Check out the bad, the more bad and the bigly moments from this week in the Trump presidency:
Friday, August 18
- And exiting stage right is President Donald Trump’s embattled Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon. According to NPR, Bannon’s departure was a mutual agreement between Bannon and chief of staff John Kelly.
Thursday, August 17
- President Trump condemned the removal of “beautiful” Confederate statues. Completely disregarding the history behind the monuments, he tweeted “who’s next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!”
- According to a recent Marist poll, Trump’s approval rating is the lowest its been since he took office, with only 35% of Americans giving him a positive rating.
Wednesday, August 16
- Trump has backtracked to his initial remarks regarding Charlottesville by saying, “I think there is blame on both sides.” And apparently the “alt-left” is a thing now. Who knew?
- Hope Hicks, a 28-year-old longtime aide to President Trump, has been named the new White House director of communications. With Anthony Scaramucci as her predecessor, she’ll have big shoes to fill.
Tuesday, August 15
- Amidst his early morning Twitter fury, POTUS retweeted a tweet that called him a fascist. It was immediately deleted, but nothing is ever really deleted on the internet.
- Following Ken Frazier’s lead, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank has left Trump’s American Manufacturing Council. According to the statement, Under Armour “engages in innovation and sports, not politics.”
Monday, August 14
- Rather than focusing on the Charlottesville protests, Trump took aim at Ken Frazier for stepping down from the Manufacturing Council. Sad!
- After the Charlottesville protests erupted in Virginia, Trump had a chance to unite the country, but instead released a vague statement by condemning, “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.”