WBAI Evening News
- 05/22/2017 by Linda Perry (WBAI News)

—Iranophobia by Trump, the Saudis and Israelis.

Donald Trump in Israel on Monday and in Saudi Arabia over the weekend bashed Iran to justify the War in Yemen and a $110 Billion U.S. arms deal for the Saudis, up to $350 Billion in ten years. While Saudi Arabia is using U.S. arms and bombs against Iran in their war in Yemen, that population is starving and is being blocked from receiving humanitarian aid. To make matters worse there is a cholera outbreak in Yemen.

Trump says it was "terrible" for the U.S. to enter the Iran deal: "Instead of saying thank you to the United States, they now feel emboldened."  Iran President Rouhani says the Islamic Republic is waiting to understand what the Trump administration wants. Meanwhile defense stocks soared in the U.S. to an all time high. There are over a dozen Trump officials with ties to the defense industry.

—Other Trump News -Mike Flynn won't testify-Rep Cummings says Flynn lied to a congressional committee about money he got from RT-Haitians uprooted by their country's 2010 earthquake here in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status will get a 6 month extension. -Trump Budget cuts human services, medicaid, Snap -Upstate New York communities angry with Rep. Faso worry over cuts to Planned Parenthood-More

Ben Max of Gotham Gazette gives us this week in NYS and NYC Politics.

— Organizers of the Puerto Rican Parade say despite controversy they will honor Oscar Lopez Rivera