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White House sources say Trump is ‘frustrated’ and lashing out at allies for not defending him after Putin fiasco: report

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Donald Trump may be experiencing the most difficult week of his presidency and is reacting by doubling-down again and again, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal.

Trump is frustrated by being told he can’t be seen as too close to the Russian dictator who likely helped install him in office, being told he can’t criticize the Federal Reserve and that he can’t slam the intelligence agencies which have told the American people of Russia’s plot to support Trump in the 2016 election.

“All he’s hearing in D.C. is ‘you can’t do this, you can’t do that.’ He can’t criticize the Fed, he can’t criticize the intelligence community,” said a source close to Trump. “He’s obviously going to get frustrated by the can’t-do mentality.”

Trump will never listen to advice, the story said.

“The president doesn’t respect norms,” the source said. “Norms are rules written by somebody else.”

Even when his team thought they had agreed to a plan with Trump, he bungled it.

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The plan before his meeting with Vladimir Putin had been to spin the indictments as a positive, with Trump set to “shove it in Putin’s face and look strong doing it.”

Instead he rolled over and gave equal creditability to Putin and American intelligence.

The Journal talked to Andy Card, chief of staff to President George W. Bush, who said this was likely Trump’s worst week yet.

“I think he had the most challenging week of his presidency in terms of living up to his own expectations,” said Card. “I do think he’s come to recognize that it didn’t go the way he thought it would go… I’m not sure he likes learning the lessons he’s learned.”

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Trump-loving actor hilariously roasted for complaining that a Canadian team won’t visit the White House

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Kevin Sorbo, a Trump-loving actor best known for playing Hercules in the TV series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," drew instant ridicule this week after he bitterly complained about a Canadian team that wouldn't visit President Donald Trump at the White House.

Earlier this week, Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green said that his team would not accept an invitation to the White House thanks to the behavior of President Donald Trump.

"I try to respect everybody in every field that they do regardless of how crazy things are," Green explained. "But he makes it really hard. He makes it very, very tough to respect how he goes about things and does things. To put it politely, I think it’s a hard no."

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Teen brutally attacks Hispanic mother after she got him suspended by school for racist abuse of her son

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A student at New Jersey school has been accused of brutally beating a Hispanic mother after she complained about her son being subjected to racist abuse.

NJ.com reports that 35-year-old Beronica Ruiz, whose son attends the Passaic Gifted and Talented Academy School No. 20 in Passaic, New Jersey, went to complain to administrators after her son had been subjected to bigoted taunts and threats of violence from other students.

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E. Jean Carroll’s rape allegations against Trump exposed a depressing fact about the American public — according to this conservative

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This week, former advice columnist E. Jean Carroll published explosive allegations that President Donald Trump had raped her in a department store in the 1990s. In response, the President tweeted that she was "not his type" and that he'd never met her.

As the Democratic debates begin, media commenters wondered why a credible accusation of rape against a sitting President is not enough to permanently sink his chances at re-election, with some blaming the media for moving on too fast.

Writing in the conservative publication The Bulwark, Jonathan V. Last notes that the media did its job. And that it's the US public that lacks the moral compass to ditch the president, despite multiple allegations of sexual assault.

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