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

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February 10, 2017
Here’s Everything Trump Did In His Third Week In Office New York City high school students walk out of class to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies on February 7 in lower Manhattan.   Spencer Platt / Getty Images
Insulted the federal judge who halted his immigration ban.
Compared Putin to the U.S. in his pre-Superbowl interview with Bill O'Reilly.

On Fox News, O’Reilly asked how Trump could respect Putin, saying "Putin's a killer," to which Trump responded: “We got a lot of killers. What, you think our country is so innocent?”

Claimed all negative polls on the immigration ban are "fake."
Hasn't yet appointed anyone to his Council of Economic Advisors.

Despite campaigning on "rescuing the economy." And, the Wall Street Journal reported that "The White House Council of Economic Advisers is being demoted by the Trump administration, which said in a statement Wednesday that the president’s cabinet won't include the chairman of the CEA, an official that President Donald Trump also has yet to name."

Claimed the "very, very dishonest press" hadn't reported attacks by "radical Islamic terrorists," and then released an incomplete list of terrorist attacks from 2014-2016, rife with misspellings.

The White House list did not include attacks in Israel, Beirut, Charleston, Planned Parenthood, or those made by Boko Haram, the New York Times reported. The list also included only one of many attacks in Kabul: "A June 2016 bombing that killed Nepali and Indian security contractors. The list describes the target as 'a bus carrying Canadian Embassy guards,' which is correct but in keeping with the document’s emphasis on Western targets — a focus that is sometimes misleadingly narrow."

Gave an incoherent speech to the Major Cities' Sheriffs Association, encouraging local law enforcement to turn in "aliens" to the Department of Homeland Security.

"A lot of people say, oh, oh, Trump was only kidding with the wall. I wasn’t kidding. I don’t kid. I don’t kid. I watch this, and they say I was kidding. No, I don’t kid. I don’t kid about things like that, I can tell you. No, we will have a wall. It will be a great wall, and it will do a lot of — will be a big help. Just ask Israel about walls. Do walls work? Just ask Israel. They work — if it’s properly done," the president said.

He also claimed, "I was a good student. I understand things. I comprehend very well, okay? Better than I think almost anybody...And I can read the polls maybe better than anybody because it seems that I understood the polls a lot better than many of the pollsters understood the polls — assuming they were honest polls, which I think probably many of them weren’t. I really believe that."

Tweeted at Nordstrom, saying Ivanka had been treated "unfairly" by the department store chain.

Regarding Nordstrom's removal of Ivanka's line from their stores, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said, “This is a direct attack on his policies and her name." Ethics lawyers say Nordstrom should sue the president.

Signed three executive orders on "public safety," including one preventing violence against federal, state, tribal, and local law enforcement officers."

“A new era of justice begins and it begins right now,” he said at the signing ceremony.

After months of silence, backtracked on his doubt about the "One China" policy in a call to China's President Xi Jinping.

"President Trump told President Xi Jinping of China on Thursday evening that the United States would honor the 'One China' policy, reversing his earlier expressions of doubt about the longtime diplomatic understanding," the New York Times reported. The White House statement read, "The two leaders discussed numerous topics and President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our 'one China' policy." All this, despite promising to be "tough on China" during his campaign.

After the 9th Circuit Court denied his immigration ban appeal, Trump tweeted, literally, "SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!"
Held a private call with Vladimir Putin which he had to pause in order to ask his aides what the 2010 New START nuclear treaty was.

Reuters reported: "Trump then told Putin the treaty was one of several bad deals negotiated by the Obama administration, saying that New START favored Russia. Trump also talked about his own popularity, the sources said."

Reportedly began rewriting the immigration ban executive order before the 9th Circuit ruled against him.

Sources told NBC News, "Several sources close to President Trump told MSNBC's Joe Scarborough that White House lawyers [are] working on language for the executive order that would be able to find favor with the federal courts."

And The Hill reported that Trump said on Friday, "We also have a lot of other options, including just filing a brand new order.”

Claimed responsibility for the opening of a $7 billion Intel factory, which actually began construction under Obama.

ABC News reported, "At his press conference with the Japanese prime minister, President Donald Trump touted plans by Intel announced this week to open a $7 billion factory because of his administration's planned tax cuts. But...the Chandler, Arizona facility...began construction during Barack Obama's presidency. In fact, Obama appeared at the side of Intel's CEO when the factory was announced and even spoke at the construction site in 2012."

Only answered questions from Rupert Murdoch-owned news outlets at the press conference with the Japanese Prime Minister.

The Hill reported, "Trump called on reporters from the New York Post and Fox Business Network, two outlets that are owned by Murdoch's News Corp. No other American reporters were called on during the press conference."

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