Welcome 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:
- Amidst fallout from a US congresswoman’s claim that Trump told a grieving military widow her husband “must have known what he signed up for,” it’s emerged that the president offered a grieving military father $25,000 over the phone after the father in question, a construction worker, noted that his ex-wife would receive all survivor benefits. Then, according to the father, Trump never sent the check. ?!?!? “The check has been sent,” White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said in a statement. Ah. “It’s disgusting that the media is taking something that should be recognized as a generous and sincere gesture, made privately by the President, and using it to advance the media’s biased agenda.” [Washington Post]
- This story about Sen. Thad Cochran is really something. [Politico]
- Roy Moore, a theocratic lunatic who is polling even with Democratic opponent Doug Jones for Alabama Senate, doesn’t seem to have a real good handle on the First Amendment. [The Hill]
- Twitter allowed a Russian troll farm masquerading as the Tennessee Republican Party to stay on their website for 11 months, despite being repeatedly warned by the actual Tennessee GOP. [BuzzFeed]
Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:
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