A Bad Man's Secrets… Revealed!

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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

Unlike Sara Bareilles, I am gonna write you a love song. It’s called “Barf Bag.” It’s terrible.

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Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Rick Gates continued his testimony in the Paul Manafort trial on Tuesday, et scandale! He revealed that he embezzled money from Trump’s former campaign chairman and used it to pay for costs related to an extramarital affair: Renting an apartment in London, first-class flights, luxury hotels. (The Hill)
  • Things are also looking Not Good for Michael Cohen. The onetime Trump attorney is reportedly being investigated for tax fraud. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policies have not stopped migrant families from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in search of asylum. (Associated Press)
  • The White House is getting a bunch of renovations done while Trump’s in Ohio. Here’s hoping he didn’t have a say in what those updates would look like…… (CNN/Twitter)
  • Adam Purinton of Olathe, Kan., has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after shooting and killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an Indian immigrant working for a local tech company. Prior to shooting Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, who survived his injuries, Purinton yelled racist slurs and told the two men to “get out of my country.” (The Hill)
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott didn’t mean to tweet and delete a fake Winston Churchill quote. Antifa made him do it!! Honest!!!! (The Texas Tribune)
  • “We’re not a post-racial nation,” said Charlottesville mayor Nikuyah Walker in a new interview. This Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the white supremacist Unite the Right Rally in which a man drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. (The Guardian)
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Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish today:

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DISCUSSION

JujyMonkey: unstable genius

“The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!”

There is no way that Trump wrote this tweet. The syntax and vocabulary is way above his usual 4th grad book report style language. The general overbearing dickishness and pomposity has Stephen Miller all over this.

Yes/no?

Also, which is the most accurate separated at birth option:

Stephen Miller v. Nosferateau?

Stephen Miler v. Great Gazoo?

Stephen Miller v. Josef Goebbels?