January 20 — The government shuts down.
The government may have given up on January 20, but women didn’t! That day, thousands upon thousands of women in cities all over the nation gathered for the second annual Women’s March.
If you’re keeping track, like HuffPost was, on this day it had been four months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and still much of the island was without power.
January 19 — InTouch publishes an explosive interview with porn star Stormy Daniels in which she recounts horrific details of her alleged affair with Trump in 2006.
‘Twas a doozy of an interview, folks. If you’ll recall, the story had been brewing for a few days before the interview dropped, including the fact that she had been paid $130,000 in hush money to keep quiet about their illicit relationship before the election.
January 16 — A doctor declares that Donald Trump is in extremely good health. Some do not concur.
Trump’s official height is 6’3″ and his official weight is 239 pounds, but some took issue with this. Many pointed out that guys with similar measurements look, well, very different from the president. It became known as the “girther” movement.
While this was going on, people were still perplexed about Donald Trump’s promised “Fake News Awards,” which didn’t end up really happening, and Steve Bannon testified before the House Intelligence Committee.
But the best (and by best I mean worst) is yet to come…