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Daily Trump Tracker: The President takes flight

Donald Trump wings it at a Boeing event turned quasi-rally, while James Mattis reaffirms NATO. Another newsworthy day from the Trump White House


 
President Donald Trump speaks in front of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner while visiting the Boeing South Carolina facility in North Charleston, S.C., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Trump visited the plant before heading to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Donald Trump speaks in front of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner while visiting the Boeing South Carolina facility in North Charleston, S.C., Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Trump visited the plant before heading to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. for the weekend. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Back on the campaign trail?

Though it’s been months since he won the election, President Trump’s speech for the unveiling of Boeing’s latest aircraft had the feel of a campaign rally. His speech at the event in South Carolina offered no new economic policy or agenda, but mostly appeared to be an endorsement for the American-made jetliner. “We’re here today to celebrate American engineering and American manufacturing,” Trump said. 

So, about that press conference

Trump tweeted out his thanks Friday morning to everyone—notably radio host Rush Limbaugh—for all the positive comments after his press conference yesterday. To recap: he assumed a reporter was friends with the Congressional Black Caucus because she was black, he ordered a Jewish magazine’s reporter to sit down after Trump himself said he was the “least anti-Semitic person you’ve ever seen in your entire life,” and he confused many by saying the reported leaks about his staff’s contact with Russia were real but the news on them nonetheless fake.

So the list of those who were positive weren’t particularly deep. Still, Limbaugh called it “one of the most effective press conferences I have ever seen.”

Well, that’s settled

Trump’s Cabinet is slowly filling up as his picks make their way through Senate confirmation. Friday’s latest addition was Scott Pruitt, who was formally confirmed to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), despite the fact that he is a climate-change skeptic. But Pruitt does know the EPA quite well; after all, he’s sued them more than a dozen times over the past eight years.

A long way from obsolete

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, Defence Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis explained that the North American-European military alliance NATO now has the President’s “full support.” It’s welcome news for U.S. allies, since Trump called NATO “obsolete” while he was running for president.


 

Daily Trump Tracker: The President takes flight

  1. Scott Pruitt will come to believe in climate change when he has water up to his ankles. Then he will just move to higher ground. Watch ‘Chasing Ice’.

    • There are 31,700+ scientists around the world who believe there has been some warming but that man has little to do with it. The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is uniform but the warming seen certainly is not as evidenced by the reduction of glacial cover in the Arctic while glacial cover in the Antarctic is growing. Their scientific view is that this uneven temperature distribution is the result of the changing tilt of the Earth’s axis and solar activity.