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Trump got ‘tired of being told no’ by John Kelly — so now he doesn’t tell his chief of staff anything

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A chagrined President Donald Trump has increasingly left White House chief of staff John Kelly out of the loop because he felt “shackled” by him.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that according to White House insiders, Trump was “tired of being told no” by Kelly — and many of his more controversial recent decisions, such as congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on winning what many consider a “sham” election, were made without the chief of staff’s input.

According to another of the dozen insiders the AP spoke to on condition of anonymity, “once the rumors begin that an aide’s exit is forthcoming, the ‘stink’ on that staffer never leaves” in Trump’s West Wing. Because such speculation has been circulated about Kelly, people inside the White House fear that “chaos could return” as the chief of staff’s “public profile and behind-the-scenes influence has faded.”

The AP’s report noted that although Kelly lobbied the president to oust former national security adviser H.R. McMaster, he advised him against hiring neoconservative pundit John Bolton. Trump, however, offered Bolton the job in a private Oval Office meeting — and told his chief of staff about it after the fact.

In the early days of his tenure as chief of staff, Kelly was able to reign in Trump from speaking to and seeing controversial ex-aides. Recently, four of AP’s sources said, Trump shirked Kelly’s control and allowed controversial former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski into the White House after the chief of staff was “overruled.”

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Trump, AP reported, has “privately contemplated about recreating the freewheeling nature of his campaign and Trump Tower office.”


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Trump calls four Dem lawmakers ‘very racist troublemakers’ in latest angry Twitter tirade

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President Donald Trump on Monday once again launched an attack on Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in an angry Twitter tirade.

"The 'Squad' is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart," the president wrote. "They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!"

The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!

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Vogue editor Anna Wintour refuses to talk about Melania Trump so she can lavish praise on Michelle Obama

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Vogue editor and fashion doyenne Anna Wintour had little good to say about current First Lady Melania Trump in an interview with the Economist, choosing instead to lavish praise on Michelle Obama as the "best ambassador this country could possibly have."

In the interview, which can be heard below, Anna McElvoy wanted to talk about Melania but Wintour seemed to have no interest in the former fashion model from Slovenia who is currently the third wife of Donald Trump.

“[Melania] I think, very consciously, wanted to see herself as an ambassador for British fashion, in this case, or a transatlantic ambassador,” McElvoy asked, pointing to the first lady's recent trip to the U.K. “I mean, do you value that?”

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‘Offered up for abuse’: Jeffrey Epstein and Charlie Rose conferred about new assistants the PBS host could sexually harass

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Disgraced former PBS host Charlie Rose and accused billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein allegedly had conversations about women whom Rose should hire and whom he would then go on to sexually harass.

New York Magazine reporter Irin Carmon has a bombshell story about Epstein's call logs that show his regular interactions with multiple powerful men during a time when prosecutors say he was running a sex trafficking ring for underage girls.

Of particular interest are his calls with Rose, who was fired by PBS in 2017 after multiple women came forward to accuse him of being a serial sexual harasser.

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