It’s only been 11 days since former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was fired. Ah, what a simpler time.
This week, President Donald Trump inched the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight with his repeated warnings to North Korea. A federal report provided startling evidence of climate change. Google engineer James Damore was fired after penning a controversial memo about women in tech. And HuffPost spoke with retired Marine Amy McGrath about her decision to run for Congress.
We asked you to use HuffPost’s chat bot on Messenger, which features top headlines curated by Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen, to let us know what you think about these stories. Here’s what readers had to say:
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“Trump has already drawn a clear line with North Korea. We in the United States now have to honor that strict line when [it] is drawn. I personally think the conflict with North Korea is going to be inevitable. The problem is South Korea and the Americans and stationed there... I would like to hear the angles if North Korea attacks Guam or anything protected by the U.S. ― what our retaliation or strike responses would be.” ― Bryan Donaldson
“I feel Trump doesn’t care about ANYTHING except making himself look good (he thinks), strong & powerful. I have no respect for this man that talks without even thinking about the consequences. I [love] my country and the only thing he loves is himself.” ― Ellie Mart
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“This is frightening stuff! I’m still upset Trump pulled out of the Paris agreement! However, it is encouraging that politicians at the state and local level and corporations and companies will not let his thoughtless decision impact them. They will continue to go about what they were doing to be environmentally aware and be responsible stewards of this earth. It impacts every human on this planet.” ― Cindy Salisbury Koener
“It won’t impact me because I will die in the next 10 years or so. But it might impact my kids. We need to find a way to make the administration care about the future...” ― Judy Wilson
Amy McGrath For Congress
“She isn’t in my district, but I wish her the best. Kentucky has one of the biggest wage gaps I’ve ever seen. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I live in one of the poorest counties in Kentucky. You’re either on government assistance or you are rich. The only jobs people can get are Dollar General... a couple gas stations and fast food, all jobs that pay minimum wage... The drug problem here is one of the worst. Abuse of children and the elderly abounds... The mental health care here is the worst I’ve ever encountered... We need help here... If this woman cares about Kentucky she will try to help eastern Kentucky as well.” ― Sunday Costa
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“Totally agree, women by [nature] are born multitaskers. One example is the mother who has to wear many roles in the family... simultaneously! Prime example [of] the single mom. Love it!” ― Marilyn Dixon Hill
“Why is the response from the left so predictable when an individual expresses an opinion which they disagree with? Are they so fragile in their beliefs that their world cannot weather the slightest scrutiny? We see this on campuses. We see this in the media. This is not about women’s vs. men’s brains. It’s way bigger than that. It’s about intolerance [of] any opinion save your own!” ― Steve Pendleton
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