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Could there be no wall after all? That's the idea being played with at The New York Times, where their latest headline reads "Donald Trump to Visit Mexico After More Than a Year of Mocking It" (at 600+ shares right now, but it's some pretty recently broken news). "NY Times not mincing words with their headline RE: Trump's visit to Mexico," muses Frank Thorp at NBC News. "Alternative headline: @realDonaldTrump To Visit Mexico To Confer With Plagiarism Leader," snarks Ivan Oransky at MedPage Today. "Trump's son-in-law, Jared, is said to have been key person urging him making trip to Mexico," reports Maggie Haberman.
And as if that wasn't enough, Vladimir Putin was arrested at a Publix. Okay, not that Vladimir Putin, but, still. "If you name your kid Vladimir Putin, I feel like you're just asking for trouble," observes Joshua Holland with The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute.
Elsewhere in irony:
- Some former models for Trump's agency say they violated immigration rules and worked illegally. At the Huffington Post, Jeffrey Young quips, "Give me your tall, your slender, your sexy ingénues yearning to strike poses..."
- Just made public: some of Trump's financial records, depositions and interview transcripts: in other words, the documents behind "Trump Revealed."
- Hillary Clinton still somehow manages to keep her lead steady, in spite of everything.
- Roger Ailes's lawyers are escalating his vicious war against journalist Gabe Sherman. "If a lawyer ever said this about me, it'd be my new twitter bio," enviously tweets Matt Pearce at the LA Times.
- Vox's Alex Abad-Santos delves into Anthony Weiner and the rise of dick pics, explained. "Dying from this Vox dick pic explainer," admits Complex's Ian Servantes.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar argues that insulting Colin Kaepernick says more about our patriotism than his.
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