■ President Trump’s era on the government web began almost immediately with the wiping out of Obama-era initiatives and a new brand of policy pronouncement. But two sides can play that game.
■ As Mr. Trump dined with dignitaries and members of Congress in the Capitol, the police skirmished with protesters, hurling flash-bang grenades to drive them from the inauguration parade route.
■ Hillary Clinton, who won the popular vote by nearly three million but lost the presidency, was on hand for her former rival’s swearing-in at the Capitol.
The Trump era begins on the web
It didn’t take long.
The Department of Labor’s report on lesbians, bisexuals, gays and transgender people in the workplace? Gone.
In its place, An America First Energy Plan:
“For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry. President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule. Lifting these restrictions will greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years.”
“Peace through strength will be at the center of that foreign policy. This principle will make possible a stable, more peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground.”
There was a bit of a mix-up with the transition to power on the web. Mr. Trump’s initial cover photo on the official @POTUS handle used an image from Mr. Obama’s 2009 inauguration. It was quickly taken down.
For some of Mr. Trump’s aides, hope for that @POTUS handle is high. They want him to stop using the handle he’s had since he joined Twitter, @realDonaldTrump, and accept staff management of the official account.
But Mr. Trump relishes the freedom and direct-contact he has over Twitter, and he has continued using his personal account, with a staff member tweeting from it even as he was signing the official nominations of his Cabinet appointees after the swearing-in.
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