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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner killed Trump’s anti-LGBT executive orders: report

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LGBT rights groups were bracing for an executive order from Donald Trump’s administration this week that would rescind President Barack Obama’s employment protections. Friday it was revealed that the executive order is on hold in large part to Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, senior advisor Jared Kushner.

Two sources told Politico the couple feared a major blowback nationally if the protections were rolled back. It would open the door to allow any employment discrimination based on gender and orientation for government contractors and other departments.

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Another executive order anticipated by LGBT activists was a national “religious freedom” bill like those seen in states to allow discrimination if it comes from personally held religious beliefs. White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced Thursday that the administration had no plans to roll it out, however.

Instead, of the anti-LGBT orders, the White House released a statement this week saying that the president is “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community.”

The White House downplayed the pivot and claimed the draft anti-LGBT executive orders circulating would never have received Trump’s signature. They also explained they were one of about 200 possible orders thought out during the transition.

While Trump placated to the LGBT community during the campaign, saying that he supported LGBT people, he and his surrogates attempted to pit them against Muslims by claiming Muslims were behind the Orlando attack and he will keep LGBT people safe. Trump also appointed a Vice President with a rabid anti-LGBT background.


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Trump doubles down on ‘exploding trees’ being the real cause of California wildfires — not heat or drought

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President Donald Trump doubled down on his "explosive tree" idea as the cause of the California wildfires.

Speaking to Fox News host Mark Levin, Trump explained that trees apparently explode, but trees in other countries are far worse than U.S. trees.

"I meet with foreign leaders of countries, and they have an expression, 'Sir, we are a forest nation.' But they say, 'we have trees that are far more explosive than the trees in California. We don't understand how a thing like that can happen. You have to manage your forest," said Trump.

It's a similar claim that Trump made while in California last week, claiming that the drought, heatwave and global climate change wasn't the cause.

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There are still Trump White House staff secretly trying to save the US from Trump: Ex-National Security Adviser

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Former National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster appeared on "60 Minutes" Sunday and reassured the world that there are still secret members in the White House that are trying to protect the country from the likes of President Donald Trump.

Speaking to Scott Pelley, McMaster explained that he thinks the world now sees the United States as "weak and divided," something that Russian President Vladimir Putin has worked toward since 2016, according to intelligence reports.

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Trump’s campaign reveals just how very little money they have left

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Former Vice President Joe Biden announced that his campaign brought in a massive campaign haul during the Democratic convention last month ahead of the August campaign finance filing. President Donald Trump has attempted to keep his campaign numbers hidden with a late filing, and by Sunday evening it was clear why.

Trump's total haul for August, when he got a week's worth of free media from the Republican convention, was just $61.7 million. The campaign spent almost all of it, $61.2 million.

The campaign still has about $900,000 in debt. His cash on hand is just $121 million in the bank.

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