Mr. Trump’s attempt to block people who want to give him a little payback on Twitter went down in smoke thanks to the 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals. The three judges upheld a lower court ruling Trump violated First Amendment rights by blocking millions of people from his Twitter account.
Trump uses Twitter to conduct government business. The law says he must give all people an open channel to reply to his statements and edicts. Trump took another hit when the Supreme Court told him he can’t rig future elections with a new Census question, according to the Washington Post. Justice Roberts sided with the liberals on that issue. News reporters could tell Trump wanted to give Roberts one of his camera-ready low blows, but he held back. Bill Barr told Trump to calm down. He told the Trumpster he’ll make up some legal reason to get the citizenship question reinstated.
Lawmakers have to make a decision about raising the debt ceiling before they take a month off. Nancy Pelosi said she wants to see what the Trumpians in the Senate come up with before Congress agrees to bail Trump out of another political jam. If lawmakers can’t make a deal before September, the economy will implode, and so will Trump’s claim that his economy is “really great.”
The Federal Reserve Board has to decide to cut interest rates at the July meeting, according to Wall Street. Investors believe there’s a recession around the corner, and they want the Feds to stop it before the stock market goes to hell. But some government economists say Trump’s tariffs and nationalism already caused severe economic damage. According to those economists, Gross Domestic Product growth will be a mere one percent at the end of the year.
Mr. Trump hopes Jerome Powell got his message and cuts interest rates before he replaces him. Powell told 60 Minutes Trump can’t fire him. But Trump thinks he can, and in Trump’s legal world that’s all that matters, according to Rudy Giuliani.
Some news reports claim Trump didn’t tell President Xi the real story when he said he would lift the ban on Huawei. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told American tech companies there are still security concerns especially after several Huawei employees said they have connections with the Chinese government. Tech companies can apply for a license to do business with Huawei, but it may take a while to get one. Trump wants to close a trade deal with Xi before he lets Huawei buy and sell in the U.S., according to the New York Times.