ANNO XII  Luglio 2018.  Direttore Umberto Calabrese

Lunedì, 20 Febbraio 2017 19:08

Donald Trump's rocky first month

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It has been a turbulent month since Donald Trump took charge as the 45th US President on the 20th January. Those who thought he was going to “settle down” once he got into the White House have had to think again. Shortly after his inaugural parade ended, Trump went directly to the Oval Office and signed his first executive order as president. He christened the Resolute Desk by signing an order to confirm General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense and another order to ‘ease the burden of Obamacare’.

Six days later, relations between Mexico and the US plunged to a new low because of the wall that Trump wanted his neighbour from the South to pay for. President Peña Nieto, and the meeting between the two leaders was cancelled.

Donald Trump’s decision to ban immigration from a string of Muslim-majority nations sparked fury around the world as refugees and migrants were prevented from boarding flights to the US.

A federal judge in Seattle, James Robart, ruled on February 3 that the order be suspended temporarily “on a nationwide basis”.

The White House issued a statement announcing the justice department would seek an emergency stay to reinstate the ban while the president took to Twitter yet again.

The Trump administration was then hit by Michael Flynn’s resignation. The National Security Adviser left his post over allegations he discussed US sanctions with Russia before Donald Trump took office.

Trump went on to accuse his own intelligence agencies of acting like their Russian counterparts by leaking information to the press. The president’s war against the news media then escalated to new heights when he labeled it ‘the enemy of the American people.’

Donald Trump’s feud with the media recently exploded into an all-out war during a heated press conference and from now on, it seems as though this particular battle will be fought in the public eye. (Euronews)

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