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angry trump supporters are now very angry with him. but, you know, what these different takes on what is happening show us from around the world is how embarrassing this is for the us and also concerns about what happens now in terms of the next couple of weeks. trump is still there until they find a solution on that. what happens with the republicans that have stood by trump? some of them are now renouncing that and stepping back. and biden, this is a really humbling point for the us. and is biden now going to go forward and look at the rest of the world when they have had to deal with these breakdowns be it south africa or ghana and look at how they dealt with these issues afterwards? america is in no position now to teach the rest of the world any lessons and they will have to look to other countries to really start this process. because what we don't wa nt want to happen is for people to think trump is out of the white
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house now it is all over. the problem is much deeper than that for some it is notjust about social media, there is that as well. it is about some of the way in which fox news and other press has behaved, but it is deeper than that in the history of the us, racial oppression. inequality, huge inequalities. and biden will now have a big task on his hand. everyone around the world will be watching him. absolutely, yes indeed. let's go back to an american paper, the new york times. just talk us through what the paper is discussing here because it's suggesting that donald trump is said to have discussed pardoning himself. the paper can't specifically mention when this was... discussions were to have occurred whether it was before or since what happened on wednesday on wednesday on capitol hill. but lizzy regardless, it would just have people reeling undoubtably if this
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isa people reeling undoubtably if this is a serious thing. yeah, the paper reports that it's an idea that he had been mulling for a long time now seems to be taking it seriously. so, donald trump fears reportedly that his enemy will use the levers of the law to target him after he leaves office was a —— his enemies. if you remember in 2018, federal prosecutors in new york named him in a conspirator in an illegal campaign finance scheme. but it should point out that self clemency has never ever happened in the us before. and of legal suck up —— legal scholars server of legal suck up —— legal scholars server “— of legal suck up —— legal scholars server —— legal scholars are doubting whether he has a right to doubting whether he has a right to do this. this is an idea that he might be planning but it might not actually be possible. it is extraordinary but it is important fa iza extraordinary but it is important faiza just to mention the presidential pardons only apply to federal law and provide no protection against state crimes. adjust the thought of this, it shows
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the thinking of president trump. -- and just. just when you think he can get any worse you read this article. the words that keep coming up across all these papers is banana republic and how the us looks to the rest of the world. and this adds to that. if there is any way for him to use a pardon to get away with this and various other things that he has done, again, it wouldjust various other things that he has done, again, it would just make america look like a joke to the rest of the world. we have to remember as well that when trump leaves the white house, he is not planning on going quiet. it is great that facebook and twitter are looking at suspending his account and perhaps even altogether ending his account permanently. but he is already saying that this is the beginning. he's got strong followers. he is looking at how he can keep going. there was talk before yesterday how he might run again. i don't know how this has damaged that. there is still a watch up in the air for what
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happens to him going for it and he is willing to do anything. we saw that yesterday and we —— many of us have been seen for some time. it would not be surprised if he tries something like this and he has stacked the supreme court and we don't know what he is able to away with. the paperjust quotes a legal scholars who are less certain about mr trump's decoration that he has an absolute right to pardon himself. we will see how this one unravels. what's and on the japan times because normally we would talk about history being made in georgia. we had the senate race there, the two candidates there. who have won, and this is just incredible who has one. what this means for the democrats going forward as well. but that was somewhat overshadowed by the events in washington, lizzy. this is a former slave state going democrat former slave state going democrat for the first... going democrat and it means that the democrats are going to have control of the senate because joe going to have control of the senate
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becausejoe biden's vice president kamala harris will have the deciding vote. and having control of the white house, the house of representatives and the senate, it has only happened for the democrats infourof has only happened for the democrats in four of the past a0 years. it is meant to me joe in four of the past a0 years. it is meant to mejoe biden is life a lot easier when he is trying to get his legislative agenda through, particularly his spending plans to tackle the coronavirus recession. so, you know, it's a very significant part of the story but it's completely being overshadowed by the violence in washington. yeah, and it is history in the making which again faiza we would be speaking about this so much for that it isa speaking about this so much for that it is a jewish man and a black man being elected to the senate from georgia for the first time in history. it shows in contradiction to what we saw last night in the capitol what america is capable of. yeah, america is an extremely polarised place. it is always been
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but certainly it is right now. and what has happened in georgia both yesterday and with joe biden waiting there, is to do with grassroots organising. this is often african—americans led by african—americans led by african—americans on the ground talking to people, getting the vote out. they need to be celebrated. 0f course it's incredible for the candidates and congratulations to them, but this is a real community effort. —— with joe them, but this is a real community effort. —— withjoe biden winning. and now that the democrats have that majority in congress, they will have to deliver for the people. there will be a big push for medicare for all, the green new deal, so many progressive things that they could actually get done and there are no excuses going forward. we have still got a few days until the 20th, inauguration day. so much can still happen. faiza shaheen, lizzy burden, we are out of time but thank you as a lwa ys we are out of time but thank you as always forjoining us on the paper. and thank you for watching from home.
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we've been discussing the reaction to yesterday's storming of the us capitol building by some of president trump's supporters. in a speech a few hours ago, america's president—electjoe biden called it "one of the darkest days in the nation's history", labelled the rioters "insurrectionists and domestic terrorists", and accused the outgoing president of trying to use mob violence to overturn the result of november's election. let's hear more of what mr biden had to say. yesterday, in my view, was one of the darkest days in the history of our nation — an unprecedented assault on our democracy. an assault, literally, on the citadel of liberty on the united states capitol itself. an assault on the rule of law, an assault on the most sacred
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of american undertakings — ratifying the will of the people and choosing the leadership of their government. all of us here grieve the loss of life, grieve the desecration of the people's house. but what we witnessed yesterday was not dissent, it was not disorder, it was not protest, it was chaos. they weren't protesters. don't dare call them protesters, they were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists. it's that basic, it's that simple. and i wish we could say we couldn't see it coming, but that isn't true. we could see it coming. the past four years, we have had a president who has made his contempt for our democracy, our constitution, the rule of law
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clear in everything he has done. he unleashed an all—out assault on the institutions of our democracies from the outset. and yesterday was but the culmination of that unrelenting attack. amongst the chaos inside the capitol building, the media was there to document what happened. some of the photographs that have emerged have captured the drama, the horror and the importance of the moment. images of one man carrying the confederate flag, and of another sitting in the speaker of the house nancy pelosi's chair have been shared the world over. the man that took them isjim lo scalzo and he told bbc outside source the story behind them. about 1.15pm i heard a commotion outside the senate chamber, and i went down there and a encountered what i guess with the first 20 of the fascists yelling and screaming at the police,
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and i was complete and confused, wondering how in the hell these guys got in and why they weren't being arrested. so i photographed there for about 5—10 minutes, and all at once, it became like a zombie movie. there were people smashing through doors and windows, they were running down hallways and hanging from statues. they were rampaging through the rotunda, screaming that biden's a paedophile that trump was sent by god, that the media should be rounded up. it was all very quick. in the rotunda, i noticed her office is near the rotunda, and i noticed people running down the hallway to her office which i thought was impossible because it's firmly, extremely secure. normally extremely secure. so i ran in there with them and i saw some people lingering around. the office had been, there has been some looting in there and some things smashed. iran into a guy who was sitting at a desk there, putting up his feet, saying how happy he was to have finally infiltrated this space. it was very strange, but i'm afraid we are a land of disaffected conspiracy theorists,
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and they struck me as willfully diluted, and disconnected from reality. i remember thinking at the moment that this was sickening and it was also inevitable, that it was a culmination of four years of trump's american carnage. the man behind some of those incredible images. let's pause in and bring you up—to—date with the weather, here is darren bet. hello there. thursday was a really cold day in the midlands where the fog persisted. and it's cold widely at the moment, of course, we're got a widespread frost, and again, for many parts of the country, it could be quite icy out there as well. and in some areas, we are seeing some more sleet and snow falling. so, it's a real mixture, some quite tricky conditions early in the morning, a wintry mixture. we've got most of the patchy fog now across the south east of england by this stage. but with sleet and snow falling mainly across wales and northern england, there's going to be a covering of snow for many, there could be even more than that over the pennines. a dry but icy start
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for northern ireland, and indeed for much of scotland, but a covering of snow for northern and eastern areas, the more persistent snow should've moved southwards by this stage, and the wintry showers that we are left with will soon fade away, so it's going to turn dry and sunny for scotland and indeed for northern ireland. more cloud, though, for england and wales, again, a mixture of rain, sleet and mainly hill snow for northern england and wales. a few wintry showers around elsewhere, and the fog will be lifting through the morning. a cold day wherever you are, temperatures, again, only 1—a celsius. and as we head into the weekend, it's going to be really cold start on saturday morning. a widespread quite sharp frost as well, some fog around in the morning across southern england to slowly lift, but otherwise england and wales looks dry and sunny. for scotland and northern ireland, the cloud will tend to increase as the winds pick up, and we'll see some wetter whether arriving in the northwest of scotland. but another cold day, those temperatures in the afternoon, 2—a degrees for many areas.
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the wetter weather that's coming into the northwest on that second weather front there, and that will slip its way southwards on saturday night, but weaken. but we are left with more cloud across the northern half of the uk. still some patches of fog in southern england. southern areas, though, seeing a bright but cold day. more cloud for northern england, northern ireland and scotland in particular, some further damp weather coming back in to western areas of scotland. here, it should be a bit milder. and generally, those temperatures of degree or so higher on sunday. things are going to get milder for many of us as we head into next week, as the winds come in from the atlantic. notice that colder air still across parts of scotland, so there is the threat of some snow here. but generally, next week, looks much milder, but there will be some rain and some stronger winds as well.
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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. america's president—elect says wednesday's events in washington are one of the darkest days in us history — and he's blaming donald trump. the past four years, we have had a president who has made his contempt for our democracy, our constitution, the rule of law, clear in everything he has done. four people died during the riots — dozens of people have been arrested — many who took part remain defiant. i feel very privileged that i was a part of yesterday. i fight for freedom and democracy. even with everything that happened? yes, even with everything that happened.

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