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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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Michael Avenatti says he has El Chapo’s former jail cell — which the drug dealer described as ‘torture’: report

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Attorney Michael Avenatti, the colorful attorney who came to prominence representing Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump, is unhappy with his jail conditions.

On Monday, his attorney wrote to the federal judge overseeing his trial to complain about the jail conditions Avenatti is experiencing during pre-trial detention.

Scott Srebnick, Avenatti's attorney, wrote to Judge Paul Gardephe to complain about the "notorious 10-South" section of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where he is being held in the Special Housing Unit.

"He is in a cell reportedly once occupied by El Chapo, on a floor that houses individuals charged with terrorism offenses," Avenatti's attorney wrote.

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It is Greta Thunberg vs Donald Trump at climate-focused Davos gathering of economic elites: report

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The starkly opposed visions of US President Donald Trump and Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on climate change will clash in Davos on Tuesday as the World Economic Forum tries to face up to the perils of global warming on its 50th meeting.

The four-day gathering of the world's top political and business leaders in the Swiss Alps gets under way seeking to meet head-on the dangers to both the environment and economy from the heating of the planet.

Trump, who has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change, is set to give the first keynote address of Davos 2020 on Tuesday morning, on the same day as his impeachment trial opens at the Senate in Washington.

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‘Which Senator up this year most deserves to lose?’: Preet Bharara flooded with replies to provocative question

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Former United States Attorney Preet Bharara asked his 1.2 million Twitter followers a provocative question on the eve of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

With worries that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is presiding over a sham trial, many analysts have suggested that the Senate itself will be on trial.

"Which Senator up this year most deserves to lose?" Bharara, who was fired by Trump, asked.

There are a number of potentially vulnerable Republicans facing voters in 2020, including McConnell himself, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

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