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


Immigration officials insist that they were well prepared


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


The Trump administration in damage-control mode,


putting national security officials and the head of Homeland


Security out to explain the controversial ban.


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


The Homeland Security mission is to safeguard


the American people, our homeland, our values,


and religious liberty is one of our most fundamental


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


She'd questioned the legality of the ban.


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


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


and the travel ban the President introduced.


The Home Secretary concedes the ban provides a "potential propaganda


Isil and Daesh will use any opportunity they can to make


difficulties to make the environment they want to radicalise people.


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


Parliament begins the debate on triggering the formal exit process.


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


The message from the White House to American civil servants -


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


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


who refused to enforce the President's temporary ban


on refugees and visa holders from seven majority


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


until Senator Jeff Sessions is confirmed by the Senate.


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


John Kelly, has been taking questions


about the President's immigration order.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


like to see all those countries taken off the list.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Trump relying on a very small coterie of White House appointees


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


that some of his cabinet members Among his latest tweets was


this message: "The Democrats are delaying my cabinet picks


for purely political reasons." "They have nothing


going but to obstruct." That was around the time


he was sacking her. "When will the Democrats


give us our Attorney General "They should be ashamed


of themselves!" A lot of people might agree with


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


Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Democratic Senator


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


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


of course, You have refugees all over


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


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


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


been denied access. Then you have people with


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


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


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


by Republican Senators McCain and Graham, who said this


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


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


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


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


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


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


the majority of Americans, two opinion polls in January


point this out, do seem to like the idea


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


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


have concerns too, and even since last Friday


we repeatedly hear from Trump voters that they like what


the President is doing. I think first of all,


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


100,000 strong. We have the second biggest Hmong


population, and depending


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


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


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


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


and visit their mom, you're going to get


a lot different answer. And I think part of this


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


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


agreement from a number of Republican Senators that,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


30 years as a prosecutor, maybe this order would have


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


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


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


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


for Republican, Democratic Presidents, she prosecuted


the Olympic Park bomber case. I worked with her


on human trafficking. She has been very popular


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


of liberal activist, she's a career prosecutor,


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


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


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


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


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


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


whoever President Trump nominates? Well, this is a solemn


responsibility for someone on the judiciary committee,


and we will have a hearing, obviously scheduled


by the Republicans. We will have a hearing,


and that will be our opportunity that influence Americans


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


things to remember here is while all these nominations,


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


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


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


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


for your viewers to understand - And it better be someone


in the mainstream to have Democrats


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


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


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


having the hearing and making decisions.


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


in a second. Mr Trump's new immigration


policy may be setting off protests at home and abroad,


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


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


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


Sean Spicer. He has been speaking in the last few


minutes and was questioned about how much dissent


the President would tolerate The President was very clear


during the campaign, whether it was economic security


or national security, but he has an agenda


that he articulated very, very clearly


to the American people. And that...


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


that vision out and the people that he appoints and nominates


and announces as staff members or cabinet level


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


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


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


ago. Let's talk to Councilman


Joe Borelli, who served as co-chair


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


this much confusion regarding this implementation, and some of it


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Home Secretary Amber Rudd was talking about it earlier today.


Isil and Daesh will use any opportunity they can to make


difficulties to make the environment they want to radicalise people,


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


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


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


propaganda opportunity with anything. To say that if Donald


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


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


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


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


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


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


get your thoughts on some other things in the programme.


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


in his first 100 days will be his pick for


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


of the conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.


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


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


five are pro choice, three are against.


So whoever Trump picks might not make an immediate difference


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


three of them are around 80 years old.


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


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


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


and that could tip the balance decisively.


Well, the issue of abortion is certainly important


to the Vice President, Mike Pence, a practising Christian


with conservative values and a key influence over the social policy


And the Supreme Court Justices are possibly the nine most powerful


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


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


executive orders could potentially be overturned by the next president.


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


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


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


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


certainly a key influence on this administration.


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


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


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


Pray for the closing of this abortion clinic


Every woman arriving at this abortion clinic is approached


Did you say you came for birth control? No.


Abortion is still illegal under US federal law,


Mike Pence was committed to restricting access.


I think the reason that you see Donald Trump in power


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


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


Mike Pence, you think, will be steadfast?


He will be steadfast, we know he will.


He is very committed to life and always has been.


This is not anything new for Mike Pence.


It was victory in the communities of heartland America


which helped propel Donald Trump into the White House.


Famously, he had never held elected office,


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


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


For many here, Mike Pence is a hometown hero,


a key player in the state's political arena.


Now, though, he's taken the Indiana playbook


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


taken strongly conservative positions on issues


including LGBT rights and sex education.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Before she had them, she had an abortion.


There were so many things wrong with her that there was


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


there was only waiting for her to die.


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


and warns women across America to beware of Mike Pence.


While he himself may seem mild-mannered and calm


and not like a threat, what he symbolises for activists


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


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


How many of you believe that it is important that women


in this country have access to safe and legal abortion?


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


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


This is the other side of the mass protest marches.


means the nature of American government is changing.


Here, it feels like the nature of American opposition


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


There are several very Christian conservatives in this


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


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


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


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


is President Trump's direct intention to directly overturned


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


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


whether the taxpayers, whether the government should be funding


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


executive order, reinstating the Mexico City policy which bans


foreign non-governmental organisations from receiving funds


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


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


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


appointment tomorrow. First, it was Silicon Valley,


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


Mr Trump's travel ban. An internal memo from


Rupert Murdoch's sons, the company chiefs James


and Lachlan, told employees, "We deeply value diversity


and believe immigration is an essential part


of America's strength." because Rupert Murdoch


has close ties to Mr Trump. Murdoch is also chairman


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


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


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


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


survive in the terror zones abroad, Protecting Americans is


obviously priority number one, demands we help suffering,


helpless people if we can. On Capitol Hill,


the Senate committee has approved Betsy Devos


as Education Secretary, and her nomination will now go


before the full Senate. But there were empty chairs


at other votes today as Democrats blocked


the nomination of delaying their confirmation


even further. Democrats are demanding more


information about Tom Price, and Steve Mnuchin,


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


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


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


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


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


because of the executive order that postpones the refugee programme for


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


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


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


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


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


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


You're watching One Hundred Days from BBC News.


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


with Donald Trump's election energising far-right parties


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


And as British MPs debate the Brexit Bill,


the Government warns against frustrating the will of the people.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


temperatures in eastern England, becoming drier later out towards the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


wet and windy weather moving northwards.


Welcome back to 100 Days with Katty Kay in Washington


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


controversial immigration order, the new Secretary


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


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


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


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


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


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


political right. In Germany Alternative fur Deutschland is


putting its candidate up against Angela Merkel.


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


out who is voting for Alternative fur Deutschland and why.


Europe's right promises a patriotic spring.


In communities like this they are warming to the idea.


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


coast and it feels a long way from Berlin.


They've little trust here in Angela Merkel.


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


TRANSLATION: They just look after the big cities.


Good news for Germany's right-wing party Alternative


Polls suggest one in every ten voters supports AFD.


In this region it's even more popular.


TRANSLATION: The other parties avoid the real problems.


Merkel just sticks to her views even though


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


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


ambition. This form and radio presenter is standing directly


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


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


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


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


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


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


political landscape shifts beyond recognition. There are elections in


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


in communities like this where people feel forgotten by their


national governments, left behind by the political establishment. If


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


heard here during the course of the American presidential election


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


proving so popular. One argument which is different and something


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


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


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


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


against the French state or the intervention of French government.


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


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


the Brexit negotiations. British politicians have begun


debating their views on Brexit ahead of a crucial vote


on the issue tomorrow. A Bill which would give


the government the authority to trigger Article 50 -


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


of the opposition to the bill. The Brexit Secretary David


Davis says Parliament must honour the wishes of the people,


who voted to leave We asked the people


of the UK if they wanted to leave the European Union


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


a very simple question, The electorate voted


for a government to give Parliament then voted


to hold the referendum. And we are now honouring


the result of that referendum. Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer


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


even though he personally wished the referendum result


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


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


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


constituencies that voted to leave. One third represent constituencies


that voted to remain. This is obviously


a difficult decision. I wish the result had


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


deal of time. I will hold you to that.


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


Big tech companies including Microsoft, Amazon and Expedia have


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


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


how have markets reacted to this Michelle?


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


because these companies were founded by immigrants or where the


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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