Tag Archives: White House

WH Signals Backing Down On Border Wall Funding

The Washington Examiner reports: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders hinted Tuesday morning that President Trump is willing to avoid a government shutdown this weekend, saying there may be “other ways” to get the $5 billion border wall money that Trump is seeking. Sanders’ comment indicated that Trump still wants the $5 billion for the border wall, but he is …

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Former Enquirer Editor: They Have Dirt Implicating Jared Kushner And Ivanka Trump In “Criminal Activity”

Talking Points Memo reports: Former National Enquirer senior editor Jerry George said Monday night that he knew of stories killed by his old magazine and it’s Trump-sympathetic publisher that implicated Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump in “criminal activity.” George added that he believes the magazine acted together with the Trump campaign to break the law, and that there is still …

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Trump’s Acting Chief Of Staff In 2016: In An Ordinary Universe He’d Be Disqualified From Becoming President

CNN reports: Incoming White House acting-chief of staff Mick Mulvaney once said Donald Trump’s past words and actions would disqualify him from becoming president in an “ordinary universe.” Mulvaney made the comments in a previously unreported October 2016 radio interview in which he also said Trump is not a role model and has said “atrocious things.” On October 7, 2016, …

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Mike Huckabee: White House Turnover Is High Because Trump Wears Them Out With The “Vigor Of 32 Year-Old”

During an appearance on Fox Business, Mike Huckabee today shrugged off the high staff turnover rate of Trump’s White House. Media Matters has the quote: “I think it may be a little higher than normal but there’s always transitions going on in the White House staff. More so in this case for two reasons. One, this is a tough president …

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Trump Names Mick Mulvaney As Acting Chief Of Staff

CNN reports: Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, will become the acting White House chief of staff replacing John Kelly, President Donald Trump announced on Friday. “I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! John will be staying until the end of the year. …

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Christie Withdraws From Chief Of Staff Consideration

The Hill reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) declined the White House chief of staff role on Friday. Christie and President Trump reportedly met last night to discuss the role of replacing John Kelly, who will be departing as chief of staff by the end of the year. JUST IN: Chris Christie says he has asked Pres. Trump …

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REPORT: Chris Christie Interviews For Chief Of Staff Job

Axios reports: President Trump met with Chris Christie on Thursday evening and considers him a top contender to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, according to a source familiar with the president’s thinking. “He’s tough; he’s an attorney; he’s politically-savvy, and one of Trump’s early supporters.” Trump has met with a couple of others, but the way he’s discussed …

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REPORT: Jared Kushner Considered For Chief Of Staff

CBS News reports: Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is under consideration to become the next White House chief of staff, CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett has confirmed, citing a source familiar with the process. Kushner met with Mr. Trump on Wednesday to discuss the job.  Current White House chief of staff John Kelly is set …

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Former Apprentice Staffer: Trump Was A “Speed Freak” And Invited Teen Beauty Contestants Up To His Suite

Mediaite reports: A former staffer on The Apprentice and current stand-up comic named Noel Casler claims that Donald Trump was a “speed freak” who snorted crushed-up Adderall, and also says that Trump invited teen beauty pageant contestants up to his suite. Casler told the crowd “I’m not kidding this is true. I had a 24-page NDA non-disclosure agreement, I didn’t …

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Gingrich Swats Down Chief Of Staff Chatter [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday adamantly denied that he’s being considered for White House chief of staff, shooting down speculation that surged in the press after he was spotted visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a day earlier. Speaking on “Fox & Friends,” Gingrich said he and his wife Callista were merely there looking at the Christmas …

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Trump Cancels White House Xmas Party For The Press

Fox News reports: President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media, making the decades-old tradition a victim of his increasingly contentious relationship with major news organizations. The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering the White House, as well as other Washington reporters, anchors and commentators, and New York media executives would regularly …

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Meadows Drops Out Of Chief Of Staff Consideration

Politico reports: House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows is no longer under consideration to be President Donald Trump’s chief of staff. “Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress. The President told him we need him in Congress so he can continue the great work he is doing there,” White …

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Tom Steyer Posts Job Openings For 2020 WH Campaign

Buzzfeed News reports: Tom Steyer posted a job listing on LinkedIn last week for several high-ranking positions on his potential 2020 presidential campaign, a spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday afternoon. Steyer, a San Francisco–based billionaire and the Democratic donor behind the national “Need to Impeach” effort aimed at President Donald Trump, published the job openings under an anonymous account. The listing …

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Sarah Sanders: I Hope I’m Remembered As Honest

I literally laughed out loud at this. Scared the cat. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday that she hopes to be remembered as being “transparent and honest” when her tenure in the role comes to an end. Sanders’ remarks came while speaking at Politico’s “Women Rule” event on Tuesday with reporter Eliana Johnson about what she …

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Frothy Mix: I Don’t Want To Be Trump’s Chief Of Staff

CNN reports: Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum said he will not take the soon to be vacant White House chief of staff job. The Washington Post reported Tuesday night that some of President Trump’s aides thought that Santorum was a contender after he was spotted with the president at Saturday’s Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia. However, Santorum confirmed he would …

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Sarah Sanders: I Cope With Coffee And A Little Wine

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during an event Tuesday revealed how she copes with her workload: “Lots of coffee and a little wine in the evening.” “That’ll probably also get me in trouble, I’m sure in some way, particularly given my dad was a Southern Baptist minister,” Sanders added during a panel at Politico’s “Women …

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Pelosi Questions Trump’s “Manhood” Over Border Wall

The Washington Post reports: Moments after returning to Capitol Hill after an Oval Office standoff with President Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi questioned Trump’s manhood and said the border wall was a matter of masculine pride. “It’s like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing,” said the California congresswoman. …

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REPORT: Mark Meadows On Chief Of Staff Shortlist

Axios reports: Over the past 24 hours, President Trump has been privately asking many people who they think should be his new chief of staff, according to three sources with direct knowledge. What’s happening: Trump has asked confidants what they think about the idea of installing Rep. Mark Meadows, the chairman of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, as John Kelly’s …

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Trump Tells Reporters: John Kelly Is Out By Year’s End

Vox reports: John Kelly will depart as White House chief of staff near the end of this year, President Trump told reporters Saturday. The president said he would announce Kelly’s replacement in the next few days. Kelly’s exit comes after several months of relative personnel stability in an infamously tumultuous White House. But with the midterm elections now over and …

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John Kelly Expected To Resign, Not Speaking To Trump

We’ve heard this before, but multiple outlets are saying so. Axios reports: West Wing officials widely believe that chief of staff John Kelly’s departure is imminent and that Nick Ayers, chief of staff to Vice President Pence, will replace him. As we reported right after the midterms, Ayers’ backers have been telling the president he has the sharp political instincts …

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