Veterans Affairs Secretary Will Be Replaced By a Guy Named Ronny

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

Another wonderful Hump Day in paradise!

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

  • Veterans Affairs Secretary David Sulkins will be replaced by Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, the president’s personal physician. His ouster was reportedly plotted by a group of conservative political appointees, who felt he was not working to privatize the department’s health care system quickly enough. Welcome, Doctor Ronny! [New York Times]
  • A judge has ruled that Maryland and Washington, D.C.’s lawsuit against Trump over the emoluments clause can move forward, albeit under narrower terms, which nobody really expected! [Vox]
  • Guess what new really bad thing Trump’s lawyers are reported to have done? [New York Times]
  • Butterflies and other threatened species are going to have to die to make way for Trump’s border wall. [Vox]
  • Another court takes a pee on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. [TPM]
  • The NAACP is suing over the Trump administration’s 2020 census plan. [AP]
  • The White House re-embraces federalism when pressed about the latest police shooting of an unarmed black man. [The Hill]

Here are some tweets the President was allowed to publish:


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Ellie Shechet

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.