As His Golf Vacay Gets Rained Out, Trump Passes the Hours Shit-Talking Richard Blumenthal on Twitter

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

It’s like raaaaiiiiiiin, on your golf vacay.

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

  • Trump is on vacation at his golf club—or “working hard from New Jersey,” as he phrased it—but, uh oh, it’s raining! Forecast doesn’t look good! Which, as a few reporters have pointed out, is probably why he’s spending an Xtra Large amount of time on Twitter and calling Sen. Richard Blumenthal, without a hint of irony, a “phony Vietnam con artist.” [Twitter]
  • The Trump administration is being shy about the identities of the people running their “deregulation” teams. [New York Times]
  • Trump Hotel has become, as the Post puts it, “a kind of White House annex.” [Washington Post]
  • Chicago is suing the Justice Dept. over its plan to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities.” [Washington Post]
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under two separate investigations and suspected, according to a police document, of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. [New York Times]
  • Obama released a statement urging Kenyan leaders to “reject violence and incitement” ahead of the country’s presidential election on Tuesday. [New York Times]
  • Say what you will about Chuck Grassley, but he is VERY good at social media!

Here are some tweets the President was allowed to publish:


This has been Barf Bag.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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