- Trump signs ‘seriously flawed’ Russia sanctions package … Crackdown on legal immigration … The Mooch goes ‘dark’
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Donald Trump begrudgingly approved a package of new sanctions on Russia that limits his own authority to reverse or relax them. Trump called it “seriously flawed” and “clearly unconstitutional”. In a separate statement, he bragged that he “built a truly great company worth many billions of dollars” and “can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress”.
Senior White House aide Stephen Miller turned up the daily press briefing to pitch the administration’s new plan to limit legal immigration. It quickly descended into a debate over the Statue of Liberty.