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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 has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel

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President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.

"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."

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Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office

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The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.

HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.

Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.

He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.

Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.

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Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report

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White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.

"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."

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