This has been one of the calmer days of Trump’s presidency. Calmer in terms that nobody resigned, was fired, claimed that Bannon was trying to suck his dick, etc. So what does a quiet news day look like in Trump’s administration? I’m posting this stuff so I can tell future generations about it if we survive the Trump years.
Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist, maintained a now-defunct blog for years in which he accused progressives of “enslaving” minorities, called black leaders “race traders,” and labeled former President Barack Obama a “Maoist” with “communist” roots.
President Trump introduced legislation today with Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga., aimed at cutting legal immigration to the United States.
The bill — a revised version of an immigration-reform bill introduced in February — would change the system for granting legal residency, or green cards, by giving priority to high-skilled, English-speaking immigrants.
“This competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy,” Trump said today at the White House alongside Cotton and Perdue.
Trump, who promised during his election campaign to reform the immigration system, argued that the bill, called the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act, would replace “our low-skilled [immigration] system with a points-based system.”
“They’re not going to come in and immediately go and collect welfare,” he said.
This led them to let Stephen Miller out of his coffin to risk the sun’s deadly rays to have this bizarre press briefing:
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) August 2, 2017
It's not every day when you see the White House take a shit directly on the Statue of Liberty. Well done, Stephen Miller.
— Travis (@TravisLaPew) August 2, 2017
Sarah Huckabee Sanders took the podium back from the undead Miller to defend Donald Trump’s two lies about phone calls received from the President of Mexico and the Boy Scouts who both said they never called Trump:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the calls Trump says he had w/ Mexico and Boy Scots they said didn’t happen actually happened, but weren’t calls
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) August 2, 2017
Trump has declared golf.com to be fake news since it published a comment of his declaring the White House to be a “dump.”
I love the White House, one of the most beautiful buildings (homes) I have ever seen. But Fake News said I called it a dump – TOTALLY UNTRUE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2017
Wait, looks like Trump really wanted to fire somebody after all.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has become increasingly frustrated with his advisers tasked with crafting a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and recently suggested firing the war’s top military commander during a tense meeting at the White House, according to senior administration officials.
Ok, I’m turning off the internet for the night. This is just too tiring.