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minutes. Five! I want to find a friendly reporter! We will dip out

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now it is time 100 days. Hello and welcome to 100 days, President Trump

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comes out fighting, I inherited a mess, he says. He claims the press

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is out of control. ...

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REPORTER: What we are concerned about, what we haven't really heard

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being addressed is semitism and how the government is planning to take

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care the government is planning to take

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care of it. A report is out that 48 bomb threats have been made against

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Jewish centres across the country in the last couple of weeks. People who

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are committing - You see he said he was going to ask a very simple

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question. It's not. It's not. That is not an easy question. Sit down. I

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understand the rest of your question. Here's the story, folks.

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Number one, I'm the least anti-Semitic person you have ever

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seen in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist

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person. In fact, we did very well, relative to other people, running as

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a Republican - quiet. Quiet. You see he lied. He was going to get up and

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ask a straight simple question - welcome to the world of the media.

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Let me tell you that I hate the charge, I find it repulsive. I hate

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even the question because people that know me, you heard the Prime

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Minister, you heard Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday, did you hear

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him? He said, "I've known Donald Trump for a long time" then he said,

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"for get it" you should take that instead of getting up and asking an

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insulting question. It shows you about the press. That is the way the

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press is. REPORTER: Our national security and

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immigration, can you give us more details on the executive order you

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plan for next week? It's a fair question. In addition on the

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programme for immigration. What is your plan? Do you plan to continue

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that programme or to end it We are going to show great heart. It's a

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very difficult subject for me. I will tell you. It's one of the most

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difficult subjects I have. You have these incredible kids in many cases,

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not in all cases. In some of the cases they are are gang members and

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drug dealers, too. But you have some absolutely incredible kids. I would

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say mostly. They were brought here in such a way... It's a very, very

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tough subject. We are going to deal with it with heart. I have to deal

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with a lot of politicians, don't forget. I have to convince them what

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I'm saying is right. I appreciate your understanding on that. The Daca

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situation is a very difficult thing for me because, you know, I love

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these kids. I love kids. I have kids and grandkids, and I find it very,

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very hard doing what the law says exactly to do. You know, the law is

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rough. I'm not talking about new laws. I'm talking about the existing

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law, it's very rough, it's very, very rough. As far as the new order.

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The new order will be tailored to what I consider to be a very bad

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decision, but we can tailor the order to that decision and get

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everything, sometimes more. We are tailoring it to the decision. Some

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of the best lawyers in the country are working on it. The new executive

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order is being tailored to the decision we got down from the court.

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OK. REPORTER:... She does a lot of great

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work for the country. There will be a level of interest in your

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administration. Opening the White House visitors office what does that

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mean to you? That is what I call a nice question. That is very nice.

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Who are you with? Good, I will start watching. Thank you very much. We

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had dinner with Senator rouble Yeo and had discussion about Cuba. We

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have similar views on Cuba. Cuba was good for me in the Florida election,

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as you know the Cuban people who are Americans. I think Melania will be

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outstanding. She opened up the visitor centre, touring the White

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House. She, like others that she's working with, feel very, very

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strongly about women's issues, women's difficulties. Very, very

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strongly and she's a very, very strong advocate. I think she's a

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great representative for this country. A funny thing happens, she

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gets so unfairly maligned. I've known her for a long time. Shep's a

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successful person. She's a successful model. She did really

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well. She would go home at night and didn't even want to go out with

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people. She was a very private person. She was always the highest

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quality that you'll ever find, and the things they say - I've known her

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for a long time - the things they say is so unfair. She's been

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apologised to, as you know, they said things that were lies. She will

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be a fantastic First Lady. She is going to be a tremendous

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representative of women and of the people and helping her and working

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her will be Ivanka, who is a fabulous person and a fabulous,

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fabulous woman. They're not doing this for money. They are not doing

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this for pay. They are doing it because they feel it, both of them.

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Melania goes back-and-forth. After Baron finishes school, it's hard to

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take him out of school with a few months, she and Baron will be moving

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over to the White House. Thank you, that's a very nice question.

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Go-ahead. This will be a bad question. That is OK. I enjoy

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watching you on television. Go-ahead.

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REPORTER: Thank you so much. Mr President I need to find out from

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you, you said something as it relates to inner cities. That was

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one of your platforms during your campaign. Fix the inner cities.

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Fixing the inner cities, what will be that fix and your urban agenda

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well as your HSBCU executive order that is coming out this afternoon.

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You see, it wasn't bad, was it? That was very professional. I'm very

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professional. We will announce the order in a little while. I would

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rather it speak for itself. It will be very good for everybody

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concerned. We will talk about that after we do the announcement. As far

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as the inner cities, as you know I was strong on the inner cities

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during the campaign. I think it it's what got me a higher percentage of

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the African-American vote than people thought I was going to get.

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We did higher than people thought I was going to get. I was honoured by

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it and the Hispanic vote which was higher and the women's vote which

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was higher than people thought I would get. We are going to be

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working very hard on the inner cities having to do with education,

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having to do with crime. We are going to fix as quickly as possible

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- you know, it takes a long time. It's taken 100 years or more for

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some of these places to evolve. They evolved many of them very badly. We

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will work very hard on health and healthcare. Very, very hard on

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education and also we will be working in a stringent way and a

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very good way on crime. You go to some of these inner city places and

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it's so sad when you look at the crime. You have people, I've seen

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this, I've sort of witnessed it. In fact, in two cases I've actually

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witnessed it, they lock themselves into apartments petrified to even

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leave in the middle of the day. They are living in hell. We can't let

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that happen. We will be very, very strong. It's a great question and

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it's a very, very difficult situation because it's been many,

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many years. It's been festering for many, many years. We have places in

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this country that we have to fix. We have to help African-American people

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that, for the most part, are stuck there, Hispanic, American people. We

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have Hispanic, American people, that are in the inner cities and they are

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living in elhell of you look at the numbers in Chicago. There are two

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Chicagos, as you know. One Chicago that's credible, Lukes surious and

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all and safe. There's another Chicago that's worse -- luxurious.

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Than hi of the places in the Middle East that you talk about every night

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on the new casts. We will do a lot of work on the inner cities.

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I have great people lined up to help with the inner cities. Will you

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include the CBBC in your conversation with the urban agenda,

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inner city Agenda - Am I going to include. The Congressional Black

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Caucus - I would. Do you want to set up the meeting? No. Are they friends

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of yours. Set up the meeting. No... I would love to meet with the

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Congressional Black Caucus. I think it's great. I thought I had a

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meeting with Congressman Cummings and he was all excited, and then he

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said - oh, I can't move. It might be bad for me politically. He was all

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set. I spoke to him on the phone. Very nice guy. I hear he wanted that

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meeting with you as well? He wanted it, we called, called, called, I

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can't make a meeting with him. I said I would like to meet with him.

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I do want to solve the problem. He he probably was told some

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lightweight he was probably told he was probably told - don't meet with

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Trump. It's bad politics. That's part of the problem of this country.

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OK, one more. Go-ahead. REPORTER: I will follow up on my

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colleague's question. It's not about your personality or your beliefs. We

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are talking about a rising in anti-Semitism around the country,

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some by supporters in your name. What can you do - Can I be honest

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with you. This is a horrible thing. Some of it written by our opponents.

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You do know that. Do you understand that? You don't think anybody would

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do a thing like that. Some of the signs you will see are not put up by

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the people who love or like Donald Trump, they are put up by the other

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side. You think it's like playing it straight. No. But you have some of

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those signs and some of that anger is caused by the other side. They'll

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do signs and they'll do drawings that are inappropriate. It won't be

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my people. It will be the people on the other side to anger people like

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you. OK. Go-ahead. REPORTER: What are you going to do

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about the tensions that have been discussed? I'm working on it. Will

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you give a speech? So you understand, we had a totally divided

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country for eight years and long before that, in all fairness to

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President Obama. Long before President Obama. We had a very

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divided - I didn't come along and divide this country. This country

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was seriously divided before I got here. One of the questions I was

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asked was about the inner cities. That's part of it. We will work on

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education. We will work on - we are going to try and stop the crime. We

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have great law enforcement officials. We are not going to try

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and stop, we are going to stop crime. It's important to me. This

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isn't Donald Trump that divided a nation. We went eight years with

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President Obama and we went many years before President Obama, we

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lived in a divided nation and I'm going to try. I will do everything

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within my power to fix that. I want to thank you everybody very much.

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It's a great honour to be with you. Thank you. Thank you very much.

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Thanks. Donald Trump wrapping up a press conference that went on for an

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1.20 minutes at the White House. -- 1 hour and 20 minutes at the White

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House. We talked about how #4e limited questions to conservative

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media. This is not the case. He took a lot of questions,

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including from the BBC's Jon Sopel, we will play that later. He went

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through everything. The theme of this press conference was - my

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administration is doing a great job. I'm sticking to my campaign

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promises. It's working well. If you hear otherwise, it's because the

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press is lying to you? I think by any margin that was the most

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extraordinary press conference I think I've ever seen from a

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President. It was hostile, it was combative, con tempious of large

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parts of the press. His supporters will say he's done a lot of things

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in the 28 days he's been in office. He can't get things done if he is

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running point like this and it's as chaotic as it has been this week. He

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is in fire fighting mode all the time. People around him are reacting

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to some, let's face it, some of the most chaotic things that he says.

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Today, he was pretty casual with the truth at several areas in that press

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conference. He talked about his electoral college vote, 304, the

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biggest since Ronald Reagan. Anybody in that press conference with a

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smartphone would be able to say, quite out of the traps - no, it

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wasn't. Barack Obama got 332, he got 365 in 2008. Bill Clinton 379 in

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1996. He say said, I meant the Republicans. He can is caught out on

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the most simple thing. He is asked how people can trust him? If you

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can't get that right. How are we supposed to trust you on the rest of

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it. This is what he said. To be honest, I inherited a mess. It was a

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mess. At home and abroad. A mess. Jobs are pouring out of the country.

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You see what is going on with all of the companies leaving our country,

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going to Mexico and other places. Low pay, low wages, mass instability

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overseas New York matter where you look. The Middle East, a disaster.

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North Korea, we'll take care of it, folks. We will take care of it. I

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turn on the TV and look at the newspapers I see stories of chaos.

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It's the exact opposite. This administration is running like a

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fine tuned machine. Then he had this to say

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about the sacking of the National Security Adviser,

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Michael Flynn. There was a certain amount

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of information, given who's with us today,

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and I was not happy with the way He didn't have to do that

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because what he did wasn't wrong, what he did, in terms

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of the information, he saw what was wrong

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was the way that other people, including yourselves in this room,

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were given that information because that was classified

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information, it was given illegally. Yesterday he told us that Michael

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Flynn was a wonderful man. Today it's a different story. He

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contradicts things he said before. Six weeks ago, he accepted

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the FBI reports that "Yes, it probably did

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happen", he said. And yet today, he sends

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out this tweet. "The Democrats had to come up

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with a story as to why they lost the election and so badly -

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306 - so they made But then his Defence Secretary,

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General Mattis, who was in Brussels at Nato HQ, is asked

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whether there was Russian Right now, I would just say there's

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very little doubt that they have either interfered or they've

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attempted to interfere in a number General Mattis is in sync with

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Republican leadership and the US intelligence and Donald Trump is

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not. If he is rowing back on the accepted idea that Russians hacked

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the American elections, that puts him out on his own. It's not the

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first if time of course this week that we've had discrepancies in the

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administration. The UN Ambassador said he sports the two-state

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solution. Yesterday the President said, one state, two state, we will

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do whatever you like. We are seeing a pattern of the President

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contradicting his advisers and giving a sense of confusion. He said

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there isn't confusion, there isn't chaos. That is exactly the kind of

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thing that you pointed out that leads people to think there is

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confusion. We will get to the list of things he has done in his first

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28 days unless you think we are glossing over that. We are yet to

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see a lot of strategy behind the executive orders he signed. I was

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reading today that he is going to have a big rally on Saturday in

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Florida. He will be - in fact, his spokesman said he started the

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campaign for 2020, he will be in campaign mode it seems over the next

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four years. I got that feeling today, at this press conference, he

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is not talking to those people he doesn't particularly like in front

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of him, he is talking beyond them to his base who are impressed by what

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he's doing? Well, he made that absolutely clear in the press

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conference that he feels the need to go over the press, which is

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misrepresenting him and not telling the truth and not putting out the

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real polls, he needs to go directly to the American people.

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Our North America editor, Jon Sopel, is here.

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He is not with us. Let us listen to his question. Donald Trump did take

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him on. Let's listen to that. REPORTER: Can I ask you, thank you

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very much, Mr President. Where are you from? BBC. OK. Here's another

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beauty! It's a good line! Impartial, free and fair. Yeah, sure. Mr

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President... Just like CNN. On the travel ban, we can banter

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back-and-forth. On the travel ban, would you accept that was a good

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example of the smooth running of government? Yeah, I do. Let me tell

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you. Were there any mistakes in that? I know who you are. Just wait.

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Let me tell you about the travel ban we had a very smooth roll out of the

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travel ban. But we had a bad court. We got a bad decision. A court that

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has been overturned, again, it may be wrong, 80% of the time, a lot. We

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had a bad decision. We will keep going with that decision. We will

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put in a new executive order next week. Some time. We had a bad

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decision. That's the only thing that was wrong with the travel ban. You

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had Delta with a massive problem with their computer system at the

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airports. You had some people that were put out from buses at various

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locations. We had a court that gave us what I considered to be, with

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great respect, a very bad decision. Very bad for the safety and security

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of our country. The rollout was perfect. What I wanted to do was do

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the exact same executive order, but said one thing. I said this to my

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people - give them a one month period of time. General Kelly, now

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Secretary Kelly said, if you do that all these people will come in a

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month. The bad ones. You do agree there are are bad people out there.

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Not everybody like you. You have bad people out there. So Kelly said, you

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can't do that. He was right. As soon as he said, wow, I never thought of

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it. I said how about one week? He said no good. He said if you do it

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immediately, they don't have time to come in. Nobody ever reports that.

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But that's why we did it quickly. If I would have done it a month,

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everything would have been perfect. The problem is we would have wasted

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a lot of time and maybe a lots of lives because a lot of bad people

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would have come into my country. In the meantime being, we are vetting

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very, very strongly. Very, very strongly. But we need help and we

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need help by getting that executive order passed. If it's so urgent why

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not introduce... Yes. There you go. Jon Sopel, no apprentice. He can

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hold his own against anyone. A line on the travel ban. The US just

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Justice Department says the Appeal Court should not reconsider the

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temporary suspension of Mr Trump's travel ban before a panel of 11

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judges. The news cycle has overtaken that. They are not getting a lot of

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that done they promised they would get down this week. We spoke about

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the attacks on the media. There were attacks on inelit generals agencies

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and people leaking information. Well, for more on this,

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let's speak to Peter Ahearn, an intelligence expert who's spent

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29 years at the FBI and was a Senior Adviser

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with the Office of the Director He's also the President and Founder

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of the Ahearn Consulting Group. Thank you very much for joining us.

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We heard the President again, there in that press conference. Attacking

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intelligence agencies for leaking information about his campaign's

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contacts with Russia. Do you think it is intelligence agents that are

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doing the leaking? You can only speculate. I think though, in

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defence of the intelligence chunt community, I think they are much

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more understanding of what can happen if you are caught doing any

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leaks of any type of national security information. I think it's

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something right now the White House is trying to wrap around internally

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to make sure their own people understand what the rules and

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regulations of any kind of leaking of any information. So, it's going

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to be hard to prove that, but if there is going to be some type of

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discussions about leak investigations it will not just be

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on the media it will be across the board, not just Congress, the

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Department of Justice. A slippery slope on the leak investigations and

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who is responsible. Again, it's damaging, no matter who does it. Put

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your former hat on as an FBI agent, what would you make, if you had been

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sitting in the FBI today, of the kinds of attacks the FBI is coming

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under from the President? The FBI has been under attack by many other

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Presidents in the past and people. The FBI will continue to do what

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they need to do based on the constitution and based on the law

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and based on whatever directives from the standpoint of launching

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investigations from the standpoint of any predisposition or any

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complaints being filed. They will do what they have to do. They are not

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sitting there worried about it. It happens. They continue to do their

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job, I can tell you that for a fact and let the politics play out.

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Donald Trump keeps pointing to the legality of it. Maybe you could tell

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us, as a were foer officer, is it usual for the FBI to bug the

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conversations of someone who would be becoming the National Security

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Adviser? I think you have to look at that from a general standpoint. The

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big issue when it comes to national security is the issue of protecting

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information and protecting importantly the sources and the Met

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olds. You are bugging, let us say, Michael Flynn, for example, I think

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that really isle stretching what we're really talking about here.

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It's called "collection", things that are out there and when you look

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at what intelligence collection is in the United States, you are

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targeting organisations and countries that are threats or

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hostile to the United States. It's clear that Russia would probably be

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a target of anything that's going on with the overall interest in any

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communication that is going on. People have to realise, you know,

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that you are taking a risk when you are calling, let us say, the

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Ambassador of Russia and having discussions that will not be picked

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up somewhere and somehow around the world. Let's keep it simply put,

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around the world. I wish we could speak a lot more. We are squeezed

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for time. Mr Trump has run over. For today, thank you very much for your

:25:49.:25:52.

comments. Plenty more to get through. We will talk about lots

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that was in that press conference. You are watching 100 Days on BBC

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News. Mikhail Kasyanov is a former

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Prime Minister of Russia, he now leads the opposition,

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People's Democratic Union party. Good to to have you with us this

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evening. Are you surprised by reports that not only with a was the

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Trump team in touch with Russia through the election campaign the

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claim is there was constant communication with Russian

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Intelligence Officers? I don't know what the government relation is in

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the US, I think, just for Russian ambassador, for any ambassador, it's

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normal to talk to different politicians. I don't know what the

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regulation is and limitations exist, but to have contact, I think it's

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OK. The problem is just reporting accurately. I think that is the

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issue. If there was hacking during the election of the DNC and the

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Americans seem clear there was, would President Putin have known

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about it? How high would such an operation need to be sanctioned? I

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think just that's absolutely was in Russian interest and Putin's regime

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to understand how the President would behave and pus position

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resanctions against Putin's regime. That's the crucial point for Mr

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Putin. He's dreaming to find a solution, how to leave those

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sanctions because in reality those sanctions affect Russian economy

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very badly. You understand President Putin, if you were to put us inside

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the mind of the Russian President, what do you think he wants from

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Donald Trump? What does he think he can get from this administration

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that he didn't get from the Obama administration? I think just the

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main purpose of Mr Putin just to somehow ensure and to create an

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understanding of Mr Trump's administration that Putin's regime

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is a decent one, normal. That you should stop teaching him democracy,

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as Mr Putin describes and just start dealing with him as a normal regime,

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despite the fact that - western politicians Mr Putin believes

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everything in this world is tradeable. He is looking for a

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transaction, a deal. I don't know what he's ready to sell to Mr Trump,

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but he expects US administration to lift sanctions and just to make

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transatlantic unity a little weaker so that he could deal with

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individual European states and make them weaker. When you describe him

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as wanting a deal, somebody who wants a transaction, you could have

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been describing Donald Trump there. That is his approach, too. In some

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way, we have seen this with Donald Trump's press conference just today,

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is Donald Trump the best tool for President Putin? He's prettier

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rattic? -- pretty ??SPACer rattic? That's not the case any more.

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Putin's team already understood they made a mistake. Today there is a

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rumour they had given instruction to propaganda media to stop, please, Mr

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Trump and stop talking about Mr Trump. Huge coverage with Russia

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media just now because of understanding, understanding Mr

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Trump is devoted to internal American interests rather than

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lifting sanctions from Mr Putin. He could be even stronger with Mr Obama

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with his approach to Crimea, Ukraine, Syriaened a the Middle East

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in general terms. I think that is why they already started to

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understand. It's my believe, my prediction is, in one month's time

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Mr Trump will become an enemy for Mr Putin. That's inevitable. Unless,

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they have something on Mr Trump. We know about the allegations. You

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yourself have been a victim, you were videoed in a hotel room. The

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Russians say they have no interested in tailing and bugging Mr Trump when

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he came to Russia in 2013. Do you believe that? I have no information.

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I would say some kind of following was in place. I don't know what

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compromise that could produce. In many cases some people in Russia and

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abroad here in Europe they think that some how soft position of Mr

:30:52.:30:58.

Trump on evidence and things with respect to Mr Putin's regime could

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be read as any connection. I don't know. I have are no confirmation.

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There is such a feeling. We are really grateful for you coming on

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the programme this evening. Very good to talk to you. Thank you.

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Thank you. That was fascinating. I'm glad you kept it in the realm of

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family viewing there. I thought what he said about Donald

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Trump becoming an enemy within a month was interesting and Russian

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news media are all ready writing stories less complimentary of Donald

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Trump. That will be fascinating. I do not know about you, Christian,

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but the pace is exhausting. I am struggling to keep up, hard to

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believe it is 28 days and so much has happened. The BBC have pulled

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together these key moments. Have a look. The first month, starts with

:31:59.:32:06.

the inauguration crowds, too big, too small. Then the executive action

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train pulls out of the station. Withdraw from the transpacific

:32:17.:32:20.

partnership, the keystone pipeline is back on, targeting Obama car, the

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wall, but the big executive order. Stopping refugees and citizens of

:32:27.:32:31.

majority Muslim countries coming to the US. Extreme vetting. We only

:32:32.:32:36.

want to admit those who will support our country. Then, soon the acting

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Attorney General was fired for refusing to defend the immigration

:32:44.:32:47.

ban. Plus a judge in Washington blocked the ban from going forward.

:32:48.:32:54.

Trump called for an investigation into unproven claims of voter fraud.

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He nominated the nominee for the Supreme Court. Trump was not happy.

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More bad news. Do you have full confidence in the president? His

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national-security adviser resigned over communications with Russia and

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possible lying to the vice president. At the same time, Trump

:33:26.:33:31.

broke with decades of support for an Israeli-Palestinian two state

:33:32.:33:34.

solution. I am looking at two state, one state. So far, that's it. Wasn't

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the news supposed to quieten down after the election? Only 28 days, it

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feels like 280. For more on this I spoke to Dan Boltz.

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You've covered, I think I'm right in saying,

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seven American administrations, how does this one compare,

:33:57.:33:57.

Every new administration has problems in the start-up phase,

:33:58.:34:08.

without exception, every President has run into problems.

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We remember the Bay of Pigs under Kennedy.

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Bill Clinton had real start-up problems.

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Yet, what we're watching in the Trump administration,

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it seems to be of a different order of magnitude.

:34:22.:34:24.

There is a White House structure that seems to lack real structure,

:34:25.:34:29.

They have made a hash of a number of the primary things

:34:30.:34:36.

they have tried to do, and they have created,

:34:37.:34:39.

in a sense, a lack of trust about the way they're operating.

:34:40.:34:43.

So I think that in a variety of ways you have to say that this

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administration is off to one of the worst starts we've ever seen.

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It's not irrepairable, we're only in week four,

:34:51.:34:53.

but the start has not been encouraging, in terms

:34:54.:34:56.

of kind of the management of this new operation.

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President Trump of course would say this is the press's

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perspective and the press, as he said in his press

:35:03.:35:05.

conference today, is out of control and telling lies.

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Is there more seriously a sense in which the press never really

:35:10.:35:14.

believed that President Trump was up to the job, and is - gunning is not

:35:15.:35:19.

quite the right word - wants to write the story

:35:20.:35:21.

I think the reality for President Trump

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is that he and his administration have continued to provide evidence

:35:29.:35:32.

of the fact that they were not fully prepared to take

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We've seen that in a variety of ways.

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I mean, to ask for the resignation of your national security adviser,

:35:41.:35:43.

weeks into the administration, is something we've

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For the roll out of the most important executive order,

:35:46.:35:53.

the travel ban, to have been put together in the way it was, not

:35:54.:35:57.

vetted fully through the agencies, not carefully drafted,

:35:58.:36:00.

rolled out on a Friday afternoon with very little instruction.

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Again, it's a failure on the part of the administration to carry it out.

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He's only a month in, right, presumably you would believe

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I mean, they have four years left, at least, of this administration?

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I think that the question is whether Donald Trump's

:36:20.:36:25.

management style, I mean, he has had no experience

:36:26.:36:27.

in government, nor, frankly, have most of the people

:36:28.:36:30.

who are in senior positions in the White House had real

:36:31.:36:34.

experience in government, particularly in the executive

:36:35.:36:36.

branch, so there is a very steep learning curve but the question

:36:37.:36:39.

is whether the management style that Donald Trump believed

:36:40.:36:41.

served him very effectively in the private-sector is adaptable

:36:42.:36:44.

So far, you would have to say, that the learning curve

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As I said earlier, there are ways to correct this and I think

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they have begun to try to take some steps to do that.

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To some extent have you to settle things down a bit and this's kind

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of contrary to the way Donald Trump has operated as long as we've

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He likes to have things, kind of, in motion and a lot

:37:08.:37:14.

of balls in the air and, yet, in the early stage

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of his administration that has not served him

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OK, thank you very much for joining me.

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Interesting thoughts. The travel ban has received unlikely support from

:37:24.:37:37.

the Syrian president. In an interview, Bashar al-Assad said it

:37:38.:37:42.

targets terrorists and not the Syrian people. In Washington and

:37:43.:37:47.

other cities several restaurants and cafes are closed as part of the day

:37:48.:37:53.

without immigrants protest rally against the immigration policies

:37:54.:37:57.

which many Americans still support. Somalia is one of the seven

:37:58.:38:01.

countries listed as part of the travel ban and we want to give you a

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flavour of how Somali Americans are reacting. Federal agents, FBI... An

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event to teach people their rights in the Trump era. You should take a

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second look if they ask about your religion. Organisers say it was

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badly needed after support groups were inundated with calls from

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anxious American Muslims. Those in Minneapolis mainly have roots in

:38:31.:38:33.

Somalia, one of the country is the president named in the ban. Donald

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Trump talked of Somali Americans as potential terrorists. There are tens

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of thousands of people of Somali origin in Minneapolis, many came

:38:47.:38:49.

over as refugees but others were born here and some of them tell us

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this is the first time they feel the American identity is questioned. For

:38:57.:39:01.

some, that has happened in face-to-face encounters. I love

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bridal dresses. Not only Muslim women... This woman is a fashion

:39:08.:39:12.

designer, make-up artist and something of a social media star.

:39:13.:39:16.

She says women like her who are visibly Muslim because of the hijab

:39:17.:39:22.

are having a tough time. She herself has had in cells hurled at her when

:39:23.:39:27.

shopping driving. Things have changed since the election because

:39:28.:39:30.

people are openly racist, people are not scared to speak their mind. They

:39:31.:39:36.

tell us to go back to our country, take our scarves off. Where do I go?

:39:37.:39:43.

This is the only home I know. I was born in California. This is my home.

:39:44.:39:52.

It is music Mohammad talks of the tough problems people have. He

:39:53.:39:59.

thinks the president could have made things worse. He is not keeping

:40:00.:40:05.

America safe company is giving America a reason to be scared. What

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is the effect on young Muslims? It will make them harder and anger them

:40:11.:40:14.

because some people do not want to go to school no more because they

:40:15.:40:22.

feel there is hate at workplaces people are confused. There have been

:40:23.:40:26.

cases of young Somali Americans being convicted of trying to go

:40:27.:40:31.

abroad to join militant groups but there is an overwhelming feeling

:40:32.:40:35.

here among that school that the Presidents actions are

:40:36.:40:38.

counter-productive. You are helping groups like Isis and Al-Shabab and

:40:39.:40:45.

other terrorist organisations. Passing the message America does not

:40:46.:40:49.

want you, you do not belong in the west. The same message Isis and

:40:50.:40:55.

al-Shabab used to recruit young men. Around the country, many think

:40:56.:40:58.

Donald Trump is doing the right things to counter extremism but

:40:59.:41:02.

people here warn he is only sowing the seeds of more alienation and

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hatred. It is worth reinforcing again there

:41:05.:41:12.

are plenty of people in the country who do like the travel ban and art

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behind the president. Today has been dominated by the leaks, is obsessed

:41:19.:41:22.

the leaks should not be coming out and they are illegal and he talks

:41:23.:41:27.

about a review of how intelligence agencies work. He was not so

:41:28.:41:32.

obsessed about this during the campaign. Interesting, he was angry

:41:33.:41:37.

about the leaks in the press conference and will go after the

:41:38.:41:41.

intelligence service leakers. Let's listen to what he said about

:41:42.:41:44.

WikiLeaks when he ran for president. These WikiLeaks, e-mails confirm

:41:45.:41:50.

what those of us here today have known all along, I was not sure if

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Hillary would be here tonight. Because I guess you did not send her

:41:59.:42:07.

invitation by e-mail! Or maybe you did and she just found out about it

:42:08.:42:13.

through the wonder of WikiLeaks. The wonder of WikiLeaks. That goes to

:42:14.:42:17.

show whether you think a league is dangerous or patriotic depends on

:42:18.:42:22.

what your position is and Donald Trump's position has changed. Not in

:42:23.:42:28.

my backyard, right? You felt he had to speak to the press today to reset

:42:29.:42:33.

the agenda and get the administration on an even keel. Has

:42:34.:42:39.

done that? I think he set the record better with the press at the

:42:40.:42:42.

beginning of the press conference was hostile, I noticed by the end he

:42:43.:42:46.

was being more chatty with them and I think you did something there with

:42:47.:42:55.

reporters. For this week, we are back on Monday. Goodbye for now.

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