Saturday, February 4, 2017

TRUMP WATCH #4: Some NY Times Headlines from just one day (Feb 3)

Does anyone remember what the stories were like during the first week of the first Obama administration in February 2009? Profoundly different!

Vincent Viola, Nominee for Army Secretary, Drops Out

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Said to Have Helped Thwart L.G.B.T. Rights Rollback

For Andrew Puzder, Labor Nominee, Fighting for Owners’ Interests Began Early

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on Iran Over Missile Test
The administration announced penalties on 25 individuals and entities, including those associated with the Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Kellyanne Conway Admits ‘Bowling Green Massacre’ Error
Ms. Conway, a counselor to President Trump, cited a terrorist attack in Kentucky that never happened. She said it was a mistake.

Trump Has Provocative Words for Allies. Congress Does Damage Control. 
Senators are making embarrassing phone calls to ambassadors of major allies, assuring them that, yes, America is still their friend.

Trump Responds to Louvre Attack in Paris, Urging U.S. to ‘Get Smart’ 
After a soldier shot a machete-wielding attacker at the museum, President Trump chimed in on Twitter, apparently urging support for his policies.

Melania Trump’s Absence From Washington Raises Questions About Her Role
Mrs. Trump’s decision to remain in New York temporarily has made for an unusually slow transition into a hectic, demanding and heavily scrutinized job.

New C.I.A. Deputy Director, Gina Haspel, Had Leading Role in Torture. 
Ms. Haspel was deeply involved in the torture of detainees and later took part in destroying videotapes of the interrogations.

The President’s phone manners apparently have not changed 
This time he used them on Uber’s chief executive.

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