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Dawn breaks in Washington, as Donald Trump prepares to be sworn
The property tycoon will take the presidential oath of office
on Capitol Hill in just a few hours' time.
Addressing his supporters last night, Donald Trump
pledged to unify America, bring change and make the country
On the campaign I called it "the forgotten man
Here on Capitol Hill, the inaugural platform is ready for Donald Trump
to to 35 words written by America's founding Fathers, the oath of office
that will make the 45th President of the United States.
Fortress Washington - the city is in lock down.
Up to a million people are expected on the streets -
We've been to another Washington - Washington County, in this state,
to hear from Donald Trump supporters, and his critics.
On this unprecedented day in history, we will have
Two days after the avalanche, eight people, including two children,
have been found alive buried in the snow.
An inquiry finds widespread abuse at children's homes run
by the church, state and charity in Northern Ireland,
And the British doctors who say they've transformed the diagnosis
of prostate cancer - the most common kind for men.
And coming up in the sport on BBC News: Dan Evans' winning run
in Melbourne continues - the british player is in to
the fourth round at a Grand Slam for the first time.
Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.
In just under four hours' time, Donald Trump will be sworn
in as the 45th President of the United States.
Hundreds of thousands of people are gathering
in front of Capitol Hill, where the property tycoon
will recite the oath of office before delivering his inaugural
address in front of former presidents and first ladies -
Then the new president will begin the slow drive down
Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.
This is the scene there live - only eight o'clock in the morning
in Washington, but already large crowds gathering.
And a short ago Donald Trump tweeted, "It all begins today -
the movement continues - the work begins!"
Our first report is from our Washington
The capital, the nation and the world await.
At first light thousands started gathering for a front row seat.
A presidential inauguration is billed as one of the greatest
Taking centre stage, a reality TV star, property mogul and
billionaire. The pageantry has already been
on display, but on the eve of his oath of office,
Donald Trump welcomed his supporters with a concert on the steps
of the Lincoln Memorial, a musical warm up act
to the main event. He swayed and sang along before
taking a chance to thank those The polls started going up, up, up,
but they did not want to give us credit because they forgot
about a lot of us. On the campaign I called
it the forgotten men Well, you are not
forgotten any more. Few predicted he would be the 45th
president, but the businessman said We are going to make America great
for all of our people, everybody. As Trump supporters lined
up to cheer, others In New York, thousands, including
celebrities and politicians, marched to the Trump Hotel
with a message for the new We are all rooting for
the new administration, of course, to abandon the divisive,
racist, misogynist, ignorant plans it is trumpeting and lead us
with intelligence and compassion. In these final moments before
Donald Trump ascends the steps of the Capitol to take the oath
of office he has work to do, to put the final touches
to his first address to the nation, He has already won the hearts
of those he calls the forgotten, but how does he persuade those
who fear a Trump presidency? Donald Trump's journey
to the White House laid across an often disunited
United States. Many did not take him seriously,
and the Republican candidate They're bringing drugs, they bring
in crime, they are rapists. Donald J Trump is calling
for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering
the United States. You have got to see this guy,
I don't know what I said, I would like to punch
him in the face. But his popularity grew
and the outsider became the front runner as his supporters saw him
as an agent of change. And we will make
America great again! Donald Trump, the son
of an immigrant from Germany, He shrugged off suggestions
that his approval ratings are the lowest of any incoming
president in US history. Two Americas will face each other
in the nation's capital today, those who are nervous and those
who are hopeful. They may disagree, but for the sake
of the country both sides will be It will all happen in just a few
hours' time. Talk us through how it will all unfold today. Donald Trump
was my day begins in a house of prayer, a Church opposite the White
House. He'll travel to a short distance to the price piece of real
estate, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Americans pride themselves on this
peaceful transfer of power, and what could be more civil than coffee and
a chat with the Obamas, as they prepare to leave and Donald Trump
and his family prepare to become the new tenants of that building. Then
the final leg of this improbable journey, that was taken the White
House come up to Capitol Hill, where he'll be sworn in as president,
those 35 words written by America's founding fathers, and then he will
deliver his long-awaited inaugural address, a speech it said he has
written himself, a speech which will be philosophical, according to his
aides. Then, after that, president Obama will fly for the last time in
the presidential helicopter and leave town, as the ground beneath
him will have shifted very dramatically and the reverberations
will be felt not just here in Washington, but right around the
world. We can see even behind you how tight security is. What is the
mood like in Washington today? The mood in Washington is like the mood
in the nation. It's very polarised. The capital is filling up with many
of Donald Trump's supporters, the forgotten people, the people who
voted for him precisely because he wasn't a politician, he was an
outsider, somebody who they believed could fix the broken politics in
Washington and what they would regard as America's broken politics.
But there are thousands who have come to protest his presidency. They
would regard him as racist, misogynistic, and unhinged
demagogue, and they want to make their presence felt as well. I don't
think we've ever seen an Inauguration Day which has unleashed
such conflicting emotions. I don't think we've ever seen an incoming
president be so different in terms of policy, in terms of policy, than
the man he Stock we appear to have lost the link there but we will be
back with him later in the programme.
Around a million people are expected to flood the capital
to watch the inauguration - but many will march
in the streets to protest against Trump's presidency.
Our correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathan is on The Mall
in Washington, where crowds are expected to gather
Close to a million people are expected on Washington's National
Mall. It might look like an ice rink, but this whitest sheets of
plastic, because we are expecting rain through the course of the
morning. When Nick was was that the US Capitol building over my
shoulder, in the distance, but for those who don't have tickets to
watch Donald Trump being sworn in up close, they will be standing here,
on the Mall, effectively we are in the cheap seats here. There will be
screened that, so people can watch proceedings. Supporters haven't been
allowed in just yet, but I met some through security, people who have
come for this inauguration from across America, from states like
North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Ohio. I even met a few people who
had come from California, on America's West Coast, a
traditionally Democratic state. But as well as people who have come from
across the country, there's a huge security presence here. Police
officers have been drafted in from a number of different states. Also,
there's a huge military presence here. The National Guard has been
brought in, with military from more than 40 different states. As you
said, there will also be planned protests in other parts of the city.
But for supporters of Donald Trump, this is all about the end of a long
journey and part of his appeal to them was that he was a
nonpolitician, a political outsider. But of course today, Donald Trump
becomes part of that Washington Establishment.
He has promised to make America great again.
So how will he begin to do that, and what will President Trump
turn his attention to the next few days and weeks?
Christian Fraser has been looking at what's in his in tray.
So, what are we likely to see in this first 100 days
Well, you might hear in the inauguration speech he has
written that he is going to pass a number of executive orders
Remember, the president does have considerable power under
the Constitution to sign into law those measures he deems most
important, with or without the support of Congress.
My agenda will be based on a simple core principle,
As part of this plan I've asked my transition team to develop
a list of executive actions we can take on day one to restore our laws
So, here is a slogan with which you will be familiar
and straight off the bat he was pledging to introduce
a five-year ban on former congressional officials from working
For every regulation he introduces, he pledges that two will be cut.
The campaign was all about jobs, but they are axing the impending
deal that was to be signed with the Pacific Rim countries
in favour of bilateral trade deals more supportive of American jobs.
He is going to direct the Department of Defence to begin
this enormous project, defending American infrastructure
from cyber attacks, and the Department of Labour will be
directed to look at the abuse of visa programmes that
would undermine or undercut American workers.
But what about the key policy that defined the Obama years?
The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it became known.
Well, it is becoming more expensive for federal government and Congress
has already begun to repeal it, but what will replace it?
Certainly they are going to look at more competition among insurance
companies, and for those who can't afford it perhaps subsidies will be
And that brings us to the biggest policy of all,
the thousand mile policy, a wall which stretches,
or will stretch, along the Mexican border.
Donald Trump says it will be 12 metres high.
He estimates about $8 billion in cost, others put it
You don't have to build it right across the border
because there are some natural barriers like the Rio Grande,
the deserts in Arizona, mountain ranges in New Mexico,
but it is hugely complex getting those concrete slabs
to these remote areas, building the roads, housing,
feeding the workers, maintaining the wall in some
Well, the Mexican president says, I'm not paying for it,
but Donald Trump does have some levers.
He could increase visa fees, he could up the tariffs,
he could stop the wire transfers which Mexicans send home
So you might see a flurry of policies in the next few days,
but don't forget 79% of his supporters are
His mandate rests on that most controversial of policies.
Another big issue facing the Trump administration is climate change.
There was alarm when he threatened to pull out of the recently agreed
global climate treaty and kill President Obama's plan to cut
Our environment analyst Roger Harrabin assesses what he may
do, and how others are already moving to block him.
Ice is melting, world temperatures have hit a new records,
scientists blame carbon emissions, Donald Trump isn't worried.
His pick for Environment Chief campaigns against rules
His Energy Secretary was on the board of
His Secretary of State is an oilman from a firm accused of hiding
proof of climate change, now striking a more careful tone.
The risk of climate change does exist.
The consequences of it could be serious enough that
Mr Trump's advisers say leave it to the market.
I think there is going to be a healthy dose of scepticism
about international climate agreements because again it is more
of the same, it is all costs, no real meaningful climate benefit.
For the scientists monitoring global temperatures this
My gut response to Trump is that I am very frightened.
If the US carries on emitting carbon dioxide at the rate
that they are doing and if other countries follow suit,
that is going to mean huge impacts across the world for many people.
And near Professor Haigh's office, here is something to interest
This equipment is being developed to capture the emissions
It is part of a global revolution in clean technology.
Will President Trump want America to miss out on that?
Look at China investing $360 billion into clean energy
Meanwhile, India plans to stop building coal-fired power stations.
Both emerging superpowers say the advance of clean
President Trump will need to judge his options with care.
Demonstrations against the Trump presidency are also expected
here and in other parts of the world.
This morning, campaigners hung a banner from Tower Bridge reading
"Build bridges not walls" - in reference to Trump's
pledge to build a wall on the Mexican border.
Anti-racism groups are expected to demonstrate in several
Mr Trump will be sworn in just before 4pm our time.
And you can watch full coverage of the inauguration ceremony live
from Washington here on BBC One, with coverage starting at four
In less than four hours, Donald Trump will be sworn
On the campaign, I called it, "the forgotten man
Coming up in sport at 1:30pm on BBC News: Eddie Jones
There are three uncapped players, and Dylan Hartley is included -
but he won't be guaranteed the captaincy.
After almost two days buried under snow and rubble,
eight people have been found alive, including two children,
at a hotel hit by an avalanche in central Italy.
They're the first of at least 25 missing staff and guests
Four people are known to have died in the avalanche on Wednesday.
James, what more can you tell us? We know that these people survived
underneath a collapsed ceiling at this hotel. Indeed we've just seen
pictures, they show one woman being taken out of the rubble to the
delight of firefighters. She was able to walk on her own and then
when she is put on the stretcher she appears to gesture to other people.
We have also seen pictures of a boy being rescued as well. We know that
men, women and children have all been seen sheltering under this
collapsed ceiling. Now that they have been taken out of this rubble,
they are being sent by helicopter to a hospital on the coast where they
will be examined and their relatives will be reunited with them. There
has been an emotional reaction to the news here. I was in one village
and people simply burst into tears when they found out. Extraordinary
pictures there. James Connor with the latest chronically, thank you.
The head of an inquiry into historical allegations of child
abuse at homes in Northern Ireland says there was widespread abuse
The 22 residential homes were run by the church,
Sir Anthony Hart has been giving the conclusions
Our Ireland correspondent Chris Buckler reports from Belfast.
Church and state were given the responsibility of looking after
vulnerable children. But in too many cases, they failed. Northern
Ireland's historical institutional abuse inquiry has been examining
what happened during seven decades inside children's homes and other
places that were supposed to offer people shelter and support. Nobody
can pick up the pieces ever, after all these years. You suffered
beatings, humiliation, there were many people who suffered sexual
abuse. Across the UK like here at a home in Scotland, young people were
properly cared for but that was not the case for all. Hundreds of hours
of testimony about what happened in Northern Ireland was heard in the
inquiry. Describing those experiences was not always easy, in
fact at times it was clearly distressing and painful. We thank
them for their courage and determination in doing so. The
inquiry examines some of the most notorious cases of historical
physical and sexual abuse including the actions of Father Brendan Smith,
a priest thought to have abused dozens if not hundreds of children.
While it dismissed claims of a paedophile ring in Belfast and the
intelligence services, it did find failures there and elsewhere. We now
recommend that the Northern Ireland executive and those responsible for
each of the institutions with systemic failings should make a
public apology. The apology should be a wholehearted and unconditional
recognition that they failed to protect children from abuse. What
happened inside institutions still casts a shadow and time has not
lessened the impact of that abuse. Sir Anthony Hart is just finishing
off giving his lengthy statement but on top of an apology, he has also
called for compensation to be given by the power-sharing government here
to those that suffered inside those institutions. That is something they
will welcome, but of course given that that power-sharing government
has collapsed, the question of when that will take place is yet to be
determined. A group of British doctors say
they've transformed the treatment They've used MRI scans,
which nearly doubled the number of aggressive tumours
that are caught. Prostate cancer - the most common
type of cancer in men in the UK - is normally confirmed
with an invasive biopsy. Winning the World Cup for GB
in 94, I think that was Fred Searle is a former Olympian
who represented Great Britain Two years ago, he was diagnosed
with prostate cancer. You know where you're at,
as opposed to ignoring the problem, and then one day you've got some
kind of chronic discomfort, then you go to the doctor and then
you have got months, That will be far more
devastating for your loved ones than handling the
situation up front. Getting checked out saved
Fred's life, but the way that tests are carried
out could soon change. Biopsies are commonly
used to find cancer. A needle is inserted
into the prostate and samples But new research published
in the main medical journal, the Lancet has found 93% of cancers
were detected by MRI scans, If we can diagnose cancers currently
being missed by this very inaccurate standard transrectal biopsy test,
and find important cancers early and treat them early,
then I think we could see a significant impact
on long-term survival. MRI scanning could be a solution
for thousands of men but there is also a problem,
a shortage of machines So whilst there is hope
that this could be a big leap forward in diagnosis,
there are challenges in how widely The British sailor Alex Thomson has
crossed the finish line to come second in the Vendee solo
round-the-world yacht race. Despite setting a new world record
for the furthest distance sailed solo in 24 hours,
and at one point halving the lead of eventual winner, Thomson
could not close the gap on his French rival,
who claimed first place yesterday. And in tennis,
Britain's Dan Evans has made it through to the last 16 of a Grand
Slam for the first time in his career, at the Australian Open,
joining Andy Murray. Evans had a brilliant win over 27th
seed and Australian favourite His win means Britain has two men
in the fourth round of a Grand Slam Back to our main story now
and the inauguration in just a few hours' time of Donald Trump
as the 45th President It is already shaping up to be one
of the most divisive All this week, our
correspondent Jon Kay has been from Wisconsin in the North
to Alabama in the South, finding out what Americans along
the road are anticipating We've arrived, but this
is Washington County, Alabama, And on a wet morning,
the busiest spot we find... These volunteers hand out hundreds
of parcels every week. To people like Roosevelt,
a President's name, but he is out of work and he trusts Donald Trump
to make life better. I hope he's right
about getting the jobs. If he don't get that going,
we aint gonna like it. Catherine and Willeen run the front
desk and say some of the poverty Well, some of them come
in and they don't have They believe Donald Trump
will invest in this community. He spent a lot of time
campaigning here and it worked. He has been out in the community,
out in the countryside and has seen how people need help and he has been
there with the money He's not afraid to go into poverty
areas and talk to the people, where most politicians you don't see
around unless you got $1000. Along this section
of Route 45, a quarter Many believe Trump can make
America great again. We joined him and his family
as the inauguration event began and this former soldier fears
Donald Trump will only make He is doing everything he can
to try to make us feel like this is not our America again,
but this hat will show you I am an American and I fought
for this country. And I will never respect him
as my president, never. We have met so many people this
week, pro-Trump and anti-Trump, On his porch, he told me it doesn't
matter who is sitting Yeah, I do, I really do,
the small counties really do. Bad roads, bad bridges, you know,
they don't look out for us. Do you think Donald Trump
will change that? Is he going to look out
for the likes of you? Because the politicians,
the governors, they've all got their hands out like
crabs in a bucket. After 1000 miles crossing
the United States, we reach the end of Route 45 and this divided nation
will try to move on and Let's get a last word
now from Nick Bryant. With so much division in America
come what a journey it is going to be. I think even the name of this
country sounds like a -- an oxymoron now, the States of America is not
any more and this election exposed it more than any other in recent
history. Donald Trump is such a polarising figure. Never before have
we seen an incoming president be so different to the outgoing president.
Many see him as this figure of hope but many see him as a figure of
hate. The polarisation has become a permanent feature of American
politics for 30 years will stop but I don't think we seen it like this
in modern times. We will begin with America just to
show you what is going on with the inauguration, the new president.
Very unsettled over the Sierra Nevada. A weather front pushing into
the DC area. It will end up being a chilly afternoon and breezy. Not the
case back home, we have got virtually unbroken sunshine across
England and Wales, like this weather watcher picture in Kent. Sunny skies
creeping their way northwards into Northern Ireland and the far north
of England. We have a weak weather front which has been producing a lot
of misty and murky grey weather. It has been sunny in the north of
England and remained sunny through the course of the afternoon. Rather
murky and grey, a contrast to how it is further south. Holding on to the
cloud for most of the afternoon. Look at that for England and Wales,
a glorious afternoon. Lots of sunshine, nearly unbroken in places.
That really is about it, light winds elsewhere, temperatures of seven or
eight Celsius. Temperatures fall away as that blue hue is developing.
A bit of cloud across the far south-west and a bit across eastern
Scotland with some mist and fog. Temperatures in the towns and cities
falling. In the weekend it is looking pretty quiet thanks to high
pressure. Mainly dry, lovely usable weather to be out and about. It will
stay chilly but the best of the sunshine will be on Saturday. We
will start to see some clout rolling in off the North Sea across central
and eastern parts of England, the odd spit spot of light rain and
wintry in places. Lots of sunshine around, another fine day as you can
see with temperatures in mid single figures. Through Saturday night it
looks like we will see the rain picking up a bit more. We could see
a dusting of snow over the Pennines. For Sunday, that will leave a
remnants of cloud around. Some sunshine around, it will not be
completely grey and it will be another chilly one. Monday and
Tuesday more high pressure with us. Fogg might be a problem across
central and southern parts of England. Things turn a bit more
unsettled. In less than four hours' time,
Donald Trump will be sworn in as America's 41st president.
On the campaign, I called it, "the forgotten man
And since we have been on air, a woman has been pulled out alive and
rescuers are trying to pull out seven other survivors including two
children, after two days I read in the wreckage after the earthquake in
Italy. There is full coverage of the
inauguration ceremony from 4pm