In other news, Russia has "voted" to amend their constitution and allow Vladimir Putin to continue ruling until the year 2036. Putin took a page out of the 2004 GOP campaign to win votes.
Russians have been encouraged to vote with prize draws offering flats and an ad campaign highlighting other constitutional amendments in the same reform bundle, such as the pensions protection and a de facto ban on same-sex marriages.
Meanwhile, Trump says he's looking into fully repealing the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing which is equivalent to taking a pro-segregation position following weeks of anti-racist protests. This could be related to Trump reportedly abandoning "Jared Kushner's woke shit."
President Trump has told people in recent days that he regrets following some of son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner's political advice — including supporting criminal justice reform — and will stick closer to his own instincts, three people with direct knowledge of the president's thinking tell Axios.
Behind the scenes: One person who spoke with the president interpreted his thinking this way: "No more of Jared's woke s***." Another said Trump has indicated that following Kushner's advice has harmed him politically.
Imagine thinking Jared Kushner is "woke." He's literally a slumlord!
Finally, Britain has now passed Boris Johnson's self-imposed deadline for requesting another Brexit extension and will begin preparations for crashing out of the European Union with no deal. Over 100 British CEOs have written a little to Johnson calling on him to explain his plans.
Given the “enormous economic shock” from the pandemic, “a no-deal outcome would be hugely damaging to the U.K. economy,” they wrote. “We are therefore calling on you to ensure full transparency over the substance of these negotiations and these deals, to enable proper assessment of the potential economic consequences and through that assure us that the economic downside on our businesses can be minimized.”
There is no plan.
Programming note... I'm taking some time away for my birthday beginning tomorrow. I intend to be back here next Wednesday but I'm not planning to take any more significant breaks between now and the presidential election in November.
If you're going out this weekend, wear a mask!
Thank you for all of your support and I'll see you next week.