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‘Who’s that?’ Trump had no idea who John Boehner was after winning the election: report

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An explosive report from New York Magazine revealed Wednesday that when President Donald Trump was elected he didn’t know who former House Speaker John Boehner was.

In a conversation with Roger Ailes, the former Fox News Chief suggested that Trump look at former Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) as his chief of staff. Boehner had stepped down from Congress the year previously.

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“You need a son of a b*tch as your chief of staff,” he told Trump. “And you need a son of a b*tch who knows Washington. You’ll want to be your own son of a b*tch, but you don’t know Washington.”

When Ailes suggested Boehner, Trump reportedly asked “Who’s that?”

Trump had no interest in appointing a strong person to be the chief of staff, New York Magazine reported. He first considered son-in-law Jared Kushner. Ann Coulter had to be the one to take Trump aside and explain to him what the rules were.

“Nobody is apparently telling you this,” she said. “But you can’t. You just can’t hire your children.”

Trump did it anyway and the Justice Department developed a ruling on whether nepotism laws applied to Trump.

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He also reportedly had a hard time paying attention when Sam Nunberg was sent to explain the Constitution to the candidate. Trump’s response made it sound like he was an elementary school civics class. The lack of information prompted Ailes to view Trump as a “f*cking idiot.”

Trump ultimately decided on Reince Priebus for his chief of staff, but the former Republican National Party chair was warned what it would be like working for “the Donald.”

“Here’s the deal,” a close Trump associate cautioned Priebus. “In an hour meeting with him, you’re going to hear 54 minutes of stories, and they’re going to be the same stories over and over again. So you have to have one point to make, and you pepper it in whenever you can.”

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Priebus was quickly undercut with the appointment of senior aide Steve Bannon, who Trump put on the same level.

New York Magazine also painted an alarming portrait of what election night looked like for the Trump family.

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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