5 Things for Friday
Well Twitter blew up yesterday when President Trump decided to tweet about Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough and (mostly) Mika Brezezinski… you’ll just have to read them for yourself:
“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
Dang. This obviously created a firestorm on social media, with bipartisan support against the President’s comments. The President had been awarded several victories at the time, including the passing of two immigration bills in the House and could’ve spent time swaying opinion on the Senate’s new health care bill- but instead, sent insults on Twitter.
Later today the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney will hold a press conference to release a report on the awful attack on police that happened last July. It’s hard to forget that 3 law enforcement officers were killed and 3 others were injured when they were ambushed by a rogue attacker. The conference will release information and videos relating to the investigation, possibly shedding light on the tragic incident.
Last night, the revised version of President Trump’s travel ban went into action, leaving airports a lot less hectic than people expected. Don’t get me wrong, there were protests and lawyers took up positions at airports offering free advice to those affected- but for the most part is was smooth sailing. This is mainly due to the elimination of banning those with valid visas and green cards. Despite this, there is expected to be a wave of new lawsuits- leaving people wondering what will happen as a result.
A rift started to form in the relationship between the U.S. and China last night when we signed a $1.4 billion arms deal with Taiwan. China has already come out and said they don’t appreciate the deal, as it undermines the growing relationship between the two countries. This agreement also fell on the day that the U.S. put on new sanctions against China (because it’s rumored to help North Korea) so it looks as if the beef is beginning to grow between two of the world’s greatest powers.
It’s almost Independence Day, and while you’ll be out celebrating our country’s freedom, please remember to be safe- especially when it comes to fireworks. There are numerous fireworks-related injuries every year and if you feel like avoiding those you can always visit some events happening around Cenla over the next few days that will have fireworks- Rock the Red tomorrow, Fireworks over Buhlow on Monday, and the Avoyelles Arts and Music Festival on Tuesday. Have a safe weekend!