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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:10 pm

Recapping Trump's first six weeks in office
Jan. 20: Trump takes the oath as the nation's 45th president.
Jan. 21: Speaking at the CIA, Trump mischaracterizes his past statements about the intelligence community, misstates the size of his inaugural crowd, and repeats his claim that the United States should have "kept" Iraq's oil.
Jan. 22: Appearing on "Meet the Press," White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says, "Our press secretary gave alternative facts" — about the size of the inaugural crowd.
Jan. 23: In a meeting with congressional leaders, Trump repeats claim that 3-5 million "illegals" voted in the election, but there is no credible evidence from experts to back up that assertion. Trump also meets with union leaders.
Jan. 24: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer responds to Trump's voter-fraud claim: "He believes what he believes."
Jan. 25: Trump signs border-wall and sanctuary-city executive actions.
Jan. 26: Mexico's president cancels visit to meet with Trump.
Jan. 27: Trump signs his immigration/travel ban and holds press conference with British Prime Minister May.
Jan. 29: Trump-ordered military raid in Yemen results in the death of one SEAL Team 6 member and the daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki. "Almost everything went wrong," a senior military official told NBC News.
Jan. 30: Trump fires the acting U.S. attorney general who directed Justice lawyers not to defend Trump's travel ban.
Jan. 31: Trump unveils his Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch.
Feb. 1: Trump administration puts Iran "on notice," as the Washington Post reports on a testy call the president has with Australia's prime minister.
Feb. 2: The Trump White House announces that the expansion of Israeli settlements "may not be helpful in achieving" Middle East peace, and that it will continue to study the issue.
Feb. 3: A federal judge appointed by George W. Bush temporarily blocks Trump's immigration/travel ban
Feb. 4: Trump blasts this judge. "The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!"
Feb: 5: 9th Circuit rejects Trump administration request to immediately restore the travel ban. In pre-Super Bowl interview, Trump appears to equate Russia's political violence under Vladimir Putin to violence in the United States.
Feb. 6: In front of U.S. military personnel, Trump declares that the news media doesn't cover terrorist attacks.
Feb. 8: Trump criticizes Nordstrom for dropping his daughter's clothing line. "My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!"
Feb. 9: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel unanimously refused to reinstate Trump's travel ban, as Trump retreats on his team's previous hesitance to recognize the "One China" policy.
Feb. 10: Trump holds bilateral meeting and press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Abe.
Feb. 13: National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigns just after the Washington Post first reported that the Justice Department had informed the White House that Flynn could be subject to blackmail; Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau.
Feb. 14: The New York Times reports that Trump's 2016 campaign "had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials."
Feb. 15: Trump meets at White House with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, as Labor secretary pick Andy Puzder withdraws his nomination.
Feb. 16: Trump gives wide-ranging, combative news conference from the White House.
Feb. 17: Trump tweets that news organizations including NBC News and the New York Times are "the enemy of the American People!"
Feb. 20: Trump names H.R. McMaster to be his new national security adviser.
Feb. 24: Trump addresses CPAC, where he criticizes the news media. Also, White House acknowledges that Chief of Staff Priebus asked FBI to knock down reporting on repeated contacts between the Trump campaign and Russians; GOP Rep. Darrell Issa calls for special prosecutor in Russia probe.
Feb. 27: White House releases budget outline calling for a $54 billion increase in military spending -- and offsetting cuts in other non-military spending.
Feb. 28: Trump delivers primetime address to Congress.
March 1: Washington Post reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Russia's envoy twice last year -- which he didn't disclose in his confirmation hearing.
March 2: Sessions recuses himself fromany federal inquiries involving Trump's 2016 campaign.

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