Hello and welcome to TophDaily. I’m your host, Toph. Today is Monday, the worst day of your life until tomorrow. It’s currently raining in New York City, the only city in America, so by extension it’s currently raining everywhere else, too.
Alright, alright, what the hella is going on now?
The world is currently enthralled with Trump’s first ever big boy field trip overseas (along with Stupid Watergate, of course, deservedly so), but let’s not let this one go: “President Donald Trump has told advisers he wants to end payments of key Obamacare subsidies, a move that could send the health law’s insurance markets into a tailspin.”
The payments, estimated at $7 billion for this year, go to insurance companies to reduce deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs for low-income consumers — an estimated 7 million people in 2017. Insurers are on the hook under the health law to keep paying even if the federal money stops.
If that news is at all alarming to you, then make sure to point your eyeballs at this next one, too:
In addition to gutting the EPA and State Department, they’re looking at cuts to SNAP (food stamps), CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), and SSDI (Disability Insurance). We should know more by tomorrow.
Speaking of that field trip, it’s going so well!
Low energy Donald. Sad!
The gifs coming out of this trip have been pretty good though. Let’s take a look!
Below: Steve Bannon looking terrified in Saudi Arabia.
See also: My video of this with a horror soundtrack.
The Magic Saudi Orb: Another video I did yesterday, is some of the best art I’ve ever arted.
Below: Melania swats away Donald’s tiny hand after landing in Israel.
Tough but fair.
Here are some other important items I encourage you to know about.
Hmm, what else is newsworthy… I had a massage yesterday. Everyone loves lizards. Space is really big. I think that’s about everything you need to know. Now go out there and make all your wildest dreams come true!
Thanks for being here, friend.