Trump is Denying Passports to Americans Along the Border

We’ll have concentration camps in 2 years if something doesn’t change really soon. Oh wait, no, we already have them.

PHARR, Tex. — On paper, he’s a devoted U.S. citizen.

His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas. He spent his life wearing American uniforms: three years as a private in the Army, then as a cadet in the Border Patrol and now as a state prison guard.

But when Juan, 40, applied to renew his U.S. passport this year, the government’s response floored him. In a letter, the State Department said it didn’t believe he was an American citizen.

As he would later learn, Juan is one of a growing number of people whose official birth records show they were born in the United States but who are now being denied passports — their citizenship suddenly thrown into question. The Trump administration is accusing hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Hispanics along the border of using fraudulent birth certificates since they were babies, and it is undertaking a widespread crackdown.

Trump’s Speakerphone Call with Mexican President Goes Poorly

I know, I know. I said I was headed off for a few days. And I am going. But this was too funny not to share. The remixes of it are cracking me up:

Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain

Not shocking at all. Not sure why anybody is surprised by this stuff still. This administration cruelly separates children from their families without batting a smokey eye, they aren’t going to bother honoring a guy who was captured in Vietnam.

When the Bar for Decency is So Low You Can Accidentally Trip Over It

One of the clips that is being used around the internet and twitter to illustrate what an honest guy McCain was is this clip from the 2008 campaign when some racist white woman says Obama can’t be trusted because he’s an Arab:

And good for John McCain to immediately shut her down (we’ll ignore for the moment that his clumsy response implies that you’re either an Arab or a decent person), but it’s just sad that we have to take a moment when a politician stops one of his supporters from smearing his opponent with an egregious lie and herald this as a shining moment of honor.