February 23, 2017… Day 35
“We are entering a space of total metaphysical and informational confusion.”
–Matthew Yglesias, Vox podcast In the Weeds
McCain made a secret trip to Syria.
Trump calls deportations a military operation. Sean Spicer tells the press, “he was using that word as an adjective.”
CNN headline: Steve Bannon attacked EU in private convo to Germany’s envoy to the U.S., even as Pence reaffirmed ties.
New travel ban executive order delayed until next week.
Washington Post headline: CPAC organizer denounces “alt-right” as “left-wing fascist group”
In House, Republicans burying Democratic measure to require disclosure of Trump’s conflicts of interest. The Republicans can just bury it in the Judiciary Committee, to spare themselves the embarrassment of publicly voting against it.
Man kicked off flight to Houston for racist comments toward fellow passengers. As he left the plane he said to one of them “I’ll be back, but you’ll be GONE.”
ICE agents examined the “papers” of everyone deplaning a domestic flight.
Miami Herald headline: You could be arrested in Arizona just for planning a protest.
Us Weekly: Could Donald Trump Get Impeached? Here’s How it Could Happen
Jeff Sessions kills Obama order to phase out use of private prisons.
Protests at Stonewall in NYC, for transgender civil rights.
Bannon at CPAC: He is seeking “deconstruction of the administrative state”
“I’m wondering if you could right-size my paranoia?”
–Tommy Vittor, Pod Save the World
White House press briefing without Sean Spicer: