5 Things for Friday
Paris Climate Change Accord Aftermath:
President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord sent shock waves around the world yesterday, and the aftermath of it is not letting up anytime soon. The President’s rogue move caused several other foreign nations to band together and pick of the slack now that America won’t be involved. Mr. Trump did say that he would consider joining again if the U.S. got a more favorable deal, but European leader quickly shot down any hope of renegotiation by saying ‘no deal’.
The effects of Mr. Trump’s decision have already begun to hit the United States as well. The price of oil has fallen sharply- investors guessing that the lack of involvement from the U.S. in the climate change accord will increase our production of oil. It was down 3 percent- $1.49 a barrel- just this morning.
May Jobs Report:
The U.S. jobs report for May is set to be released today, and the data leading up to the report seems to indicate a strong month. Economists estimate that 185,000 new jobs were created last month- which would make it the strongest month for hiring since June of 2015. Keep an eye out for that report, and keep your fingers crossed that it’s truly as good as it seems.
Travel Ban Case to the Supreme Court:
As of yesterday President Trump has petitioned the Supreme Court to review his controversial travel ban. After both a lower court and an appeals court both shot down the travel ban- which was an already revised version of the executive order that left several people stranded at airports around the world.
The Supreme Court will now have to grant certiorari (my media law class is coming in handy), which requires four of the nine justices to vote to take the case. If they do, it will most likely be one of the biggest cases on the docket.
Kathy Griffin News Conference:
Kathy Griffin has scheduled a news conference for this morning to discuss the controversial photo she shared of herself posing with a likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head. While it was expected that Griffin would disappear for a while after the incident that caused her the loss of most of her endorsements and her deal with CNN, she seems to be taking the negative flack head on. This situation has become such a discussion though, it doesn’t seem possible for Griffin to come out clean on the other side. Be sure to check and see
what she says later today to try to salvage her image.
Megyn Kelly Lands Interview with Putin:
Today Megyn Kelly will interview Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kelly’s new show premieres Sunday, and she was hoping to land a one-on-one with the controversial leader during her current trip to Russia. It’s important to note that this is the first time Putin will answer questions from an American journalist since the allegations that Russia interfered with the 2016 election. Putin recently said that the Russian state had involvement with the U.S. election, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he keeps that tone in today’s interview.