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What makes people happy? Other people’s unhappiness.
During a speech about his administration’s national security strategy on Monday, Donald Trump paused to wet his whistle with a little bit of water. While a president drinking a bit of wa-wa should not make headlines, Trump previously made fun of Senator Marco Rubio for doing the same thing.
So, now every time Trump pauses a speech to take a drink, the internet takes notice, and boy did Trump deliver this time. Clutching a glass with two hands, Trump delicately titled a glass of water towards his lips, much like a child would do.
The internet was quick to point out just how weird the little sip looked.
One of a handful of UK print ads to win metal at Cannes, this campaign paid tribute to the pioneering food “weirdos” who ventured into unknown territory and discovered the delicious taste of strange-looking foods such as squid, prawns and mushrooms.
A year after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, there is one thing we know for sure: nothing will stop his tweets (except maybe the occasional customer support employee).
And, according to data from the Trump Twitter Archive, his tweeting habit is getting worse.
As of Sunday, Trump had tweeted a staggering 2,444 times since election day in 2016. Since July, when we last checked on his Twitter account, he has tweeted 1,027 times.
Two days before real-life troll Milo Yiannopoulos would descend on UC Berkeley’s campus in September, Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte were sizing up a railing partisan on Twitter from their college apartment.
Hovering over his laptop, Bhat explained why he suspected @PatriotJen was actually a bot, maybe even one controlled from Russia. He pointed to the kitschy patriotic header image ripe for a truck stop T-shirt: a bald eagle flying towards heavenly rays. The bio seemed a liberal’s cliche of a Trump supporter, “Deplorable mom, wife, & homeschooler,” complete with red-meat hashtags: @AmericaFirst #MAGA #LockHerUp #BuildTheWall. All her tweets were retweets: an anti-Hillary tweet from Julian Assange, sensational pro-life news, a gloating tweet (“BOOM!”) about federal immigration raids that will punish California for protecting undocumented immigrants. Moreover, @PatriotJen’s feed was filled with the toxically shrill tone replicated throughout Twitter—showing Americans to be a bratty, spiteful species, and driving people like me out of the bilious swamp. The language of bots.
The two nations (along with representatives from the tech world) have been working out a plan for about two years that would force tech companies with data stored in one country to comply with law enforcement agencies in the other, according to the Financial Times.
Chinese artist and human rights activist Ai Weiwei has re-interpreted the security fence in three structures in New York City, to campaign against President Trump’s tightening immigration controls and US-Mexico border wall.
Patrick Brill — better known as the artist Bob and Roberta Smith — is on a mission to turn the seaside town of Folkestone into an art school for all, for its fourth Art Triennial and beyond. Inspired by the parlous state of the UK’s art education system, what lessons does he hope it will provide for the wider world?