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> Oh, that record-setting $110 billion arms deal Trump announced with
> Saudi Arabia? Turns out, it doesn't exist. [...]
> So, the whole thing was yet another con job.
And, oh, speaking of the need to stop assuming that Trump Executive
Orders are real:
President Trump Just Held a Signing. He Had Nothing to Sign
Jun 05, 2017
After announcing his goal to privatize the nation's Air Traffic
Control System, President Donald Trump sat down at a desk on Monday
and signed two documents. There was only one problem: He wasn't
actually signing something that would have any tangible impact on what
he had just proposed.
A White House aide told reporters Trump had signed a "a decision memo
and letter transmitting legislative principles to Congress,"
surrounding the privatization of the Air Traffic Control system, which
he had just spent the last few minutes advocating for. But in order
for his goal to come to fruition, Congress would need to pass
legislation implementing it. [...]
Apparently, His Orangeness got the idea of 'deciding' to privatize air
traffic control (something the President lacks the power to do) from a
House of Representatives bill that would have _actually_ done so, that
was attempted by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) last June, but that never even
made it to the House floor and also faced bipartisan opposition in the
Senate if it hadn't.
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