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Mark Cuban: Trump can’t stop White House leaks because he ‘cocoons’ himself from dissenters

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Appearing on CNN’s The Lead, billionaire businessman Mark Cuban suggested that – for all of his negotiating skills — President Donald Trump is a lousy communicator who forces White House insiders to leak information to the press when they disagree with him.

“Let’s talk about the Trump administration,” host Tapper asked. “You obviously were a big supporter of Hillary Clinton. We’re about seven weeks into the Trump administration. What do you think?”

“No leadership skills, no communication skills, but he’s obviously had an impact on the economy so he gets credit for that,” Cuban replied.

“Let’s talk about, you said no leadership skills, no management skills, no communication skills,” Tapper pressed. “Let’s start with leadership skills. Where are his leadership skills wanting in your view?”

“You look at the leaks from the White House,” Cuban replied. ” Any organization — I’ve been in take-over scenarios — companies I’ve purchased where there’s been bad culture, right? You have to sit down and, where people disagree with you, you’ve got to say ‘Look, there’s going to be issues but let’s discuss this. Let’s communicate so you don’t have to communicate with the public. If you have a problem, have that problem with me, tell me and let’s resolve it.'”

“That’s not what he’s done,” he continued. “When you don’t communicate you cocoon yourself that’s where you get leak issues. I’ve heard stories from the technology industry, they were leading people out in plastic handcuffs. They thought they leaked. They said, ‘You’re fired. We’ll take your stuff.'”

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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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