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Devastating graphic featured by MSNBC’s Katy Tur destroys the White House spin on its staffing crisis

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The latest White House purge of staffers, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur examined why Donald Trump has so much trouble attracting and retaining quality employees.

“Everything is totally fine at the White House, don’t mind the historic staff turnover or the policy clashes or the porn star suing the president,” Tur said, sarcastically. “There’s nothing to see here.”

“Why all the trouble attracting and keeping advisers, strategists and big thinkers?” Tur wondered. “It could be the president’s erratic policy making, the fear of being drawn into the Mueller investigation, or the demands of loyalty from a leader who doesn’t respond in kind. Not exactly selling points for high quality hires.”

“So our big question of the day is, ‘who wants to be a White House staffer?’ The president says anyone he wants. The reporting shows that’s not exactly true,” Tur noted.

“Certainly the Mueller probe is a big part of this, it hovers over the entire West Wing. People inside are worried about legal exposure and mounting legal bills, if it comes to that,” Associated Press White House correspondent Jonathan Lemire suggested. “It is a tough environment in there, all the reporting we’ve done, morale is an all-time low, there are people in there doing three or four jobs at once and wearing down.”

“Still so many other open positions that have never been filled,” Tur reminded.

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“President Trump does not treat his staff well, he publicly embarrasses them and undermines them,” noted former White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “So if you know you’re going to get criticized or undermined by your boss before you even get there, and once you get there you’re not likely to have influence on the process, then why would you even go?”

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Don Trump Jr shamed for sucking up to his dad on Twitter: ‘Ivanka is still his favorite’

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President Donald Trump retweeted about a half dozen posts early Wednesday from his wife and children, but not one particularly approval-seeking tweet from his namesake son.

The president's namesake son hyped his father's promotion of the "American Dream" late Tuesday, but Trump didn't include that one among several others posted by Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Melania Trump, as well as another touting son-in-law Jared Kushner's Middle East peace plan.

"For the last 50 years our biggest net export has been The American Dream, but because of @realDonaldTrump we’ve brought that American Dream home, where it belongs," tweeted Donald Trump Jr. "He’s doing this for you, your children, and for your grandchildren. Let’s Keep America Great! #2020"

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Reporting team that busted Trump’s tax secrets crumbles — thanks to ‘wrecking ball’ NYT journalist

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In October 2018, The New York Times published a landmark story on how President Donald Trump and his siblings committed large-scale tax fraud in the 1990s to maximize their inheritance.

Even for a story about Trump, who is seemingly invulnerable to financial scandal, it was hugely consequential — among other things, it led to Trump's sister resigning as a federal judge — and the reporters won a Pulitzer Prize for their efforts.

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Joe Biden’s ‘Jim Crow moment’ was dreadful — but he may be Democrats’ best shot at beating Trump

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The Democratic Party's presidential nomination and the White House are Joe Biden's to win — unless he sabotages himself.

Last Tuesday while speaking at a fundraising speech in New York, Biden reflected on his early career in the Senate, working alongside Sen. James Eastland of Mississippi and and Sen. Herman Talmadge of Georgia, a pair of old-line segregationists:

I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland. He never called me 'boy,' he always called me 'son.' Well guess what? At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn't agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today, you look at the other side and you're the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don't talk to each other anymore.

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