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#1511826 --- 01/02/18 03:38 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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POTUS on 12/28: “I have the absolute right to do what I want with the Justice Department.” Today he slanders career DOJ professionals as “deep state,” calls for prison for a political opponent, and tries to sic DOJ on a potential witness against him. Beyond abnormal; dangerous.
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#1511827 --- 01/02/18 03:40 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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Really? I think we already have a nuclear North Korea?

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the US "will never accept a nuclear North Korea" http://cnn.it/2qf5wVS
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#1511828 --- 01/02/18 03:42 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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As the first Mormon to win a major-party presidential nomination, Romney is immensely popular in Utah, and is widely expected to win easily if he runs.
As an elder-statesman figure in the GOP, he has distinguished himself as one of the most outspoken Republican critics of Trump.


Romney replacing Hatch in the Senate could be a nightmare scenario for Trump—a staunch ally making way for a high-profile, newly empowered adversary. It remains to be seen, however, how Romney would view his project as a senator. Would he see himself as an anti-Trump truth-teller defending conservative principles from the poison of Trumpism? Or would he try to use his influence to pass major Republican legislation? People close to Romney tell me both scenarios are plausible. First, though, he’ll have to decide if he’s runnin
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#1511834 --- 01/02/18 07:19 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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"Donald Trump is a very dangerous man. He does not belong in the presidency. ... I'm not going to support any member of the House or Senate who continues to support this President." - Richard Painter, former White House lawyer for George W. Bush http://cnn.it/2CGcwOb
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#1511835 --- 01/02/18 07:21 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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Anger grows and hope fades as Puerto Rico’s ground zero remains without power http://nbcnews.to/2lGlEel
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#1511843 --- 01/03/18 06:29 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch...e-1128108611963


The Republicans fail to understand the difference between political fighting and constructive criticism. Donald J. Trump from the age of a toddler to now has been surround my yes people who falsely makes him believe that he's doing a great job and added to this disturbing fact is their thin skinned adage that the Liberals and the world are picking on him. In reality, there's a reason why Donnie is failing his grades while Daddy secretly offers large sums of money to the deans if they accept him at their prestigious university. WELL, lil Donnie is failing of his own accord and his surrogates are growing tired of covering his consistent and daily blunders. No big surprise to the everyone including the Conservatives that these type of days were forth coming, remember folks, even the Republicans didn't want him but their hands were forced by primary results.

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#1511878 --- 01/03/18 06:55 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: Formermac]
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Trump is isolated and angry. That is how he deserves to be until he is gone.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-enra...bannon?ref=home

Enraged Trump Personally Dictated Scathing Denouncement of Strategist Steve Bannon

The publication of a new book has caused a massive, immediate fissure within the ranks. And it’s left the president isolated and angry.


But the broadside against Bannon obscured the existence of numerous other, similarly biting takes on Trump and his presidency. Wolff quotes News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch as calling Trump a “fucking idiot.” He quotes former Fox News chief Roger Ailes encouraging Bannon not to “give Donald too much to think about.” The book reports that former deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh thought the White House was incompetently run. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and former chief of staff Reince Priebus believe Trump to be an “idiot.” Gary Cohn, the president’s top economic adviser, regards Trump as “dumb as shit.” The president’s top national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, considers him a “dope.” Even Trump’s beloved daughter, Ivanka, seems to be in on the gag.

“She treated her father with a degree of detachment, even irony,” wrote Wolff, “going so far as to make fun of his comb-over to others.”

None of this, notably, includes Secretary of State Rex Tillerson own take on his boss. A “fucking moron” is how he reportedly deemed Trump.


Faced with such an overwhelming flood of mockery, the White House took the only route it could: denouncing the book as being built on a series of fallacies. And, indeed, some details seem sketchy (Wolff suggests that Trump didn’t know who former House Speaker John Boehner was despite the two men having once golfed together) and others potentially wrong. Both Walsh, and Trump’s longtime pal Tom Barrack (quoted as calling Trump “crazy” and “stupid”), both claimed they were quoted inaccurately.
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#1511879 --- 01/03/18 07:43 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks."
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Great postings kyle, never in recent politics have we witnessed so much dysfunction but add to that phenomenon, a Conservative party that don't know what to do from this point on seeing that these missteps and debacle coming from Trump are fast and more frequent. All this created by one very simple and foolish rich man who can't read or comprehend what is expected of him but rather dabble in adolescent folly.

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#1511881 --- 01/04/18 12:46 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: Formermac]
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Originally Posted By: Formermac
To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks."
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Great postings kyle, never in recent politics have we witnessed so much dysfunction but add to that phenomenon, a Conservative party that don't know what to do from this point on seeing that these missteps and debacle coming from Trump are fast and more frequent. All this created by one very simple and foolish rich man who can't read or comprehend what is expected of him but rather dabble in adolescent folly.
Thanks it is all very sad. I don't think the US has been in such peril since the civil war.
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#1511888 --- 01/04/18 05:37 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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10 wild claims about Trump's White House from the upcoming book 'Fire and Fury'
A new book about President Donald Trump contains bombshell claims about Trump's first year in office from current and former White House aides.
In "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," author Michael Wolff reports that Trump never wanted to be president, and that first lady Melania Trump wept with sorrow on election night.
A former campaign aide describes trying to teach Trump about the Constitution, only to have him grow bored after the Fourth Amendment.

5 wild claims about Trump from Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury' 5 wild claims about Trump from Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury'
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President Donald Trump did not want to win the election. First lady Melania Trump wept with sorrow on election night. Former Trump campaign advisor Sam Nunberg tried to explain the Constitution to the candidate, but only made it to the Fourth Amendment before Trump got bored.

These are just a few of the bombshell claims in "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," author Michael Wolff's new book chronicling the first year of Trump's presidency, from the final days of the 2016 campaign to October of the following year.

The book is set to hit shelves Tuesday, but New York magazine on Wednesday published an adaptation of some key sections. NBC News has also obtained an advance copy of the book. Here are some of the wilder claims to emerge so far:


President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a Cabinet meeting at the White House December 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.
1. Trump expected to lose the presidential race to Democrat Hillary Clinton and had already planned to return to private life after the campaign was over. Wolff explains what Trump was thinking toward the end of the campaign:

"Once he lost, Trump would be both insanely famous and a martyr to Crooked Hillary. His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities. Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the tea-party movement. Kellyanne Conway would be a cable-news star. Melania Trump, who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn't become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching. Losing would work out for everybody. Losing was winning."

2. One of Trump's earliest campaign aides tried to educate the candidate about the Constitution, but Trump grew too bored to make it past the Fourth Amendment:

"Early in the campaign, Sam Nunberg was sent to explain the Constitution to the candidate. 'I got as far as the Fourth Amendment," Nunberg recalled, "before his finger is pulling down on his lip and his eyes are rolling back in his head.'"

3. Trump did not especially like moving into the White House. The president and first lady sleep in separate bedrooms, and Trump prohibits White House housekeepers from picking up things he throws on the floor.

"[Trump] retreated to his own bedroom—the first time since the Kennedy White House that a presidential couple had maintained separate rooms. In the first days, he ordered two television screens in addition to the one already there, and a lock on the door, precipitating a brief standoff with the Secret Service, who insisted they have access to the room. He ­reprimanded the housekeeping staff for picking up his shirt from the floor: "If my shirt is on the floor, it's because I want it on the floor." Then he imposed a set of new rules: Nobody touch anything, especially not his toothbrush. (He had a longtime fear of being poisoned, one reason why he liked to eat at McDonald's—nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely premade.) Also, he would let housekeeping know when he wanted his sheets done, and he would strip his own bed."

4. Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner struck a deal over who would get to run for office first.

"Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she'd be the one to run for president. The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump."

5. Some of Trump's closest allies, including Rupert Murdoch, were stunned by his lack of understanding on issues of policy. Following a meeting with tech executives during the 2016 transition, Trump reportedly called Murdoch and said he would expand H-1B visas in order to help the industry.

"Murdoch suggested that taking a liberal approach to H-1B visas, which open America's doors to select immigrants, might be hard to square with his promises to build a wall and close the borders. But Trump seemed unconcerned, assuring Murdoch, 'We'll figure it out.'"

"'What a f--king idiot,' said Murdoch, shrugging, as he got off the phone."

6. Trump seemed angry on his Inauguration Day, according to the book. He fought with his wife and was annoyed that notable celebrities did not want to attend, The New York magazine excerpt says.

"Trump did not enjoy his own inauguration. He was angry that A-level stars had snubbed the event, disgruntled with the accommodations at Blair House, and visibly fighting with his wife, who seemed on the verge of tears. Throughout the day, he wore what some around him had taken to calling his golf face: angry and pissed off, shoulders hunched, arms swinging, brow furled, lips pursed."

7. Bannon, who has repeatedly warned about China's growing influence and economic power, drew parallels between the world's second-largest economy and Nazi Germany, according to a book excerpt.

"China's everything. Nothing else matters. We don't get China right, we don't get anything right. This whole thing is very simple. China is where Nazi Germany was in 1929 to 1930. The Chinese, like the Germans, are the most rational people in the world, until they're not. And they're gonna flip like Germany in the '30s. You're going to have a hypernationalist state, and once that happens, you can't put the genie back in the bottle."

8. Wolff reports that a spokesman for Trump's legal team left the job because he feared possible obstruction of justice related to a statement drafted aboard Air Force One that defended Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016.

"Mark Corallo was instructed not to speak to the press, indeed not to even answer his phone. Later that week, Corallo, seeing no good outcome-and privately confiding that he believed the meeting on Air Force One represented a likely obstruction of justice-quit. (The Jarvanka side would put it out that Corallo was fired.)"

9. The book says top Trump aides questioned his intelligence in colorful terms. The revelations follow reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron" last year.

"For Steve Mnuchin and Reince Priebus, he was an 'idiot.' For Gary Cohn, he was 'dumb as sh-t.' For H.R. McMaster he was a 'dope.' The list went on."

10. Wolff also writes at length about former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn, who leads the president's National Economic Council. Cohn has privately disagreed with Trump a number of times in the past year. But an April email that, Wolff writes, circulated around the White House "purporting to represent the views of Gary Cohn" takes this to a new level:


"It's worse than you can imagine. An idiot surrounded by clowns. Trump won't read anything - not one-page memos, not the brief policy papers; nothing. He gets up halfway through meetings with world leaders because he is bored. And his staff is no better. Kushner is an entitled baby who knows nothing. Bannon is an arrogant prick who thinks he's smarter than he is. Trump is less a person than a collection of terrible traits. No one will survive the first year but his family. I hate the work, but feel I need to stay because I'm the only person there with a clue what he's doing. The reason so few jobs have been filled is that they only accept people who pass ridiculous purity tests, even for midlevel policy-making jobs where the people will never see the light of day. I am in a constant state of shock and horror."

Shortly after excerpts of the book were published on Wednesday, the White House released a statement from the president, in which he said, "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind."

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the book was "filled with false and misleading accounts from individuals who have no access or influence with the White House."

A spokeswoman for the first lady said: "Mrs. Trump supported her husband's decision to run for President and in fact, encouraged him to do so. She was confident he would win and was very happy when he did."

Wolff says he interviewed more than 200 people, including senior White House staff members, over 18 months to gather information for the book. New York magazine, which published a version of the book excerpts, said Wolff had "no ground rules placed on his access" while he prepared the book.

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#1511889 --- 01/04/18 05:54 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: Formermac]
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This book reveals many claims that have validity such as what we're witnessing currently, Richard Nixon was too wise for his own good, in Trump's case, he is too dumb to understand how politics actually work thus creating his fan base consisting of those frustrated with the Capitol Hill but the changes they desire was never what we are witnessing. This idiot was a rich and bored man that would not be denied anything he wanted, including the POTUS but wanted it for the wrong reasons, not to improve politics and the world but only to garner fame for himself. Well, fame he received along with exposing just how uneducated & illiterate he is outside the bubble he created 30 years ago, a private world in which he controls and no one else.

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#1511906 --- 01/04/18 01:17 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: Formermac]
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https://nypost.com/2018/01/04/trump-thought-bedding-friends-wives-made-life-worth-living-book/

President Trump used to boast that one of the things that made “life worth living” was sleeping with his friends’ wives, according to a new tell-all book.

“In pursuing a friend’s wife, he would try to persuade the wife that her husband was perhaps not what she thought,” author Michael Wolff quotes a Trump friend as saying.

Before he was president, Trump would have his secretary ask the friend to drop by his office, where he would subject him to “more or less constant sexual banter,” according to “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” a copy of which was obtained by The Post.

With the wife listening in on speakerphone, Trump would say: “Do you still like having sex with your wife? How often? You must have had a better f–k than your wife? Tell me about it.

“I have girls coming in from Los Angeles at three o’clock. We can go upstairs and have a great time. I promise.”

One pal who was also friends with Bill Clinton found the two men eerily similar — “except that Clinton had a respectable front and Trump did not,” according to the book, which comes out Jan. 9.
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#1511908 --- 01/04/18 01:29 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.newsweek.com/trump-cant-remem...new-book-770518

President Donald Trump can’t remember the faces of his friends, with his staff treating him like a child and concerned he might be booted from office for being unable to perform his duties, a bombshell book claims.

Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House describes a tumultuous start to the 45th presidency with staffers attempting to coddle a commander in chief who had little focus and less patience. But excerpts from New York magazine and The Hollywood Reporter connect some dots about the president's mental fitness.

“At Mar-a-Lago, just before the new year, a heavily made-up Trump failed to recognize a succession of old friends,” Wolff wrote about the president’s trip to his Palm Beach, Florida, resort two weeks ago.

The president’s mental fitness for office has been a topic inside the West Wing almost since Trump took office, with the president behaving, “in words used by almost every member of the senior staff on repeated occasions, ‘like a child,’” Wolff wrote.

Former chief strategist Steve Bannon was increasingly convinced the president would not make it to the end of his first term, giving him equal chances of staying in office, being removed by Congress or being declared unfit by his own Cabinet under the 25th Amendment.

Bannon “was openly handicapping a 33.3 percent chance of impeachment, a 33.3 percent chance of resignation in the shadow of the 25th amendment and a 33.3 percent chance that he might limp to the finish line on the strength of liberal arrogance and weakness,” Wolff wrote.
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#1511916 --- 01/04/18 04:48 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/04/politics/chaos-trump/index.html

Donald Trump's 'chaos' presidency reaches frightening new levels

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

Updated 4:18 PM ET, Thu January 4, 2018

Jeb Bush was right.
"He is a chaos candidate," the former Florida governor said of Donald Trump at a CNN debate in December 2015. "And he'd be a chaos president."

At the time, Trump embraced the "chaos" moniker. He was chaos in the sense that he was the only candidate willing to shake up the status quo -- to freak out the squares. Chaos worked for him, as both a symbolic image of the campaign he was running and a day in, day out approach to the race. None of the candidates he ran against -- including Bush and Hillary Clinton -- could ever settle in to any sort of campaign rhythm because Trump was purposely unsettling it all the time.

But the first year of his presidency has revealed the considerable limits of a strategy that relies solely on stirring chaos. It's created uncertainty here at home, as no one -- not even Trump -- seems to know what he will say or do on a daily basis. And it's stoked instability abroad as other countries -- allies and enemies -- find themselves sifting through Trump's often-contradictory public statements and tweets for some semblance of a cohesive mindset.

The peril in this approach has been crystallized over the last 72 hours as Trump has, among other things, questioned the methods and credibility of his own Justice Department, played a game of nuclear one-upmanship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un (via Twitter no less!), announced his plan to deliver "awards" for the worst of the worst in the media and broken -- in fiery fashion -- with former top adviser Steve Bannon.
Amid that chaos from within has come chaos from without: Excerpts of a new book by journalist Michael Wolff detail the first year of Trump's presidency and paint the White House -- and the president -- as a sort of bad high school drama (think "Riverdale") dominated by back-biting, big egos and little sense of continuity or strategy.


The response by Trump to the Wolff book, which isn't even formally out until next week, has reaffirmed that sense of chaos and discontinuity.

The book is filled with lies, according to the White House. But they make few specific claims -- or offer any specific proof -- about what exactly Wolff got wrong. (On Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders did cite one specific thing as false -- the claim that Trump did not know former House Speaker John Boehner's name following the 2016 election.)

Other elements are harder to dispute. Bannon is a crazy person who was less relevant to Trump's success than he claims, according to the President after the excerpts were released. Except that, after Bannon said that Trump was a "great man" on the radio Wednesday evening, Trump was quick to note that fact when talking to reporters today.

The prevailing image created by the last three days -- particularly in the broader context of Trump's presidency -- is one that was first suggested to me by longtime Republican consultant (and never-Trumper) Stuart Stevens.

Here's how Stevens described the Trump campaign when we spoke in August 2016:
"It's like a car. Most cars do fine at 40 or 50 miles an hour. But the test comes when you take it up to 100 mph and run it all day and night. That's when problems emerge and things start to fall off. Conventions and post conventions is when campaigns must start to hit the high speeds necessary to compete in a general election. I don't think Trump or the campaign is any worse or better than a couple of months ago. They were just driving slower. As the speed increases, they can't keep it out of the ditch."

Obviously Stevens was wrong about the timing of when (or if) Trump would land in a ditch. Trump got elected president -- running the engine at (or above) its top limits every single day.

But looking back at the last 72 hours, Stevens' image of a car beginning to break down after running in the red for months on end keeps coming back to me.

Chaos, as Jeb Bush noted more than two years ago, is not a strategy. It is barely a tactic. And chaos -- even when it works -- stresses the parts of an administration tasked with carrying out the haphazard -- and often contradictory -- orders from a President who, increasingly, is facing questions about his competence.

Stress anything -- a piece of metal, a person -- too long and, eventually they (or it) snaps. Donald Trump is learning that lesson with each passing day.



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#1511918 --- 01/04/18 05:13 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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#1511919 --- 01/04/18 05:28 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: Formermac]
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#1511942 --- 01/05/18 07:37 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: Formermac]
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JUST IN: "My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than anyone who walks on Earth," Michael Wolff, author of explosive new book, tells @SavannahGuthrie on @TODAYshow. http://nbcnews.to/2lWfm9I

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Michael Wolff, the author of a new book that gives a behind-the-scenes account of the White House, defended his work Friday, insisting he spoke with President Donald Trump on the record and calling the commander-in-chief "a man who has less credibility than, perhaps, anyone who has ever walked on earth."

Wolff, in an exclusive interview on "Today," said that everyone he spoke to for the book offered the same description of the president.

They all said “he is like a child," Wolff said.

Wolff also contended that he "absolutely" spoke to the president during his reporting of the book.

"It was certainly not off the record," Wolff said.

He added that he has recordings and notes of his interviews with Trump aides.

Trump, however, said on Twitter Thursday night that he "authorized Zero access to White House" for the author and "never spoke to him for book."

Hitting back at Trump, Wolff said Friday that Trump isn't one to talk when it comes to credibility.

"My credibility is being questioned by a man who has less credibility than, perhaps, anyone who has ever walked on earth at this point," Wolff said.
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#1511945 --- 01/05/18 11:54 AM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-worst-thing-donald-trump-says-in-michael-wolffs-book?ref=home

The Worst Thing Donald Trump Says in Michael Wolff’s Book
Once again, the commander in chief rhetorically reduces a woman to a body part.

Margaret Carlson
01.05.18 5:00 AM ET

While those accusing Trump of sexual assault go largely ignored by Republican leaders, Yates got a full-fledged hearing before a Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee to tell what happened. With courtroom skills honed over 27 years of service, during which she prosecuted a number of Democratic officials for corruption, Yates testified about Flynn’s conversations (they were on tape), his lies about them, and how those subjected him to blackmail.

It’s worth noting that as mad as he was at Comey for pursuing the Russia investigation and failing to pledge his loyalty, the worst Trump came up with for the male FBI boss was “nut job.” The female acting attorney general, though, was rhetorically reduced by the president to a body part, just like he did many of his women accusers who weren’t, he noted, pretty or young enough for him to bother molesting, and the women whose “p****ies” he boasted about grabbing with impunity because he was famous.

Not today or tomorrow but someday, he may come to learn from women, and the rule of law, that he has no impunity after all.
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#1511965 --- 01/05/18 02:04 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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This segment explains that the economy is doing very well in spite of Trump not because of him.

http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/u...1-1130095171780

Job growth slows to a six-year low in Trump’s first year

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#1511966 --- 01/05/18 03:17 PM Re: Trump "Fritzing Out" [Re: kyle585]
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From Fox news. Not only is this White House crew uninformed and arrogant, they apparently are tremendously naive.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/01/05/wa...k-michael-wolff

"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace said Friday that White House staffers were directed to "play ball" and talk to author Michael Wolff for his tell-all book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."

Questions have now arisen over why Wolff was allowed into the White House and granted so much access for the critical portrayal of the administration.

President Trump said Wolff was not granted access and never spoke to him about the book, accusing the author of making up stories.

Wallace said, according to a former senior White House official, that the communications office told staffers early in the administration to "play ball" with Wolff.

"They thought - and there is a real question as to why they thought this - that they were gonna get a fair shake from Michael Wolff. People say 'why did they talk to him on the record?' They were told to," said Wallace, calling it a "tremendous miscalculation."

He said the White House's reaction to the book's release has been all wrong, including threatening to sue the publisher to block it from coming out. The book was then released today, ahead of schedule.

Wallace said this is not the first tell-all to come out about a White House, but in the past, the president and top officials all "ignore it" rather than give it "extra oxygen."

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