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One of Donald Trump's closest aides has been reprimanded


Kellyanne Conway promoted the clothing range of


the President's daughter in a live interview, something federal


Meanwhile Donald Trump says these comments about his pick


and on and on and on and poor comments made by President Trump


about the judiciary -- he is disheartened and do moralised by the


comments President Trump made about the judiciary.


A colleague has confirmed that Neil Gorsuch made the comments,


Also South Africa's president has been giving his annual state


of the nation address - not everyone is happy


You are constitutional delinquent. You have to leave!


And then things got more heated, as members of the Economic Freedom


Fighters party fought with security guards who ejected


We will run you through that extraordinary series of events.


This is the world's biggest refugee camp in Kenya.


It was going to be closed by the government, but the country's


We will talk you through that with the help of our correspondent in


Nairobi. And if you want to get


in touch - #BBCOS. As we do on every programme,


here is a full update on what's been happening in the Trump


administration in the last 24 hours: First, Kellyanne Conway -


she's a White House special advisor, she's definitely in Donald Trump's


inner circle, and according to the White House she's been


reprimanded for comments she made It's all related to a story that


starts with this tweet "My daughter Ivanka has been treated


so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -


always pushing me to The president was taking issue


with a retailer for dropping his Next that tweet was retweeted


by the @POTUS account. So that's the official Twitter


feed of the President of America pushing out opinion


on an individual business decision. That was yesterday, then today


Kellyanne Conway went onto Fox News and said,


"Go buy Ivanka's stuff. I'm going to go get


some myself today," "I'm going to give a free commercial


here: Go buy it today, everybody." I do not have the rights to play you


that clip but I can show you the court.


And it's that which has got her this summons.


We can now speak to Anthony Zurcher in Washington.


Same old story. How much trouble is she in? There is a federal law which


pretty much speaks directly to this, which says "An employee shall not


use his public office for his private gain or the endorsement of


any products, service or enterprise." So when Kellyanne


Conway stands and says you should go out and buy the Nordstrom product


that is pretty clearly a violation of this federal law. The way this


has been handled in the past usually is for a supervisor, someone within


the agency, to recommend that employee, possibly block their pay


and some sort of suspension, so the curious thing here is it would have


to be Trump's and White House punishing Kellyanne Conway, and the


question is whether Donald Trump himself or someone in the senior


staff would be willing to sanction Kellyanne Conway for comments that


were basically in line with what the president himself had just As many


as are of the opinion, say 'aye'. To the contrary, 'no'.. Presumably


there is no chance of Donald Trump being sanctioned? -- the president


himself had just tweeted. No, the president cannot be sanction, but


there could be an adverse action towards a specific company, so


opened himself up to lawsuits. The curious thing is Kellyanne Conway,


the with these comments, and it kind of came off as a joking aside at the


end of the interview, but with these comments everyone all of a sudden is


speaking about Kellyanne Conway, from Democrats, to good government


people, to Republicans, so she is catching the heat that the president


was just yesterday. Imagine a destroyer pulling up between an


incoming torpedo and aircraft carrier. She sacrifices herself but


the main ship survives. All right, taking one for the team. Here is


another story. Neil Gorsuch is Donald Trump's


nominee for Supreme Court. This is Democratic Senator


Richard Blumenthal. He says Mr Gorsuch told him


that Mr Trump's recent comments on the judiciary


are "disheartening My strong hope is that he will be


more vehement publicly. He certainly expressed to me


that he is disheartened by the demoralising and abhorrent


comments made by President Trump Next - enter the


president on Twitter. @RealDonaldTrump -


"Sen.Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam


when he said for years he had, now misrepresents


what Judge Gorsuch told him?" Combative comments


from the president. Let's do an Outside Source Fact


Check on those claims. We know that former Republican


senator Kelly Ayotte, who is helping with Mr Gorsuch's


confirmation, issued a statement saying the comments were not


referring to any specific case but that he finds any criticism


of a judge's integrity and independence to be


"disheartening and demoralising." So that backs up that


the words were used, though it's not the same


as Mr Gorsuch saying so. I guess that means we cannot be too


precise about whether the president is right or wrong? Right, it is all


second-hand information, and what I think this will do is increase the


pressure on judge Gorsuch to either confirm or deny he said that


personally. I imagine at the Senate confirmation hearings for is just a


ship he will be asked directly, do you agree with what Donald Trump is


doing with his immigration order in questioning the judgment of


so-called judges, and he will have to answer that or dodge it, but in


the background there will be these stories about how he has already


told people with the cameras running that this was a problem. He has not


denied it but been silent so far but I am not sure he will be able to


stay silent too much longer. OK, so the president attacking a Democratic


senator. A major retailer, and now...


Donald Trump has also attacked Senator John McCain,


who is one of the most senior Republicans.


Senator McCain said a recent operation in Yemen wasn't a success.


We actually discuss that on Outside Source yesterday, that operation.


Trump told NBC News "When you lose a $75 million airplane


-- john McCain told NBC News. I don't believe you can


We might add that 12 civilians including children were also killed.


McCain should not be talking about the success or failure


He went on to described a 'winning mission'.


These two have formed? Yes, this goes back to the beginning of Donald


Trump's presidential campaign when he questioned John McCain's heroism.


John McCain of course is a decorated hero, fought in Vietnam, a prisoner


of war, but Donald Trump said, "I prefer my he was not to be


captured." And at the same everyone thought it was ridiculous, Donald


Trump has done it now and his presidential campaign will collapse.


Of course it didn't it went on and John McCain eventually came around


and somewhat supported Donald Trump's presidential campaign but


obviously there is a lot of tension and bad blood still there and as


soon as John McCain said something, Donald Trump was very quick to fire


off a number of tweets this morning pushing back. Thank you very much,


Anthony, live with us from Washington. Well, that was American


democracy. This is what South Africa's


democracy looked like today. President Zuma gave his State


of the Union speech. Before things got physical,


the verbal attacks started coming. Sitting in front of us here, is a


man... You're out of order. And incorrigible man, brought in, and


that has been found by the Constitutional court, and this


story... A majority to keep him, but it doesn't make him a legitimate


president! Mr Zuma has collapsed his own right to address us here. Mr


President, 441 soldiers to protect you...


That was the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party -


After a number of disturbances, security guards were called,


He was being called an honourable member but we will judge how


honourable -- I will let you judge how honourable he was...


The people in white are security guards. You would have seen a major


right hook going in from one of the EFF members as they were escorted


out. If the EFF members left


in the middle of a scrum. The biggest opposition


party, the Democratic As we speak there are military


personnel with rifles in combat fatigues on the parliamentary


precinct. There are a riot police lining the streets outside and on


the precinct right outside this building. Our guests, they have been


it with some form of tear gas. Madame Houster, Madam Speaker, no


democracy should have to witness what we are witnessing in this


house. This man has broken South Africa. You are breaking the


Parliament. After that the Democratic Alliance's members watch


out. They had lots of disagreements with President Zuma, but they said


they had militarised an area with Lee Grant that should have no


military presence. That was going on inside Parliament but if that was


not enough, this was going on outside... Supporters of the


government, the ANC government, plus supporters of the EFF and the DA,


the two main opposition groups, and police had to use stun guns to


disperse the crowds, so that also spiked, and in the middle of all of


this president Gorsuch did also give his speech. Here's one part... In


these 20, 30 years of our freedom, our mission remains. Our quest for a


united democratic nonsexist nonracial and prosperous South


Africa. Guided by the National development plan, we are building a


South Africa that must be free from poverty, inequality and


unemployment. Whilst the global economic environment remains


uncertain, indications are that we have entered a period of recovery.


The last point to make is that the president is not just under pressure


from the opposition. He is under pressure from some people within his


own party, the ANC. The ANC has been in power since the beginning of


democracy in South Africa, 1994 and end of apartheid. Some people in the


ANC think there is too much corruption, too much bad governance


and there is a risk they could lose the next election, hence the huge


pressure on the president from within own party as well as from the


opposing parties. Stay with us because coming up


we have a report from the US It was a year ago today that


Donald Trump claimed victory The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan went


to find out how voters Official figures


show only 86% of A patients in England were dealt


with within four hours in December. That's the lowest


since the 95% target Provisional data leaked to the BBC


has also suggested the performance Our health editor Hugh Pym explains


the extent of the pressures for emergency departments


across the UK. It was 86.2%, the worst since


records began in 2004. Scotland was actually higher, 92.6%. Wheels down


at 81% and Northern Ireland just below 70%, so the same pressures


everywhere -- Wales were down. Different bits of the UK reacting in


slightly different ways. Let me quote another statistic. Almost


500,000 emergency admissions to hospitals in England in December,


another record high. This is Outside Source live


from the BBC newsroom. Key Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway


has been reprimanded by the White House after she promoted


a clothing range owned Miss Conway told a breakfast


television programme to "go Her comments have been labelled over


the line and unacceptable. -- Now to some of the main stories


from BBC World Service... The International Committee


of the Red Cross is temporarily suspending its aid programme


in Afghanistan after an an attack on one of its convoys


killed six staff dead. BBC Mundo reports that


Julian Assange will be given a month's notice to leave


the Ecuadorian embassy if the country's main


opposition wins the presidency Guillermo Lasso is the candidate -


he was talking to the Guardian. This man in Australia spent hours


keep his head just above water after his digger toppled


into a waterhole and then I cannot believe you haven't already


seen this. He was rescued and there were no injuries. The good news.


One of the reasons we've got a social media feed


that is always available for me here is that Twitter has


As you'll know it's Donald Trump's number one way to communicate.


Many other public figures use it too.


But here's the thing - Twitter is losing money.


It has 319 million users worldwide, but since 2011,


Today, it reported a loss of $167 million for the fourth


And with a certain inevitability, its shares dropped nearly


On the BBC North America Tech correspondent, live with us from the


north coast. -- West Coast. An awful lot of money to be losing. What is


Twitter spending it on? The losses have grown in the past year because


they have been trying to invest in new ways to keep people on the


platform, on Twitter, and also attract new people do it. They have


been striking deals with the NFL to short-lived American football on


Twitter. That does not seem to have increased engagement to the level


they hoped it would. That is where they are spending the money, but


having said that Twitter losing money has really been a problem for


it. A Silicon Valley company losing money is almost just part of the


package -- not really a problem for it. What has really been a problem


is that user number you mention, just over 390 million users, active


daily users, and that has barely moved over the past year, and the


fact they are not growing at all really is a big problem for Twitter


when you compare it to something like Facebook which has exploded


over the last few years with 1.6 billion users, and 300 million or so


does not see many at all because it is not. Thank you for that. Let's


highlight a company making money. It's a little known start-up based


in New York specialising in real In the past week shares


in Snap have surged 95% - but that's because traders thought


they were buying into the firm behind Snapchat,


which is called Snap Inc. Don't take your microphone off yet,


I am hoping to ask your question on this! How is this possible? Surely


investors know who they are buying? You would think so, wouldn't you?


LAUGHTER I think it just goes to show how


excited investors are for the people who make Snapchat. Some people are


getting ahead of themselves and investing in Snap Interactive,


although an impressive company in its own write nothing near the $20


billion evaluation Snapchat will eventually have when it opens. But I


am sure Snap Interactive are not complaining about their lucky break!


You can take off your microphone now, OK. They've live with us from


silicon valley. We have spoken about Twitter. Next...


The bosses of America's top airlines and airports met Donald Trump


Top of the agenda - the US air traffic control system.


He said, "I hear we're spending billions and billions of dollars,


it's a system that's totally out of whack."


You might need some help translating that one.


What did he mean by that? LAUGHTER


I think when it comes to the way the aviation system is run here in the


US, he does make a good point, that it is quite outdated, and when it


comes to air traffic control, they are slow to modernise. But what some


airline executives have been saying to Mr Trump in this meeting, the


best way to modernise is actually to privatise the air traffic control.


Right now it is being governed by the FAA, the Federal aviation


administration, usually the way it is done by most countries around the


world. A Government oversight committee that really runs the


traffic, but what some airline executives have been arguing with Mr


Trump, and it seems he has taken to that argument, that they should


actually outsource that an privatise it altogether. We know Mr Trump is


very keen on keeping business in the US, so if it were privatised with


that be privatised with American businesses prioritised? That is a


big question. You know, nobody really knows. This is the first


discussions about it. What has been said is that some of the structures


of this private company that would exist, it would be nonprofit in


nature, but what some of the executives were arguing, it would


just allow things to move a lot faster in terms of being able to


modernise and keep up with different technologies and different systems.


Thank you very much, Samira, good to speak to you.


A report now from Rajini Vaidyanathan in New Hampshire.


Rajini's there because a year ago today Donald Trump claimed victory


It was his first major step towards the White House.


Hillary Clinton ended up taking the state in the election -


but the President still has a lot of supporters there -


Just like the person he voted for, Keith is a businessman who works in


the hotel industry. I saw it all the way of... Owner of a small


construction company, he is a registered independents does not


vote along party lines. If he were a politician we would not have elected


him. I would not have voted for him. He connected with the people of New


Hampshire because of his spirit, his spirit of independent. Donald


Trump's dreams of becoming president were built on his first victory in


the Republican primary in this state. Now he is in office, Keith


has no complaints. Have I disagreed with anything so far? No. I think he


is doing exactly what they elected him to do. How many of you voted for


Donald Trump in the New Hampshire primary? None of us. But by election


day all but one of these Republican women voted for Donald Trump. They


believe the president should be given a chance but there are


divisions over policy like his temporary travel ban. It is a 90 day


ban, it is like the demonstrators on the winning's what and everything


they are doing, they are protesting before anything happens. There was


not enough thought to the roll-out of that executive order and how it


would affect people. Sometimes he comes across as crass and I think


everyone of us you would admit to that, but like she said, give him a


chance. President Donald Trump owes a lot to the state. He scored his


first primary victory here, kicking off a winning streak and giving him


momentum. But it is also here he got his first taste of presidential


politics of the decade ago. He was thinking about the presidency. That


was in his mind. Mike Dunbar, woodworker from new started at Trump


campaign we back in 1987 to encourage the then 41-year-old to


run for the White House. He even persuaded Mr Trump to make a speech


in New Hampshire, where he ruled out a bid. It was Mr Trump's


antiestablishment stance that appealed to Mike then and still does


now. I think what cause me to vote for him both in the primary and the


election is that I had experience with him in 1987 and I find that he


did not change. He is the same guy. He waited for history to come around


for his moment. He has shown an amazing display of leadership. It


took me 30 years but I finally got what I wanted in 1987. And sordid


Donald Trump. He lost the state of New Hampshire by a narrow margin in


the General Election, but he won the big prize, in a journey that started


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


love you. You started it. Remember, you started it. A minute left of


this half of Outside Source. I will quickly show you a report from a


Chinese village featuring a pretty impressive commute... Until recently


a trip to work or school meant scaling and 800 metre cliff face.


Have a look at this. Stay with us on Outside Source. In


our sports section we will look at downhill mountain biking and


downhill skateboarding. That is coming up in five-minutes' time.


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