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Corporate CEO’s are scrambling away from Trump to avoid giving him credibility: report

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Amid news stories about large companies distancing themselves from President Donald Trump’s White House for his controversial decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, a new POLITICO report suggests some CEOs are aware that the president has been using them for his own benefit.

Despite an upcoming tech summit, one anonymous liaison between big business and the White House expressed a lack of confidence in the Trump administration’s ability to attract businesses to their event.

“It’s like a Ponzi scheme – pretending you have people confirmed to get other people to confirm,” the liaison told POLITICO. “It’s a manifestation of the fact that the air is coming out of this balloon quickly because the policy proposals haven’t been coordinated with the Hill, the expectation that anything will be done is rapidly dissipating.”

The White House’s tech summit, which is spearheaded by the president’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, was billed with the support of big names like Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Apple’s Tim Cook. With both of those CEOs now breaking from the White House, it’s unclear if the Trump administration will be able to rely on corporate support in the upcoming midterms or in the 2020 presidential election.

“Alienating corporate executives and lobbyists could reduce Trump’s ability to raise money for an eventual re-election campaign and for other Republicans in the upcoming midterms,” POLITICO’s Ben White and Annie Karni wrote. “It could also make pushing through tough legislative items like corporate tax reform harder.”

Read the entire report on Trump’s waning relationship with corporate America via POLITICO.

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Who are all these white men running for president — and why?

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The country’s last presidential election was wide open, with incumbent president Barack Obama termed out of office and his vice president, Joe Biden, opting not to run as his replacement. While the vacancy looked like an opportunity for the 16 Republican men (and one woman) who ran in 2016, Democrats essentially cleared the field for Hillary Clinton, the first woman to win the party’s presidential nomination. Her only two challengers were white men; one who eventually became a star at the center of his own political movement and the other who was shortly reduced to strumming his guitar shirtless for attention.

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Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits

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President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.

This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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