Typo on the official inauguration poster.
OK, so this isn’t dangerous or anything. But as a writer, I find it offensive. JMO.
Yes, All This Happened. Trump’s First 2 Weeks As President
– Jessica Taylor
President Trump’s first two weeks in office have been a sprint, not the start of a marathon. If the rapid pace and, sometimes, hourly developments of executive orders, news, controversies and more have left you exhausted, you’re not alone. If you’re finding it hard to remember just everything that’s transpired too, we’re here for that, too.
Here’s a quick recap of the highlights — and lowlights — of the first 14 days of Trump’s nascent presidency.
Dear World, From America
An article by John Pavlovitz
We felt we needed to say something while saying something is still allowed.
We know many of you have lived under malevolent, unhinged Dictators before, but this is new for us. For its history our nation has been led by men who, despite their varying flaws and deficiencies, some of which were quite disturbing—were by and large, normal human beings. Whatever darkness in them, they had at the very least, a baseline of humanity and decency that more often than not insured rational behavior.
This man is not normal.
He is unstable, malignant, devoid of integrity—and he does not speak for us.
“White House Pushes ‘Alternative Facts.’ Here Are the Real Ones”
– NICHOLAS FANDOS (NY Times)
Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday that the White House had put forth “alternative facts” to ones reported by the news media about the size of Mr. Trump’s inauguration crowd.
She made this assertion — which quickly went viral on social media — a day after Mr. Trump and Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, had accused the news media of reporting falsehoods about the inauguration and Mr. Trump’s relationship with the intelligence agencies.
In leveling this attack, the president and Mr. Spicer made a series of false statements.
President Trump's administration is pushing “alternative facts.” Here are real facts about the inaugural crowd. https://t.co/QKfLILfF3o
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 24, 2017
Trump administration seeks to muzzle U.S. agency employees
– Valerie Volcovici and P.J. Huffstutter (Reuters)
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has moved since he took office last week to curb the flow of information from several government agencies involved in environmental issues, in actions that may have been designed to discourage dissenting views.
Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have seen directives from the newly minted leadership seeking to limit how they communicate to the public, according to multiple sources.
— The Hill (@thehill) January 25, 2017
Between 3 million and 5 million illegal votes caused him to lose the popular vote
-Donald Trump (not exact quote)
Meeting with congressional leaders
Days after being sworn in, President Trump insisted to congressional leaders invited to a reception at the White House that he would have won the popular vote had it not been for millions of illegal votes, according to people familiar with the meeting.
Trump has repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that widespread voter fraud caused him to lose the popular vote to Hillary Clinton, even while he clinched the presidency with an electoral college victory.
Despite no evidence,Trump tells congressional leaders that millions of illegal ballots cost him the popular vote https://t.co/xcuWzsTmYI
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 24, 2017
The Trump Administration’s First 100 Lies Aren’t Accidents But a Deliberate Counter-Reality. The harder the 45th President and his team insist on “alternate facts,” the harder objective reality pushes back.
– MICHAEL TOMASKY
The Trump era started out more creepily than I could have imagined.
From the dystopian inaugural address to that Sean Spicer catastrophe to the Kellyanne Conway “alternate facts” fiasco to the President’s Nero-esque performance at the CIA to Donald Trump’s own lies about the size of his… inaugural crowds and weather, it was a lot scarier than I thought it would be.
What did I expect? I didn’t expect much. But I didn’t expect this. These were not, to use a commonly employed euphemism of mainstream journalism, the “missteps” of a green new administration. These were deliberate acts that fell into two categories.
— Michael Tomasky (@mtomasky) January 24, 2017
The new president made 36 promises about his first day, but kept only two of them.
– Ryan Koronowski – Research Director at ThinkProgress
Before being inaugurated president on Friday, Donald Trump promised many things (663, to be exact). Many of those promises are things he said would be done on his first day in office. According to a ThinkProgress analysis of Trump’s public statements, 36 of them, he said, would be done or start on his first day.
Now, 24 hours after Trump took the Oath of Office, he can safely say he kept two of those promises, and broke or ignored 34.
3. Why isn't it a bigger deal that Trump promised to do 36 things on his first day and actually did 2 https://t.co/SJ2vYxjrUi
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 23, 2017
…paid great respect to the wall
Trump’s Twitter post referring to an address he gave at CIA Headquarters in front of the Memorial Wall.
Watch for yourself and see. In front of those stars that memorialize people who gave their lives for their country, he ranted about the media, the size of crowds, ratings, it’s about him, it always always always has to be about him.
Is self-aggrandizement respectful behavior?
Had a great meeting at CIA Headquarters yesterday, packed house, paid great respect to Wall, long standing ovations, amazing people. WIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017
This was the largest crowd to ever witness an inauguration. Period.”
White House Press Conference
trumpalternativefacts.com website post author’s thoughts:
President Trump used his first full day in office on Saturday to unleash a remarkably bitter attack on the news media, falsely accusing journalists of both inventing a rift between him and intelligence agencies and deliberately understating the size of his inauguration crowd.
In a visit to the Central Intelligence Agency intended to showcase his support for the intelligence community, Mr. Trump ignored his own repeated public statements criticizing the intelligence community, a group he compared to Nazis just over a week ago.
He also called journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth,” and he said that up to 1.5 million people had attended his inauguration, a claim that photographs disproved.
Later, at the White House, he dispatched Sean Spicer, the press secretary, to the briefing room in the West Wing, where Mr. Spicer scolded reporters and made a series of false statements.