Happy Tuesday, May 28. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani is hoping to take on a new role in the President’s orbit as the 2020 campaigns pick up steam. Here’s more on that and the other stories we’re following.
Three Things We’re Watching Today
Giuliani prepares to be Trump’s 2020 attack dog
Giuliani is gearing up for a new role, planning to go after Trump’s 2020 competitors and to make political and policy connections. We’ll be watching to see how the Trump orbit shifts as his allies move into more campaign-ready roles.
A new attempt at a right-wing Twitter?
As pro-Trumpers complain about “shadow banning” — their baseless belief that they’re being censored on major platforms like Twitter— the Trump campaign is eyeing a new, fledgling site called Parler as a digital home for 2020. Trump’s campaign manager has already started posting.
Trump is back
Due back from Japan Tuesday afternoon, we’ll see if Trump talks to the press. He spent much of the trip tweeting about issues back home.
The House and Senate are out.
2:35 p.m. ET Trump arrives at the White House.
The Weekend’s Top Story
Right-To-Carry Gun Laws Have Increased Violent Crime Across The US — Dan Vergano, BuzzFeed News
Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science — Coral Davenport and Mark Landler, New York Times
European Greens surge as voters abandon old parties over climate — Michael Birnbaum, Griff Witte and James McAuley
Trump Embraces Right-Wing One America News Network to Make Fox News Jealous — Asawin Suebsaeng, Daily Beast