Today in 5 Lines
President Trump condemned a terrorist attack that killed 22 people at a concert in Britain’s Manchester Arena, calling those responsible “evil losers” and encouraging countries to work together to “obliterate this evil ideology.” Police identified the bomber as Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old British citizen. The Senate Intelligence Committee issued two new subpoenas directed at a pair of former National-Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s businesses. The White House released Trump’s budget proposal, which includes significant domestic-spending cuts and an increase in defense spending. Former CIA Director John Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee that he was concerned about interactions between people associated with the Trump campaign and Russian officials “because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals.”
Today on The Atlantic
‘Evil Losers’: Uri Friedman explains why President Trump’s use of a classic put-down is a compelling strategy against ISIS.
Pretty Vague: While in Israel, President Trump declared that Palestinians “are ready to reach for peace.” But, writes Rosie Gray, he left the country without elaborating on the exact parameters of that deal.
Why They Came Down: Last Friday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a speech explaining why the city removed four monuments commemorating the Lost Cause and the Confederacy. “These monuments purposefully celebrate a fictional, sanitized Confederacy,” he said, “ignoring the death, ignoring the enslavement, and the terror that it actually stood for.” Read it here.