Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Mike Luckovich)

In other news, Senate Republicans have voted against calling witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial and will promptly declare him above the law. We knew this was coming.

Meanwhile, Trump has expanded his Muslim ban to also include several African and Eastern nations including Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea and Kyrgyzstan.

Finally, the economy grew at the slowest pace of Trump's first term in 2019 according to the Commerce Department.

The 2.3% expansion last year reported by the Commerce Department on Thursday suggested the White House and Republicans’ massive $1.5 trillion tax cut package, which President Donald Trump had predicted would lift growth above 3%, had provided the economy only a temporary boost.

Moderate growth undercuts the argument by Trump and his fellow Republicans that strong growth would pay for the tax cuts, which are expected to help push the federal budget deficit to $1.02 trillion this year. Growth last year was the slowest since 2016 and followed the 2.9% notched in 2018.