Republicans are trying to ram through Congress a bill that would allow big banks to engage in the exact same practices that caused the Great Recession.
In his acceptance speech, given in Cleveland last week, Trump served up his usual stew of pompous and belligerent nationalist statements.
In his speech last night, Trump tossed lies, hate, distortions, and fear-mongering harder than Jake Arrieta throws his four-seam fastball.
Some said he was appealing to the worst instincts of white workers who have legitimate grievances and reasons to be dissatisfied with the government.
"The Republican Party has done nothing to reach out to them, even though in 2012 the leadership of the GOP vowed to make it more inclusive."
The provisions, inserted in a huge DOD bill by House Republicans, are among the reasons the administration told Congress the president's advisors "would recommend he veto the bill."
The Economic Policy Institute estimates 12.5 million workers will be newly eligible for overtime pay or see their existing rights strengthened, including 6.4 million women.
"The legislation hastily enacted is deplorable and discriminatory, and it runs counter to everything we stand for."
The case is now being heard and Trump has been forced to take time out of campaigning to testify.
Bruce Rauner is a billionaire who made his money the old-fashioned way: by lying, stealing, and cheating.