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It’s Ivanka’s Oval Office. Donald Trump is just sitting in it.

Daily Trump Tracker: The First Daughter will take a second look at the president’s policies, Trump’s campaign fights with CNN


 
In this April 24, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by his daughter Ivanka Trump, talks via video conference with International Space Station Commander Peggy Whitson from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Not since John F. Kennedy appointed his brother Bobby to be attorney general and his brother-in-law to head the Peace Corps has a president leaned as heavily on his family as has Donald Trump. Ivanka Trump, who once said she’d stick to the role of daughter, now has a West Wing office and the title of assistant to the president after she discovered that “having one foot in and one foot out wouldn’t work.”  (Susan Walsh/AP/CP)

(Susan Walsh/AP/CP)

Just a couple of suggestions
The president’s favourite child is adding “proofreader” to her list of duties. Ivanka Trump reportedly plans to “review some executive orders before they are signed,” in addition to trying to moderate her father’s more gauche impulses and comments on a day-to-day basis. It seems that uproar-inducing image of the First Daughter sat behind the Resolute Desk between the standing and smirking Trump vater and Justin Trudeau was an announcement of regime change, in addition to being a feminist-credential-boosting photo op for the president.

A taxonomy of fakery
Seeking to spread the self-owning beyond the White House, the Trump campaign tried to get CNN to air an ad that labelled their own Wolf Blitzer (plus MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell) as “fake news.” In a game of escalating “no, you’re wrong,” the network determined that the spot’s “fake news” graphic was false and declined to show the ad, after which the president’s men sent out an e-mail to supporters complaining that the refusal was itself a sign of the media’s aversion to the truth.

“And another thing…”
A hundred and two days after the event, area man John Kasich has finally broken his silence on Donald Trump’s inaugural address. The Ohio governor says the speech “just wasn’t good,” a strong opinion that’s sure to boost his following among liberals who once favoured him as a ‘moderate’ alternative to the now-president.

NIMBYism, DoD style
The Pentagon would like it if the president would keep the big rigs out of the Gulf of Mexico, please. A Department of Defense official reportedly wrote a Florida congressman and pointed out that the administration’s plan to open up offshore drilling in the waterbody could interfere with the military’s use of the waterbody as a training spot.

Who you got?
The president and Laura Ingraham disagree on who’s at fault for a budget deal that doesn’t do enough to meet his his pet wall-building, Planned Parenthood-defunding and immigration-denying policies. The discount Ann Coulter lamented Republican internal incoherence on Fox & Friends, while Trump blamed the Democrats’ pesky filibuster-busting seat count in the Senate.


 
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