Putting Kids in Cages Is Making Private Contractors Rich

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

Read on to learn who’s getting rich from the pain of immigrant kids.

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

  • Private contractors are raking in $1 billion from the U.S. government to imprison immigrant children, a 1,000 percent increase since 2007. [AP]
  • Even people fleeing gang violence and domestic abuse will no longer qualify for asylum. [CNN]
  • Known racist John Schnatter of Papa John’s steps down as chairman of his third-rate pizza chain after making extremely racist comment. Bye! [NPR]
  • Elon Musk, who also offered to help save the 12 boys trapped in a cave in Thailand that eventually were rescued without his assistance, has now turned his sights on fixing the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. [The Hill]
  • U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh looooooooves the dissenting opinion of then-Justice William Rehnquist in Roe v. Wade, as he stated in a speech he made last year before the American Enterprise Institute. [Bloomberg]
  • Meanwhile, Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin (a state that voted for Trump), announced she would not vote to confirm the Supreme Court nominee. [The Star Tribune]
  • Chinese government accuses U.S. of being an “an enemy to all” in the escalating trade war. Not... false...? [Politico]
  • Check out Paul Manafort’s new mugshot! [NBCNews]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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DISCUSSION

Woohoo! the UK leg of this shitshow is in full flow - and I think Trump might just have surpassed himself.

He’s here at the invitation of Theresa May who has taken a hell of a lot of flak for her decision. Tonight, she laid on a black tie dinner at Blenheim Palace with leading British and American businessmen and military bands.

Gee thanks Theresa - is what most people would say.

How does Trump repay her?

Well, without warning, and between arriving in London and leaving for Oxfordshire, Trump gave an interview to Rupert Murdoch’s Sun which was then leaked in the middle of dinner.

In the interview he trashes May’s proposed Brexit deal, encourages rebel MPs to defeat the necessary government legislation and bring on a hard Brexit (crashing the economy), says May ignored his advice on Brexit, praises Boris Johnson who May absolutely hates, and blames the Mayor of London for terrorism...

...this is day 1 of a 4 day visit...

...tomorrow is Blimp day and tea with the Queen.