Friday January 20, 2017, 5 Top Stories to Start Your Day
Donald J Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Trump states “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first. America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”
1. Friday, to the thrill of millions who created a new political movement, yet to other millions, the beginning of the end, Donald Trump, will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Thursday night, a concert and an appearance by Donald Trump took place at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial. Trump called out to his supporters saying that, “And I can only tell you this: the polls starting going up, up, up, but they didn’t want to give us credit. Because they forgot about a lot of us. On the campaign I called it the forgotten man and the forgotten woman. Well you are not forgotten anymore.”
2. Donald Trump has finished creating his cabinet and for the first time since 1989, there the cabinet make up does not include a Latino member. The majority of Trump’s cabinet is composed of white men. It is the lease diverse cabinet since 1981. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said that although the cabinet is not as diverse as other administrations Donald Trump “is here to serve all.” Spicer continued saying Trump’s administration will include “diversity in gender and diversity in thinking and a diversity of ideology. So, it’s not just about, you know, skin color or ethnic heritage.”
3. The suspect in the murder of Master Sgt. Debra Clayton of the Orlando Police Department, has accused the police force of brutality during in arrest. In the arrest photo of Markeith Loyd, he is shown having a bandage around his head, bruises to his eye and split lip. The video of the arrest of Loyd, shows the suspect trying to crawl across the lawn of the home he was found in, and at least one officer kicking him in the head.
4. The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited to the United States, Mexico’s government said Thursday. Guzman is being extradited to the U. S a little more than a year he was caught following his brazen escape from a maximum-security prison. The Justice Department said Guzman was will “face criminal charges in connection with his leadership of the Mexican organized crime syndicate known as the ‘Sinaloa cartel.
5. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Treasury Department, Steven Mnuchin, faced some intense grilling from Senate Democrats Thursday but it looks like he faced the storm will sail through confirmation. He did take heat for not reporting financial disclosures which included nearly $100 million in previously unreported assets, and that he also had a fund based in the Cayman Islands, a notorious tax haven. As with other Trump nominees, there were problems there isn’t a way to stop the actual confirmation.
Agnes Bedard calls herself a daughter of the 60's. She stills believe that one voice can lead us out of darkness, that one person can start a change, and that one act of kindness can change one person's world. Politics is how the world works to change and that is why she is so passionate about it. As Agnes said we need to fight for our f.uture. Agnes Bedard is also the author of "Before I was Me" Bedard is also a wife, mother and grandmother