Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
Democrats and Republicans agree: things are off to a great start for de Blas.
Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:
- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio thought Miami was a good place to practice throwing out a little Spanish at rallies, but says he had no idea “Hasta la victoria, siempre!” was a Che Guevara thing. In fact, it was a slogan and rallying cry for Guevara during the Cuban Revolution. In a tweet, he wrote that “I only meant it as a literal message to the striking airport workers that I believed they would be victorious in their strike.” He signed it with his initials, so you know it’s coming from him and not a distressed staffer. [Politico]
- The American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging the Georgia law that bans abortion as early as six weeks. This is, unfortunately, what anti-abortion Republicans want: to raise the issue of abortion’s constitutionality all the way to the Supreme Court, as part of a long game to reverse Roe v. Wade. Georgia’s governor, Brian Kemp, said in May that he knew a legal fight was likely, and the state would “not back down. We will always continue to fight for life.” [Associated Press]
- California’s state assembly voted unanimously to ban the discrimination against natural hair styles, which is pretty cool. [NBC News]
- The Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments over the Trump administration ending the Obama-era DACA program sometime later this year—a reminder that it’s not just immigrants and their children at the border whose fates have yet to be decided under this administration. [Politico]
- Ha ha ha ha ha, Trump and Putin both hate journalists, ha ha ha ha, cool. [The Guardian]
- Wait, is Trump even really our president? Has all of this been a fever dream? Jimmy Carter says Trump was not legitimately elected, thanks to—whoa, crazy—Russian interference. It’s not like he could have spoken up any earlier about this! [The Guardian]
Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:
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