The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Rudy or Not?

-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)

Today in 5 Lines

  • During an address to the annual NRA convention in Dallas, Texas, President Trump assured voters that he would protect the Second Amendment, criticized the special-counsel investigation, and thanked rapper Kanye West for his support.

  • President Trump told reporters that Rudy Giuliani needed to “get his facts straight” after the former mayor said that Trump reimbursed his lawyer, Michael Cohen, for a $130,000 payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels. Hours later, Giuliani walked back his comments.

  • Jennifer Pena, the White House physician assigned to Vice President Mike Pence, resigned after fallout over President Trump’s doctor and former pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, Ronny Jackson. CNN reported earlier this week that Pena had raised concerns about Jackson’s workplace conduct last fall.

  • The Department of Homeland Security ended a program that allowed 57,000 Honduran citizens to temporarily live and work in the United States.

  • The U.S. added 164,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent.

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