Michelle Obama may now be the former first lady, but on the Internet, she’s being celebrated as the reigning shade queen, thanks to her facial expressions on Inauguration Day.
A professor of political science in Connecticut has aggregated the data from public reports of crowd sizes at the women’s marches across America on Saturday and reached an astonishing conclusion: More than 1 in every 100 people in the U.S. turned out to march against Donald Trump and for women’s rights on the second day of his presidency. Drawing on reports of 526 different marches in towns as disparate as Wichita Falls, Texas — reported turnout: 150 people — and Washington, D.C. — reported turnout: more than 500,000 — University of Connecticut professor Jeremy Pressman, working with international relations professor Erica Chenoweth from the University of Denver, estimated that 3,341,823 to 4,611,782 people turned out to march across the nation. On Sunday it became clear the global number had to be higher than that, as the low-end estimates from just four major American cities pushed the total marcher count to nearly 1 million.
Millions of people in cities around the world gathered in support of women’s rights on Saturday. And they were armed with signs in protest of President Trump, mocking both Trump’s past treatment of women and controversial statements he made on the campaign trail.
Kellyanne Conway prepares to appear on “Meet the Press” on Sunday. President Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway clashed with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on NBC Sunday over the administration’s false assertion that Trump’s inauguration had the largest crowd in history. “You’re saying it’s a falsehood,” Conway told Todd.
President Donald Trump questioned the more than 1 million people around the country who marched in protest of his presidency on Saturday and criticized the celebrities who joined the demonstrations. “Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election!” Trump tweeted early Sunday. More than 1 million people joined marches in the United States, including hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., for the Women’s March on Washington.
D.C. newsstand owner Stephen Bota and his two teenage daughters spent Saturday afternoon handing out papers from Jan. 21, 2009, to Women’s March participants. “We are doing this as a thank-you to those who came out of their houses to do a peaceful demonstration,” Bota told Yahoo News.
In the latest edition of Yahoo Diaries, we enlisted three correspondents who participated in the Women’s March on Washington and gave Yahoo News the inside scoop on the massive demonstration following President Trump’s inauguration. Through the point of view of three everyday Americans who decided to head to Washington, D.C., see firsthand how this event unfolded .
Lisa Belkin attended the Women’s March on Washington with a group of women from Louisville, Ky. On Friday she wrote about their daylong road trip, a story you can read here. On Friday morning they had done so in their hometown of Louisville, Ky., boarding a white rented van for the 12-hour drive to Washington. On Saturday they were outside Washington, boarding the Metro at about 6 a.m. for the hourlong trip to the starting point of the Women’s March on Washington.
A day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, demonstrators participated in the Women’s March on Washington and its satellite gatherings around the globe. These are just a few of the wide-ranging messages relayed by the hundreds of thousands of participants. See full coverage of the Women’s March on Yahoo News. _____ Related slideshows: Slideshow: Women’s March on Washington D.C. Slideshow: Women’s March around the world Slideshow: How newspapers covered President's Trump inauguration Slideshow: Anti-Trump inauguration protests break out in U.S. Slideshow: Protests worldwide against the inauguration of Donald Trump Slideshow: Obama's Washington Slideshow: Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day Slideshow: 66 hands on 66 Bibles _____ See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.
A day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, women in as many as 200 cities around the world are expected to take to the streets in sympathy with the protest march in Washington. Yahoo News is providing continuous coverage of the marches around the world. Follow throughout the day in on Yahoo News live blog.
In striking comments, White House press secretary Sean Spicer used his first official statement on Saturday to castigate the media for what he claimed was “deliberately false reporting,” including reporting on the attendance at President Trump’s inauguration. Spicer was particularly incensed about photos shared on social media by members of the press comparing the crowd at Trump’s ceremony with those at inaugurations past. A number of reporters posted side-by-side photographs of the crowds amassed for the inauguration of Trump on Friday and for Barack Obama eight years before.
A day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, women in as many as 200 cities around the world took to the streets in sympathy with the protest march in Washington. Yahoo News is providing continuous coverage of the marches around the world. Follow throughout the day on the Yahoo News live blog.
The new White House website that went operational just as President Trump was sworn into office has already been getting attention for signaling sharp changes in policy and rhetoric. But the most striking section may be its adulatory biography of the 45th president. It unabashedly touts Trump’s achievements in real estate, promotes his business, describes him as the author of a “classic” book, and portrays his election as president as miraculous. “Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story,” reads the Trump biography that was posted on the official whitehouse.gov website. “Throughout his life he has continually set the standards of business and entrepreneurial excellence, especially with his interests in real estate, sports, and entertainment.
President Trump visited CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., on Saturday to offer words of assurance after sharply criticizing the outgoing head of the agency, as well as the broader intelligence community, for weeks. “There is nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and the CIA than Donald Trump,” he declared a day after he was sworn in as president. Indeed, Trump suggested that he might give the CIA more support than it wants.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is set to address the media from the White House on Donald Trump’s first full day as president.
Secretary of Energy nominee former Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, is sworn in before testifying during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Jan. 19. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Now that President Donald Trump has taken the oath of office, all eyes are turning to the confirmation process for the members of his Cabinet and other administration appointees. Trump’s transition team has set up an elaborate operation led by veteran Capitol Hill aide Eric Ueland to prepare his nominees for their hearings.
Madonna made a surprise Saturday appearance at the Women’s March on Washington, the cornerstone of the massive worldwide protests following President Trump’s inauguration. “Are you still awake out there?” she asked the Washington, D.C., crowd.
Sophie Cruz, a 6-year-old immigration activist and daughter of two undocumented immigrants, spoke at the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday and won over the crowd with her inspiring message. After delivering her speech in English, she repeated it in Spanish and led the crowd in a rousing chant of “Si, se puede,” or “Yes, we can.”
Charles Brotman, who announced every inaugural parade since President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s in 1957, was replaced by President Trump’s transition team this year.
When President Trump was delivering his inaugural address on Friday, WhiteHouse.gov was completely revamped, replacing Barack Obama’s policy pages with Trump’s own. A new petition calling on the Trump administration to immediately release the president’s tax returns was created almost immediately.
A day after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, women descended on the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington. Catch up on Yahoo News’ coverage of the marches in Washington, New York City and elsewhere.
A crowd of women joining the National Woman Suffrage Association, which was led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in 1869. On Saturday, when as many as 2 million women — and men — take to the streets in Washington, D.C., and around the world for the Women’s March, they will be following in the footsteps of women who have marched for progressive causes and civil rights at least since the late 19th century. In 1862, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton began working on Park Place in Manhattan across from City Hall, a street then known as Newspaper Row, to publish a periodical promoting suffrage for women.
Yahoo News enlisted three participants visiting the the 2017 presidential inauguration to be our eyes and ears on the ground while Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Get an inside look at yesterday’s historic event as these unique voices take us through their experiences. Hi everyone! My name is Amanda and I’m a 22-year-old recent college graduate from Long Island, N.Y. I’ve been a big Trump supporter since the very beginning.
When the group of a dozen women arrive at the staging spot for the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday morning — just after dawn, if all goes as planned, to grab spots up front — it will have been 24 hours since they left home. Fueled by junk food, a passionate playlist and a belief that they needed to stand up and be counted, they spent 12 hours in a van from Louisville, Ky., and a night on floors, couches and inflatable mattresses in and around Washington, D.C., to become a dozen individuals in a sea of what is expected to be several hundreds of thousands of others. The plan was to drive on Friday in order to ignore the inauguration.