This past week has been a bad one for a lot of people, including YouTube star PewDiePie, who announced he wouldn’t give $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League because of fan backlash. It also wasn’t a great week for the Democratic Party, which held a third debate that showed how disunited the party is on a number of topics. Meanwhile, folks are making TV ads about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez burning. Also, there’s a social media rumor that Rihanna is pregnant, which is good news, if true. But don’t get too excited, the universe is about to be eaten by a hungry black hole. It really has been quite a wild ride these past seven days, hasn’t it? Here’s what else the internet has been talking about over the past week.
President Trump Almost Met With the Taliban at Camp David
What Happened: Apparently, members of the Taliban were going to meet with President Trump at Camp David, but then the meeting got called off. And then the president talked about it on Twitter.
What Really Happened: It all started with a series of tweets from President Trump last weekend.
Yes, that is the President of the United States, days before the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, revealing a previously unknown plan to host the Taliban at Camp David. The Taliban, for those who don’t remember, hosted al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden during and after the planning and execution of the attacks, and refused to extradite him when requested, which led to the US invading Afghanistan in 2001.
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