Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
It was 77 degrees in New York today, which means, on some level, that the world is ending—seems fine to me!
Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:
- Defense Secretary James Mattis is expected to privately share his personal recommendation on President Trump’s proposed-via-tweet ban on transgender individuals in the military, portions of which have been rejected by various federal courts across this great nation. Trump will then use his brain to decide just what he wants to do about this—and the result of his decision will go into effect March 23. [ABC]
- Sam Nunberg, one of Trump’s earliest campaign advisers, will be meeting with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Thursday. Nunberg went on the record with Michael Wolff for the book you maybe didn’t want to read, Fire and Fury, and said a lot of things that weren’t very nice about his former boss, the President, who fired him in August 2015 for saying racist shit on Facebook. Should be a fun chat. [Politico]
- Oop, there’s a new criminal charge in the case against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, but it’s sealed, so... [CNN]
- Melania Trump’s parents are maybe here in the United States on the same kind of “chain migration” shit that Trump is trying so desperately to eliminate. [CNN]
- Ah! The Supreme Court ruled that the protections laid out in the Dodd-Frank Act for whistleblowers will now only apply to those who report violations to the SEC, meaning that people who report violations internally are no longer protected by law. [The Guardian]
Here are some tweets the President was allowed to publish:
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