Trump Rants That He Can Improve Healthcare At Lunch, Democrats Will 'Scream Death'

You guys, Trump’s got this.

Since Senate Republicans failed yet again to pass new healthcare legislation, or even repeal Obamacare, the President decided he’d take it upon himself to fix the problem.

So he invited the entire Senate Republican conference to a luncheon at the White House.

Trump was especially optimistic on Twitter Wednesday morning before the luncheon, tweeting:

Twitter wasn’t buying it, however:

And, of course, they couldn’t ignore the whole part about Democrats “screaming death”:

Trump is truly a master of words:

And there are certain things that should never be done on an empty stomach:

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This Boy Was Worried His Friend At School Was Hungry So He Asked His Mom To Pack An Extra Lunch

In an era where we’re inundated with negative headlines, it’s no surprise that optimism about the future isn’t at an all time high.

We’re cynical and jaded. Simply put, it’s easy to forget that there’s still some good out there.

But, as we learned from one recent heart-warming story, It turns out there’s even some good in MIDDLE SCHOOLERS… And we’d completely written them off as hormonal little sociopaths. 

Think again!

At the beginning of her son Dylan’s school year, volleyball coach Josette Duran uploaded the following picture to Facebook: 

“Dylan explained there was a boy who sits by himself and eats only a fruit cup,” the mom from Albuquerque, New Mexico, told Us Magazine. “He said he didn’t think the friend had enough money to buy lunch.”

After that conversation, 14-year-old Dylan brought two lunches to school each day. “It just became normal,” Duran said. 

Later, Duran learned the child’s mother had lost her job and struggled to pay for lunches — a problem Duran herself understands. It was only a few years ago that she and Dylan were homeless and struggling to eat. 

“We were living out of my car, hotels and on friends’ couches,” she said. She refused to let the boy’s mother reimburse her for the lunches. 

This week, Duran and her son are receiving more national attention after she did an interview with local news outlet KCCI. It has since gone viral on Facebook. 

She even worked with the volleyball team she coaches to raise $ 200 for the school cafeteria to ensure that no child goes hungry during the day. 

“We paid up all the past due accounts for all the kids that need lunch,” she said. “So now no one in that school owes any lunch money to anybody and everyone can eat.”

The video has been viewed 15 million times and received thousands of comments…. Mostly about how people’s faith in humanity is somewhat restored.

Duran, thankful for the outpouring of love and support, posted this video in response. 

And, she’s still humbled by the whole thing. Lesson of the day: let’s live our lives more like Duran and her son, Dylan. 

Turns out we have a lot to learn from 14-year-olds. (h/t us magazine)

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A School Is Putting Kids In Detention If Their Parents Can't Afford School Lunch

Michaela Community School in London is being slated online after the school’s principle, Katharine Birbalsingh, decided to take a rather extreme measure to get parents to pay up for their children’s school dinner. 

Parent Dionne Kelly, who fell behind on payments for her 12-year-old son, posted a letter she recently received from the school on Twitter. It says that if she doesn’t pay up the £75, her son will be placed into “lunch isolation” and have a limited lunch of a sandwich and a piece of fruit. 

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Kelly, an unemployed single mother, says she received the letter two weeks after her son started at the school. She added that she had not yet had the opportunity to apply for free meals, making the bill a surprise. She told the Daily Mail:

“I found the letter quite threatening. Isolating children for their parents not paying upfront is degrading. It’s embarrassing for poor families.”

She pointed out that the letter appeared to be addressed to several parents, as it began with “Dear families,” but the school would not say if others had received it. 


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Birbalsingh said that the radical method was an attempt to encourage parents to ‘”change their ways” and support their children. She added:

“The letter from Barry Smith…was sent in an attempt to encourage mum to change her ways and support her son by paying for his food.”

“The vast majority of secondary schools use isolation to discipline children.”

Though she was quickly criticized after saying that “lunch isolation” is typically used to allow children a chance to reflect on bad behavior. It seems odd to punish a child for something that is totally out of their control. 

Kelly also claims to have paid the money on time, but that her son was still put into “lunch isolation” for a day. Birbalsingh responded to the allegations by saying that mom didn’t pay up on time and that the detention was the result of bad behavior the day before. 

Kelly has since moved her child to another school and hopes to be able to reclaim the money she paid. Birbalsingh hasn’t been having a good time on Twitter as a result of the letter:

What do you think?

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