ACLU says it raised $10 million since Saturday

I donated and joined on Saturday:

The American Civil Liberties Union says it has raised over $10 million since Saturday morning and gotten over 150,000 new members in what the group’s executive director calls an “unprecedented” response to President Trump’s executive order blocking entry into the United States from citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Anthony Romero, executive director of the civil liberties group, told Yahoo News in a telephone interview. “People are fired up and want to be engaged. What we’ve seen is an unprecedented public reaction to the challenges of the Trump administration.”

As Protests Spread, Ivanka Trump Posts Clueless Photo

From The Advocate:

As protests swept to airports across the nation over President Trump’s Muslim ban, and as video was shared of tearful reunions by families separated because of government detentions, there was Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner smiling and dressed in high regalia.

It’s as if everyone on the Web noticed the cluelessness of that photo’s timing except the Kushners.

Trump Puts Bannon on Security Council, Dropping Joint Chiefs

I think we have hit the worst case scenario in terms of appointments at this point. All the pieces are now in place for a cataclysmic disaster.

President Donald Trump is reshuffling the US National Security Council (NSC), downgrading the military chiefs of staff and giving a regular seat to his chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Mr Bannon, formerly the head of the populist right-wing, Breitbart News website, will join high-level discussions about national security.

The order was signed on Saturday.

The director of national intelligence and the joint chiefs will attend when discussions pertain to their areas.

Under previous administrations, the director and joint chiefs attended all meetings of the NSC’s inner circle, the principals’ committee.

The National Security Council (NSC) is the main group advising the president on national security and foreign affairs.

It is led by retired lieutenant-general Mike Flynn, who was one of Mr Trump’s closest advisers and most ardent supporters during the campaign.

“The security threats facing the United States in the 21st century transcend international boundaries,” Mr Trump’s executive order said.

White House discussing asking foreign visitors for social media info and cell phone contacts

From CNN:

Miller also noted on Saturday that Trump administration officials are discussing the possibility of asking foreign visitors to disclose all websites and social media sites they visit, and to share the contacts in their cell phones. If the foreign visitor declines to share such information, he or she could be denied entry. Sources told CNN that the idea is just in the preliminary discussion level. The social media posts calling for jihad by San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik — made under a pseudonym and with strict privacy settings — are part of this discussion. How such a policy would be implemented remains under discussion.

Some Scenes From Airports After Trump’s Monstrous Executive Order