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Trump Cut America’s Climate Change Budget By 70% This Week, And 18 Other Facts You Need To Know Immediately

From eating steak with ketchup, to blaming Jews for JCC threats, here’s everything Trump did this week.

March 03, 2017
Trump Cut America’s Climate Change Budget By 70% This Week, And 18 Other Facts You Need To Know Immediately Trump at an operations briefing aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier in Newport News, Virginia, March 2, 2017.   Saul Loeb / Getty
1. Ditched the White House press pool to go eat a well-done steak with ketchup.

The pool journalist was not allowed inside the BLT Steakhouse in D.C.'s Trump Hotel, but reporter Benny Johnson had booked the table next to Trump. Nigel Farage, Rick Scott, Ivanka and Jared Kushner joined Trump for dinner.

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2. Ordered feds to step up marijuana law enforcement.
3. Met with HBCU presidents.

The president of Morehouse College basically concluded that they got scammed.

4. Insinuated Democrats and/or Jews are behind nationwide threats to Jewish Community Centers.

“He just said, ‘Sometimes it’s the reverse, to make people — or to make others — look bad,’ and he used the word ‘reverse’ I would say two to three times in his comments,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro told BuzzFeed.

5. Said one of the Navy SEALs killed in the botched Yemen raid was "looking down from heaven" on his Congressional address.

He also congratulated his grieving mother on the amount of applause.

6. Announced he's forming a Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office.

"VOICE's job will be to work with victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. Trump called in his order for the office to issue reports once a quarter 'studying the effects of the victimization by criminal aliens present in the United States,'" CNN reported.

7. Told a reporter, "I haven't called Russia in 10 years."

"It was not clear whether Trump meant the Russian government, Russian business contacts, or other Russian individuals," Business Insider reported. Worth noting that Trump had a phone call with Putin in January.

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8. Proposed a budget that doesn't make sense.

It's been reported that Trump ordered government economists to cook the books during his transition.

9. Disrespected the military again.

"Win. We have to win. We have to start winning wars again," Trump said. "I have to say, when I was young, in high school and college, everybody used to say that we never lost a war. 'We never lost a war.' You remember. And now we never win a war. We never win. And we don't fight to win."

10. Insisted Jeff Sessions is an "honest man" despite the fact that he perjured himself during his confirmation hearing.
11. Proposed cutting the EPA's climate change budget by 70%.

The EPA budget would shrink to just $29 million. The proposal also includes cutting funds for environmental justice, which would impact black and hispanic communities.

12. Reportedly forwent his administration's ethics training.
13. Exempted the Keystone Pipeline from his "buy American" rule.
14. Demanded an investigation, via Twitter, into Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's "close ties to Russia."
15. Oh, and it took him three tries to spell the word "hereby" right.
16. Told a fourth grader to make a lot of money, "but don't run for politics after."
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17. Is reportedly considering separating women and children at U.S.-Mexico border.

"Part of the reason for the proposal is to deter mothers from migrating to the United States with their children, said the officials, who have been briefed on the proposal," Reuters reported.

18. Has thus far spent 31% of his time as president at Mar-A-Lago.
Bonus: Trump's Press Secretary used to be the White House Easter bunny.
Has he retired yet?
Trump Cut America’s Climate Change Budget By 70% This Week, And 18 Other Facts You Need To Know Immediately