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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.

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.”

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“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.”

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 worst thing he’s done’: GOP insider freaks out about what Trump’s racist attacks mean for 2020

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A Republican Party insider has told the Washington Examiner's David Drucker that President Donald Trump's racist attacks against four Democratic congresswomen are doing real damage to his efforts to get reelected in 2020.

In particular, GOP insiders fear the president is permanently driving away the suburban women and college-educated white voters that he will need to secure any kind of victory next year, as these voters will not want to be associated with overt racism.

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Christian missionaries who cited ‘God’s will’ to get out of paying taxes ordered to pay $2.3 million

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A family of Christian missionaries in Australia who said that paying taxes was "against God's will" have been ordered to pay $2.3 million by the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

ABC.au reports that missionaries Fanny Alida Beerepoot and Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot on Wednesday were ordered to pay millions of dollars in a dispute over unpaid taxes.

The court, which found that both Beerepoots failed to pay $930,000 in income taxes and other charges in 2017, ordered them to fork over more than $2 million after they couple tried arguing that God did not want them to pay taxes.

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Trump targeted Ilhan Omar the same way neo-Nazis targeted me: Progressive comedian

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President Donald Trump's attacks on four progressive women of color have outraged many across the nation.

And as progressive comedian and commentator Dean Obeidallah wrote for the Daily Beast, the president's attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) we're personal for him for a very difficult reason.

"Donald Trump’s vile smear of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the hijab-wearing member of Congress, as a supposed supporter of terrorism sounded instantly familiar to me," wrote Obeidallah. "You see, Trump-loving neo-Nazis at The Daily Stormer spewed that identical type of dangerous rhetoric at me too in an effort to destroy my reputation and incite death threats. And they did it for the very same reason Trump defamed Omar, namely because both Omar and I had dared to criticize Trump."

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