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

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100 Days of Trump: From ‘American Carnage’ to Harrisburg
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Day 29: Fri., Feb. 17

• The Senate confirms Oklahoma’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt, as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

LOCAL: City Paper catches up with members of the Pittsburgh legal community calling for resistance against Trump administration.

• In a tweet — deleted and then followed by an amended tweet — Trump declares the media “the enemy of the American people.”

Day 30: Sat., Feb. 18

• Reuters reports that the FBI has three separate investigations, including one at its Pittsburgh office, into the suspected Russian hacking during the election.

• During his rally in Florida, Trump cites non-existent terror-related event in Sweden: “You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden.

Day 31: Sun., Feb. 19

• “I don’t have any issues with the press myself.” — Defense Secretary James Mattis, responding to a question about Trump’s criticism of the media

Day 32: Mon., Feb. 20

• Trump names U.S. Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security advisor.

• The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) drops journalist and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos from its upcoming event after a video surfaces of Yiannopoulos condoning sexual relationships with teenage boys. Simon & Schuster cancels Yiannopoulos’ book deal.

Day 33: Tue., Feb. 21

• Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from his post as technology editor at Breitbart news.

LOCAL: U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy cancels an event in Pittsburgh; City Paper explains why.

• Trump visits the National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C., and gives some remarks:

>> And HUD [Department of Housing and Urban Development] has a meaning far beyond housing. If properly done, it’s a meaning that’s as big as anything there is, and Ben [Carson] will be able to find that true meaning and the true meaning of HUD as its secretary.

>> I also want to thank Senator Tim Scott for joining us today. Friend of mine — a great, great senator from South Carolina. I like the state of South Carolina. I like all those states where I won by double, double, double digits.

• “Give him time.” — Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe on Trump

Day 34: Wed., Feb. 22

The Washington Post debuts a new motto for its front page: “Democracy Dies in Darkness.”

• Trump administration withdraws federal protections on transgender bathroom use in public schools. 

• At Standing Rock, N.D., the protest camp opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline begins to disperse.

LOCAL: For City Paper, comics journalist Em DeMarco sketches out what rights immigrants have under the law.

• Town-hall meetings with Congresspeople are getting raucous. The Washington Post offers a handy online Yell-o-Matic that lets readers pick politicians from a menu and watch videos of them being yelled at.

LOCAL: City Paper covers the Rothfus-less town hall and Tuesdays With(out)Toomey.

Seven Earth-sized planets in a temperate zone have been spotted around a nearby star.

Day 35: Thu., Feb. 23

• The four-day CPAC conservative conference begins in Washington, D.C.

• Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinds Obama guidance on reducing the use of private prisons.

• Reuters publishes an interview with Trump in which he says he wants to expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal: “If countries are going to have nukes, we’re going to be at the top of the pack.”

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