Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.
Only 391 billion Mondays until the earth is absorbed by the sun, am I right guys?!?
Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:
- Trump vaguely accused President Obama of not calling the families of slain soldiers, taking advantage of a uniquely psychotic opportunity for one-upmanship. “That’s a fucking lie,” former Obama staffer Alyssa Mastromonaco tweeted. “to say president obama (or past presidents) didn’t call the family members of soldiers KIA - he’s a deranged animal.” [sic’d] [Politico]
- Here are some ways the environment is being ruined today: 1) Scott Pruitt is working to make it more difficult for environmental groups to sue the EPA; 2) Ryan Zinke is looking to build a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska; 3) Congress is gearing up for another fight to open the Arctic Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. Whee. [TPM, Washington Post, E&E News]
- The situation in Puerto Rico remains horrifically dire. [HuffPost]
- Stocking the executive branch with billionaires continues to have been a bad idea. [Forbes]
Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:
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