Friday, March 2, 2018

A Week in Trumpworld

Wow, in Trumpworld political news comes so thick and fast that it’s hard to keep up. But this past week or so has been even crazier.
  • Hope Hicks admits to telling “white lies” for Trump.
  • Hope Hicks resigns as Trump’s Communications Director, the fifth person to hold or be named to that post in the past 13 months.
  • Jared Kushner -- in charge of negotiating Middle East peace, improving relations with Mexico and China, reforming the criminal justice system, and streamlining the entire federal government -- has had his security clearance downgraded. 
  • Intelligence intercepts show that at least four foreign governments have discussed ways that Jared Kushner could be manipulated. 
  • Rick Gates pleads guilty to, among other things, lying to the FBI about a meeting with Paul Manafort and pro-Russian GOP congressman Dana Rohrabacher. 
  • Evidence has emerged that Roger Stone, a big Trump adviser and self-professed “ratfucker” back in his Nixon days, had direct contact with Wikileaks during the election campaign. 
  • Joseph Mifsud, the shady Maltese professor who promised the Trump campaign “dirt” on Hillary Clinton, has been missing since last October. 
  • Corporate American has started turning against the NRA. 
  • The state of Georgia threatens Delta Airlines for distancing itself from the NRA.
  • Trump tells lawmakers that it’s okay to sometimes go up against the NRA. 
  • Trump claims he would have happily faced certain death by intervening in a school shooting unarmed. 
  • Trump causally, and unexpectedly, announces tariffs on steel and aluminium, causes the Dow Jones to dive 500 points.   
Let's see what happens next week.

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