Emily Maitlis and Kirsty Wark look at Trump's similarities with Reagan in an inauguration special. Plus an interview with Bob Woodward, Khizr Khan and Michael Ignatieff.
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The project to "Make America Great Again" begins in earnest.
Team Trump is fully assembled and, they say, ready for action.
My name is Donald Trump, and I am the largest developer in New York...
To think a man better known for his celebrity could become president.
So help us God, we will make America great again.
Documentary-maker Michael Cockerell has been asking,
do Ronald and Donald share more than we yet know?
The Muslim mother of a US war hero gives us her message for Trump.
I don't need his apologies because he's his type of person.
I don't believe and I don't expect anything from him.
Trump's battle cry against elites is reverberating around the West
and found its way into the Swiss citadel of the global elite
in Davos, where the Prime Minister today delivered this warning.
Talk of greater globalisation can make people fearful.
For many, it means their jobs being outsourced and wages undercut.
as they watch their communities change around them.
the Canadian academic and former Liberal Party leader,
if the revolt against globalisation can or can't be stopped.
Good evening from Washington on the eve of a seminal moment
for America - the inauguration of Donald Trump.
Tonight, we begin to witness the transition
to America's first non-politician as president.
The Trump cabinet, collective net worth some 14 billion,
is fully assembled, and they're calling the theme
of the transition "Uniquely American".
Today saw a ceremonial wreath-laying at Arlington Cemetry,
and a lunch at - you guessed it - Trump International Hotel.
Washington, DC feels packed with a nervous energy,
but here's the thing no-one can tell you.
Are the people lining its streets Trump supporters
who've travelled here from across America,
or protesters who have come to raise their voice
against the inexorable movement of history?
Tonight, we talk to those who welcome
and to those who fear the 45th Presidency.
And we start by welcoming Joel Pollack,
the senior editor at large from Breitbart News,
and Bob Woodward, the investigative journalist of Watergate fame.
Very nice to have you both here, I am going to start with you, the team
is calling this uniquely American, what to make of that, how should we
interpret that? What is really interesting about it is it has the
same feeling as the Republican convention in Cleveland, when many
of the big lobbyists stayed away, the celebrity stayed away, because
they were a little bit and easy about what Donald Trump meant. As a
result, it was more populous, and it is feeling the same in Washington,
DC today, the people coming here are people from all corners of the
country who are salt of the Americans, they are here because
they want to see him take the oath, and this is their party. I guess is
democracy at its most bold, a country that started from scratch,
and elected somebody with no experience, no legislative
experience, yes, you can have the highest office in the land, what
does it tell you? It is so interesting, because tomorrow, when
Trump becomes president, there is automatically, because he is
president, moral authority bestowed upon him, and the goodwill of most
people, actually, even people who don't trust him, don't like him. The
fascinating question is going to be, when he gives that speech, what is
the tone going to be? Does he, in a sense, say, you know, look, the
campaign is over, as he said when he declared victory in the night of the
election? Unifying moment. Will he do that again, and will this
goodwill that normally comes to a president come to him? Now, he is
lower in the polls, there is more anxiety, I think you would agree,
more uncertainty, but at least for the first few days, I think he is in
the driver's seat. And how do you approach? Many will remember that
yours was the journalism that brought down a president, Nixon, and
yours will be seen as the journalism that is propping up a president. How
do you work through that dichotomy? Well, for us, it is a bit of a
challenge, because we were seen as very much broke Trump, but our
readers are quite harsh on us. In this era of new media, you have very
little room to deviate from what your audience expects, and we are a
conservative website at the core. The fact that Donald Trump was the
nominee meant that we supported him because that is what we do, but
there was a lot of criticism, I criticised him on several occasions
when I disagreed with him, and if we stray from principle into political
support for Donald Trump, I think our readers would be unforgiving.
Can he be held to account? Of course, he will be held to account,
and that the same time, the journalists, a lot of journalists
are rattled, because this was an quite frankly lots of people in
journalism do not like him. My view is the job of the reporter is to be
so neutral you cannot stand it and to deal with facts, but also be
aggressive. And I think that is really an important cultural moment
for the media, are we going to be able to rise to that obligation? We
are going to pick up with these points in a few moments.
Donald Trump represents the archetypal showman.
The actor, the man who made his name not from politics
And although it feels unprecedented right now,
in some ways it's not - America did it once before,
36 years ago when they elected the film star Ronald Reagan,
a man whose legacy now dictates is up there
with some of the presidential greats.
Documentary film-maker Michael Cockerell
He looks at the parallels and sometimes startling differences
In the traditional motion-picture story,
the villains are usually defeated, the ending is a happy one.
I can make no such promise for the picture you're about to watch.
Well, sure, I'd love to take off my hat,
it's actually my hair, you know! I have lots of witnesses, so it is.
But hey, it's mine, it may not be pretty, but it's mine.
Both Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan had a number of things in common,
including the slogan that Reagan had used
to launch his 1980 presidential campaign.
Let us pledge to each other, with this great lady looking on,
that we can and, so help us God, we will make America great again.
And we will make America great again!
God bless you and good night, I love you!
I think he just brings an optimism back to the United States
Of all the presidents in the post-war era,
Ronald Reagan was the one about whom the establishment
in Washington, DC was the most apprehensive - before Donald Trump.
And Reagan, like Trump, was perceived as an outsider,
an American nationalist, someone that didn't appreciate the world.
So in that sense, the two of them were the two figures,
I think, who became president who were the most feared
Reagan and Trump were, at the age of 70,
the oldest ever US presidents to be elected.
The two right-wing Republicans had been Democrats in their youth,
and both had taken an unorthodox route to the White House.
I'm the one they're all talking about.
I'd started as sort of an Errol Flynn of the Bs.
Tough luck, son, I guess we can't all have charm and good looks too.
I made about eight of those in 11 months.
I was brave, but in a kind of low-budget fashion!
New York City, and in this town the sky's the limit.
Donald Trump was rather less low-budget.
and I'm the largest developer in New York.
but I also own golf courses, resorts...
He was a billionaire property tycoon
I am officially running for President of the United States...
The Donald finally announced he was running for the presidency
and the severest doubts were raised about his fitness for office.
Just as had happened with Ronald Reagan.
I made a film about Reagan when he ran for president in 1980.
He'd served for eight years as Governor of California,
But he was still widely seen as a trigger-happy cowboy.
I questioned Reagan at a rare press conference.
From the BBC in London, do you have any doubts
about your ability to play the role of America's leading man?
Do I have any doubts about my ability
to play the role of leading man in America?
I've never thought of it that way, I left that profession.
I have confidence, based on my experience as Governor,
that I can offer a better solution to the problems
than either of the men who are running against me.
Reagan's campaign meetings are expensively
stage-managed spectaculars, made for the television cameras.
in taking government off the backs of the American people
and turning you loose to do what I know you can do.
For his supporters, Reagan was the strong man America needed
to stand up to the Soviet Union and its other enemies abroad.
For his opponents, Reagan was a warmonger
who threatened to attack the Iranian ayatollahs,
had been held hostage for over a year.
Do you really think Iranian terrorists would have
taken Americans hostage if Ronald Reagan were president?
Do you really think the Russians would have invaded Afghanistan
Do you really think third-rate military dictators
would laugh at America and burn our flag in contempt
As with Trump, the prospect of Ronald Reagan in the White House
powerfully divided opinion on both sides of the Atlantic.
From the day that Reagan won the election,
the metropolitan liberal elite, the media elite,
they condescended to him, they laughed at him.
In fact, at no point during the eight years
did they ever, ever concede that
there might be a decent point that Reagan had to make.
and I think most of my friends, we were afraid.
How could a B movie actor suddenly be ruler of the world?
Fear, his finger on the button, doddery, vague,
would he have any idea what he was doing?
Well, it's great to be here on Saturday Live.
Well, it's great to be here on Saturday, anyway.
I'm going to answer your questions,
so fire away, fellas, as I said to the Sixth Fleet yesterday.
What exactly are you doing over here?
Well, sir, let me answer this way - I don't know.
Pretty smart for a guy of 103, huh? Next answer, please.
The satirists' victim, President Reagan arrived in Britain.
he had a woman Prime Minister as his opposite number.
She fiercely rejected Reagan's Spitting Image.
In a way, there was a love story, a political love story
between Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan.
They found they believed in the same things,
the same basic things, low taxes, strong defence, anti-Communism.
We in Britain think you are a wonderful President.
We share so many of the same goals and a determination to achieve them,
that you summed up so well and unless I can cannot imitate this
wonderful American English accent - "you ain't seen nothing yet!"
I think President Reagan was a man who knew how to handle women,
he spent a lifetime handling beautiful woman.
She liked to be treated as a woman, not just a Prime Minister.
Based on the career that I once had, before this one, you are a very
Well, they both saw communism as fundamentally evil,
that the communist system needed to be brought down and destroyed.
This poster parodying the film Gone with the Wind was for the most
She promised to follow him to the end of the earth.
REPORTER: What do you have to say this morning, Mr President?
But surprisingly, following Mrs Thatcher's example,
Reagan made a U-turn and forged a strong relationship
with Mikhail Gorbachev, the reformist Soviet leader.
The two men met in Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital,
and were to reach a deal on cutting back their countries'
Donald Trump says he wants to follow suit and have a meeting
with the current Russian leader, Vladimir Putin.
I think there will be a summit in Reykjavik, even,
Not unlike the summit between Reagan and Gorbachev some decades ago,
where people were equally pessimistic and yet what resulted?
So how does the veterinary US diplomat Raymond Sykes
answer the great question about what is the exact nature
But what is, really, President-elect Trump's view of Mr Putin?
I don't think he's going to come over all soft and furry and be out
there, allowing President Putin to stroke him and go
The admiration between Putin and Trump is horrific.
I don't think it'll last for any length of time because they are both
dangerous narcissists, very easily offended and affronted.
And one way or another, one will rub the other
It seems Putin may well have all sorts of blackmail-able
The notorious leaked dossier, with its lurid allegations
of Donald Trump watching Russian prostitutes urinate on a bed
in a Moscow hotel and any tapes of the so-called "golden shower",
would provide the Kremlin with classic blackmail material.
It's all fake news, it's phoney stuff.
It was a group of opponents who got together, sick people,
Does anybody really believe that story?
I am also very much a germophobe, by the way.
OK, fine, Russia hacked the election, are you happy?
Are you sure Russia was behind hacking?
I think there was a shared feeling that we were two
of the most vilified people in the Western world!
Well, thank you, and good evening, Mississippi.
If I think back through all of it, what were the big contributions
that I perhaps made, or the contributions I made
towards the campaign, one was making Brexit part
Something that he completely embraced.
I think it's going to be a Brexit plus, plus, plus,
I speak to Trump's team and Trump's close advisers and even
None of them think Trump would have won unless Brexit had happened.
So you helped make Donald Trump President?
Well, it wasn't the direct object at the time!
Of fighting for all those years for a referendum.
But as a by-product, it was part of it, yes.
That a lot of us who supported Trump also supported Brexit
and English independence, if they wanted it, and a lot
of the other countries, if they want to get out of the EU,
We wanted to get out of the British Empire.
Nigel Farage got his reward by becoming the first British
politician to have a face-to-face meeting with President-elect
While the British Prime Minister, Theresa May,
Yes, I look forward to working with President-elect Trump.
Any British Prime Minister, male or female, needs to get
Even if you don't like them, even if you think they are half
barmy, you really have to get on with them because that
relationship is so important to the United Kingdom.
I am just very interested to know your feelings
before that meeting, bearing in mind some of the things
I feel slightly awkward reading this out, but I do think it is important
to re-hear what Donald Trump was recorded saying in the past,
When you're a star, they let you do it, they let you do anything,
I mean, forgetting the fact that you are Prime Minister for a moment,
how does that make you feel as a woman?
I think that is unacceptable and, in fact, Donald Trump himself has
Whatever Trump's reputation, I am sure that when Mrs May goes
into the Oval Office, there will not need to be
I am sure this is all going to be absolutely...
I thought you had volunteered at one stage?
Donald Trump will go to Washington tomorrow as a political virgin.
Having never before held any public office.
He keeps in his own office a picture of his hero, Ronald Reagan,
who had himself been much maligned as a dangerous maverick.
So, does Reagan's record in the White House offer clues
about how the new President, Donald J Trump, will perform?
Ronnie was the outsider and he was a huge success.
Trump, in some ways, is an even bigger outsider
than Ronnie was and yet I feel pretty bullish, I feel
pretty optimistic for what he is going to do.
Donald Trump is even more frightening than Reagan, he seems
He may end up being impeached within a very short period,
within a very short time of his inauguration.
On the other hand, it may end in tears for the rest of the world.
If he is willing to pick fights with anybody, anyywhere,
and his finger is on the nuclear button, God help us all.
They say in Washington that it is the job of every
new administration to make the previous
And that won't be hard for Trump to do, I don't think!
Joel Pollack and Bob Woodward join me.
Thanks for sticking around. Cavalier was a word used about Reagan and it
is being applied to Donald Trump, is that something that people have got
wrong? He has a strategy? I have been able to do some reporting on
this and if you look at what they want to do, Trump and his advisers,
regarding Russia, it is this outreach to Vladimir Putin, which is
a love -fest on one level and on the other, this is the second part of
the strategy, to be tough with Vladimir Putin and build up the
military and I think it is highly possible that the Trump
administration will do some things that Putin is going to hate. In a
way it is a classic Ronald Reagan two track, soft and hard. Does
Breitbart step in when you hear about Russian hacking and leaks? Do
you act as journalists who want to stop the closeness between Trump and
Russia or think, where is this taking is? I criticised some of the
Trump policies on Russia during the campaign because so many seemed to
mirror what Obama tried, when he ran for office in 2007, he seemed to
believe he could sit down with anybody and get along and it would
be simple and Trump believed he would have a better success at the
same thing because he had more experience in business as an
Executive but I think Russian interests sometimes align with our
own but sometimes not added means there will be conflict between any
administration and Russia but as Bob said, the Trump team has developed a
more nuanced policy, talking tough on nuclear stockpiles and building
up the military... You signed quite optimistic about the future? People
can have strategies and sometimes they work and sometimes they failed
disastrously. We don't know. It is in the Reagan model, Ronald Reagan
had eight years, he started very tough, remember, tear down the wall?
Reagan called the Soviet Union the evil Empire and then with Gorbachev,
there was a outreach. We have this Cabinet which is more like a bunch
of CEOs, ?14 billion net worth with some estimates, does that worry you?
The country is in the hands of 18 white rich men? Not at all. He has
picked people with a track record of Executive experience, he has chosen
people at the top of their field who he trusts with large government
departments. Your former boss in the middle of that, how do you criticise
anything the administration is doing when Steve Bannon is in there? We do
that all the time, I have done this a dozen times in different articles,
disagreeing with things, and we used to go to -2 on policy issues and
that is a kind of team of rivals that Trump has assembled. Barack
Obama got credit for this but Trump even more so, men and women with
opinions. The people who rallied for Trump think they are voting and
non-elitist President, that is what he sold them, does a Cabinet that
worry you? We will see. You can have lots of money and do things for real
people and the question is, are the policies going to be against people
or pro-people? If the person on the street says, you know, Trump and
this rich Cabinet are looking out for me, which they might, under the
same time they might look out business interests in a way that is
perceived to be an Thai people? Nicky you both very much. -- against
people. At the height of the summer,
Donald Trump waded into a row from which many thought
he would not recover. He taunted the grieving parents
of an American war wero, Humayun Khan, a soldier killed
saving others in Iraq. Humayun's father had berated Trump
for his anti-Muslim policies, accusing him of being
unconstitutional and un-American. Trump turned his wrath
on Humayun's mother, who stood at her husband's side,
asking if she was gagged It was an extraordinary
fight to pick. I travelled to meet the Khans
at their home in Virginia to ask them what they thought
about Trump, now. It was and remains really
disheartening that such a rhetoric will have a place in the political
discourse of this country. But he uttered those threats,
not only to Muslim Americans He disrespected women
and their dignity. He disrespected judges
and their impartiality. All un-American, undemocratic
political rhetoric. The general population,
the majority of the population, is in support of Muslims
and other minorities. They are in support
of the constitutional Mrs Khan, Donald Trump singled
you out for criticism when you stood next to your husband
at the Democratic Convention, believing your silence
was because of your religion, First, I was really surprised
that he doesn't know They are as equal as their husbands
or their fathers and their brothers. I was quiet, I told him I was quiet
because of the situation. So I thought, if he can't feel
the pain that I was going through on the stage,
he can't feel anything, That we have lost a son,
we gave up a son to this country, So it was very much
a surprise for me. General Michael Flynn, who will be
Trump's security adviser, is a man who described Islam
as a vicious cancer. Your sense of what it will be like
to have a Cabinet with him in it? Time after time, this incoming
adviser to Trump has proven his ignorance,
unbecoming of a military officer. I am amazed that with this
ignorance, this individual was a general in the United States
Army. But I have full faith
in the patriotism of others that will surround him,
they will render him ineffective. Did Mr Trump ever apologise
to you for those comments? I don't need his apologies
because he's his type of person. I don't believe and I don't
expect anything from him. You don't ask these things
from people that don't have hearts. I don't feel that his apology
or his not apologising to me What do you expect
from his Presidency? I don't expect anything
from him or his Presidency. The office of the President
is an amazingly powerful, respectful I fully acknowledge its impact
on all but Trump was, had been and still is unqualified
to be the President He is an illegitimate President
of the United States. He did not win this election
by the majority popular vote. He won the election
because of the Electoral College. So the majority of the population
of this country is still The Khan family talking to me
earlier from their home in Virginia. a Muslim American journalist who's
written of her support for Trump. I wonder if you came in for a lot of
flak, supporting a man who many in the Muslim community have found to
be deeply offensive. I got a lot of flak that only from Muslims, but
also from fellow liberals and women. I was called names I have never
heard before from my own community and those outside of it, and
ultimately what I experienced is emblematic of this division that we
have in our society, both from the right and the left, and what I wish
people would do would be to come to the middle, where we see each
other's humanity. So gender politics was thrown at you and it shouldn't
have mattered? How do you explain what many people believed were
deeply offensive policies? What I believe we should try to do is be
the civility we want to see in the world, so if you want a gender
politics to be expressed... I said gender, I meant identity politics.
If you want to be treated respectfully, we must treat others
respectfully, and I cast my ballot for a politician who is very
indelicate in his language, he has no four play when he speaks to
people. He was trying to implement all spoke at one point about
implementing policies which would have stopped Muslim Americans from
coming into the country, how do you handle that? A lot of that was a
misrepresentation, he never said he would stop Muslim Americans from
coming into the country, there was never a conversation about a Muslim
registry, it was a very clear exit-entry registration programme
that the Bush administration put in place, that the Obama administration
had in place, but that does not sell hashtags. You didn't hear anything
different from Donald Trump two previous presidents? We had the same
kind of policy in place during the Bush administration, so this
incredulity is what led to a situation where we could not have
conversations, so even in the Muslim community, the liberal community, I
couldn't speak up, and so we had people like myself who were silent,
and we wouldn't speak, and so we cast our ballot, though, and that is
what I did. And now I am on a hit list among my fellow liberals, you
know, as somebody who has betrayed my nation... A hit list? What are
you saying, that they couldn't take your vote seriously? Right, look at
the politics that we are dealing with today, I mean, the idea that
Donald Trump is an illegitimate president basically says that those
of us who cast our vote for him are also illegitimate. So what this has
done to me, it has continued the divisiveness in our country, and I
think ultimately we have to respect the will of the people, and you can
have your politics, but as a lifelong Democrat, I am more
disappointed in the response that the Democrats have had in the months
since the election. I would love to hear how a lifelong Democrat went
for Donald Trump, but we have run out of time, thank you very much
indeed for joining us here. Before we go, it is a curious thing, but
here on Capitol Hill, it feels very silent right now, this is the heart
of government in America, of course, and there is barely a sold witching.
Why? Because all the action as by the Lincoln Memorial, the reflecting
pool, and you can probably see the pictures of thousands of Trump
supporters, thousands of people gathering to hear the bands. We
understand that Donald Trump and his wife are, if not amongst them, at
least enjoying the spectacle, looking on. This is part of the
celebrations on the before inauguration, and you can see there
have been a lot of people happy to come and take part in the
inauguration ceremonies, as they are kicking off this evening here in the
capital. That's just about it
from here in Washington tonight. Tomorrow, just before noon,
Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of
the United States on Capitol Hill. But for now,
back to Kirsty in London. What's happening in America
tomorrow is, for many, and perhaps a revolution
in global politics. Donald Trump won by winning
over many of his fellow Americans who felt left behind
by globalisation Similar concerns are being felt
in continental Europe - making the Front National's
Marine Le Pen a serious contender
for the Elysee in France. Chancellor Angela Merkel
is under pressure in Germany as are leaders in Italy,
the Netherlands and Austria. In the UK, Theresa May
set out her strategy the decision in part
a rejection of globalisation Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin -
sensing weakness in the West - extends his influence in
the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Michael Ignatieff,
the Canadian academic, writer and former politician,
is with me. Good evening. Do you see a line that
runs from Donald Trump through to Marine Le Pen, right on through to
Eastern Europe and Hungary? I think that the line I do see is fear, back
to globalisation. Globalisation is a very old story, we have been
globalising for four centuries, but as long as it was securely
controlled by our empires, we felt we could master globalisation. A lot
of the fear in the United States has spread to Britain, a sense that we
have lost control of globalisation, that it is now being powered by
China, it is being powered by Asia, and we have lost control of it, and
the minute we lose control of it, it begins to be threatening. You would
have heard Nigel Farage saying that he felt, had it not been for Brexit,
Donald Trump would not have won the election, what do you say to that? I
think he is smoking something. I mean, Nigel Farage is a very
brilliant politician, but radically overemphasising that. What I think
Brexit did is its dislodged the normal, its dislodged the usual and
created a space in which more unusual things could happen. But
let's not get into the view that this is kind of an irreversible
historical change we might be back in the autumn and Angela Merkel has
won the German election, and we will think very differently about the
shape of the history we are living. But the picture might be very
different in France, and I wonder, Theresa May talking today about
globalisation, we should worry about people being left behind, but this
feeling of powerlessness, the feeling that globalisation doesn't
work for everybody, she is talking to elites, what are they going to do
about it? In a sense, it is too late, the cat is out of the bag, you
cannot bottle it up again. No, you certainly cannot, and automation is
working right across our economies, governments can do... We saw that in
the film from America. Exactly. The contradiction is that Trump has
created a Cabinet of businessmen who are beneficiaries, they are the
elite. I think, what does a guy in Tennessee, in Kentucky, in
Pennsylvania, the working-class vote that supported Trump, what are they
going to get from this administration to protect them from
globalisation? Not then. And that, I think, lays that therefore an even
more violent disillusionment with politics. Well, let's bring that to
Europe, because your thesis would be that, actually, you can't have
democracy without sovereignty, and the best place to exercise that
sovereignty is in the nation state. People are disillusioned with the EU
because it has not given them control the way they want, not
giving them control of their borders, not given Germans control
of what is in their pocket, because it goes to Greece, who have not
taken a responsible attitude, the Germans would think. So there is
dysfunction about the whole notion of sovereignty at the heart of the
EU. Let's go back to the start, this red thread is fear of globalisation,
the responses, we have got to get democratic sovereignty back in
control - in the United States, Britain, and that is affecting the
cohesion of Europe, which had a different answer, which is we have
got to get beyond sovereignty. I think there is no question that we
are all coming back to the nation state and sovereignty, because it
gives us this sense of control. So do you think the EU is a busted
flush? It is terribly weak, but we might be back in seven months when
Merkel has won the election and Le Pen has lost the election and be
saying, the European Union has a new lease of life. But what I do think
is that everybody, everywhere, is thinking, I want to elect somebody
so that I can control my destiny. That is the red thread through all
of this, and that means... That means there are limits to what the
EU can do, they believe populist on more likely to do it, but populists
are simultaneously saying, we have got to get government off our back,
but you can't have it both ways - you can't offer the public
democratic control over conditions and then say, we are going to get
government off your back. You need given and to protect you from
globalisation. -- you need government. But someone like Marine
Le Pen might say, we are going to reinforce the idea of the nation
state by not having open borders, and that would be the logical
extension of the idea. The other thing presumably would be that we
have to reinforce the idea of a social contract, but people at the
lower end of the wage scale feel that the social contract has been
broken. Yes, and where I think the liberal elites, as it were, have
lost touch is just how little protection, real protection of and
give ordinary people down at the bottom of the pile. And you see it
in the United States. I mean, basically, millions of people have
been abandoned by their government and... Abandoned bilateral is. Yes,
abandoned by liberals, I am a proud liberal, but we need to take the rap
for that. That sense of nobody looking after me seems to be a very
deep red thread that cuts right across all the stories that we are
trying to pull together. But there is nothing that nation states can do
about global markets, global financial systems. We have seen what
happened in 2008, and nation state were powerless to do anything about
it - except retrospectively. We all want globalisation when it works for
us, when wages are rising, when we are working in competitive
industries, when it is raising our incomes. We all want protection from
globalisation when suddenly we are working in declining industries that
are no longer competitive. We want it both ways at once, and
governments struggle to respond to these contradictory impulses from
the public. Thank you very much. Before we go, as Washington,
DC gears up for the inauguration of America's 45th President,
here's a look back at some of the more memorable moments
from previous inaugurations. Unfortunately, there were
no cameras around These fireworks are going off right
now, the celebrations and the protests that we cannot see at the
moment in Washington tonight as they prepare for noon tomorrow when
Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
This is Barack Obama's last night in the White House. And there is the
extended Donald Trump family, watching, standing there, looking
out, Mike Pence is there as well with his family. That is all we have
time for. We have a full and packed programme tomorrow, and we are going
out to see some of the more memorable moments from previous
inaugurations, so watch out, good night.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Ask not what your country can do for you.
Ask what you can do for your country.
Government is not the solution to our problem.
I have spoken of a thousand points of light,
of all the community organisations that are spread
like stars throughout the nation, doing good.
We gather because we have chosen hope over fear.
Good evening. Another quiet weather day on Friday, with the usual of
this week, which is the hard frost in the south, patchy freezing fog,
also frost in the north too, but as you can