$#!+ Your President Says
The president’s interview with the Associated Press featured five, seven, 10, 15, 19 listicle-worthy oddities, depending on who’s counting. But the Donald’s antagonistic relationship with the media may be all for the cameras—he’s reportedly much more eager to please in person.
Her good name
The First Daughter’s imprint ain’t what it used to be. The firm that licenses Ivanka Trump’s name for apparel reportedly sent out a bunch of the brand’s blouses under another label. The symbolism of the switcheroo, which substituted the Trump name for that of Adrienne Vittadini, who arrived in the U.S. fleeing an oppressive regime, will likely spawn an inferno of #hottakes once someone else makes the connection. But the move may have been motivated by the discount nature of the retailer for which the clothing was destined rather than politics.
Dept. of Nobody Comes Out of This Looking Good
Sean Spicer’s Godwin’s-Law-and-decency-flouting Hitler reference earlier this month earned him a sharp rebuke from the Anne Frank Centre for Mutual Respect. The two sides have history. It turns out the organization may not be as closely linked to its namesake as it likes to suggest.
UNdo the hurt you caused/When you said those mean things
Another of Trump’s rhetorical punching bags experiencing a less hostile version of the administration up close: the UN. The president’s delegate to the organization, Nikki “Don’t Call Me Nimrata” Haley has been using it to critique U.S. opponents, despite her boss’s distaste for the whole international and inter-governmental co-operation thing.