|2017.01.23||Trump has yet to nominate people for three-quarters of the top 100 jobs in his administration. nytimes.com|
|2017.01.27||Trump is using a dangerously insecure, out-of-date Android device as his phone. lawfareblog.com (See also Technology)|
Anyone around the President should presume they are being actively recorded by hostile powers, unless they are absolutely positive the phone is out of the room.
|2017.01.28||Trump lashes out in phone call with Australian prime minister, threatening diplomatic rift, and later blames Obama administration. nytimes.com (See also Australia, First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.01||Former Norwegian prime minister is detained at Dulles Airport for because he traveled to Iran for a human rights conference in 2014. washingtonpost.com (See also Immigration, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.02.02||U.S. military officials say Trump approved his first covert counterterrorism operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations, leading to civilian and U.S. deaths. mobile.reuters.com (See also Yemen, First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.03||The Pentagon said this video shows a raid in Yemen was successful. It's a decade old. buzzfeed.com (See also Yemen, Assaults on Facts)|
The video was initially heralded as proof that the raid in Yemen, in which a US military operator was killed along with several civilians, was a success.
|2017.02.05||Improvisation proves costly for stumbling Trump administration; leaks show Trump unaware of everything in his executive orders. nytimes.com (See also Presidential Activity)|
|2017.02.06||Trump's team is holding meetings in the dark because they can't figure out how to work the light switches in The White House. independent.co.uk (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.07||Trump's memo on "underreported" attacks misspelled the words "attack" or "attackers" 27 times. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.08||Yemen, angry with civilian casualties after raid, suspends permission for U.S. to run Special Operations ground missions against suspected terrorist groups there—a huge setback for Trump. nytimes.com (See also Yemen)|
|2017.02.16||Robert Harward, Trump’s pick to replace Flynn, turns down the job. nytimes.com (See also National Security, #Analysis)|
|2017.03.17||The White House links a satire news piece in their daily briefing as evidence that Trump's budget plan makes sense. washingtonpost.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.06.07||Trump will nominate Christopher Wray as the next director of the FBI, which came as a surprise to powerful senators, including the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and the committee’s ranking Democrat, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had not been given advance notification from the White House, even though their committee will handle his confirmation hearing. politico.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.06.17||Republicans won't work for the Trump administration. washingtonpost.com (See also Trump Cabinet, Federal Departments)|
Trump has 43 confirmed appointees to senior posts, compared with the 151 top political appointees confirmed by mid-June in President Barack Obama’s first term and the 130 under President George W. Bush, according to data tracked by the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition.
|2017.06.22||Trump called for a new law barring immigrants from receiving welfare for at least five years, but didn't realize that the law has already existed for more than 20 years. usatoday.com (See also Immigration)|