Is Donald Trump going to run again in 2024? It’s a question that the United States—nay, the world—will likely be nervously asking itself for the next three and a half years, thanks to (1) his long history of teasing presidential runs until the last second and (2) the fact that Senate Republicans declined to ban him from ever holding office again when they had the chance. While Trump clearly hated the actual job of running the country, he obviously loved the power that came with it, as all despots do. Still, we probably won’t know what he’s going to do for some time, though according to a new report, we should be watching his waistline for hints.
Here’s Business Insider on the worrisome news:
Up until recently, Trump had a famously terrible diet, with his preferred foods groups being Big Macs, meatloaf, and KFC; ex-White House doctor Ronny Jackson once said they had to hide vegetables in Trump’s food. The 45th president has also expressed some unorthodox views on exercising, like that the human body has a finite amount of energy, which physical exertion can only deplete. (“You are going to die young because of this,” he reportedly told an employee training for an Ironman race.) Previously, his former physician wrote a doctor’s note released to reporters that claimed he was in “extraordinary” physical shape, which turned out to have been written by Trump himself.
Anyway, losing weight is probably good news for his health, which is nice for the people who care about him (there are probably four of them? Maybe five?), though if it means a higher risk of him running again, terrible for society at large. Someone pass this man the M&M’s!
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Joe Biden thinks better of it, decides not to embrace Trump’s policy on refugees
Doing the opposite of what Donald Trump did, on anything, is probably a good idea in general. Per CNN:
After the news broke that Biden was not going to increase the cap, David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, said, “It is deeply disappointing that President Biden has chosen to maintain for the moment the record-low refugee admissions cap of 15,000 set by his predecessor.” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had tweeted, “Biden promised to welcome immigrants, and people voted for him based on that promise. Upholding the xenophobic and racist policies of the Trump admin, incl the historically low + plummeted refugee cap, is flat out wrong. Keep your promise.”
Report: Mitch McConnell remains the worst
Ruth Bader Ginsburg edition! Per The Independent:
McConnell also didn’t even wait until Ginsburg’s body was cold to announce that he would be shoving through the confirmation of her Supreme Court replacement in an election year despite previously claiming that was the very reason Merrick Garland’s nomination could not proceed. So yeah, he‘s terrible, but we suspect you already knew that.
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