PUBLISHED MAY 31, 2019

Skimm This: Mexico Tariffs, Hollywood Boycotts, and Drake

It’s May 31st. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Last night, President Trump called for a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming from Mexico to the US. And then some. The Trump administration raising tariffs on countries isn’t new, but this time he’s connecting it to immigration. We’ll tell you what it all means.

  • Hollywood studios are threatening to move out of Georgia after the state passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. We’ll tell you how Hollywood skipping town would change things for the state.

  • Today, the FDA held its first public hearing on how to deal with all the CBD products out there. We’ll explain the issue here.

  • And finally: the NBA finals are playing out right now, and one team has a superfan who’s making his own headlines.


theSkimm: President Trump is threatening Mexico with tariffs. Because of immigration. While the US, Mexico and Canada are trying to seal the deal on a new trade agreement. We’ll explain what it all means. Meanwhile, some Hollywood studios are threatening to boycott the state of Georgia after its governor signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the US. The film industry has brought 90k new jobs to Georgia. But there’s also a precedent here – we’ll break it down. Also on today’s episode: the FDA wants to take the WTF out of CBD, and an NBA superfan is being asked to stop making headlines.

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