HC Wake-Up Call: Trump Says 'Tell People Not to Come to Our Country Illegally', Protests Over Trump's UK Visit & This Game Show Will Pay Off Your Student Debt

Good morning, Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

Trump Says “Tell People Not to Come to Our Country Illegally”

President Donald Trump said the solution to the federal covering not meeting a court-imposed deadline to reunite migrant families is to “tell people not to come to our country illegally.”

When asked about the missed deadline while departing for Europe on Tuesday, Trump said, “That's the solution. Don't come to our country illegally. Come like other people do. Come legally.”

The Trump administration acknowledged on Monday that it would most likely the Tuesday deadline set by a San Diego federal judge for the federal government to reunite children under the age of five with their parents.

Trump, according to The Associated Press, also criticized Democrats for calling to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, saying that “Democrats want open borders, and they don't mind crime.”

Protests Over Trump's UK Visit

As President Donald Trump jets off to Great Britain, he will be greeted by demonstrators, a giant “Trump baby” and a musical protest.

According to CNN, Brits have sought to make 2004 Green Day hit “American Idiot” the number one tune in the UK by Friday, when Trump is set to arrive.

The “Get American Idiot to No.1 for Trump's UK Visit” Facebook page has been calling for the musical protest during a Trump visit to Britain, and since his trip was announced in April, the group has been pushing to get the song to number one.

The musical protest campaign has asked protesters to download the song Friday, July 6, and Friday, July 13, to get the song to the top of UK charts.

As of Tuesday night, “American Idiot” is at No. 18.

But that’s not the only protest taking place during Trump’s “working visit.”

According to CNN, during a “Stop Trump” march in London on Friday, a 19-foot-tall orange “Trump baby” balloon will fly as high as 98 feet in the air near Parliament.

Trump is set to meet with the Queen and British Prime Minister Theresa May, but won’t be spending too much time in London during the three-day visit to minimize encounters with protesters.

This Game Show Will Pay Off Your Student Debt

We all know the struggle of student debt. And as student debt gets harder to pay off, it looks like there might be a game show that will help you eliminate that debt.

*cue cheesy game show music*

Paid Off With Michael Torpey pit millennials against each other in a Jeopardy-style game as contestants win money to pay off their debt.

The show is meant to be satirical, but will point out the cold, hard truth about student debt issues in the country, Hello Giggles reports.

“One of the mantras is ‘an absurd show to match an absurd crisis,’” Michael Torpey, the show’s host and creator, told The Washington Post. “A game show feels really apt because this is the state of things right now.”

Torpey says he will implore people at the end each episode of the show to “call your representatives right now and tell them you need a better solution than this game show.”

Torpey said he came up with the idea for the after he booked an underwear ad to pay of his wife’s student loans.

“I know what we are doing is a little ridiculous,” Torpey said. “But in a way the show matched my family’s story. The only way we could pay off student loans was because I booked an underpants ad? That’s insane.”

“If [the government] want to fix this, I will pull the plug on [the show] immediately,” Torpey told Paste Magazine. “I will happily step aside if they step up and take control of the situation.

What to look out for...

Reese Witherspoon is getting her own unscripted series, and I’m so excited!

Emily Veith is a recent Cal Poly SLO graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science (and a Law and Society minor). Emily loves writing and talking about politics. She has worked on political campaigns and in legislative offices, and aspires to be a politician someday. Emily has also written numerous inspirational and empowering pieces for Project Wednesday. She is an old soul who loves Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Glenn Miller. When she isn't writing about imperative news- and political-related topics, she can be found attempting new recipes, playing her guitar, or reading a good mystery book. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @emilycveith.

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