(Above: The Afghan girls robotics team.)
President Trump has started to champion a new attitude towards healthcare reform: "Let Obamacare fail." He has a fair amount of ability and leverage to do so, and could cut off subsidy payments to insurers and take other measures in enforcing the mandatory clause that all Americans must have health insurance. Why he would want an industry that is 1/6 of the American economy and helps millions of sick Americans each year to fail remains a mystery.
In other Trump news, it was confirmed by the White House that the president had a second dinner meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G-20 earlier this month. There is no official American record of this meeting.
Also, another name has been added to the list of people involved in the meeting Donald Trump Jr. took with Russian informants. Read the Times' briefing on that below:
In developing news, it seems that Mohammed Bin Salman became the heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia through coercion and pressure towards the previous heir. Allegedly, the previous heir was taken to a palace in Mecca and held against his will until the transfer of rights to the throne was complete.
A Britain Advertising Regulator said yesterday that too many advertisements in the country objectify women or reinforce traditional gender roles--something the country is attempting to move away from in its push towards social progressivism.
Six Afghan teenage girls who were initially denied visas to come to the United States to participate in a robotics competition became the stars of the show at the First Global, an international robotics contest. It took great public outcry and personal intervention from President Trump, but the six participants were eventually able to come and compete.
That's all for today!
Have a fabulous Wednesday!