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👙 Trump Vetoed Miss Universe Finalists For This Gross Reason
« Reply #1140 on: March 10, 2018, 12:14:33 AM »
And Garrison Keillor got fired for touching some female's back 20 years ago? ???  :icon_scratch:

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https://www.bustle.com/p/trump-vetoed-miss-universe-finalists-for-this-gross-reason-explosive-new-book-claims-8444549

Trump Vetoed Miss Universe Finalists For This Gross Reason, An Explosive New Book Claims
ByJessicah Lahitou
a day ago


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Before he became president, Donald Trump presided over Miss Universe, reportedly hand-picking the pageant's finalists. And his reported criteria for what constituted a "winner" probably won't surprise many of his critics. Michael Isikoff and David Corn's forthcoming book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, includes a host of juicy details about the intrigue involved in hosting the pageant in Russia in 2013. Among them is the revelation that Trump reportedly vetoed Miss Universe finalists for one pretty gross reason.

According to an unnamed Miss Universe staffer, Isikoff and Corn wrote, "if there were too many women of color, he would make changes." A separate Miss Universe staffer claimed Trump had a definite "type," citing previous winners Olivia Culpo and Dayanara Torres, and summed up his preference for finalists as "East European women." Bustle has reached out to the Trump Organization and the White House for comment on those claims.

As the former owner of the Miss Universe pageant, Trump was granted the last say in who made it to the finals. According to Russian Roulette, Trump removed himself to a private viewing room the day before the pageant in Moscow and watched videotape of the judges' choices for finalists.


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A Miss Universe staffer told the authors that Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, could sometimes persuade Trump to allow a darker-skinned contestant to remain a finalist "by telling him she was a princess and married to a football player."

Trump had an exact idea of how he wanted his viewing room to be. He insisted there be Nutter Butters, Tic Tacs, and Diet Cokes at the ready, along with hand towels that were to be only rolled, never folded. Trump also demanded a pristine space, with walls free of "distracting pictures" — it appears Trump took his pre-pageant viewing sessions very seriously.

Trump has come under criticism for his behavior at pageants before. During the election, a handful of former Miss Teen USA contestants alleged that he had entered their dressing rooms while they were changing. He never bothered to leave or even apologize for barging in while several of the girls were naked. Trump's campaign issued a statement saying those claims had "no merit," and not all Miss Teen USA contestants remember Trump entering their dressing rooms.

But it's exactly the type of move Trump himself bragged about. In a 2005 interview with Howard Stern, the future president said, "Before a show, I'll go backstage and everyone's getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant." Then he admitted he went into the changing rooms: "You know, they're standing there with no clothes." He went on to boast that he could "get away" with it.
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Trump also faced a media firestorm when former Miss Universe Alicia Machado resurfaced to tell her story about how she'd been treated by the the then-candidate. Machado claimed that after she put on weight during her reign as Miss Universe, Trump criticized her harshly and demanded she lose it. According to Machado, Trump called her "Miss Piggy" and, in a dig at her Latin roots (Machado is from Venezuela), also referred to her as "Miss Housekeeping."

Rather than deny or obfuscate the allegation that he'd pressured Machado to lose weight, Trump openly embraced his past action. During an interview on Fox News' morning program Fox and Friends in September of 2016, Trump defended himself. "She was the winner, and, you know, she gained a massive amount of weight, and it was a real problem. We had a real problem," he said.

Trump's reputation for putting enormous stock in the physical appearance of women is one he's built over decades, but the fact that he'd discriminate against Miss Universe contests with darker skin marks a new low.
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Can U Spell T-U-R-M-O-I-L?  ::)

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http://www.newsweek.com/ice-spokesman-resigns-accusing-trump-making-false-claims-842081

ICE Spokesman Resigns, Accusing Trump Administration of Making False Claims About California Sweep
By Chantal Da Silva On 3/13/18 at 6:53 AM
ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan Warns Undocumented Immigrants: 'You Should Be Worried'


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The San Francisco spokesperson for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resigned, saying he could no longer do his job after Trump administration officials repeatedly made false public statements about a recent operation in Northern California.

James Schwab said he felt forced to quit his job after government officials, including U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, continued to push the narrative that as many as 800 undocumented immigrants had escaped arrest because a California mayor warned the public about plans for targeted ICE raids, even though he told them the information was inaccurate.

In an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Schwab said he had asked officials to correct the number, which he understood to be significantly lower, but was instead told to "deflect" questions from the media.

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GettyImages-492659308 The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency claimed as many as 800 undocumented immigrants evaded arrest in a targeted operation in northern California as a result of a mayor's warning to residents. John Moore/Getty

"I quit because I didn't want to perpetuate misleading facts," Schwab, 38, said. "I asked them to change the information. I told them that the information was wrong, they asked me to deflect, and I didn't agree with that. Then, I took some time and I quit."

Schwab, who was hired in August 2015 and left ICE last week, said the Trump administration's statements about immigrants escaping arrest were misleading "because we were not ever going to be able to capture 100 percent of the target list," which reportedly includes roughly 1,000 undocumented immigrants in Northern California alone.

ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan had accused Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf of "reckless" behavior after she warned residents that she had heard from a number of reliable sources that the immigration agency was planning a "targeted operation."

On the third day of the crackdown, Homan said: "864 criminal aliens and public safety threats remain at large in the community, and I have to believe that some of them were able to elude us thanks to the mayor’s irresponsible decision.”

Speaking in Sacramento on Wednesday, Sessions said he had learned from Homan that “ICE failed to make 800 arrests that they would have made if the mayor had not acted as she did. Those are 800 wanted aliens that are now at large in that community.”

President Donald Trump added to those claims, alleging that ICE had expected to arrest “close to 1,000 people” before Schaaf sounded the alarm.

The Oakland mayor has continued to defend her decision to alert residents, previously saying she had a "moral obligation" to "protect" her constituents, adding that "Oakland is a city of law-abiding immigrants and families who deserve to live free from the constant threat of arrest and deportation."

Schwab said he could not stand behind Trump officials' claim that as many as 800 people had evaded arrest because of Schaaf's actions.

“I didn’t feel like fabricating the truth to defend ourselves against [Schaaf’s] actions was the way to go about it,” he said. “We were never going to pick up that many people. To say that 100 percent are dangerous criminals on the street, or that those people weren’t picked up because of the misguided actions of the mayor, is just wrong.”

The former spokesperson, who has previously worked with the U.S. Department of Defense as a staff coordinator and public affairs specialist, as well as with NASA's Ames Research Center as a Public Affairs Officer, said the lack of transparency at ICE made it impossible for him to continue to do his job.

“It’s the job of a public affairs officer to offer transparency for the agency you work for. I felt like we weren’t doing that,” he said. “I’ve never been in a situation when I’ve been asked to ignore the facts because it was more convenient. It was my first time being asked to do that.”

Read more: ICE agents frustrated by Trump using agency as "political pawn" to push anti-immigration agenda, former official says

ICE officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Newsweek. The agency confirmed Schwab's resignation to The Chronicle, but would not discuss specifics.

Schaaf said she commends Schwab for "speaking the truth while under intense pressure to lie."

"Our democracy depends on public servants who act with integrity and hold transparency in the highest regard," the Oakland mayor told The Chronicle.

The targeted ICE operation called Keep Safe was launched on February 25 shortly after President Donald Trump threatened to pull immigration agents out of California over the state's sanctuary city situation.

ICE said it arrested as many as 232 undocumented immigrants across northern California in the sweep.
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Trump's personal assistant John McEntee fired from role: report
« Reply #1142 on: March 13, 2018, 07:03:57 AM »
Tuesday Morning MASSACRE!  :o

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http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/378078-trumps-personal-assistant-john-mcentee-fired-from-role-report

Trump's personal assistant John McEntee fired from role: report
By Rebecca Savransky - 03/13/18 09:11 AM EDT


President Trump's personal assistant was fired Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported.

John McEntee on Monday was escorted out of the White House, according to two senior administration officials.

He was escorted from the White House because of an "unspecified security issue," the Journal reported, citing a third White House official.

The Trump campaign announced on Tuesday that McEntee is rejoining the campaign as a senior adviser.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the Journal that "we don't comment on personnel issues."

According to the Journal, it is not clear why McEntee was fired.

“It’s not going to be great for morale,” one White House official said about his leaving.

McEntee has been working with Trump since the early days of his presidential campaign.
In his role in the White House, McEntee did tasks such as giving the president messages and making sure the clocks were correctly set for daylight-saving time.
 
According to the Journal, he was not allowed to gather his belongings before being escorted out of the White House.
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The Trump White House Is Now Losing One Senior Staff Member Every 17 Days
« Reply #1143 on: March 13, 2018, 08:00:02 AM »
Job Security not too good working for Trumpovetsky.  ::)

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The Trump White House Is Now Losing One Senior Staff Member Every 17 Days

by Tyler Durden
Tue, 03/13/2018 - 09:49


The Trump White House has seen 24 departures in its first 417 days - a rate of around one senior position every 17 days (and more first-year departures than any other president in at least 40 years).

As The Wall Street Journal reports, a chief of staff, press secretary, three communications directors, a chief strategist, a health secretary, and now a Secretary of State and Personal Assistant are among those who have left the Trump administration.

Resigned/Fired:

    20 White House Staff

    2 Executive Branch Staff

    2 Cabinet Members

The full list...

1. Michael Flynn

    Title: National Security Adviser

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: Feb. 13, 2017

2. Craig Deare

    Title: National Security Council Senior Director

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: Feb.17, 2017

3. Katie Walsh

    Title: White House Deputy Chief of Staff

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: March 30, 2017

4. James Comey

    Title: FBI Director

    Start date: Sept. 4, 2013

    End date: May 9, 2017

5. K.T. McFarland

    Title: Deputy National Security Adviser

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: April 9, 2017

6. Michael Dubke

    Title: Communications Director

    Start date: March 6, 2017

    End date: May 30, 2017

7. Sean Spicer

    Title: Communications Director, Press Secretary

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: July 21, 2017

8. Derek Harvey

    Title: Senior Middle East Director, National Security Council

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: July 27, 2017

9. Reince Prebius

    Title: Chief of Staff

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: July 23, 2017

10. Anthony Scaramucci

    Title: Communications Director

    Start date: July 21, 2017

    End date: July 31, 2017

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11. Steve Bannon

    Title: White House Chief Strategist

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: Aug. 18, 2017

12. Carl Icahn

    Title: Special Adviser to the president

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: Aug. 19, 2017

13. Sebastian Gorka

    Title: Deputy Assistant to the President

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: Aug. 25, 2017

14. Tom Price

    Title: Secretary of Health and Human Services

    Start date: Feb. 10, 2017

    End date: Sept. 29, 2017

15. Dina Powell

    Title: Deputy National Security Adviser

    Start date: Jan. 18, 2017

    End date: Dec. 8, 2017

16. Rick Dearborn

    Title: Deputy Chief of Staff

    Start date: Jan. 18, 2017

    End date: Dec. 22, 2017

17. Omarosa Manigault Newman

    Title: Communications Director

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: Jan. 20, 2018

18. Andrew McCabe

    Title: Deputy Director of FBI

    Start date: Feb. 1, 2016

    End date: Jan. 29, 2018

19. Rob Porter

    Title: Staff Secretary

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: Feb. 7, 2018

20. Josh Raffel

    Title: Senior Communications Official

    Start date: April 5, 2017

    End date: Feb 27, 2018

21. Hope Hicks

    Title: Director of Strategic Communications, Communications Director

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: Hicks announced on Feb. 28, 2018 that she plans to resign in the coming weeks.

22. Gary Cohn

    Title: Director of the National Economic Council

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: Mar 6, 2018

23. Rex Tillerson

    Title: Secretary of State

    Start date: Feb 1, 2017 (confirmed)

    End date: Mar 9, 2018

24. John McEntee

    Title: Personal Assistant to President Trump

    Start date: Jan. 20, 2017

    End date: Mar 13, 2018

Who's next?
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Trump names Larry Kudlow as top economic adviser
« Reply #1144 on: March 14, 2018, 04:31:24 PM »
Larry Kudlow also said you should Sell Gold & Buy Dollars;D

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-14/larry-kudlow-i-would-buy-dollar-and-sell-gold

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By Jonathan Easley - 03/14/18 12:51 PM EDT


Trump names Larry Kudlow as top economic adviser
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President Trump has picked CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow to be the next White House economic adviser.

Kudlow accepted the president’s offer in a telephone call on Monday night.

“Larry Kudlow was offered, and accepted, the position of assistant to 
the president for economic policy and director of the National
 Economic Council,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. “We will work to have an orderly transition and will keep everyone posted on the timing of him officially assuming the role.”



Kudlow will replace Gary Cohn, who resigned after disagreeing with the president’s decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Before becoming a familiar presence on television at CNBC, Kudlow worked for the Federal Reserve and the Reagan administration. He acted as an informal adviser to the Trump campaign, helping to craft an initial tax plan in the run-up to the election and advocating for the GOP tax law.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Trump praised Kudlow for supporting his campaign and described him as a rare financial talent.



“I've known him a long time,” Trump said “We don't agree on everything. In this case I think it's good. I want a diversity of opinion … He backed me very early in the campaign, I think the earliest. I think he was one of my original backers. He's a very, very talented man.”

Like Cohn, Kudlow has also said he opposes tariffs. But the president suggested that Kudlow had warmed to the idea, at least as a negotiating tactic for trade agreements.

“He’s come around to believing in tariffs,” Trump said of Kudlow. “I'm renegotiating great deals. Without tariffs we wouldn't do nearly as well.”

Kudlow, who is an opinion contributor for The Hill, said over the weekend that he’s not opposed to “targeted tariffs” against China, calling Beijing a “key problem” for the U.S. The president has long railed against the Chinese for “ripping off” the U.S. through currency manipulation and for flooding the U.S. market with steel and other metals.



“It’s a Trumpian way of negotiating,” Kudlow said on CNBC over the weekend. “You knock them in the teeth and get their attention. And then you kind of work out a deal and I think that's what he’s done. My hat’s off to him. He had me really worried. Now I’m not.”

In the interview with The Wall Street Journal, Kudlow said the president reassured him that he believes in free trade.

“He said to me several times, ‘I believe in global trade. I regard myself as a global trader, but it has to be fair trade to protect America,’” Kudlow said. “I’m on board with that. I personally hope widespread tariff use — it doesn’t come to that. But in some cases, it will.”

Conservative free trade groups praised the move.

“With the departure of Gary Cohn, many were concerned that an important voice for free markets would be missing from the administration,” said Merrill Matthews, a scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation. “Appointing Larry Kudlow should relieve those fears.”

In a statement to The Hill, CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman praised Kudlow as “part of the fabric” of the network, wishing him luck at his future endeavors.

“Larry is a thoughtful, tenacious and gracious gentleman who possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of markets, economics and public policy. He has the unique ability to make the most complex concepts comprehensible and accessible,” Hoffman said.

The national economic adviser position is one of several key roles the White House is looking to fill.

Trump on Tuesday removed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson from his post. He has tapped CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the nation’s top diplomat and Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo at the CIA.

White House communications director Hope Hicks is also on the way out, leaving open a key strategic communications job within the administration.

And there is speculation that Trump could continue to clean house among his Cabinet members and senior advisers, with Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and national security adviser H.R. McMaster believed to be on thin ice.

—Joe Concha contributed.
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Re: Trump names Larry Kudlow as top economic adviser
« Reply #1145 on: March 14, 2018, 04:48:52 PM »
Larry Kudlow also said you should Sell Gold & Buy Dollars;D

So didn't Dick Nixon and Gordon Brown to name a few.

At least a couple of hundred million other members of the Dim as well.  ;D


                                     


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Re: Trump names Larry Kudlow as top economic adviser
« Reply #1146 on: March 14, 2018, 05:10:38 PM »
Larry Kudlow also said you should Sell Gold & Buy Dollars;D

So didn't Dick Nixon and Gordon Brown to name a few.

At least a couple of hundred million other members of the Dim as well.  ;D


         

Just remember your POTUS Trumpovetsky hired him.  :icon_mrgreen:

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Re: Trump names Larry Kudlow as top economic adviser
« Reply #1147 on: March 14, 2018, 05:17:11 PM »
Larry Kudlow also said you should Sell Gold & Buy Dollars;D

So didn't Dick Nixon and Gordon Brown to name a few.

At least a couple of hundred million other members of the Dim as well.  ;D


                                     

Just remember your POTUS Trumpovetsky hired him.  :icon_mrgreen:

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Our President, let's be precise.  ;D ;D :emthup: :emthup:


                                   


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Re: Trump names Larry Kudlow as top economic adviser
« Reply #1148 on: March 14, 2018, 05:28:32 PM »

Our President, let's be precise.


Precisely, he is YOUR POTUS, not mine.  You voted for him, not me.  Take some responsibility for your choices.

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Re: Trump names Larry Kudlow as top economic adviser
« Reply #1149 on: March 14, 2018, 06:14:44 PM »

Our President, let's be precise.


Precisely, he is YOUR POTUS, not mine.  You voted for him, not me.  Take some responsibility for your choices.

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Our President. That's the fact of the matter. Live with it. 

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« Reply #1150 on: March 14, 2018, 06:19:44 PM »

Our President, let's be precise.


Precisely, he is YOUR POTUS, not mine.  You voted for him, not me.  Take some responsibility for your choices.

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Our President. That's the fact of the matter. Live with it.

Your President. That's the fact of the matter. Live with it.

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Another Trump lawyer signed Stormy Daniels gag-order documents
« Reply #1151 on: March 14, 2018, 07:17:27 PM »
The NOOSE gets tighter...


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https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/14/politics/stormy-daniels-jill-martin-trump-organization/index.html
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/another-trump-lawyer-signed-stormy-daniels-gag-order-documents-n856786

Another Trump lawyer signed Stormy Daniels gag-order documents

by Sarah Fitzpatrick and Tracy Connor

A top lawyer for the Trump Organization was involved in trying to enforce a secrecy agreement that adult film star Stormy Daniels signed in exchange for $130,000 before the 2016 election, new documents show.

Jill A. Martin, whose LinkedIn profile says she is assistant general counsel for the company, last month signed two legal papers linked to a temporary restraining order against the actress, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford.

It’s the latest link between the Trump organization and efforts to silence Clifford, who says in a lawsuit that she had an "intimate" relationship with Donald Trump a decade before he became president.
[Stormy Daniels offers to return hush money for freedom to speak]
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Trump denies her allegations, and White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said last week that as far as she knows, the president was not aware his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, paid off Clifford through a company called EC.

But Clifford’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Martin’s signature on the paperwork is another piece of evidence that Trump knew about the nondisclosure agreement, the payment and the more recent efforts to stop his client from talking.

"These documents effectively show that contrary to Mr. Cohen’s representations, there is little to no difference between EC LLC and The Trump Organization/Donald Trump."

Two documents provided by Avenatti — and first reported by the Wall Street Journal — bear Martin’s name: a Feb. 22 demand for private arbitration to determine if Clifford violated the agreement and a declaration that the agreement allowed a company registered to Cohen to obtain a gag order without notifying Clifford.

Martin's California bar listing includes her affiliation with the Trump Organization.

In a statement, the Trump Organization told NBC News, "The Trump Organization is not representing anyone and, with the exception of one of its California-based attorneys in her individual capacity facilitating the initial filing pending the pro hac admission of Mr. Rosen, the company has had no involvement in the matter."
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Stormy Daniels during a press event in 2009. Travis Spradling / The Advocate via AP file

Cohen did not respond to a request for comment, and neither did the attorney representing him, Lawrence Rosen.

Earlier this month, Clifford filed suit against Trump, saying the agreement she signed was void because he had never signed it. The agreement, which was attached to the suit, uses pseudonyms. Clifford said the name Peggy Peterson was used by her, and Avenatti said David Dennison was the name used for Trump.

In a statement last month, Cohen said he used his "personal funds to facilitate a payment" to Clifford. "Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly."

As NBC News reported last week, Cohen used his Trump Organization email instead of his gmail account while arranging to transfer money into an account at a Manhattan bank before he wired the $130,000 to Clifford.

Clifford offered this week to return the $130,000 if the Trump camp would abandon its attempt to keep her quiet. The deadline for that offer passed on Tuesday with no comment from Cohen or the White House.

Sanders addressed the matter at a White House press briefing last Wednesday, saying that the president had denied the allegations and telling reporters, "I can share that the arbitration was won in the President’s favor, and I would refer you to the President’s outside counsel on any details beyond that."
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Trumpovetsky Jr's Wife files for Divorce
« Reply #1152 on: March 15, 2018, 07:02:51 PM »
Next up, First Lady Melania files for divorce!  :icon_mrgreen:

The female rats are jumping ship.  ;D

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http://people.com/politics/donald-trump-jr-wife-vanessa-divorce/

Donald Trump Jr.'s Wife Vanessa Files for Divorce After 12 Years of Marriage






That is Donald III on the left  ::)

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Kathy Ehrich Dowd and Tierney McAfee March 15, 2018 05:33 PM

Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa are splitting after more than 12 years of marriage.

“After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways. We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families,” Trump Jr. and Vanessa said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.”

PEOPLE has confirmed that Vanessa filed the documents late Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court, according to court records. Page Six, who first reported the news, said she filed for an uncontested proceeding.

The filing comes after a day of speculation that the couple was headed for divorce, according to an earlier Page Six report from Wednesday.

The pair, who share five children together, wed on Nov. 12, 2005, at his father’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida — the same spot where President Donald Trump married third wife Melania in January of that same year.

A source who sometimes socializes with the couple told PEOPLE just prior to the filling: “I heard for a while they have been living separate lives… Even before all this Trump presidency stuff started they weren’t good and their marriage was strained.”

But another source close to the Trump family tells PEOPLE of the split, “This is surprising news. They always seemed very cute together, and were a really fun couple.”

News of the split comes a month after former model Vanessa, 40, was hospitalized after the family received a suspicious letter containing a white, powdery substance that police later found to be nontoxic.

Trump Jr., 40, later confirmed that his wife was “unharmed.”

“Thankful that Vanessa & my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning,” President Trump’s oldest son tweeted. “Truly disgusting that certain individuals choose to express their opposing views with such disturbing behavior.”
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Donald and Vanessa Trump
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Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump

The New York Post broke the news of the split on Wednesday, reporting that the couple have been leading separate lives.

The Daily Mail reported last month that the couple didn’t spend Valentine’s Day together, opting instead to treat their children to separate dinners. Vanessa took her two oldest sons, Donald III, 9, and Tristan, 6, to a “low-key sushi restaurant” in upper Manhattan, while her husband took oldest daughter Kai, 10, on a date. Their youngest children, Chloe, 3, and Spencer, 5, apparently stayed at home for the holiday.

The source close to the Trump family notes that Vanessa is “crazy about her kids, and she prides herself on being an incredibly hands-on mom. She may not even have a nanny.”
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Donald Trump Jr. poses with wife Vanessa Trump and their children at Disney On Ice Presents Frozen at Barclays Center on November 11, 2014
Donald Trump Jr. poses with wife Vanessa Trump and their children at Disney On Ice Presents Frozen at Barclays Center on November 11, 2014
Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa with daughter Kai and son Donald III
Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa with daughter Kai and son Donald III

The family has been living on Manhattan’s Upper East Side while Trump Jr. took over managing the Trump Organization with younger brother Eric after their father was elected president. On the weekends, Trump Jr. and his family often retreated to their home in upstate Roscoe, New York, known as Trout Town, USA, where locals say he’s known to indulge in two of his favorite hobbies: hunting and fly-fishing.

“He’s good people, he’s family,” the manager of the Riverside Café, a Roscoe restaurant, told PEOPLE last summer. “He comes in wearing his Columbia shirt and a cap and settles in with his kids and wife and they all enjoy a meal together.”

Donald Trump introduced his son to future wife Vanessa Hayden at a fashion show in 2003.

“I’m at this fashion show,” Vanessa told The New York Times in 2006. “Donald Trump comes up to me with his son: ‘Hi, I’m Donald Trump. I wanted to introduce you to my son Donald Trump Jr.’ ”

The pair were introduced again six weeks later by a mutual friend at a birthday party at a New York restaurant, where they ended up hitting it off. “We talked for an hour,” Vanessa recalled. Although the two initially didn’t remember each other from their first meeting, Vanessa says she recalled blurting at one point, Wait, you’re “the one with the retarded dad!”
Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump
Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump
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Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump at their 2005 wedding
Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump at their 2005 wedding

Long outshone by his sister — first at the Trump Organization and now in the White House, where she and her husband, Jared Kushner, have West Wing offices and White House titles — Trump Jr. has reportedly had a harder time adapting to life after the election.

Over the summer, he found himself at the center of a firestorm after it was revealed that he took a meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016 with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on his father’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

Trump Jr. made matters worse for himself when he tweeted screen shots of the email chain, exposing his glee (“I love it”) over the prospect of learning damaging information about Clinton. Hours later, Trump Jr. went on Fox News’ Hannity and said, “In retrospect, I probably would have done things a little differently.”

According to recent reports from The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is still intensely focused on figuring out what happened during the meeting, as well as investigating President Trump’s claim that the discussion was about American adoptions of Russian children.

A friend of the Trump brothers told PEOPLE at the time that Trump Jr. and brother Eric Trump hate their role as First Sons: “They never wanted this.”

Added a source in their circle: “Don can’t do any deals, because he’ll be overly scrutinized. He just goes to work every day and is miserable.”

Despite his reported unhappiness, Don. Jr has continued to support his father, often lashing out at his critics on Twitter. Most recently, he campaigned for Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania on Monday, where he dodged questions about his father and the Russia investigation, according to Business Insider.

 

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« Reply #1153 on: March 15, 2018, 08:15:07 PM »
I've been giving some thought to the Repugnants problems in the upcoming midterm elections.

Trumpovetsky has so many scandals and so much chaos going on with the White House staff that anyone up for re-election has to try to distance themselves from Trumpsky, but this is very tough to do considering he is their POTUS.

Much of El Trumpo's base comes from the Fundy Christian community, but they aren't too happy about him fucking a porn star while his 3rd trophy wife was pregnant, nor will they be too happy that Donalditry Jr. is getting divorced from his wife either.  It's highly doubtful also that Stormy is the only extra-marital fucking that Trumpty-Dumpty has done, he probably fucked half the contestants in the Miss Universe contest also, at least the ones from Eastern Europe or Sweden and Norway which are his favorites.  Everybody knows this by now and it is mostly simply ignored, but gets harder to ignore all the time even by the dim who voted for him.

Now, extra-marital fucking is not an impeachable offense AFAIK, but paying hush money with campaign funds using a fake name most certainly would be.  So if this gets followed up on, then I think they would have no choice but to impeach.  However, they won't follow up on it unless seriously backed into a corner, because having your Repugnant POTUS under Impeachment hearings while you are running for office would seriously diminish your chances of winning also.  A Wicked Problem for the Repugnants here.

Meanwhile on the Demodope side, they are having a field day with the issue of Gun Control which is motivating a lot of potential young voters who would rather not be gunned down in math class in the mid-terms before HS graduation, along with the #BLM folks unhappy about white cops shooting blacks with impunity and the #MeToo women unhappy with having their asses grabbed by their white male bosses, so this demographic is solidly Demodope.

All in all, this leads me to believe that the Repugnants are going to lose control of the House & Senate in the mid-terms, even if Trumpovetsky is not impeached before then.  Which then will set up an even MORE complete lock-up in Da Federal Goobermint.  That will make for another interesting 2 years, assuming a Nuclear War doesn't start before his term is up.  ::)

Going into the 2020 elections assuming we haven't been incinerated in Global Thermonuclear War by then, SOMEBODY (probably  Catcher's Mitt Romney) will challenge The Teflon Don, and once again with his record to date of complete incompetence and firing everybody he can actually get to work for him for a few months, it's hard to see how he will get a second term in office.

Not that this matters all that much in the longer term, since the world is going down the toilet no matter who gets elected and it will only change the timeline slightly if at all.  However, short term it is very entertaining to watch it go down.  :icon_sunny:

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« Reply #1154 on: March 16, 2018, 02:03:39 AM »
I've been giving some thought to the Repugnants problems in the upcoming midterm elections.

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All in all, this leads me to believe that the Repugnants are going to lose control of the House & Senate in the mid-terms, even if Trumpovetsky is not impeached before then.  Which then will set up an even MORE complete lock-up in Da Federal Goobermint.  That will make for another interesting 2 years, assuming a Nuclear War doesn't start before his term is up.  ::)

IMO, and I watch this stuff closely, the House is a foregone conclusion but the Senate less so. In 2018 there are 24 D seats, 2 Independents and 9 Rs. Assuming that the Ds hold ALL of their seats (which I do not), the Ds have to flip two of nine seats in solidly red states. Going to elect a Dom in Utah? Mississippi?  Arizona? Ted Cruz might lose to Beto O'Rourke in Texas if turnout is high, but that's a stretch.

Says here that the Senate flipping is ANYTHING but a sure thing.
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