Trump was oddly reasonable about straws. His campaign may not like it

The president could have used a question about plastic waste to inflame the culture wars – but his answer wasn’t far off the markThere was no shortage of pressing issues for Donald Trump to address on Friday afternoon when he spoke briefly to the press as he made his way to board a helicopter that would carry him to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Reporters posed questions about:Iran’s seizure of British oil tankersTrump’s racist and xenophobic smears of representative Ilhan Omar and three other Democratic congresswomenthe first amendmentAmerican exceptionalismJeffrey Epsteinallegations that Trump was involved in directing his personal attorney Michael Cohen to make illegal hush payments to Stormy Danielstrade talks with China the potential involvement of Senator Rand Paul in talks with Iranthe definition of racismRobert Mueller’s upcoming testimony to Congresssanctions against Zimbabwe Continue reading...

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