“In the weeks before they were ousted last month, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and top immigration enforcement official Ronald Vitiello challenged a secret White House plan to arrest thousands of parents and children in a blitz operation against migrants in 10 major U.S. cities.” WaPo: Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests. (We’re constantly teetering on the edge of becoming this America…)

+ The Atlantic: An Oral History of Trump’s Bigotry. “His racism and intolerance have always been in evidence; only slowly did he begin to understand how to use them to his advantage.” (From birtherism to “some very fine people on both sides,” those outraged with Trump’s racism have continually failed to realize that for him, the prejudice is a feature, not a bug.)