- Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions package … Crackdown on legal immigration … The Mooch goes ‘dark’
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Donald Trump begrudgingly approved a package of new sanctions on Russia that limits his own authority to reverse or relax them. Trump called it “seriously flawed” and “clearly unconstitutional”. In a separate statement, he bragged that he “built a truly great company worth many billions of dollars” and “can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress”.
The senior White House aide Stephen Miller turned up at the daily press briefing to pitch the administration’s new plan to limit legal immigration. It quickly descended into a debate over the Statue of Liberty.
Trump said the leader of the Boy Scouts called to praise a controversial speech he gave last week. The Scouts said the call never happened. Trump also said Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, called him to praise a drop in border crossings. You can guess the rest.
A solid majority of Americans disapprove of Trump’s job performance, according to a new survey. The survey said that 33% approve of how Trump is doing his job, compared with 61% who disapprove. Some 54% said they were embarrassed to have him as president, 62% that he was not honest, and 71% that he was not level-headed.
The Mooch’s wild ride in the White House came to a screeching halt on Monday after just 10 days on the job. In an interview with the Huffington Post, he offered a glimpse of what comes next. “I am now going to go dark,” Scaramucci said. “Then I will re-emerge … As me.”
John Kelly is reportedly bringing order to the House of Trump with Potus on his best behavior. Axios reports that Trump is eager to impress the four-star general, “picking up his game by acting sharper in meetings and even rattling off stats”.
Press: nobody will top Scaramucci’s performance in the briefing room.
Miller: Hold my beer.
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