This Week In Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your communities, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just awareness of the truth.

In case you couldn’t keep up with all the lies during Trump’s address on Tuesday evening, or if you just couldn’t bring yourself to watch, here’s a fact-check of his speech so you can quickly and accurately sort fact from fiction. (It’s mostly fiction.)

Oh, and don’t believe the hype, not even a little bit. Trump’s speech changes nothing.

Two powerful and hugely relevant essays from BuzzFeed: trans student issues are about more than a bathroom and what it actually means to give sanctuary to immigrants (or anyone else).

Trump and his team only think CNN is real news when they say nice things… so basically, this is a reminder that you can’t make people accept reality.

See, also, Bernie Sanders reminding people of all the things Trump NEVER talks about…

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Jayson Flores is Gay on a Budget's Founder and Editor, Aries/Taurus cusp, bigender, Latinx, vegan, femme person, and the biggest Buffy fan you know. Now writing for Bustle, PRIDE, Everyday Feminism, and The Rumpus, where they are also Assistant Interviews Editor. Passionate, deeply feeling, sometimes angry, mostly emotional. Wants to make people feel less lonely in the world. Follow them on Twitter @gayonabudget. More from this author →