The Morning Brew: Trump tweet Tuesday
Tuesday is here. And POTUS Trump tweets.
Trump tweet Tuesday
What has POTUS Trump had to say on his favorite social media platform as of late? A few things. Here are three:
Statement on the Appointment of Dana Boente as Acting Attorney General: https://t.co/fkAWOmnrsP— President Trump (@POTUS) January 31, 2017
The Oklahoman's Darla Slipke broke down the ballooning global dust-up over a President Trump-issued immigration ban for us in Monday's Morning Brew. Trump issued a contentious executive refugee and immigration ban Friday. The order stopped the U.S. refugee program and barred entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days. Protests erupted at airports around the nation. Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a Democratic appointee, told Justice Department attorneys not to defend the ban, The Associated Press reported. Trump gave her the boot in short order.
The AP reported:
"The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States," the White House press secretary's office said in a statement.
Trump named Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve in Yates' place until Sen. Jeff Sessions, his permanent pick for the position, is confirmed by the Senate.
Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world - a horrible mess!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2017
In a string of tweets during the president's second week in office, Trump downplayed the confusion and chaos that played out at airports across the country in the wake of his ban. He said 109 people were detained and held for questioning. According to the AP, White House officials clarified that was during the first 24 hours of the ban. An unnamed federal law enforcement official put the weekend figure at 400 between Friday and Sunday.
The American dream is back. We’re going to create an environment for small business like we haven’t had in many, many decades! pic.twitter.com/ZuJNaN6z8b— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017
The president issued an executive order on Monday that slashed regulation for businesses, but a few key regulations remained untouched, reported Reuters.
Trump's latest executive action will require that agencies cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced and it will set an annual cap on the cost of new regulations.
For the rest of fiscal 2017, the cap will require that the cost of any additional regulations be completely offset by undoing existing rules.
The Smithsonian National Museum of American History has hired a beer historian.