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January 19, 2018

MLK, Immigration & Shutdown: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

Paul Ryan on eve of government shutdown vote. photo: Melina Mara/Instagram for Washington Post

The visual news week is typically filled with events and topics that are more distinct.  Not this time. In a short week, with Trump a constant blur of contradiction, most of the news tied back to race and immigration. Trump’s racist comments last week about immigration policy echoed through a poignant MLK Day, the DACA/CHIP hardball surrounding re-funding the government, and even  45’s most excellent physical and cognitive health check up. (He can walk and chew gum at the same time.) Not to completely forget about #MeToo this week, the pic leading of Trump with Hope Hicks and Sara Sanders was telling too.

President Trump confers with White House Communications Director Hope Hicks as White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders listens during an interview with Reuters at the White House. January 17, 2018 Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Photo: Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS Caption: President Trump confers with White House Communications Director Hope Hicks as White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders listens during an interview with Reuters at the White House, January 17, 2018.

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