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

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

  • Michael Avenatti, a lawyer and zaddy with presidential ambitions, believes that our next Democratic nominee “better be a white male” because “when you have a white male making the arguments, they carry more weight.” [Time]
  • Avenatti clarified that he has “consistently called on white males like me to step, take responsibility, and be a part of stoping the sexism and bigotry that other white males engage in. It is especially important for them to call out other white males. I make this pt in my speeches.” Cool. [Twitter/Michael Avenatti]
  • As authorities continue to investigate the person behind the explosive devices sent to Democrats and CNN’s New York office, Republicans are quick to label Trump as the true victim. [Politico]
  • Ethiopa appoints United Nations veteran Sahle-Work Zewde as its first woman president, a role that is ceremonial. [Washington Post]
  • The union that represents Border Patrol agents, the National Border Patrol Council, has endorsed and stars in a new video that features white supremacists and anti-Muslim extremists. That sounds about right! [The Intercept]
  • The Border Patrol is looking for drivers to transport “bulk marijuana and other incidental controlled substances” [Quartz]
  • Gritty is Antifa, officially. [Twitter/Kelly Weill]
  • This iconic photo of a Palestinian protester has gone viral. [Al Jazeera]
  • Democrats are hoping pissed off teachers will vote for them. [Bloomberg]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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