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Gary Cohn resigning as Trump’s economic adviser after losing fight over tariffs: report

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President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn has resigned Tuesday after unsuccessfully lobbying the president not to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum.

The New York Times reported Cohn’s resignation, which came weeks after Trump floated the idea of making the economic adviser his chief of staff amid tensions with Gen. John Kelly, the man currently in the position. Cohn’s resignation also came hours after the president lauded his White House, claiming “everyone” wanted to work there. This marks the third high-profile departure from the White House in the past month after the resignation of alleged domestic abuser Rob Porter and communications director and longtime Trump employee Hope Hicks.

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Reports about Cohn mulling his resignation surfaced shortly after Trump’s surprise tariff announcement last week. The adviser also reportedly considered leaving the administration after the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last August amid the backlash from the president claiming there were “very fine people” among the neo-Nazis and Klansmen gathered to defend a Confederate statue.

White House officials who alerted the Times to Cohn’s resignation insisted “there was no single factor” leading him to make the decision, but the report noted that it came on the heels of news that the economic adviser was dissatisfied with the president’s tariffs and the potential trade war they will catalyze. Earlier on Tuesday, CNBC reported that Trump suspected Cohn would resign over the tariffs.

In a statement, Trump called Cohn a “rare talent” and thanked him for his “dedicated service,” while Kelly said he would miss the former chief economic adviser.

“I am grateful to the president for giving me this opportunity and wish him and the administration great success in the future,” Cohn said in the joint statement with the president and chief of staff.

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Morning Joe drops bomb on Trump about impeachment support in states he desperately needs in 2020

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Kicking off Tuesday's "Morning Joe" on MSNBC, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski busted out the latest polling numbers about support for impeachment in key battleground states and let Donald Trump know he is deeply underwater.

Jumping right into it, the Brzezinski said, "Half of voters in six states that helped carry Trump to victory in 2016 say they support the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into the president. According to the latest New York Times/Siena College poll put that support at 50 percent of voters in Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Arizona -- 45 percent say they oppose."

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Can the Trump cult be deprogrammed?

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A new Gallup poll finds that at least 50 percent of the American people want Donald Trump to be impeached and removed from office. That's three times higher than the percentage of Americans who supported impeaching Richard Nixon during the early stages of the impeachment process. Trump could become the first American president to run for re-election after being impeached in the House of Representatives.

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Stephen Colbert rips ‘idiot’ GOP senator for defending Trump’s unconstitutional self-dealing

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"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert returned from New Zealand for a new show that aired Monday evening.

"I have been as far from the insatiable black hole of news that is Donald Trump as you can get on this planet.

I've heard there have been some developments over the last 10 days that did not go well for Donnie,"

The host ripped Trump's 71-minute press conference.

"Seventy-one minutes is not a press conference, it's a one man show," he explained. "If you liked 'Fleabag,' you'll love Donald Trump in 'Douchebag,'" he said.

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