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Trump ‘really mad’ at Jared Kushner for jeopardizing his 2020 re-election chances with crime bill

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President Donald Trump last year signed the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform package that was pushed strongly by son-in-law Jared Kushner.

However, Politico reports that the president has since soured on one of his few significant legislative accomplishments and is blaming Kushner for pushing him to back a bill that will not benefit him politically.

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“He’s really mad that he did it,” one source close to the president tells Politico. “He’s saying that he’s furious at Jared because Jared is telling him he’s going to get all these votes of all these felons.”

The legislation, which passed on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis, aims to reduce prison sentences and lower the number of Americans languishing in jail. However, Politico’s sources claim that Trump doesn’t believe anyone in his base wants to see fewer people imprisoned.

“It was clear he thinks it’s a total dud,” one source tells Politico of a recent meeting between Trump and Kushner about using the bill as a campaign issue. “He made it abundantly clear he doesn’t think it’s worth talking about.”

Another White House official tells the publication that Trump was never actually all that enthusiastic about supporting criminal justice reform in the first place.

“It would be difficult to say it’s a change of heart,” the source claims. “I don’t think his heart was ever really in it.”

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New York couple point guns at Black Lives Matter protesters marching past their house

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A New York couple pointed guns at protesters marching past their house during a Black Lives Matter rally, and activists want them to be charged.

Protesters were nearing the end of their parade route when a white man came out of his home shouting obscenities in an apparent attempt to incite the group, and then yelled to his wife to get his gun, reported WNYT-TV.

Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson, who took part in the march, said the woman came back outside and started waving the gun around.

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Australian columnist aghast at America’s ‘rotten’ COVID-19 response: ‘We are witnessing the fall of a great power’

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A columnist for an Australian newspaper has been watching the United States' response to the novel coronavirus with a mix of shock and horror -- and he now believes "we are witnessing the fall of a great power."

Crispin Hull, an editor and columnist for The Canberra Times, argues in his latest column that President Donald Trump's disastrous handling of the pandemic is symbolic of deep rot within the American political system.

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Largest bank in the US holds back $10 billion anticipating Americans won’t be able to pay their mortgage

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Last week it was revealed that nearly one-third of Americans couldn't pay their mortgages or their rent. It's the third month in a row with over 30 percent of American renters and homeowners showing that they're in trouble, despite the stimulus check from Washington.

Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal wrote that the largest bank in the United States, JP Morgan Chase, put aside $10 billion, anticipating that the numbers of home loan defaults are going to get far worse.

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