People want to be informed about what’s happening w/ the president-elect but they may not have time to follow all the news or for their own self-care, are limiting their exposure to social media right now. These ICYMI updates will be basic bullet points of the daily happenings with call to actions. I will generally just post the news without my own commentary. I will include essays and thoughts from around the web after the news portion to give perspectives from marginalized folks.
November 22nd & 23rd
- Yesterday Trump called an “off the record” meeting with TV execs and news/media hosts in which he complained about the media and how they talk about him
- He also held a thing with The New York Times which they live tweeted. Highlights: he’s not going to prosecute Hillary Clinton anymore, defended Steve Bannon and Breitbart,”disavowed” white nationlists (he said, “I disavow them” and that was the whole thing), thinks the NYT was “very unfair” to him, said his son-in-law could solve the Israeli-Palestine conflict, doesn’t see a problem w/ running his businesses while president.Much self-congraluating and bragging.
- A closer look at Trump’s foreign business ties
- The case for auditing the vote
- Trump says he’s ‘seriously considering’ Ben Carson to run HUD
- Donald Trump appoints Betsy DeVos as education secretary
- Trump chooses South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as UN ambassador
- Protecting Trump & Co is costing NYC $1Million/day…and it won’t decrease after he moves to The White House since Melania & Barron won’t be going with him and the rest of his adult children live in NYC.
Everything is closed the rest of the week for Thanskgiving break. I’ll have a fresh list this weekend for Monday calling.
In the meantime, here’s a comic that gives pointers on how to make those phone calls when you have social anxiety.
- Shonda Rhimes Speaks on the Power of TV in the Trump Era – “Words have power. TV has power. My pen has power.”
- How Saturday Night Live, The New York Times, and Bernie Sanders are Normalizing Marginalization – What do a comedy show, a newspaper, and a former political candidate have in common?
- Why Witches and Pagans should get involved in political action