Elijah Cummings Recovers from Heart Surgery, Obama Lands in Scotland, and Meet the Three People of Color Joining the Trump Admin

Another trip around the sun brings fresh problems for the administration. Jared Kushner is now a “person of interest” in the Russia investigation, bringing the circle of scrutiny close to Donald Trump. Speaking of 45, he’s having quite the international tour. From shoving aside a prime minister to get to the front of the photo to being dodged by a fellow president, you would think he was in adversarial waters -- not meeting with our NATO allies. He’s been treating our friends like our enemies and vice-versa, sending shock waves through the international scene. Trump also had a private lunch with new French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, which prompted a widely mocked photograph of the pair shaking hands, where death grips were on display evidenced by Trump’s knuckles turning white. To be fair, the president is a tad bit sensitive about hand-holding these days. The good news? It’s a long weekend leading to recess next week!  We’ve got lots for you to read this weekend:

  • President Obama tees off in Scotland.
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is recovering from heart surgery.
  • There's trouble with the Puerto Rican Day Parade.
  • The place to be last night was the Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner. We've got pics!
  • Meet the people of color who just joined the Trump administration.
  • An Obama alumnus joins the Board of Edison.
  • The CBC asks "What did Trump do?"
  • Eugene Robinson chairs the Pulitzer.
  • Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA) joins the Latino Leaders Summit. Want to go? RSVP below in FOMO!
  • The Beat is taking a rest on Monday. See y'all on Tuesday!
Brenda Arredondo