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28 Jan 2017 (AFR) – President Donald Trump had a manic first week – wall-to-wall mayhem

(28 January 2017, AFR, p10, by John Kehoe)

‘Donald Trump’s first week in the Oval Office has been marked by a mix of mayhem, decisive action on core election commitments and brazen brinksmanship. President Trump squabbled over the size of his inauguration crowd and an adviser touting “alternative facts” to rationalise misleading information pushed by the White House.’

‘Before the end of a frenzied debut week Trump had promised “massively” lower taxes and to slash “crazy” regulation to manufacturing chief executives, quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord, approved the Keystone XL energy pipeline from Canada to Texas, claimed without substantiation that up to 5 million illegal voters had stopped him winning the head-to-head election vote, flagged an investigation into voter fraud, demanded foreign criminals be deported and ordered for a wall to be immediately built on America’s southern border.’

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