Donald Trump’s golden tour just went to Rome. It was, hardly, a rousing success. The first time a dour Pope Francis smiled at a member of Trump’s entourage was when the President’s wife, Melania, apparated, dressed in old school Papal audience attire. While Trump met with Francis, in private, his main political accompanists, Son-in-Law and Senior Advisor, Jared Kushner, Daughter Ivanka, and Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, milled about in a small corridor where they were, politely, chatted up by miscellaneous Papal courtiers of no particular distinction.
The new proposed budget just released by the Trump Administration guts past federal assurances that Louisiana will share in the billions of tax dollars that are derived from offshore oil development. The state was anticipating the receipt of some $140 million in oil revenue this fiscal year. But if Trump’s proposal is accepted by Congress, efforts to stop coastal erosion will take a major setback. And the states’ already fragile budget will take a major hit.
Today, Governor John Bel Edwards welcomed Vice President Mike Pence to Louisiana as he Veep is attending a event with top Louisianqa Republican officials. Along with the welcome, however, is a wishlist of requests including an item of recent vinctage involving the current Trump budget which tears a hole into the funding for the Louisiana coastal restoration.
It is always an honor when a movie premiere is held in New Orleans and tonight is no exception. At 7:30 p.m. Bilderberg, the Movie will premiere at the historic Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania Street.
The efforts to rebuild the Louisiana coast has suffered a major and immediate setback, assuming that Congress goes along with the most recent budget proposal from President Trump.