Trump attacks called 'deplorable.' This time by GOP
It’s Wednesday and the internet is basically on fire, so my mood right now is pretty much Sophie Turner at a hockey game.
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Trump 'never liked' McCain (but can't stop talking about him)
President Donald Trump delivered an extended attack Wednesday on the late Sen. John McCain. "I have to be honest, I never liked him much," Trump said in Ohio. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., criticized Trump for scorning McCain some seven months after the senator died from brain cancer. “It’s deplorable what he said, it will be deplorable if he says it again,” Isakson said. Trump, who brought McCain back up Sunday, also commented on his funeral. "I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted," Trump said. "I didn’t get a 'thank you'. That's OK." Earlier in the day, Cindy McCain shared an aggressive message she received that attacked her late husband and her daughter, Meghan.
Meanwhile, Kellyanne Conway's husband to Trump: 'You. Are. Nuts.'
Kellyanne Conway has found herself in the middle of a bizarre fight between her husband and her boss, the president of the United States. Conway, a senior aide to Trump and one of his fiercest defenders, stood up for him Wednesday, saying Trump has every right to respond to her husband's criticisms. George Conway, a respected attorney, frequently criticizes the president on Twitter. On Wednesday, the two men basically accused each other of being crazy. The president described George Conway as a "whack job," while Conway questioned the president's mental stability – and also called him "nuts."
More terrifying news about Boeing's 737 Max 8 jet
The day before a Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed off Indonesia last year, killing 189 people, pilots struggled to control the exact same aircraft and were saved by an off-duty pilot on the plane. A new report shows that pilots of the Lion Air flight that slammed into the Java Sea pored over a handbook trying to determine why the jet was lurching downward. The day before, a different crew struggled, too. Nearly five months later, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 was minutes into a flight when it also crashed. Both flights experienced drastic speed fluctuations during ascent. Both pilots made ill-fated efforts to land after takeoff.
45 snakes under a home is 45 too many
One rattlesnake under your house? Sketch. Two? I’d move out. Forty five? Texas homeowners thought they had a few snakes under their home, but a snake-removal company found 45. To my surprise, they didn’t burn the entire house down after realizing this. The brave snake removers recorded a video of their hours-long work to safely remove snake after snake from a cramped space under the home. The largest snake removed was 5’6” long.
When Justice Clarence Thomas speaks, people listen
The current Supreme Court's longest-serving justice broke three years of silence Wednesday, asking two pointed questions in a case about a Mississippi prosecutor's persistent refusal to seat African American jurors. Most justices appeared convinced that black jurors were not selected for a murder trial because of their race. But Thomas, who is black, wanted to confirm what he no doubt knew: that defense attorneys also used their jury strikes, but against white jurors. Both sides, he seemed to suggest, can play that game. The 70-year-old conservative justice is famously quiet during court sessions.
- What do strawberries, spinach and kale have in common? Pesticides. A report found that they top the list of fruits and veggies with the most pesticide residue.
- A boy with autism called 911 to 'rescue' his teddy bear, and an officer responded in the best possible way.
- When it comes to college admissions, Americans overwhelmingly oppose legal breaks for athletes, alumni families and minorities.
- Teens aren't socializing in person and it's making them super lonely.
Another elite university under fire
A Harvard University professor commissioned what are believed to be the earliest photos of American slaves in 1850. The images are crude and dehumanizing – and they were used to promote racist beliefs. Now, Harvard is being sued over the photos by a woman who says she's a direct descendant of two people who were photographed – an African man named Renty and his daughter Delia. The woman is accusing the university of the wrongful seizure, possession and monetization of the images.
Look up at the moon tonight 🌙
It’s already been a long year, but you made it to spring. There’s an astronomical doubleheader to celebrate the occasion Wednesday: the vernal equinox, which marks the beginning of spring, and the final "supermoon" of the year. If you take any cool pictures of the supermoon, send them to me on Twitter – you may be featured on tomorrow's list (bonus points if you hashtag #TheShortList).
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump attacks called 'deplorable.' This time by GOP