News@noon: Trump's Day 1; tragedy on the road
Today is Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and we're well into Donald Trump's presidency.
It began with the president doing a quick about-face about the protests that swept through Washington and around the world on Saturday. Trump tweeted Sunday morning that “Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy.”
That came less than two hours after he first denounced the protests, which drew more than 1 million people. He tweeted he was “under the impression that we just had an election!” and adds: “Why didn’t these people vote?”
Other things we're watching for:
- The executive order Trump is expected to sign today to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, according to an official familiar with the plans.
- The terror threats that businesses around the world bearing Trump's name now face.
- What will happen with Trump's cabinet picks.
- The "running war" on the media that Trump is taking into his presidency.
- The continuing protests against Trump and his administration.
- The legal watchdog group that plans to file a lawsuit today stating that Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments.
Here's what else is making news right now:
Seeking a second term
- Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan told a group of community leaders he’s preparing to run for the office again and hopes for such a strong primary victory that the general election will be a foregone conclusion.
Prepping for the Super Bowl
- And it's going to be the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.
- This is an old hat for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, one of, if not the greatest to ever play the position. This will be his seventh Super Bowl. The former Michigan quarterback already owns four rings and no quarterback has ever won five.
- On the opposite sideline, in his ninth season, Atlanta’s Matt Ryan made the jump from good to great. The likely league MVP is peaking at the right time.
Tragedy on the road
- A 61-year-old woman is dead after the medical transport van she rode in was hit Monday morning by a shopkeeper who was meeting Detroit police after his store was victim of a break-in, police said.
Meeting with Trump
President Donald Trump is meeting with business leaders in the White House on Monday, including heads of Michigan-based companies. Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Mark Fields, Whirlpool Corp. Chairman and CEO Jeff Fettig and Dow Chemical Co. Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris are among those attending what the White House called a “breakfast and listening session with key business leaders.” Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, also is attending.
New name, same mission
What’s in a name? A lot, according to the president of The Henry Ford in Dearborn, which is officially changing the name of its museum to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.
The new face of hope
Downtown Detroit’s resurgence has become a magnet for more people, turning some into advocates for the city. One is Ariana Silverman, a 39-year-old Manhattan transplant who may be a 21st century forerunner of a nascent religious revival in Detroit. She is the first rabbi at the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue in 16 years.
Rain, rain, go away
- The weekend's dense fog has lifted, leaving behind mild, rainy weather through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake Township. On Thursday, temperatures are expected to drop to match the season and then it could be snow for four days.
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