"Woodward describes “an administrative coup d’etat” and a “nervous breakdown” of the executive branch, with senior aides conspiring to pluck official papers from the president’s desk so he couldn’t see or sign them."
After a National Security meeting on North Korea “Mattis was particularly exasperated and alarmed, telling close associates that the president acted like — and had the understanding of — ‘a fifth- or sixth-grader.’ ”
Today is - in theory - deadline day for NAFTA. Canada's negotiators are back at it this morning
...but I foresee one possible wrinkle in announcing a NAFTA deal today: President Trump is on the road starting at 12:45. If he wants to take credit - as he did with Mexico - he'll have to work any announcement into his out of town schedule.
Some of the big issues remaining between Canada-US in NAFTA Talks:
- Agriculture (dairy)
- Chapter 19 (dispute resolution panels)
- Protecting Canadian cultural industries
It’s a mystery because the airline can’t tell us what airport we’ll be landing at. Toronto Island? Pearson? Hamilton? Can’t wait to find out!
We’ve been standing on the jet bridge for 20 mins while they figure it out. Still don’t know where we’re boarding a flight to...
It has been a terrible weather day in DC and all the airlines have had major delays and problems. But now some passengers are getting kicked off the flight for fighting with the crew. What an awful mess.
NEW: I just spoke with the former head of US Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) – He tells me that he expects hundreds of separated children will never be reunited with their parents. They will be lost in the system. Orphaned by the US Govt'.
He says that during his time at ICE there were rare cases where children could not be reunited with their parents. Separation becomes permanent. This was *before* Trump’s policy that has so far separated 2300+ children from their parents.
He adds there are two separate legal tracks for children and adult migrants who are detained. Adults can be deported within weeks to their home countries, children may be left in the US for years in foster care or with relatives.