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Top military official frets over ‘unbelievable turmoil’ in White House: ‘Sort it out soon — we’re at war’

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A top military official expressed concern over the stability of the U.S. government in the wake of Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security advisor.

Gen. Tony Thomas, head of the Special Operations Command, worried during a military conference Tuesday that the situation in Washington could cause U.S. troops to lose focus in their efforts to combat terrorism, reported the New York Times.

“Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil,” Thomas said. “I hope they sort it out soon, because we’re a nation at war.”

Thomas, who served in key posts in the top-secret counterterrorism unit known as Delta Force, recently took over command of SOCOM — which conducts covert missions such as unconventional warfare, counterinsurgency and psychological warfare.

Thomas insisted Special Operations Forces are “staying focused” despite the shakeups on President Donald Trump’s national security team, but he told the Times afterward that he hoped the situation would get sorted out soon.

“As a commander, I’m concerned our government be as stable as possible,” Thomas told the newspaper.

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Trump’s national security team is in disarray less than a month into his presidency, reported Bloomberg, and the agency’s acting director called an all-hands meeting for Tuesday morning.

Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, the acting NSC director, and deputy K.T. McFarland were each expected to speak at that meeting.

Trump added his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to the National Security Council last month, in a controversial move that downgraded the joint chiefs of staff and director of national intelligence — who will attend agency meeting only when their expertise is requested.

Kellogg is among several reported candidates to succeed Flynn, who admitted that he neglected to tell Vice President Mike Pence that he might have discussed ending sanctions against Russia in a phone conversation with that nation’s ambassador.

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Flynn, the former director of the defense intelligence agency under President Barack Obama, has been the subject of news reports questioning his ties to the Kremlin.

Trump’s aides are also vetting retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward, former CIA director David Petraeus, and Robert Kimmitt as possible successors to Flynn.

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Donald Trump whines: ‘My life has always been a fight’

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The full interview with President Donald Trump finally aired on ABC Sunday, revealing the shocking way that he views his life.

Trump lamented that he's had such a hard life, as the son of multi-millionaires who paid to get him out of trouble multiple times.

"You're a fighter. You, you, it feels like you're in a constant kind of churn--" host George Stephanopoulos began.

"Yeah, uh, my life has always been a fight," Trump said. "And I enjoy that I guess, I don't know if I enjoy it or not, I guess -- sometimes I have false fights like the Russian witch hunt. That's a false fight. That's a made-up, uh, hoax. And I had to fight that."

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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Israel’s Netanyahu just christened a building named after Trump — that doesn’t even exist

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent his Father’s Day dedicating a new Trump Tower-type building that hasn't been built in a town that doesn't exist.

Standing in front of a large sign saying "Trump Heights," Netanyahu, who is being forced back into another election, announced the building before planning even began, Axios reported.

A great day on the Golan. PM Netanyahu and I had the honor to dedicate “Trump Heights” — first time Israel has dedicated a village in honor of a sitting president since Harry Truman (1949). Happy Birthday Mr. President!! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fdYWzokFLK

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