- Demonstrations: On Earth Day, around the world, in 600 locations, demonstrators are held Marches for Science. "There is no PLANet B".
- Russia: Russia bombers fly near Alaska for the 4th time in 4 days. They did not enter American airspace, American and Canadian fighter jets intercepted the two military aircrafts flying around the north coast of Alaska.
- Surgeon General: Trump asked SG Vivek H Murthy, appointed by Obama, to resign. It was not immediately clear why, pure speculation is that it is due to the Murthy's position on gun control, and his position that gun violence is a public health issue requiring addressing.
- The Wall: No House or Senate member that representing territory on the U.S.-Mexico border have expressed support for Trump's 1.4 billion funding proposal.
Day 94: Rest easy.
- Immigration/DREAMers/DACA: AG Jess Sessions says DREAMers, like "everyone that enters the country unlawfully," are "subject to deportation." On Friday Trump said, "We aren't looking to do anything right now" about DREAMers and that young people protected under this policy "should rest easy." Yeah, comforting. /sarcasm.
- France's Presidential Election: Two outsiders, the far-right Le Pen, and the more centrist/geopolitical liberal(?) Macron advance to a to a runoff election to take place May 7th.
- Poll: 96% of Trump voters said they would support Trump again. 67% of all polled said that the Democratic Party is out of touch with the concerns of most Americans, the % saying that about the Republican Party is 62%
Day 95: Good Press.
- Possibly Government Shutdown: Trump still pushing for funding for his wall and the ACA/Obamacare repeal/replace as Congress returns from a break with spending bill required by Friday to keep government open.
- Senate Trump-Russia Investigation: has no full time staff. The seven part-time staffers working on it have no significant investigation experience, and no interviews with key individuals have been conducted. (so the thought that the dysfunction of the House/Nunes led investigation did not matter because there was a Senate investigation Americans could trust… Well, that just went down the drain.)
- Midterms: Republican donors/leaders/candidates worried that the midterms will be a referendum on Trump (did they see the poll from yesterday's WTFJHT? Sadly I don't think they have as much to fear as they think…)
- North Korea briefing: An unusual thing - the entire U.S. Senate have been invited to the White House for a North Korea briefing.
- Corporate Taxes: Trump wants to cut them to 15%, even if it means loss of revenue, and likely to increase the procedural and partisan hurdles he faces in search of his first legislative victory. He tells staff he wants to prioritize reductions over deficit concerns.
Edited by sierraleone, 24 April 2017 - 05:34 PM.