Trump Timeline

The Takeover of Trump – Timeline

I have decided it will be valuable to capture a timeline on the takeover of Trump.  This came to me as a result of Trump’s decision to strike Syria with about five dozen cruise missiles.  Whether you believe there has been a takeover, whether you believe he hasn’t been taken over but is playing three dimensional chess, or whether you believe we are seeing Trump for what he has always been – a politician who would say anything to win office – it seems to me that capturing this timeline is going to be of value.

This list provides daily headlines about Trump. I am trying to remain focused on the following themes:

·        Where Trump pushes against the establishment
·        Where the establishment pushes back at Trump
·        Where one side or the other has a victory

You will see below a real work in progress.  I am not satisfied with it as most of the sources are mainstream sources – the result of taking from page 1 of Google search results.  The searches were on one word: Trump.  I want to do further searches, using Trump AND each of the following: Russia, Putin, spygate, recount, Electoral College, Flynn, Mattis, McCain, Schumer, Graham, Bannon.

I will ask: if you believe I have / am neglecting any major theme or story, let me know and send a link.  I will add it to the list and follow the thread as necessary.

Also, I have started the list with the day of his election.  I do intend to go earlier, as so many of the events and statements during the campaign must be captured.

Keep in mind: I provide the list without having read every linked article or essay.  Further, the list, already very long yet with so much to add, is not intended to provide a full narrative or tell a story.  It is intended to be a reference, a starting point.

With that, let’s begin.


8: Donald Trump Wins the 2016 Election
10: Obama says he and Trump had 'excellent conversation'; President-Elect Trump Calls Obama 'Very Good Man'
11: Trump and advisers hedge on major pledges, including Obamacare and the wall; Vice President-Elect Pence to Take Over Trump Transition Effort
12: Here’s why Trump is already waffling on Obamacare
13: Donald Trump Says He'll Deport 2-3 Million People Once In Office; GOP President-Elect Donald Trump Says Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Settled' Law
14: Donald Trump Thanks Alex Jones, Set to Appear on This Crazy Person’s Show Again; Donald Trump’s Great Bait and Switch
15: Donald Trump says New York Times apologized for 'bad coverage' of him; Firings and Discord Put Trump Transition Team in a State of Disarray; Trump faces growing tension with key Republicans over national security issues
16: Donald Trump denies transition disarray after sackings
17: Donald Trump's Big 10 foreign policy pledges -- will he stick to them?; Bankers celebrate dawn of Trump era
18: What Trump Has Said About a Muslim Registry; Trump met with prominent anti-vaccine activists during campaign
19: Donald Trump’s Potential Conflicts of Interest Continue To Mount; Democrats plan assault on Trump's ethical conflicts
20: How the Left Created Trump
21: The Electoral College Was Meant to Stop Men Like Trump From Being President; Bannon set up Trump-Gabbard meeting
22: Trump Won Despite Being Unpopular, So Can He Govern That Way?; Trump’s Businesses Represent an Impossible Conflict of Interest
23: The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by 10,704; Trump turning away intelligence briefers since election win; Trump: I'd love to make Israel-Palestine peace deal
24: Trump's team of gazillionaires; Trump's Cabinet begins to take shape; Trump expected to tap billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary; Donald Trump's Environmental Reset
25: Trump's media feud enters new era; Trump's team of rivals: Fighting spills into public; Electoral College must reject Trump unless he sells his business, top lawyers for Bush and Obama say
26: Trump condemns Castro as 'brutal dictator'; Letters To California Mosques Praise Donald Trump, Promise Genocide
27: With No Evidence, Trump Claims 'Millions' Voted Illegally
28: Trump attacks CNN reporter over voter fraud claims; Drama, disputes and falsehoods roil Trump's transition to White House
29: How to manipulate Donald Trump; Trump denounces flag burning, Twitter points out it is constitutional
30: Donald Trump: A list of potential conflicts of interest; Trump is surrounding himself with generals. That's dangerous; Trump's conservative dream team

1: Trump's Carrier speech 'absolutely chilling,' economic analyst says; Trump Gushes About Pakistan In Call With Its Prime Minister; Trump's Loans From Troubled German Bank Pose Conflict Of Interest
2: Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, an Affront to China; Donald Trump, Loser-in-Chief
3: Donald Trump keeps confirming fears about his diplomatic skills
4: Trump Takes On China in Tweets on Currency, South China Sea; Woman’s Epic Anti-Trump Twitter Rant Goes Viral
5: Donald Trump meets with Al Gore on climate change; Why I Will Not Cast My Electoral Vote for Donald Trump; Every Insane Thing Donald Trump Has Said About Global Warming
6: Trump lays out non-interventionist U.S. military policy; Trump: Cancel Boeing’s Air Force One contract
7: 2016 Person of the Year: Donald Trump; Donald Trump seeks Obama advice on appointments
8: Trump's Presidency Is Shaping Up to Be an American Tragedy
9: Donald Trump is actually a fascist; Trump: No Cabinet post for Rudy Giuliani; Trump vows to axe a dreaded surtax on the upper middle class; Scott Pruitt, Trump's EPA pick, rejects climate science and fights for fossil fuels
10: CIA Concludes Russian Interference Aimed To Elect Trump; Trump likely to name Exxon CEO secretary of state
11: TRUMP: I'm a 'smart person,' don't need intelligence briefings every single day; Trump says 'nobody really knows' if climate change is real; Trump vows no ‘wrecking ball’ to Obama legacy – but signals big changes; Donald Trump Fuels Rift With CIA Over Russian Hack
12: Listen Closely: Donald Trump Proposes Big Mideast Strategy Shift; Why the CIA Thinks Russia Wanted Trump to Win; Clinton Campaign Demands Intelligence on Possible Russian Efforts to Elect Trump; Trump attack on Lockheed Martin foreshadows war on defense industry; Trump on dismantling Obama's legacy: 'No, no, no'
13: Here Are 16 Examples Of Donald Trump Being Racist; How Donald Trump's Business Ties Are Already Jeopardizing U.S. Interests; Trump's Cabinet Picks 'Take The Establishment And Shake It Upside Down'; Trump rewrites US foreign policy on the fly
14: Trump Grill could be the worst restaurant in America; Trump meets Silicon Valley elite after mutual mistrust in campaign; Is Trump Starting Something With China He Can’t Finish?
15: Trump Lashes Out At 'Vanity Fair,' One Day After It Lambastes His Restaurant; Trump and ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ Are Too Similar for Comfort; Will Electors Vote Their Conscience and Prevent a Trump Presidency?
16: Donald Trump raises specter of treason; Trump has been lying about the Russian hack; Nine Ways to Oppose Donald Trump
17: Is Donald Trump Mentally Ill? 3 Professors Of Psychiatry Ask President Obama To Conduct ‘A Full Medical And Neuropsychiatric Evaluation’; Donald Trump Blasts China’s ‘Unpresidented’ Seizure Of U.S. Navy Drone
18: Time to face reality, Obama — Trump is going to be president; 'SNL' Hammers Donald Trump as a 'Gift' to Vladimir Putin for Christmas; Donald Trump’s questionable intelligence: All those false claims about his academic record and derision of others bespeak profound insecurity
19: Donald Trump Reportedly Plans To Keep Private Security Team As President; Donald Trump Secures Electoral College Win, With Few Surprises; Bill Clinton bashes Trump, blames 'angry white men' and Comey for wife's loss; Bill Clinton: Trump 'doesn't know much'
20: Trump strikes back at Bill Clinton: 'He doesn't know much'; Never Normalize: Why Trump’s Presidency Is Illegitimate And How To Respond; The Case for Donald Trump’s Impeachability
21: Trump Is Already Ditching His Movement; Trump Names Carl Icahn as Adviser on Regulatory Overhaul; Donald Trump and the Republicans Have No Mandate
22: Trump Says the U.S. Should Expand Its Nuclear Capacity; Trump Pressures Obama Over U.N. Resolution on Israeli Settlements; Donald Trump struggling to secure talent to perform at inauguration; Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin agree: Let's revive the nuclear arms race
23: Trump Says US Would 'Outmatch' Rivals in a New Nuclear Arms Race; Trump's comments on nuclear weapons rattle U.S. officials and foreign leaders; Trump's driver's license casts doubt on height claims; Trump warns UN after Israel vote: 'Things will be different' soon
24: Trump’s unpopularity threatens to hobble his presidency; Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump; Trump's Syria conundrum
25: Trump's 'landslide': 2,623 to 489 among U.S. counties; Trump May Kill Us All: Here’s a Letter; Why Trump voters are not welcome in my house this holiday; Donald Trump and the Triumph of Climate-Change Denial
26: President Obama says he could have beaten Trump; Trump repeating some behaviors he criticized in Clinton; Troubling Signs for Science under Trump; Trump poised for cost-cutting battle with defense contractors
27: Do you suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome?; 'You cannot eat here': Hawaii café riles residents with ban on Trump voters
28: Trump: 'NOT' a smooth transition after Obama 'roadblocks'; Donald Trump's False Bragging About His Charitable Giving
29: Donald Trump, After Dismissing Hacking, Agrees to an Intelligence Briefing; Donald Trump dismisses US sanctions threat to Russia; Congress leaves Trump with unlimited war powers; Trump’s Extreme Oligarchy; Trump's pick for budget chief loves gold and bitcoin
30: Donald Trump Praises Vladimir Putin: ‘I Always Knew He Was Very Smart!’; Kremlin Names Trump Employee of the Month; Trump refuses to face reality about Russia; 9 last-minute Obama moves to stymie Trump's agenda
31: Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!
1: Impeaching Trump; Here are the eight Trump Cabinet picks Democrats plan to target; Traveling abroad in the age of Trump; Defying Donald Trump's Kleptocracy
2: The Media Outlets Poised To Become Trump’s Personal Propaganda Machine; Many in US Skeptical Trump Can Handle Presidential Duties
3: Trump blasts General Motors: Make Chevy Cruze model in US or 'pay big border tax'; Trump and Senate Move Quickly to Repeal Affordable Care Act
4: Donald Trump Plans Revamp of Top U.S. Spy Agency; Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim; Trump in 2010: WikiLeaks 'disgraceful,' there 'should be like death penalty or something'
5: Trump sits for sworn deposition in Trump Tower; Former CIA director James Woolsey quits Trump transition team; Two contractors allege getting stiffed for work on Trump's D.C. hotel
6: Putin Led a Complex Cyberattack Scheme to Aid Trump, Report Finds; Despite Objections, Congress Certifies Donald Trump’s Election; Trump, Putin, and the Big Hack; Donald Trump's face-off with spy chiefs on hacking comes to a head
7: Trump: Only 'stupid' people think warm ties with Russia are a bad thing; Dan Coats Announced as Trump’s Pick for Director of National Intelligence;
8: The Young Trump: Jared Kushner is more like his father-in-law than anyone imagines; Trump mentioned Wikileaks 164 times in last month of election, now claims it didn’t impact one voter
9: Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep 'overrated' after Golden Globes speech; How to remove Trump from office; Jared Kushner Named Senior White House Adviser to Donald Trump
10: Trump Received Unsubstantiated Report That Russia Had Damaging Information About Him; Vaccine critic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says he will chair Trump’s vaccine safety panel; Trump Says He’s ‘Exploring’ Forming Commission to Study Autism
11: Trump Says 'I Think It Was Russia' That Hacked the Democrats; FISA and the Trump Team: The idea that FISA could be used against political enemies always seemed far-fetched. Now it might not be; Trump melts down on Twitter: 'Are we living in Nazi Germany?'
12: Stop Underestimating Donald Trump: We can only keep him in check if we recognize his ability to do great harm; What Happened to Trump’s Honeymoon?
13: Trump National Security Adviser Called Russian Envoy Day Before Sanctions Were Imposed; Donald Trump's top team don't all agree with him on Russia
14: Trump rips 'all talk,' 'no action' civil rights icon Lewis; Obama and His Movement Prepare to Challenge President Trump
15: Trump Slams NATO, Floats Russia Nuke Deal in European Interview
16: As Trump Era Arrives, a Sense of Uncertainty Grips the World; Trump to Europe: Drop Dead: It’s time to say it: Donald Trump is a mortal threat to the Western alliance; Trump worries Nato with 'obsolete' comment; Trump's presidency is doomed
17: Trump Entering White House Unbent and Unpopular; Trump Disrupts World; Notorious Mercenary Erik Prince Is Advising Trump From the Shadows; Trump Enters Office With Historically Low Approval Rating; Trump's blast sends chill across Europe
18: ‘He Has This Deep Fear That He Is Not a Legitimate President’; Trump's health: What we could expect with the oldest incoming president; FBI, 5 other agencies probe possible covert Kremlin aid to Trump;
19: Trump team prepares dramatic cuts; Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Be a Fiasco for Donald Trump: The president-elect will only get smaller and less influential as broken promises pile up; Donald Trump has assembled the worst Cabinet in American history
20: Trump's inaugural speech in full – video
21: With False Claims, Trump Attacks Media on Turnout and Intelligence Rift; Trump, in CIA visit, attacks media for coverage of his inaugural crowds;
22: Trump fumes over inaugural crowd size; Rocky First Weekend for Trump Troubles Even His Top Aides; Trump’s Vainglorious Affront to the C.I.A.; Trump speaks with Netanyahu; 'Alternative Facts': The Needless Lies of the Trump Administration
23: Donald Trump Just Pulled Out of a Trade Pact Meant to Help the U.S. Compete With China; Trump Repeats Lie About Popular Vote in Meeting With Lawmakers; The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet; Trump tells business leaders he wants to cut regulations by 75% or 'maybe more'
24: Trump signs five more orders on pipelines, steel and environment; Trump Gives Green Light To Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines; “If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!”
25: Trump Orders Mexican Border Wall to Be Built; “I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and....”; Trump's 'control-alt-delete' on climate change policy
26: “The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. It has been a one-sided deal from the beginning of NAFTA with massive numbers...”; Donald Trump says torture 'absolutely works' -- but does it?
27: Trump Bars Refugees and Citizens of 7 Muslim Countries; Johns Hopkins’ Top Psychotherapist Releases Terrifying Diagnosis Of President Trump; Brody File Exclusive: President Trump Says Persecuted Christians Will Be Given Priority As Refugees;
28: Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry; World leaders condemn Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban'
29: Republicans Begin to Break With President Trump; Trump Defends His Immigration Ban Amid Uncertainty, Public Outcry; Trump's 'extreme vetting' would ban him from US; Trump warns senators ‘looking to start World War III’
30: Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Who Defied Him; Trump signs '2-for-1' order to reduce regulations; 3 Ways to Get Rid of President Trump Before 2020;
31: President Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court; Trump pushes drugmakers for lower prices, more U.S. production; Trump’s Grand Strategic Train Wreck; Trump Threatens Europe's Stability, a Top Leader Warns; The Abnormal Presidency of Donald Trump
1: Trump: I will tell McConnell to 'go nuclear' if Democrats hold up Gorsuch nomination; Trump on travel ban: 'Call it what you want';
2: Trump’s Enemies Within; Trump Named in More Than 50 Lawsuits Since Inauguration; Donald Trump's Blunder Down Under; McCain Steps In to Ease Tension With Australia Over Trump Insult; Ex-Obama Official Suggests ‘Military Coup’ Against Trump
3: Trump signs order to begin rolling back Wall Street regulations; Trump With a Tail; Trump has already blown it; Howard Stern Worries Trump’s ‘Sensitive Ego’ Won’t Survive Presidency; Trump’s Bluntness Unsettles World Leaders; This is how we can fight Donald Trump’s attack on democracy; 14 Versions Of Trump’s Presidency, From #MAGA To Impeachment
4: Trump just got checked and balanced; Trump’s attack on federal judge could backfire;
5: Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles; Trump: 'If something happens blame' the judge; Trump wants to push back against Iran, but Iran is now more powerful
6: Trump Seems to Side With Russia in Comments on Ukraine; Donald Trump Is Not Welcome To Address Parliament, U.K. Speaker Declares;
7: Leaks Suggest Trump’s Own Team Is Alarmed By His Conduct; In Meeting With Sheriffs, Trump Repeats False Murder Rate Statistic; Paul Ryan’s Craven Pact with Donald Trump
8: Trump’s faux-pas diplomacy: The State Department is struggling to contain the fallout as Trump goes off topic in calls with foreign leaders; Donald Trump, Middle-School President; Trump travel ban: President attacks 'so political' courts; Trump's 3 a.m. Phone Call [to Mike Flynn];
9: Trump Tells Xi Jinping U.S. Will Honor 'One China' Policy; Trump Attacks Senator's Credibility Over Gorsuch's Comments; Appeals Court Deals New Blow To Donald Trump’s Travel Ban Targeting Muslims; Exclusive: In call with Putin, Trump denounced Obama-era nuclear arms treaty; Trump vows 'phenomenal' tax announcement, offers no details;
10: Trump vexed by challenges, scale of government; The Long Road To Impeach Trump Just Got Shorter; Trump: New action coming on security next week; Trump’s China Cave-in Sends a Terrible Message
11: Trump-McCain feud takes new turn; 'A Sense of Dread' for Civil Servants Shaken by Trump Transition; States find new ways to troll Trump; PARKER: Prediction: Trump will be gone in two years
12: Trump travel ban: Policy adviser attacks US federal appeals court; Trump Navigates The Hazard Of Presidential Golf Outings; Trump impeached? You can bet on it;
13: Mental Health Professionals Warn About Trump; The Kremlin Is Starting to Worry About Trump; Trump, like Nixon, is incapable of change; Americans Say Trump Keeps Promises, Is Strong Leader
14: Trump Was Informed 17 Days Ago That Flynn Had Not Been Truthful; Russia: The scandal Trump can't shake; Donald Trump Just Broadcast a Dangerous Misconception About Autism Rates; Republican Painter: It's time to impeach Trump; Donald Trump Has Pulled an Epic Bait-and-Switch; The Fog of Trump; So, Umm, Is The Trump Administration In Disarray?
15: White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies; Why Trump Can't Come Clean on Russia; Donald Trump Versus the World; Admit it: Trump is unfit to serve; Donald Trump's ties to Russia go back 30 years; Trump: I can live with 2 or 1-state solution
16: Trump’s War With the Intelligence Community Is His Biggest Yet; For Trump and Russia, the fall of Michael Flynn is only the beginning; Trump goes on marathon rant against the media;
17: Trump must banish Bannon — or his presidency is doomed; Russian media no longer dazzled by Trump; Trump’s Flailing Foreign Policy Bewilders the World; What a Failed Trump Administration Looks Like
18: How Can We Get Rid of Trump?; Trump Has No Foreign Policy: There's no such thing as a Trump Doctrine, folks—just an incoherent mess;
19: 'Last Night in Sweden'? Trump's Remark Baffles a Nation; Looks Like Donald Trump Was Right About Sweden After All;
20: Russia Compiles Psychological Dossier on Trump for Putin; Contradicting Trump on Russia: Russian Officials; Opinion | I didn't think I'd ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit;
21: All of Trump's false and misleading claims: the first 100 days; Do These 10 Things, And Trump Will Be Toast;
22: Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students; President Trump is losing his war with the media; Trump facing revived criticism from GOP ranks, ahead of high-stakes address; The possible ties between Trump and Russia, explained
23: I Was a Muslim in Trump's White House; Trump Is Bad for Water and Puppies; Witches Plan To Cast Mass Spell Against Donald Trump; Trump adviser hails 'new political order'
24: Trump's 'brain' Steve Bannon emerges from the shadows; Donald Trump's latest step toward tyranny;
25: France's President Criticizes Trump Over Paris Remarks; Trump Voters, Your Savior Is Betraying You; “I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!”
26: These Iowans voted for Trump. Many of them are already disappointed; The First 100 Lies: The Trump Team’s Flurry Of Falsehoods; Trump to Propose 10% Defense Increase in Budget Plan, Aides Say; Time to talk Trump impeachment: Jason Sattler
27: Trump to Seek $54 Billion Increase in Military Spending; Trump and Paul Ryan Head for a Clash Over the Budget, and Ideology; Trump: ‘Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated’; Only a war can boost President Trump's low approval ratings; Trump Will Have To Break The Law To Pass His Budget
28: Donald Trump’s First Speech to Congress: 12 Highlights; Donald Trump Finally Sounded Like a President; Trump Calls For Paid Family Leave And Affordable Child Care
1: Trump’s Address to Congress: Here’s What Foreign Press Made of It; Donald Trump's Obsession With Applause; George Takei Skewers Donald Trump’s Speech To Congress In 11 Tweets; What ISIS Fighters Think of Trump; CONFIRMED: Obama Admin Sabotaged Trump’s Transition To The White House
2: 'Trump Slump' Could Mean Well Over $10 Billion Per Year in Lost Tourism Revenues; Sessions Revelations Leave Donald Trump in Another Fine Russian Mess; Top Trump Advisers Are Split on Paris Agreement on Climate Change; Trump’s Already Small Circle Of Trusted Advisers Suffers Another Big Blow: Attorney General Jeff Sessions can no longer protect the president from investigations involving Russia;
3: Mark Levin to Congress: Investigate Obama’s ‘Silent Coup’ vs. Trump; The web of relationships between Team Trump and Russia; Russiagate—How Donald Trump could become the new Nixon; President Trump's Untruths Are Piling Up; What We Already Know About Trump’s Ties to Russia Amounts to Treachery to the Republic
4: “How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”; Trump accuses Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower
5: Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump's Wiretapping Claim; Trump: Bonkers, paranoid or trapped?; Former Trump Adviser Roger Stone Admits Collusion With WikiLeaks, Then Deletes It; Schumer on Trump claims: Either way, the president is 'in trouble'
6: Trump's Divisive New Travel Ban; Why Trump's Latest Obama Accusation Could Backfire; Trump Knows the Feds Are Closing In on Him;
7: Trump Aides Address His Wiretap Claims: 'That's Above My Pay Grade; GOP Hill leaders back away from Trump on wiretap allegations; NSA Whistleblower Backs Trump Up on Wiretap Claims; Congress Can Remove Donald Trump From Office Without Impeaching Him;
8: White House Officials Say Trump Isn't Target of Any Investigation; The Myth of Trump's Loyalty; WikiLeaks Has Joined the Trump Administration
9: Donald Trump Is Undermining Intelligence Gathering; Trump’s knee-jerk calls for investigations could backfire; 6 days later, no more clarity from Trump on wiretapping claims; Trump's Ramped-Up Bombing in Yemen Signals More Aggressive Use of Military;
10: Exposed: Donald Trump's Sham Populism; Trump Abruptly Orders 46 Obama-Era Prosecutors to Resign; Trump’s Michael Flynn Headache Just Got Much Worse;
11: Trump travel ban: Judge declines to reinstate ruling; How Donald Trump could delegitimize his own government; Trump: Economy 'getting straightened out';
12: DOJ Asks for More Time After House Intel Committee Asks for Wiretap Evidence; Trump Voters Would Be Hit Hardest By Health Care Replacement Plan; Schiff questions Trump's credibility
13: Trump Broadens CIA Powers, Allows Deadly Drone Strikes; Using Air Quotes, White House Walks Back 'Wiretap' Talk;
14: Report: Trump’s 2005 Taxes Revealed; Trump's plan to dismember government;
15: Trump Plans Historic Cuts Across Government to Fund Defense; Trump Says He’ll Have More on ‘Wiretapping’ Claim Soon; Stop Saying Donald Trump Is Mentally Ill: He is a “reality” artist, building an evil new society; Trump in Graham's cross hairs as Russia probe kicks off
16: Trump Takes a Gamble in Cutting Programs His Base Relies On; Republicans pan Trump budget
17: Trump Offers No Apology for Claim on British Spying; Donald Trump Finally Pays a Price for His False and Reckless Words; Trump doesn’t shake hands with Merkel during photo op; Trump Embraces One Of Russia's Favorite Propaganda Tactics — Whataboutism
18: In One Rocky Week, Trump's Self-Inflicted Chaos on Vivid Display; New rifts emerge as Trump administration rejects free trade statement; Trump Tweets Suggest President (Still) Doesn’t Understand How NATO Works;
19: Trump’s Approval Rating Hits New Record Low; Donald Trump: A Fox News president; Pressure builds on Trump to back off wiretap accusations; Rep. Schiff: ‘Circumstantial Evidence of Collusion’ Between Trump Campaign, Russia; The Trump White House Civil War Deepens
20: President Trump faces his hardest truth: He was wrong; 5 takeaways from Comey’s Trump takedown; Could FBI investigation into Russia links ensnare Trump?;
21: Trump to GOP critics of health-care bill: 'I'm gonna come after you…’; Trump's 'Plan' for ISIS; Trump's Credibility Crisis Arrives;
22: Nunes claims some Trump transition messages were intercepted; The Trump Presidency Is Already a Joke; Trump's Wars: The president is doubling down on the Middle East quagmires he once criticized;
23: Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says; It's stand and deliver time for Trump and Congress on deregulation; In interview about his falsehoods, President Trump offers new ones; Trump’s Populist Mirage: Trump promised to revitalize the blighted heartland. His policies will punish them
24: In Major Defeat for Trump, Push to Repeal Health Law Fails; Trump's colossal failure; Inside the GOP’s Health Care Debacle; The Trump-Russia Investigation Is a Farce;
25: Trump Becomes Ensnared in Fiery GOP Civil War; Bannon Pushed Trump to Use Health Care Vote to Write Up “Enemies List”; Trump Will Resign By The Summer — Here’s How It’s Going To Happen; Trump Is Dragging Us Into Another War And No One Is Talking About It: While Americans have been focused on the ACA and Trump’s ties to Russia, Trump has been busy expanding the American troop presence inside Syria;
26: Trump Has Gone to a Golf Course at Least 13 Times in Nine-Week Presidency; Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised;
27: Trump Just Released His Plan to Gut Obama’s Climate Policies. It’s Worse Than You Thought; Schumer goes off on Trump supporter at NYC restaurant, witness says; Trump's Approval Rating Drops to New Low of 36%;
28: Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies; Trump's business network reached alleged Russian mobsters; Trump’s Environmental Executive Order Is As Stupid As It Is Damaging;
29: A body language expert breaks down 6 of Trump's handshakes; Trump Is a Chinese Agent; Can Trump End the War in Syria;
30: 'We Must Fight Them': Trump Goes After Conservatives of Freedom Caucus; 2 White House Officials Helped Give Nunes Intelligence Reports;
31: How Donald Trump crippled U.S. technology and science policy; Intelligence official who 'unmasked' Trump associates is 'very high up,' source says; FBI's Trump investigation proceeds despite political headwind;

1: Trump Needs a Brain; It's Not Over Yet for Donald Trump; A Presidency Stalled And Sputtering;
2: China Learns How to Get Trump's Ear: Through Jared Kushner; After golf with Trump, Paul says 'very optimistic' about ObamaCare repeal;
3: Why Trump Lies; Trump Is Wimping Out on Trade; Trump Pulls Back Obama-Era Protections For Women Workers; Susan Rice requested to unmask names of Trump transition officials, sources say;
4: Trump's Authoritarian Vision; Donald Trump's Latest Approval Rating Plunges as White Male Supporters Flee the President; Low approval will drive Trump to resign before he is impeached; Trump Administration Considers Far-Reaching Steps for ‘Extreme Vetting’;
5: Trump, Citing No Evidence, Suggests Susan Rice Committed Crime; Trump Removes Stephen Bannon From National Security Council Post; Trump: Syrian Chemical Attack an ‘Affront to Humanity’; Syria chemical attack has changed my view of Assad, says Trump
6: House intel chairman [Devin Nunes] stepping aside from House Russia investigation; Trump considering options for Syria retaliation, source says; Trump on Syria's Assad: 'Something should happen'; Trump launches military strike against Syria; Lawmakers praise Syria strike, want more consultation from White House; In Battle for Trump's Heart and Mind, It's Bannon vs. Kushner
7: Kremlin: Risk of US-Russia collision in Syria 'significantly increased'; Trump's change of heart on Syria; U.S. fires missiles at Assad airbase; Russia denounces 'aggression'; Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court; The Spoils of War: Trump Lavished With Media and Bipartisan Praise For Bombing Syria; Hey, Trump: If You Really Cared, You’d Welcome Syrian Refugees; Trump Fires Warning Shot in Battle Between Bannon and Kushner; Trump's bromance with Putin is history; After Syria strike, populist supporters abandon Trump at home and abroad
8: Trump to Bannon and Kushner: Work this out; Trump Is About To Find Out Why Obama Avoided Military Intervention In Syria; Trump to Congress: Syria strike was in 'vital national security interest' of US; Donald Trump, Inevitable Hawk: The 45th president’s worldview was eventually going to lead him into military conflict;
9: Trump officials tell Russia to drop its support for Syria's Assad; Russia and Iran warn US they will 'respond with force' if red lines crossed in Syria again; McCain: Trump administration 'partially to blame' for Syrian chemical attack; Graham: Assad telling Trump 'F you' by still using bombed Syrian base; Tillerson on Syria: Military Posture Towards Assad Has Not Changed. Trump Not Seeking Regime Change;
10: Trump administration sends mixed signals on Syria ahead of G7 meeting; US threatens new Syria strikes for gas attacks and barrel bombs
11: Tillerson brings tough line to Moscow over Russia's backing for Syrian regime; Trump warns China on North Korea: Help solve the problem or 'we will'; White House: Russia, Syrian regime trying to 'confuse' the world over chemical attacks;


  1. Thank you so much BM, although I have to admit reading some of that mainstream hubris tends to make my eyes bleed. I cant blame you for not reading it all yourself lol, but the important part is the day-by-day picture you've so generously collaged for us.

  2. A worthy project. It would be nice if you eventually turned this into a visual, rather than just text, to show more plainly his swing from good-ish policies to bad policies. Maybe several visuals for each topic?

    Friendly toward Russia --> Middle East escalation, Tillerson

    No regime-change wars --> bombs Syria

    Repeal Obamacare --> Obamacare 2.0 (Ryancare)

    Cut government spending --> Increases government spending

    Downsize the bureaucracy --> Lifts hiring freeze