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Trump official boasted to reporter that he gets away with ‘very controversial’ actions thanks to White House chaos

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With all of the coverage of President Donald Trump’s baffling tweets and other White House scandals, are there even more uncovered controversies that have simply flown under the radar thanks to the daily chaos spewing from the West Wing?

Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, while doing an “Ask Me Anything” session over at Reddit, hinted that there are lots of aspects of the federal government under Trump that would normally be getting far more scrutiny were it not for all the other scandals that have dominated the first two years of Trump’s presidency.

“A senior Trump administration gleefully noted to me a few months ago that their agency was doing things that would be very controversial in a normal world,” Swan wrote in response to a question about under-reported stories. “They have almost no oversight from the White House, Trump doesn’t care about their issue area, and the national media is obsessed with the Trump tweet of the day.”

All told, Swan said that this dynamic is “a bad combination and means they can operate with little scrutiny.”

Elsewhere in the Q&A session, Swan was asked how he dealt with reporting on a White House in which everyone is constantly trying to leak and undermine their colleagues.

“People I deal with are constantly trying to use me, and every other White House reporter, to advance their agendas,” he said. “The only way to guard against this is to start from the assumption that everything you’re told is false until proven otherwise.”

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Trump thinks he can create his own healthcare law that will take the issue off the table for Democrats

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One of the significant issues Republicans lost on in 2018 was their nearly decade-long crusade to unmake the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

This week Trump will announce that he's running for president again, and he promises a surprise announcement while there. While it's unclear what he intends for the surprise, one thing he is talking about is a better healthcare law than the Democratic one.

According to The New York Times, Trump is "vowing to issue the plan within a month or two, reviving a campaign promise with broad consequences for next year’s contest."

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Donald Trump whines: ‘My life has always been a fight’

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The full interview with President Donald Trump finally aired on ABC Sunday, revealing the shocking way that he views his life.

Trump lamented that he's had such a hard life, as the son of multi-millionaires who paid to get him out of trouble multiple times.

"You're a fighter. You, you, it feels like you're in a constant kind of churn--" host George Stephanopoulos began.

"Yeah, uh, my life has always been a fight," Trump said. "And I enjoy that I guess, I don't know if I enjoy it or not, I guess -- sometimes I have false fights like the Russian witch hunt. That's a false fight. That's a made-up, uh, hoax. And I had to fight that."

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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