On Jan 20 Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
On Jan 21 Donald Trump gave a speech at the C.I.A.'s Memorial Wall where he called journalists "among the most dishonest human beings on earth" for accurately depicting the size of his inaugural audience, and received applause from a group of staffers brought along to cheer his speech.
On Jan 22 Members of Trump's senior staff, KellyAnne Conway and Sean Spicer, coin the term "alternative facts."
On Jan 23 Donald Trump resurrects the Mexico City policy or "global gag rule". Trump administration proposes replacing Medicaid with a block grant program, ending the guarantee of medical coverage to low-income Americans.
On Jan 24 Donald Trump's Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, lied about the negative effects on veterans in the Trump administration's hiring freeze. Trump deploys a 'shadow cabinet'—unelected, unconfirmed Trump loyalists—to oversee key parts of the federal government. Tom Price, HHS Secretary nominee, lies about pay for play deals with pharmaceutical companies.
On Jan 25 Donald Trump and Sean Spicer claim widespread voter fraud in November 2016 election, despite no evidence to back up their assertions. Trump appoints attorney who defended North Carolina's discriminatory HB2 'bathroom bill' to head the Department of Justice's Civil Rights division.
On Jan 26 Trump team walks back plan to fund wall with import tax. White House press secretary Sean Spicer suggested a tax on imports could fund the border security measure before backing off the proposal