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Happy New Year! First Barf Bag of 2019!Ā Letā€™s get on with it!

Hereā€™s all the shit we couldnā€™t cover today:

  • President Trump raised some eyebrows today when he decided to shit on General Mattis, at some length. But that didnā€™t beat Trumpā€™s history lesson on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in the ā€˜80s! Itā€™s! Something!

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  • Surprise: New Interior Secretary was an oil guy [NPR]
  • Thereā€™s a new daycare for employees in the House of Representatives. Naturally, thereā€™s already a wait list. [NPR]
  • Netflix pulled an episode of Patriot Act from streaming in Saudi Arabia due to its critical stance against the Saudi government. [Deadline]
  • New Yorkers can now enjoy $15 minimum wage, thanks to a six-year long campaign started by fast food workers. [New York Times]
  • We can expect some changes to Georgiaā€™s shitshow of an election system. [Politico]
  • Border Patrol agents celebrated the New Year by launching tear gas at migrants across the Mexican border. [New York Times]
  • Some believe Melania Trump cropped her son, Barron, out of a New Yearā€™s photo, which... LOL [Express]
  • Young immigrants who were abused by their parents and unlawfully denied legal protections are suing the Trump administration. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Elizabeth Warren likes Michelobe Ultra. Hm. [Boston Globe]
  • Native Americans are feeling the brunt of Trumpā€™s government shutdown. [New York Times]
  • The government shutdown is also turning the countryā€™s national parks into lawless hellscapes. [Washington Post]
  • Seriously this is ridiculous:

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  • And if you want some more garbage content...

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Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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This has been Barf Bag.