In our ongoing commentary on MAGA, there were some significant events to report.
First, there was the Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore where Trump declared that the murderous dictator of North Korea is loved by his people, the ones not dead or in slave camps. Then, he cancelled planned military exercises which have been conducted yearly for the past four decades. This poses significant risks to US allies in the region in light of the growing Chinese military posture but since the Chinese gave Trump $500 million, Trump believes it is a risk worth taking. Reports have come in that this cancellation was directed by Trump's master, Putin who still has those "Golden Shower" tapes.
Second, the DOJ has stopped defending the Affordable Care Act against frivolous lawsuits meant to destroy the law. This was met with glee by the Republican Party members and their ignorant supporters who don't want the government's hands on their Social Security checks. As an aside, the GOP Congress is working diligently to reduce Medicare and SS benefits.
Third, the Trump Administration is building tent cities on military bases to house the children taken from their mothers seeking asylum when they enter the US. AG Sessions has declared that the US no longer accepts refugees and all seekers will be considered illegal aliens.
Finally, the US deficit has risen 66% over the same time period as last year thanks to the GOP-Trump tax cuts. Meanwhile Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner made an estimated $82 million while working as unpaid advisers to Trump. I guess that can be considered a plus since the country is too broke to pay them.
Comments to think about.