Trump Says He Relies On Press To Vet Nominees

The same day he blamed the “LameStream Media” for causing him to withdraw his nomination for a new director of national intelligence, President Donald Trump said he relies on the press to help vet his nominees for top government jobs.

HUFF POST

Surviving “God Land” in the age of Trump

Even before Donald Trump was elected president, the relationship advice started: “Break Up With that Trump Supporter,” Jill Filipovic wrote for Time in September 2016. Emma McGowan, writing for Bustle, advocated a forward-looking approach: “Why I’d Never Date a Trump Supporter.” A year later, in Harper’s Bazaar, Jennifer Wright urged readers, “If You Are Married to a Trump Supporter, Divorce Them.” 

In practice, nothing’s as simple as a headline suggests. But in 2017, Iowa-based journalist Lyz Lenz, a married church-going parent of two, did just that, filling for divorce from her husband of 12 years.

SALON

Trump Praises Kim Jong Un’s “Beautiful Vision for His Country”

Donald Trump took to Twitter to praise North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s “great and beautiful vision for his country” and to suggest that Trump could help “make that vision come true.”

MOTHER JONES

The Federal Reserve appears to be bailing out the president. 

Responding to concerns of a slowing economy – in part caused by President Donald Trump’s trade wars – the Fed cut short-term interest rates for the first time since 2008lowering its benchmark rate 25 basis points to 2.25%.

The cut sends a message to financial markets and households that the Fed stands ready to give the economy a boost should it slow further. Given that it’s forced to do so by Trump’s own policies, the central bank is essentially signaling it’s now the administration’s insurer of last resort.

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