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<nettime> For those who wanted to "give Trump a chance"
Michael Gurstein on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 23:31:19 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> For those who wanted to "give Trump a chance"


For those who wanted to "give Trump a chance" it seems he is out of
chances already :

For those finding it difficult to keep up - here's a run down of the
week so far To recap:

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ's
Violence Against Women programs.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
National Endowment for the Arts.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
National Endowment for the Humanities.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
Minority Business Development Agency.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
Economic Development Administration.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
International Trade Administration.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Legal
Services Corporation.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Civil
Rights Division of the DOJ.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the DOJ.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the UN
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the
Office of Fossil Energy.

* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered all regulatory powers of all federal
agencies frozen.

* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered the National Parks Service to stop
using social media after RTing factual, side by side photos of the
crowds for the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations.

* On January 20th, 2017, roughly 230 protestors were arrested in DC and
face unprecedented felony riot charges. Among them were legal observers,
journalists, and medics.

* On January 20th, 2017, a member of the International Workers of the
World was shot in the stomach at an anti-fascist protest in Seattle. He
remains in critical condition.

* On January 21st, 2017, DT brought a group of 40 cheerleaders to a
meeting with the CIA to cheer for him during a speech that consisted
almost entirely of framing himself as the victim of dishonest press.

* On January 21st, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a
press conference largely to attack the press for accurately reporting
the size of attendance at the inaugural festivities, saying that the
inauguration had the largest audience of any in history, "period."

* On January 22nd, 2017, White House advisor Kellyann Conway defended
Spicer's lies as "alternative facts" on national television news.

* On January 22nd, 2017, DT appeared to blow a kiss to director James
Comey during a meeting with the FBI, and then opened his arms in a
gesture of strange, paternal affection, before hugging him with a pat on
the back.

* On January 23rd, 2017, DT reinstated the global gag order, which
defunds international organizations that even mention abortion as a
medical option.

* On January 23rd, 2017, Spicer said that the US will not tolerate
China's expansion onto islands in the South China Sea, essentially
threatening war with China.

* On January 23rd, 2017, DT repeated the lie that 3-5 million people
voted "illegally" thus costing him the popular vote.

* On January 23rd, 2017, it was announced that the man who shot the
anti-fascist protester in Seattle was released without charges, despite
turning himself in.

* On January 24th, 2017, Spicer reiterated the lie that 3-5 million
people voted "illegally" thus costing DT the popular vote.

* On January 24th, 2017, DT tweeted a picture from his personal Twitter
account of a photo he says depicts the crowd at his inauguration and
will hang in the White House press room. The photo is curiously dated
January 21st, 2017, the day AFTER the inauguration and the day of the
Women's March, the largest inauguration related protest in history.

* On January 24th, 2017, the EPA was ordered to stop communicating with
the public through social media or the press and to freeze all grants
and contracts.

* On January 24th, 2017, the USDA was ordered to stop communicating with
the public through social media or the press and to stop publishing any
papers or research. All communication with the press would also have to
be authorized and vetted by the White House.

* On January 24th, 2017, HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal funding
not only to abortion service providers, but to any insurance coverage,
including Medicaid, that provides abortion coverage, went to the floor
of the House for a vote.

* On January 24th, 2017, Director of the Department of Health and Human
Service nominee Tom Price characterized federal guidelines on
transgender equality as "absurd."

* On January 24th, 2017, DT ordered the resumption of construction on
the Dakota Access Pipeline, while the North Dakota state congress
considers a bill that would legalize hitting and killing protestors with
cars if they are on roadways.

* On January 24th, 2017, it was discovered that police officers had used
confiscated cell phones to search the emails and messages of the 230
demonstrators now facing felony riot charges for protesting on January
20th, including lawyers and journalists whose email accounts contain
privileged information of clients and sources.

* January 28th, 2017: the wall and a ban on Muslims entering from a
large number of countries and the end to accepting Syrian refugees

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