Good evening, here’s what happened today.
- President Trump speaks at Boeing
President Donald Trump spoke at a Boeing plant in South Carolina to “celebrate jobs,” he will also hold a rally in Florida tomorrow during his stay at his Mar-a-Lago resort. He held the rally subsequent to a debacle of a news conference that lasted for 77 minutes, almost all of which were filled with attacks on the media.
- Senate confirms Scott Pruitt
Today the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Senate Democrats held a protest all-night the eve of his confirmation. He was the Oklahoma attorney general and is known to be an opponent of the agency he will now lead. Congress will leave Washington for a weeklong recess next week.
- National Guard deportation force
The White House denounced and denied reports that they were planning on using the National Guard as a deportation force to round up and send away undocumented immigrants. As more and more people here about the raids, Mexican diplomatic consulates in the U.S. have been flooded by scared immigrants
- More on Julian Assange
The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, will reportedly be watching the elections in Ecuador this Sunday. He took refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London five years ago after he was accused by Sweden of rape. He claims the charges are an attempt by the United States to bring him to court on espionage charges.
- Mexico City Underwater
Mexico City, a huge (yuge) city of 21 million inhabitants, is sinking, and climate change is making it worse. Many reports by scientists being published discuss the impact of rising sea levels on coastal cities, but apparently, coasts are not the only places affected. Mexico City, placed high in the mountains in the center of the country.