The Daily Lowdown

The daily debacles of the trump administration—


2017:

February 14: Trump knew for weeks that Flynn had not been truthful. Source. “Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil.” Source.

February 13: Banker Mnuchin is confirmed as treasury secretary. Source. Michael Flynn resigns after reports he misled Trump administration officials about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Source.

February 12: Despotic declaration from Trump senior advisor Stephen Miller, “the president’s power will not be questioned.” Source.

February 11: Drops protection of transgender students. Source.

February 10: Revealed that national security advisor Mike Flynn discussed US sanctions with Russia during the election. SourceSource.

February 8: Senate Republicans are seen as weak and face backlash after McConnell silences Warren. Source.

February 7: Calls advisor at 3am, asking whether a strong dollar or a weak dollar is a good thing. Source. Betsy DeVos is confirmed as Education Secretary, but only after VP Pence is called in for a first time in history tie breaker to the 50-50 Senate vote. Source. Botches murder rate, saying it’s “the highest in 47 years”. Source.

February 5: Trump was not briefed on executive order he signed that put Steve Bannon on the National Security Council. Source.

February 4: Federal Judge halts Muslim Ban. Source.

February 3:  Approval ratings at 44% — the lowest of any newly elected US President in the history of polling. Source.

February 1: Hangs up on Australian Prime Minister Turnbull. Source.

January 31: Nominates Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Source.

January 30: Fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates. Source.

January 27: Muslim Ban. Source.

January 26: Approves Yemen Raid over dinner. Source.

January 25: Signs Executive Order for border wall. Source. Targets sanctuary cities. Source.

January 24: Tweets the Carnage Tweet. Source. Nikki Haley confirmed as UN Ambassador. Source.  Greenlit the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines. Source.

January 23: At CIA visit, Trump filled first three rows with cheering supporters. Source. Reinstated the anti-abortion global “gag rule”. Source. Froze federal hires. Source.

January 22: Exaggerates Inaugural crowd size. Source.

January 20: Started dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Source.