We now seem to have confirmation that something we never really would have imagined could have happened definitely didn’t almost happen. In particular, did the UK almost blow up America by accident last June? No! No! No! No! And, no! Furthermore, the Obama Administration covered it up and it would have been our own fault anyway because everything worked but the part that was American technology. And the US and Russia are definitely NOT doing joint airstrike missions over Syria.
So, let’s move on from the denials to the juicy stuff–the first (actual, not like Saturday’s) press briefing. Unfortunately, the only transcript I can find of it is annotated by the Washington Post. Maybe a clean copy will show up here someday. Anyway, according to the press briefing, the new CEO of the USofA had a power breakfast with “Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell; Jeff Fettig, the CEO of Whirlpool; Mark Fields, the CEO of Ford; Alex Gorsky, the CEO of and Johnson and Johnson; Marillyn Hewson, the CEO of Lockheed Martin; Klaus Kleinfeld, the CEO of Arconic; Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow; Maro Longi, the CEO of U.S. Steel; Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla; Kevin Plank of Under Armour; Mark Sutton of International Paper; and Wendell Weeks, the CEO of Corning” to, I imagine, explain to them the benefits of bailing out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and ask these working stiffs which health and safety regulations they would like him to remove first. I’m not sure if they were the ones who asked him to stop hiring federal workers, but maybe they were accepting applications from the erstwhile employees. A hiring freeze sounds like a great way to get America back to work.