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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Using some of his harshest rhetoric in recent memory, President Donald J. Trump came out strongly against intelligence on Wednesday morning. “I’ve listened to these people with so-called intelligence go on and on, and, quite frankly, it’s a waste of time,” he said. “I know a lot more than people with intelligence do.” Trump added that he has stopped receiving intelligence briefings at the White House, arguing, “I can do my job without any intelligence whatsoever.” He said that he has chosen, instead, to seek advice from his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and from his elder children, Ivanka, Eric, and Donald, Jr. “You won’t find a trace of intelligence in anything they say,” he boasted. At a briefing for the White House press corps, the President’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, denied that Trump’s war on intelligence was a new development. “Intelligence has never played a role in Donald Trump’s life,” she said.
An enthusiastic crowd showed up at the National Gallery of Canada for a sold-out New York Times event this week in which Julie Hirschfeld Davis, a White House correspondent, joined Jonathan Martin and Astead Herndon, two of our political correspondents, to talk with me about the state of American politics. Here’s a glimpse, edited for clarity and brevity: How do Americans feel about President Trump’s attacks on Canada? The game of politics is no longer existing outside of things like culture or outside of the questions of who we are as Americans. You have a president who just likes talking about domestic policy and also weighs in on the cultural event of the day. players are doing on the field or whether it is what the latest celebrity said at the Oscars. Are Americans developing a kind of scandal fatigue around Mr. Trump? Julie: People’s threshold for taking this stuff in is really skewed right now; people don’t know how to process all of these revelations. Julie: I’ve been to several rallies with President Trump. He tends to bounce around a lot, he doesn’t like to stick to his script. Monsters of the Woods and Lakes A couple of weeks ago a court case in British Columbia involving the existence of the sasquatch led us to ask you about mythical creatures in your part of the country.
The Hill's Jordan Fabian talks to CNN's Michael Smerconish about the moment when White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to answer NBC's Hallie Jackson's follow-up question and called on him. Instead, Fabian deferred back to Jackson, allowing her the…