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Navarro aghast at reports Trump may appoint Steve Bannon: Can I ‘set my hair on fire?’

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During a panel on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper Thursday, Ana Navarro reacted to reports that Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon is Donald Trump’s top choice for chief of staff, asking, “do you have a match somewhere so that I can set my hair on fire?”

“You don’t approve is what I am guessing,” Tapper replied.

“I don’t approve and I suspect a lot of Republicans in congress don’t approve,” Navarro replied, noting the chief of staff “sets the tone” for the incoming administration. Pressed on why she doesn’t approve, Navarro asked Tapper, “do you know Steve Bannon?”

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Navarro called Bannon “polarizing,” noting he’s been critical of not just Democrats, but also many Republicans (Bannon once referred to Republican leadership as “c*nts” in an exchange with Breitbart reporter Matt Boyle). Bannon—who left Breitbart temporarily last summer to become the Trump campaign’s chief executive officer—describes his website as “the platform for the alt-right.”

Navarro said if he chooses Bannon it’s “sending very strong message” that the Trump administration is “not going to represent everybody.”

In response, commentator Kayleigh McEnany said Bannon is “on the forefront of the movement,” and choosing him “shows [Trump’s] going to stick to his roots.”

“It might not be a surprise to anybody, but I’m in mourning,” former Bernie Sanders national press secretary Symone Sanders replied. “We’re about to put the alt-right in the White House. To give Steve Bannon… Breitbart did identify some of the economic anxiety, but it also identified some of the white supremacy, some of the racism, xenophobia, the sexism—“

“You’re forgetting anti-semitism,” Navarro interjected.

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“To put that as the chief of people’s house? I just can’t,” Sanders said.

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Shocking photos document the devastating flooding pummeling San Francisco

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San Francisco was battered by a heavy winter storm on Saturday that caused localized flooding throughout the city.

"A low pressure system off the Northern California coast Saturday hurled bans of strong downpours into the Bay Area, triggering a flood warning for San Francisco," KPIX-TV reported.

"San Francisco Muni officials tweeted that train service between West Portal to Embarcadero Station had been shut down due to flooding. Several streets were flooded in San Francisco’s western neighborhood including knee-high water at 15th Ave and Wawona," the station noted.

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North Korea announces ‘test of very great importance’ occurred at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground: report

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North Korea state media reported on a "successful" test at a missile launch site.

"A very important test took place at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on the afternoon of December 7, 2019," a spokesperson for the Academy of the National Defense Science said.

The spokesperson said the test was "of great significance to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

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#UPDATE North Korea conducts a "very important test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reports, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked https://t.co/abYhRDvBic pic.twitter.com/neCYEQTEhf

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Here’s why Ukrainians are shocked about Rudy Giuliani’s new associate

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney is causing "shock" among Ukrainians for working with Andrey Artemenko, according to new reports.

"In an attempt to exonerate President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani has been working with right-wing media outlet One America News Network (OAN) to produce a television special featuring a string of current and former Ukrainian officials defending Trump’s conduct in withholding military aid to Ukraine and seeking investigations of the Bidens," Law & Crime reported Saturday.

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