- "China is not a currency manipulator." At least the statement is true? It used to be true, but became false a few years ago.
- "NATO is not obsolete." Well, duh.
- Tillerson's meeting with Russia seemed to go just swell. That is, if you define "swell" to mean that they couldn't find any common ground.
- Apparently the hiring freeze is over too. If you read nothing else from this article, read the last three paragraphs. They underscore just how uninformed this administration is.
- In a rare confession from the White House, Sean Spicer has apologized for his comments regarding Hitler and the Holocaust.
- Two alleged payments to Manafort that appeared in a black handwritten ledger associated with money laundering have been verified as wire transfers to his US firm. He previously claimed these were fabrications. Now he's claiming they were legal. I claim bullshit.
- Remember how Nunes made explosive claims regarding secret intelligence reports? Well, both Democrats and Republicans are now contradicting his claims, having viewed the reports. Why am I not surprised.
- DeVos is focusing on cutting costs, rather than treating student loan borrowers fairly, revoking Obama administration regulations on federal loan servicing companies. More evidence that the administration doesn't care about the people it supposedly represents. (Similar analysis in plain language)
- Budget director Mulvaney has said very bluntly what the Republican party has been doing for years, but always shades in polite language: encouraging economic inequality in America. Having a low deficit is just the cherry on top. This type of policy is obviously awful, and now they're even being upfront about it.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Day 83: You say flip, I say flop!
Trump can't have had a good day today, performing at least two 180-degree policy turns. I swear, this guy is phenomenal - he can hold multiple contradictory thoughts in his head at the same time, and spout both of them as policy on the same day.