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Hey, Let ‘Em Dig Some Beautiful, Clean Coal. Who Needs School Anyway?

From The Hill:

Stephen Moore, whom President Trump has floated for an open seat on the Federal Reserve Board, said in newly unearthed comments that he supported removing many child labor laws.

“I’m a radical on this, I’d get rid of a lot of these child labor laws. I want people starting to work at 11, 12,” Moore said during a debate on the minimum wage in 2016.

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Nonsensical Presidential Quote of the Day

“Now I’ll tell you something, once you don’t have it, that’s why you see many more people coming,” Trump said, referring to family separations. “They are coming like it’s a picnic, because, ‘Let’s go to Disneyland.’”

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The Height of Cheapness

From The Washington Post:

President Trump has agreed to shut down his embattled personal charity and give away its remaining funds amid allegations that he used it for his personal and political benefit, the New York attorney general announced Tuesday.

The Post’s reporting showed that, for years, Trump appeared to treat the foundation — which was, by law, an independent entity — as a checkbook for gifts that bolstered his interests.

The largest donation in the foundation’s history — a $264,231 gift to the Central Park Conservancy in 1989 — appeared to benefit Trump’s business: it paid to restore a fountain outside Trump’s Plaza Hotel. The smallest, a $7 foundation gift to the Boy Scouts that same year, appeared to benefit Trump’s family. It matched the amount required to enroll a boy in the Scouts the year that his son Donald Trump Jr. was 11.

 

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Quote of the Day

From New York Magazine on Trump’s angry response to Sarah Sanders being kicked out of The Red Hen restaurant, by Jonathan Chait:

“There is a problem of political hypocrisy here, of course — if the Trump administration supports the right of bakers to withhold service from gay and lesbian weddings because they are disgusted at the thought of gay people getting married, it should also support the right of restaurant owners to deny their delightful creations to people who work for an authoritarian racist presidency.”

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What the Hell?

This is the jacket Melania Trump wore when she traveled to Texas to meet with immigrant children detained in a shelter. She changed into something less tone-deaf when she actually visited them.

Her press secretary said that there was “no hidden message” involved here.

I’ll say. It’s right out there in the open. Maybe Melania is the only truth teller in the family.

 

Shocking: The khaki green Zara design featured the controversial phrase across the back - with the wording  visible from the side as Melania boarded her plane at Andrews Air Force BaseShocking: The khaki green Zara design featured the controversial phrase across the back - with the wording  visible from the side as Melania boarded her plane at Andrews Air Force Base

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Looking a Little Puffy There Today Kirstjen. Maybe You Shouldn’t Have Eaten at That Mexican Restaurant Last Night.

From Boston.com: 

“The brusque 46-year-old former Bush administration official this week became known as the Cabinet member who skewed the facts at a combative press conference in defense of President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy, and who convened a “working dinner” at a Mexican restaurant while audio of hysterical Spanish-speaking children circulated on social media.”

 

Watched by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (L) and Vice President Mike Pence, US President Donald Trump signs an executive order on immigration in the Oval Office of the White House on June 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. - US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order aimed at putting an end to the controversial separation of migrant families at the border, reversing a harsh practice that had earned international scorn."It's about keeping families together," Trump said at the signing ceremony. "I did not like the sight of families being separated," he added. (Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump: “What the hell. I’ll just lie my way out of it like I always do.”

Nielsen: “There goes my last shred of credibility.”

Pence: “Get over it. I lost mine two years ago.”

 

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The Difference Is, Mr. Grimm, Those Mothers Come Back

From The Hill:

Republican congressional candidate Michael Grimm said Tuesday that the widely circulated audio tapes of migrant kids crying after being separated from their families is the “exact same” as the sounds one would hear at a daycare.

“I think it’s extremely unfortunate. But what people are forgetting — they just want to listen to those tapes — I can take you to any nursery and you’re going to hear the same exact things as a mother leaves to go to work and has to leave her child at daycare. You’re going to hear those same exact things,” Michael Grimm, who is running in New York’s 11th Congressional District, said to NY1.

 

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