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‘He’s been in over his head since he took the oath of office’: Trump biographer says his problems ‘are coming home to roost’

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President Donald Trump’s insecurity and lack of intellectual sophistication are at the heart of the increasing chaos in the White House since the “blue wave” in the midterm elections, a Trump biographer explained on MSNBC.

Tim O’Brien wrote the 2005 book Trump Nation and joined “Hardball” host Chris Matthews on Wednesday.

“Your thoughts about Trump, why is he in this funk?” Matthews asked. “Why is he hiding, why is he in a cocoon?”

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“I don’t think that there’s anything particularly new here,” O’Brien answered. “The Trump administration has been a center of chaos and a locus of chaos since the president was inaugurated.”

O’Brien said Trump has “had staff turmoil, he’s had staff turnover, he’s been in over his head from the second he took the oath of office.”

“I think we’re in for two more years of this — we may have six more years of this — because it boils down to the fact that the president lacks the intellectual and emotional discipline and sophistication to manage a large organization,” O’Brien explained.

“Ideology and partisan politics aside, he is not good at managing people or process — he surrounds himself with third-tier people who don’t challenge him, because he’s insecure,” he continued. “And those problems are coming home to roost now.”

“But the Trump we’re seeing right now is the Donald Trump who’s always existed,” O’Brien continued. “He ran his business this way. He got up late in the morning, he didn’t pay attention to detail, he cracked under pressure and he tried to paper all of that through the force of personality and marketing — which he was able to do when he was running the Trump Organization that had maybe two dozen employees.”

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“The federal government employees 2 million people,” he added.

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The pandemic has exposed a disturbing fact about who the government helps most

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In January 2020, the NASDAQ stock market’s index stood just under 10,000. In the March crash, it fell to 7,000. As of July 10, 2020, it hit 10,600. The U.S. government’s economic policies produced a “recovery” for the rich who own the vast bulk of stocks. Their holdings are worth more now than before COVID-19 hit us. The other major benchmarks for securities, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard and Poor 500, show similarly dramatic, slightly smaller recoveries.

Massive government economic intervention—what most of its current beneficiaries have always denounced—subsidized those recoveries. The Federal Reserve pumped unprecedented amounts of new money into the U.S. economy after mid-March. That money poured into the stock market and fueled its rise. The U.S. Treasury provided unprecedented direct cash supports to much of corporate America.

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Trump fan refuses to let go after he’s banned from favorite restaurant for being a jerk — and he wants Fox News to get him back in

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A Minnesota man complained that he was kicked out of a restaurant for supporting President Donald Trump -- but the owners say he was banned for being a jerk.

Greg Aberle told the conservative Alpha News website that he was banned from Porter Creek Hardwood Grill for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, saying he's spent about $90,000 at the Burnsville eatery at least twice a year for nearly a decade, reported Bring Me The News.

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The View’s Meghan McCain turns on Fauci after blaming him for resurgence of COVID-19 — then gets schooled by Whoopi Goldberg

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"The View's" Meghan McCain confessed that she has "turned" on Dr. Anthony Fauci.

During Thursday's show, the co-hosts addressed the new InStyle profile on Fauci, who has been barred from appearing on TV. Joy Behar loved the photo because it showed off his Italian heritage and how tough he is.

"I thank god every day that there are some adults left who are looking out for us," she said. "So, I thank Fauci. I thank even Mitt Romney for standing up when every coward in that Republican leadership has said nothing. Radio silence about every sin committed by [Trump]. I thank Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. I'm so happy there are a few adults left, and Fauci is one of them, and I want him to speak out more. Let's not -- this is worth repeating: Are you going to trust an ivy league educated epidemiologist like Fauci or somebody who tells you to drink bleach and face the sunlight to kill the virus? I mean, really."

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