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Trump ‘furious’ at his top outside adviser for getting caught in financial scandal: report

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President Donald Trump is allegedly “furious” with his close friend and former political adviser and deputy campaign manager David Bossie, according to a report from The Daily Beast.

Bossie is in the midst of a financial scandal. A political organization run by Bossie claimed it was fundraising money for conservative candidates. However, only a “tiny fraction” has supported the candidates, reported Axios.

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In light of the scandal, Trump and his team were ready to rebuke Bossie’s actions.

“The president’s reelection campaign had gone through multiple drafts of what several sources described as a harsh statement condemning Bossie’s conduct and the group he led,” The Daily Beast explained.

However, Trump’s team did not release a statement until Tuesday.

“A former senior Trump campaign aide and a current top outside adviser to the president—remained in the can. And sources familiar with the situation say that the campaign’s strategy of punishing Bossie had shifted,” the report explained.

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It’s unknown why Trump changed his mind at the last minute. However, his decision reveals more about the chaos in the White House.

“Why the shift took place is not entirely clear,” the report added. “But it reflects how often the political whims can and will shift within the president’s orbit as his advisers try to accommodate his moods without creating too much unnecessary, unforced drama.”

Trump was also furious about the Axios report that detailed Bossie’s dealings.

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“Trump was angry at a report from Axios that revealed how Bossie’s political group, the Presidential Coalition, had raised about $18.5 million since 2017 but had spent just $425,000 on actual political activity, a minuscule percentage for such a large outfit. The group spent even more than that buying books, including pro-Trump tracts authored by Bossie himself,” the report said.

Adding, “But few slights bother Trump more than the perception of someone profiting off his name, especially if those funds could have otherwise benefited the 2020 campaign. And, within hours of the report surfacing, the president had instructed aides to deal with it.”

In a statement Trump’s team said that they “condemn”  Bossie’s actions.

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Trump officials to face congressional grilling over president’s link to white nationalist terrorism

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Next week, Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are poised to question members of the Trump administration about the dangerous rise in white nationalist violence.

Just last weekend, a man slaughtered dozens of people in El Paso, Texas, after citing an "invasion" on the Southwest border.

In addition to questioning senior national security officials about the rise in white nationalism violence, they also plan to ask them whether they think President Donald Trump is instigating violent acts with his rhetoric, reports Greg Sargent in the Washington Post.

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Rev. Barber uses Bible to school Trump over crazed ‘Chosen One’ rant: ‘Quit your wicked life’

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The Rev. William Barber on Thursday schooled President Donald Trump for declaring himself the "Chosen One," while also approvingly quoting a talk-show host who described him as the "Second Coming of God."

In response to a tweet from "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough that highlighted the president's messianic quotes, Barber quoted from the fourth chapter of the Book of Daniel, which describes the ruin of Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar, a prideful ruler who bragged about the great city he had built.

"King Nebuchadnezzar... boasted, 'Look at this, Babylon the great! And I built it all by myself... to display my honor and glory!'" Barber wrote. "The words were no sooner out of his mouth than a voice out of heaven spoke, 'This is the verdict... your kingdom is taken from you.'"

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‘Unhinged, erratic and nuts’: Conservative warns Trump’s ‘chosen one’ outburst should set off alarms

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In her column for the Washington Post, conservative never-Trumper Jennifer Rubin implored Republicans to look deep down inside themselves and stop defending Donald Trump after the president bizarrely declared himself the "chosen one" while speaking to the press on Wednesday.

Under a headline, "Trump’s unhinged display should frighten everyone,"Rubin ticked off comments made by the president in the past week since he returned from vacation including expressing a desire to buy Greenland, proposing -- then backing off -- new tax policies and calling Jews "disloyal" and wondered what it will take for people to see that the president is "nuts."

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