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John Bolton likely thinks Trump is a ‘moron’ and he has to stop him from ruining everything: Ex-aide

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Mark Groombridge, a former aide to current Trump national security adviser John Bolton, says that his former boss is likely staying on his job to stop President Donald Trump from making what he views as horrific strategic errors.

In an interview with The New Yorker, Groombridge said that Bolton probably doesn’t have a very high view of the president’s intellect, which is why he feels he’s desperately needed to coordinate the White House’s national security policy.

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“John is thinking, To the extent I can modify or mollify the President’s actions, I will,” he explained. “He is truly a patriot. But I wonder how he goes into work every day, because deep in his heart he believes the President is a moron.”

Given this, Bolton tailors his messaging to the president in ways that are best suited to hold his short attention span.

“Bolton gets to the point very fast,” a senior Administration official told The New Yorker. “He’s very brief, and the President appreciates that.”

Although Bolton is a much more aggressive hawk than Trump when it comes to using military force, the two of them nonetheless have a shared contempt for international treaties and institutions that they believe constrain American power, one official tells the publication.

Read the whole report here.

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham leaves job after never once briefing the press

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, who never once held a briefing, has reportedly lost her job.

CNN reported that Grisham is returning to the East Wing where she will serve as First Lady Melania Trump's spokesperson.

According to the report, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is considering Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany to replace Grisham.

Former Freedom Caucus spokesperson Alyssa Farah was also said to be under consideration for the job.

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The hype behind Trump’s unproven coronavirus drug started off as a bizarre Twitter chat that soon landed on Fox News

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On the same day coronavirus was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, three strangers found one another on Twitter and discussed their hopes for a treatment using the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine.

That March 11 conversation between a cryptocurrency investor, a law school graduate and a self-described philosopher led to a paper published two days later on Google Docs -- which falsely claimed the approval of two major universities and the National Academy of Sciences -- and soon landed them on Fox News, reported Politico.

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Scathing column rips Jared Kushner for being a dangerous ‘doofus’ over his coronavirus bungling

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Writing in The Guardian this Tuesday, Arwa Mahdawi contends that although some like to characterize Jared Kushner as a "supervillain," he lack the charisma for such a title. But in many way, his lack of charisma is one of his greatest strengths, because it has helped him fly under the radar.

"Politics has become a reality TV show and quiet Kushner is often too boring to bother with; it is far more interesting to focus on his glamorous wife, Ivanka Trump, or his garrulous father-in-law," Mahdawi writes. "Yet over the past few years Kushner has managed to insert himself into the highest levels of decision-making while largely remaining behind the scenes."

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