Happy weekend, On Politics readers! it has been months since we’ve had a correct weekly roundup, and as of these days, it is also been fifty one days since Donald Trump became president of the us.
So, therein vein, we have a tendency to welcome you to the primary “What did the president do that week” roundup, govt orders, tweets, speeches, advisers and every one. Thoughts? Suggestions? Send ’em our manner.
One week agone these days, President Trump took to Twitter to form an explosive claim: that then-President Obama wiretapped his phones before the Nov election. Did he have proof? Nope. Has there been any precedent for a president to mention such things regarding his predecessor? (Say that 5 times quick.) Nah. But, here we have a tendency to square measure. simply a reminder that he will this from time to time.
Sunday: He aforesaid, he said
The president necessitated a general assembly investigation into his uncorroborated claims regarding #WireTapGate. and so White House representative Sean Spicer aforesaid they weren’t aiming to remark it any longer. Then, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey asked the Justice to please say this whole issue is ridiculous. As for Trump’s critics? They aforesaid the president was making an attempt to distract from all that stuff regarding Russia.
The president signed an govt order that quickly bans travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. Take 2 was specifically designed to avoid legal challenges and not produce the chaos that resulted from Trump’s 1st travel ban. once he signed take one in January, he did therefore with ceremony. now around, he did it in private. Could our commander-in-chief be learning a bit of restraint?
Oh, and on #WireTapGate: Trump spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said her boss doesn’t necessarily believe the FBI director.
In the Trump-adjacent world: GOP lawmakers unveiled their Obamacare replacement plan, which would help the president accomplish his repeal-and-replace campaign promise. And House and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson made a very memorable gaffe. Because what’s a slow news day?
Tuesday: A busy day
The president started his day off with more tweets bashing Obama about Guantanamo Bay prisoner releases, despite the fact that he should have been ranting about former President George W. Bush. Also, the White House was open for public tours again. So, Trump surprised a group of school children and even gave one of them a hug (all next to a portrait of Hillary Clinton, because the universe has a sense of humor). He then had lunch with Sen. Lindsey Graham, and despite everything, Graham said here’s my number, so call me maybe. And he assured everyone that he’s a fan of the GOP health care bill.
In Trump-related news: Attorney General Jeff Sessions assured the Senate that he did not lie under oath about meeting with the Russian ambassador last year. No one *specifically* asked him about it, so he’s fine. Also, it turns out that Trump’s campaign was cool with former national security adviser Carter Page going to Moscow.
WikiLeaks released thousands of documents that it said were from the CIA. The White House refused to confirm or deny the documents’ authenticity. And whereas the president admired WikiLeaks back within the day (meaning October), there is a huge distinction between cathartic a campaign chairman’s emails and unseaworthy national security secrets, Spicer aforesaid. Oh, and he reminded us that the president isn’t being investigated, you guys, geez. Trump additionally created nice with “Lyin’ Ted” and frolicked with the leaders of a bunch of conservative teams.
Trump-related: remember, the debt-limit is coming back, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reminded everybody.
Thursday: a good day
In a comparatively slow day, Trump met along with his National Economic Council and community banks. he is pretty positive that “healthcare is coming back on great” (others aren’t therefore sure).
Trump-ish : Some folks are suing the president as a result of his building is taking business faraway from their bar in D.C. and a No TRUMP Act was introduced in Congress.
Friday: Day fifty (50)
Why inspect only 1 day once we will inspect the past 50? The president was super excited regarding the roles report, although those were “phony” within the past. He continued to inform everybody that the health care bill goes to require off and met with House committee leaders.
Trump-esque: The president’s transition team knew that former National Security authority archangel Flynn may need to register as a far off agent.
Curious about what the president has been up to since he took office? scrutinize our interactive on Trump’s 1st a hundred days.