On February 6th, 2017, NBC news revealed that the al Qaeda operative targeted by the disastrous Navy SEAL raid that left one SEAL and an 8-year-old American girl dead is still alive and taunting DT in an audio message. This was the first military operation led by the DT administration and the White House has drawn serious criticism for not collecting enough intel before executing the raid.
On February 6th, 2017, the UK lawmakers stated that DT was not welcome to address the UK Parliament on his upcoming state visit. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said, “I would not wish to issue an invitation to President Trump to speak. I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and to sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons.” Prime Minister Theresa May extended the invitation to DT after her visit to the US, sparking massive protests across the UK and a petition signed by 1.8 million Brits to keep DT out of their country.
On February 6th, 2017, DT went on a Twitter tantrum (again), this time stating that "Any negative polls are fake new," apparently in response to his disastrous approval rating (he has the highest disapproval rating in the shortest amount of time in the history of polling), and calling out individual news sources CNN, ABC, and NBC, as well as reserving a separate tweet for disparaging his most hated outlet, the New York Times. He also plugged, twice, an extended replay of his heavily criticized interview on Fox News. This pattern of self-aggrandizement and victimization was heavily analyzed by German magazine Der Spiegel yesterday, who compared DT to Roman emperor Nero.
On February 6th, 2017, the "failing" New York Times (remember to subscribe, everyone!) reported on DT's statement in his highly criticized interview with Bill O'Reilly that the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act (known colloquially as "Obamacare") will probably not happen this year.
On February 6th, 2017, multiple outlets, in stories related to the above, analyzed the extent to which DT's policies, including the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, as well as DT's threatened trade war with Mexico, would hurt the people who voted for him the most. It's unclear how they are defining "the people who voted for him," as exit polls consistently showed that DT drew more voters from those with annual incomes over $50,000, while those in lower income brackets or poverty voted for Secretary Clinton.
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On February 6th, 2017, while speaking to at MacDill Air Force Base, DT accused "the dishonest press" of covering up terrorist attacks, claiming that attacks are so widespread and the media so wicked that, "It's gotten to a point where it's not even reported, and in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn't even want to report it." There is no evidence whatsoever to support this, saying only, "They have their reasons and you understand that." No military officer has come forward to explain what or whether they understand.
On February 6th, 2017, while speaking to at MacDill Air Force Base, DT also promised that he would spend an "historic" amount of money on outfitting the US military, though it is unclear if he has any idea what historic numbers for military investment are or if he is simply using the word as he has in describing his bottom 1/3 electoral college win, which is to say, without meaning.
On February 6th, 2017, the Justice Department appealed a Federal Judge's order blocking DT's executive ordering barring entry to the US by visa holders from 7 majority Muslim nations. An hour long oral argument is scheduled for hearing at 3:00 PM tomorrow.
On February 6th, 2017, Senate Democrats refused to yield the floor in advance of the vote to confirm disastrously unqualified Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. The current tally of votes for and against is 50/50, with Mike Pence acting as a tie breaker, and who will obviously support DeVos. They will spend the last 24 hours before the vote on Tuesday reiterating why they will not vote for her.
On February 6th, 2017, The Baltimore Sun ran a heart rending and importantly frightening op-ed title "Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump" that details the atrocious acts committed by customs officials the weekend that DT's executive order barring entry to the US by visa holders from 7 majority Muslim nations. It is a must read, and a call to arms to not let this administration rob us of our humanity. Keep your lists. Write down what you would never do. Do not let yourself fall in line.