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The Morning Briefing: The Shut Down Continues and Much, Much More

U.S. and NATO forces pose for a photograph during a ceremony on Christmas Day at the Resolute Support Headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Good Wednesday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • I do not have the president’s agenda today. I think the WH is not sending out the daily schedule because of the government shut-down.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas holiday.

Another child has died in the custody of Border Patrol

The left loves, loves this kind of story that we never heard about until Trump became president. Was it because no one ever died in BP custody until Trump? The media wants you to think so. How many children or adults die on the journey to illegally breach the U.S. border? Plenty go missing and there are plenty of bodies found, but that story isn’t as sexy as the story that blames Trump’s Border Patrolers for killing children. This story is all over the place this morning.

An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy died in custody on Christmas Eve.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that the boy showed “signs of potential illness” and was taken to the hospital for treatment Dec. 24.

He was diagnosed with a cold and fever then released with antibiotics and Ibuprofen, according to the agency.

The child was returned to the hospital with nausea and vomiting and died hours later early Christmas morning, officials said.

The boy entered the U.S. illegally in El Paso, Texas, on December 18 with his parent. He was repeatedly fed and cared for until a border agent noticed he was coughing and had glassy eyes and brought him to the hospital. The child was held until his fever broke and then he was released. But the child appeared sick again and CNN has a timeline that reports that “his father declined further medical assistance as the child had been feeling better” four hours before the child died.

A very sad situation, but not the president’s fault. If this child had gotten sick and died a day earlier before breaching the border, we wouldn’t hear a peep about it.

Related:

She is so stupid. Ocasio-Cortez sends Christmas greeting to ‘refugee babies in mangers’

Historical picture of the day:

Passengers scurry to buses at 49th Street and Fifth Ave., New York City, as snow continues to fall reaching a depth of 10.5 inches by 11:40 a.m., Dec. 26, 1947. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

U.S. judge orders North Korea to pay $500M in Otto Warmbier’s death

OH THE HUMANITY Brexit puts penguins in peril

Kentucky man throws ham at woman over argument about Christmas dinner, police say

Man Arrested for Swastikas on Trump Hollywood Star

North Korea, South Korea hold groundbreaking ceremony for railway project

Former Disney actor charged after police say he tried to meet a 13-year-old for sex

Santa Claus would be far more likely to live at the South Pole — here’s what the North Pole really looks like

GoRefundMe: 1,400 donors to alleged hoax fundraising campaign made whole

MS-13 gang might be linked to killing of New York man as police arrest 5 suspects, one just 14 years old: Officials

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!