tv France 24 Inauguration Coverage CSPAN January 21, 2017 7:32am-8:01am EST
president but bureaucrats, thousands of's and regulations with the force of law and they don't think much of ordinary americans. >> benjamin ginsberg, professor of political science and chair of government study that john top and university talks about his book what washington gets wrong. the an elected officials who actually run government and deceptions about the american people. >> we elect congress, it makes the law, the president executes the law, the courts review the laws but that is not exactly how the system works. not sure what we think of as the law consists of will that regulations written by bureaucratic agencies by bureaucrats who are not elected by anyone, lost for decades. >> sunday on c-span's qa day.
>> now i look at how foreign news outlets covered donald -- donald trump's inauguration. this is a 30 minute newscast from france 24. >> joining me in studio is a political and legal specialist. how do you think today's events come of the inauguration of donald trump is ruled by the ruling class in france? >> i have no idea what is in mind but it is true to me it is disappointing because i was expecting two things in the speech, one would show himself to be somewhat presidential and this is not the case, and he would adopt another tone. this is like another campaign speech because he's on the attack against washington, the
establishment, the elite and when he started being more optimistic, we are going to create jobs, this is just promises, nowhere does it explain how he is going to do it. i don't know what french politicians are thinking about that. to me it is disappointing in too early to hope for anything but with the list of nominations to the cabinet, a special advisor who the son-in-law, we can expect that he will listen to them more than members of the cabinet who are more middle-of-the-road, those of us who listen to as watched the hearings, even rex tillerson appears middle-of-the-road when he says russia is them enemy, no way we will leave nato or trade
agreements. the idea, probably going to decide in that small circle in the white house which is a trend of american presidencies, the real power is inside the white house. >> the vice chancellor of germany, we expect this to be a rough ride, europe's number one economy with trump. never really got off to a good start with donald trump, even if we cast our minds back several months. >> during the campaign françois hollande was critical, when we were listening to the speech by to reset may, trump said terrible things about europe and the chancellor has to say we can
manage, and a special relationship, difficult for europeans. could be a good news. them europeans realize that last, they will do things about common -- >> what we heard there, that interview that donald trump gave, almost seemed to be winning the implosion of the european union. and hoping for such an outcome. >> i don't remember hearing the president using these words to describe europe and he was critical about angela merkel's policy on syrian refugees, used the word catastrophic to
describe his policies. talking about europe there is a lot of nervousness on this side of the atlantic but in canada where i live, justin trudeau, criticized donald trump forcefully during the campaign because we don't know what donald trump might do on trade. this is an important issue for europe as well but in canada we have a trade deal with mexico and the united states called nafta and donald trump wants to destroy nafta lately, anything you never heard on the part of a presidential candidate. people are getting dressed on this side of the atlantic, everywhere in the world, the big question, you asked a very good question, who is going to lead within the administration? we still don't know. many cabinet members will be
inexperienced, the secretary of state nominated by donald trump, has no governmental experience, just like president trump but always the same question to a new president getting to the white house, who is going to lead? you still don't know. when you read the book the art of the deal published at the end of 1980 you learn about the character, he says i listen to people around me but made a decision by instinct. really confident in himself, we don't know who he is going to listen to. he is already fighting the cia, controversy about so-called behavior in a hotel in russia. he is going to be interesting to see how he leads and manages the
decisionmaking process in the white house. >> to the issue of canada, some more american perspective, michael johns, cofounder of the the party from washington. let me start by asking you, george hw bush, the president, you are an extremely qualified person, the tone and content of president trump's inaugural speech. >> it is solid and exceptional. not overly complex, eliminated all the promises in the campaign, shows he is serious,
common themes for unification. and contested primaries, it is crucially important. did he explain what he wants to do for the country, did he call for unification, unity and provide healing. all in all -- >> do you think he was strong on how is he going to do those things? that is the criticism from one of the guests here. >> the president of the united states is two speeches given routinely and regularly, when is the inaugural, every four years and the state of the union in january, the state of the union usually is vastly more specific from the standpoint of policy.
in this case, there is specificity, made it clear to secure the border, immigration and trade policies will be restructured, made it clear isis, he used the word destroyed or decimated, strongest word about islamic terrorism in a long time, certainly first time we heard that from any president since bush. he was very clear about the idea and promise of getting americans back to work and getting our economy growing. you are right, wasn't a specific call to action on a legislative item, no one will accept that. >> being such a washington insider you get the impression trump has to reinvent himself, gone from being the
anti-establishment, anti-elite mouthpiece for the last few months but now that he is the establishment, the president of the united states, he is not going to be out there criticizing the status quo, criticizing the powers that be, does that mean he has to change his language. will be here a different vocabulary and language being used by donald trump? >> there is a tight wire he is required to walk, keeping people behind him. this was a victory for the people over washington. the complete disconnect between a city that has become a business and the american people which never had any connectivity to it. as you correctly point out, he is going to have to govern.
governing drill down to a lot of specificity and relationships and political alliances, the complexity of governing is a few steps up the ladder from campaigning and right out of the gate monday morning, showing up to work, a very partisan city with different visions, the role our country should play in the world and the direction the country should be moving in its policies. >> do you think president trump has the full weight of the republican party behind him. >> he won the nomination over the parties objections and positioned to redefine what the republican party is. quite honestly in my judgment,
he is a hugely constructive force for the republican party. had we put forward another nominee as he did in 2008 or 2012, perceived to be another member of the establishment he or she would have lost and the republican party would be in the wilderness for a long time. what trump has done is redefine what the republican is and means, a party of the people again and done more than anyone to reach out to our diverse nation across ethnic and other barriers that have been erected. clearly governed both bodies of the legislature and the white house. >> michael johns, cofounder of tea party, thank you very much indeed. let's get a look now at the economic policies we might expect from the 40th president the best 45th president of the
united states. what do we know at this stage about what economic plans donald trump has? >> based on the campaign and what he said since the election, he wants to be the greatest job creator god has ever seen. the main way to do that is a trillion dollars via tax credits for private investors, $137 billion in tax credits directed towards infrastructure which he mentions, roads, bridges, tunnels and airports. another is protectionism to renegotiate trade deals and first of all north american free-trade agreement with mexico, and the terrorist products, to produce things in
the united states. and the fiscal revolution, lowering income tax and corporate tax rates, and deregulation in the next few days with executive orders in sectors of the environment, housing or the banking sector. and he can reach 4% growth on a date on this. the last time the us has seen growth in gdp. >> a grand ambition, the word on wall street, notable obstacles
along the way. and ambitious goals. doing pretty well. pretty decently. and controls on immigration, that will bring up prices and lead to a stronger dollar, pretty strong right now. stagnation for us reduction. and republican establishment, can intervene if they find some of his initiatives too expensive. the federal debt stands at 4.8%.
>> thanks for that. >> let's check in with jessica on the street in the city's center where protests take place, when we spoke a few minutes ago there was a chaotic scene, a lot of noise, have things calmed down. >> thankfully things of calm down where i am, there is a standoff going down, quite heavily, riot police blocking these protesters, take a look around, quite a lot of
protesters on this side. and there was a lot of unrest here, grenades police throw make a large bank. protesters earlier on, helicopter flying overhead, it looks like things have calmed down, reports that 95 people have been arrested. i saw one person, trying to smash of the police car, and rushed in on him, tackled him to the ground, quite dramatic. there were police on horses, it
is unnecessary to me. and almost riling up the protesters. a standoff in dc today. >> very well prepared police officers. what do you talk to people out there, a profile in dc, to what extent, make their voice heard with regard -- to cause trouble. >> and majority of protesters on the streets are genuinely worried about what is happening,
and a lot of black lives matter people out here today. they are concerned that -- they are worried what is happening right now. they have genuine concerns, they are a minority. i have seen -- with true issues. >> thank you very much. central washington dc. >> the political forum, thank you for joining us. do you see both protests dying down, or a feature of the trump
presidency. >> the protesters, a certain mindset that may lead to protests continuing. they don't have anything specific to protest, fears about human rights stuff, can't be evidenced by anything donald trump said recently. >> the implication, loose group of individuals not necessarily rallying behind one particular issue. >> preemptive fear. if you listen to his inaugural message he repeated it several times, the president of everyone, and made references to blacks, browns and whites having worked together.
his message is very nationalistic, america first, but going to great lengths to say it includes all citizens. >> the voice and the tone of donald trump was markedly different from donald trump on the campaign trail. >> it wasn't very different but wanting to stress unity is working together. traditional inaugural speech had elements of the campaign message, very strong anti-washington elements. we you can see a bit of donald trump that remains even as president. >> the outgoing president barack obama, that is something we
never would have heard. >>'s initial speech, if you recall, when he accepted the victory on campaign night was magnanimous. he goes down that route and is doing that. >> very much more optimistic than he was before, talking about the future a little more, less about what barack obama had done. this was not the time to do that at this point, not the kind of speech where you criticize your predecessor or hillary clinton but at a speech he gave during the republican convention people were talking about this speech saying it didn't fit the national optimism you hear all the time in presidential speeches or presidential candidates, he was talking about all things that are going bad, that are wrong about america but
today was very different. he was still talking about the same issues in a much more optimistic way. he had the same slogan is ronald reagan on the campaign trail, make america great again but emphasizing the idea that america was bad, everything was bad with this country, the economy, foreign policy and things. even during the transition, criticizing democrats, criticizing hillary clinton's views but now it seems may be he will talk about what he will do in the future to make america great again. we didn't get a lot of detail how he would reach his goals but i thought it was more optimistic than what i heard before. >> let's bring in herbert, standing by in washington. just with what is going on in
central dc, it is a tale of two cities. these angry teens, do you get the impression that this sets the tone for what the trump presidency is going to look like? >> we are coming into this presidency with a polarized divided nation, that is not a secret, that is not breaking news and no indication that that division has an instant remedy, that big chasm will suddenly be bridged. to the contrary there are arguments to be made that at least from the inaugural address and some of the remarks donald trump made in the days and weeks leading up to the presidency, in his press conference or in the remarks we heard from his cabinet picks at the confirmation hearing and even in remarks he made at the inaugural