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Trump prefers ‘picking fights’ to planning strategies because of something boxer Mike Tyson said: report

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President Donald Trump hates working from a plan, and instead prefers to improvise based on advice he learned from boxer Mike Tyson.

One adviser recalls trying to convince the president to consider a strategic plan, but instead he launched into a story about the former world heavyweight champion, reported Axios.

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth,” Trump told the adviser, quoting his friend Tyson.

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Numerous reports have suggested the White House lacks a plan for handling the Democratic House majority and the sprawling investigations involving Trump, his family and his associates — but the adviser said the president wasn’t frustrated by that.

“He gets frustrated when there is a plan,” the adviser told Axios. “He’s not a guy who likes a plan. … There’s an animosity towards planning, and there’s a desire to pick fights that have nothing to do with us.”

Trump likes to quote Tyson to show why detailed strategies can be pointless, according to the adviser and another senior administration official.

“We can plan all this stuff out but it’ll change,” the president said, according to the adviser. “So let’s just not go through the effort.”

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However, the adviser said Trump was wrong — “this stuff … absolutely is predictable” — but a third senior official insisted the president did like to know plans were in place, even if he did not personally like discussing them.


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Bill Maher rips Trump and ‘the gang that couldn’t do treason straight’ on Real Time

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HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher ripped the incompetence of the Trump administration after acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney confessed that there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine in Rudy Giuliani's search for foreign election assistance.

"It's not just that he's always breaking the law, it's that he obviously wants you to know about it," Maher said. "The Joker doesn't want to get caught this bad."

"This is Trump's definition of three-dimensional chess, 'I'm going to distract you from impeaching me by committing more crimes," he said.

"It's like he comes home and Melania says to him, 'you have lipstick on your color,' and he says, 'you should see my d*ck,'" Maher said.

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‘Stand with Hong Kong’ shirts fill the stands at Nets game as NBA is protested for China subservience

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The National Basketball Association was protested on Friday for bowing to pressure from China.

The NBA has been harshly criticized for standing by the oppressive regime instead of standing in solidarity with the pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

"Producer and activist Andrew Duncan bought 300 tickets to tonight's Nets vs Raptors game and is hosting hundreds of Chinese pro-Democracy activists to protest the NBA," New York magazine correspondent Yashar Ali reported Friday. "They're all wearing 'Stand With Hong Kong' T-shirts."

Photos from the protest:

1. Producer and activist Andrew Duncan bought 300 tickets to tonight's Nets vs Raptors game and is hosting hundreds of Chinese pro-Democracy activists to protest the NBA.

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Trump polling close friends over whether he should fire Mulvaney: report

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President Donald Trump is considering firing Mick Mulvaney, his acting White House chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, The Atlantic reported Friday.

"Mick Mulvaney's job was in danger even before his disastrous press conference yesterday, and his equally disastrous attempt to walk that performance back," The Atlantic reported. "The fumble could not have been more poorly timed: According to multiple current and former White House officials, many of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity to relay private conversations, Trump has been steadily souring on Mulvaney for weeks."

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