Saturday, January 28th, 2017

8 Days after National Day of Patriotic Devotion (NDofPD+8)

“Thousands of protesters gathered at airports across the country Saturday to denounce President Trump’s recent executive order that barred citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, from entering the U.S. for 90 days. Demonstrations took place at airports servicing big cities, including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and [Dulles airport] outside Washington, D.C.” National Public Radio, 29 January 2017

“The Department of Homeland Security said that the order also barred green card holders from those countries from re-entering the United States. In a briefing for reporters, White House officials said that green card holders from the seven affected countries who are outside the United States would need a case-by-case waiver to return.” The New York Times, 28 January 2017

“Mr. Trump shrugged off the sense of anxiety and disarray, suggesting that there had been an orderly rollout. “It’s not a Muslim ban, but we were totally prepared,” he said. “It’s working out very nicely. You see it at the airports, you see it all over.”” The New York Times, 28 January 2017

Senator Elizabeth Warren rallies with protesters at Boston’s Logan airport. via Twitter

“A federal judge in Brooklyn came to the aid of scores of refugees and others who were trapped at airports across the United States on Saturday after an executive order signed by President Trump, which sought to keep many foreigners from entering the country, led to chaotic scenes across the globe. The judge’s ruling blocked part of the president’s actions, preventing the government from deporting some arrivals who found themselves ensnared by the presidential order.” The New York Times, 28 January 2017

“President Donald Trump added his top adviser and strategist Steve Bannon to the National Security Council while removing the Director of National Intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.” The Wall Street Journal, 29 January 2017

“In a statement on Friday, President Trump broke with the bipartisan practice of past presidents by failing to include any mention of the anti-Semitic views that fueled the Holocaust and left 6 million Jews and millions of others dead. What might have been seen as an oversight was confirmed by White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks to have been an intentional decision. “Despite what the media reports, we are an incredibly inclusive group and we took into account all of those who suffered,” Hicks told CNN on Saturday.” The Washington Post, 29 January 2017

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