jobs. It was the

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fear of migration rather than the direct impact.

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Maybe once you know immigrants come you feel differently about migration

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in general. Because this is such a big issue at the ballot box,

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countries all over the world are speaking out on it. In Germany,

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there were plans to speed up the deportation of failed asylum

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seekers. Here, the cupboard has been

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defending its cap on the number of refugee children coming into this

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country. Only 350 children would be brought in, far fewer than the 3000

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that were originally asked for. There are still so many

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children in need of help. She knows there are thousands

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in Greece, in overcrowded

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accommodation, or homeless. Or in Italy, still at risk

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of human trafficking. Or teenagers in French centres

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which are being closed down, They are heading back to Calais,

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back to Dunkirk, back to the mud, back to the danger, back into

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the arms of the people traffickers and the smugglers,

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the exploitation, the abuse, the prostitution rings,

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and back into the modern slavery that this parliament and this

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government has pledged to end. The French are very clear

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that they are now processing the children who have come out

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of the Calais camp. But one of the things that stops

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the children cooperating with the French authorities

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is the hope of being taken into the Dubs Amendment

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and coming to the UK. They are clear with us that

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if they are to manage those children which I think is what she wants,

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as well as I want - then making it clear that that is

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not going to be definitely open Strong statements. This has been a

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big issue in Britain, with child migrants coming in. It is not an

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issue here in terms of Muslims coming in, or people coming in from

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the Middle East. The geography of America means they would have to get

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on a plane by themselves. You don't get a lot of children coming in. We

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have had children coming across the southern border full to view had a

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load of teenagers and young kids picked up, coming in from Mexico,

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put into camps. That was something that double trap made an issue.

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It has been a situation here with the cab and Calais, right on the

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doorstep. The Government have been making a strong point today that it

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pays more than other countries in Europe to the problem in the Middle

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East, over ?2 billion. They said today they have offered places to

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8000 children to come in some form. The problem they have got, and this

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is what some of the politicians were pointing out today, is there is real

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stress and local authorities. Their heart -- thereon 250 local

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authorities with responsibilities for these, they have offered barely

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two places each. They will put more pressure on local government to do

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more to take some of the children in.

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You can imagine what the reaction might be if Donald Trump had

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announced something like a cap on child refugees!

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Donald Trump's controversial nominee for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions,

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was confirmed by the Senate last night.

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And, earlier, he was sworn-in at the White House.

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with just one Democrat voting for Mr Sessions.

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It came after a series of divisive hearings

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focusing on the Alabama senator's record on civil rights.

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has sent condolences after a Russian air strike

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accidentally killed three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria.

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The soldiers were supporting Syrian rebels in efforts to capture

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the city of al-Bab from so-called Islamic State.

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Although Russia and Turkey back opposing sides in the war,

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the incident comes after a warming of ties between the two countries.

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I think the snowstorm has defeated us for a moment, and you may have

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lost the beautiful view behind me! Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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is in Washington tomorrow to meet the President

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to discuss security and trade before heading off to play

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golf with Donald Trump at his resort in Palm Beach,

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Florida, over the weekend. It is, of course, a key

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strategic relationship - in fact, Mr Abe was an early

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visitor to Trump Tower but President Trump did attack Japan

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during the election campaign for "making it impossible"

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for the US to sell cars there. Our Tokyo correspondent,

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Rupert Wingfield Hayes, has been taking a look at

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whether his claim is entirely fair. President Donald Trump

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says it's not fair that Americans buy millions

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of Japanese cars every year, and the Japanese buy

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hardly any American cars. Last year, only 13,000 American cars

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were sold here in Japan. So why is it the Japanese don't buy

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American cars like this one? It's not just that this car is

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"yuge", as Donald Trump might say - you may have noticed that the wheel

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is on the wrong side for Japan, and then take a look

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at the fuel consumption. It's about double what my

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Toyota normally uses. So, in Japan, these tiny little cars

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are called Kei cars. They can't be

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more than 1.5 metres wide, and the engine can only be 660cc,

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and they sell tonnes of them here - 1.7 million of them last year,

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40% of all the cars sold in Japan. It's actually not true that Japanese

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people don't buy foreign cars. Of course, they're not

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American cars, they're German. And I understand you have actually

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owned an American car? I liked how it looked

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but when I started driving it, I feel like it's very cheap,

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and doesn't feel safe. Also, the service is not so good

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as with the German car. Japan charges no import

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tax on a car like this, but America charges up to 25%

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import tax on Japanese cars. So maybe it's time for America

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to stop complaining Let's get more now

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with Sheila Smith, an expert on Japanese

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politics and foreign policy. Good to see you. The Americans don't

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make cars for Japanese people, really? Exactly. I loved your

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segment, by the way. What are they going to do about it? This is what

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is called global competition, isn't it? Right, and the challenge has

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always been that the American car-makers have to invest in making

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cars that the Japanese consumers will want to buy. There has been a

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long narrative of turf barriers in Japan, but you have to compete. That

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is really what the challenge for our companies is in Japan. But Japanese

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car companies to provide jobs for Americans, a lot of them. When the

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president had all of those car workers into the Oval Office last

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week, it was noticeable that he did not have Toyota in with him. It

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seems that the Japanese cannot go win in this relationship, another

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sign that the balance of power is shifting to China not America. They

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have a friend in the White House? We will have to see. The president is

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coming tomorrow. -- the Prime Minister is coming tomorrow. They

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will be on the relaxed setting of a golf course on Saturday, when I can

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talk about what has changed in the structure of both of their

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economies. Toyota, Nissan, Honda, lots of Japanese car-makers have

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invested in the United States. They are part and parcel of the American

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economy. It is partly what Mr Trump has to understand as he begins to

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think about how to talk to Japan about the future of our economic

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partnership. Just a quick one, because we are out of time, but we

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hear that Justin Trudeau is coming from Canada on Monday. Mr Trump's

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supporters say they have got a lot of people on the one at the moment,

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they are making efforts to make sure the deals are being done. They are

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close allies with the United States, as well as economic partners. Mr

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Trudeau said he would be willing to renegotiate the trade deal. There is

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a lot of support for that on Capitol Hill. We will have to watch that of

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negotiations to understand what Washington once, and I expect the

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Japanese will be watching as well. OK, thank you for being with us.

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The street protests in Romania this past week

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the last days of the tyrant Nicolae Ceausescu.

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the Romanians have packed the streets of the capital, Bucharest,

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demanding the government throws out a law

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that would have reduced penalties for corruption.

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One immediate beneficiary of that law would have been

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the chair of the governing Socialist Democratic Party,

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that would stop him becoming a future Prime Minister.

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Now the man who drew up the decree, the Justice Minister,

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has resigned and the bill looks set to be rescinded.

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Let's speak to the BBC's Nick Thorpe in Bucharest.

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We see more people behind you, so they are not giving up, are they?

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That's right. I'm standing in Victoria Square he in front of the

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Government building. If I haven't lost count already, the tenth

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consecutive day of protests. They began with the attempt by the

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incoming social Democrat led government to pass a controversial

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decree. The road testers came out on the streets because they said that

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would have changed three paragraphs of the penal code in Romania and

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would have weakened the anti-corruption fight here in

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Rumania. It is a country that is perhaps often unfairly seen as a

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corrupt country. It has a very tough anti-corruption directorate, an

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agency which has managed to prosecute 1200 people, convicted

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1200 people in the last three years. That included ministers, even a

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former prime in a step. So many people have gone to prison, and the

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decree would have let them out. That has now been revoked, but the

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protesters asked along the square. Christian use the phrase people

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power at the beginning of the programme, and this is an

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extraordinary display of that. They got what they wanted legislatively,

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will they get the fall of the Government as well? That is what

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they are calling for. One of the big chance here is, "Resign!" They have

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achieved two big successes, they have forced the Government with

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these protests to revoke the decree. Today, they forced the resignation

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of the Justice Minister, but they say it is not enough. Just by

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attempting to change this legislation in what they say was a

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brazen way, to get their own people out of jail as well as other

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politicians and civil servants and so on, they are trying to pressure

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rise the Government further. They want the whole government to resign.

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Obviously cold conditions here, people still coming out onto the

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streets, not only in Bucharest but other cities as well, Braddock lies

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in bed demands, as crowds did in 1989. We will watch that closely

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over the weekend. Thank you very much. Here's an example to you, out

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in the cold with a scarf on. Braving the snow. What are you suggesting?!

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That I am a wimp? That I had to come into this nice warm studio? I can't

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believe it! I thought we were on the same team.

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You're watching 100 Days from BBC News.

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taking a big step towards the White House -

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what do his supporters think of the job Mr Trump is doing now?

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And have you noticed anything "Trumpish"

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Is what we're hearing from politicians here

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inspired by the President over there?

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

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Good evening. What a difference a Day makes. Yesterday, we had some

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blue skies, sunshine and warmth across the western half of the UK,

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with double figures. Disappointing on the East Coast. Asa Miller story

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today. It has felt noticeably colder on the West Coast, with a high of

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four Celsius. A lot of cloud across the UK. Temperatures struggled to

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climb up above 1 degrees. That cold feel will continue overnight. The

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risk of some showers, rain and sleet on the coast. With any height, it

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will be sleet and snow. A cold night with temperatures just below

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freezing, a frost is likely to start our day on Friday. Still the risk of

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some showers and the East, and that will continue. A lot of cloud around

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on Friday. The best of any brightness is really across western

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fringes, and up into Scotland. By the middle of the afternoon, some

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glances of sunshine in Cornwall. It will not be warm, and certainly more

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in the way of cloud generally across England and Wales. It part of East

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Anglia and ligature, some showers and temperatures struggling to climb

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above one of 2 degrees. Out of the Isle of Man, Lake District, Northern

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Ireland and Scotland, we may continue to see some windows of

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sunshine. Still chilly and a scattering of showers to the far

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north-east. Those clear skies will allow the temperatures to form a

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baby be sharply overnight, down from those of minus ten. At the same

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time, more organised show drifting in. These are of sleet and snow,

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which could lead to a Kim Lee laces of sleet -- accumulations on higher

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ground. A cold day generally on Saturday. Sunday, a different day,

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the same old story. A lot of cloud, still the easterly breeze with a

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scattering of showers. Temperatures may be just a degree or so higher,

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between four and 6 degrees. Still pretty chilly. There are signs of

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something starting to change as we move into next week, but this area

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of low pressure moves in. The isobars will be squeezing, but

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perhaps a little less cold. Donald Trump's own pick

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for the Supreme Court criticises him Senators say Neil Gorsuch spoke

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to them about his concern over A year ago today, Donald Trump

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won a crucial victory What do voters there

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make of him now? Today marks one year

:30:23.:30:34.

since Donald Trump's overwhelming victory in the New Hampshire

:30:35.:30:36.

Primary. It was his first major step

:30:37.:30:39.

towards the White House. And although Hillary Clinton ended

:30:40.:30:42.

up winning the state in November, enthusiasm for Trump

:30:43.:30:45.

still runs deep. Rajini Vaidyanathan went back

:30:46.:30:49.

to the granite state, where the motto is "Live Free

:30:50.:30:51.

or Die", to ask voters what they thought of candidate Trump

:30:52.:30:54.

then, and what they make Just like the person he voted for

:30:55.:31:09.

McKeith is a businessman who works in the hotel industry. The owner of

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a small construction company, he is a registered independent, so doesn't

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vote along party lines. If you were just a politician, I wouldn't have

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voted for him. He connected with the New Hampshire people, because of the

:31:28.:31:31.

spirit of independence that they have. Donald Trump's dreams of

:31:32.:31:37.

becoming President were built on his first victory in the Republican

:31:38.:31:41.

primary in this state. Now he's in office, Keith has no complaints.

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Have I disagreed with anything that he's done thus far? No. Is he doing

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a good job? Yes, I think he's doing exactly what we elected him to do.

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How many of you voted for Donald Trump in the New Hampshire primary?

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None of us did. By election day, all but one of these Republican women

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voted for Donald Trump. Everyone here agrees the President should be

:32:07.:32:10.

given a chance, but there are divisions over policy, like his

:32:11.:32:15.

temporary travel ban. Right now it's a 90 day ban. All the demonstrators

:32:16.:32:18.

and the women's walk and everything else they are doing, they are doing

:32:19.:32:23.

things before anything happened. There wasn't enough thought to the

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roll-out of that executive order and how it was going to affect people.

:32:28.:32:31.

Sometimes he does come across as cross and I think everyone of us in

:32:32.:32:36.

here would admit to that. But like she said, let's give him a chance.

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President Trump owes a lot to the state. Here in New Hampshire he

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scored his first primary victory, kicking off a winning streak, and

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giving him momentum. Also here that Mr Trump got his first taste of

:32:50.:32:53.

presidential politics, three decades ago. He was thinking about the

:32:54.:32:59.

presidency. It was in his mind. Mike, a wood word -- woodworker

:33:00.:33:08.

started a draft Trump campaign in 1987 to encourage him to run for the

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White House. He even persuaded Mr Trump to make a speech in New

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Hampshire, where he ruled out a bit. It was Mr Trump's antiestablishment

:33:18.:33:21.

stance that appealed to Mike then, and still does now. I think the

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thing I found most attractive was that I had experience from 1987. I

:33:28.:33:34.

found that he didn't change. He's the same guy. He has waited their

:33:35.:33:39.

history to come around for his moment. It's an amazing display of

:33:40.:33:43.

leadership. It took me 30 years but I finally got what I wanted in 1987.

:33:44.:33:49.

So did Donald Trump. He lost the state of New Hampshire by a narrow

:33:50.:33:52.

margin in the general election, but he won big prize, in a journey that

:33:53.:33:59.

started here, in more ways than one. New Hampshire, I want to thank you.

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We love you. You started it. Remember, you started it.

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They are pretty savvy voters! Year ago today you were in Manchester New

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Hampshire. Be honest, he was top of the polls, he wins the primary, did

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you think it was going to get all the way? No. I can remember very

:34:28.:34:33.

clearly thinking that he had had this victory in New Hampshire. It

:34:34.:34:37.

was an absolutely freezing night. New Hampshire primary night is

:34:38.:34:41.

rarely cold. It didn't seem possible then that a businessman who had

:34:42.:34:46.

never run for political office, who wasn't Billy seen by the Republican

:34:47.:34:49.

party as a Republican, was going to go on to win the nomination, let

:34:50.:34:53.

alone to win the presidency. If you'd asked me then I would have

:34:54.:34:58.

said the chances of it happening just didn't seem there. But there

:34:59.:35:03.

were clues. The Bernie Sanders vote, as well. Right. That was the canary

:35:04.:35:09.

in the coal mine. If we had listened to the wise voters of New Hampshire,

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we would have all got the election right. They saw the populist wave

:35:14.:35:17.

more than anybody else. Donald Trump one and Bernie Sanders one 60-38

:35:18.:35:23.

against Hillary Clinton. Clearly there was something about that live

:35:24.:35:28.

free or die state, that wanted a different kind of politician. We

:35:29.:35:33.

should have focused on the New Hampshire result and not cover the

:35:34.:35:36.

rest of the campaign, then we'd have known what was going to happen!

:35:37.:35:38.

Let's move on. Every now and then, the team

:35:39.:35:44.

here on 100 Days will be checking in with American voters to see

:35:45.:35:47.

what they're making of Donald And today, we're

:35:48.:35:50.

heading to the Midwest. The state of Wisconsin

:35:51.:35:52.

is an interesting case study, because not only did Mr Trump win

:35:53.:35:55.

it, but he wrestled it back from the Democrats,

:35:56.:35:57.

as previously blue states across American's rust belt

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turned Republican red. Let's speak to Van Mobley,

:36:00.:36:06.

president of the village of Thiensville in Wisconsin,

:36:07.:36:08.

Mr Mobley voted for Mr Trump You voted for Mr Trump, I think.

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Were you surprised that he got all the way to the White House? Know I

:36:23.:36:32.

wasn't. I think that when you said earlier in the show, you hit the

:36:33.:36:36.

nail on the head. The two issues that propelled Donald Trump and

:36:37.:36:39.

Bernie Sanders, the American people have lost confidence in the trade

:36:40.:36:43.

deals that have been negotiated and lost interest in an interventionist

:36:44.:36:47.

foreign policy. It's a winning coalition. What do you think of what

:36:48.:36:55.

he's done so far? I've been generally pleased. I think he ran

:36:56.:37:00.

his campaign here, from the outside in. Appealed to the outsiders then

:37:01.:37:05.

went to the inside. He is doing his foreign policy in reverse, shoring

:37:06.:37:09.

up and reassuring our closest allies, which in my view are Japan

:37:10.:37:14.

and Great Britain. And then of course the Canadians and the

:37:15.:37:19.

Mexicans. I think he's doing a good job and I think those relationships

:37:20.:37:23.

are going to hold and be strengthened. Tell me about

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Wisconsin. We were chatting on the phone earlier, talking about the

:37:28.:37:31.

Democrats who met yesterday. They've had their annual meeting in

:37:32.:37:33.

Baltimore. They were saying when they go out onto the doorstep, a lot

:37:34.:37:37.

of their policies resonate quite well with voters. Why did they fail

:37:38.:37:42.

in a place like Wisconsin which beforehand looked as if it would

:37:43.:37:48.

have gone Democrat? I think they have their priorities misplaced. I

:37:49.:37:52.

think that Hillary Clinton as a candidate was unbelievable on some

:37:53.:37:55.

core issues. In the sense that people didn't trust she was going to

:37:56.:38:00.

do what she said. In particular they viewed her as a liberal

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interventionist and a free trader. I was just wondering what you made of

:38:08.:38:12.

some of the criticisms of Donald Trump's first three weeks in office?

:38:13.:38:16.

There has been talk about a sense of chaos in the White House. Some of

:38:17.:38:21.

the executive orders he has then had to change. Some criticism of his

:38:22.:38:26.

style and tweets. Things we have spoken about during the course of

:38:27.:38:30.

the programme. They things that concern you about the President, or

:38:31.:38:35.

not? They don't concern me as much as they concern some other people. I

:38:36.:38:40.

don't deny that other people seem to act concerned but they don't concern

:38:41.:38:44.

me very much. I think that's part of his style. He is a show man, in

:38:45.:38:50.

addition to being an executive. I think the press would be well served

:38:51.:38:53.

if they began to pay a little bit more attention to some of his

:38:54.:38:57.

Cabinet nominees who have become Cabinet secretaries. I think he will

:38:58.:39:02.

probably run the government the way he did his corporation, there will

:39:03.:39:05.

be a show at the centre but then you've got confident executives on

:39:06.:39:08.

the outskirts executing his policies. There are some wonderful

:39:09.:39:16.

pics. I liked Jeff Sessions as well. How will you judge success for Mr

:39:17.:39:21.

Trump? At the end of four years, what are you going to look forward

:39:22.:39:24.

to see if he's delivered on his promises and done a good job? I

:39:25.:39:29.

think one of the things we would like to see in Wisconsin is stronger

:39:30.:39:34.

economic growth. I know that, I think this is why they need to look

:39:35.:39:38.

at some of these deals again. Great Britain doesn't have as good growth

:39:39.:39:41.

as it did in the past. The United States has stuck below two. Those

:39:42.:39:50.

deals in the past, if they were working, the United States and its

:39:51.:39:53.

major allies would be having better economic growth. I do believe he's

:39:54.:39:57.

going to be successful in that. I also think the foreign policy

:39:58.:40:03.

pursued in the United States since the ridge beginning in the Clinton

:40:04.:40:05.

administration and going through Bush and Obama, which is a bit

:40:06.:40:12.

liberal interventionist, they didn't really do a good job and it hasn't

:40:13.:40:16.

been successful. I think a more realistic approach will be

:40:17.:40:20.

considerably more successful. I think we will see economic success,

:40:21.:40:24.

foreign policy success, and that's the key to having a good presidency.

:40:25.:40:31.

I think he could be a great President, perhaps. We would like to

:40:32.:40:34.

check back in with you and see whether you are happy with what Mr

:40:35.:40:36.

Trump is doing. He's just at the start

:40:37.:40:40.

of his term in office, but thanks to his unique style,

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Donald Trump is already well on course to be one

:40:44.:40:45.

of the most-quoted Presidents. But could the language he uses be

:40:46.:40:48.

influencing the way politicians You are fake news. Fake news. Fake

:40:49.:40:50.

news. Fake news. I'm really surprised the BBC is

:40:51.:41:16.

reporting fake news. Yet again what we get from Labour are alternative

:41:17.:41:21.

facts. That sounded like one of Mr Donald Trump's alternative facts. It

:41:22.:41:33.

is all fake news. It's phoney stuff. So interesting, the way that

:41:34.:41:36.

language is shaping this presidency. It seems even on the question of

:41:37.:41:41.

language, Americans and other people around the world are divided,

:41:42.:41:48.

Christian. If we had played Van, would he have liked what he had from

:41:49.:41:52.

Donald Trump, and if we played that clip to people who didn't like

:41:53.:41:55.

Donald Trump, they would have rolled their eyes and said it didn't sound

:41:56.:42:00.

presidential. People are hearing two very different things. We've got to

:42:01.:42:03.

keep our eye on the people in the middle who see things very

:42:04.:42:06.

differently to the two coasts of the US. The interesting thing about that

:42:07.:42:11.

clip, Jeremy Corbyn was talking on a breakfast programme today and

:42:12.:42:16.

started throwing back. News, I'm surprised the BBC is reporting full

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sneeze. The reality is they are now mixing apples news with a -- mixing

:42:21.:42:29.

up "False news" with inconvenient news. Fake news has been made up to

:42:30.:42:36.

put people off the scent... It's not asking a politician a question they

:42:37.:42:43.

don't like. The President here suggesting bad polls must be fake as

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well! That is 100 Days for this week, join

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:42:51.:42:53.

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