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Here’s Everything Donald Trump Did In His First Week In Office

It’s the weekly Trump Dump. We’re keeping track.

Photographer Amanda Hakan
January 28, 2017
Here’s Everything Donald Trump Did In His First Week In Office
Ordered Press Secretary Sean Spicer to lie about Inauguration Day crowd size at his first press conference.

On January 21, Spicer said it was the largest audience of any in history, “period.” Trump also reportedly called up the National Parks Service chief directly, asking why the N.P.S. Twitter shared side-by-side photographs comparing his Inauguration crowd with Obama's in 2009, and pressured him to provide alternative photographs.

The next day, White House advisor Kellyanne Conway called Spicer’s falsehoods “alternative facts” in an interview with NBC's Chuck Todd.

Blew a kiss to F.B.I. director James Comey, who wrote a letter to congress two weeks before the election about Hillary Clinton's emails that many believe cost Clinton the election.

"President Trump may be unaware that America’s spy chiefs are not supposed to be creatures of partisan politics," wrote The New York Times. In a similar incident on Thursday, January 26, Trump asked the crowd at the G.O.P. retreat in Philadelphia why his C.I.A. director Mike Pompeo — who has advocated for torture — was not present.

Reinstated the global gag order, defunding international organizations that mention abortion as a medical option.
Ranted about voter fraud and media bias in his first visit to the C.I.A., right in front of the C.I.A. memorial.

Also claimed the C.I.A. gave him a "five-minute" standing ovation. Former C.I.A. officials called the speech "offensive."

Failed to send relief after storms killed 20 in the south.
Criticized the media while journalists arrested at Inauguration protests face felony charges.

Carlos Lauria, a spokesman and senior program coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, believes the charges are linked to an anti-press climate fueled by Trump, and "called the charges 'completely inappropriate and excessive,' and the organization has asked that they be dropped immediately," the Times reported.


According to The Guardian, "A documentary producer, a photojournalist, a live-streamer and a freelance reporter [are] facing up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted."

Claimed without proof that 3-5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election, costing him the popular vote.

There have already been multiple investigations into the matter, showing no evidence of voter fraud — the real issue is voter suppression.

On Wednesday, January 24, Trump tweeted to announce he's launching an investigation into voter fraud, "including those registered in two states." Tiffany Trump, Sean Spicer, Josh Kushner, Steve Bannon, and more close to Trump, are all registered to vote in two different states. In fact, Donald himself was once turned away three times at the voting booth in 2004 — it was filmed for Access Hollywood.

It has also been revealed that the origin of Trump's belief in voter fraud is a false story about German golfer Bernhard Langer, who has denied the story's validity.

Tweeted a framed photo of his Inauguration that has the wrong date on it.
Ordered federal agents to stop communicating with Congress or the public via social media or the press.

There's a hiring freeze on the EPA, the USDA, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Agriculture, who have all been ordered to cease publishing papers or research. This is what happened when Canada's government muzzled its scientists.

Dissenting scientists from the National Parks Service, and more started rogue Twitter accounts to tweet about climate change.

Ordered resumption of the construction on the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines.

Trump declined to mention that he has stock in Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the DAPL, Reuters reports. Here's what you can do to support the protesters at Standing Rock.

Claimed that only the "dishonest media" cares about his tax returns.

He's wrong. See you on tax day.

Tweeted a Fox News segment almost verbatim. Twice.

Also, his threat to send "the feds" to Chicago reeks of martial law. Chicago is not the "gun violence capital of the U.S." And even if it were, it's been proven that Chicago's homicide rate goes hand-in-hand with police corruption.

President Trump reportedly spends a lot of time inside, watching T.V.

Signed an executive order to begin building the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

Though Trump has promised Mexico "will pay for the wall," the U.S. is fronting the bill, which is estimated to cost between $12 and 15 billion dollars. Trump and his administration can't properly explain how Mexico will actually reimburse the U.S., especially since the Prime Minister of Mexico cancelled his meeting with Trump this week. It also has been reported that Mexican construction companies will benefit most from the project, The Guardian reports.

A quick note about that price tag: Paul Ryan and other Republicans voted against relief for Hurricane Sandy ($9.7 billion), Zika virus ($1.9 billion), the water emergency in Flint ($765 million), and the 9/11 First Responders Bill ($8 billion).

Signed an executive order banning immigration from majority Muslim countries Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.

But not from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey where Trump has business ties.

When asked by ABC's David Muir if he was concerned the move would provoke anger against the U.S., Trump responded, “Anger? There’s plenty of anger right now. How can you have more?”

Ordered Homeland Security to publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants, echoing Nazi-era policy.

Andrea Pitzer, who is currently writing a book on Nazi concentration camps, points out the weekly report bears a resemblance to the mandate of the Nazi Institute for Research on the Jewish Question.

Continued to use a personal e-mail account and an insecure Android phone, which are both security issues.

Hillary Clinton was derided for her use of a private e-mail server. Now, 42% of Trump voters think he should be able to use one. His Android phone has also reportedly been present in the Oval Office and White House meetings, which Lawfare reported is a disaster waiting to happen. They are the most easily hackable devices. His top White House staffers also have private e-mail accounts.

Gave an unhinged interview to ABC News.
Threatened to cut funding for sanctuary cities.

It's unclear if this is legal. Even so, Miami's mayor has already bent the knee.

Ceased all Obamacare outreach and advertising.

Including e-mail reminders sent to encourage people to finish signing up. You can enroll until January 31.

P.S. According to the Washington Post, Republicans have no clue how they're gonna replace the A.C.A.

Failed to mention Jews in his statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Signed an executive order suspending admission for Syrian refugees, and confirmed he's allowing Christians to be prioritized over Muslims.

"We are going to help them," Trump said about Syrian Christians. "They've been horribly treated."

In the 1940s, the U.S. government, under Roosevelt, turned away thousands of Jewish refugees, claiming they could be Nazi spies.

Has it been four years yet?
Here’s Everything Donald Trump Did In His First Week In Office