Weekly Skim

Monday, July 23: White House signs off on new sanctions against Russia

Ooooh looks like Trump isn’t feeling so sweet on his bae a.k.a Vladimir Putin. Today the White House signed off on enforcing more sanctions against Russia in connection to their alleged meddling in the 2016 election.

Tuessday, July 24: Ol’ Johnny boy is making a comeback for the Senate healthcare vote

THe officer of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has said that he will return to Senate tomorrow, even though he’s just undergone surgery for a brain tumor, to participate in the healthcare vote to repeal and replace Obamacare. You guys didn’t think our boy was gonna miss out on this major legislation just because of cancer, did you!? You may not agree with his politics, but you gotta admit that McCain is a badass motherf**ker.

Wednesday, July 26: Trump decided to ban transgender people from serving in the military

So, looks like our “most LGBT friendly President ever” isn’t actually so LGBT friendly. Who knew!? In typical Trump fashion, he made the announcement that transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve in the military via Twitter.

Trump trans tweets

His reasoning? The ‘ugeeee burden of their “tremendous” medical costs and the “disruption” that they cause. Turns out, though, that the U.S. military spends more on viagra than they do on medical services for transgender individuals. So, can we also ban horny old men from serving? Obviously if they can’t get it up, they’re not fit to fight, right?

This isn’t a law, nor is it being enforced in anyway whatsoever, but it has left thousands of transgender Americans serving in the armed forces wondering what this means for them, their families, their careers and their livelihoods.

Thursday, July 27: The Mooch went in on Preibus and Bannon

Today we got to hear the fabulous, uncensored rantings of the new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci. It was in a word…EPIC. Highlights:

  • “Reince Priebus — if you want to leak something — he’ll be asked to resign very shortly.”
  • “Reince is a fucking paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,”
  • “I’m not Steve Bannon. I’m not trying to suck my own cock.”
  • “I sometimes use colorful language,” he said on Twitter. “I will refrain in this arena but not give up the passionate fight for @RealDonaldTrump’s agenda.”

Honestly, this is like a summary of the entire White House thus far– petty, underhanded, name-calling and low-balling.

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