Episode 3: Inauguration

The Donald is now the president.

As might be expected, Trump’s term got off to a rocky start, with Trump and his administration continuing to exhibit the impulsive, unorthodox behavior that has defined the campaign and transition. And the tweets haven’t stopped, either.

In this episode, we discuss the events surrounding Inauguration weekend, including the Women’s March, press secretary Sean Spicer’s ill-advised press briefing, Trump’s meeting with the CIA, and more.



Articles Discussed

The huge crack in this Antarctic ice shelf just grew by another 6 miles, Chris Mooney


Sources and additional reading

Donald Trump speech at CIA memorial risks fueling intelligence feud

Donald Trump’s Press Conference Was Reportedly Packed With Paid Staffers Who Cheered for Him

Donald Trump Campaign Offered Actors $50 to Cheer for Him at Presidential Announcement

Sean Spicer told at least 5 untruths in 5 minutes

White House vows to fight media ‘tooth and nail’ over Trump coverage

With False Claims, Trump Attacks Media on Turnout and Intelligence Rift

Trump wrongly blames press for feud with intel community

Donald Trump had biggest inaugural crowd ever? Metrics don’t show it

Women’s March Highlights as Huge Crowds Protest Trump: ‘We’re Not Going Away’

Trump private security force ‘playing with fire

Yes, 17 intelligence agencies really did say Russia was behind hacking

McCain gave dossier containing ‘sensitive information’ to FBI

Trump slams U.S. intelligence agencies, backs Julian Assange on Russian hacking claims

US crime rate at lowest point in decades. Why America is safer now.


INTRO: Jon Ellig

LOGO: Jake Karcher

BUMPER: North, Silent Partner

POST IMAGE: Joshua Drayzen, http://www.joshuadrayzen.com/

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