White House Woes
The Trump Presidency
First 7 Months in Trumpland
Volume II - September onward
LATEST TRUMP NEWS
Early Trump News (January-August)
October 8: New York Times journalists report on visit to North Korea, advising that officials and citizens are girded for war and “complacent.”
October 8: Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) assails recklessness of presidential behavior, tweeting that “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: 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.”
October 19: Trump's phone call to widow of slain soldier draws harsh criticism, alleging insensitivity and "disrespect."
October 24: Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announces that he will not run for re-election in 2018, citing, 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 by immigration officers and detained for deportation.
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.
November 4: "Trump/Pence Must Go" protest rallies take place in 22 cities.
November 7: Syria joins Paris Climate Accord, as does Nicaragua, making U.S. the only non-participating country.
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 friendly meetings with Chinese President Xi, Trump turns combative at APEC Forum in Vietnam, hailing "America First" policies.
November 9: Stream of sexual harassment accusations hits politics; 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, Trump issues stream of combative tweets, calling those who suggest Russian collusion "haters and fools."
November 16: Even though some top Congressional Republicans urge Roy Moore to quit Senate race, Moore digs in, backed by Alabama's Republican party.
November 27: During ceremony to honor Navajo veterans of World War II, Trump mocks Senator Warren, calling her "Pocahontas."
November 29: Trump retweets violent video issued by far-right, anti-Muslim British group.
December 2: Senate passes massive tax bill in late-night session, with last-minute changes handwritten.
December 4: After period of silence about Roy Moore, accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, Trump endorses him in Alabama’s Senate race.
December 6: Trump announces that U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, drawing quick rebukes from global critics.
December 12: Democrat Doug Jones beats Roy Moore in Alabama Senatorial election, by 1.5 percentage points, narrowing Republican majority.
December 15: Senate and House approach agreement on tax bill, as two reluctant Senators promise “yes” vote. Final vote is expected before Christmas. Critics insist that tax cuts still go primarily to corporations and the ultra-wealthy, adding $1.5 trillion to deficit over next decade.
December 15: Asked if he plans to pardon Michael Kelly, convicted of lying to F.B.I., Trump replies, “We’ll see what happens.” During same impromptu news conference, according to The New York Times, Trump intensifies his criticism of the F.B.I., while insisting that he has “nothing to do with Russia.”
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