Cartoon

Fast Track

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Joel Pett)

In other news, Betsy DeVos and the Trump regime are halting regulations on predatory for-profit colleges. Of course. Isn't this why you select a rich know-nothing to run the Department of Education?

Meanwhile, Trump has reportedly given Secretary of Defense James Mattis the authority to send more troops to Afghanistan. This is a bottomless hole.

Finally, Wu Xiaohui, the chairman of Anbang Insurance Group who's been doing business with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has reportedly been "taken away" by Chinese authorities. This reads like he's being disappeared.

Wu Xiaohui, the chairman of Anbang Insurance Group, was taken away on Friday in Beijing, according to Caijing, a respected newsmagazine. In a statement early Wednesday morning in China, the company said that Mr. Wu was “for personal reasons no longer able to perform his duties.” [...]

Mr. Wu, who piloted Anbang’s rapid rise to global prominence with splashy purchases like the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan, is the latest Chinese tycoon to be ensnared in an anti-corruption drive that has swept the country in recent years. Another of China’s wealthiest and most politically connected financiers, Xiao Jianhua, was reportedly seized from his luxury hotel in Hong Kong by Chinese police officers and taken over the border in January. He has not been seen publicly since.

Trump family corruption might be spilling over into other countries.

  • Aynwrong

    “Isn’t this why you select a rich know-nothing to run the Department of Education?”

    Yes, it is.

    “Meanwhile, Trump has reportedly given Secretary of Defense James Mattis the authority to send more troops to Afghanistan. This is a bottomless hole.”

    Yes, it is.

    That cartoon above might now be accurate if it were Trump sitting on the tracks and Robert Mueller was the train conductor. Because this just happened tonight.
    Trump Under Investigation For Possible Obstruction Of Justice
    http://www.npr.org/2017/06/14/532985377/report-trump-under-investigation-for-possible-obstruction-of-justice

    It would definitely be funnier.

    • Another plot in the graveyard of empires