White House Woes
The Trump Presidency
First 7 Months in Trumpland
Volume II - September onward
LATEST TRUMP NEWS
Early Trump News (January-August)
September 30: Trump attacks mayor of San Juan for her anguished comments on the delay of federal aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
October 3: Visiting Puerto Rico two weeks after Hurricane Maria, Trump praises the relief efforts of his administration, while critics decry slow response by the federal government.
October 8: In exchange for reviving protection of 800,000 young “Dreamers,” Trump insists on tightened immigration, including erection of Mexican “border wall.”
October 8: Two New York Times journalists report on visit to North Korea, advising that officials and citizens are girded for war and “complacent” about the prospect.
October 8: Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) assails recklessness of presidential behavior, tweeting that “the White House has become an adult day care center.”
October 9: The New York Times publishes long list of ethics-challenged conduct by Trump.
October 16: Without mentioning names, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) denounces the “spurious nationalism” that prevails in the presidency, fearing that U.S. will “abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe [and] refuse the obligations of international leadership.”
October 19: Trump's phone call to widow of slain soldier draws harsh criticism, alleging insensitivity and "disrespect."
October 19: Former president George W. Bush “condemn[s] bigotry, conspiracy theories and lies in American politics, according to theguardian Without naming Mr. Trump, Bush also deplores “bullying and prejudice in our public life.”
October 20: Traveling exhibit created by The Daily Show, called "Donald J. Trump Twitter Museum," opens for two days at Chicago's Union Station.
October 24: Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announces that he will not run for re-election in 2018, citing, among other assertions, Mr. Trump’s “flagrant disregard for truth and decency.”
October 27: Financial guru Lou Dobbs conducts uncritical “interview” of Trump by fawning and flattery, praising his numerous achievements as president.
October 27: Following emergency surgery, disabled 10-year-old girl – brought to U.S. without documentation as a baby – is snatched from hospital and detained for deportation, 150 miles away from parents.
October 29 The New York Times reports that on October 30, Robert Mueller will release criminal indictments against unnamed person(s), stemming from investigation into Russian influence on 2016 election.
October 29: A day before indictments are to be released, Trump attacks Hillary Clinton via Twitter.
October 30: One-time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and an associate are indicted for financial misdeeds, with no mention of possible Russian collusion. Volunteer foreign-policy advisor is reported to have pleaded guilty to lying to FBI about Russian contact.
November 4: "Trump/Pence Must Go" protest rallies take place in 22 cities.
November 7: Syria has joined the Paris Climate Accord, making the U.S. the only non-participating country in the world.
November 7: Trump administration begins to curtail Temporary Protected Status program, which has allowed undocumented immigrants from 10 troubled countries to remain in the U.S.
November 7: In off-year election, Virginia voters elect Democratic candidate Ralph Northam, by wide margin.
November 9: After conciliatory, friendly meetings with Chinese President Xi, Trump turns combative at his next stop, the APEC Forum in Vietnam, hailing "America First" policies.
November 9: Recent stream of sexual harassment accusations hits politics, as woman charges that 38 years ago, when she was 14, Roy Moore (Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Alabama) made inappropriate advances.
November 12: While in Philippines as last stop in Asian trip, Trump issues stream of combative tweets, calling those who refer to allegations of Russian collusion in U.S. election Ahaters and fools."
November 16: Even though some top Congressional Republicans urge Roy Moore to quit Senate race and more women allege sexual misdeeds, Moore digs in further, backed by Alabama's Republican party.
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