Trump only wants immigrants from countries like Norway and not from "s***hole countries" like Haiti and those in Africa. This, understandably, upset a lot of people and only caused more problems with the DACA debate. Will they be able to agree on an immigration deal? We'll see. Trump's State of the Union address is in two weeks, but many Democrats are vowing to boycott. Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Robert Mueller as his bad month continues. Finally, Sara Huckabee Sanders may be in violation of federal regulations, but we doubt the White House cares.
Before you listen to this episode, make sure to check out the recent Politico Magazine article, The Weird World of Trump-Themed Podcasts, which features Grab Them By The Pod! Last week saw the release of Michael Wolff's book, Fire and Fury, as well as the downfall of Steve Bannon. It was ugly. Trump went on a tweeting spree on Saturday morning, where he claimed to be a stable genius and, like really smart. The Golden Globes aired on Sunday night and made Oprah the leading Democratic contender for 2020. How seriously should we take her? Finally, we discuss Mueller vs. Trump, Jake Tapper vs. Stephen Miller & Trump vs. the "Fake News."
The Trump White House has gone to war with Rep. Frederica Wilson while a Gold Star widow is stuck in the middle. Bannon has declared war on the GOP establishment, but is it more about his ego than his ideology? Democratic candidates are raking in the money. Does that mean they will win in 2018? The Senate has a bipartisan health care bill with enough support to pass. Will Trump actually sign it? Finally, Bernie Sanders is, and will always be, an independent and not a Democrat. Why are we surprised?
With everything going on in the world, we take a moment to remember 9/11 & discuss Hurricane Irma. Then we get into Trump's official DACA announcement and how he pissed off GOP leadership with the debt ceiling deal. Steve Bannon was interviewed on 60 Minutes last night and it was a doozy! Trump hopes to pass tax reform this year, but is that realistic? We end by discussing how Donald Jr. & Dan Scavino aren't doing the administration any favors.