Trump loses Chief Economic Advisor over tariffs — Alabama punts on school safety— One of Roy Moore’s accuser is running for State House in Florida, and more in Dale Jackson’s 7 Things
The 7 Things You Should Be Talking About Today
1. OK, President Donald Trump’s tariffs are going to happen and Chief Economic Advisor Gary Cohn is out because of it
— Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs CEO, attempted to set up a meeting for Trump with companies that use steel and aluminum in their products in an effort to dissuade the president from imposing the tariffs and Trump cancelled that meeting.
— He has been telling the president that he was going to resign if he was truly intending to make these tariffs happen, Trump was, so Cohn did.
2. Alabama politicians punt on gun measures, will take advice after the legislative session is over
— Gov. Kay Ivey formed a council that will offer recommendations on April 30th, the interim State Superintendent talked about how some schools are utterly defenseless, but leaders still chose to do nothing.
— Florida, on the other hand, passed a bill with restrictions and a measure to allow some teachers to carry.
3. Support for the president has barely slipped in Alabama but cratered in some swing states
— Trump is down 2 in Alabama, but he is down in Michigan (-10), Wisconsin(-9), and Pennsylvania(-5).
— On policy, things aren’t that great either, only 58 percent of Republicans support his latest move on tariffs, meanwhile America loves free trade now.
4. One of Roy Moore’s accusers is now a Democrat running for State House in Florida
— The accuser who piled on Roy Moore after other allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced and claimed she dated Roy Moore when she was a teenager, has left the GOP to run for a seat in the Florida Legislature as a Democrat.
— She says that “the Republican Party is no longer the right fit for me; I am proudly running as a Democrat”.
5. The NRA is not being sued by shooting survivors, but the FBI and Broward County Sheriff’s Department are
— One student’s family has announced they will sue the school, the FBI and the local sheriff’s office for failing to prevent the deadly February attack and not doing more once it started.
— Another student is planning on suing the agencies for failing to act on tips that were sent to the FBI.
6. Yesterday was a big primary day in Texas, everyone is looking for a signal for where we are headed in the midterms
— Early voter turnout in the 15 biggest counties for Democrats has led to some pretty big predictions in this deep red state.
— Republicans turned out 1.5 million voters to Democrats 1 million voters statewide, Ted Cruz more than doubled his opponent, and Democrats couldn’t stop a Bernie Sanders’ backed candidate from making a run-off.
7. Alabama Democrat Congressional candidate tries to soften her stance on guns by creating barriers to legal ownership
— Responding to criticism that she was for gun confiscation, Candidate for Congress Tabitha Isner responded by pointing out all the things Americans should have to do to own guns, including gun registration.
— She wants “good guys” to “jump through a few more hoops” including background checks on every sale and transfer, gun safety courses, gun safety equipment like locks and insurance, and registering yourself (and your guns) as a certified good guy”.