A feature that could last for up to eight years depending on the ratings, er, I mean polls.
Meeting with Theresa May >
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May held their first joint press conference, a sporadically awkward affair that reminded us just how ill-prepared Trump is for the world stage.
Pence addresses an Anti-Abortion rally >
Steve Bannon tells media to shut up >
Shortly after Steve Bannon, President Trump’s strategic and cultural Svengali, called the American press the “opposition party,” the opposition calmly sat on a Chicago stage and suggested the best path forward.
Trump interview with his Secretary of Butt-Kissing aka Fox News’ Sean Hannity >
HANNITY: …the thing that really stood out to me is you seem to be enjoying yourself and very focused on all the promises you made in the campaign. Is it your intention to keep every promise?
Private email server for Trump senior staff? Really? >
after then-candidate Donald Trump and the Republicans repeatedly called for “locking up” Hillary Clinton for handling government work with a private server while secretary of state, the new White House staff risks repeating the same mistake that dogged the Democrat’s presidential campaign.
Leaks from the White House suggest what El Presidente Naranja is like up close >
…some of his own advisers also privately worry about his penchant for picking unnecessary fights and drifting off message. They talk about taking away his telephone or canceling his Twitter account, only to be dismissed by a president intent on keeping his own outlets to the world.
Christian refugees get special treatment from this president, what a shock >
Trump did not name a reason or offer any evidence about why the agencies that vet refugees, including the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department, would have prioritized Muslim refugees over Christians.
Lawyers are fighting Muslim ban >
This is a country where the law matters and the Constitution endures. And it’s also a country in which hordes of lawyers just showed up at airports to defend detained travelers ensnared under Donald Trump’s lawless and unconstitutional Muslim ban.
Trump takes on the media on Twitter again…the NY Times fights back >
.@realDonaldTrump Fact check: @nytimes subscribers & audience at all-time highs. Supporting independent journalism matters. pic.twitter.com/yzh90y6ih0
— NYTCo Communications (@NYTimesComm) January 28, 2017
Back here in Ireland, pressure mounts on Enda Kenny to cancel Paddy’s Day visit >
“President Trump does not share our values. Indeed, he is openly hostile to them. He and his team have made clear that he is unwilling to hear, or even listen to discordant voices. In that context, the only thing a visit by the Taoiseach to the White House could achieve would be to present Ireland as a supine supporter of Trumpism.” – Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin
On Sunday amid worldwide condemnation of Muslim ban Trump issues a statement >
America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say.
Steve Bannon gets a seat on Security Council >
While it’s not abnormal for presidents to restructure the makeup of their National Security Council, the addition of Bannon, the former publisher of Breitbart News, to the Principals Committee has brought scrutiny over the adviser’s influence in Trump’s inner circle.
NPR interviews a pair of brothers from upstate New York who feel Trump should be “given a chance” >
“I’m sick of people who just stand by. Now that someone’s gone in there and stirred the waters up, boy them Democrats are pissed. They’re trying to come up with every way they can to push him down.”
The brother of that guy from The Naked Gun has some suggestions for the mainstream media >
Suspect in the Quebec City shooting tragedy is a known online troll who supported Trump…>
His online profile and school friendships revealed little interest in extremist politics until last March, when France’s far-right National Front Leader Marine Le Pen visited Quebec City, inspiring Mr. Bissonnette to vocal extreme online activism, according to people who clashed with him starting around this time.
I can understand why the mainstream media are reluctant to tie this incident to Trump, but I do not share their reluctance. They won’t even call it an attack, and it has been a week since it happened yet still no desire to draw conclusions from any investigation. Might I suggest it was “Radical Christian Terror”? >
After a mosque in the small town of Victoria, Texas, burned to the ground last weekend, the local Jewish and Christian communities there have come together to help those affected.
We shouldn’t really get his wife involved I know…but after reading this headline I REALLY want them to follow through on this (remember…she spoke publicly in support of Trump’s “birther” movement) >
An AP investigation last November found Melania Trump lacked proper work visas when she was employed as a model after arriving in the U.S. from her native Slovenia more than two decades ago.
Now we know what happens if you resist the Trump administration from within – you get treated like a failed contestant on The Apprentice >
Spicer’s statement said Yates had “betrayed the Department of Justice” by refusing to defend Trump’s order. The statement added that Yates, a career prosecutor whom Trump named as acting attorney general, is “weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.”
A tweet from August 2013 is shared by the fascinating account @roguePOTUSstaff (whether it’s legitimate or not)….it’s almost like he knew something we didn’t! >
Be prepared, there is a small chance that our horrendous leadership could unknowingly lead us into World War III.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2013
The EU weighs in on the President >
In vivid language that reflects deep concern in Europe at the new U.S. president’s support for Brexit, as well as his ban on refugees and people from several Muslim countries, Tusk called on Europeans to rally against eurosceptic nationalists at home and take “spectacular steps” to deepen the continent’s integration.
Who should you definitely remember to mention on Holocaust Remembrance Day? >
The State Department wrote a message that recognized Jewish victims, but the White House used its own that didn’t.
Trump reveals his Supreme Court nominee on prime time TV… >
“Millions of voters said this was the single most important issue to them when they voted for me for president,” Trump said. He said Gorsuch possesses “outstanding legal skills, a brilliant mind, tremendous discipline.”
…and the Democrats respond >
“President Trump had the chance to select a consensus nominee to the Supreme Court. To the surprise of absolutely nobody, he failed that test.”
More on the @roguePOTUSstaff twitter account, which announced the Gorusch nomination five hours before Trump did >
There’s no way to verify the authenticity of the newly minted Twitter channel, but the rogues have already posted many tweets detailing inside information from the White House.k
Jon Stewart makes a rare appearance from retirement for a sketch with an old friend plus an important message at the end >
So…how’s that foreign policy going so far?
The first Trump-ordered military action doesn’t exactly go swimmingly > http://player.theplatform.com/p/7wvmTC/MSNBCEmbeddedOffSite?guid=n_maddow_sanger_170202
As expected, the administration starts beating the war drums at Iran >
“As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice”
Tells the Aussie PM to “rack off”… >
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been on the receiving end of what we now know to be a concerted campaign by the President — or his advisers — to publicly register his displeasure with the Obama-Turnbull refugee resettlement deal he is reluctantly “considering” honouring.
…as well as telling the Mexican president that building a wall might not quite be enough, though this may be an “alternative fact” >
Trump threatened to send U.S. troops into Mexico to stop “bad hombres down there” unless the Mexican military does more to control them itself, the Associated Press said
Naturally the new regime couldn’t go two full weeks without loosening those horrible 2nd-Amendment-denying gun control restrictions >
The Republican-led House voted Thursday to repeal an Obama-era regulation that required the Social Security Administration to disclose to the national gun background check system information about people with mental illness.
Kelly-Anne Con Artist follows her own tried & tested political strategy…say anything to support your opinion, and even if it’s wrong you can let it circulate before either clarifying or doubling down as needs be…
it seems likely that the incident Conway refers to didn’t get covered in the way she initially described it because there is an overwhelming consensus that there was no massacre at all. In fact, her use of the phrase “Bowling Green massacre” suggests she came down with another case of the ‘alternative facts.’
And that was the Week of President Trump that was.