Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
Hey, remember this?: (h/t Jake Tapper)
Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:
- Unlike the seven presidents who came before him, Donald Trump does not read the President’s Daily Brief, a critical document that lays out the most “pressing information collected by U.S. intelligence agencies from hot spots around the world,” according to the Washington Post. [Washington Post]
- The government shutdown is over and Trump signed a massive budget deal that includes funding for CHIP, aid to Puerto Rico, and infrastructure, but does not include protection for DREAMers. [Los Angeles Times]
- The Department of Homeland Security continues to find new ways to target immigrants and is now reportedly considering going after non-citizens who benefit from government-subsidized programs like food stamps. What a great country this is. [Reuters]
- Mike Pence says, “There’s no tolerance in this White House, and no place in America for domestic abuse,” but, uh, the Trump administration’s record says very much the opposite. [NBC News]
Here are some tweets the President was allowed to publish:
This has been Barf Bag.