Key events since Donald Trump's inauguration, paired with daily
video clips from: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central), The Late Show
with Stephen Colbert (CBS), and Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC).
According to a Gallup poll only 45 percent of Americans approve of Trump's job performance over first three days of his presidency
Trump signs an executive order withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.
Trump addresses Congressional Republican leaders at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, along with British Prime Minister Theresa May
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto cancels a proposed meeting with Trump due to the controversy where Trump suggested Mexico pay fully for the wall
Sean Spicer announces that the border wall might be funded by a 20% tax on imports from Mexico
Acting Attorney General Sally Yates informs White House Counsel Don McGahn that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn's public account of his interactions with Russian officials during the transition were untruthful, making him vulnerable to blackmail
Trump states "the murder rate in our country is the highest it's been in 47 years"
Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell silences Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as she tries to read aloud from a letter written by Coretta Scott King.
McConnell states "She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."
Undeterred, Warren reads the 1986 letter aloud before a live Facebook feed outside the Senate chambers. In her letter, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr. urges Congress to block the nomination of Jeff Sessions for federal judge.
The Washington Post, citing nine sources, reports that national security advisor Michael Flynn had a phone conversation with Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.
The call came soon after President Obama sanctioned Russia for interfering in the election. In the call, Flynn suggests the possibility of sanctions relief once Trump is president. The call is monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies.
Flynn initially denied he had discussed sanctions in an interview with The Post but then amended his comment. He “indicated that while he had no recollection of discussing sanctions, he couldn’t be certain that the topic never came up.”
Kellyanne Conway hawks Ivanka Trump's clothing and accessories on Fox & Friends
Later, during his daily press briefing, Sean Spicer says Conway has been "counseled" regarding her comments.
In San Francisco, the Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal rule against reinstating the travel ban
In a White House address to Face the Nation, Senior Advisor Stephen Miller makes several outlandish comments, among them "that the powers of the President to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned."
Trump's pick for labor secretary Andrew Puzder withdraws his nomination. As CEO of Hardees and Carls Jr. he was already involved in several labor conflicts before Oprah gave a tape to the Senate where Puzder's wife accuses him of domestic abuse.
Memorable quotes include: "We got 306 electoral college votes...I guess it was the biggest electoral college win since Ronald Reagan." "I am the least anti-semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life"
When asked by African-American reporter April Ryan if he would include the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) in his work to revitalize American urban centers, Trump responds "Do you want to set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours? Set up the meeting."
In an address as newly minted Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson states "that's what America is about - a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer even harder for less"
FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee that he has "no information" of any wiretapping of Trump conducted by the Obama administration, and that the FBI is investigating "links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government"
Trump tweets: Watch @JudgeJeanine on @FoxNews tonight at 9:00 P.M.
On her show Judge Jeanine states "Paul Ryan needs to step down as Speaker of the House!" She endorses to Trump with "This is NOT on President Trump. No one expected a businessman to completely understand the nuances, the complicated ins and outs of Washington and its legislative process."
Trump removes Steve Bannon from the National Security Council
Days after reports that Fox News paid a total of $13M to settle sexual harassment claims brought against host Bill O'Reilly, the NYTimes reports that Trump praised Bill O'Reilly as “a good person” and declared, “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”
Pepsi pulls their controversial ad featuring Kendall Jenner at a fictitious protest rally. The ad draws unfortunate comparisons to an actual standoff between Ieshia Evans and riot police at a Baton Rouge protest in July, and effectively trivializes the Black Lives Matter movement.
Image credit: Jonathan Bachman (R) / You Tube/Reuters
In an interview with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo Trump discusses the strikes on Syria. After first describing the dessert cake he and Chinese president Xi Jinping were enjoying, Trump says "So what happens is I said we've just launched 59 missiles heading to Iraq and I wanted you to know this. And he was eating his cake. And he was silent." to which Bartiromo asks "to Syria?" and Trump answers "Yes. Heading toward Syria."
In a SiriusXM radio interview with Salena Zito, Trump says "I mean, had Andrew Jackson been a little bit later, you wouldn't have had the Civil War. And he was, he was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War. He said 'There is no reason for this.' " In fact, Andrew Jackson died 16 years before the Civil War started.
Wrapping up his thoughts in that interview, Trump says "People don't realize, you know that, the Civil War - if you think about it, why? People don't ask that question, but why was there the Civil War?"
Montana GOP congressional candidate Greg Gianforte "body slams" a reporter when asked about the Republican healthcare plan, one day before the state election. Despite his misdemeanor assault charge, Gianforte wins.
To kick off his trumpeted infrastructure week, Trump holds a formal ceremony where he seems to sign a bill meant to privatize the nation's air traffic control system. In fact, the document signed is nothing more than a non-binding set of recommendations.
Trump tweets: The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.
Trump tweets: People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie defends Trump's words to James Comey: "What you're seeing is a president who is now, very publicly, learning about the way people react to what he considers to be normal New York conversation."
Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee: "The administration then chose to defame me, and more importantly the FBI, by saying that the organization was in disarray. That it was poorly led. That the workforce had lost confidence in its leader. Those were lies, plain and simple."
Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick steps down amid ongoing sexual harassment scandals. At a board meeting before employees, board member Arianna Huffington says that "there's a lot of data that shows when there's one woman on the board, it's much more likely that there will be a second woman on the board". Fellow board member David Bonderman interrupts her with "Actually, what it shows is that it's much likely to be more talking." Bonderman, too, later resigns.
Trump tweets The Fake News Media has never been so wrong or so dirty. Purposely incorrect stories and phony sources to meet their agenda of hate. Sad!
Trump tweets Fake News is at an all time high. Where is their apology to me for all of the incorrect stories???
The first time in over six months that Trevor Noah's opener does NOT mention Donald Trump
A man opens fire at a group of Republican lawmakers as they practice for a charity baseball game, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise. The shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, is killed by Capitol Police.
Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow makes the Sunday morning rounds with appearances on CBS, CNN, NBC, and Fox News. In all cases Sekulow states that Trump is NOT under investigation. Yet in an interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace, Sekulow states "And now he's being investigated by the Department of Justice" When called on it, Sekulow retracts "I do not appreciate you putting words in my mouth when I've been crystal clear that the president is not and has not been under investigation!"
The Washington Post reports that a photo of Trump on a March 1, 2009 cover of Time Magazine, seen hanging in over four of his resorts, is a fake. There was no March 1 edition, and Trump never appeared on the cover that year.
Trump attacks MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough with tweets: I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came.. ...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!
Donald Trump Jr. reveals that he, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower during the campaign, in hopes of obtaining damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump Jr. voluntarily releases emails (via Twitter) between himself and publicist Rob Goldstone, in which Trump is offered an opportunity to collude with Russia: "Emin just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting.
The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.
This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump - helped along by Aras and Emin.
What do you think is the best way to handle this information and would you be able to speak to Emin about it directly?"
Trump Jr.'s response: "I love it"
The Senate votes to advance the debate on healthcare legislation with Mike Pence's tiebreaking vote.
Arizona Senator John McCain (R) flies back to Washington following brain surgery, gives an impassioned speech that while he voted to extend debate on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, he would not support the bill in its current form.
Later that same evening McCain votes for the bill.
Nevertheless, the bill fails, with nine other Republican senators voting against.
Trump tweets After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...... ....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming..... ....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you
In a surprise twist, Senator John McCain votes against the "skinny repeal" bill.
Trump tweets I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff. He is a Great American.... ...and a Great Leader. John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration. Kelly, a retired four-star general, replaces ousted Reince Priebus.
Trump later tweets I would like to thank Reince Priebus for his service and dedication to his country. We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him!