January 22, 2017

Trump says he is at war with the media, apparently upset with reports of low turnout for inauguration. “As you know, I have a running war with the media. They are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth.”   http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/21/media/donald-trump-war-with-the-media/

Millions of women march around the country. “Hundreds of thousands of women… filled long stretches of downtown Washington around the White House and National Mall. Hundreds of thousands more women thronged New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston to rebuke Trump on his first full day in office.”   https://www.yahoo.com/news/challenge-trump-women-protesters-swarm-streets-across-u-002600625.html

More people reportedly showed up for Women’s March than inauguration. “The city’s public transit service, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, recorded about 275,000 trips as of 11 a.m. Saturday, more than the 193,000 it recorded by 11 a.m. Friday ahead of Trump’s inauguration speech and parade.”   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/01/21/500000-expected-attend-womens-march-washington-metro-crowded/96880138/

Suspects in shooting at anti-Yiannopoulos protest at University of Washington questioned and released by police, still not clear if the victim was a protester.   http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jan/21/2-in-custody-following-uw-protest-shooting-release/

Still no motive given for shooting of U.S. diplomat by U.S. citizen in Guadalajara, Mexico.   http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-violence-diplomat-idUSKBN14U2HU

Trump’s press secretary apparently caught lying at first press conference. “Photographs of the National Mall in Washington DC and public transport figures for the city cast serious doubt on Sean Spicer’s angry insistence that Donald Trump drew “the largest audience ever to witness and inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe”.”   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/22/trump-inauguration-crowd-sean-spicers-claims-versus-the-evidence

Wealthy Trump supporters reportedly seated on the platform at Trump inauguration. “…Sheldon Adelson (casino owner), Steve Wynn (casino owner), Carl Icahn (billionaire investor), Harold Hamm (oil industry), Lew Eisenberg (private equity fund), Woody Johnson (sports team owner) and Phil Ruffin (casino owner)… Hushang Ansary (oil industry), Roy Bailey (businessman), Brian Ballard (lobbyist), Tom Barrack (investor), Joe Craft (coal), Louis DeJoy (logistics), Robert Grand (law firm), Diane Hendricks (building materials), Peter Kalikow (real estate), Richard Lefrak (real estate), Ed McMullen, Steve Roth (real estate), Anthony Scaramucci (hedge fund), Tommy Hicks (equity fund), Gentry Beach (investor), Ray Washburne (investor), and Ron Weiser (real estate).”   https://theintercept.com/2017/01/21/identify-trump-donors/   and   http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/news/a8772/steven-mnuchin-trump-transition-fundraiser/   and   https://medium.com/public-citizen/the-people-shaping-trumps-inauguration-b7cc61eff2b0

Death toll in accidental airstrikes on refugee camp in Nigeria could exceed 230.   https://www.yahoo.com/news/nigeria-botched-air-strike-may-killed-236-people-163104709.html

General strike in Israel over demolitions of Bedouin homes.  http://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-arabs-on-strike-over-bedouin-home-demolitions/

“Trumpomania” in Russia: “Trump’s election has generated enormous enthusiasm in Russia because his warm words about Russia and Putin have given us hope that the USA and the West will stop their attack on Russia.”   http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-inauguration-russia-idUSKBN1541S6

CIA employees cheer and applaud after Trump tells them the press “are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth.”   https://reason.com/blog/2017/01/21/listen-to-cia-spooks-applaud-trump-for-b

 

 

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January 22, 2017

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