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Trump asked the Guggenheim for a Van Gogh to hang in the White House — here’s what they offered instead

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump asked the Guggenheim Museum to loan them a Van Gogh painting for the White House residence, said the Washington Post on Thursday.

However, the museum offered the first couple a consolation prize: A solid gold toilet called “America.”

The White House reportedly asked the famous art museum if the Trumps could “borrow” Vincent Van Gogh’s painting “Landscape with Snow.”

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In an email, museum curator Nancy Spector said the Guggenheim could not accommodate the White House’s request.

“The curator’s alternative: an 18-karat, fully functioning, solid gold toilet – an interactive work entitled ‘America’ that critics have described as pointed satire aimed at the excess of wealth in this country,” said the Post.

“America” was installed for public use at the Guggenheim for a year, but that exhibit has closed and the toilet is now available, Spector said, and artist Maurizio Cattelan said he would be more than willing to offer the sculpture to the Trumps as a “long-term loan.”

“It is, of course, extremely valuable and somewhat fragile, but we would provide all the instructions for its installation and care,” she wrote.

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House Judiciary Committee considering vote to hold Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress: report

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On Thursday, the Washington Post reported that the House Judiciary Committee is considering a vote to hold President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in contempt of Congress, after a lengthy hearing on Wednesday in which Lewandowski aggressively attacked members of the committee and admitted that he routinely lies to media outlets.

This development comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told members of her caucus that she supports holding Lewandowski in contempt.

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Georgia substitute teacher fired for allegedly putting students on racist list of ‘angels’ and ‘devils’

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On Thursday, the Daily Mail reported that a substitute teacher at Awtrey Middle School in Cobb County, Georgia has been fired after children complained that he was branding "black children as devils and white children as angels."

Students took pictures of the note and sent it to their parents, causing outrage.

"A substitute teacher was fired after school administration was made aware that the substitute composed two lists, one titled 'angels' and the other titled 'devils,'" said one school administrator. "The names of black and white students appeared in both columns."

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Public school employee pawned school-issued gun because he needed gas money: report

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A Florida man's need for gas money has landed him in jail.

"A former Pinellas County school guardian was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of false verification of ownership for pawning a handgun and other items issued to him by the Sheriff’s Office," the Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday.

It allegedly occurred multiple times.

"Detectives started looking into Erick Russell, 37, after he was arrested Sept. 5 on charges of domestic battery and false imprisonment," the newspaper reported. "They discovered Russell had pawned his sheriff’s-issued Glock 17 9 mm firearm and two magazines on three occasions during a one-month period from July 2 to Aug. 1."

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