Idiocracy

REVEALED: Steve Bannon Group Tried To Link Trump To Mobsters During Early Stages Of 2016 GOP Primaries

CNN reports: Before Donald Trump and Steve Bannon were enemies, they were allies. And not long before that, Bannon was part of an effort to sink Trump’s presidential hopes — even if Trump didn’t know it. A conservative watchdog group led by Bannon tried to discredit Trump in the early stages of the 2016 Republican presidential primary by shopping a ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Stable Genius Speaks To Farming Group

CBS News reports: President Trump is expected to find a loyal audience Monday to hear his speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention in Nashville, where he will push for rural prosperity and tout solutions proposed by a task force that include increasing internet connectivity for rural America. A new report from the task force, however, also argues ...

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YESTERDAY: Stephen Miller Was Escorted From CNN Building, Refused To Leave Set After Crackpot Interview

Business Insider reports: White House adviser Stephen Miller was escorted off the set of CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday after a contentious interview with host Jake Tapper. Two sources close to the situation told Business Insider that after the taping was done Miller was asked to leave several times. He ignored those requests and ultimately security was called ...

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REPORT: Trump’s Secret Shrinking Daily Schedule

Axios reports: President Trump is starting his official day much later than he did in the early days of his presidency, often around 11am, and holding far fewer meetings, according to copies of his private schedule shown to Axios. This is largely to meet Trump’s demands for more “Executive Time,” which almost always means TV and Twitter time alone in ...

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Trump: Stephen Miller Just “Destroyed” Jake Tapper

The Hill reports: President Trump slammed CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, calling him a “flunky” following the cable news host’s contentious interview with White House senior adviser Stephen Miller. Tapper cut off Miller after a heated interview on Sunday, saying he did not want to waste his viewers’ time. “I get it. There’s one viewer that you care about right ...

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Trump: I Have The Same Problem Reagan Did

The Week reports: Trump’s announcement that he will handle questions of his mental capacity in the style of former President Ronald Reagan is an odd choice, explains a Washington Post analysis, given that Reagan revealed an Alzheimer’s diagnosis soon after leaving office: “The news media did indeed question Reagan’s mental health at times, but such questions were at least somewhat ...

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Tapper Cuts Off Stephen Miller After Nutso Interview

Talking Points Memo reports: CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday ended an interview with White House aide Stephen Miller after Miller dodged Tapper’s questions about the White House’s irate response to Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” Miller on CNN’s “State of the Union” said former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who Wolff quoted ...

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Tiffany Trump Weighs In: My Father Only “Wishes” He Could Eat McDonald’s In Bed Every Night [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Tiffany Trump on Friday confirmed President Trump’s affinity for McDonald’s but stopped short of verifying Michael Wolff’s claim that the president indulged in menu items from the fast food chain every night in bed. “He loves McDonald’s,” Trump told TMZ regarding her father’s predilections. “He wishes, right?” the first daughter added when asked whether he ate ...

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Trump: I’m, Like, Really Smart, A Very Stable Genius

NBC News reports: Facing increasing questions over his mental stability after the publication of an explosive new tell-all book, President Donald Trump insisted Saturday that he is a “very stable genius.” In a series of tweets early on Saturday morning, Trump accused his critics of “taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence.” During former ...

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White House Staffers Ready To Jump Ship Over Book

Axios reports: There are definitely parts of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” that are wrong, sloppy, or betray off-the-record confidence. But there are two things he gets absolutely right, even in the eyes of White House officials who think some of the book’s scenes are fiction: his spot-on portrait of Trump as an emotionally erratic president, and the low opinion ...

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BOOK: Trump Wanted Rudy Giuliani For SCOTUS

Law & Crime reports: Neil Gorsuch‘s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court may be one of President Donald Trump‘s early victories during his first year in office, but according to the new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Trump originally had someone very different in mind for the job. While Gorsuch’s qualifications were acknowledged even by his ...

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Trump Lashes Out At “Sloppy Steve” Bannon

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Thursday night lambasted the author of a new damning book about his administration, calling it “phony” and asserting he never gave its author reporting access to the White House. Trump’s legal team on Thursday threatened possible libel charges against the book’s author, Michael Wolff, its publisher and his former chief strategist, Stephen K. ...

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Trump Moves To Vastly Expand Offshore Drilling

The Associated Press reports: The Trump administration on Thursday moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off the California coast for the first time in more than three decades. The new five-year drilling plan also could open new areas of oil and gas exploration in ...

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White House: Breitbart Should Consider Firing Bannon

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that Breitbart News should consider cutting ties with chairman Stephen Bannon over his recently published remarks critical of Donald Trump Jr. “I certainly think that it’s something they should look at and consider,” Sanders said at a press briefing. Trump and his administration are piling on Bannon a ...

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MSNBC Host Rips The Mooch On Bannon: Six Months Ago You Said He Tries To Suck His Own Penis [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle grilled former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Thursday — and was incredulous when Scaramucci suggested that there was a way for former Trump political strategist Steve Bannon to get back in President Donald Trump’s good graces. “Anthony, you said six months ago that you think Steve Bannon tries to suck his own ...

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Trump Claims He No Longer Speaks To Steve Bannon: “I Don’t Talk To Him, That’s Just A Misnomer” [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump said Thursday that he no longer talks to Steve Bannon, and accused reporters of exaggerating their relationship a day after his legal team sent a cease-and-desist letter to the former White House chief strategist over remarks he made about Trump’s son. “I don’t talk to him. That’s just a misnomer,” Trump told the press ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch.com reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver a briefing for reporters Thursday afternoon at about 1:30 p.m. Eastern. She can expect to face questions about a new book on the administration that continues to dog President Trump, especially as former aide Steve Bannon has been quoted as saying a meeting held by campaign officials in Trump ...

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LEAKY: White House Bans Personal Cellphones

Via Breitbart: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced a ban on personal cellphones and devices in the West Wing, in an apparent attempt to block leaks from the White House. “[S]tarting next week the use of all personal devices for both guests and staff will no longer be allowed in the West Wing,” Sanders said in a statement to ...

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GOP House Freedom Caucus: Jeff Sessions Must Resign

Politico reports: Republican Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan said Thursday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should step aside “now,” citing the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign ties to Russian operatives and intelligence leaks to media as key concerns with his performance. In a joint opinion piece published in the Washington Examiner, Meadows (R-N.C.) ...

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BREAKING: White House Sends Cease-And-Desist Letter Seeking To Stop Publication Of Explosive Tell-All Book

The Hill reports: President Trump is reportedly attempting to stop the publication of “Fire and Fury,” Michael Wolff’s explosive new book about his campaign and presidency. The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig tweeted early Thursday morning that Trump’s attorneys have sent a cease-and-desist letter to Wolff and book publisher Henry Holt & Company, demanding that they do not publish the book, ...

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