How did Trump’s election shake out?
It’s been nearly two weeks since Donald Trump won the presidency.
And we’re still trying to process what’s happened.
As the clock ticks toward a potentially historic vote on his controversial travel ban, we’re learning more about how his presidency played out.
Here’s a look at what we learned and what we can learn from what we’ve learned so far.
What we learned So far, it’s been a tumultuous week.
Since the election, Trump has lashed out at media, his former advisers, and critics who criticized his election victory.
In an interview with ABC News, he described the media as “the enemy of the American people.”
He also dismissed former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by Trump in May, as a “nut job.”
In the days since Trump’s victory, news has spread that he’s considering appointing a new special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s interference in the election and any possible ties between his campaign and the Russian government.
Trump has also continued to publicly criticize former President Barack Obama and former FBI director James Comey over the investigation into Russia.
The president has repeatedly accused former President Obama of “treason” and has expressed a desire to replace him.
Trump himself has been criticized for being “lazy,” for failing to fully cooperate with Congress on the investigation, and for not fully releasing his tax returns.
He has denied any wrongdoing.
Some Trump advisers have criticized the president’s transition team for not keeping him up-to-date on all the news, including the news about the president-elect’s transition officials’ connections to Russia.
Trump also tweeted about a “rigged election,” but a number of news organizations have pointed out that there are no known instances of fraud.
He’s been criticized by his own advisors for his response to the election.
He tweeted in November that “I have great respect for the military.
But there was no election, there was NO election.
The election was hacked by Russia, by China, by others, and it was stolen.”
He has said he is “disappointed” in the outcome of the election but has insisted the election was “riggered.”
A number of other former Trump advisers and campaign officials have spoken out against the president, including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, and White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
Some members of Trump’s team have publicly questioned the legitimacy of the vote.
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told CNN on Monday that the results were “an absolute disaster” and called the election “the most illegitimate election ever.”
Former Trump adviser Roger Stone has told NBC News that the election results were not legitimate.
“It’s not a fair election.
It’s an absolute disaster,” Stone said.
Some former Trump officials have said the election could have been handled better.
For example, former senior adviser Kellyanne Conway tweeted in early November that the electoral college “should be abolished and replaced with a simple majority vote.”
Conway told NBC’s Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press” that she believed that Trump could have won the election if the Electoral College had been more representative of the popular vote.
Some of the most vocal critics of the president have said they believe the results could have changed had the president been more transparent with voters about his financial dealings.
Many Trump advisers, including retired Lt.
Gen. Michael Flynn and his son, have also been accused of lying to the public about their financial ties to Russia, and they’ve faced backlash for their public statements.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that Flynn was paid nearly $25,000 by the Russian state-owned television network RT, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was paid $10,000 from a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine.
In his own tweets on Monday, Trump called the report “fake news.”
But the administration has denied it.
“These reports are false,” a White House spokesperson told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
“The president was in full compliance with the law, and he will continue to abide by it.”