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‘This was a humiliation’: Report shows how Trump’s spiteful firing of John Kelly blew up in his face

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is finally leaving his role in the administration, but it’s not clear who will be taking over.

And according to a new report from Vanity Fair reporter Gabriel Sherman, President Donald Trump has his own shallow spite to blame for this embarrassing state of affairs.

Sherman reported in a new piece Monday that the decision to oust Kelly and replace him with the vice president’s Chief of Staff Nick Ayers was made on Friday, and Kelly himself was supposed to be able to make the announcement to the staff on Monday. But it all fell apart. Trump was reportedly angry that Kelly tried to force him to promote Deputy Chief of Staff Zachary Fuentes to become interim chief of staff. According to Sherman, Trump was also mad that Kelly had been “badmouthing” him.

So on Saturday, Trump announced to the press pool that Kelly would be leaving by the end of the year.

“John wanted to announce his own departure,” one source told Sherman. “This was a humiliation,”

But then Ayers pulled the rug out from under Trump, According to Sherman, he insisted that, even after he had agreed to take Kelly’s job, he would only stay in it for a few months, which was unacceptable to Trump. Sherman also found that Ayers was reluctant to endure the scrutiny — particularly of his conspicuous finances — that was bound to come with the job.

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Now Ayers is out, and few others appear excited about the prospect of taking on the job in this White House. Perhaps most embarrassingly, Sherman reports Reince Priebus has been discussed a possible Kelly replacement — the first chief of staff Trump fired.

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Shell-shocked manufacturers hammer Trump’s plan to impose sweeping new China tariffs: ‘We’re barely profitable now’

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According to a report from the Washington Post, President Donald Trump is considering yet another wave of tariffs aimed at China, which has American manufacturers and farmers stunned after the economic battering they have already sustained during his trade wars.

The Post reports that the Trump administration is considering new tariffs on virtually all imports from China, which is receiving major pushback from representatives attending hearings being held by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

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Informal Trump legal advisor urges potential witnesses to ‘spit in the face’ of House committee chairs

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Joseph E diGenova

On Monday, Politico reported that House Democrats, enraged at the White House's blanket use of executive privilege to stonewall all attempts to call witnesses in the investigation of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump, are weighing the idea of calling Trump associates who have never worked in the White House, including former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Trump campaign chairman Corey Lewandowski.

But according to Joseph DiGenova, a former federal prosecutor and Fox News commentator who represented two witnesses in former special counsel Robert Mueller's probe and gives Trump informal legal advice, these witnesses should just "spit in the face" of investigators.

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Donald Trump Jr torn to shreds for suggesting his dad has been treated worse than slaves and Native Americans

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Donald Trump Jr. thinks his father has been treated worse than any human in American history -- including slaves, Native Americans and presidents who have been assassinated while in office.

After President Donald Trump told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that "there's never been a time in the history of our country where somebody was so mistreated as I have been," Trump Jr. jumped on Twitter to defend his father and simply said that "he's right."

He’s right. https://t.co/ZRlenHkXrq

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