With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks. Here are some headlines that may be worth discussing.
So Trump took his clown show to Facebook:
- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled against the Trump administration’s controversial “public charge” rule that critics say has a chilling effect on immigrants who may need to seek medical assistance, marking the latest blow against the regulation.
- White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany condemned threats against election workers on Wednesday, as elected Republicans in Georgia warn that Trump’s rhetoric about the election being stolen is endangering their lives.
- The White House has defended their decision to hold Super Spreader holiday cheer at the White House.
- “If you can loot businesses, burn down buildings, engage in protest, you can also go to a Christmas party,” McEnany said at a White House briefing.
- The US is temporarily withdrawing some staff from the US Embassy in Baghdad amid concerns of retaliation around the anniversary of the death of a powerful Iranian military commander, according to three sources familiar with the decision.
Romney blasts Trump’s (lack of) leadership
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump’s leadership — or lack thereof — during the deadly coronavirus pandemic as “a great human tragedy.”“Well, this hasn’t been the focus of his rhetoric, apparently, and I think it’s a great human tragedy, without question,” Romney told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room” when asked where Trump’s leadership is as the President focuses on other issues amid the worsening pandemic.“The extraordinary loss of life is heartbreaking — and in some respects unnecessary. Not all respects, but we’ve relaxed our standards as individuals,” added Romney, who represents Utah. “Some states haven’t had mask mandates, and from Washington we have not had a constant, consistent plan and plea for people to wear masks, to social-distance, to take all the measures that would reduce the spread of this disease.”
Fox News Juan Williams tests positive for COVID-19
Another one bites the dust
Alyssa Farah has resigned from her role as the White House communications director.
In a statement, Farah said she will be “leaving the White House to pursue new opportunities.”
“It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve in the Trump administration over the last three and a half years,” the statement said.
Congress is actually working on a COVID-19 relief package