Saturday, January 28, 2017

TRUMP | The First Five Days

What's Wrong with This Picture? (Six Men
Cutting Funds for Programs to Assist Women)
January 19, 2017
DT cut funds for:
The DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs.
The National Endowment for the Arts.
The National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The Minority Business Development Agency.
The Economic Development Administration.
The International Trade Administration.
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
The Legal Services Corporation.
The Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.
The Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the DOJ.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
The Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability.
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
The Office of Fossil Energy.

January 20, 2017
All regulatory powers of all federal agencies frozen.
The National Parks Service ordered to stop using social media after RTing factual, side by side photos of the crowds for the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations.
Approximately 230 protestors were arrested in DC and face unprecedented felony riot charges. Among them were legal observers, journalists, and medics.
A member of the International Workers of the World was shot in the stomach at an anti-fascist protest in Seattle and is in critical condition.

January 21, 2017
DT brought a group of 40 cheerleaders to a meeting with the CIA to cheer for him during a speech that consisted almost entirely of framing himself as the victim of dishonest press.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a press conference largely to attack the press for accurately reporting the size of attendance at the inaugural festivities, saying that the inauguration had the largest audience of any in history, “period.”

January 22, 2017
White House advisor Kellyann Conway defended Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on national television news.
DT appeared to blow a kiss to director James Comey during a meeting with the FBI, and then opened his arms in a gesture of strange, paternal affection, before hugging him with a pat on the back.

January 23, 2017
DT reinstated the global gag order, which defunds international organizations that even mention abortion as a medical option.
Spicer said that the US will not tolerate China’s expansion onto islands in the South China Sea, essentially threatening war with China.
DT repeated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing him the popular vote.
It was announced that the man who shot the anti-fascist protester in Seattle was released without charges, despite turning himself in.

January 24, 2017
Spicer reiterated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing DT the popular vote.
DT tweeted a picture from his personal Twitter account of a photo he says depicts the crowd at his inauguration and will hang in the White House press room. The photo is of the 2009 inauguration of 44th President Barack Obama, and is curiously dated January 21, 2017, the day AFTER the inauguration and the day of the Women’s March, the largest inauguration related protest in history.
The EPA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to freeze all grants and contracts.
The USDA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to stop publishing any papers or research. All communication with the press would also have to be authorized and vetted by the White House.
HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal funding not only to abortion service providers, but to any insurance coverage, including Medicaid, that provides abortion coverage, went to the floor of the House for a vote.
Director of the Department of Health and Human Service nominee Tom Price characterized federal guidelines on transgender equality as “absurd.”
DT ordered the resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, while the North Dakota state congress considers a bill that would legalize hitting and killing protestors with cars if they are on roadways.
It was discovered that police officers had used confiscated cell phones to search the emails and messages of the 230 demonstrators now facing felony riot charges for protesting on January 20th, including lawyers and journalists whose email accounts contain privileged information of clients and sources.
James Comey, who released unsubstantiated allegations concerning Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, asked to stay on as FBI Director.

January 25, 2017
The Trump administrated mandated that EPA scientific studies, data undergo review by political staff before public release.
DT orders a crackdown on immigration and that a wall be built across the Mexico border. 
DT orders an investigation into alleged voter fraud in only the states he lost with a concentration on "urban areas." He also tells Republicans to move forward with more voter suppression measures.

(Please send additions, corrections.) (Here's another list.)