Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Meg Whitman holds a grudge, Cindy Crawford reprises an iconic moment, and the Trump campaign’s women take the news cycle by storm. Have a fantastic Tuesday.
• Who runs Trump’s world? It’s shaping up to be a big week for the women of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Yesterday, Trump fired controversial campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, with various reports suggesting that it was daughter Ivanka Trump who prompted the move. In fact, CNN’s Dana Bash tweeted that Ivanka issued her father an ultimatum: “Get rid of [Lewandowski] or she can no longer help.”
Trump press secretary Hope Hicks, meanwhile, is getting her own share of media attention, thanks to an astonishing GQ profile that asserts that she “resembles a traditional political spokesperson about as much as Trump resembles Mister Rogers.” I urge you to read the piece, which is full of surreal details like the 27-year-old Hicks attributing an Eleanor Roosevelt quote to Jimmy Bufffett and agreeing to participate in the story, but refusing to talk to writer Olivia Nuzzi. Instead, she arranged to simply sit in the room while Nuzzi interviewed Trump, who praised Hicks for being able to field “a call a minute, probably.”
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• Driving me to tears. This Wall Street Journal story about Saudi women who go to theme parks to drive bumper cars gave me what the Internet calls “all the feels.” On one hand, it’s charming to think of them gliding around the platform, carefully making way for one another and enjoying the freedom of life behind the wheel. But then you remember that these parks remain the only place in Saudi Arabia where these women can legally drive.
• Clinton’s campaign cash. Filings to the Federal Election Commission reveal that Hillary Clinton’s campaign reserves are about $42.5 million to Donald Trump’s $1.3 million—meaning she has 32 times his funds. The Guardian calls the financial gap “one of the biggest financial mismatches in presidential election history.”
• Cindy has seconds. Remember that 1992 TV ad where Cindy Crawford seductively drinks a can of Pepsi while two adolescent boys look on in awe? The soft drink maker has released a remake—except both Crawford and the boys are played by emojis.
• Bankers’ choice. Politico reports that there’s virtually no chance Hillary Clinton will pick Elizabeth Warren as her running mate. Why? The financial services industry can’t stand Warren’s attacks, and would withhold donations if she’s added to the ticket.
• Silicon Valley slight. Recently released court documents show serious bad blood between HPE chief Meg Whitman and top Silicon Valley investment banker Frank Quattrone. Apparently Whitman refused to work with Quattrone’s firm during Hewlett Packard’s purchase of Aruba Networks last year. The source of the tensions can be traced all the way back to Whitman’s tenure at eBay.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has named Lori Beer as its new CIO for corporate and investment banking. She previously was the bank’s managing director of global technology.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• A monstrous idea? J.K. Rowling posted an impassioned argument against a possible Brexit on her personal blog, writing, “I’m not an expert on much, but I do know how to create a monster.”
• Ask don’t tell. A new study by professors from Harvard and Tel Aviv University finds that some of the most popular strategies for increasing corporate diversity, like mandatory trainings and hiring tests, end up backfiring. What does work, according to the researchers, is engaging managers to help diversify the company—think voluntary task forces or mentorships—rather than trying to force change from above.
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• Couture caretaker. Ever wonder who cares for all that gorgeous—and sometimes very, very old—fashion on display at the Met’s Costume Institute? Meet Sarah Scaturro, the Institute’s head conservator.
• Tasty tale. Nicole Bernard Dawes talks about the inspiration behind Late July Snacks, the company she launched with her father, who was the founder of Cape Cod Potato Chips.
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|For generations, black and brown parents have given their children 'the talk'—instructing them never to run down the street; always keep your hands where they can be seen; do not even think of talking back to a stranger—all out of fear of how an officer with a gun will react to them.|
| -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, writing in dissent on a Monday ruling that will make evidence found during some illegal searches admissible in court. |