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President Trump is embracing increasingly extreme immigration ideas, in part because he is furious at his inability to get instant border results through executive fiat, top officials tell Jonathan Swan.
Reflecting Trump's behind-the-scenes rage, a senior White House official said: "This was one of the more unsurprising tweets ever."
Why it matters: Trump is drawn to maximalist, click-your-fingers ideas that can be legally dubious or outright illegal.
Be smart: This is not a plan. It's a Trump desire.
The details, via The Washington Post:
A senior administration official said the president was not "trolling," and seemed entirely serious about pursuing the idea.
The bottom line: Immigration lawyers tell Axios' Stef Kight that in addition to there not being funds for this, there would be huge liabilities if anyone got hurt while be transferred.
Population decline in Japan is accelerating, The Financial Times' Robin Harding reports from Tokyo (subscription):
Why it matters: Japan — the third largest economy, after the U.S. and China — "once a symbol of malaise, has made up for its lost decade." (Bloomberg Opinion)
By "the middle of the century, Japan will be losing about 900,000 people a year, roughly equivalent to a city the size of Glasgow ... or Austin," per the FT:
Why it's happening: It's not the birthrate — it's the number of deaths.
What's new: "Georgetown University students voted overwhelmingly ... to create a fund to help descendants of the enslaved people sold in the 19th century at a time when the school struggled to pay off debts," per the WashPost.
Tiger Woods celebrates after making a putt for birdie on the 15th green during the Masters, at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia yesterday.
With a print section, N.Y. Times Opinion tomorrow launches a months-long exploration of companies and governments "gaining new powers to follow people across the internet and around the world, and even to peer into their genomes":
Kara Swisher — under the headline, "We’re Not Going to Take It Anymore" — calls for a national privacy law "before these data-hungry tech companies become even more enmeshed in our lives."
Julian Assange's arrest has made a book of interviews with Gore Vidal an unexpected best-seller, AP reports:
"Gore Vidal" features conversations between the author-playwright and Paul Jay, founder of The Real News Network, a nonprofit with a stated mission of "independent, verifiable, fact-based journalism."