Authorities are also pushing back against the perception that the CIA workforce was cheering for the president. They say the first three rows in front of the president were largely made up of supporters of Mr. Trump’s campaign.
Trump has frozen federal hiring, which will likely not save money but will farm out work to contractors who have less oversight and fewer benefits.
He also reinstated the Reagan-era Global Gag Rule, which withholds federal funds to any health care organization that mentions abortions. No, not withholding federal money to pay for abortions. Withholding money from organizations that mention abortion.
WaPo: At White House, Trump tells congressional leaders 3-5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote. Still obsessed with quantifying his superiority; still a lying loser. Also establishing his excuse for widespread voter suppression.
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) January 23, 2017
Cabinet & Federal Appointees
Tillerson and Pompeo were confirmed today.
Rubio says he hopes Tillerson is best Secretary of State of all time. Also someone is holding a spine prop behind him pic.twitter.com/lDI6XY56e1
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) January 23, 2017
White nationalist hate group FAIR’s former director named chief of staff at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.