Today in 5 Lines
In a tweet, President Trump offered help to a terminally ill infant in the United Kingdom who has been at the center of a legal battle. Trump is expected to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week, according to a German government spokesperson. Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno blasted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie after images emerged of him and his family lounging on a public beach that had been among those closed by the government shutdown. Republican Representative Ann Wagner said that she will not be running for the Senate in Missouri and will instead seek re-election to her House seat. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh called the Trump administration’s request for voter data “repugnant,” joining other states who have rejected the request.
Today on The Atlantic
America’s Conundrum: Ahead of the Fourth of July, David Frum reflects on the question of American exceptionalism—and how it’s changed over time.
Already Reddit: Over the weekend, President Trump posted a meme on Twitter that appears to have originally surfaced on Reddit. It’s the latest case of Trump’s Twitter feed adopting content from the message board, raising the question: Why is he so drawn to Reddit? (David A. Graham)
Agree to Disagree: Senator James Lankford urges Americans to find unity after last month’s shooting at a congressional baseball practice. “Unity and respect do not require watered-down policy positions and weakness,” he writes.