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100 Days of Trump: From ‘American Carnage’ to Harrisburg
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WEEK TWO

Day 8: Fri., Jan. 27

• British Prime Minister Theresa May visits the White House.

• White House statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day omits Jews.

• After protests, the administration reverses earlier decision and continues outreach for Jan. 31 deadline for ACA sign-ups.

• Trump signs an executive order limiting refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen), while prioritizing the vetting of Christian Syrian refugees.

• Actor John Hurt dies.


Day 9: Sat., Jan. 28

Chaos and protests occur at major airports as Trump’s immigration ban causes confusion, strands travelers (including those with visas and green cards) and prompts legal challenges.

• U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly, in New York City, grants a stay of Trump’s “travel ban” executive order. 

• Regarding omitting Jews from the White House Holocaust Memorial statement, Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks tells CNN that “we took into account all of those who suffered.”

• An executive order gives Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon a seat on the “principals committee” of the National Security Council.


Day 10: Sun., Jan. 29

• Airport protests over immigration order continue nationwide. American Civil Liberties Union sends lawyers to help those stranded.

• The ACLU raises $24 million in online donations in less than 48 hours.

• A U.S. military counterterrorism raid takes place in Yemen. Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens is killed.

LOCAL: City Paper covers Pittsburgh area protests over immigration order.

• Playdot, the company which makes the popular “Dots” mobile games, pushed out an update asking players to donate to the ACLU.


Day 11: Mon., Jan. 30

• Acting Attorney General Sally Yates orders the Department of Justice not to defend Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, questioning its legality.

• “To assume that just because of someone’s age or gender or whatever that they don’t pose a threat would be wrong.” — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, in response to a question about detaining a 5-year-old refugee at the airport.

• Trump fires acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

• Trump tweets reveal date for Supreme Court pick: “It will be announced live on Tuesday at 8:00 P.M. (W.H.)”

• A bobcat escapes from the National Zoo, in Washington, D.C.


Day 12: Tue., Jan. 31

• The Senate confirms Elaine Chao as secretary of transportation.

• It’s the last day to enroll in the Affordale Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.

• Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch, of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by Antonin Scalia.

LOCAL: City Paper covers hundreds protesting at U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s office in Pittsburgh. 

LOCAL: City of Pittsburgh to East End: “Boil yer water.”


Day 13: Wed., Feb. 1

• The Senate confirms former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. 

• Trump notes the start of Black History Month by namechecking Ben Carson, Martin Luther King and Frederick Douglass. “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I noticed.”

• “As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.” — White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

• Trump phones Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and according to unnamed sources, there is badgering, bragging and an abrupt hang-up.

• Beyoncé is having twins.

• UPDATE: “Missing” D.C. bobcat found on zoo grounds.


Day 14: Thu., Feb. 2

• “I want to pray for Arnold’s ratings.” — Trump at the national prayer breakfast, attacking current Celebrity Apprentice host Arnold Schwarzenegger

• White House adviser Kellyanne Conway cites the “Bowling Green massacre” to justify the immigration ban. There has never been a Bowling Green massacre.

• Nordstrom pulls Ivanka Trump’s branded clothing, citing the line’s performance.

• “Failing” New York Times reports big increase in digital subscriptions for end of 2016.

• Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow.

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