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Stealing the spotlight from The Donald will be the ‘kiss of death’ for Steve Bannon: Trump biographer

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Timothy O’Brien, author of TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, revealed that the one way Steve Bannon could be taken down is to raise his profile so Bannon appears larger than President Donald Trump.

Host Anderson Cooper cited a piece O’Brien authored that highlighted the ways in which Chris Christie and Rudy Guiliani disappeared when their profiles became larger than Trump himself. He wondered if Bannon could meet the same fate if he continues to be on TIME magazine covers.

“Bannon is a survivor,” O’Brien said. “He’s clearly stayed in the background. But he had a coming out of sorts, because of the executive order and powerful role on the NSC. I think he’s now very visible on the cover of TIME magazine. Trump likes advocates and loyalists and people who advocate his viewpoint but not people who get more air time and attention than he does. That’s been the kiss of death for anybody who is an advisor to him who’s not a family member.”

Cooper mentioned Trump press secretary Sean Spicer, who explained that Bannon and the president don’t share the same views on several issues including Muslims. Still, Bannon’s fingerprints were all over the ban on immigrants and hold on refugees.

“They can try to parse the difference between their views of Muslims but all takes place ultimately in policy,” O’Brien explained. “Trump allowed Bannon to roll out the executive order banning immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries and has put it in play. If there’s any daylight between Bannon and Trump, you wouldn’t know throw that order. It’s an order that, in many ways, is profoundly 11th century.”

Cooper argued that when Trump was running he often criticized former Sec. Hillary Clinton for seeking out her advisors before making decisions. His selling point, according to Cooper, was that Trump is a decision maker.

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“But hearing this role that Bannon and other senior advisers, seems to fly in the face of that,” Cooper noted.

“He said ‘I will come into the White House and I will be a great deal maker and a great business manager,'” O’Breien quoted. “But the reality is that, historically, he’s never been a really great manager. He’s never liked process, short attention span, he’s not intellectually and emotionally disciplined. We’re seeing all that surface now in the White House.”

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Trump’s horsewhip-carrying chief of protocol will resign after intimidating State Department staff: report

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President Donald Trump's chief of protocol plans to step down just ahead of the G-20 summit in Japan, according to Bloomberg News.

Sean Lawler, whose job includes assisting the president in diplomatic talks overseas and with foreign leaders in the White House, faces an investigation from the State Department's inspector general for intimidating subordinates, including carrying a horsewhip around the office.

The president reportedly did not care for Lawler, at one point asking officials why he still works at the White House.

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Jerry Falwell, Jr blasted as ‘un-Christian prat’ after trying to defend Donald Trump in battle with Southern Baptist ethics chief

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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. was ripped online for attempting to rationalize President Donald Trump's detention camps for children.

Dr. Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, posted on Twitter an Associated Press story on the "perilous conditions" at a Texas Border Patrol station holding 300 children.

"The reports of the conditions for migrant children at the border should shock all of our consciences. Those created in the image of God should be treated with dignity and compassion, especially those seeking refuge from violence back home. We can do better than this," Moore wrote.

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Prosecutors offered indicted GOP congressman a deal to keep his multiple taxpayer-funded trysts quiet — but he refused

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On Tuesday, CNN reported that Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), facing indictment for stealing campaign funds and falsifying spending reports, was offered a deal by to keep secret the incidents in which he used taxpayer money to finance affairs with lobbyists — but he refused.

"Prosecutors told a judge they tried to cut a deal with Hunter to avoid revealing the alleged tryst, but his attorneys refused," reported CNN's Tom Foreman.

The affairs were made public shortly after it was revealed that Hunter's wife Margaret, an alleged co-conspirator in the scheme, was cooperating with prosecutors. Hunter had previously tried to blame the entire scheme on his wife — a claim that looks increasingly dubious.

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