Trump tweets: “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” The language of Trump’s tweet appears to echo a broadcast by Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly an hour or so earlier. via Twitter, 24 January 2017
Trump’s administration instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, which contains links to scientific global warming research, as well as detailed data on emissions. Reuters, 24 January 2017
In a meeting with members of congress, Trump asserts without evidence that he lost the popular vote because three to five million people voted illegally, all for Clinton. When the White House press corps asks press secretary Sean Spicer what evidence Trump has, Spicer said “research” without specifying. NPR reporter Mara Liasson asks Spicer if the president will ask for an investigation; Spicer says no, the president is satisfied with the results of the election. Liasson asks how Trump can be satisfied with a scandal of these proportions; Spicer dissembles. 24 January 2017
A former employee of the National Park Service who still has the password to the Twitter account of Badlands National Park began tweeting statistics about CO2 levels in the atmosphere, the second time a National Park Service Twitter account seemed to be subtweeting Donald Trump after the main National Park Service account posted photos comparing the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration to the crowd at Obama’s.