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‘Trump is hated by everyone in the White House’ and burnt out staff are scrambling for the exit: report

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According to a report in Vanity Fair, White House staffers working for President Donald Trump put on a happy face after his State of the Union address, but privately are miserable and looking to exit.

“Trump is hated by everyone inside the White House,” one former White House official confided.

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According to the report, “His shambolic management style, paranoia, and pattern of blaming staff for problems of his own making have left senior White House officials burned out and resentful.

Interviews with 10 former White House officials paint a picture of dysfunction, finger pointing, and bullying that has some — including Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney — looking for a quick exit.

“It’s total misery. People feel trapped,” a former official said. “Trump always needs someone to blame.”

The report states that the leak of President Trump’s daily schedule — which showed he spends 60 percent of his time luxuriating in “executive time” — was a warning shot that staffers are extremely unhappy with the president.

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“White House Communications Director Bill Shine has told friends he’s angry that Trump has singled him out for the bad press during the government shutdown,” Vanity Fair reports. “Bill is like, ‘you’re the guy who steps on the message more than anyone,’ said a Republican who’s spoken with Shine recently. Economic adviser Larry Kudlow has told people he’s probably got six months left. ‘Larry’s really tired of it all,’ a source close to Kudlow said.”

The report notes that one bone of contention is that Trump has increasingly turned the White House into a “family business” relying more and more on son-in-law Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

“This is a family affair, and if you’re not in the family, you’ve got problems,” a former official said, adding that Mulvaney was very unhappy with the couple keeping him from doing his job.

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“Mick is not entirely thrilled with the family,” a friend of Mulvaney’s admitted, adding that he wants to leave the White House for a cabinet post.

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MSNBC anchor blasts Trump’s ‘lunacy’ after ‘a Twitter tirade that sent the Dow spiraling’

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The New York Stock Exchange closed down over 600 points on Friday as President Donald Trump's trade war with China escalated.

MSNBC anchor John Heilemann said, "we’re hours away for the president taking off to the G7 summit in Bairritz, France, where allies are bracing for the Trump-fueled mayhem that is now 100% certain to ensue, with Trump like a drunken traveler in the departure lounge about to take a trip that he dreads, already sewing global chaos, days-long public meltdown typically moved from words to actions."

"Donald Trump beginning this day with a Twitter tirade that sent the Dow spiraling, closing down more than 600 points today and escalating his trade war with China with these norm-shattering, power-abusing words in this tweet," he said, putting the tweet on-screen.

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‘Making things worse’: National Farmer’s Union chief unloads on Trump in blistering statement on trade war

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Roger Johnson, the president of the National Farmers Union, delivered a blistering rebuke to President Donald Trump after he responded to new tariffs from China by issuing a purported "order" telling American companies to look for alternative places to manufacture their goods.

In an official statement, Johnson pointed out that farmers so far have felt the brunt of the president's trade war, as China has slapped heavy tariffs on key agricultural products such as soybeans.

He also crushed the president for failing to make any progress on reopening the Chinese market to American goods.

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Doctors treat Ruth Bader Ginsburg for tumor on her pancreas: SCOTUS spokesperson

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week had underwent a procedure to treat a tumor from her pancreas, a court spokesperson tells Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes.

According to the Court, "the tumor was treated definitively" with radiation "and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body."

The 86-year-old Ginsburg late last year underwent surgery to treat lung cancer and she returned to the bench this past February.

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