White House Woes
The Trump Presidency
First 100+ Days in Trumpland
Now that Donald Trump is officially in the White House, Tirekicking Today has halted its section “Countdown to Trumpland.” Taking its place is a follow-up series, titled “White House Woes: The Trump Presidency.”
In addition to articles on specific issues that President Trump will be dealing with, likely to the detriment of most Americans, we will include periodic news items on the latest actions and tactics emanating from the Trump Administration.
Our first story is an on-the-scene report on anti-Trump protests that took place on Inauguration Day. For details on protests in Chicago, and much more,
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Trump orders travel ban, one week after Inauguration. Protesters soon gathered at airports across the country to support arriving refugees and others from certain Muslim nations, who were banned by the president's Executive Order from entering the U.S.
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Latest Trump News
April 17: North Korean official warns that U.S. "recklessness" could lead to thermonuclear war.
April 20: Trump administration reveals another health care plan.
April 29: Climate-change protests take place nationwide, to oppose relaxation of environmental regulations put into place by President Obama.
May 1: During May Day protests worldwide; violent incidents erupt in several countries. U.S. protesters target immigration and growth in deportations, repeal of Obamacare, and tax giveaways to the rich.
May 1: Trump disses Face the Nation journalist John Dickerson, halting interview in Oval Office after question is asked about alleged wiretapping of Trump Tower.
May 2: Congress approves additional $120 million allotment to protect the Trump family.
May 3: Passage of latest health care bill looks doubtful, as moderate Republicans indicate intent to vote "No." In response, $8 billion is added to bill, to alleviate concerns about inability of persons with pre-existing conditions to obtain health coverage.
May 3: Short-term budget proposal to prevent government shutdown pleases Democrats, but not Trump. President Trump threatens more dramatic government shutdown for next fiscal year.
May 3: FBI Director James Comey says he is “mildly nauseous” over the possibility that his actions might have influenced the 2016 election.
May 4: U.S. House votes on third Republican health care bill, which passes by vote of 217 to 213.
May 9: Trump fires FBI Director James Comey
May 10: One day after firing James Comey, President Trump meets Russian ambassador and foreign minister in White House, in a meeting closed to reporters.
May 11: In TV interview, President Trump claims to have intended to fire Comey for weeks, contradicting FBI statement.
May 15: Washington Post and other news sources report that Trump revealed classified material to the Russians during their White House meeting.
May 17: Justice Department appoints Robert Mueller III as special counsel for the investigation of possible Russian meddling in the American presidential election.
May 17: While delivering Commencement Address to graduates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, President Trump attacks the media.
May 18: In early-morning Tweet, Mr. Trump "lashes out" at the appointment of a special counsel for the Russian-influence question, according to The New York Times.
May 22: Trump budget boosts military spending and slashes taxes, while making "severe cuts to Medcaid, nutritional assistance, welfare and disability programs," according to The New York Times.
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