In other news, the American ambassador to Panama has resigned following Trump's "shithole" comments about legal immigrants from Africa.
Meanwhile, Trump has canceled his state visit to Britain next month because British protesters were going to put him in his place. Trump claims he canceled the visit because President Obama moved the embassy to a new location, but it was actually George W. Bush who moved the embassy.
Trump can't even visit our closest ally. That's how toxic he is.
Finally, Trump's Labor Department is bringing back
jobs unpaid internships that don't have to actually meet any standards.
The new rules establish a “primary beneficiary test” that ratifies programs that help the intern more than the company. Seven factors determine whether the gig meets the standard. One says internships should provide training that “would be similar to that which would be given in an educational environment.” Another says the intern’s job should complement, not displace, the work of paid employees.
Unlike the previous standard, an unpaid internship doesn’t necessarily have to meet any proscribed threshold related to those seven factors. Each internship program will be justified on its own merits, a more forgiving benchmark for employers.
This week was a very long year.