This Is a Death Sentence

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

Time to drink five gallons of Diet Dr. Pepper and call it a day, before I drink five more gallons of Diet Dr. Pepper during tonight’s DNC debate.

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

  • After a lower court temporarily blocked the implementation of Donald Trump’s racist and dangerous “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers, which forces them to seek asylum in the first country they transit through, the Supreme Court has lifted that block. As the immigrant rights group Al Otro Lado put it, “This is a death sentence for most [of] our clients.” [Washington Post]
  • Yoel Alonso Leal, a severely ill man from New Orleans, has been deported to Cuba, despite doctors warning that a flight could kill him. [Miami New Times]
  • Some conservatives are worrying that Trump’s move to ban flavored e-cigarettes will cost him the 2020 election. Vape kings, it’s your time! Rise up and resist!!!! [Washington Examiner]
  • But conservatives are not bemoaning the fact that he’s rolling back environmental rules meant to prevent chemicals from polluting bodies of water. [New York Times]
  • This is bad! [Bloomberg]
  • This is (a) good (first step)!

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


This has been Barf Bag.

Senior reporter, Jezebel

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I heart Westies

I find DT’s interest in banning the flavored vapes bizarre. Six people have died and he’s suddenly ready to implement sweeping reform. Meanwhile, dozens die with every mass shooting and its crickets from Washington. I guess the jule lobby doesn’t spend money on politicians like the NRA does. Plus, it will be WILDLY unpopular with the rednecks who love him so much. Democrats in the South should seriously campaign on this if the restrictions go through. Many of the inbreds who couldn’t care less if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue would be ready to burn their red hats if he gets rid of their strawberry vape pens. You don’t want to get between people who work 50+ hours a week at two jobs (and still live in poverty) and their vices.