Trump departs early from a tense G-7 summit after rattling allies with trade threats

“En garde Madame LaGarde!”

America’s allies plan to confront Trump over his trade and climate policies at the G7 summit, which Trump now plans to leave early. Other leaders warned if he refuses to sign onto the goals the group hatches, they will proceed without the U.S., further isolating the country from longtime partners.
— Read on www.latimes.com/business/la-na-pol-trump-g7-summit-20180609-story.html

A Dress Rehearsal for Democracy’s Funeral

A photograph of Ivanka, Melania, and the Donald meeting with Pope Francis. Ivanka and Melania wear dour expressions on their faces, while Donny is grinning ear to ear.
From left, Ivanka, Melania, Donny, with his holiness Papa Francesco.

One of the people in this photo is clueless. Can you figure out who?

I’m not terribly familiar with protocol for meeting with the holy father. But this photo is still striking. Such contrast. Donny’s grin is exceptionally out of place here. And Fred Trump (Donny’s dad) was no fan of the Roman Catholic church.

To quote Dubya, it’s another instance of “some weird shit, man.”