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going to do everything is going to launch from berlin the sun certainly wouldn't last till christmas but u.s. president donald trump is still there a year after taking office will review the president's troubling times and look ahead to the year to come also on the show america will need snuff in paris leaders are looking for a show of unity but events back home in germany this weekend could mark the beginning of the end along their golden era. and turkey fryers on cornish
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militias in syria with tanks and troops ready to roll or his defense minister says the shelling is part of a planned invasion. from sarah harman welcome to the show it's good to have you with us saturday marks the first anniversary of donald trump's inauguration as forty fifth president of the united states well some said he wouldn't last till christmas but with the economy booming and his health reportedly good president is holding steady is unpredictable nature however has had his supporters cheering and his opponents cringing here's a look back and eventful year. it was an audacious first week in office. immigration had been a central tenet of candidate trump's campaign within days of his inauguration president issued the first of what became known as muslim bands his supporters
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welcomed the move but thousands of people turned out at airports across the country to protest the executive order legal challenges against the travel ban came almost immediately even after trump signed a second and then a third ban later in the year courts prevented them from going fully into effect the supreme court will ultimately decide their fate this year. shortly after the election the number of illegal crossings at the u.s. mexican border hit an all time low according to u.s. border officials throughout the year the government stepped up raids and arrests of suspected undocumented persons in the u.s. . the wall on the u.s. mexican border that trump promised is now part of some key immigration negotiations in washington. one clear triumph for trump was the ascension of neil course to the supreme court for many conservatives this was an affirmation of why they voted for
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trump course it is an arch conservative jurist at just forty nine years old and with a lifetime appointment he is likely to shape a good portion of american law moving forward. trims only legislative success so far has been his tax bill with an estimated one point five trillion dollars in tax cuts it advances several conservative republican objectives like slashing corporate taxes and in particular lowering the rate for the richest americans he signed the bill into law even though the american public largely disapproved. the president also fulfilled a key campaign promise when he announced he'd withdraw the u.s. from the paris climate agreement over the objections of many of his advisors the u.s. is now the only country in the world. that is not signed the accord. building on strategies the obama administration put in place trump ups the numbers of u.s. troops in iraq and syria ultimately helping to defeat the so-called islamic state
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the prime minister of iraq declared victory over i asked last month. and the u.s. economy has remained strong under trump u.s. stock markets have reached record highs and unemployment is at a seventeen year low over the president's behavior has been a daily flash point and many people still feel left behind in the economy mainstream conservatives have a lot to be happy about. and want to hear it has been joyous about the r. is a political consultant and strategist who worked on obama's first campaign joyous wow what a roller coaster ride we and the entire country have been on really that piece is a comprehensive review some of the ha is the lows one thing you didn't touch on though is the overwintering in trump's inner circle i mean when you look at these pictures flynn is gone spicer is gone premisses gone the list goes on do you expect this trend of sort of quick overturn through cabinet officials to continue i mean
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if it continues at this rate and at this pace there's almost nobody left if we just advance for another six months so again this has been a credible terminus year for trump and for his team i mean we see steve benen over there and just some last couple of weeks in the in the fire and fury book there's been some very explicit things that steve bannon said about trump so a lot of infighting a lot of palace intrigue and trump of course has to figure out how he gets this team together and pulling together in order to actually have more legislative accomplishments because frankly this first year has been a lot of controversy but very little to show for let's talk about polling trump has low approval ratings depending on the week it's generally around forty percent when you look ahead to the midterm elections do you think republicans should be concerned about their seats so midterm elect. as of course no general elections i mean turnout is entirely different but i think if we just take the special elections that have been taking place throughout this year the momentum and the excitement is on the democratic side so we've seen state elections and senate
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elections and alabama where democrats have absolutely no business of winning so a lot of people are showing up in those midterm elections which might be an indicator that democrats have the momentum in order to take back congress when it comes to the november elections do you think the republicans would hold trump to account if that happened if they lost a significant number of seats in midterm elections or do you think they're determined to work together no matter what i mean if we don't look too far ahead but look back on this first year republicans have fallen lockstep everything shall pass so i mean you can say chuck has done some things that have at least been out of the ordinary but paul ryan mitch mcconnell republicans in congress have not hold combo i mean there has been absolutely no limits on charm they have pretty much done whatever he says so i'm looking at republicans to take more responsibility and actually be a check and balance also on trump but again republicans are pretty much in lockstep with trump and i don't see a change in the near future. people didn't expect trump to be elected generally
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a lot of people didn't think he would last year can we expect him to last the term i mean after last year i think a lot of us should get out of the prediction business and not a membership but i will say there's so many questions the investigation of. the f.b.i. we don't see what's happening there yet but that's probably going to come let's take the word of steve benen his former chief strategist who gives him a thirty percent chance to finish out his term so let's see where that is going thirty percent is not nothing should certainly not show he's been alarmed as a political strategist thanks for being with us thank you dana. welcome to business news and funny for char it's d. economy stupid that was holbrooke clinton won the us presidency in one thousand nine hundred ninety two not knowing that it's him donald trump who were drawn on the very same idea over two decades later against his wife hillary but trump didn't
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only run he also won one year into his presidency let's have a look at how trump performed what is good for business as he said he would be well he quickly created some top jobs for sure in his administration one of them went to rex tillerson the former c.e.o. of exxon mobil became secretary of state and just weeks ago president trump opened up formerly protected waters along the east and west coast for drowning big business for be what lets it take you to wall street right now to un school to standing by for us yes as we're looking back on a bit here of donald trump his first decision about drilling was this exactly what the oil industry was waiting for. well i mean first of all rex tillerson the secretary of state he had those saying and if it comes to the decision to open up the coast here in the u.s.
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on the pacific and on the atlantic side this is not a final decision yet so we have to wait and see but there is no question about it that this government is doing everything what seems to be good for the industry and this year make sure the u.s. might pump more oil then saudi arabia so it could be a push for the oil industry over here here in the united states and just please stand by as well looking at some other business friendly activities donald trump of the trump administration also on trump's team stephen mentioned the treasury secretary who used to work for goldman sachs his former employer and all the wall street banks celebrated early on and president trump eased regulations on investment banks but they also had to take more major write offs recently recently to that tax reform of the u.s. president donald trump and going back to school to wall street it would be the
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banks who are benefiting the most from that tax reform yes. it's tough to say if they will profit the most but to a certain degree it's a double whammy for is a financial industry on one side of the big banks for example they will profit in their mid and long term from your corporate takes rate and then on the other side we also might see less regulation when it comes to the financial industry for now we have see a lot of billion dollar write offs of the big financial institutions but in the mid and long term banks should profit like other industries here in the u.s. as well as we will be just back in just a moment looking at the technology sector here one of trump's earliest business meetings was with exactitude from silicon valley top executives from microsoft google and amazon we are in attendance as well as apple c.e.o. tim cook pleading for easier integration rules for specialized course alcoa just
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announced that the company will patching a quarter trillion dollars in cash stashed abroad it will also build a new campus promising to create twenty thousand new jumps and going back to the wall street again yes sounds rather good sounds rather positive if you look back at twenty seventeen. here is it really that rosy is that also your report card that you would give donald trump. wall street is happy and the stock market here in the us again about seven trillion dollars in value a since inauguration day about a year ago and overall the economic picture does look rather brighter the unemployment rate is at the lowest level in about seventeen years of the industrial sector is doing better but also that does come at
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a price right i mean it was that when we talk about the tax reform we will see less tax revenue for the next ten years and the amount of almost one point five trillion dollars so we will have to see in the long term if this president presidency is really that coach for the u.s. economy in the long term. and go to new york thank you so much for all your reporting and you're staying on that story donald trump one year into his presidency a lot has changed not only in the u.s. as you can take stock of trump's first year in the white house take you to cuba where tourism from america boomed after barack obama nuisance travel restrictions but don't trump has tightened them again and this is what it means. the man overlooking revolution square is a legend che guevara the man on the harley is his son and this to give our eyes the owner of that put it was a tourist and he's showing tourists across his guests love it the business took off
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after then president barack obama lifted a longstanding travel ban for americans. the first years of a very good there was an opening and an increase in tourism and that helped us but today relations are more closed the world has become more complicated conditions are worse and tourism has dropped a bit. got a bit if you got it. in fact tourism has not dropped twenty seventeen was a record year for cuba tourism is up including from the u.s. but under new regulations put in place by the trump administration all u.s. travelers to take place in an organized tour groups that's bad news for some small providers. at last daljit car cuba tourists can rent the classic cars of ana is famous for the owner has an idea about why u.s. tourists are facing tighter rules again. but when americans see the reality of
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cuban life when the hear the testimonies of cuban businessmen from the private sector they realize that everything they have been told are lies. tighter regulations are not american tourists still flock to the island with some small businesses won't benefit from their visit until after the trump yours. right here turning from cuba to some challenges in germany and michael make sarah that's right thank you any chance or on america's political fate could be decided this week and not by the voters or even by our own party but by her potential coalition partners on sunday the leader of the social democrats marching scholtz trying to convince a special party conference to back its leadership decision to enter a coalition and her conservatives formally go she can only begin if the conference vote yes but the as the is the lead with particular resistance from the youth wing
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and no go would mean either a minority government or fresh elections marching scholtz has been speaking about the importance of sunday's vote. we are concentrating on reaching a majority of the party congress on sunday in favor of the decision to enter into talks aimed at finding a coalition deal that is my task to get a majority others are trying to get a majority for their positions that is hala democratic party works up. meanwhile chancellor merkel's been in paris to meet french president and. they're trying to hammer out a series of reforms to the eurozone across on is going to see change he wants a separate budget and a single finance minister for the eurozone but merkel's not so sure. over the last weeks and months and manuel mccollum has been left waiting he's eager to push on with grand plans for europe but his key partner the german chancellor has been
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busy with other things she's been struggling to form a new government tome. inevitably those struggles were a major issue when the two leaders face the press. machall said she was optimistic she would soon reach a coalition with germany social democrats and i can see substantial areas of agreement notably regarding our european ambitions and i'm convinced that for that we need a stable government. cannot be realized alone and i've already said that several times they need to be accompanied by german ambitions. and those ambitions are high that's an e.u. summit last month medical in my cong pledged to draw up proposals for reforming the euro zone mccall has floated radical ideas a single budget a single finance minister for all member states michael is more hesitant but on the
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wider vision for europe the two say they are agreed. it is a europe that must have a common foreign policy on strategic questions a europe that must create its own common development policy it's a europe of defense and it is a europe that has to be economically strong and as i know what i thought of the starts and was clearly for me the priority is to know where do we want to go i think we share this vision of defending a great to sovereignty a greater unity and a europe of a more democratic character and if we agree on the end goals we can construct the tools to get to. you and equip. for the french president a more integrated europe goes hand in hand with the pro-business policies he hopes will invigorate the economy at home so big plans for the european union but with germany one of the key players of the e.u. not having a new government it's going to be hard for the french president. to put any of
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these plans into action. that was max hoffman reporting earlier from paris here's a look now at some of the other stories that are making news around the world community court has sentenced the man who sold a pistol to the shooter in the city's twenty sixteen mass shooting the man known only as philip k. was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter he's been sentenced seven years in prison he admitted selling the weapon to the eighteen year old gunman who killed nine people before turning the weapon on himself. here in germany clean up work is underway in the wake of the worst storm to hit northern europe in a decade hurricane frederick that killed at least twelve people eight of them in germany insurers here estimate the storm caused some five hundred million euros worth of damage the husband of german journalist mashallah tolu has been rearrested in turkey just weeks after he and his wife were released from pretrial
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detention so our core low is a journalist and activist whose father in law has confirmed he has been taken into custody his wife face charges of belonging to a terrorist organization. turkish forces have started firing on targets across their border with syria the country's defense minister says an operation against a kurdish controlled enclave in syria's frayne region has begun move comes just days after turkey's president. said he would stamp out what he called nests of terror on the border no military intervention puts turkey at all it's with the united states which is backed their kurdish militias in their fight against the so-called islamic state. not even the rain could dampen that spirits. thousands of kurds demonstrated against a possible invasion of turkish troops president at once and once meant that he
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wants to drive kurdish militias i took the syrian enclave brought them onto the streets. and that's all the world needs to hear us and these threats from turkey. who goes over the everyone wants to intimidate us one of the we will kill any attacker who sets foot enough freedom going to. follow. a ranch twenty kilometers further north turkish tanks roll on unperturbed towards the border region of. security that is high media reports say there have been exchanges of gunfire but no one was injured turkey calls kurdish militias in northern syria terrorists. says they are the extended arm of the band k.k. however some kurdish militias are u.s. allies in the fight against the so-called islamic state. who move out of the we are telling the turkish army straight we are ready. well what we are prepared for
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anything and our troops are well equipped to defend our free will be there on. a free night i feel as a military strike that could drag the entire region into a new war. with me in studio now is nasir al hariri he is the chief negotiator for syria's opposition at the upcoming geneva peace talks mr hariri thanks for being with us i understand you're not supposed to speak on after being you're only here to talk about negotiation maybe i can ask you this are you worried that american support for the kurds is going to lead to the partition of syria exactly. one of the most important and. the fuel for syria is the unity of the. two which will be and you know will smith. has their own projects.
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opposition they are they are not also. regime they have their own project they want to establish for the rule is a system that's may lead to the division of syria so now any support for any militia who has a geological road project yana makes us afraid that this might be lead to a kind of division in the future do you support turkey's actions. now i know that the problem is people id your id has a lot of problems with syrians a lot of violations against civilians we saw them when they entered iraq a city when they raised a huge picture of our beloved learn now in their schools they are forced there are huge even under students and one of the schools we have sublist. yani hundreds of thousands of civilians there and there are
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a lot of connection between them and that because he or she will be a way the has also problem with the international community or at least international neighbors for example or iran or others so no i don't see billions to be targeted to harm the civilians within these areas let's talk about some of the attempts to solve the problems the larger problems in syria there's going to be a new round of peace talks starting in geneva in january you'll be a part of that presumably is anything different this time or we just continue renegotiations know there is now a kind of international pressure arranged by the americans and other international players to to push on the russians and to see this is a kind of just explode of realization to see if the russian is able to boots enough leverage and that aegean to come to the negotiation table. and for this
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reason the next round will be only two days and with specific ideas to see if that is g.m. will accept and engage in negotiations or not so i think that this round of negotiations will be different this round will be different for your own part can there be a solution with bashar al assad in syria in power we will not books and every conditions no we are going to implement two two five four and geneva communique as it is literally to achieve their political solution based on that by establishing a transitional governing body with full executable. powers and to form and you can stick to sion that achieve the demands of the syrian people and to do a free and fair election and that the supervision of the united nations according to the has to bring stability so we are discussing achieving total political
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transition without preconditions from anybody so no preconditions but meanwhile while these talks go on a war in year six seven now in the syrian civil war seven. people are are suffering are you concerned that people specifically in eastern gowda have been forgotten by the international you know you minister to the situation is completely and is terrible thought and that is that we have at least two hundred thousand have been disability from the villages and homes of jordan only the last two weeks and we have at least two hundred twenty have been killed the majority of them in the us and two women and children we are pushing for negotiation for the demands for of these people because the suffering with the syrian people because of the continuous tightening of the. dictatorship but it g.m. and the foreign militia who are fighting now that is the millions of syrians have been displaced all of us refugee camps in turkey in lebanon hundreds of thousands
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of syrians are living here in germany do you have any message of hope for them that they'll ever be able to return home if they want to they will return i see that international mission isn't for bush in photo political solution now is slightly different and we are we are doing a lot of business to make double to columbus as could have been to reach that we took a solution that allowed them to return safely to their homes all right nasser hariri who's the chief negotiator for syria's opposition at the upcoming jimmy the peace talks thanks for being with us on to come. all right turning here to something a bit lighter it is day nine of a paragliding world super cup final in colombia and it's been won by michelle rhee the swiss pilot sort of victory today with a six minute lead over as close as challenger competitors battled clouds and missed throughout the race after the day started with a tropical rainstorm siegel's win also sees him claim top spot in the overall world
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cup rankings. our top story here on d.w. saturday more one year since donald trump's inauguration as the forty fifth president of the united states has had his supporters sharing in his opponents cringing but despite trunks ups and downs the economy is booming. thanks will.
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it's only the beginning of this cyber wars human machines starting february first on t w. donald trump is marking one year in office and what a year it has been i'm sara harmon in berlin and this is the day. the morrow will mark exactly one year since i took the oath of.


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