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Former Trump Org exec sounds the alarms on the president’s behavior: ‘Much worse than when I worked for him’

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A former Trump Organization executive noted in an MSNBC interview Wednesday that although Donald Trump was a terrible boss when she worked for him in the 1980’s and early 90’s, he “may be much worse” now.

“Hmay be much worse than he was when I worked for him,” former Trump Organization executive Barbara Res told MSNBC’s Ari Melber. “We were able to control him and we had a good crew.”

Melber asked Res if Trump is “less controllable today” than he was when she knew him and she said he likely is.

In a column published earlier in the day by the New York Daily News, Res revealed a number of jarring historical anecdotes about Trump, including his demand that architects remove braille writing from the elevators in Trump Tower.

In those days, the former executive wrote, there were still people who were willing to stand up to him publicly — unlike the anonymous staffers who spoke to veteran journalist Bob Woodward for his new book or the senior official who penned an op-ed for the New York Times last week.

Comedian Baratunde Thurston lauded Res for writing the column because it “reminded us so many of the things we’ve known about Donald Trump — the lying, the cheating, the narcissism and the bullying.”

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Later in the interview, the former Trump Org executive said that although remaining anonymous opened the president’s aides to being called “cowards,” she doesn’t doubt the veracity of their claims.

“I‘m sure it’s true,” Res said. “I‘m sure everything they said was true.”

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Trump campaign manager counting on Florida ‘Hispanic outreach’ as president trails in state poll

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In a deep dive into why Donald Trump is so focused on Florida as he begins his re-election campaign, Politico reports that polls show the president is behind in the must-win state and that his campaign manager believes he can salvage the state with multiple Hispanic outreach initiatives.

Noting that the president is kicking off his bid to hang onto the Oval Office in Orlando on Tuesday night, the report states that those close to Trump claim he has an obsession with the state.

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The Supreme Court’s Virginia uranium ruling hints at the limits of federal power

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Virginia has the authority to ban uranium mining under state law, even as the federal government regulates the processing of nuclear fuel under the Atomic Energy Act, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Neil Gorsuch, joined by the court’s longest-serving and newest conservatives – Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh – rejected the idea that Congress’ plan for nuclear enrichment could override Virginia’s decision to prohibit uranium mining altogether. On that point, these three conservatives were in sync with three of the court’s liberals, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. This remarkably diverse coalition agreed that the “Commonwealth’s mining ban is not preempted” by federal authority. Chief Justice John Roberts filed a dissent.

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Cops defend tackling and handcuffing 12-year-old boy for roughhousing with his cousin

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Police officers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, have faced an onslaught of criticism after they handcuffed and arrested a 12-year-old black boy, the Associated Press reports.

Officers claimed the boy was being violent, trying to attack a man with a wooden pole. The boy's mother disputes that account. She claims her son was just playing with his cousin.

Carreion Baker told a local news outlet that he wasn't aware that officers were after him, which is why he didn't respond to their commands to stop.

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