Good evening, here’s what happened today.
- Trump promises to unite at museum speech
President Donald Trump promised to unite our divided country on Tuesday at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He also addressed the recent rise in hate crimes against the Jewish community, denouncing the attacks. He was accompanied on the visit with Housing and Urban Development nominee Ben Carson, his wife Candy Carson, in addition to his daughter Ivanka Trump.
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- Trump administration plans to deport millions
President Donald Trump and his administration are planning to deport millions of immigrants with a new policy that will greatly expand the immigration enforcement employment in the United States. The plan will expand border agents by tens of thousands, including turning state and local law enforcement into immigration agents. The move will deport millions of immigrants who have committed minor offenses, a break in the longtime Obama era policy of deporting immigrants charged with serious crimes.
- Trump comments on hate crimes
President Donald Trump commented today on the rise in anti-Semitism during his visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture today. He called anti-Semitism “horrible,” and “painful.” He called the visit a reminder of what the effect of bigotry is.
- Congressional Republicans struggle to hold meetings
Congress is on recess this week, it is a time for them to take the temperature of their constituents, and to check in. But congressional Republicans have been struggling to do so for fear that there may be protests at community meetings. In Iowa, a pig farmer angry over the repeal of Obamacare handed Senator Charles Grassley a bottle of Tums.
“You’re going to need ’em the next few years,” the farmer said as the crowd laughed.
- Milo Yiannopoulos leaves Breitbart
Milo Yiannopoulos, the alt-right Breitbart editor who has recently found scandal as a result of released tapes of him condoning pedophilia. He has since resigned as an editor of Breitbart news. He defended his remarks by calling them “British sarcasm, provocation, and gallows humor.”