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Trump rallies in Dallas. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

President Trump's 2020 campaign says it's releasing a line of merchandise featuring a new slogan: "Get over it."

Context: The line comes from Trump Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who declared in a press conference yesterday that Michael McKinley, a longtime diplomat who resigned over political interference in foreign policy, should "get over it."

“What you're seeing now, I believe, is a group of mostly career bureaucrats who are saying, you know, 'I don't like President Trump's politics so I'm going to participate in this witch hunt that they're undertaking on the Hill.'"
— Mick Mulvaney

That press conference made a big splash for another reason: Mulvaney said Trump had engaged in a quid pro quo with Ukraine — withholding military aid pending an investigation into a debunked theory about 2016 election interference.

  • Brad Parscale, Trump's campaign manager, said in a statement that the new slogan was pointed at Democrats "obsessed with theatrical witch hunts against their political rivals."
  • But Mulvaney's quote also reveals the suspicion of career public servants like McKinley, several of whom have recently accused Trump of pursuing his own interests, rather than the country's.

Go deeper: American diplomacy is crumbling under Trump, top diplomats warn

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17 mins ago - Health

CDC: It's time for "universal face mask use"

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The CDC is urging “universal face mask use” for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, citing recent case spikes as the U.S. has entered a phase of “high-level transmission” before winter officially begins.

Why it matters: Daily COVID-related deaths across the U.S. hit a new record on Wednesday. Face coverings have been shown to increase protection of the wearer and those around them, despite some Americans' reluctance to use them.

2 hours ago - World

Saudi Arabia and Qatar near deal to end standoff, sources say

Qatar's prime minister (R) attends the 2019 Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Saudi Arabia. Photo: Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty

Saudi Arabia and Qatar are close to a deal to end the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf following U.S.-mediated reconciliation talks this week, sources familiar with the talks tell me.

Why it matters: Restoring relations between Saudi Arabia and Qatar would bring a sense of stability back to the Gulf after a 3.5 year standoff. It could also notch a last-minute achievement for the Trump administration before Jan. 20.

House passes bill to decriminalize marijuana

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), a longtime marijuana legalization advocate and co-sponsor of the bill. Photo: Pete Marovich For The Washington Post via Getty Images

The House on Friday voted 228-164 in favor of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, marking the first time a congressional chamber has voted in favor of decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level.

Why it matters: The Washington Post describes the bill as a "landmark retreat in the nation’s decades-long war on drugs," which has disproportionately affected people of color.