Flippin' Out

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

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


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

  • Federal prosecutors granted Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity after he shared some juicy tidbits about former ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. [New York Magazine]
  • President Trump announced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to North Korea has been called off. Cancelled. Over. Kaput. Trump tweeted, “I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” Wow, word? [CBS]
  • Senator John McCain is discontinuing his cancer treatments. [CNN]
  • Trump to Sessions: Go after my political enemies or else, basically. [NPR]
  • As of this writing, Michael Cohen has received more than $155,000 in GoFundMe donations. Meanwhile, someone is trying to save up for a lifesaving operation for their little sister on there and is receiving scraps. Normal country, y’all! [USA Today]
  • The Trump administration is considering a Tennessee proposal to block Planned Parenthood from Medicaid. [The Hill]
  • Good news: An elections board in Georgia rejected a proposal to close seven out of nine polling places in a majority black county. [CNN]
  • Bad news: The Americans with Disabilities Act is being used to disenfranchise people of color. The Justice Department is attempting to shut down polling locations under the guise of making sure they’re updated to comply with ADA standards. Let’s be real: They don’t give a fuck. [Think Progress]
  • Here’s New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio saying “groovy” on a bike:

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish today:


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JujyMonkey: unstable genius

Our Economy is setting records on virtually every front - Probably the best our country has ever done. Tremendous value created since the Election. The World is respecting us again! Companies are moving back to the U.S.A.”

Man, it must be nice to have a very important job like Trump has and offer no empirical evidence to back up his claims of excellence. I work in sales and Id love to tell senior management that the team I’m leading has done a bang up job and definitely hitting our monthly targets and that there’s no reason for me to send in the highly detailed spreadsheet with color graphs and charts that I send in on a weekly basis