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‘Am I a f*cking baby?’: Report details the moment Trump turned on ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort

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Donald Trump’s final straw with Paul Manafort occurred when his former campaign chairman “allowed” a New York Times report detailing how campaign aides were using cable TV interviews to give then-candidate Trump advice, the Daily Mail reports.

According to Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump and the Storming of the Presidency, by Bloomberg’s Joshua Green, Trump grew irate over an article published on Aug. 13, 2016, and confronted Manafort about the report’s contents.

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“How can anybody allow an article that says your campaign is all f*cked up?” Trump demanded of Manafort.

The article, titled “Inside the Failing Mission to Tame Donald Trump’s Tongue,” described an irate and volatile candidate whom aides were afraid to approach in person.

“You think you’ve gotta go on TV to talk to me?” Trump reportedly asked Manafrot, “You treat me like a baby!”

“Am I like a baby to you?” he continued. “I sit there like a little baby and watch TV and you talk to me? Am I a f*cking baby, Paul?”

The following day, an article detailing Manafort’s $12.7 million payout from a pro-Russian party in the Ukraine dropped. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, reportedly approached Manafort and demanded his resignation.

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‘”I can’t do that,” Manafort told Kushner, insisting if he resigned it would make him look guilty.

“At this Kushner’s demeanour hardened and he glanced at his watch,” Green writes in Devil’s Bargain.

“We’re putting out a press release at 9am that says you’ve resigned,” Kushner replied. “That’s in 30 seconds.”

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Devil’s Bargain also details the moment Trump soured on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Reportedly, on election night, Christie sat down next to Trump as it dawned on the candidate that he was going to win—even as others in the room avoided congratulating the businessman.

Trump reportedly “flashed a look of annoyance, clearly resenting the intrusion,” as Christie informed him President Barack Obama would not be calling him directly.

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“Hey Donald. The President talked to me earlier,” Christie told Trump, referring to Obama. “If you win he’s going to call my phone, and I’ll pass it over to you.”

“Hey Chris, you know my f*cking phone number,” Trump—a noted germaphobe—reportedly said. “Just give it to the President. I don’t want your f*cking phone.”


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‘Trash’: Angry white people threaten to ‘burn’ statue of Black woman after it replaces slave trader

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A statue of a Black Lives Matter activist has come under fire by white people after it replaced a memorial for slave trader Edward Colston.

The new statue of Black Lives Matter protester Jen Reid was placed in Bristol, United Kingdom on Wednesday without the permission of the city council, which has suggested that it will be removed.

Reid was one of the activists who participated in toppling Colston's statue last month.

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‘We’re polite but not crazy!’ Canadians demand border remain shut to disease-ridden Americans

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Canada has absolutely crushed the curve on novel coronavirus infections -- and Canadians are telling their government to keep the nation's borders closed to disease-ridden Americans.

Buffalo News reports that a recent poll shows that 81 percent of Canadians want to keep the border between the two countries closed, and that Rep. Brian Higgins (D-NY) garnered furious pushback from Canadian Twitter users earlier this month when he expressed his support to reopening travel between the U.S. and Canada.

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‘Downward spiral’: Trump ripped by prominent conservative for turning America into ‘a pitiful, helpless giant’

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Writing in the Washington Post this Wednesday, columnist George Will contends that President Trump's "rhetorical mustard" is starting to lose its flavor. "The entertainer has become a bore, and foretelling his defeat no longer involves peering into a distant future," Will writes.

"Never has a U.S. election come at such a moment of national mortification. In April 1970, President Richard M. Nixon told a national television audience that futility in Vietnam would make the United States appear to the world as 'a pitiful, helpless giant.' Half a century later, America, for the first time in its history, is pitied."

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