It’s the first week of the Trump era, and things are already pretty weird. Let’s recap what we’ve seen so far.
- Donald Trump was inaugurated. Crowds and metro ridership were down compared to Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration, which makes sense because DC is very liberal and black and Obama is black and Trump is orange and maybe racist. Trump got up there and made a stump speech trashing pretty much everyone he was sharing the podium with.
- Women’s marches worldwide took place on Trump’s first day in office. In the United States more than 1% of the population took part – a stunning figure.
- Trump lashed out at the protesters on Twitter (he later walked that back a little).
- In a speech to the CIA, Donald Trump lamented that we did not “keep the oil” after the Iraq war. He reflected, though, that we might have “another chance.” He also made false claims about the size of his inauguration crowd.
- White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer lost his cool and berated the press over their reporting of the smaller inauguration crowd. Spicer claimed that the crowd was in fact the largest in history, which is not true.
- Defending Spicer, Trump surrogate Kellyanne Conway explained that Spicer wasn’t lying, he was just using “alternative facts.”
- Trump bro-hugged FBI Director James Comey at an event in the Blue Room. Comey is a controversial figure at the moment because of his handling of Hillary Clinton’s email inquiry.
- By the end of the weekend, sources close to Trump were leaking their fears and discontent to The New York Times.