Politico
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It took just over 24 hours into the new administration for the relationship between the Trump White House and the media to blow up into a furious row. Calling the media in for a Saturday afternoon statement without taking any questions, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer angrily scolded reporters for engaging in “deliberate falsehoods,” for tweeting images that he said minimized the crowd size at President Donald Trump's inauguration and for an inaccurate pool report about a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. being removed from the Oval Office. This White House, Spicer declared, would hold the media accountable. The photos in question, reported by numerous outlets, showed aerial images of the identical space on the national Mall during Trump’s inaugural and former President Barack Obama’s in 2009. The crowds at Trump’s appeared much smaller — which Spicer claimed was due to white flooring laid down for Trump’s inaugural that wasnt there for Obama’s.
Politico
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The White House refused to address the nationwide protests against his presidency on Saturday while doubling down on President Donald Trump’s claims that his Inauguration drew far more people than was reported and that “the media” is deliberately sowing divisions. Press Secretary Sean Spicer took to the White House podium in the press briefing room to castigate reporters Saturday and tell them the White House would hold the mediaaccountable.” “Yesterday, at a time when our nation and the world watched the peaceful transition of power — and as the president said, the transfer and balance of power from Washington to the citizens of the United States, some members of the media were engaged in deliberately false reporting,” Spicer said. He cited a tweet that incorrectly stated the bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. had been removed from the Oval Office — which was quickly corrected by the reporter — and photographs that showed Trump’s Inauguration crowd was far smaller than Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration.
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Some in the Trump family also took advantage of the White House's perks, with Donald Trump Jr. tweeting out a picture of the family bowling at the White House bowling alley. Signs of Trump’s foreign policy began to emerge Saturday. As Trump’s team prepares the schedule for his first week, London’s The Telegraph reported that British Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to visit the U.S. and meet with the new president next week. However, a top foreign policy aide to Trump was unable to confirm the visit. “I can’t tell you yet,” retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, now chief of staff of the National Security Council told POLITICO. “I just dont know.” Trump has pledged close relations with the United Kingdom after its vote to leave the European Union, and has said a bilateral trade deal with the country will be a top priority. On Friday, Trump signed an executive order to freeze regulations and another that could start the process of undermining the Affordable Care Act.
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President Donald Trump declared fresh war on ISIS — and the news media — while trying to forge a new alliance with the intelligence community in a visit to the CIA headquarters, his first to an executive agency as president. Speaking Saturday in front of the wall memorializing fallen officers at CIA headquarters, Trump promised to give the intelligence community his full backing, and hinted at loosening rules on torture put in place under President Barack Obama in the fight against ISIS. We havent used the abilities we’ve got. We’ve been restrained, Trump said. He described reporters as the most dishonest human beings and claimed he'd drawn as many as 1.5 million people to his inauguration despite official estimates closer to 200,000 and repeated images of empty standing spaces. He also mentioned an erroneous report from a White House pool member about a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Politico
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President Donald Trump declared fresh war on ISIS — and the news media — while trying to forge a new alliance with the intelligence community. Speaking Saturday in front of the wall memorializing fallen officers at CIA headquarters, Trump promised to give the intelligence community his full backing, and hinted at loosening rules on torture put in place under President Barack Obama in the fight against ISIS. We havent used the abilities we’ve got. We’ve been restrained, Trump said. He drew laughs from the crowd when he described reporters as the most dishonest human beings and claimed he'd drawn as many as 1.5 million people to his inauguration despite official estimates closer to 200,000 and repeated images of empty standing spaces. He also mentioned an erroneous report from a White House pool member about a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr., being removed from the Oval Office, which was quickly corrected Friday night.
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gov, and has echoes of President Obama’s own visit to Langley early in his presidency, when the CIA was under fire for its use of harsh interrogation techniques. But unlike Trump, Obama made his visit on a Monday, when there were far more personnel actually at the office. After delivering a strikingly populist inaugural address Friday, and between the ceremonial events of the day, Trump signed an executive order to freeze regulations and another that could start the process of undermining the Affordable Care Act. After musing Friday about those who want him off Twitter, he took to social media Saturday morning to praise Fox News for its coverage of his inaugural address. He also set about putting his personal touch on the Oval Office, from changing the drapes to giving prominent placement to a bust of Winston Churchill. Some in the Trump family also took advantage of the White House's perks, with Donald Trump Jr.
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A progressive ethics watchdog group is questioning U.S. President Donald Trump's business ethics. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, said in a statement that Trump's ethical standards have been sketchy in some areas. "He just swore on the Bible to 'preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," but by continuing to accept payments from foreign governments, he has already failed, the statement said, adding "We do not yet know just to what extent this violation goes - because he is the first person elected to the presidency in decades to fail to clear the ethical bar of Richard Nixon and release his tax returns, much of his foreign business has remained secret." Trump said recently he is creating a trust in which his two adult sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, along with one of his Trump Organization executives, will run his global business interests.
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Ivanka, 35, took to social media after the inauguration to share a photo of her in a limousine with her husband Jared Kushner and their two eldest children.
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Trump's personal Twitter feed immediately filled up with highlights from the speech (“BUY AMERICAN HIRE AMERICAN) while his new, government @POTUS account remained silent and bare—an early sign that Trump plans to keep being himself even as he occupies the role of commander-in-chief. His son Donald Trump Jr. promised that Trump is taking in all the gravity of the day, and the duty he now carries. “He’s been humbled by the whole process,” his son told MSNBC. “And you know, whether he shows that outwardly or not is, you know, is one thing. Here are five takeaways from Trump’s sui generis Inauguration Day. There is no pivot. He didnt become “more presidential” when he clinched the Republican nomination. And he didnt discover an off-ramp to the high road after he won the election last November in the upset of a lifetime. If you punched him during the transition, the president-elect still punched back.
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The way President Herbert Hoover dealt with themor, rather, failed to do so helped get FDR elected. The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, remembered for Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech, defined the civil-rights era. The Million Man March in 1995 put a new spin on the idea of the Washington demonstration. And, whether a half-century ago or only a decade, protests at inaugurations of Presidents like Richard Nixon and George W. Bush have provided a model for angry voters to make their voices heard. As the American capital once again braces for a wave of protest, with hundreds of thousands expected to march on Saturday in protest of Donald Trump's inauguration, here's a look back at how the tradition has evolved over the course of more than 120 years.
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The Huffington Post
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The president-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump, deserves a chance. With the "-elect" suffix about to be dismantled, there is no escaping the fact that "The Donald" will be the new commander-in-chief. It is also a reality that his election is mired in controversies. So many, in fact, that it is hard to keep count. Trump has little, if any, experience of governing. He doesn't give two hoots about democracy or freedom of the press. He has only rudimentary knowledge of global affairs, as evident by the transcript of his latest interview with the British and German media. These are all hardcore facts. Still, one could give Trump benefit of the doubt. One should, rather, as he has yet to prove himself. One can draw some parallels between Trump and George W. Bush Jr.. Both were born in wealth (one in power too) and both were/are not known for their brains or smarts.
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It's been fascinating to watch all the brouhaha in Black America as, one by one, Donald Trump grants an audience to certain leading Blacks, but has yet to meet with Black leaders. It was shameful and disgraceful to watch Trump pose for photos with Martin Luther King, III, while he was dissing John Lewis, a dedicated disciple of his father. In the very same week that we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the person I regard as the greatest American we've ever produced, we will also witness the ascension to power of a vacuous American fraud, a con man who epitomizes the worst of public life. It's as if the racial arsonist Donald Trump thinks he can have a red carpet photo-op relationship with Black folk, while he firebombs Black civil rights heroes and pushes a political agenda that's antithetical to the best interests of the Black community. The ultimate irony is that Trump has stolen a page out of the Obama playbook for how to deal with Black folk by circumventing Black leadership.