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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Queen’s Jewelry Choices Symbolically Rebuked Trump During Visit

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Queen Elizabeth may have marked Trump’s visit to the U.K. last Thursday by throwing some royal shade in his direction, choosing to wear a brooch given to her by President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on the first day of the visit.

The Obamas reportedly handpicked the vintage brooch, which they gave to the Queen during a 2011 visit. She wore the bejeweled ornament during a subsequent dinner with the Obamas and then apparently put it away with the rest of her collection — until last week.

The Queen is known for her attention to detail, particularly when it comes to her symbolic fashion picks, which she often uses to convey social and political messages.…

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Macron Debunks Latest Trump Lie About NATO

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Having concocted a NATO crisis during the alliance’s annual meeting this week, Trump announced that he had magically solved a problem he himself created.

He’s lying, of course.

On Wednesday, Trump berated America’s longtime allies by insisting the U.S. has been “taken advantage of” by other members of the NATO alliance because they spend less than the U.S. does on military defense.

Then during an unscheduled press conference on Thursday in Brussels, Belgium, Trump took an unearned victory lap, announcing that NATO partners had suddenly agreed to increase their defense spending.

“Everyone has agreed to substantially up their commitment,” Trump claimed.…

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Danziger: Toy President

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.