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:
- The Trump administration has ended the Temporary Protected Status of 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the U.S. since earthquakes devastated the country in 2001. They will have to leave within 18 months. The program having been in place for nearly 20 years (it was extended multiple times over the Bush and Obama administrations), many Salvadorans living here now have American families and deep roots in the country. And they will be returning to a country that is inhospitable at best, whose economy depended on the money they were sending home. El Salvador, along with Honduras and Guatemala, is considered the most violent region in the world outside of conventional war zones; it’s also one of the world’s deadliest countries for women. [New York Times]
- Special Counsel Robert Mueller is likely to try and interview Trump, a nightmare scenario for the president’s legal team considering his tendency to lie and forget basic English language vocabulary. [Washington Post]
- “Oh, are you happy you voted for me. You are so lucky that I gave you that privilege,” Trump informed a group of farmers in Tennessee today. Yes, I hear it was very consensual. [Twitter]
- The wave of GOP retirements continues. [Twitter]
- If you missed it, this documentary report from a suicide hotline headquarters in Puerto Rico is a devastating must-see. [New York Times]
- Honestly, where are they finding these people? [The Hill]
- Trump Tower was briefly on fire today, which is a little on the nose. [Politico]
Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:
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