Quotes & links from the past seven days.
A feature that could last for up to eight years
depending on the ratings, er, I mean polls.
Inauguration speech >
Quoting from Bane >
Crowd size comparison >
Climate change, LGBT rights, Spanish language among things removed from White House website >
Women’s March on the Saturday >
A new twitter account >
— President Trump (@POTUS) January 23, 2017
Though he’s not yet done with the old one…
Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn’t these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017
Trump speech to CIA >
Trump could have used the speaking opportunity to heal divisions at CIA Headquarters by instead characterizing the media’s oversight of his fledgling presidency, but instead spent the time childishly denying the serious fact that he’s openly attacked our nation’s intelligence community for investigating his dangerous and compromising ties to Russia.
Spicer using lies to scold the press >
Twitter reacts to the lies as only it can >
— scothawkins (@scothawkins) January 22, 2017
…as does Kelly-Anne Conway…
…and while we have you Kelly, is he going to release his tax returns or not?
“On taxes, answers (& repeated questions) are same from campaign: POTUS is under audit and will not release until that is completed,” tweeted Conway. (Her) tweet contradicted a statement she made on ABC’s “This Week”…
Trump’s official Day One – Monday. Some legislation by men about women… >
Surrounded by men, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday reinstating the “global gag rule,” which bans federal funding for international non-governmental organizations that offer abortions or advocate for the right to an abortion.
And even an actual press conference >
Does the President aim to change the internet as we know it?
Even though he’s actually in the White House now, he’s still not happy that he lost the popular vote >
More executive orders….
Each Friday we’ll feature how a different country is portraying the President, this week, the Dutch John Oliver…
Robert Fisk weighs in on the newly presidency and what it could mean for the Middle East >
Interesting podcast on the implications of Trump’s pick for Education Secretary – it might be a woman but does that make it a good thing for women?
Nancy Hogshead-Makar is a three-time gold-medalist swimmer, sexual assault survivor, and one of the most renowned Title IX attorneys in the US. We speak to her about the importance of defending Title IX and what a Donald Trump presidency could mean for the landmark 1972 legislation.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes examines the President’s obsession with his own image in his first week in an interview with possible 2020 Democratic candidate Cory Booker:
Trump Is Already Betraying the White Working Class, says The New Republic…
And finally, we have what should be our starting point for next week’s post, namely the impending meeting with UK Prime Minister Teresa May…
We’ll be back next Friday at 5pm (Irish time) with Another Week of President Trump. All going well of course. JLP