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A major shakeup at the World Bank may lead to international challenges to Trump

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The abrupt resignation of the World Bank’s president may create an opening for the United States — but not necessarily in President Donald Trump’s favor.

CNN International reported Monday that Jim Yong Kim, the newly-resigned World Bank president, leaving the international organization three years ahead of his planned retirement may allow for the US to fill his spot due to the country’s traditional role in picking its leader.

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But because “Trump has repeatedly voiced disdain for multilateral institutions and questioned US foreign aid commitments,” it’s likely other countries — including developing nations — may push back against his authority, CNN noted.

Those same developing countries have become “increasingly opposed to US dominance over the global development bank,” the report added.

CNN noted that the Trump administration has enjoyed a close relationship with World Bank, with Ivanka Trump working to create a women’s initiative with the global lender and the president himself referring to Kim as a “friend” and a “great guy.”

“I might have even appointed him,” Trump said of the Korean-born and Iowa-raised leader at the 2017 G20 summit in Germany, “but I didn’t.”

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When Kim was appointed by President Barack Obama, the report added, he faced major opposition from Nigeria — the first time since the bank’s founding that a candidate faced such a challenge.

Read the entire report via CNN.

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‘The wheels are coming off’: MSNBC panel says Trump told his chief of staff to ‘walk the plank’

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Two MSNBC anchors discussed Thursday's whirlwind day of breaking news in scandals involving President Donald Trump.

The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" joined Brian Williams on "The 11th Hour" to discuss Trump holding the G7 Summit at his Trump National Doral Miami golf course and the White House acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, confessing that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine -- before attempting to walk back his confession.

"Did things change today, do you think?" Williams asked.

"I do feel like the wheels are coming off," Maddow said.

"For the Energy Secretary [Rick Perry] to resign, you've had two cabinet secretaries resign during the impeachment proceedings already, one of whom, the current one resigning tonight, the Energy Secretary, does appear to be involved in the scheme, at least on a couple of different levels. We have got the White House Chief of Staff who was sent out today, not only to make the, 'Yes, it was quid pro quo. Yes, we did it. What are you going to make of it?' article -- which was bracing, but then to take it back, simultaneously announcing this self-dealing, which is something more blatant than we’ve ever seen from any president in U.S. history," she explained.

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Rick Wilson rips Trump for holding G7 meeting at his ‘South Florida House of Bed Bugs Hotel’

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Republican strategist Rick Willson blasted President Donald Trump after the administration announced that the G7 meeting of world leaders would be held at his Trump National Doral Miami golf course.

Chief of staff and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced the severely under-performing resort would receive the lucrative contract during a contentious White House briefing.

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Trump impersonated a CNN anchor — and a US president — during epic meltdown at Texas speech

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President Donald Trump offered multiple impersonations during a campaign rally in Dallas, Texas on Thursday.

Trump showed the crowd his impersonation of a president of the United States -- and a CNN anchor.

"No guns. No religion. No oil. No natural gas," Trump said. "Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas under those circumstances. Couldn’t do it."

In fact, Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas when he ran for president as the state refused to print any ballots with his name.

He then showed the audience two impersonations as part of his 87-minute speech.

"I used it to say, I can be more presidential. Look," Trump said, as he shuffled awkwardly on stage.

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