This Week’s Trump Rundown: A Brief of this Week’s Biggest Trump Stories
Let’s be honest. As youth it’s a little hard to keep up with every news update that your phone alerts with you as a result of the Trump administration’s bottomless corruption and scandal. With that in mind, here’s a recap of the latest ‘Trump Terror’.
Anthony Scaramucci was fired as White House Communications Director
Early Monday morning on July 31st, former Goldman Sachs Vice President, Anthony Scaramucci was fired as White House Communications director after being hired only 10 days before on July 21st. It is suspected that John Kelly fired Scaramucci because of the lewd language that he used in his short time as communications director, and his addition of internal combat amongst those in Trump’s advisory group including former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and White House strategist Steve Bannon. Most highlighted was his statement towards Bannon, who Scaramucci claimed is trying to brand himself via the White House.
The former Communications Director said, “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own c–k.”
The Justice Department wants to defeat “discriminatory” Affirmative Action Policies
Tuesday it was released via a document obtained by the New York Times that under Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department will be seeking to sue and investigate certain universities over affirmative action policies that they have deemed discriminatory against white applicants. However, Roger Clegg, a former Civil Rights official for the Reagan and Bush administration offered a perspective that has made some suspect that this action is being used to divide people of color on their view of affirmative action.
“The civil rights laws were deliberately written to protect everyone from discrimination, and it is frequently the case that not only are whites discriminated against now but frequently Asian-Americans are as well,” Clegg stated.
Mindy Kaling’s brother Vijay Jojo Chokal-Ingam went “full on Tootsie” (as described by CNN commentator Michael Smerconish), or pretended to be black in order to get into medical school because he feels as if Asian-American and White applicants are at a disadvantage when it comes to entrance into universities.
Trump Phone Call Transcripts Leaked
Yesterday, Friday, August 4th, 2017, haunting transcripts of President Trump’s phone calls with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto were released to the public.
On the phone call with Mexico, Trump and Nieto discuss the wall, and then Trump begs Nieto not to discuss the status of the wall with the Press by saying “Because from an economic issue, it is the least important thing we were talking about, but psychologically, it means something so let us just say “we will work it out.” Previously, before the transcripts were released Trump told the public that the phone call and plans for the building of the wall were progressing smoothly.
With Turnbull, the consternation revolves around refugees and Turnbull’s plea for Trump to take in over 2,000 refugees and subject them to United States vetting to which Trump replied: “I am the world’s greatest person that does not want to let people into the country. And now I am agreeing to take 2,000 people and I agree I can vet them, but that puts me in a bad position. It makes me look so bad and I have only been here a week.”
Many are afraid of what the leaks mean for national security, while other are appalled by the truth that has been hidden for months behind the Australia and Mexico phone calls.
A Grand Jury for the Russia Probe
Additionally, on Friday, August 4th, news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller was calling for a Grand Jury to be brought into the Russia probe which could possibly mean that the investigation is being brought closer to indictments and thus impeachment.