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The winds of change continue to blow through Washington -
key shifts to environmental policy and the car industry are on the way.
President Donald Trump continues to unpick Barack Obama's legacy.
Today, it's the environment - signing executive orders to speed
construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access oil pipelines.
The president comes face-to-face with the big car companies -
he tells them to build cars for Americans in America.
We're bringing manufacturing back to the United States bigly,
we're reducing taxes substantially and we're reducing
I'll speak to a senior Republican Senator about
Also, in London, a ruling from the Supreme Court that
goes to the very heart of the British constitution.
But will this ruling complicate the timetable for Britain's
The other big super power, China, asserting today its "irrefutable"
sovereignty over parts of the South China Sea.
Day two of week one, President Trump is stepping up
The oil and car sectors were both in his sights today.
Mr Trump is urging a new strategy for two very prominent
The new administration is making big changes to America's stand on both
This morning, the president signed two executive orders to move ahead
on a pair of controversial oil pipelines, known as the Keystone
Both had been stalled by the Obama administration
Senator John Barrasso from Wyoming is part of the Republican leadership
and he sits on the energy and the environment committees.
I spoke to him a brief time ago about these new executive orders
and President Trump's busy first couple of days.
It looks like these signings this morning on the pipelines, that jobs
are going to win. I believe it is not one or the other, I think we can
have clean air, clean water, clean land and still a healthy economy.
The Obama administration had so many expensive administrations, but I
think Donald Trump will strike the right balance. He has done that with
the right EPA administrator to join his Cabinet. Would you ever support
environmental regulations? I think that the whole purpose of the EPA is
important but they have lost their way in terms of the environmental
protection and they cause to have the biggest problem is that we have
had in the last number of years, so it is time for us to really
modernise and improve the EPA so we can protect the land under water and
the air, but at the same time make sure that we have as strong, healthy
economy, which is what people want. Jobs are such a critical part of
building an economy in a country and in terms of general well-being of
the people and the quality-of-life. People in this country, it is
clearly focused on having a good paying jobs. I also want to ask you
about the TPP and the withdrawal of America from that. Other countries
around the world said they are going to go ahead and do their own trade
deals. We are looking at Mexico, Chile, China, Germany all weighing
in on this. Is this really the moment for America to be pulling
back from global alliances like this? Donald Trump campaigned on
this so it should not be a surprise that he took this action. I am not
surprised by this at all. He is a world-class trader, he has a great
reputation for being able to get great deals. I am a free trader. For
my homestead of Wyoming and it is important that we can export our
products, our number one product is beef. When I head to the Pacific rim
and visit with the President of Japan, he wants to import liquefied
natural gas from the United States. You supported the temp two. Is this
guy a position in which conservative doctrine of free trade is going to
be thrown out of the window by republicans like yourself in order
to satisfy the new president? The president gets to make these
decisions as we all want fairer trade, but I think he will be able
to put forward trade agreements that are going to be favourable to the
United States, that are going to be good with the American taxpayers and
he will continue to work on trade. My concern is in terms of China they
will try to go into any void that exists. When I have been to that
part of the world, what I know about China is that people in the country
is related to the TPP want to be friends of the United States, but
they don't want to be enemies to China. Would you have preferred it
if America had not been withdrawn from the TPP? I think President
Obama did not make the case. You had all three presidential candidates,
Hillary Clinton, Bernie Saunders and Donald Trump all came out against
the TPP so it should be no surprise to anyone that this is where we are
now. I continue to be a free trader, believe in free markets and I want
to be able to use overseas markets for Wyoming products. Senator John
Barrasso, thank you for joining us. You start to get a feel of where the
divisions might be between the administration and the republicans
in Congress. He is very much in favour of the deregulation of
business but not so at ease with the way the administration is going on
trade deals. If I can show you a picture. We keep talking about these
executive orders. Focus on the people behind. We will see a lot of
these people over the next few years. Maybe you could point out one
or two of them and wiping RM portent.
Get a new team Trump! Behind the president on the left, the man with
the dark hair is rinsed pre-bursts. He is the conduit between the White
House and the Republican Party. He will be a big liaison figure. Kelly
and Conway was the campaign manager for Donald Trump, the first woman to
run a presidential campaign. The tall gentleman with a green tie,
that is Jarrod Kushner. He is the husband of Ivanka Trump and he is a
special adviser to the president. There has been quite a lot of fuss
about nepotism and whether it was OK for him to work in the White House.
He is very close to the president and will be a key figure
particularly on international affairs. The gentleman with a blue
shirt and yellow tie, Steve Bannon, maybe the most controversial pose in
that photograph, he ran Breitbart news, right Wing News site, very
controversial and hard hitting. He is the person who was behind Donald
Trump's inaugural address. A strong nationalist, vary in favour of
Brexit and close, wanting to develop ties, with Marine Le Pen of the
National front. He will be a figure in Europe as well as here in the
states. Marine Le Pen was in Trump Tower is
just the other week. We were saying in the headlines that he has been
meeting the bosses of the car industry. He is very good at this
good cop, bad cop relationship. He hits them with these tariffs, that
they will have 35% tariffs, then he showers them with love and
croissants. Let's have a listen to this conversation.
We're going to make process much more simple for the auto companies
and everybody else who wants to do business in the United States.
You'll find us to be from very inhospitable
I think we'll go down as one of the most friendly countried.
I think we'll go down as one of the most friendly countries.
I have friends who want to build in the United States.
They go many many years and then they can't get their environmental
permit, over something that nobody ever heard of before.
I am to a large extent an environmentalist,
I believe in it, but it's out of control and we're
And we're going to either give you your permits or we're not
going to give you your permits, but you're going to
And generally speaking, we're going to be giving you your permits,
Not for a lot of environmentalists, they will not agree with him that he
is the environmentalist. This is another new thing that people will
have bigger Tuesday in America, a different way of presidential
intervention directly and American businesses. That wants it
particularly well with republicans. It'll be interesting to see how
those car executives feel about Donald Trump in a few years.
What is this word bigly? The Trump administration says it is
not bigly home and they say it is big league, but I am hearing ugly,
too. We will have to get used to that as well.
If you have these powers of executive order you can do with G1,
bigly days. Just before we came on air,
the White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, held a briefing
for the media, his Let's have a listen
to what was on the agenda today. Does the president believes that
millions voted illegally in this election and what evidence do you
have of widespread voter fraud in the selection, if that is the case?
The president does believe that. He stated that before. He has stated
his concerns over voter fraud people voting illegally in the campaign. He
maintains that belief based on studies that people have presented
to him. What evidence? Senator Ryan today said there was no evidence.
Other groups have said that they don't agree with the assessment by
the president. As I said, believe the president has believe that for a
while based on studies and information that he has.
Our North America editor, Jon Sopel, was listening.
Why do this? Why get yourself into a position where you're doing a huge
amount of business popular with the American public, then the thing that
dominates the press conferences Donald Trump saying something that
wasn't true? Because 90% of the time Donald Trump is driving the central
message about jobs, what he was elected to do, and there is a bit of
Donald Trump, whether it is the size of the crowd at his inauguration or
the number of people that voted for him in the popular vote, he gets
distracted. He is obsessed by those numbers. In the campaign he used to
talk about hollow and many more people went to his rallies than
Hillary Clinton's. He is doing it still. He hasn't let go of the fact
that he lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million. What was telling
about that clip from Sean Spicer was what evidence have you got? Where
are these reports? What he went on to say afterwards was well there was
a nonpartisan body who had a research paper in 2008. Hang on,
thought we were talking about 2016! He seems to be extrapolating from an
early report about what potentially could have happened before to
explain why he did not win the popular vote in November, but with
absolutely no evidence of voter fraud in that election. No one has
reported anything like that in terms of what unfolded in November across
the 50 states. We should cover the other and use because otherwise this
becomes the big distraction, we spent our time talking about this.
What are the other headlines? The defence of the Keystone XL pipeline,
saying he was a champion of the environment but also that this would
create thousands of jobs, the US is there to enable these things. The
other things we will be looking out for in days to come and the leading
up to who could be the Supreme Court choice for him.
I have read through the week a lot of these comment pieces from some of
the big writers in the American press who are concerned about the
relationship they have at the White House. It seems to me that they will
have to start packing up on the facts, calmly and deliberately
deconstructing what this administration says. Is that the way
they need to go about it rather than reacting in a panicked way? I think
it is a really challenging environment. What we need to do is
when something is paid and the factually incorrect, we are, in the
media, our reputation, and the BBC in particular, and being objective
and impartial and telling the truth, so if we see something that is not
truthful we should point about. We should not be obsessed by just
trying to trip up Donald Trump, looking peevish, looking entitled,
like we don't like him or are angry or cross in any of our reporting. We
have to be fair and balanced but just say, hang on, that can't be
allowed to stand if it is not correct. It is our responsibility to
do that and that is what our audience expects of us. Some of the
people in the White House could not believe that they weren't being
treated with all the dignity that they deserved. Well, I think they
need to get over themselves because Donald Trump will do press
communication in a very different way and about mean that some of my
esteemed colleagues at the White House might have a slightly bruised
ego, live with it. Something you would never have, of course.
Any more news on the Supreme Court? All of these executive orders will
change things temporarily in America. They can be reversed, the
Supreme Court not so much. The Supreme Court appointment is going
to be probably all things being equal, the most consequential
decision that Donald Trump is going to make in his presidency because
the person who gets appointed, and it is likely to be somebody quite
conservative, someone who believes in toughening the laws on abortion.
At the moment the Supreme Court is balanced, for liberals for
conservatives. If it becomes five republicans, abortion law can
change, which will be a big thing for social policy in this country.
Not just for the term of Donald Trump, but for years going forward.
Thank you for joining us, Jon Sopel. There are big changes coming up in
this administration, Christian. Some of the other key developments
in Washington today now. President Trump is planning to keep
James Comey as head of the FBI, according to media reports
here in the US. Mr Comey was strongly criticised
by Democrats in the run up to November's election
for re-turning to an investigation The bureau is still investigating
potential ties between Russia A former American Defence Secretary
says he's concerned the new leadership is giving
an impression the US is retreating Robert Gates, who was also a former
director of the CIA, told the BBC Mr Trump's policies
could well be exploited Mr Gates, who served
in the George W Bush and Barack Obama administrations,
says China, Iran or Russia, will step into any vacuum
that is left by the US. More now on Mr Trump's
senior appointments. A Senate committee has
approved Ben Carson as the new Housing Secretary,
allowing the nomination But there are delays
on the confirmation of Jeff Sessions, who Donald Trump
wants as his Attorney General. The top Democrat on the Senate
Judiciary Committee has Senator Diane Feinstein said
the women's march at the weekend The role of the Attorney General
she said is to defend equal rights. One thing we want to do in this
programme is connect the dots between the new political trends
on both sides of the Atlantic. Britain made its decision last year,
but supporters of leaving the European Union may well
think their populist revolution is moving a lot
slower than America's. Who gets to pull the
trigger on divorce? Today, the Supreme Court
decided the Prime Minister, She will need parliament's approval
before handing in the formal notice to quit the European Union,
known as Article 50 From the sidelines,
I was there to watch. Democracy, said Abraham Lincoln, is
the government of the people, by the people, for the people. In his
statue outside the Sabine Court today, they were debating that very
issue. The ruling, when it came, made clear that the court was not
trying to frustrate the vote to leave the European Union. The
judgment would only determine whether government could start the
Brexit process without Parliamentary consent. Today, via majority of 8-3,
the Supreme Court rules that the government cannot trigger article 50
without an act of Parliament authorising it do so. The government
then defeated. But the 11 judges also had to decide whether
Westminster can take this decision alone or whether the devolved
government of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland should also have a
say. On the devolution issue, the court unanimously rules that UK
ministers are not legally compelled to consult the devolved legislatures
before triggering article 50. The verdict was welcomed by the former
Attorney General Dominic Grieve, he told me that irrespective of how
people had voted last June, this was a good day for Parliamentary
democracy. I always took the view that the idea that you could trigger
article 50 without a vote of Parliament was an extraordinary
thing to do because so much primary legislation has enacted. I wasn't
apprised of the decision of the High Court and I wasn't surprised by the
decision of the Supreme Court, that seems to rub us to stand up for our
historic liberties. Having promised to trigger article 50 by the end of
March, the ideal solution for the Prime Minister would be to purchase
the single line of legislation before the Parliament for peers and
MPs to rubber stamp. Short, simple, difficult for opposing MPs to amend,
except government lawyers have been advising the Prime Minister that if
use can somebody till now, she could be exposing herself to future legal
challenges somewhere down the line. The Secretary of State...
Nonetheless, the government will take that risk. Confident that night
MPs will support the timetable they have set out. This will be a
straightforward bill. It is not about whether or not the UK should
leave the European Union. That decision has already been made by
the people of the United Kingdom. In exchange for their support, the
opposition will want guarantees of a meaningful -- meaningful vote at the
end of the process. Scottish nationalists don't rule out a second
referendum on Scottish independence. The decision is looming for
Scotland. Are we prepared to allow her future to be dictated by a
Westminster government that is going down a path that I think the
majority of people in Scotland don't want to go down, or are we going to
take our future into your own hands? The Westminster Parliament is
sovereign, says the court, and only Parliament can change the law.
Ultimately, they have underscored the very foundation of Britain's
unwritten constitution and as Abraham would say, these important
principles, are inflexible. Our chief political correspondent
Vicki Young is in Westminster. I am always conscious with my former
as a Paris and Rome correspondent that we are guilty of a bit of
navel-gazing in London. Let's think about the Europeans. Will they be
worried that what has happened might affect the Brexit timetable? Well, I
don't think it will, is the truth. I think there are many people, many
voters in this country who voted for Remain who are looking at this
judgment today thinking this is the big moment, this would give
Parliament the chance to block except and I think they will be
disappointed. I have been speaking to MPs and peers and there just
isn't the appetite for a fight. It is quite difficult to explain to
people who look think most Labour MPs are ardent Remainers, why
wouldn't the -- why wouldn't they take this opportunity? But they
don't want to be seen to be standing in the wake of the British people.
Equally, in the House of Lords today, we have senior figure
standing up to say it would be foolish, unwise and completely wrong
for an unelected House of Lords to block a referendum, to block what
the government wants and what the House of Commons is going to vote
for. So the government is adamant that they will stick to that
self-imposed timetable of triggering article 50 by the end of March, so I
think that is going to happen. People here have been asking me
about this, the state of the union. We heard Nicola Sturgeon they're
clearly not happy with this. We know that Donald Trump has supported
Brexit and Brexit hazard supporters here, but people are and confused
about what will happen to the United Kingdom. Are we looking at a
shrunken United Kingdom after this? Nicola Sturgeon predicted that this
would bring a second independent referendum for Scotland a step
closer. Scotland voted to stay in the United Kingdom, just a year ago
or so, she can't call another referendum. It has to come from
Westminster. Her argument is that the type of Brexit that Theresa May
is aiming for, taking the UK out of the single market for example, that
is not what Scotland voted for. She would like Scotland to become
independent and be a part of the European Union. The court today
ruled that Scotland will not get a say on all of this at this point. Of
course, Nicola Sturgeon doesn't want to have a referendum unless she is
convinced she will win. At the moment the polls suggest that
wouldn't happen. I think she will bide your time. Certainly, she is
issuing these warnings regularly. Obviously it was a defeat for the
government, but that clarified an awful lot of them, particularly on
Scotland and whether they had a veto. But also the issue of Northern
Ireland. The Assembly collapsed the recently. That problem also taken
out of the picture. Lots of people were very concerned about this, but
if the Supreme Court today had ruled that not just Scotland but the Welsh
Assembly and also in Northern Ireland, if they were given the say,
how would they do that? Northern Ireland is having a general
election. Who would feedback the views of the people of Northern
Ireland? They were extremely concerned about all of that. The
headline is that the government did not get its way today, they were
defeated. If you go below that, it could've been a lot worse for the
government today and I think they are sighing with relief that they
probably can stick to the timetable. Vicki Young in Westminster, there is
certainly an awful lot going on on both sides of the Atlantic, which is
exactly why we are doing this programme.
Just a reminder that every evening after this show we hand
One of us will spend 10 or 15 minutes on Facebook Live each night
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You are watching 100 Days on BBC News.
Coming up: We'll have a report from China looking at barriers that
already exists between Beijing and Washington, and new ones that
The president meets with the Big Three CEOs
from the car industry, telling them it's time to start
We'll be live at the New York Stock Exchange with reaction.
Some of us had a lovely day today, for others it stayed grey and for a
few we have fog all day. That dog will become more widespread again
tonight, crossing into the Midlands. Some icy surfaces, too. Further west
it will be more wild, they're a bit of light and breezy for Northern
Ireland and Scotland. The fog will cause disruption in some places,
tomorrow morning in particular. Some of the airports could be affected
again. Icy surfaces, too, where you have that fog. For the north and
West the fog will be less of a hazard. Some early sunshine and
parts of South West England running into East Wales. Across Northern
Ireland it should be above freezing in most places by eight o'clock.
Northern Ireland and Scotland, much milder here, above freezing. A bit
of drizzly rain coming in on the breeze. Still a lot of dry weather,
albeit cloudy. Further east, the four bulletin to look cloud. Graham
quite chilly in eastern England. Some Southwest and on into Northern
counties. Distinctly chilly underneath the clouds in East Anglia
and the south-east. That is a sign of things to come. From Wednesday
into Thursday we will tap into a reservoir of particularly cold air
which has been sitting across the heart of Europe for some time. The
breeze will bring that cold air in our direction. Quite a shock to the
system on Thursday, I think. A brisk south-easterly wind, the bit of
cloud and maybe the odd bit of snow. You will need a few layers,
particularly in central Andes to parts of the UK. Some places will
struggle to get above freezing, if you had on the wind that will feel
even colder. Not quite as cold on Friday, turning a bit milder from
the south-west, but that cold the holding on and on the east. Most
places dry, but patchy rain beginning to turn up as weather
fronts dry to pushing of the Atlantic. How quickly they make
inroads is still open to some died, but certainly some weather fronts
there or thereabouts. There will be some rain around this weekend. On a
positive note will be less cold for some than recently. Still a lot of
dry weather, but watch out for areas of fog.
Welcome back to 100 Days from BBC News.
President Donald Trump has signed executive orders advancing
the construction of two controversial oil pipelines -
which President Obama had previously blocked.
In meetings with car industry leaders the president told them
to increase American production and jobs.
We'll be live at the New York Stock Exchange with more reaction.
China says it has "indisputable sovereignty" over parts
The Chinese foreign ministry said today Beijing would "remain firm
to defend its rights in the region," that's after the White House said
on Monday the US would "make sure it protect it's own interests
President Trump has already upset on China over the status of Taiwan.
And during his campaign he threatened to impose some pretty
punishing tariffs on Chinese imports - which could lead
So how might China respond to the new US administration?
Here's our Beijing Correspondent John Sudworth.
China was once isolated behind its Great Wall
but it was here too that its emergence onto
In 1972 another competitive and controversial US Republican
president stood on this wall and used it as a metaphor.
Richard Nixon's speech that day looked to future
in which there are no walls between people, laying
the foundations of course for one of the most important collateral
trading relationships the world has ever seen.
The benefits of that relationship has been celebrated
America threatens China with 45% import duties
The Chinese are not just going to take it, they're
going to respond more or less in-kind probably.
What are the potential dangers in Donald Trump's strategy?
This is very disturbing and the consequences
for the international system and for the health of the global
But at a briefing by senior Chinese diplomats, I put it to them that
Mr Trump is not so much attacking free trade, as unfair trade.
Should China not do more to put its money where its mouth is,
removing the big subsidies to state-owned enterprises,
removing some of the restrictions and denial of market access that
still hinders so many foreign companies trying
I understand what you mean, but in general the direction
is there, the effort is there, and I have very strong belief
and confidence in improved environments for foreign companies.
These days tourists can gaze into a period in China's history
when its reluctant rulers were forced to trade
Few US companies that do business in China today would dispute that
significant barriers to trade remain.
The question though, is whether to cajole or to coerce
and Mr Trump it seems may be about to embark
on upon his own version of gunboat diplomacy.
Over that much traded commodity, tea, I asked about Mr Trump's threat
to challenge China's territorial claims unless it makes
TRANSLATION: He plays with fire, Mr Trump plays with fire.
But China also has fire and it is going to burn him.
It is trade of course that has made China a wealthy superpower
To talk more about China we are joined by Professor Ann Lee,
she is an Independent Economic Advisor to the Chinese Government.
And here in London, Diane Wei Liang, she's an author, and she was one
of the students involved in the 1989 Tiannamen Square protest.
Diane, you are looking back towards China and looking I'm sure at social
media, what do people there make of Donald Trump and some of these
threats? At the beginning when Donald Trump was campaigning to
become president his rhetoric had been very much against China. Some
Chinese including people in the government had believed it was just
rhetoric, but Donald Trump is a businessman and someone China could
do business with. But as the rhetoric becomes more and more
severe, now he is taking actions, taking calls from Taiwan and nothing
has let up and the Chinese are very cautious and very vigilant and stop
if I look at the media response within China, the response is
becoming tougher as well. China is bracing itself for a trade war and
perhaps even military confrontation with America. And that is it, we
heard from one of the people interviewed in that film but he is
playing with fire, Donald Trump. If it comes to a trade war Howwood
China respond? -- how will China respond? I think they're coming up
with a list of ways to respond in terms of boycotts, and slapping
tariffs on American goods as well. Neither country is going to come out
ahead if this happens. I will say that with China the stakes are not
as severe as the years to be because exports used to be 50% of Chinese
GDP and today more like 20%. And of that 20% the US makes up just about
18% of exports. Solar talk about 4% of the GDP that will be affected if
all exports to the US ceased to exist. Of course that will hurt the
economy but it is not going to hit kill it. And I think the Chinese
prefer to have stability with the US in the whole global economic system,
and that was made clear by the Chinese president. And this is
election year in China and so it behoves them to try to get along
with Donald Trump and try to strike some kind of trade deal. You will
hear in America during the course of the election campaign and you know
American voters, many of them think that the relationship between
America and China has benefited China more than America. They say we
did not get a good deal on North Korea, on trade, and they're quite
happy to see Donald Trump standing up to Beijing, they do not buy the
argument that America could lose out. Certainly there is rhetoric and
risk reality. The rhetoric in the US has been largely one-sided, it has
largely targeted China as the convenient whipping boy in every
presidential election, that China is a currency manipulator, it is unfair
in all these areas. Whereas Americans actually have benefited a
great deal by working with China. China has provided a lot of very
cheap goods to the US so that inflation has remained relatively
low for decades now. And this has also delivered record profits to
lots of US corporations which has taken the US stock market to record
highs. And so a lot of these politicians that like to criticise
what a bad deal they have had they fail to acknowledge that all the
benefits have also accrued as a result. So again we have got to look
at both sides and look at it holistically to understand the
relationship. China is such a different country to when you were
in Tiananmen Square as part of the protest and it is ironic that we
have the country led by the Communist Party which says we can
trade freely with the rest of the world. And the country is supposed
to be the leader of the free market economy pulling up the drawbridge.
China is taking the lead and because China has seen the benefits in the
past 40 years, in its own experience, how global trade can
bring people out of poverty and improve living standards. Especially
with the Asian infrastructure bank in China and China is putting $100
billion into lending, to trade with the world, and this year alone they
had gained 25 new members including Ireland and Canada. China is taking
up the role of the leader in global trade. In fact if you look at the
China US relationship, from the Chinese perspective, China did not
have a growing relationship with the Obama administration either. And his
two big initiatives, it was very much a military constraining
exercise against China and the Pacific trade pact was designed to
exclude China, contain its influence in trade in the Pacific region. So
China in some ways are looking at the Donald Trump administration and
having had conversations with the Trump team and they're looking at
possibilities for example, Trump is having a soft view on perhaps
joining the Asian infrastructure bank as a member. And so they see
opportunities here. And they are also ready if Trump is going to
escalate conflict with China. Thank you very much. More of course
throughout the Trump administration on this relationship.
We saw a littler earlier, the car industry chiefs -
the heads of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler -
sharing breakfast with President Trump earlier today.
And you might have heard him saying that he wants a big push on building
Our business correspondent Michelle Fleury is on the floor
How did these bosses who run multi-million pound 's
organisations, how do they respond to being called in by the President
and given a bit of an ear wigging on what they should be doing? Given the
tongue lashing some have received in recent weeks and months, I think
they're inclined to get there and pay attention. You have heard the
kind of repetition from Donald Trump that he wants them to stop producing
cars overseas destined for the American market, and to make them
here. It was a message that he repeated quite forcefully again
today saying he wants them to build plants and create jobs here in
America and of course he focused on the US car industry in part because
it is seen as a symbol for American manufacturing and of course that is
at the heart of one of the key economic planks of Donald Trump,
trying to bring back jobs and restore manufacturing. Thank you for
that. We will be watching
the car industry closely. A key indicator perhaps of how
effective Donald Trump Before we go don't forget I'll be
on Facebook Live straight after the programme,
answering your questions.