The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump enjoys "killer graphics" in daily briefing, GOP lawmaker reports protesters to ICE, at least 20 killed in Baghdad car bomb attacks, and more.

by VICE Staff
May 30 2017, 2:42pm

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.

US News

Trump Likes 'Killer Graphics' in Daily Briefings
President Trump prefers for his morning briefings to be kept short and for top intelligence officials to use visuals such as photos, videos, and "killer graphics," according to CIA director Mike Pompeo. Pompeo said the team tries to "deliver the material in a way that he can best understand the information we're trying to communicate."—The Washington Post

GOP Lawmaker Reports Protesters to ICE
Republican state representative Matt Rinaldi told Democratic lawmakers he reported protestors demonstrating against Texas's new anti-sanctuary cities bill to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). "Fuck them, I called ICE," Rinaldi said, according to Representative Ramon Romero Jr. "He saw a bunch of people who look Latino, and he assumed they're undocumented," Romero later said.—Texas Observer

Tiger Woods Blames Medication Reaction for DUI Arrest
Tiger Woods, arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida Monday, has insisted alcohol was "not involved" in the incident near his home in Jupiter. Woods blamed "an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications." He said: "I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions."—CNN

Portland Mayor Urges Cancellation of Alt-Right Rallies
Portland mayor Ted Wheeler has called on organizers of two alt-right rallies to cancel the events and allow the city to recover after the killing of two men who confronted a third man abusing a Muslim teenager and her friend. The organizer of a June 4 "Trump Free Speech Rally" said he had no plans to cancel, with a separate event planned for June 10.—VICE

International News

More Than 20 Killed in Baghdad Two Car Bomb Attacks
A bomber detonated a car laden with explosives outside an ice cream shop in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens more. The attack came shortly after midnight as families broke fast for Ramadan in the mainly Shia area, and was followed by another deadly bombing in rush hour traffic. ISIS claimed responsibility for both incidents.—VICE News

Cyclone Mora Hits Bangladeshi Coast
Cyclone Mora made landfall in southeastern Bangladesh Tuesday morning, bringing winds of up to 73 miles per hour. Local authorities have been trying to evacuate at least a million people in recent days, and some 20,000 makeshift homes at a refugee camp for Rohingya Muslims have already taken a beating.—BBC News

North Korea Warns of Bigger 'Gift Package' Capability
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has warned his country will be able to send a bigger "gift package" to the US after conducting another ballistic missile test Monday. South Korea and its American allies held a military drill on the same day as that latest public display of force. —Reuters

Canadian PM Asks the Pope to Apologize for School Abuse
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said he had invited Pope Francis to visit Canada and apologize for decades of abuse suffered by indigenous children at boarding schools run by the Catholic Church. "I highlighted how he could help by issuing an apology," said Trudeau after meeting the pontiff at the Vatican.—The Guardian

Everything Else

Former Panama Dictator Manuel Noriega Dead at 83
Manuel Antonio Noriega, the former military general who ran Panama for six years in the 1980s, has died at the age of 83. Noriega was ousted in 1989 after a US invasion and was later imprisoned in the US on drug-trafficking and other charges.—The New York Times

Biggie's Son Working on Debut Album
Notorious B.I.G.'s son, CJ Wallace, announced he's recording his debut album, along with half-brother Joshua Jahad Russaw. The 20-year-old said: "At a young age I always knew I wanted to do music, it was inevitable."—Vibe

Jessica Chastain Disturbed by Depiction of Women at Cannes
Actress Jessica Chastain said she found the characterization of women on-screen "quite disturbing" after watching 20 films as a Cannes jury member. Chastain said she wanted to see female characters who "have their own agency [and] don't just react to the men around them."—The Huffington Post

Studio Ghibli Hiring Animators and Artists
Studio Ghibli is looking to hire animators and background artists for Hayao Miyazaki's new movie. The legendary Japanese studio will pay almost $1,800 a month to work on a feature-length version of Boro the Caterpillar.—i-D

David Duchovny to Tour Australia with Soft Rock Band
Actor David Duchovny will tour Australia next year with his backing group. The X-Files star released a debut album of soft rock, Hell or Highwater, back in 2015, but only played a smattering of US gigs.— Noisey

New App Claims to Filter Out Daters with Criminal Convictions
The new dating app Gatsby has acquired public databases in an attempt to ban anyone with a criminal conviction. "We're not here to make judgement calls on the severity of crimes, we just want to make the safest platform available," explained CEO Joseph Penora.—Motherboard