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Harvard doc reveals Trump’s proprietary vitamin regimen was a comically inept scam

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Would you pay money to get a concoction of vitamins every month from Donald Trump? Hopefully you wouldn’t, but apparently some people did exactly that in the late 2000s and early 2010s, according to a new report from The Daily Beast. And guess what? A Harvard doctor tells the publication that the entire program was a comically inept scam.

“For several years in the late 2000s and early 2010s, Donald Trump encouraged people to take part in a pseudo-scientific vitamin scheme—all without expressing any concern about how it might potentially endanger people’s health,” The Daily Beast writes. “Through a multi-level marketing project called The Trump Network, the business mogul encouraged people to take an expensive urine test, which would then be used to personally ‘tailor’ a pricey monthly concoction of vitamins.”

Harvard doctor Pieter Cohen, who specializes in analyzing nutritional supplements, took one look at a 12-page monograph that the Trump Network provided to prove the scientific worth of its vitamin regimen and concluded it was a massive scam almost immediately.

“There is zero evidence that is actually doing what they say it was,” he tells The Daily Beast. “This is a scam, it’s a bogus program to make profit for the people who are selling it. It’s fantasy.”

Janet Helm, a nutritionist and registered dietitian, shares Cohen’s assessment of the validity of the Trump vitamin program, which she referred to as “mumbo jumbo.” She also says this is much more potentially dangerous than some of Trump’s other failed ventures such as Trump Steaks.

“If you want a steak or a wine with Trump’s name on it, that’s fine — but if you want to play around with your health and have someone try to sell you something because they think they need to sell you pills, that’s something entirely different,” she tells The Daily Beast.

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GOP pollster gets hilariously destroyed after blaming a broken elevator in his European hotel on ‘socialism’

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Republican pollster Frank Luntz drew hackles from across the internet on Tuesday after he blamed a broken elevator at a hotel in Austria on "socialism."

Writing on Twitter, Luntz complained that the elevator at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria has not been functioning for three straight days -- and said that the European social welfare state was responsible for this purportedly dire situation.

"Please don’t bring European-style socialism to America," Luntz pleaded.

I’m at the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, Austria. Almost 200 rooms… But the elevator has been broken for 3 days.

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Columnists bid a brutal farewell to ‘sneering’ Sarah Sanders: Her ‘awfulness was a thing to behold’

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On Tuesday, New York Times columnists Gail Collins and Bret Stephens discussed the departure of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who they agreed was one of the worst press secretaries in modern times.

"She brought us back to the bad old days when women were supposed to be seen and not heard, but lately she wasn't seen all that much either," said Collins. "Who would want to go down in history as the press secretary who got rid of the press briefing?"

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‘Nightcrawlers and toadyism’: Trump’s remaining staffers ridiculed for hanging on while others flee off-the-rails president

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In a caustic piece for the New York Daily News, columnist Richard Cohen mocked the few remaining staffers who have stood by Donald Trump's side since he became president saying they obviously lack anywhere else to go and have apparently have no self-respect.

Or as he put it: "Whatever happened to pride?"

"I ask because reports regularly surface about Donald Trump berating or insulting someone, often an aide, who just takes it," Cohen wrote. "A recent example comes from Michael Wolff’s new book 'Siege,' in which Paul Manafort, once Trump’s campaign chairman but now domiciled in stir, was vulgarly upbraided by the president: 'You’re terrible, you can’t defend me.' Trump allegedly called him a 'lazy f---' and asked 'Am I a f---ing baby?' in a train wreck of a verbal assault."

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