Here's what you missed this weekend: Trump tries to respond to dead children at the border, Kelly says the 'wall' won't be a real wall at all, and truculent truck drivers block Tesla Superchargers

Migrant child and mother

  • President Donald Trump, Republicans, and administration officials have responded to a second December death of a migrant child in US custody. 

  • In an interview, outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly said Trump’s „Wall“ won’t actually be a wall.

  • Business Insider spoke to truck drivers pointedly blocking Tesla Superchargers as multiple reports of the trend have surfaced online. 

It was the weekend before New Year’s Day 2019, but 2018’s news didn’t stop. 

Following the death of a second migrant child in US custody on Christmas Eve, Trump and other officials have given varied responses. 

Another trying weekend for Tesla, capping off a tumultuous 2018.

The outgoing White House chief of staff had some new and confusing things to say about the US-Mexico border obstacle formerly known as the „wall.“

And the US military has some difficult numbers to share in its ongoing fight against ISIS.

And now we know the identity of the former Russian spy who acted as Paul Manafort’s go-between with a Russian oligarch who supposedly exchanged his debts for access.

The deaths of two migrant children in US custody at the southern US border prompted renewed tensions over Trump’s immigration policies, while the president again sought to blame Democrats.

In a wide-ranging interview with the Los Angeles Times, outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly said there is no actual wall, and the administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy was a surprise to officials.

  • Outgoing chief of staff John Kelly says Trump’s ‚wall‘ won’t actually be a wall: ‚To be honest, it’s not a wall‘ On Trump’s long-promised „wall“: „To be honest, it’s not a wall.
  • Outgoing chief of staff John Kelly says Trump’s ‚wall‘ won’t actually be a wall: ‚To be honest, it’s not a wall'“ Kelly’s comments echo Trump’s recently changing tune, saying it would be more like „fencing,“ that was an „artistically designed“ set of „steel slats,“ not concrete.
  • Outgoing chief of staff John Kelly says Trump’s ‚wall‘ won’t actually be a wall: ‚To be honest, it’s not a wall‘ Kelly said, blaming former Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the administration’s policy that resulted in the separation of hundreds of migrant children from their families, saying „He surprised us.

Lady Gaga kicked off her Vegas residency „Enigma“ at the Park MGM Resort in Las Vegas.

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Source: Business insider

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