Today in 5 Lines
New York police said Sayfullo Saipov, the Uzbek immigrant who allegedly drove a pickup truck through a crowd in Manhattan on Tuesday, “did this in the name of ISIS” and planned the attacks for weeks. President Trump called Saipov an “animal” and told reporters he would consider sending him to Guantanamo Bay prison. Trump also pledged to end the diversity visa program, which is how Saipov entered the U.S., and criticized Senator Chuck Schumer for his role in creating the program. Schumer responded from the floor of the Senate, asking Trump “where is your leadership?” Meanwhile, lawmakers grilled general counsels from Facebook, Google, and Twitter about Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Today on The Atlantic
Unintended Consequences: President Trump has called for an end to the diversity visa program. Here’s what that program entails—and why it was created in the first place. (Priscilla Alvarez)
Getting Some Answers: Tomorrow, House Republicans will unveil a bill to overhaul the U.S. tax code. The legislation is expected to answer a few big questions. (Russell Berman)
‘Donald Trump Is a Lucky Duck’: The president has historically low approval ratings, but fortunately for him, the country’s strengthening economy seems to be keeping his administration afloat. (Derek Thompson)