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Trump ordered a baffled Larry Kudlow to stop a nonexistent Amazon deal during his first week on the job: Ex-WH aide

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Former White House aide Cliff Sims’ explosive new book, titled “Team of Vipers,” has already rocked the Trump White House by portraying it as a chaotic war zone filled with self-serving, backstabbing staffers.

As The Atlantic’s Elaina Plott reports, Sims also has a telling anecdote about current Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow learning how to ignore the president’s crazy orders from his predecessor, Gary Cohn.

Within just days of starting the job, Sims writes, Kudlow was ordered by Trump to stop a “special deal” that Amazon was supposedly getting from the United States Postal Service, even though no such deal existed.

A flustered Kudlow was then advised by a laughing Cohn to do what he had been doing for months: Ignore Trump.

“Welcome to the White House… it’s total bullsh*t,” Cohn told Kudlow, according to Sims.

“I shouldn’t do anything about this?” Kudlow asked Cohn, who replied that he should just pretend Trump never said anything to him.

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“Now you know why I’m so happy to be leaving,” Cohn said, according to Kudlow.

During his tenure as a Trump economic adviser, Cohn reportedly stopped the president from launching a trade war with ally South Korea by stealing documents from his desk, which subsequently caused the president to forget that he’d ever planned to slap Seoul with tariffs in the first place.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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