The President Is ‘Opposed’ to Home Violence and ‘Everybody Is aware of That’ 

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Right here’s all of the shit we couldn’t cowl right this moment:

  • It has taken the president eight excruciating days to publicly categorical that he’s “opposed” to home violence, accusations of which have lately prompted a number of White Home staffers to resign. Trump, who simply this previous weekend was musing on Twitter concerning the plight of the “falsely accused,” mentioned: “I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind everyone knows that and it almost wouldn’t even have to be said.” Unimaginable! [The Guardian]


  • On this week’s episode of “Members of Trump’s Cabinet Spend Your Money Instead of Theirs,” a prime aide to Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin altered information to help the taxpayer funding of a 10-day European journey for Shulkin’s spouse. [Washington Post]
  • Right here’s an insane quote from Scott Pruitt, responding to critiques of his now-infamous top notch airplane ticket from D.C. to New York: “We live in a very toxic environment politically, particularly around issues of the environment.” Pruitt, who has been working very arduous to make the precise atmosphere extra poisonous, primarily argued that he has to do unpopular and wasteful issues to bodily defend himself from the results of his unpopular and wasteful selections. Somebody please wade by this for me, I simply can not. [NBC]
  • Talking of wasteful selections, that army parade’s gonna value $30 million. [New York Times]


  • Trump’s de facto science advisor is a former Peter Thiel staffer with a level in political science. Shut sufficient, am I proper? [Scientific American]
  • “We believe it would be much better for GOP to win,” Wikileaks head Julian Assange mentioned in a 2015 Twitter DM. [The Intercept]

Listed below are some tweets the President was allowed to publish:


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