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deliver this antiestablishment speech, mere feet from former


presidents Amber establishment itself, and he now holds the highest


position, the elite of the elite itself -- former presidents, the


establishment itself. Let's turn away from those pictures to the


papers. The Daily Mail front page, I Swear To Be The People's President.


There he is, and on the Bible his Scottish mother gave him when he was


nine, in an incendiary speech, it said. Was the tone incendiary? It


was actually quite lower energy to some of his previous speeches. Yes,


I thought it seemed quite sort of and passionate. Given he clearly did


manage to engage his audiences so much on the campaign trail -- it


seemed sort of un-passionate. Obviously we did not want him


screaming the same things then. But I did feel it was un-passionate.


This is a grandiose situation and some historians will say, going up


the steps of the Capitol Hill, feel the gravitas of the office, and it


seems to a degree he felt that. Many people have said this already of


course, but in comparison with Barack Obama's inauguration speech


eight years ago, it lacked all of those sort of rhetorical devices


that great speeches are supposed to have, but perhaps for the people he


is speaking to, they didn't need all of that? I fundamentally think


Trump's vocabulary is far smaller... But he could have had help with the


writing, it is not like you put it on his own. Well, he has claimed, or


they have claimed, he did a lot more than expected, but we are comparing


him with Obama, who is probably... One of the most fantastic orators,


audibly, so it is not a cane comparison to anyone, however it


felt very basic speech. I remember when Barack Obama was running for


re-election, and they spoke about these voters so swayed by the


beautiful things he said but felt as if he hadn't delivered, so I think


sticking to that simple approach, explaining right to the people... We


did get a few ideas about exactly what Donald Trump's priorities were


going to be, this idea he wants to eradicate Islamic State and Islamist


terrorism in its entirety. Yes, and that was obviously huge part of the


speech, and he has made it sound as though... Of course the Islamic


State is in a worse position than it was, I don't know, a year ago. He


has sort of said he will remove them from the face of the earth, I think


that was the phrase. But he doesn't want to get involved in other


people's battled abroad. Yes, quite clearly a tension there.


Obliterating carer, as he suggests, is really difficult. It is


interesting to note how Obama spoke of global terrorism. He often


referred to it as a cancer. You do not necessarily beat cancer, you try


to put it into remission. In a way that was part of... Obama's view on


terrorism, so we are seeing a huge diverging. And of course he was the


person who said, Trump, that he knew more about IS than the generals do,


one of those bizarre things that despite having no background in


this, he of believes his got is somehow more powerful than people


who know a great deal -- his gut. I find this a very troubling


characteristic in a person. We have some bagpipes! There we are. Let's


have a listen to those for a second. The commander-in-chief, saluting.


The Times front-page COMMENTATOR: In God we trust, it said.


What was the word he used -- you used, Rosamund, snark? You can read


it on two levels but I suspect it is the rest of us might be trusting in


God... Someone I spoke to earlier watching said what struck them as


odd was that he thanked Barack Obama, because he said he had been


magnificent in helping him with the transition, he couldn't have asked


for any more, but then went straight on to criticise all politicians


because they are corrupt, and there was a need to "Give America back to


the people," sort of rest it back from the politicians. Yes, he tends


to flip-flop. The Washington Journal wrote a fascinating article on his


leadership style and how he creates this sense of deliberate chaos, and


in creating that, agreeing with some things, changing, listening to one


person but not another person, he actually can maintain control. It


certainly has the media on the hop, hasn't it? They are not used to


dealing with somebody like this who is very difficult to pin down. Yes,


and often in a story, where he had said something plenty of people or


is obviously Notre, you do not learn that until... So he will say


something, and I think there is a real struggle in newspapers on how


to cover somebody who has made so many statements that are false -- or


is obviously not true. It is a real challenge and I do not think the


media has quite got it yet. I suppose you need access to a


longform interview to sort of keep going back to those first principles


of journalism, really insisting somebody answers a question. And of


course the Times, well done to them, they got that interview, but who did


it? Michael Gove, the obviously was a journalist, but plenty of us in


journalism felt that fell short in terms of actually questioning Trump


when Trump said things like calling people illegals who are refugees,


and that is where you don't say yes, and things to do with Brexit, things


he said that were completely Andrew, we were being forced to take


migrants -- completely untrue. That is really a challenge somebody in an


interview and I felt, watching those clips, I found it pretty troubling.


This is what he will do, isn't it? He will go to people who are not


going to be tricky with him. That is why it is so interesting that this


Times front page has Preserve, Protect And Defend The Constitution


Of The United States as its main line, and the Constitution includes


the freedom of the press, free speech, something that were a lot of


Trump's critics have said he has not done well so far. No, with all those


accusations of fake news levied at CNN and the like, both feed, even


the BBC. -- Buzzfeed. It is a funny he has taken something that has


benefited him, saying things like the Pope backed him, which obviously


did not happen, shared around the Internet so many times, and he has


taken this concept and weaponised it for him when actually it was


something being used in his favour in the first place, but now it is


waged at the press. The Mirror. Trump's War On The World. TiVos to


put the United States first and to hell with every other country, in a


chilling inaugural speech. I am interested in so other adjectives


used to describe it. Yes, I think we were both not necessarily impressed


either way. He did mention allies, though, and I think I saw in some of


the British press, happy about what that means for Brexit, outside of


the European Union, theoretically, and something else to focus on in


this Mirror page, this curtain with gold parcels hanging off of it, and


I do not know if the paper is trying to convey this idea, but it seems


very regal. Yes, I was just thinking that. Watching today's Pomp and so


on it reminded me of watching the preparations for the coronation.


That curtain with a parcels, the parade, and the whole choreographed


spectacle, it would have been the same whoever had one. There are


certain elements that have to be... Yes, but the paper is trying to


convey something. We can all probably mimic Donald Trump if we


wanted to, because of his hand gesture of... Small hands. The Aoke


up, this fest, the powerful first -- the OK sign. You like the thing with


Michael Gove, and he doesn't like germs, so perhaps doesn't want to


shake somebody's hand, but, yes, is very big on the hand gestures. We


are big on that with politicians. Tony Blair had his hand gestures. I


don't know. It feels like he is sort of trying to make out, make up for


the lack of anything coming out of his mouth of any real import...


Clearly what he does say resonates within people, doesn't it? OK, he


did not win the popular vote as we have said many times, but he is


popular. We have been speaking to people all day who say, you know, I


know he might need to rein it in a bit on Twitter, but I like what he


says, I like his intentions. The Financial Times, America First, fest


in the air, competent -- combated inaugural address, rejection of


globalism? That is a huge issue. People are trying to figure out what


will happen in these first hundred days, and the problem that modern


journalists have had is the present these large macro ideas, America


First, we are going to focus on America for most, then he has these


micro ideas, targeting Ford, for instance, in protectionism,


targeting GM, for instance, but we do not get that middle part, how


these policies are actually going to be implemented from today forward.


Isn't that because he is not a politician. The fundamental thing he


is lacking is years of actually doing that at state level. But he


will be surrounded by experts, and Barack Obama said, you know, don't


try to do this on your own. Yes, pointless from the Obama and


ministries working for him because they have been so slow to fill...


The Financial Times is focused on the idea that America First, you


know, trade and all the protectionism, and somebody pointed


out that the caps, they make America a great again caps that were being


given out, they were made in China. So we see that it does not quite


filtered down all the way. Not straightaway, anyway. The Mirror,


pages two and three, inside, Declaration Of Independence, Trump's


War On The World, a variety of different pictures. Michelle Obama


looking quite, well, a frown on her face, certainly. Then we have


Hillary and Bill Clinton. What must have been going through her mind


that they? And the picture of course of those protests? We have not


really spoke a lot about the protesters, and what is fascinating


-- what is fascinating about this inauguration is the diversity of


protesters. People there for racial reasons, gender reasons, economic


reasons. And this is very different from inaugurations in the past. It


goes back to Woodrow Wilson, where there were women who came to his


inauguration in their early -- in the early 20th century to protest


for women's suffrage, but that was a focus issue during that. Protesting


the Vietnam War during the inauguration, and fairly similar in


George W Bush's second inauguration, but you are the protesters are


coming to protest against many different things and sort of his


entire persona. Yes, I think that is right. Obviously huge contingent


tomorrow will be women protesting. But he has been a terribly divisive


candidate and there are a lot of people who are angry. It is very


difficult to say, well, women are anti-drum, when clearly they are


not. The majority of white women voted for him, yes. Finally on the


papers we will look at this hour, page ten of the Daily Mail, could it


be something he said? Two pictures here, on the left what the National


Mall looked like when Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, and the


same shot today. What we do not know, to be fair, is at what point


in the proceedings each of those photographs were taken. The Obama


picture could have been at the height of the gathering, and the


other one could have been, you know, before people really got there, but


are they taking liberties? We don't know. This is going to be painful


for Donald Trump because Trump is someone who, in many of his speeches


and to defend himself, often mentions the number of people who


come to his rallies. He speaks about huge crowds, and he actually


mentioned this at his big press conference, so seeing a photograph


like this, and undoubtedly he will see something like this because it


will circulate on Twitter and we know he is a big Twitter user, would


be incredibly painful, but the question is will he continue to


govern in the way he has managed this transition? That he has a


mandate, some sort of popular backing, despite the fact that he


lost the popular vote by almost 3 million votes. That is it for The


Papers this error. Much more to talk about. Actual governance has already


begun. Quite a few things have already been set in motion. We will


speak about those again with Charlie and Rosamund who are back again at


half past 11 for another look at the papers. Time to catch up with the


weather forecast with Helen. Good evening. A lovely sunny day for


many areas of the country with just a few exceptions. This was


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