May 24, 2017 By Zeke J. Miller President Trump met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican Wednesday morning on the latest stop of his inaugural foreign trip. Trump and Francis had exchanged insults during the presidential campaign, and some of the pontiff’s recent statements have been viewed as critical of the new American leader’s policies toward immigrants and others. While the two leaders were all smiles in the meeting, there were signs of underlying tension, as the Pope presented Trump with a copy of his 2015 encyclical calling for major cuts to fossil-fuel emissions and for protecting the environment. It comes as Trump weighs whether to pull the U.S. from the Paris climate accords, which Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said is still up for debate. Why Trumps can’t end the Russia probe. Explaining Trump’s call for cuts to disability insurance. And Flynn subpoenaed again. Here are your must reads:
“It’s not what most people consider to be Social Security." — Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on why Trump could target Social Security Disability Insurance for cuts without violating his pledge not to touch Social Security “What do you give him to eat? Potizza?" — Pope Francis to First Lady Melania Trump on the president’s diet. “Potizza?" Trump replied, “Yes!"