TRUMP HELD A FAKE SIGNING CEREMONY TODAY

In a signing ceremony today, President Donald Trump announced the National Air Traffic Control System would be privatized.

What made this ceremony different than others was that the document being signed wasn’t a bill or an executive order; it was a statement of intention, with absolutely no legal bearing.

The White House labeled the document a “decision memo”. In order for the document to have become a law, President Trump would have had to do the hard work in getting it passed. Maybe the President reckoned, why do the hard work in getting a bill passed when an uninformed voter might assume your ersatz signing ceremony was for the real thing?

The President’s decision memo was based on a bill by Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA). The bill never made it to the House floor for a vote and faced opposition in the U.S. Senate.

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