Trump Attempts to Blow Up Iran Deal and Obamacare In One Shitty, Shitty Day

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

Well, I hate to leave you guys after such a fun week, but I’m off to go rip some crinkly hairs out of the top of my head.


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

  • After essentially nuking the insurance markets, Trump announced his decision not to certify the Iran Deal today, punting the decision to Congress. This is just the latest multilateral deal that our baby president has wee-wee’d all over, definitively undermining American leadership on the global stage for the foreseeable future. This is what the Times calls a “face-saving compromise,” wherein Trump gets to be like “Yeah! I said that I was going to tear up the Iran Deal, so this is me... tearing it up!” but nothing real actually happens until Congress acts. Anyway, our allies are pissed, and North Korea is like, okay so let’s definitely not ever make a deal with them, and I’m like, are we trying to get ourselves into multiple wars at once? Kind of seems like it? [New York Times]
  • For the head of NOAA, Trump picks... the AccuWeather CEO, of course. [Politico]
  • And guess who the White House picked as their new environmental advisor? Why yes, it is a lady who once called carbon dioxide emissions the “gas of life.” [New York Times]
  • Here is one good thing. [Twitter]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:


This has been Barf Bag.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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One bit of US politics to keep an eye on next Friday...

I don’t know how this happened and why her handlers agreed to this - but Hillary Clinton is a guest on Graham Norton’s couch next week on BBC1. Yes *THAT* Hillary Clinton. *THAT* Graham Norton.

If you’ve ever caught any of Graham Norton you’ll realise this is not going to be a nice, polite ‘let’s sit down and you tell me about the book’ interview.

I’m really hoping she’ll get drunk and swear nearly as much as Gillian Anderson.