- Largest flotilla in US history for Irma … 700,000 register for aid after Harvey … Trump remembers 9/11 … and more
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Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert announced the “largest-ever mobilization of our military in a naval and marine operation” to provide relief after Hurricane Irma and said about 700,000 people had registered for aid after Harvey.
Asked about the price tag of the operation, Bossert said he didn’t want to guess. The governor of Texas announced he had disbursed $135m in federal aid on the same day as Donald Trump signed a $15.3bn aid bill.
Causality is outside my ability to analyze right now.
– Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert, on the relationship between climate change and hurricanes
Thousands of people died on 9/11 and Trump’s initial reaction was happiness his building was the tallest again pic.twitter.com/jkLygUelF7
The White House is literally tweeting out fake news during a national disaster (and apparently sharing fake videos with the President). pic.twitter.com/LYud9ydbPP
In the 48 hours after we won, there’s a fundamental decision that was made. You might call it the original sin of the administration. We embraced the establishment. I mean, we totally embraced the establishment … because ya had to staff a government.
– former White House strategist Steve Bannon, on 60 Minutes
On Steve Bannon’s prediction of GOP “civil war” over DACA, Sanders says, “Steve always likes to speak in the most extreme measures.” pic.twitter.com/Yu9W1GY4AH
It’s on an island on both the ocean & intercostal and in a mandatory evacuation zone… probably not the best idea, but you know, narrative! https://t.co/Ji5V5lh7ya
Donald Trump called Chuck Schumer to bask in the positive press coverage of their fiscal deal. https://t.co/Z1NFlsQP0Z
An amazing quote: pic.twitter.com/bfkBDr7iME
TONIGHT, 10pm: We reveal our exclusive interview with former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. OCTOBER issue on stands next week! pic.twitter.com/HMeI2m9IyO