Eric Trump Is a Moron

Image via AP Photo.
Image via AP Photo.


Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • Eric Trump, who is 100 percent focused on running his father’s business and is not involved in the administration, has given a number of excellent and confidence-inspiring quotes to the press recently. Yesterday, Eric declared to The Telegraph: “Is [running the family business] nepotism? Absolutely. Is that also a beautiful thing? Absolutely. Family business is a beautiful thing. The same applies for Ivanka. Ivanka is by his side in Washington.” He also said, of his father’s recent strike on a Syrian airfield: “If there was anything that Syria did, it was to validate the fact that there is no Russia tie.” Oh. [The Telegraph, The Telegraph]
  • Kansas is holding a special election today for Trump-appointed CIA director Mike Pompeo’s seat, and the deep-red district—although it went for Trump by about 30 points last year, and is home to Koch Industries—is surprisingly competitive, owing in part to a deeply unpopular Republican governor whose ultra-conservative policies have thrust the state into fiscal dystopia. [NBC News]
  • During a town hall event on Monday, South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson’s constituents chanted “You lie!” at the Republican congressman, who gained notoriety in 2009 for screaming the same at Obama. [New York Times]
  • Trump has spent 17 of his first 81 days in office at a golf course, easily beating out Obama, Bush and Clinton. [New York Times]
  • Following another recent ruling that Texas Republicans racially gerrymandered multiple congressional districts, a judge ruled that a Texas voter ID law (which allows concealed carry licenses but not college IDs) intentionally discriminates against minorities. [Washington Post]
  • Obama is visiting Germany in May for a panel discussion on democracy with Angela Merkel.

Here are some tweets that the president was allowed to publish:

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Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.


Mortal Dictata

He doesn’t really get the whole “don’t tell the fucking secret” thing.

Can someone ask him just how vast a profit the company makes a year?