On Saturday night, while President Trump was entertaining Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, word arrived that North Korea had conducted a missile test. Trump and his people "turned his table into an al fresco situation room — astounded White House veterans, who were used to presidents retiring to private, secured settings to hash out such an event."
CNN said: "President Donald Trump's senior policy adviser [Stephen Miller] on Sunday repeated Trump's unsubstantiated claims that people were bused from Massachusetts to New Hampshire to vote illegally in the swing state during the 2016 election." CNN ran a spot completely trashing Miller's claim.
At a campaign rally (Yes, yes, the 2020 election is still a long way off), President Trump referred to a terrorist attack in Sweden. No one had any idea of what he might have been referring to. The alt-right has made many wild, fact-free claims about Sweden, so perhaps one of those claims were what Trump was referring to.
Ivanka Trump gave people the impression that she was a liberal who defended the LGBTQ population. But when the Trump Administration decided they didn't want to prevent discrimination against trans-gender students, suddenly, Ivanka was nowhere to be found, not even in anonymous statements.
From NPR (and the reason for today's rally): "Philadelphia police say approximately 100 headstones have been damaged at a Jewish cemetery in the northeastern part of the city." Film Clip from the rally.
In one of his first actions, the new Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, drops a Texas voter ID case, reversing six years of litigation. "This is the first major voting rights case the DOJ faced under Sessions, who called the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act’s pre-clearance provision 'good news, I think, for the South.'”
The Trump Administration attacks clean water rules. The World Health Organization explains why they're necessary.
Slate tries to summarize everything that's been going on between the Trump Administration and Russia lately. It's a pretty extensive piece. Politico goes back to 2013 to detail just how Trump has related to officials there. Vox maps the connections between Trump and Russia.PRAWN.