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Hamilton: Trump invites rescued boys to White House, they return to cave

In this July 3, 2018, image taken from video provided by the Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page, Thai boys smile as a Thai Navy SEAL medic was helping injured children while they were trapped inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. (Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page)

In this July 3, 2018, image taken from video provided by the Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page, Thai boys smile as a Thai Navy SEAL medic was helping injured children while they were trapped inside a cave in Mae Sai, northern Thailand. (Royal Thai Navy Facebook Page)

HOLLYWOOD — God Bless America, and how’s everybody?

President Trump met one-on-one with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Helsinki Monday. Putin was never before confronted by a man equally intimidating and scary as he is. Yesterday President Trump invited the twelve rescued Thai soccer team boys to the White House and the boys returned to the cave.

The Hill reported the Justice Department indictments against 12 Russians show absolutely no collusion with the Trump campaign Sunday. They aren’t going to get him over Stormy Daniels either. Democrats now demand hearings to investigate a CNN report that Trump was born in Kenya.

Daily Variety says major studios are racing to make a movie about the Thai boys’ soccer team trapped in the watery caves for two weeks. One movie is already in production and naturally the film takes some artistic license with the fact of the story. It stars Scarlett Johansson as all 12 boys.

The L.A. Times says two men claiming to be Charles Manson’s sons are in court trying to claim the estate of the serial killer who died last year. One of the two is likely to be declared the son and heir. The betting favorite is the one who told the judge how many people he’d kill for a Klondike Bar.

The World Cup ended Sunday reminding Americans that the first National League Football game is in six weeks, as players report to training camp. As a sport, the NFL has no competition for action, violence and scoring excitement. Soccer is so lame that France can be its world champion.

Paris erupted into chaos when France beat Croatia to win the World Cup Sunday in France’s first victory since Napoleon crossed the border into Russia. The final match certainly showcased modern Europe. Croatia explained the loss saying their Algerians beat our Algerians fair and square.

President Trump met with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Friday after exacting a trade deal pledge from the prime minister. What a day. Taking a cue from the Colonies, protesters in London expressed their anger about Trump’s visit by dumping glasses of Tang into the River Thames.

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin told Chuck Schumer to kiss his ass when Schumer urged him to commit political suicide and vote against Kavanaugh for Supreme Court. He’s the Senate’s last Southern Democrat. Not a day goes by that they don’t try to get rid of another Confederate statue.

Hillary Clinton joined the opposition to the Supreme Court nomination for Brett Kavanaugh Friday. Hillary said Kavanaugh’s rulings could take America all the way back to the pre-Civil War era. It’d be just like a guy who feeds the homeless at his church every Monday to be pro-slavery.

Hillary Clinton opened her speech to a union convention in Pittsburgh Saturday by remarking how tired she’s been. However she’s not going quietly. Hillary spoke out against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, prompting fears among Democrats that he may be confirmed as President.

The Federal Aviation Administration was reportedly being inundated by complaints about passenger service and cramped seating on the nation’s three major airlines. It’s not all bad. The nicest thing about flying United is that the emergency oxygen masks aren’t coin-operated in first class.

Papa John founder John Schnatter resigned as CEO after he used the N-word in a conference call with company executives last week. His future plans are the subject of much speculation.

The Justice Department indicted 12 Russian officers for hacking into Democrat computers and emails during the last election. They wanted to cause havoc. If I were Vladimir Putin, I’d have wondered if the summit in Helsinki was just a ruse to allow Trump to serve me with a subpoena.