In an interview on CNN on Friday morning, New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman said aides to Donald Trump are “deflated” because he gave up the fight for his Census question and fear it could hurt him in the 2020 election.
Speaking with hosts John Berman and Bianna Golodryga, Haberman said the mood at the White House was somber following Trump’s announcement that he would give up the fight to put a citizenship question on the Census form.
“This is a fight a lot of conservatives are concerned about,” the reporter relayed. “So it has left people who are supportive of the president and supportive of this question feeling deflated. This is a fight where public opinion is generally on the side of the president, if you ask the question of voters, should this question be on the census, a majority of voters say yes. They don’t understand why the president came out swinging last week only to now say ‘Oh, it turns out my lawyers were right. We really can’t do anything and instead we’re going to try this other way.'”
“We hear this repeatedly from the president’s closest associates who are conservatives and his staunchest allies, ‘Oh, this is going to be a blow. This is going to cost him a certain percentage of the vote,'” she added. “It may or may not, but it certainly has deflated morale and it has frustrated people at the White House who felt this was all chaos internally.”
Mike Pence to headline ‘intimate’ $35,000 per couple fundraiser at gay-owned private club
Location reportedly revealed by chef during hearing on felony assault and domestic violence charges
Vice President Mike Pence will headline a $35,000-per-couple fundraiser at a private club owned by two gay men in Aspen, Colorado Monday evening.
The invitation, sent by Bob Jenkins, vice chair of Pitkin County Republicans, calls it "an intimate high dollar reception," and says, "we would like you to participate if possible. Additionally, please quietly spread the word," according to The Aspen Times.
‘Warning lights are flashing,’ says Elizabeth Warren, detailing plan to stave off impending financial crisis
Democratic presidential hopeful warns of "a number of serious shocks on the horizon that could cause our economy's shaky foundation to crumble."
"Warning lights are flashing," Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote Monday, predicting an economic crisis within two years unless federal regulators and Congress take swift action.
The Democratic presidential contender outlined the reasons for her concerns and plans to address them in a Medium post entitled "The Coming Economic Crash—And How to Stop It."
How Julian Assange turned his London refuge into an election meddling command post
Surveillance reports obtained by CNN reveal that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received in-person deliveries, potentially of hacked materials related to the 2016 US election, during a series of suspicious meetings at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The reports also describe how Assange turned the embassy into a command center and orchestrated a series of damaging disclosures that rocked the 2016 presidential campaign in the United States. Despite being confined to the embassy while seeking safe passage to Ecuador, Assange met with Russians and world-class hackers at critical moments, frequently for hours at a time. He also acquired powerful new computing and network hardware to facilitate data transfers just weeks before WikiLeaks received hacked materials from Russian operatives. These stunning details come from hundreds of reports compiled for the Ecuadorian government by UC Global, a private Spanish security company. They chronicle Assange's movements and provide an unprecedented window into his life at the embassy. They also add a new dimension to the Mueller report, which cataloged how WikiLeaks helped the Russians undermine the U.S. election.