Here’s Everything Trump Did In His Fifth Week In Office

From abandoning trans kids to barring major media outlets from the White House, it was another bad week. We’re keeping track.

February 24, 2017
Here’s Everything Trump Did In His Fifth Week In Office Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort, after naming General H.R. McMaster as national security adviser and Keith Kellogg as McMaster's chief of staff.   NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Held a campaign rally at a Florida airport.

After just a month in office, Trump kicked off his 2020 campaign at Orlando-Melbourne International Airport. Supporters waved "Let's make airports great again" flags.

Where he mentioned a nonexistent event "in Sweden last night," based on a segment on Fox News.

The policemen interviewed in the segment he watched said it was heavily edited to make it appear that Sweden has a violent immigrant population.

Referred to his Florida resort Mar-A-Lago as "The Southern White House."
Said antisemitism is "terrible" and "must stop."

The statement came after graves were vandalized in a Jewish cemetery in Seattle. The Anne Frank Center responded: "[Trump's] statement today is a pathetic asterisk of condescension after weeks in which he and his staff have committed grotesque acts and missions reflecting Antisemitism..."

In response, Sean Spicer said, "I wish the Anne Frank Center had praised Donald Trump for fighting anti-Semitism."

Unofficially appointed known crackpot Alex Jones as his "information validator."
Played a lot of golf.
Visited the museum of African-American History.
Rescinded Obama-era protections allowing trans people to use the public bathroom of their choice.

DeVos and Sessions said it's an issue best dealt with at the state level — an argument that was used back in the Jim Crow days, and which this administration will be using often.

Named General H.R. McMaster as replacement National Security Advisor.
Met with the country's top CEOs who told him "the jobs are there, but the skills are not."

Many of which — such as Caterpillar and General Electric — offshore jobs from the U.S.

At the meeting, Trump said, "Everything is going to be based on bringing our jobs back. The good jobs, the real jobs. They've left."

Called ICE's raids and mass deportations a "military operation."
Said he wants to expand the United States's nuclear arsenal in order to be "top of the pack."

In the past, Trump has made casual and confusing statements about nuclear weapons.

Requested the FBI refute Trump-Russia stories.

The FBI refused to comply with his asks.

Spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

"After spending 10 minutes listing the shortcomings of the news media, Mr. Trump said criticism 'doesn’t bother me,'" the Times reported.

Blocked CNN, The New York Times, Politico, and more from the February 24 White House Press Briefing.

But allowed Breitbart, Washington Times, and One America News Network to attend. Time and The Associated Press boycotted the briefing.


What fresh horrors will next week bring?

Here’s Everything Trump Did In His Fifth Week In Office