It may be a sign of how bad things have become that we breathe a sigh of relief when the president signs an executive order that will lead to families seeking asylum being indefinitely detained. Whew. At least we’re not going to rip their kids away, scar them for life and lose them in the system. They can all be incarcerated together now.
While Donald Trump longs to fire Jeff Sessions, the attorney general is doing Trump’s dirty work at the border. In truth, it’s work anti-immigrant Sessions has been passionate about for quite a while. As we’re focused on the Russia investigation and a racist Rosanne Barr, hundreds of children being scarred for life.
With a front row lineup that included Benjamin Netanyahu, Sheldon Adelson, Steve Mnuchin and Jared Kushner, the ceremonial opening of the embassy seemed to be the diplomatic equivalent of peeing on the bed where Obama once slept. Meanwhile, thousands of Palestinians were injured and around 60 killed in Gaza protests just a short drive from Kushner’s celebratory wackyland. Enjoy the cartoon, and be sure to visit me over on my Patreon page!
President Trump just blew up one of the most important nuclear arms control deals because he, like, wanted to. With the arrival of John Bolton and Mike Pompeo in the inner foreign policy circle, Trump was freed to unleash his inner (and outer) strongman. Never mind that the Iran deal was working, according to just about everyone.
Now that a list of Mueller’s questions for President Trump has leaked, we have a better idea of how much trouble awaits the president. Add that together with Trump’s inability to keep his mouth shut or stay on message and you’ve got a defense attorney’s nightmare.
It looks like Mike Pompeo is heading toward an easy floor vote in the Senate, thanks to some spine-softening moves by Kentucky’s Rand Paul. Pompeo received the thumbs up (barely) from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier this week so the next stop is a vote before the full Senate. We are well on our way to having an anti-gay, anti-Muslim, bible-thumping Tea Partier from Kansas as our Secretary of State.