May 31, 2024 - 6:34pm

→ Trump verdict draws mixed reactions

The Trump conviction has become something of a Rorscharch test for American politicos.

Several of Trump’s rivals and critics have come to his defence, with RFK Jr. calling the prosecution “profoundly undemocratic”, while libertarian Justin Amash called it an “affront to Rule of Law”.

Hillary Clinton, who is clearly still salty about her loss in 2016, responded by selling coffee mugs featuring her silhouette and the phrase, “Turns out she was right about everything.” Clinton herself received a mere fine for committing similar crimes during her 2016 campaign.

 

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Biden, or whoever runs his X account, took a Dark Brandon-themed victory lap over the conviction, taking credit for the prosecution in a way one must assume was meant to be tongue-in-cheek.

But there was one surprising response that’s flown under the radar: Susan Collins, the Senate’s most moderate Republican, came to Trump’s defence. Less surprising: Sen. Mike Lee has suggested Biden is a fascist and a dictator and that the prosecution is a form of insurrection. Will son Barron soon avenge his father?

→ The great Piers-Nigel showdown

Things got a little feisty between Piers Morgan and Nigel Farage during a BBC debate segment.

When the former Ukip leader was asked if his past electoral failures were the reason he’d declined to stand in this election, Morgan interrupted his response, shouting, “Yes, it is — he’s bottled it!”

Farage defended his political record before claiming that Morgan had been sacked from his television show, and the two argued back and forth about whose show was failing more spectacularly. Settle down, boys


→ Joe Biden takes inspiration from Rishi’s Rwanda plan

Is the UK becoming an international trend-setter on migration policy? That may not be the most coveted of titles, but after certain EU countries floated similar Rwanda-style policies, the US may also be following suit.

The Biden administration has set up several migrant processing facilities in Latin America aimed at preventing dangerous and illegal border crossing by sending migrants across the world to Greece and Italy, CBS reported.

That’s Biden logic for you: building a border wall is immoral, so the best alternative is a byzantine system of processing centres throughout Latin America that captures would-be immigrants and flies them across the Atlantic Ocean. American citizens, meanwhile, are eager to get in on the action.