Trump Decides He Will Allow the Import of Endangered Elephant Body Parts After All

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

Just another day battling on behalf of everyday middle-class Americans who spend tens of thousands of dollars to kill for sport.

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

  • The Trump administration has quietly lifted an Obama-era ban on the import of elephant trophies into the U.S., after appearing to back off that plan last year amid public backlash. At the time, Trump called elephant hunting a “horror show.” He appears to have forgotten. [ABC News]
  • ABC reports that several White House staffers have been fired or reassigned as a result of security clearance issues. [ABC News]
  • Hope Hicks reportedly told the House Intelligence Committee that she can’t access her Trump campaign email account and another personal account because they were “hacked.” Hicks, NBC reports, “portrayed herself as not savvy in matters of technology.” Huh. [NBC]
  • Valerie Huber, an abstinence-only education advocate, now has final say on how the family planning budget is spent. [Politico]
  • Donald Trump’s insane lawyer Michael Cohen is trying to keep Stormy Daniels silent about her alleged relationship with the president. [NBC]

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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There Wolf, There Castle

Regarding Hope Hicks’ hacked emails. I just want to point something out:

If someone had gained access to her emails, they wouldn’t have changed her password...they would have left it the same so they could continue to see her emails.

What fucking sense would it make to change her password so she could never email from that account again? Why does no one ever challenge these fuckers on their obvious bullshit?

Trump supporters say they love someone who “Tells it like it is...” Well I assume they’d love a reporter who started standing up and saying “You know how I know that’s bullshit...?”