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Skimm This: Trump Tweets, Puerto Rico, and Prime Day Protests

Jul 15, 2019

It’s July 15th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • Over the weekend, President Trump went after some House Democrats on Twitter, saying they come from other countries and suggested they “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” We’ll explain the context, and how people are reacting today.

  • Puerto Rico’s governor has two big problems on his hands: a bunch of leaked texts… and about $124 billion in debt. We’ll break down the drama.

  • Warehouse workers at Amazon fulfillment centers in Minnesota and Germany are taking off for Prime Day. We’ll tell you why.

  • And finally: tonight, Norah O’Donnell will become the third woman to solo anchor a nightly news broadcast. And she’s one of a bunch of women CBS has put at the helm.

theSkimm: Over the past few days, President Trump’s sent out a series of tweets about a group of “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen.” He suggested they should “go back” to the countries they came from. Today, he doubled down. We’ll tell you who President Trump’s talking about and why -- and how people are reacting. Meanwhile, Puerto Rico is having a bad case of the Mondays. Hundreds of pages of chats between Governor Ricardo Rosselló and others have leaked. And they’re filled with sexist and derogatory comments. All while Puerto Rico is trying to figure out how to pay off billions of dollars in debt. We’ll explain. Also on today’s episode: why some Amazon workers are boycotting Prime Day, and a new name to know on the nightly news circuit.

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