The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Imperfect Defense, ‘Jedi’ Love and ‘Gutter’ Response

    Know This: President Trump signed a $700 billion defense policy bill yesterday, but objected to its “unconstitutional” anti-Russia provisions. Natural gas supplies have resumed flowing into Europe after an explosion at an Austrian pipeline hub killed one person Tuesday. And in its first wave of reviews following its weekend premiere, critics are heaping praise on Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

    Remember This: “Only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way.” — White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, referring to Trump’s tweet after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called on him to resign over sexual misconduct allegations. He said the senator “would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them),” which has been interpreted as sexual innuendo.

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