Politics and civics

Donald Trump’s America: week two

Highlights from this week with Donald Trump (January 27 – February 3) includes a controversial executive order and ethics issues.

This week’s (27 January – 3 February) episode of Donald Trump’s America brings us the following:

Day 15, 3 February 2017

Day 14, 2 February 2017

Day 13, 1 February 2017

January, Days 8-12

Day 12, 31 January 2017

Day 11, 30 January 2017

  • Trump fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she directed the Department of Justice not to defend the President’s Executive Order travel ban. The president replaced Yates with Dana J. Boente.
  • JUDICIAL: Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed suit against “President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security, and several high-ranking Trump officials over the Friday night executive order banning refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.”

Day 10, 29 January 2017

Day 9, 28 January 2017

Day 8, 27 January 2017

  • Trump signs Executive Order 13769 at the close of business on Friday, putting in place a ban on entry to the United States from seven countries. The order went into effect on signature (not a standard practice), affecting thousands already on flights or at airports. [Explainer: executive orders and presidential memoranda.]


By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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