Here’s everything you need to know about Trump’s first week in office


President Trump’s first week in office was a busy one. He signed more than a dozen presidential actions, draped the Oval Office in gold and dominated headlines. Let’s break it down:

Inauguration Day, Jan. 20

Weekend, Jan. 21 and Jan. 22

Monday, Jan. 23

  • Trump wasn’t down with the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership). On his first official day on the job, he delivered the coup de grace to the free-trade agreement, which was already as good as dead in Congress.
  • The so-called global gag order is back. Trump reinstated a ban on government support for international aid groups that perform and discuss abortions.
  • Fact check: The 45th president said “illegals” cost him the popular vote. There’s no evidence for that.
  • A false report was the talk of the town. Time mistakenly reported that the bust of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been removed from the Oval Office and replaced with one of Winston Churchill. The magazine quickly corrected the error and apologized.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Wednesday, Jan. 25

  • Build that wall? Trump told the Department of Homeland Security to get started.
  • He also brought out the big stick, signing an executive order to withhold money from sanctuary cities. How it would work is unclear. Still, L.A. is not happy.
  • The alleged illegal voting saga continued. Trump wants a “major investigation” into voter fraud.
  • Speaking of which, the Washington Post reported that Tiffany Trump, White House spokesman Sean Spicer and other members of President Trump’s family and administration were registered to vote in two states.
  • Back to reality TV: Trump gave his first prime-time interview as president. Here’s what we learned.

Thursday, Jan. 26

Friday, Jan. 27

Saturday, Jan. 28

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1:05 p.m.: This article was updated with information about Trump’s immigration policy.

5:20 p.m.: This article was updated with information about Trump’s conversation with Putin and Saturday’s executive orders.


This article was originally published at 6 a.m.