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Omarosa grew ‘fed up’ with Trump’s handling of racial issues — and was tempted to quit after Charlottesville: report

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Former reality TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman, who was fired this week from her job as a Trump White House aide, reportedly was tempted to quit the Trump administration this past summer over her frustration with President Donald Trump’s handling of neo-Nazi rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia.

An unnamed “White House official” tells BuzzFeed that Omarosa had grown increasingly “fed up” with the way Trump and his administration handle racially charged issues — and she was apparently frustrated at being the only woman of color in Trump’s White House.

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“She struggled with being an African-American senior staffer, with all the racial incidents in the White House, and I think it was starting to weigh on her,” the source explained.

Trump has a long history of making racist statements — such as his remark that Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s “Mexican” heritage prevented him from being able to fairly preside over the Trump University lawsuit — but Omarosa has nonetheless stood by him publicly until her firing this week.

BuzzFeed’s source also said that the Trump White House was a “draining” place to work because it always seemed to flail wildly from one crisis to the next.

Omarosa first became associated with President Donald Trump all the way back in 2004, when she was a contestant on his reality TV series “The Apprentice.” She again appeared on Trump’s show in 2013, when she was invited to appear on his “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” series.

She was a major surrogate for Trump during the 2016 presidential election, and she was given a plum job as a political aide in Trump’s White House.

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White House grants press access to Christian site whose founder called impeachment a ‘Jew coup’

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The White House granted press credentials to a Christian news site whose founder claimed that President Donald Trump's impeachment was a "Jew coup" organized by a "Jewish cabal" in anti-Semitic remarks.

Five employees of the Florida-based conservative Christian news outlet TruNews received press credentials from the White House to cover Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, founder Rick Wiles told The New York Times from a ski lodge reserved for press members by the Trump administration. The outlet was not granted special access to Trump, though TruNews' Edward Szall asked Ivanka Trump a question during a news conference, according to the report.

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Laura Ingraham wants to remove Adam Schiff from Congress: ‘It’s not clear that congressmen can’t be impeached’

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Fox News host Laura Ingraham floated a novel legal theory on Monday in an attempt to remove Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) from Congress: that members of Congress can be impeached.

"It’s not clear that congressmen can’t be impeached, by the way," Laura Ingraham told Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA).

"It's not clear that they cannot be impeached," she repeated.

Ingraham was simply wrong on the facts, the constitution does not allow the impeachment of members of Congress.

The constitutional mechanism to remove a member of Congress before the end of their two-year term is for two-thirds of the body to vote to expel the member.

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50 million trapped after China sealed off cities as virus death toll surges

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The United States and other nations raced to get their citizens out of the locked-down Chinese city at ground-zero of a virus epidemic on Tuesday, as the death toll surged to 106 and the number of confirmed infections doubled to over 4,500.

The deadly virus, which experts believe emanated from a wild animal market in the city of Wuhan last month, has triggered a desperate Chinese containment effort after spreading nationwide and to more than a dozen other countries.

The government has sealed off Wuhan and other cities in central Hubei province, effectively trapping more than 50 million people, including thousands of foreigners, in a bid to contain the virus as the high-travel Lunar New Year holiday unfolds.

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