Welcome to the second month of Donald Trump’s presidency.

By Washington bureau chief Zoe Daniel

Democracy Dies in Darkness.

Catchy huh?

That’s the new Washington Post masthead.

See Exhibit A if you haven’t already.

It’s so dark it’s already led to a number of parodies online – none better than Slate’s list of 15 heavy metal albums with titles less dire.

It’s the latest barb in an increasingly combative relationship between the Trump administration and the press.

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So far this week, the President has said the following:

And his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, denounced the “corporatist, globalist media”, again branded the media the “opposition party” and said the relationship is “going to get worse.”

Sigh.

Meanwhile, in a highly unusual move, the New York Times has launched a new ad campaign called “Truth is hard.”

It’s month two, week one of the Trump Presidency folks!

He said

“HAPPY PRESIDENTS DAY – MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” – the President tweeted Monday on a public holiday that celebrates him and the 44 men before him. IN CAPS.

She said

An increasingly active Hillary Clinton is using social media to speak out – this the first time that she’s tweeted at her former opponent directly:

Town hell

With Congress in recess this week, congressmen and women and senators around the country are returning home to face their constituents.

The broad mood in these town halls around the country?

Anger.

Some of the grievances? The plan to repeal Obamacare:

The lack of investigation into Donald Trump and his administration’s links to Russia:

The accusation that people attending are paid protesters:

Credit to Republican Congressman Tom Cotton, who told the crowd he doesn’t care if they’re paid or not and “this is part of what our country is all about”.

You know what democracy also looks like (at least in California)?

The President reckons at least some of the angst is concocted:

But other Republicans are split

Here’s Robert Gibbs, Barack Obama’s White House Press Secretary during his first term, making the same case:

Meanwhile, regular Americans – like this guy – are stuck in the middle:

By the numbers

25 Hours – that’s how much golf the new President has played in his first month in office, according to The Washington Post. How does that compare to other activities?

Well, it’s more than he’s spent on foreign relations (21 hours) although maybe he was doing both at the same time?

The Post also estimates the President has spent about 13 hours tweeting. (Is he reading his mentions, pray tell?)

Things you missed out on at CPAC:

CPAC? “What is it?” you ask.

Well, it’s the annual Conservative Political Action Conference — which is probably about as exciting as it sounds unless you’re a passionate conservative.

Think Comic Con but with conservative politicians and sometimes controversial mouthpieces for the right (See: Milo Yiannopoulos who had his invitation to CPAC rescinded earlier this week).

Another notable far-right personality, Richard Spencer (infamous for when he was punched in the head while we interviewed him), was kicked out of the event.

There are sessions like this:

And this:

CPAC has also been a chance for Ken Bone.

Oh, and branded chap stick:

Where’s Bernie?

Getting grilled by education secretary Betsy DeVos at CPAC:

But the senator from Vermont isn’t taking it lying down.

In Los Angeles on Sunday during a book tour, Senator Sanders dubbed Donald Trump “a pathological liar.” He continues to be one of the strongest Democratic voices as the party grapples with appointing a new chair.

Melania’s movements

What’s the First Lady up to?

Not much.

However, a Miami-based model is making big bucks impersonating the first lady, according to The Miami Herald.

For just $3,000 USD (plus expenses) you could have the Faux-FLOTUS appear at your event.

Image via Instagram: @julaniatrump.

This, is "big league". Can the discovery of seven earth-size planets be credited to the President? It is a government agency after all...

Pocket POTUS

This is probably the last thing you thought you needed to see.

The "Tiny Trump" meme took off this week, with a little version of the President replacing himself while the rest of the picture remains unchanged.

So CUTE! And now here's the video version of "Tiny Trump".

You can bet the President doesn't like that much, or bigly. 

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