This Week in Trump: Week 3 (February 4-10, 2017)

There's just too much noise generated by the cast of characters that surround Trump, so this week is limited to scary, crazy actions that will impact all of us

On Feb 3 Trump signed an executive order that directs the Treasury Secretary to review the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial oversight law, which reshaped financial regulation after the 2008-09 financial crisis

On Feb 4 Released records show that Trump is still tied to his businesses via a trust that is controlled by Donald Trump Jr. 

On Feb 5 Trump’s bid to reinstate travel ban fails. The US federal appeals court has rejected the Trump administration's request to reinstate a travel ban blocked by a federal judge on Friday

On Feb 6 Trump claims that "negative polls are fake news."

On Feb 7 After a contentious battle on the Senate floor, Betsy DeVos was confirmed on a 51-50 vote, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie to lead the Department of Education

On Feb 7 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Senator Warren on the Senate floor for reading a letter from Coretta Scott King to the Judiciary Committee from 1986 about Jeff Sessions

On Feb 7 Melania Trump re-files Daily Mail lawsuit over 'lost business opportunities'. US First Lady Melania Trump has re-filed a legal case against UK newspaper Daily Mail, saying it cost her the "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to profit from her brand

On Feb 7 The US president says terror attacks are happening "all over Europe" and in many cases not being reported by the "very, very dishonest press"

On Feb 8 Former Mexico president Vicente Fox: "Go to hell Trump". He said: "He complains about Mexico. Why doesn't he stop drugs circulating in United States?"

On Feb 9 Senate approves Jeff Sessions nomination for Attorney General in a 5On Feb 47 vote. The Senate rejected his nomination in 1987 over allegations that he made racist comments and praised the KKK while criticizing the NAACP and the ACLU

On Feb 9 After Session's swearing in ceremony, Trump immediately instructed Sessions to implement a plan to stop crime. The plan, called Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, includes developing policies that "comprehensively address illegal immigration, drug trafficking, and violent crime. " The White House, as has become habit, didn't put out the text of the orders immediately after he signed them. More than an hour after they were put into effect they still weren't public

On Feb 9 Hidden in a new presidential executive order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers is clause c) allowing the executive branch to define new Federal crimes, and increase penalties for existing Federal crimes, in order to prevent violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers

On Feb 9 Trump signed a third executive on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking, which quotes." The order strengthens the enforcement of Federal law to include "other groups engaged in illicit activities that present a threat to public safety and national security." a clause so broad it could be applied in almost any circumstance

On Feb 9 Trump agrees to honour 'One China' policy despite threats. Backing off the war rhetoric espoused by Steve Bannon: 'We're going to war in the South China Sea ... no doubt'. This call with Xi Jinping is an important first step in appeasing China concerns

On Feb 10 Former Georgia Governor and Obamacare critic, Tom Price, confirmed as US health secretary. faced claims of insider trading over his investments in medical companies while involved in health legislation. Mr. Price has also supported moves to curb abortion, and backs cutting federal funds to Planned Parenthood, a women's healthcare organization that provides abortions as well as many other services, including free birth control

On Feb 10 Trump loses bid to reinstate travel ban. A US court rejects the president's bid to revive his ban on people from seven mainly Muslim countries