Christmas Has Come Early for President Trump, Thanks to Attorney General Barr

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

Shame has left the building, folks!

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

  • Attorney General William Barr booked Trump’s D.C. hotel for an annual holiday party, which the Washington Post reports will host approximately 200 people and drum up more than $30,000 in revenue. An official at the Department of Justice insists that Barr is not being a shameless brownnoser and that everything is ethically sound. Yeah. Okay. [Washington Post]
  • Brazil’s president Jair Bolsanaro has rejected $20 million of G-7 funds to help fight the Amazon fires, calling the offer “imperialistic.” [TIME]
  • And President Trump’s reaction can be summed up as, “Haha yeah that’s real. Do you, bro.” [Politico]
  • A federal judge blocked a Missouri law banning abortions after eight weeks. [CNN]
  • The Alabama Republican Party is trying to get Congresswoman Ilhan Omar expelled from Congress, which is almost too bonkers to even take seriously. [The Hill]
  • And because it is August, Andrew Yang versus Bernie Sanders, anyone?
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Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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This has been Barf Bag.

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indianajoan
IndianaJoan

Wow! Yet another big storm heading to Puerto Rico. Will it ever end? Congress approved 92 Billion Dollars for Puerto Rico last year, an all time record of its kind for “anywhere.”

What exactly is his fucking point here? That Puerto Rico is somehow inviting the hurricanes to get that $$$? Or that there could be, just perhaps, something else to blame for the increased and record-breaking storms...