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this is bbc world news i'm katty. our top stories. joe biden is now the 46th president of the united states. speaking at his inauguration ceremony he called for americans to come together. it will make we must end this uncivil war that puts red against blue. in the last few minutes the president and the first lady entered the white house — now their official residence i'm laura trevelyan outside the white house where president biden hasjust moved in. kamala harris is the new vice president — making history as the first woman
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of colour to be elected vice president meanwhile, donald trump is in florida — after becoming the first president to skip the inauguration ceremony in more than a hundred and fifty years. hello, i'm katty kay, welome to our continuing special coverage of presidentjoe biden�*s inauguration. there was a peaceful transfer of power today. it would have been a bizarre thing to even think of saying just four years ago, less so now, when you remember the violent assault on congress and america's democracyjust two weeks ago to the day. the threat has not gone away, washington remains in lockdown, the weapons of war used to safeguard the peace. but with the swearing in of president biden four hours ago, a new dawn has undoubtedly broken in american politics.
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the inauguration was strikingly different to any other in history —— with more than 191 thousand american flags on the national mall, replacing the massive crowds of people that would usually be there to welcome the new president. let's take a look at some of day's highlights, so far. # what so proudly we hailed # what so proudly we hailed # at the twilight last gleaming. # at the twilight last gleaming. # whose bright stripes and bright stars # through the perilous fight # through the perilous fight # the ramparts we watched # the ramparts we watched # were so gallantly streaming # were so gallantly streaming # and the rockets red glare
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# and the rockets red glare # and the home of the brave #. in his inaugural address, mr biden said democracy had prevailed and pleaded for the country to come together. for all of those who supported our campaign, iam humble. to all of those who do not support us, i say this. hear me out as we move forward. take a measure of me and my heart. if you still disagree, so be it, that is democracy. that is america. the right to dissent peaceably. the guard rails of our republic is perhaps this nations greatest strength. do you hear me
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clearly, this agreement must not lead to disunion. i pledge this to you, i will be a president for all americans. all americans. and i promise you, i will fight as hard as those who did not support me as for those who did not support me as for those who did not support me as for those who did. and in the last fifteen minutes —— the parade is much smaller than it has been in previous years, but the new vice president of the united states is just outside the white house. she and her husband and family members, the biden family did this, as the vice president, they are walking along and heading towards the white house complex as well. so, we have kamala harris was broken a lot of new ground today, the first female vice president of
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the first female vice president of the united states. she is the first vice president ofjamaican dissent in the first of indian descent as well. a lot of people around the world in india it didn'tjamaica are watching the scenes as well and they are feeling happy that one of their own is in an elevated position. walking into a very blended, very new america. stepmother, hertwo stepchildren are there as well. it is a very different team entering the white house. it most certainly is the end, harris has said that her most important role in life is being stepmother to the two stepchildren and, taking this extraordinary role as the second gentleman, we've never had a
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second gentleman, we've never had a second gentleman, we've never had a second gentleman in the white house. what good causes is he going to a spouse? apparently, he will be teaching at a university here in washington part time but how is he going to use this platform? so many questions, it all completely fascinates. one reassuring notes being struck here is that the inaugural tradition being honored is that the president and the vice president have walked down pennsylvania avenue to the white house despite the fact that this is a peaceful transfer of power, basically underscored by the military and ensuring the events on january the 6th. nonetheless, this is a normal site relatively, all wearing masks but that's part of the choreography, the joe wearing masks but that's part of the choreography, thejoe biden choreography, the joe biden administration choreography, thejoe biden administration wanting to know that masks or what to do. whether the vice president were one in public and donald trump did not. all
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vice president were one in public and donald trump did not. all part of this years _ and donald trump did not. all part of this years inauguration - of this years inauguration celebration. nick bryant was on capitol hill, watching the inauguration ceremony. it was a very pared down inauguration. much fewer people on the platform and of course, no crowds on the national mall at all. did they manage to pack the punch? make it the celebration they were hoping? the punch? make it the celebration they were honing?— the punch? make it the celebration they were hoping? well, it was such a stranue they were hoping? well, it was such a strange inauguration. _ they were hoping? well, it was such a strange inauguration. ever - they were hoping? well, it was such a strange inauguration. ever since . a strange inauguration. ever since ronald reagan started this tradition of holding it on the national building and on the monument in lincoln memorial, it was full of people, it was of mosh pit in their make america great again hats, this time is virtually empty and there was that carpet of american flags signifying those who were unable to be here today. and they're observing
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the social protocols, lawmakers or shoulder to shoulder during the inaugural celebration of their impact on the platform and this time, they did observe the coronavirus particles. the social distancing and i was struck by the difference in tone of this inauguration forfour years difference in tone of this inauguration for four years ago. donald trump was so bombastic four years ago, such an aggressive speech, but the same destructive energy that his supporters wanted to see him bring to washington when he became president. in this almost felt like a memorial service is much as an inaugural celebration. so much attention focused on the sad moment in american life were so many people have become victims of the coronavirus.— have become victims of the coronavirus. ., ,, , ., , . ., coronavirus. thank you very much for “oininu us. coronavirus. thank you very much for joining us- the _ coronavirus. thank you very much for joining us. the thing _ coronavirus. thank you very much for joining us. the thing that _ coronavirus. thank you very much for joining us. the thing that struck- coronavirus. thank you very much for joining us. the thing that struck me | joining us. the thing that struck me most was the difference in tone that we heard between the inauguration
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four years ago, this is not a speech about american carnage or america first, a more normal tone is what america's allies are looking for. still showing you the pictures there of kamala harris and they are going to this is the audit executive building right outside the white house and while i still have you here. let's talk a little bit about what you made ofjoe biden�*s speech notjust going for unity for the not just going for unity for the sake notjust going for unity for the sake of unity but also using unity as a tool, as a weapon of politics, laying out the big things america has to do and sing that unity is the means. we can't get there unless we have unity. is america ready to put some of the bitterness aside and tackle this? is washington ready? for much of the century, we have been talking about not exerting its
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traditional global authority that it had after world war ii and i think we are looking at a post america america in many ways. the united states of america seems to be a misnomer, an oxymoron. which are presidents and their inaugural paid lip service to the idea of unity, but there was a slightly desperate tone at times with joe but there was a slightly desperate tone at times withjoe biden when he spoke of it because he understands, as to so many people watching both your into far, this country has just been ripping itself apart. and it's notjust been ripping itself apart. and it's not just a been ripping itself apart. and it's notjust a donald trump thing, he was the product of that polarization, not the cause. in such a challenge forjoe biden. he is the politician that reaches across the aisle, is always had cordial relationships with those on capitol hill, but the republicans on capitol hill, but the republicans on capitol hill are very different beast than a lot of people in the conservative movement, especially the followers of donald trump. it is such a
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massive challenge to bring together such a country in such a state of disunion. , , such a country in such a state of disunion., , ,., ., disunion. just pointing out the ictures disunion. just pointing out the pictures that _ disunion. just pointing out the pictures that we _ disunion. just pointing out the pictures that we saw - disunion. just pointing out the pictures that we saw of - disunion. just pointing out the | pictures that we saw of kamala harris walking up the steps to the audit executive building which is next to the white house for the vice president office's is, there is normally not this much focus on the vice president of the united states on an inauguration. i don't think i've ever seen life pictures being fed to us by those that cover the this inauguration of the vice president does at this particular moment but because she represents so many firsts in america, that is very important. it is talking to younger americans aboutjoe biden and the team coming in, talking about kamala harris. a lot of what americans .2 in washington about this team is that the very season. a lot of them are well known and worked in the building and know where to find their desks, they know how the building works, particularly true in
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the national security side, but i've been struck speaking to my constituency with younger americans and also the team is very diverse and also the team is very diverse and it is interesting. this is the most diverse cabinet that america has ever had. again, an important moment in this particular era of american politics but as the president said in his inauguration speech, with racial injustice as well. speech, with racial in'ustice as well. , . . . speech, with racial in'ustice as well. , . ., ., ., , speech, with racial in'ustice as well. , . w, ., , well. yes, kamala harris in so many wa s well. yes, kamala harris in so many ways personifies _ well. yes, kamala harris in so many ways personifies the _ well. yes, kamala harris in so many ways personifies the american - well. yes, kamala harris in so many. ways personifies the american dream. the daughter of an indian, the daughter of ajamaican. the daughter of an indian, the daughter of a jamaican. but for many people, she represents the face of the american future. a non—white future in 25 years time, they will have a non—white majority in places like texas already have a non—white majority and she is seen as a
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personification of that. but again, that it's not necessarily unifying. as you know, there are many people who are terrified by the thought of having a non—white majority nation. many of the white nationalists were here on the capital two weeks ago trying to storm the capital. a lot of them were overtly and openly racist. and again, she looks like a figure of the future but she also speaks of a troubled future as well, potentially. speaks of a troubled future as well, otentiall . . ~ speaks of a troubled future as well, otentiall . w ., ~ speaks of a troubled future as well, otentiall . w ., ,, , ., , potentially. nick, thank you very much forjoining _ potentially. nick, thank you very much forjoining us _ potentially. nick, thank you very much forjoining us on _ potentially. nick, thank you very much forjoining us on the - potentially. nick, thank you very| much forjoining us on the phone where the democratic senator from florida, senator, thank you for joining us. ijust want to get florida, senator, thank you for joining us. i just want to get your reaction, i know you are watching today's events. you were there, i saw you in all of the pictures. your reaction to having your fellow former senator from delaware reaction to having your fellow former senatorfrom delaware not become president of the united states. well, this is a remarkable day, jubilant day for my home state of delaware as our beloved joe biden has sworn in as president, it is
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also a day where i believe our nation has found the leader we need in this moment in his inaugural address. the sounds and themes that go back to the moments in our nations history where we came together to overcome tremendous challenges, whether our own civil war, the depression, the second world war, 911, he reminded us of a country that comes from so many different places in the world with such different regionally and internally can only be successful if we are united it is internally can only be successful if we are united— we are united it is only through uni as we are united it is only through unity as the — we are united it is only through unity as the united _ we are united it is only through unity as the united states - we are united it is only through unity as the united states that| we are united it is only through i unity as the united states that we have been— unity as the united states that we have been able to be successful to history— have been able to be successful to history and — have been able to be successful to history and we are as we were shown, tragicaiiy— history and we are as we were shown, tragically with the storming of the capital, _ tragically with the storming of the capital, the enormous division even as we _ capital, the enormous division even as we confront a pandemic raging out of control_ as we confront a pandemic raging out of control and significant other challenges and economic inequality, climate _ challenges and economic inequality, climate change and racial division.
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so, climate change and racial division. 50. having — climate change and racial division. so, having my long—time friend and predecessor in the senate, the undying — predecessor in the senate, the undying optimistjoe biden sworn in today— undying optimistjoe biden sworn in today was— undying optimistjoe biden sworn in today was a great and inspiring moment, — today was a great and inspiring moment, but we are both clear eyed about— moment, but we are both clear eyed about how— moment, but we are both clear eyed about how much hard work there is the days— about how much hard work there is the days ahead. it is about how much hard work there is the days ahead.— the days ahead. it is remarkable that 'ust the days ahead. it is remarkable that just two _ the days ahead. it is remarkable that just two weeks _ the days ahead. it is remarkable that just two weeks to _ the days ahead. it is remarkable that just two weeks to the - the days ahead. it is remarkable that just two weeks to the day l the days ahead. it is remarkable i that just two weeks to the day after that just two weeks to the day after that building was ransacked by rioters, the capital will be able to pull off this inauguration ceremony. you know that the world was watching, america's allies and america's adversaries. is there a message to them and being able to see this inauguration happened two weeks after those events? that america's institutions and democratic process is resilient in this the beginning of showing the world that they can trust american democracy perhaps a bit more than they could two weeks ago. yes. they could two weeks ago. yes, exactly by _ they could two weeks ago. yes, exactly by joe — they could two weeks ago. yes, exactly by joe biden _ they could two weeks ago. yes, exactly by joe biden one, - they could two weeks ago. yes, exactly byjoe biden one, both in the primaries and in the general election — the primaries and in the general election. was because he kept at this theme that our country has to come _ this theme that our country has to come together, that our country and
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how we _ come together, that our country and how we engage with the world needs to focus, _ how we engage with the world needs to focus, notjust how we engage with the world needs to focus, not just on our interests, narrowly _ to focus, not just on our interests, narrowly defined in a great power, most _ narrowly defined in a great power, most importantly our values and our long—standing and trusted alliances. our relationships with nato and the united _ our relationships with nato and the united kingdom, with western europe, with other— united kingdom, with western europe, with other democracies around the world _ with other democracies around the world like — with other democracies around the world like japan and australia and south _ world like japan and australia and south korea that have shared a lot of our _ south korea that have shared a lot of our priorities and values and sadly. — of our priorities and values and sadly, president trump from his first days — sadly, president trump from his first days in office, either putting his thumb — first days in office, either putting his thumb in the eye of close allies like canada — his thumb in the eye of close allies like canada or distancing us from germany— like canada or distancing us from germany or— like canada or distancing us from germany or from nato or for the united _ germany or from nato or for the united kingdom. in other parts of the world, — united kingdom. in other parts of the world, he impressed authoritarians. dictators folks with records _ authoritarians. dictators folks with records internally on human rights of the _ records internally on human rights of the tree — records internally on human rights of the tree at their own people and regionally— of the tree at their own people and regionally that were a sharp break from _ regionally that were a sharp break from previous administrations. one of the _ from previous administrations. one of the things i most agree with that
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show— of the things i most agree with that show said _ of the things i most agree with that show said throughout this campaign and today— show said throughout this campaign and today is inauguration speech is that we _ and today is inauguration speech is that we have to make our engagement with the _ that we have to make our engagement with the world makes sense to the working _ with the world makes sense to the working people of the united states. that is— working people of the united states. that is the _ working people of the united states. that is the distance we have to bridge — that is the distance we have to bridge and he has almost uniquely capable _ bridge and he has almost uniquely capable of doing so. an bridge and he has almost uniquely capable of doing so.— bridge and he has almost uniquely capable of doing so. an estimator at home as well- _ capable of doing so. an estimator at home as well. does _ capable of doing so. an estimator at home as well. does it _ capable of doing so. an estimator at home as well. does it matter, - home as well. does it matter, senator, that donald trump was not there today in that he did not take part in the proceedings? that there was not the traditional right of the outgoing president in the incoming president from the white house to capitol hill? might that have helped perhaps persuade some of those millions who still believe that the election was somehow fraudulent. it wasn't but they still believe that it was. with that so bring them into the spirit of unity was blue it might. donald trump was a uniquely populist demagogue as president. it was striking, vice president mike pence _ was striking, vice president mike
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pence participating in the inaugural ceremony— pence participating in the inaugural ceremony and participating in fact and the _ ceremony and participating in fact and the result of the certification that was— and the result of the certification that was completed two weeks ago after the _ that was completed two weeks ago after the mob stormed the capital, after the mob stormed the capital, after we _ after the mob stormed the capital, after we regained control of the capital— after we regained control of the capital and donald trumps vice president dutifully carried out his constitutional duty. equally if not more _ constitutional duty. equally if not more importantly, the long serving republican majority leader mitch mcconnell, a pugilistic opponent of president _ mcconnell, a pugilistic opponent of president obama, join joe mcconnell, a pugilistic opponent of president obama, joinjoe biden, president — president obama, joinjoe biden, president biden now in a worship service _ president biden now in a worship service this morning and chose to do so rather— service this morning and chose to do so rather than going to president trump's — so rather than going to president trump's farewell ceremony at the air force _ trump's farewell ceremony at the air force base — trump's farewell ceremony at the air force base. so, leaders in the republican party in the house and senate _ republican party in the house and senate and vice president pentz by participating in the inauguration by participating in the inauguration by participating in the ceremony, former— participating in the ceremony, former president bush did, by participating in the worship service, _ participating in the worship service, they are sending strong signals— service, they are sending strong signals of— service, they are sending strong signals of the continuity and the
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resiliency— signals of the continuity and the resiliency and the resiliency of american _ resiliency and the resiliency of american democracy. strengthening our society— american democracy. strengthening our society in places where it is broken — our society in places where it is broken and _ our society in places where it is broken and then we can engage more actively— broken and then we can engage more actively in _ broken and then we can engage more actively in our partners around the world _ actively in our partners around the world fighting for democracy at a time _ world fighting for democracy at a time where it is under assault worldwide. time where it is under assault worldwide-— time where it is under assault worldwide. ., ,, ., ., , worldwide. thank you for “oining us here on the — worldwide. thank you for “oining us here on the bbc. h there is no honeymoon. the work starts the moment he is sworn into office. there is so much for the new presidentjoe biden to do. we have been talking about the important significance of kamala harris as the first woman of color to be the first woman to be vice president. lebo diseko has more. ladies and gentlemen, the vice president—elect of the united states, kamala devi harris,
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and mr douglas emhoff. it took nearly 250 years for america to reach this moment, for a woman to hold the second highest office in the country. i, kamala devi harris, do solemnly swear... that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states... the streets here might be uncharacteristically empty today, but make no mistake — millions of americans are heralding this as the start of a new era as kamala harris takes office. america's new vice president is the daughter of immigrants, born to an indian mother and jamaican father. both were involved in the civil—rights movement of the 1960s, something she says shaped her. that quest for justice perhaps the motivation for her career in law, rising to become the attorney general of her home state of california. but there are those who say she is not the progressive prosecutor that she claims to be. they point to an approach they say was too harsh on black men and say
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she didn't do enough to tackle police brutality. i stand before you today to announce my candidacy for president of the united states. in 2019, she launched her own bid to become us president. it was unsuccessful, but there was one particularly memorable moment. during a debate, she hit out atjoe biden for working with senators who'd supported racial segregation and for his opposition to bussing black children to white schools. you know, there was a little girl in california who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bussed to school every day, and that little girl was me. it didn't stop mr biden from choosing her as his running mate. we did it, we did it, joe! you're going to be the next president of the united states. for her childhood friend, this is a moment that she was made for. did you see this in herfuture, when you were kids or teenagers?
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absolutely not! we were just like teenagers now, we were bad! we hung out... no, but as she progressed into our world and got into the da's office and then the attorney general, i saw, yes, you know, you could be the president of the united states. and look at you, she's right here. kamala harris is a step away from the presidency, but with this honour comes the burden of expectation and responsibility. the wounds inflicted by america's divisions are still raw. she will have to try and heal a country in chaos while carrying the weight of her historic victory. you may or may not know that president biden has a stutter. it's something he has learned to manage in his adult life —— and it's that very experience that helped him form a special friendship with my next guest. 13—year—old brayden harrington went
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viral over the summer after talking about his bond with mr biden at the democratic national convention. let's hearjust a bit of that what brayden had to say then. hi, my name is braden and i am 13 years old. and withoutjoe biden, i wouldn't be talking to you today. a few months ago, i met them in new hampshire. he told me that we were members of the same club. we... stuttered. and today, he is featuring in a segment of the special 90—minute "celebrating america" tv event, to mark the inaugural celebrations. i'm pleased to say we can talk to brayden now along with his dad owen and mum jessica. prayed in, let me start with you and
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ask you what you felt, watching joe biden be inaugurated today. i felt really good _ biden be inaugurated today. i felt really good for — biden be inaugurated today. i felt really good for him. _ biden be inaugurated today. i felt really good for him. i _ biden be inaugurated today. i felt really good for him. i think he truly deserved it and he has worked hard for it. tell truly deserved it and he has worked hard for it. ., , ., hard for it. tell me about when you met him out _ hard for it. tell me about when you met him out on _ hard for it. tell me about when you met him out on the _ hard for it. tell me about when you met him out on the campaign - hard for it. tell me about when you met him out on the campaign traill hard for it. tell me about when you | met him out on the campaign trail in new hampshire where you live. and you came across him and what was your interaction with him? me you came across him and what was your interaction with him?- you came across him and what was your interaction with him? me and my dad went to — your interaction with him? me and my dad went to his _ your interaction with him? me and my dad went to his rally _ your interaction with him? me and my dad went to his rally and _ your interaction with him? me and my dad went to his rally and my - your interaction with him? me and my dad went to his rally and my dad - dad went to his rally and my dad introduced himself and introduced me and said, hi, this is my son and he stutters. and he dropped everything and just came over to me told me everything is gonna be ok and he
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went through all of the other people in the line and i was waiting in the campaigning room and he came in and told me about his childhood and how he addressed it and how he handled it. �* ., , ., ,., he addressed it and how he handled it. ., ,, he addressed it and how he handled it. and he gave you some tips and how important _ it. and he gave you some tips and how important is _ it. and he gave you some tips and how important is it _ it. and he gave you some tips and how important is it do _ it. and he gave you some tips and how important is it do you - it. and he gave you some tips and how important is it do you think . how important is it do you think yourson how important is it do you think your son braden, someone, have some of myjoe biden who reaches out to them? i of my joe biden who reaches out to them? ., ., , i. them? i would go beyond even children and _ them? i would go beyond even children and people _ them? i would go beyond even children and people who - them? i would go beyond even i children and people who stutter, anybody — children and people who stutter, anybody who has had any challenge in their life. _ anybody who has had any challenge in their life, he is certainly someone to look— their life, he is certainly someone to look up— their life, he is certainly someone to look up to and someone to aspire to look up to and someone to aspire to because — to look up to and someone to aspire to because he never allowed any of his challenges to get in the way.
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beyond — his challenges to get in the way. beyond that, he became president of the united _ beyond that, he became president of the united states, that's a pretty amazing — the united states, that's a pretty amazing story. it is the united states, that's a pretty amazing story-— amazing story. it is an amazing sto . amazing story. it is an amazing story- braden _ amazing story. it is an amazing story. braden and _ amazing story. it is an amazing story. braden and owen, - amazing story. it is an amazingj story. braden and owen, thank amazing story. it is an amazing - story. braden and owen, thank you very much forjoining me on the bbc. thank you. hello. we have yet more severe weather in the forecast for thursday. we start the day still with the met office amber we have yet more severe weather in our forecast for thursday. we start the day still with the met office amber warning and forcasts for heavy rain across northern england felt up that will lapse through the morning but obviously the flooding situation lag somewhat behind the falling rain. i don't expect flood warnings going up again across england. for scotland we have an amber warning for the risk of disruption across the borders where heavy snow is set to fall accompanied by strong wind. the reason for all of these problem is storm kristof. this deep area of low pressure is now pulling off into the north sea. but behind it we've grabbed down some cold air all the way south from the arctic right the way across the uk.
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and that gives us a cold start to thursday. ice is possible forjust about anywhere along surface water lying around for top aside from where we see showers falling the first thing. but wintry weather for scotland, the biggest issue through the course of the day. the rain improving across northern england. still some showers around here are some wintry even as far south as the southern pennines. to the far south of the uk perhaps some rain on the south coast. much of england and wales in a dry and sunny day but feeling chillier in scotland peaks on packing on those wintry showers even overnight thursday and friday as kristof pulls toward scandinavia. there will be some as well for northern island a few for northern england. scotland with the greatest risk of piling up more snowfall. a widespread cross takes us into friday for top again but that surface water sitting around across many parts of the uk they will be ice just about anywhere as the day gets underway.
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friday quite a bit of sunshine for england and wales. hugh showers running into rain into the south. more wintry showers for northern england. raising the north of ireland and scotland. friday in contrast to the last few days a much quieter day. again, low pressure to the northwest feeds in weather systems around through the course of the weekend for stops don't put too much tape on the exact detail. you can see white those weather systems are set to interact with the very cold air. hard to put the detail on them because they are quite small. but the upshot is we will all be sitting in the colder air this weekend. if those features do run in where you are, you could see some snow.
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this is bbc news i'm katty kay. our top stories. joe biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the united states. we'll get reaction from former secretary of state colin powell. music america, america. j—lo was among the star—studded artists whose performances focused on healing and national unity. former fox news host megyn kelly will bejoining us too — to discuss what a biden presidency has in store for america. and, remember when nail—biting political drama was pure fiction? we'll speak to cast members from the tv show �*the west wing' about their political activities, real—life and fictional.
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joe biden has been sworn in as the 46th president of the united states. it's only four hours into his leadership and already the contrast is stark. president biden took the oath of office on the steps of the us capitol — where two weeks ago a pro—trump mob stormed the building in effort to overturn the election. as well as making an appeal for unity at home the president had this message for those watching from abroad. all my colleagues i served with in the house and the senate appear, we all understand the world is watching, watching all of us today. so here is my message to those beyond our borders, america has been tested and we've come out stronger for it. we will repair our alliances and
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engage with the world once again. not to meet yesterday's challenge but today's and tomorrow's challenges. and we will lead not merely by the example of our power but by the power of our example. we will be a strong and trusted partner for peace, progress and security. joe biden said speaking at his inauguration. joe biden said speaking at his inauguration. i'm joined now by former secretary of state and retired four star general colin powell. thank you forjoining us. america has been tested in the struggle for it. is the country stronger after what happened two weeks ago? what what happened two weeks ago? what ha--ened what happened two weeks ago? what happened two — what happened two weeks ago? twist happened two weeks ago what happened two weeks ago? list"isgt happened two weeks ago happened what happened two weeks ago? list"isgt happened two weeks ago happened in the past. a bunch of ruffians and other crooks and bombs tried to see if they could overtake us and they
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couldn't. if you look at what we have now and you saw the film footage from today. doing a great job of putting together the american people today. and i think what the new president did so well was to let others know that the challenge before us now is to start dismissing these attacks that we get from our own people and to remind everybody that we are americans. we have dealt with problems like this before. never as bad as this but this one will never be around again. and so i congratulate the president for his excellent speech. but i liked about it most or all i think is that he didn't go into foreign policy or go into obscure subjects or he didn't go into taxes are going out, no. he talked about our needs right now in terms of our rights, expanding our rights to help other people in the world. and the fact that he america is still strong, very strong. and
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i've been walking around the city a lot this evening and at other times and it passed two weeks, our soldiers are out there and the people i run into, they'd know what happened. they know that this was an errant activity that is not can happen again. and while we are worrying about this remember, within that same period of time we elected a black senator from the state of georgia. something people thought wouldn't happen. it did happen. and so don't sell anything we do short. america still america. the america you know wells from the old days and the america i have known all my life. the son of immigrants that came from a british place, jamaica. came here with my immigrant parents who came on banana boats from jamaica. i was allowed to go to public schools. i got a good education for some in education a public school, nothing fancy. public schools. that over the years i was
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able to advance. in the military and became chairman of thejoint chiefs of staff at up to that of happen anywhere else? is that of happen anywhere else? is that of happen anywhere else? is that of happen anywhere else? something that would happen in the united kingdom? all i know is i had to demonstrate professionalism and demonstrate that i knew that i have feelings of this country. and that i was going to do everything i could and i did. and i'm feeling very good today. i was telling somebody earlier today that as i sat there in the audience and glanced up at the big tower on top of the congress building, i was deeply moved. as the sun came out and shined on it. we are okay. don't worry about america. we will work out the problems that you've seen in the last few weeks. but they are our problems they are not to change our relationship with the world. it's going to require us to do things a little differently. i'm glad we have a new president who understands our needs to do things a little
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differently. and the former president, he can go home and go about his business. america will go about his business. america will go about creating democratic nations around the world. in doing everything we can to deal with the pandemic that we are facing. mr trump has indeed left town. you share with the new vice president yourjamaican heritage. yes. you were secretary of state and the time when america was very involved in the rest of the world. the outbreak of the invasion of iraq. after the attacks of 9/11. do you think given everything joe biden has to deal with, he has a massive inbox domestically. do you think he's going to have time to get engaged in the world in the way that the world has been used to of the united states? he has been used to of the united states? ., , ., ., ,, ., states? he has to make time for it. and i states? he has to make time for it. and i think — states? he has to make time for it. and i think he _ states? he has to make time for it. and i think he knows _ states? he has to make time for it. and i think he knows how— states? he has to make time for it. and i think he knows how to - states? he has to make time for it. and i think he knows how to do - states? he has to make time for it. | and i think he knows how to do that. he's been vice president for eight years and he has about a0 mac years
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of experience in the city. and these international relations. i think president biden will be able to take all this. he's also putting together all this. he's also putting together a rather solid good cast of characters to help him in the foreign policy area and the domestic policy era. there'll be no slippage as we saw in the last administration. where things were changing every minute or two. where we did not a strong staff. and we do now. and i know almost everybody who's going to be in that cabinet and it's going to be an excellent cabinet. and i think that people are going to be surprised. icolin cabinet. and i think that people are going to be surprised. colin powell, thank ou going to be surprised. colin powell, thank you for— going to be surprised. colin powell, thank you forjoining _ going to be surprised. colin powell, thank you forjoining us. _ my my pleasure. in today's inauguration address — president biden made a point to acknowledge just how many unique challenges the country is facing at all at once. we faced an attack on our democracy
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and untruth. a raging virus growing in equity, the sting of systemic racism, a climate in crisis, america's role in the world. any one of them have been enough to challenge us in profound ways. but the fact is, we faced them all at once. let's bring in stefanie brown james, she used to be the national african—american vote director under president obama, now the cofounder of the collective pac, an organisation that supports black political candidates. thank you forjoining us. we talked about foreign policy, we talked about foreign policy, we talked about coronavirus and the economy but one of the things of course that president biden will have to deal with is what we have seen of late so starkly clear in america over the course of the last year and that is racial injustice. something african—americans have loan not known for so long at something that white americans have woken up to perhaps more recently. do you think
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he's the president that can do something to healing and improving the plight of africa, the status of african—americans in america? l african—americans in america? i absolutely do. i think that president biden took the first step in showing that he was serious. in working towards racial equality and equity in this country by choosing kamala harris as his running mate. what you think about it and it just seems like such a natural selection. but it was a big choice for him to choose a woman that would become the first black woman, the first asian woman to be his right hand, essentially. i think that speaks volumes. i think that he is going to be committed to in his first few daysin be committed to in his first few days in office and their first few days in office and their first few daysin days in office and their first few days in the administration working towards criminaljustice reforms already. i think that we are going to see a number of conversations that are held by his cabinet members and their staffs around what it
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means to have racial healing and equity in this country. i think that he is going to make good on that promise. i he is going to make good on that romise. , ., ,., he is going to make good on that romise. , . ,. . he is going to make good on that romise. , ., , ., ., ., promise. i see that you are wearing a howard university _ promise. i see that you are wearing a howard university sweatshirt. - promise. i see that you are wearing a howard university sweatshirt. i. a howard university sweatshirt. i don't know, that's kamala harris is alma mater is at your alma mater to? yes, it is. i had to represent for vice president harris today. i even have my pearls on for her today. this is a really proud day for all howard university. also hbc you the university students all across the country. we are really proud today. i want to talk about the coronavirus because african—americans and latin americans have suffered disproportionately during the course of coronavirus. more lives have been lost amongst the african—american community. what do you want presidentjoe biden to do specifically to help disadvantaged communities in this pandemic?
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unfortunately, not only do we see black people dying at higher rates we also see a higher unemployment rate when it comes to african—americans and latinos in this country. often times we are the ones who are at the front line workers working in the grocery stores, gas stations and many have lost their lives but also lost their livelihoods as well. what i am hoping to see one is a president that takes this deadly virus seriously. which i believe president biden will do. i believe he will be focused on expanding testing which is still not as robust as it needs to be in this country. also making sure we have a vaccine roll—out that works. get as many people as possible. i will say one think that was very heartening to see is that he has chosen as a part of his covid task force individuals who are experts when it comes to the disproportionate impact of the virus in the community. he has experts on his team that are focused everything the day on how we can eradicate the
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disparities that we are saying. not just so in the black and latin community but also amongst those who are some of the poorest in this country as well.— are some of the poorest in this country as well. stephanie, thank ou ve country as well. stephanie, thank you very much — country as well. stephanie, thank you very much for _ country as well. stephanie, thank you very much forjoining - country as well. stephanie, thank you very much forjoining us. - were going to take a quick look at the senate because business is still being conducted here in washington. we are having a swearing in of the two new georgia senators. i was warnock who have tipped the senate into democratic hands. it makes a big difference to joe biden ability to get his legislation, and agenda passed in the senate is changing hands of his new senate majority leader chuck schumer from new senate majority leader chuck schumerfrom new new senate majority leader chuck schumer from new york was up the senate majority leader. president trump is now in mar—a—largo in florida, his new base for whatever he plans to do next. but cast your mind back to august 2015 when mr trump cemented his position as the frontrunner to be the republican presidential candidate during a fox news debate. he made outrageous remarks, which many thought would be disastrous for his candidacy.
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how wrong they were. that night former fox news anchor megyn kelly challenged the then—candidate, donald trump, on his comments about women. you called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. your twitter account... only rosie o'donnell. no it wasn't. for the record it was well beyond rosie o'donnell. yeah, i'm sure it was. your twitter account has several disparaging comments about women's looks, you and tells a contestant on celebrity apprentice it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees. does that sound to you like a temperament we should elect as president? so four years on — how did donald trump's temperament impact his presidency? i'm glad to say, megyn kelly, now the host of the podcast �*the megyn kelly show�* joins us live. good to see you again. i don't know
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if you have ptsd listening to that clip again or you're just bored stiff of listening to that clip. but i'm wondering what you thought watching donald trump kind of sneak of washington today, defeated as a one term president and fly off to mara lago without taking part in any of the inauguration traditions. i was sad about it. this is a day i always look forward to no matter who i voted for. and no matter who wins. itjust makes you feel proud to be a an american watching the peaceful transition of power. and it was a peaceful transition of power. it was just an anomaly compared to all the others. most of the others because he wouldn't go. i understand he didn't want to be there and he got this whole claim about the election, whatever. it made me feel a little less happy about it. and put a little pin and that patriotism i think i and some others were feeling. i will say this, yes a little bored of that soundbite. but i do think whether he has a
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temperament to do this job was exactly the right question. yeah. do ou think exactly the right question. yeah. do you think in — exactly the right question. yeah. do you think in the _ exactly the right question. yeah. do you think in the end _ exactly the right question. yeah. do you think in the end it _ exactly the right question. yeah. do you think in the end it was - exactly the right question. yeah. do you think in the end it was his - you think in the end it was his temperament more than the policies? there are a lot of his supporters who are very happy with some of the policies he enacted. is it his temperament that donald trump will be remembered for as president? you know, as be remembered for as president? gm, know, as they say, history is written by the winners. so if that's true then yes his temperament will be the dominant thing member about him. if you'd had won his second term and pass the baton from a republican maybe not. because he did do a lot of good things. policy wise if you're republican. even if you're a democrat he had some policies that you should like. it'sjust a democrat he had some policies that you should like. it's just that he is so personally controversial but it was tough to ever give those things much airtime. the media should have tried harder to take a hard look at his policy and see him clearly, his legislation. but he is just such a huge lot of the different than life character for
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good or for different than life character for good orfor bad. he sucked up all the oxygen in every room it sucked up the oxygen in every room it sucked up all the oxygen on twitter and social media. and i think even though i was not in support of the twitter man i think it's going to be kind of nice to not have to think about donald trump 20 for seven all around the globe.— about donald trump 20 for seven all around the globe. yeah, i don't know about ou around the globe. yeah, i don't know about you but — around the globe. yeah, i don't know about you but i'm _ around the globe. yeah, i don't know about you but i'm sort _ around the globe. yeah, i don't know about you but i'm sort of— around the globe. yeah, i don't know about you but i'm sort of exhausted. | about you but i'm sort of exhausted. i've spoken to trump supporters who have actually said the same thing to me on air. people are worked out his campaign who said there is in exhaustion factor in the country. we heard a lot of appeals for unity today. i'm always slightly suspicious living here in washington, dc about whether that is possible. do you thinkjoe biden can do any better than recent presidents have done in getting some people from the other side to work with him on his agenda? mar; from the other side to work with him on his agenda?— on his agenda? may be. because he was in the senate _ on his agenda? may be. because he was in the senate for _ on his agenda? may be. because he was in the senate for some - on his agenda? may be. because he was in the senate for some 50 - on his agenda? may be. because he| was in the senate for some 50 years was in the senate for some 50 years was up he knows how to work the legislative body to get his legislation through. he knows what
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to do. he's friends with mitch mcconnell. i think all of that would help them. but i don't think were going to have unity. that's a pipe dream. that's rainbows and unicorns stuff. the complete filling that country is extremely divided. it was before trial, under trump and it will remain so after trump. their real policy differences that are separating the two sides. already the people on the right don't like identity politics and sort of the woke business of the father left people. don't like the fact that he was talking about race in his or ought to eight in aguilera dress. what does that mean? it's good to be more divisive to talk along the lines of our gender and pigmentation and sexuality and so on. apart from that there's just a lot of thing that there's just a lot of thing that i think both sides are ready to fire him. and it's not stuff that they can compromise on. republicans are not going to agree to amnesty for 11 million people. are not going to agree to amnesty for“ million people.— are not going to agree to amnesty for“ million people. for11 million people. megyn kelly, lookin: for11 million people. megyn kelly, looking forward _ for11 million people. megyn kelly, looking forward to _ for11 million people. megyn kelly, looking forward to a _ for11 million people. megyn kelly, looking forward to a calmer- for11 million people. megyn kelly, looking forward to a calmer period i looking forward to a calmer period in american politics was up as we all are, in american politics was up as we allare, perhaps. meghan, thank you
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forjoining the program. my my pleasure. there was a time — before the last four years — when if you wanted your daily dose of high—stakes american political drama you couldn't be sure to find it on the evening news. instead — you had to switch the channel to the political dramas. and there is one television show i'm thinking of above all others — the west wing. the programme that taught millions of fans how the most powerful office in the world actually operates. i'm joined now by richard schiff and bradley whitford who played toby ziegler and josh lyman, the white house communications director and deputy chief of staff in the hit richard and bradley, thank you very much forjoining me. ijust want richard and bradley, thank you very much forjoining me. i just want to start with what you'd know about the real west wing compared to how it
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was portrayed in your actual west wing. i think everyone thinks that joe biden hasjust entered this fabulously grand building. he hasn't, has he? bradley, take but the real west wing looks like for us. . . , the real west wing looks like for us. . ~ , ~ the real west wing looks like for us. . . , . ., , ., the real west wing looks like for us. the real west wing does not have wide sweeping _ us. the real west wing does not have wide sweeping vistas _ us. the real west wing does not have wide sweeping vistas with _ us. the real west wing does not have wide sweeping vistas with glass - wide sweeping vistas with glass windows. it's a very cramped, old government building. the west wing is. and there is such a high currency on having an office there that the offices are very small, very cramped. the first time i visited i went into someone's office and it had been fdr was dog kennel. it's... and it had been fdr was dog kennel. it's. .. ., ., ., and it had been fdr was dog kennel. it's... ., ., ., ., it's... yeah, he had a little dog. i don't know- _ it's... yeah, he had a little dog. i
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don't know- - _ it's... yeah, he had a little dog. i don't know. . it's— it's... yeah, he had a little dog. i don't know. . it's a _ it's... yeah, he had a little dog. i don't know. . it's a place - it's... yeah, he had a little dog. i don't know. . it's a place where l it's... yeah, he had a little dog. i don't know. . it's a place where ai don't know. . it's a place where a lot of— don't know. . it's a place where a lot of work— don't know. . it's a place where a lot of work is _ don't know. . it's a place where a lot of work is getting done. and where _ lot of work is getting done. and where there are a lot of private conversations.— where there are a lot of private conversations. that's probably the bi . . est conversations. that's probably the biggest difference _ conversations. that's probably the biggest difference between - conversations. that's probably the biggest difference between our . conversations. that's probably the | biggest difference between our set which had to be visually interesting. so we sort of faked it that. �* ., ., interesting. so we sort of faked it that. i, ., ,., interesting. so we sort of faked it that. ., ., .,~t that. both of you campaigned to make this day happen- _ that. both of you campaigned to make this day happen. richard, _ that. both of you campaigned to make this day happen. richard, what - that. both of you campaigned to make this day happen. richard, what were l this day happen. richard, what were you thinking when you watch it the inauguration?— you thinking when you watch it the inauguration? well, i've known joe biden, inauguration? well, i've known joe biden. i've — inauguration? well, i've known joe biden, i've known _ inauguration? well, i've known joe biden, i've known him _ inauguration? well, i've known joe biden, i've known him since - inauguration? well, i've known joe biden, i've known him since 2004| inauguration? well, i've known joe| biden, i've known him since 20041 biden, i've known him since 2004 i can't _ biden, i've known him since zooa i can't paint— biden, i've known him since 2004 i can't paint with him in the 06208 and had _ can't paint with him in the 06208 and had become friends with them. so i was extraordinarily proud and happy— i was extraordinarily proud and happy for— i was extraordinarily proud and happy for him. he's had a long, long journey, _ happy for him. he's had a long, long journey, as— happy for him. he's had a long, long journey, as you know. but i wasjust very touched — journey, as you know. but i wasjust very touched by his genuineness, his intimacy— very touched by his genuineness, his intimacy with the people, the americans that he was speaking to in the world _ americans that he was speaking to in the world. his kindness, his empathy
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and after— the world. his kindness, his empathy and after the four barbaric years of czarist _ and after the four barbaric years of czarist russian rule in our country to feel_ czarist russian rule in our country to feel warmth from our president, a sense _ to feel warmth from our president, a sense that _ to feel warmth from our president, a sense that he wants to hear from us and that— sense that he wants to hear from us and that he — sense that he wants to hear from us and that he is going to work hard to leave _ and that he is going to work hard to leave the _ and that he is going to work hard to leave the world a better place than when _ leave the world a better place than when he _ leave the world a better place than when he found it, it's all very, very— when he found it, it's all very, very relieving. an extraordinarily happy— very relieving. an extraordinarily happy to— very relieving. an extraordinarily happy to feel that again. there's a slight _ happy to feel that again. there's a slight chance i think someone said earlier— slight chance i think someone said earlier today, to get back to the miracle — earlier today, to get back to the miracle of— earlier today, to get back to the miracle of normalcy. and if anyone can bring _ miracle of normalcy. and if anyone can bring us— miracle of normalcy. and if anyone can bring us back it'sjoe biden. somebody— can bring us back it'sjoe biden. somebody said to be today gosh may be the world would even become boring and perhaps that's not such a bad thing. richard, i know that you had covid. and you had it while you are out working in canada. what was it like having covid in canada compared to what you've heard about suffering from covid here in the united states?—
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suffering from covid here in the united states? . ., , ., , united states? what comes to mind is national healthcare. _ united states? what comes to mind is national healthcare. so _ united states? what comes to mind is national healthcare. so i _ united states? what comes to mind is national healthcare. so i didn't - national healthcare. so i didn't leave _ national healthcare. so i didn't leave with a catastrophic bill had i had this— leave with a catastrophic bill had i had this in— leave with a catastrophic bill had i had this in los angeles. a 6—figure bill leaving — had this in los angeles. a 6—figure bill leaving the hospital after six days _ bill leaving the hospital after six days but — bill leaving the hospital after six days. but there, the care was fantastic— days. but there, the care was fantastic at vancouver general hospital— fantastic at vancouver general hospital for them and they were not overwhelmed. because vancouver had not been _ overwhelmed. because vancouver had not been hit _ overwhelmed. because vancouver had not been hit hard yet. they've since been _ not been hit hard yet. they've since been hit _ not been hit hard yet. they've since been hit a _ not been hit hard yet. they've since been hit a little bit harder and they— been hit a little bit harder and they had — been hit a little bit harder and they had to expand their covid ward space _ they had to expand their covid ward space but — they had to expand their covid ward space. but it was a very scary experience — space. but it was a very scary experience to have to go to the hospital — experience to have to go to the hospital i_ experience to have to go to the hospital. i didn't want to go. they wanted _ hospital. ididn't want to go. they wanted to— hospital. i didn't want to go. they wanted to put me on a ventilator and into the _ wanted to put me on a ventilator and into the ic0~ — wanted to put me on a ventilator and into the ico. i thought i would not -et into the ico. i thought i would not get out _ into the ico. i thought i would not get out of— into the ico. i thought i would not get out of there alive. sol into the ico. i thought i would not get out of there alive. so i would let them — get out of there alive. so i would let them do that. and i was very lucky— let them do that. and i was very lucky to— let them do that. and i was very lucky to be — let them do that. and i was very lucky to be able to recover. and i'm thankful— lucky to be able to recover. and i'm thankful to— lucky to be able to recover. and i'm thankful to the help that i was offered — thankful to the help that i was offered at the hospital here. we are lad to see offered at the hospital here. we are glad to see you _ offered at the hospital here. we are glad to see you are _ offered at the hospital here. we are glad to see you are looking - offered at the hospital here. we are glad to see you are looking well. . glad to see you are looking well. bradley, by the end of west wing, and i can't exactly remember which
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series attend, you become chief of staff. what's your advice tojoe biden said incoming of staff? lode biden said incoming of staff? - happen to know ron. ron is one of the most brilliant, capable human beings who has served in the government in my lifetime. there is nothing he can learn from me. today was really emotional. i was listening to megyn kelly and there is a kind of a both sides is of these republican policies are kind of normal. every time at the end of the republican administration fewer human beings in the united states have healthcare. the planet is left in worst shape and the economy is in a shambles. whatjust came out of...
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and the deficit is always higher. {lilli and the deficit is always higher. (gilt yeah, and the deficit is always higher. yeah, oh and the deficit is always higher. ©"i yeah, oh yeah, they exploded a hole in the deficit. this is a human being who really needs to come at this guy is a racist. that was how he came to power in the republican party, as awful as trump is and was, at the republican party as a party that exists only because they try to suppress the votes of people of color. they challenged the states where african—americans showed up. this date would not have happened without stacy abrams. i this date would not have happened without stacy abrams.— this date would not have happened without stacy abrams. i want to hold the republican _ without stacy abrams. i want to hold the republican party— without stacy abrams. i want to hold the republican party accountable. i the republican party accountable. very briefly and of course it will be a try in the senate at some point after president trump has been an beach or a second time. there will beach or a second time. there will be a trial in the senate. every wants to know can you not give us
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the west wing again, can you do want more series, please? i the west wing again, can you do want more series, please?— more series, please? i want to speak for richard, — more series, please? i want to speak for richard, i — more series, please? i want to speak for richard, i think— more series, please? i want to speak for richard, i think we _ more series, please? i want to speak for richard, i think we would, - more series, please? i want to speak for richard, i think we would, i i for richard, i think we would, i don't think aaron really wants to. it was a wonderful experience. and we don't want to risk tarnishing it with anything less i think is the fair answer. but with anything less i think is the fair answer.— with anything less i think is the fair answer. �* ,., ., , fair answer. but we both do it. very ve hard fair answer. but we both do it. very very hard to — fair answer. but we both do it. very very hard to match _ fair answer. but we both do it. very very hard to match that _ fair answer. but we both do it. very very hard to match that magic, i fair answer. but we both do it. very very hard to match that magic, the | very hard to match that magic, the perfect _ very hard to match that magic, the perfect storm of magic that we hit. without _ perfect storm of magic that we hit. without even knowing that we were hitting _ without even knowing that we were hitting him. and to try to replicate that, _ hitting him. and to try to replicate that, especially since we are all kinda _ that, especially since we are all kinda bent over and gray now is a tall task~ — kinda bent over and gray now is a tall task. it�*s kinda bent over and gray now is a tall task. �* , ., ., ., . tall task. it's a tall order. well, i had to tall task. it's a tall order. well, i had to ask- — tall task. it's a tall order. well, i had to ask. richard _ tall task. it's a tall order. well, i had to ask. richard schiff, i i had to ask. richard schiff, bradley whitford thank you very much. it was worth it and ask but i fear the answer is no. thanks very much forjoining the program. before we go let's take a quick look back at one of today's historic moments. there president and first lady, they
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are now settling into the white house. their official residence and this wasjoe biden and doctorjill biden as they made the walk up the driveway in the white house for the first time as the hello. a6th president. storm kristof will eventually be clearing out of the next day and a half or so. for the time being we sort of the ember weather warning in force. texas into the first part of thursday morning. further falls of rain across the midlands in northern england. logs of flood warnings here and also across wales. some pretty nasty conditions out and about. for the north" by that wanting to take us into thursday morning for some heavy snow across southern scotland as much as 30 cm over high ground. some atrocious traveling condition. might even find some snow across parts of northern england to start the day as well. into thursday we will continue to see snow. the strong winds and blizzards across the high grounds of
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scotland was up towards the coast it's more likely that rain will fall. that in itself could cause problems with some localized flooding building in. perhaps part of aberdeenshire. further south wintry showers blowing in finally the rain is beginning to ease off across northern england and the midlands. of course, all that rain still has to flow into the richer catchments. we could still see flooding problems long after the rain stops falling put up for friday we've got a northwesterly wind setting up. that's going to be a cold wind. some frost and ice patches to start the day. most of us will see sunshine. there will be sure abound as well. most frequent across went areas with obsolete and snow mixed in with those the showers southward affecting wales perhaps parts of southern england to for the temperatures struggling across the north of the uk three or four celsius with some of those chilly winds around for the temperatures struggling across the north of the uk three or four celsius with some of those chilly winds around wasn't that cold wind will be a feature of the weather as we head into it this
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weekend. with a. the morning started cold and frosty for some however. talking about uncertainty across the uk this time yesterday nothings really change that much with that we still have this boundary between the cold in the warm air force up and these ripples along that boundary instability if you'd like. when we get those ripples coming underneath the jet stream which we have around about our shores at the moment they can develop these ripples quite weakly into areas of low pressure. some of those lows are going into france. some models in the south of the uk. a lot of uncertainty about the uk. a lot of uncertainty about the leather in the south this weekend for some to say if we do see low pressure to or not we could have some rain and perhaps a bit of snow as well. but the weather certainly more certain across these northern areas of the uk. it's cold, sunny and we will see those wintry showers packing in. temperatures for most areas a little bit below average was up areas a little bit below average was up two or three degrees for scotland for that may be four or five for the
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bulk of england and wales. it's still got zones of uncertainty on sunday. could have showers and perhaps even something a little bit more organized across the south of the uk. maybe also some trafficking bringing more organize showers across scotland and northern ireland. again more likely to be wintry as the air is a bit colder for these areas. temperatures at best three or a degrees after the cold frosty and icy start to the day. into the following week it looks like the weather pattern stays pretty unsettled. see further flooding issues given how wet the weather has been. cold air still across the northeast of the uk. systems are likely to still bring the threat of a bit of snow particularly across northeastern areas. that's your latest weather, bye—bye.
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