Jan 20, 2017
Amid growing protests and vows of resistance to his right-wing agenda and regressive vitriol, Donald J. Trump was sworn into office on Friday as the 45th President of the United States.
In anticipation of a day that will likely embody the #NotNormal nature of his campaign and transition period, Commons Dreams will be providing live coverage of events in Washington, D.C. as well as updates and reactions from around the nation and the world as Trump's inauguration unfolds. Check back for updates.
Trump's Hour One "Punch in the Gut to Middle Class"
One of President Donald Trump's first orders of business was to make homeownership more expensive for first-time and low-to-middle-income borrowers. About an hour after he was sworn in, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it was suspending indefinitely a pending cut to mortgage insurance premiums. The move was decried as "a windfall for Wall Street" that contradicts Trump's populist rhetoric. Read Common Dreams' coverage here.
\u201cTrump's first order screws over the middle class and poor people. Way to go America! https://t.co/903IWpXTOx\u201d— Matt Murphy (@Matt Murphy) 1484938342
Hour 1 Trump admin moves to suspend price cuts for new homebuyers. A punch in the gut to middle class buyers https://t.co/STT5ZkexXv
-- Sarah Edelman (@sarahjedel) January 20, 2017
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