Today in 5 Lines
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer refused to say that President Trump's tweet overnight using the word “covfefe” was a typo. The Associated Press reports that Trump “has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly,” prompting security concerns. Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly plans to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee as early as next week. Speaking at a tech conference in California, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized the Democratic Party’s data operation during the 2016 election, calling it “nonexistent.” At least 90 people were killed and nearly 400 injured in an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Today on The Atlantic
Worst-Case Scenario: Todd Stern, the former United States special envoy for climate change, argues that if President Trump decides to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the choice will be “indefensible.”
Warning Sign: A new data analysis on 2016 voting, conducted by the Center for American Progress’s States of Change project, shows that the share of non-college-educated whites—a key demographic for Republicans—is steadily declining. (Ron Brownstein)
The End of American Leadership: David Frum argues that, instead of restoring American greatness, the Trump administration might just be persuading its partners “that America has ceased to be the leader they once respected.”