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Readers pummel WaPo for saying ‘nothing matters’ besides Melania’s ‘glorious hat’ of ‘pure white light’

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The Washington Post really liked Melania Trump’s hat. On the day in which French president Emmanuel Macron came for an official state visit so that he could hopefully push President Trump into not scrapping the nuke deal that has assured Iran doesn’t have the bomb, a Post writer went so far as to say “nothing else mattered.”

“The day began with a hat. It ended with the hat, too. Not literally, but nostalgically,” the Post‘s Robin Givhan wrote. “Over the course of 12 hours, no Cézanne at the National Gallery, no forest of cherry blossom branches, no Clinton or Bush china, no goat cheese gâteau, not even Chanel haute couture could compare to that magnificent halo of pure white light perched atop first lady Melania Trump’s perfectly groomed head. Nothing else mattered. There was nothing else.”

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The post is quickly rising to the top of The Post‘s most-read stories, and not all readers are pleased.

“Melania has finally found her calling as first lady: wearing clothes. Well, done,” writes one reader in the comments.

“What does the hat or the clothes worn by anyone have to do with anything that matters? The breathless excitement of the prose over the white ‘halo’ hovering above the first lady’s head is silly and–and having the ‘story’ on the front page is, well, sad,” writes another.

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French first lady Brigitte Macron and Melania Trump/From Melania Trump’s Twitter

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Some people liked the hat and Givhan’s work on it. Many of them also took it as an occasion to bash former first lady Michelle Obama

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“Thank you for this article, Mrs. Givhan and WaPo. For a blessed few minutes, it makes things seem almost normal, a time when we women in particular can allow ourselves to muse about and make our private decisions about such issues as hat and white or not, as if they mattered somehow,” wrote another. “For a time we are transported back to the golden days of Jack and Jackie. Or we are free to indulge ourselves mentally comparing Melania’s way to Michelle’s. What happy respite it is to turn off, at least for a minute or two, the tawdry and the tacky and the tarnish, even to appreciate the Trumps’ painstaking play-acting things are normal in the White House.”

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The French and American first families/Screenshot

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Some saw a huge irony in the connection between Trump supporters praising the hat worn by a European immigrant who worked briefly as a nude model before meeting her wealthy husband and those same people bashing Michelle Obama, a Harvard Law alumnus.

The Post‘s tweet is getting ratio’d hard, with some readers complaining about the normalization of the Trump regime.

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Ex-White House aide describes Trump’s abusive tantrums when he doesn’t get his way: ‘Not normal at all’

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Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, former Donald Trump advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman backed up assertions in the book " A Very Stable Genius" that the president is prone to tantrums when he doesn't get his way and becomes abusive to staffers and cabinet members alike.

Speaking with host Alex Witt, Omarosa -- who wrote an insider's account of life in the White House after she was unceremoniously fired -- said there was little in the new book that surprised her.

Digging into her Oval Office days, the former adviser and longtime Trump associate described the president's "zero to 200" screaming jags when displeased.

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Ex-Bush aide admits GOP would have removed Obama if he did ‘one tenth of what Trump has done’

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A former strategist for former President George W. Bush accused Republican lawmakers of hypocrisy on Sunday for for failing to honestly consider the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Matthew Dowd, a campaign strategist-turned-media-analyst, made the remarks in a tweet on Sunday.

"Deep in their hearts the Republicans in Congress know that if Obama had done one tenth of what President Trump has done they would have voted to impeach and convict him," Dowd wrote. "And Fox News would have been cheering them on. And Trump would have been pushing for it from the sidelines."

Deep in their hearts The republicans in Congress know that if Obama had done one tenth of what president trump has done they would have voted to impeach and convict him. And Fox News would have been cheering them on. And trump would have been pushing for it from the sidelines.

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‘Opportunistic’ Trump has an ulterior motive for hyping Virginia gun rally on MLK day: MSNBC guest

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During a panel discussion on MSNBC's "AM Joy," the Reverend Mark Thompson claimed that President Donald Trump is sending a message to his rabid base by hyping up a pro-gun rally in Virginia on Martin Luther King Day.

Addressing the rally to be held in Richmond, which has the entire state on edge and forced lawmakers to ban weapons at the event in the name of safety, Thompson told host Joy Reid it was accident that the president linked the rally to a day when Americans celebrate the life of the civil rights leader who was gunned down in 1968 in Memphis.

Asked about Trump's tweets about the rally, the reverend called them disgraceful.

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