Seeds: On Saturday the Women’s March in Washington D.C. took place (though you probably saw that they took place all over the world). An estimated 2,000,000 people attended worldwide. To learn more about what the march was for, click here. Also, Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary made proven false claims about the size of the crowds at the Inauguration (he said it was the largest ever – it wasn’t).
Core: Today President Trump signed an executive order which takes the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a trade deal with 12 nations that was intended to reduce tariffs, and enforce environmental and labor standards, among many other things. (It was designed to create a new single market – like the EU now). However, since the deal was not ratified in Congress it was more a symbolic gesture than anything else.
Skin: In response to the media questioning the Trump administration about the false claims that Spicer shared, Kellyanne Conway (an advisor to President Trump) said that he was just offering “alternative facts.”
Leaves: The next 100 days will be crucial in President Trump’s legacy – often this period is used to judge the ability of a president to pass legislation. To read more about his 100-day plan, click here.
Food For Thought: Did you march on Saturday? What do you think of “alternative facts”? What about the TPP?
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