In Pop Song 89, REM asks “Should we talk about the weather? Should we talk about the government?” So let’s talk about both: There are those who view President Trump as the world’s foremost purveyor of fake news. But in the Oval Office, he is also a regular consumer of it. From Politico: How Trump gets his fake news. “Just days earlier, K.T. McFarland, the deputy national security adviser, had given Trump a printout of two Time magazine covers. One, supposedly from the 1970s, warned of a coming ice age; the other, from 2008, about surviving global warming, according to four White House officials familiar with the matter. Trump quickly got lathered up about the media’s hypocrisy. But there was a problem. The 1970s cover was fake, part of an internet hoax that’s circulated for years.” (Great, so in addition to fake news, we now have fake weather…)

+ No one knows what to believe anymore (and maybe that’s the idea). The president admitted he fired James Comey over the Russia investigation. But Trump’s supporters don’t believe him.

+ WaPo: Republicans and Democrats agree: If Trump has tapes, he’ll need to turn them over to Congress.