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Aides in White House ‘daycare’ use TV appearances to flatter and control Trump: report

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A new collection of interviews with 18 White House aides, advisors and confidants revealed Monday that the White House really is more like a “daycare center” than Sen. Bob Corker (R-PA) joked.

The Washington Post explained that some of the aides and outside advisors have tried to push their allies to top positions in the White House, appointments to ambassadorships all by getting people on television to praise President Donald Trump. Such key potential appointments also write op-eds that promote the president and those news clippings make their way to his desk.

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Interviews also reveal that staffers have “intentionally” attempted to delay Trump’s decision making on key issues so that he can “calm down.” While other Trump aides spend “a significant part of their time devising ways to rein in and control the impetuous president.”

“If the president wanted to do something that I thought could be problematic for him, I would simply, respectfully, ask him if we could possibly wait on it and then reconsider,” said Sam Nunberg, who was fired by Trump in 2015. “And the majority of the time he would tell me, ‘Let’s wait and reconsider,’ and I would prepare the cons for him to consider — and he would do what he wanted to do. Sometimes he would still go with the decision I may have disagreed with, and other times he would change his mind.”

This news appears just days after Gen. John Kelly used the White House press briefing as an opportunity to explain he wasn’t brought into the position to “rein” the president in. Rather, he said he was there to control the information.

Meanwhile, White House staffers have been forced to develop news releases specifically filled with Trump flattery from top officials. Senior administration officials explain that their key audience is “an audience of one:” Trump.

H.R. McMaster has even agreed to have his staff research Trump’s more unorthodox ideas, just to please him, according to sources. He was forced to huddle with stop aides to develop arguments for why the U.S. should defend South Korea and Japan because it would impact the American economy and benefit manufacturing jobs, people familiar with the debate revealed.

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“He plays rope-a-dope with him,” one senior administration official told The Post. “He thinks Trump is going to forget, but he doesn’t. H.R.’s strategy is to say, ‘Let us study that, boss.’ He tries to deflect.”


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It wasn’t just Derek Chauvin who crushed the life out of George Floyd — it was the force of American history

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Encouraging police brutality and other forms violence is one of Donald Trump's favorite things to do.

In a 2017 speech, Donald Trump told police: "Please don't be too nice" to suspected criminals.

Predictably, Trump's administration has systematically removed civil rights protections designed to hold America's police accountable for acts of brutality and other crimes against the public.

On Memorial Day, Donald Trump's wish came true (again).

George Floyd was detained by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three of his colleagues on suspicion of using a forged $20 bill to make a purchase at a local convenience store.

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‘The moment is just too big for Donald Trump’: MSNBC contributor rips president’s failures of leadership

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MSNBC's Mike Barnicle blasted President Donald Trump for shrinking from his leadership role as the coronavirus and race riots rage across the nation.

The "Morning Joe" contributor said the president's failure showed he simply didn't understand the nation he leads, and was incapable of faithfully executing his duties.

"The moment is just too big for Donald Trump," Barnicle said. "It's too big for him to handle. He doesn't understand the country, he doesn't understand the loss, he doesn't understand empathy, he doesn't understand the differences between races in this country. He just doesn't understand the nature of the job."

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Trump mocked in China’s state media for fleeing to bunker in the face of protests: ‘Mr President, don’t go hide’

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According to a report in The Guardian, Chinese state media and government leaders are mocking reports that Donald Trump fled to a secure bunker under the White House in the face of massive police brutality protests that reached the White House gates.

Following reports that a "rattled" Trump was ushered to safety by the Secret Service as police battled with George Floyd protesters in the streets of Washington, D.C, among other cities, officials in China took notice.

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