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Trump once again seeking advice from ousted Steve Bannon as Chief of Staff Kelly is pushed to the side: report

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According to the Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump is giving up on asking White House insiders — including his own chief of staff — for advice and is reaching out to former staffers as his administration continues to be embroiled in daily chaos.

Among those he is in contact with? Former strategist Steve Bannon.

According to the report, Trump has become disenchanted with Chief of Staff John Kelly and has ignored his advice while lashing out at the media and his other perceived enemies, using former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani as his surrogate — not always to good effect.

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The report states Trump has “demoralized several members of his team,” including White House Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders who was reportedly furious about Giuliani’s appearance on Fox News. Trump’s freelancing has also undercut Kelly’s attempts to control the White House chaos.

“The president’s conduct disempowers Kelly and those in the White House who would be helpful in protecting him,” explained a White House official, adding that Kelly “has the ability to actually help the president and prevent chaos and ineffective messaging.”

According to the Journal, Trump’s latest turn to increased ranting and attacking could be the result of reaching out to bomb-throwing ex-aide Corey Lewandowski — bypassing Kelly by talking privately to the former campaign manager on the phone — and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro.

The report also states that a White House source has confirmed that Trump is again on speaking terms with Bannon, who was ousted in the wake of comments attributed to far-right conservative in Michael Wolff’s Trump book, “Fire and Fury.”

According to another White House insider, Trump is enjoying “his reality-show strategy.”

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“He’s vying for public opinion instead of worrying about the details,” the aide admitted.


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‘Would make your head spin’: Omarosa explains dynamics between ‘repulsed’ Melania Trump and the president

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Discussing yet another incident that saw first lady Melania Trump abruptly pull her hand away from her husband, Donald Trump, former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman -- who has known the couple for years -- hinted that they have a difficult relationship before adding that the president's wife often expresses disgust with him.

In an interview reported by the Daily Mail, Manigault Newman -- who got her start with the president on 'The Apprentice' -- recalled interactions between the two and labeled their relationship, which has included the president's dalliance with an adult film star, "very strange."

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‘Black Voices for Trump’ pastor whitewashes Jared Kushner’s racist comments as ‘absolutely true’

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Rev. John Coats, head of the "Black Voices for Trump" group, on Tuesday dismissed racist remarks made by President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

In an interview on Fox News on Monday, Kushner had slammed Black Americans for "complaining" and suggested that they do not want to be successful.

Coats was asked about the remarks during an interview on MSNBC.

"Did it hurt the campaign yesterday when a senior adviser used what many see as a racial stereotype, suggesting that Blacks don't want to be successful?" MSNBC's Chris Jansing asked the pastor.

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WATCH: Self-proclaimed racist gets himself fired and arrested after harassing Black men

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On Tuesday, 12 News reported that a Scottsdale, Arizona man seen proclaiming himself a racist and shouting slurs at two Black men in a viral video on Friday has lost his job and been arrested.

"Records show Scottsdale Police arrested Paul Ng, who is now facing disorderly conduct charges," reported Erica Stapleton. "The arrest comes after a video of the incident went viral over the weekend."

In the video, Ng approached 25-year-old YouTuber Dre Abram and his roommate, who were recording in Old Town Scottsdale for their podcast near Ng's condo. On the video, Ng can be heard saying, "I'm a racist," and "This is a no n****r zone." Abram posted the encounter to his social accounts, and it spread rapidly, with 182,000 shares on Instagram alone.

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