Written by Peter CarterJanuary 30, 2017
Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America has had a crazy first week in office.
It all began with the White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s scolding journalists for ‘inaccurately’ reporting how many people attended Mr Trump’s inauguration, as many photos online compared the crowd to that of the crowd Obama’s inauguration pulled or the women’s march.
Trump then declared his tax records would not be made public unlike the Presidents before him.
Following this, Donald Trump withdrew America from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States that took 7 years to complete.
But he was not done yet, Trump banned providing federal money to international family planning groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information to women and also passed a bill that would ‘permanently ban US women from using federal funds or private healthcare for abortion services’.
By mid-week he had ordered the wall he proposed throughout his campaign be build on the border of Mexico, at
Mexico’s expense of an estimated $20 billion. Which Mexico has refused.
He stated that there were many illegal voters and pledged to get to the bottom of the situation. Trumps own daughter Tiffany is enrolled to vote in two states, as his Trumps son in law.
Friday saw the president stopping refugees from entering the country and instituting a full entrance ban on visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. He has also promised to publish a list of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants each week.
As Waleed Aly put it, ‘that was week one‘.
We cannot predict what week two of the Trump presidency will bring, but we can guess there will be many more shocks to come over his term severed.