Donald Trump was supposed to be in South America right around this time, visiting with, among others, the presidents of Peru and Columbia.
But he cancelled.
For a wide variety of reasons.
Our chief international correspondent, Larry Theis, spoke with Martin Vizcarra, the president of Peru, and Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Columbia. Theis is fluent in Spanish and German, and he speaks English pretty good.
In a vibrant chorus, Vizcarra and Santos said, “Ambos sabiamos que ese idiota nunca nos daria a nosotros ni a nadie que sea latino no lo haira darnos permiso a cualquiera de nosotros para ingresar a los Estados Unidos” (We both knew that that jerk would never give us or any other latinos permission to come to the US”).
“Así que estamos muy contentos de que haya cancelado un viaje tan desacertado” (We’re both thrilled that he cancelled such an ill-advised trip.)"
In other news, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg survived two days of grilling on Capitol Hill. As associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith observed, Jesse Eisenberg, who played Zuckerberg in David Fincher’s 2010 film, “The Social Network,” sat at Zuckerberg’s side for both days of his testimony.
Not only that, but Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman that Attorney General Sessions has found a safe, undisclosed location for Rosenstein to stay in, in Mobile.