Donald Trump

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  • The Trump Administration waited too long to book a hotel for the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany and had to find alternate accommodations because all the hotels in the town were booked by other dignitaries.
  • Energy Secretary Rick Perry seemed to not understand the law of supply and demand during a visit to a coal plant near Morgantown, West Virginia. Perry began by saying " here's a little economics lesson: supply and demand. You put the supply out there and the demand will follow.” The problem with that statement is that is not how the law of supply and demand works.
  • United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley complained that North Korea's missile test of a weapon that could reach the United States ruined her July 4th holiday plans because she was "spending [her] 4th in meetings all day. #ThanksNorthKorea."
  • Donald Trump gave a speech to a very friendly crowd in Warsaw Poland and that is very likely because the Polish government promised Trump cheering crowds and bused in thousands of people sympathetic to Mr. Trump.
  • Donald Trump seemed to not know what Presidential limo to enter after deplaning Air Force One when he arrived to D.C. after another weekend at one of his golf properties. Trump walked off his air plane and wandered around the tarmac before being redirected by a military aide who walked him to his limousine.
  • Donald Trump shared an edited video of himself body slamming a wrestler with a CNN logo blocking out his face in an apparent attempt to incite violence against the network and its reporters.
  • The commission Donald Trump set up to investigate the non-existent voter fraud problem in America asked all fifty states to give them confidential and sensitive voter information. The commission asked states to turn over the "dates of birth, political party (if recorded in your state), last four digits of social security number if available, voter history (elections voted in) from 2006 onward, active/inactive status, cancelled status, information regarding any felony convictions, information regarding voter registration in another state, information regarding military status, and overseas citizen information."
  • Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that banned anyone from seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the United States regardless if they are current Visa holders. The seven countries are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The order put a halt to accepting any refugees seeking asylum, no matter their country of origin, for 120 days. Update: A Federal District Court put an injunction on the ban. Update No. 2: Trump amended the ban and took Iraq off the list. Update No. 3: The Supreme Court allowed a portion of the ban to go into effect pending a full hearing on the ban in its term beginning in October.
  • Donald Trump committed one of the biggest no-no's in golf and drove his golf cart onto the green while during a game at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminister, New Jersey.
  • Donald Trump threatened former FBI Director Jim Comey in an early morning tweet to not talk to the press because there could be secret records of him speaking with Trump. Trump tweeted "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Update: Donald Trump admitted that he did not have any tapes of his conversations with James Comey.
  • Donald Trump called Ukraine by the wrong name and one that Ukrainians immensely dislike during a meeting with President Petro Poroshenko. Trump stated that it was a "great honor to be with President Poroshenko of the Ukraine." Ukrainians dislike when people say "the" before Ukraine because of its geopolitical implications and the country's history of being a USSR satellite state during the Cold War.
  • Donald Trump bragged about the Panama Canal "doing quite well" during a meeting with the country's President. Trump talked about how well the Panama Canal was built, but left out the fact that it was built over 100 years ago and that the country of Panama has fully controlled the canal since December 31, 1999.
  • White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer forced the press to turn off all audio and video devices before holding the daily press briefing and instead only allowed them to write down everything on paper.
  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team is investigating Donald Trump for potentially obstructing justice once he fired former FBI Director James Comey. Mueller's team will be interviewing Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and Rogers’s recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett to help determine if Trump interfered in Comey's FBI investigation and whether he obstructed justice if he did interfere. Update: Donald Trump confirmed in a early morning tweet that he was under investigation.
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose that he had two dinners with a Russian lobbyist during the 2016 Presidential campaign while under oath. When asked if he had any “any contacts with any representative, including any American lobbyist or agent of any Russian company” during the 2016 campaign he responded "I don't believe so" and didn't disclose the two dinners with Richard Burt, a former U.S. ambassador to Germany who now lobbies for a pipeline company owned by the Russian government.
  • Donald Trump seemed to confirm that he was under investigation for obstruction of justice during an early morning tweet storm lambasting the FBI investigation into his 2016 campaign and its potential dealings with the Russian government. Trump tweeted: "They [the FBI] made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice"
  • Donald Trump held his first ever cabinet meeting and made every cabinet member laud him for all the great work he is doing. This was Trump's first ever cabinet meeting.
  • Donald Trump blocked the veterans group VoteVets.org from his Twitter account after they wrote a tweet Trump didn't like. VoteVets has roughly 500,000 followers and the group accused Trump of having "no interest in hearing any type of dissent."
  • Donald Trump blocked VoteVets.org, a major national veterans group that has roughly 500,000 members, from his Twitter page after they questioned one of his tweets attacking the media. The group was responding to a tweet from Trump where he said "Fake News Media has never been so wrong or so dirty" and accused journalists of using "phony sources to meet their agenda of hate" and retorted with "You're describing your road to the White House to a T" and accusing the president of "colluding with an adversary of the United States." Trump blocked the group mere minutes later.
  • Donald Trump accused former FBI Director James Comey of lying under oath, which is a felony. Trump tweeted ""Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!" However, Trump did not say what, exactly, Comey supposedly lied about.