Trump may tweet a lot, but Obama got more retweets this year. Trump visits Utah to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase. Protesters greeted the president.
Happy Tuesday. President Donald Trump may be a prolific tweeter, but he didn’t make the list of the top 10 most retweeted posts this year. His predecessor did, though. None of Trump’s tweets from 2017 were among the top 10 most retweeted, according to data released by Twitter on Tuesday, nor did any of his posts crack the top three tweets with the most likes. Former President Barack Obama was responsible for three of the top 10 most retweeted posts of 2017. [Politico]
Topping the news: President Donald Trump announced during his Utah visit plans to shrink Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National monuments and replace them with five smaller monuments. [Trib] [KUER] [KUTV] [ABC4] [Fox13] [DNews]
Tweets of the day:From @petridishes: “quick someone tell donald trump that bear’s ears is a statue of a confederate general”
-> From @RobertGehrke: “Trump: ‘An original supporter of mine, you always remember those original supporters: Greg Hughes!’ Hughes originally supported Marco Rubio. #utpol”
-> From @KailiJoy: “Republicans are angrier about Mitt Romney than they are about Roy Moore.”
Happy Birthday: To Salt Lake County Ben McAdams.
In other news: Salt Lake City Council’s meetings are coming to an end for 2017 and in the last couple of meetings, they’re expected to address new police hires and affordable housing plans. [Trib]
-> Women made history in Utah’s recent elections but the state is still behind the national average for women in municipal government. [Trib]
-> Pat Bagley implies Trump’s decision to shrink Utah national monuments is a “monumental scam.” [Trib]
-> Paul Rolly reminds Utahns of how Trump avoided giving roles in his administration to Utah lawmakers. [Trib]
Nationally: President Trump endorsed Alabama’s Roy Moore, despite multiple sexual misconduct accusations against Moore. [NYTimes]
-> Trump’s travel ban can be fully enforced after the Supreme Court ruled his way on Monday. [WaPost]
-> The House Freedom Caucus halted the progression of a vote on the GOP tax bill. But, eventually, the dissenting members approved the motion. [Politico]
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