Ready to Launch: Libra, Trump’s 2020 Campaign, and Boaty McBoatface

Ready to Launch: Libra, Trump’s 2020 Campaign, and Boaty McBoatface

Skimm This - June 18, 2019 - 13:02

It’s only June, but Facebook’s ready for Libra season. The social media giant is about to roll out a new global cryptocurrency called Libra. We’ll explain why Facebook thinks you should turn your $ into ≋. Meanwhile, President Trump will officially announce his re-election campaign tonight at a rally in Orlando. Technically he’s been running ever since he took office in 2017. But there are some nitty-gritty rules sitting presidents are supposed to follow on the campaign trail. We’ll explain. Also on today’s episode: pride flags abound, and Boaty McBoatface is making waves. Again.

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