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White House Leaks Just Revealed The Disturbing Truth About The Senate’s Trumpcare Bill

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White House Leaks Just Revealed The Disturbing Truth About The Senate’s Trumpcare Bill

 

Even as President Trump publicly taunts those who stand in opposition to the latest attempt to repeal Obamacare and its live-saving protections, within the confines of the Oval Office, White House insiders confirm that the president and his aides are unsure about the bill itself.

Just this morning, Trump called out Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and “whoever votes against Hcare Bill,” on Twitter in an ill-conceived attempt to pressure the Republicans to support the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal, which the Senate will take up next week.

The move backfired immediately as Paul immediately fired off a series of tweets doubling down on his opposition. While Paul’s reaction is an embarrassment for Trump, he apparently is not disappointed about the policy ramifications of losing Paul’s vote and even Graham-Cassidy possible failure.

After speaking with several White House and Congressional aides, Josh Dawsey and Burgess Everett write for Politico that “privately, there’s ambivalence in the White House about [Graham-Cassidy’s] contents and its chances of clearing the tightly divided [Senate] next week.

The lack of certainty however, is not dissuading the president from going all in however. Dawsey and Burgess add, “Several White House officials described the president as determined to sign something — anything, really.

This puts Republicans in a precarious position as they need Trump’s bully pulpit to win the support of the party, but the president’s lack of interest in policy has his strategy for winning support backfiring left and right.

Despite his self-proclaimed status as “master of deals,” many Capitol Hill Republicans believe it was Trump’s personal call to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) that forced the Republican to vote against the Senate’s failed Obamacare repeal this summer and is likely to keep her a “no” next week.

The president’s ineffectiveness at swaying support for a bill he doesn’t understand — that would rob 32 million Americans of their healthcare, eliminate protections for preexisting protections, end Medicaid as we know it, cause financial ruin for thousands of working families, and lead to the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans — somehow leaves Graham-Cassidy with a very real shot of passing the Senate next week.

Even as Trump’s calls are not having an impact, it is up to the resistance to make calls that do. At least six Senators could vote either way on the horrid Trumpcare bill next week. Call or email yours at 202.224.3121 and tell them lives depend on their firm opposition to Graham-Cassidy.

And so do their jobs.

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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

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Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

 

 

Harvey Weinstein was apologetic and contrite during the Board of Directors meeting Tuesday when he resigned under pressure from the Board … sources connected to the meeting tell TMZ.

We’re told there was no screaming, no yelling, no anger. Harvey Weinstein told the Board, “I have a real problem,” and then apologized for the “trouble and confusion” he caused TWC.

We’re told Weinstein, who was on speaker phone from Arizona, told the Board he needed to build a new life and move on.

Our sources say everyone sounded conciliatory … partly because the handwriting was on the wall.  The Board made it clear Weinstein had a legal obligation to resign from the Board after it ratified his firing from TWC. He did just that.

Harvey, we’re told, was “peaceful” during the meeting and Bob was subdued.

We’re told the sense of the Board is that Harvey Weinstein will not force his firing to arbitration or court.

Our sources say both Harvey and Bob Weinstein have an overriding interest in making sure Colony Capital succeeds in restructuring the company — money. The each have roughly 21% equity interest in TWC, and if the company fails, they walk away with nothing.

As one source put it, “Harvey and Bob have a huge stake in making sure Colony Capital can put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”

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Trump’s Net Worth Plummets By $600 Million

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Trump’s Net Worth Plummets By $600 Million

 

As much as Donald Trump loves to brag about how rich he is, turns out he’s a lot less wealthy than he was a year ago.

Forbes magazine has just released their annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans has some very bad news for the Donald: His net worth has fallen drastically by $600 million, meaning he’s only worth an estimated $3.1 billion. That drops him 92 spots on the Top 400 list, from #146 to #248.

Ouch!

What led to the sudden drop in Trump’s worth? Forbes notes:

“A tough New York real estate market, particularly for retail locations; a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign.”

Ironically, America’s richest people are richer than they were in 2016, but not Trump.

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For the 24th year in a row, Bill Gates tops the list, with an estimated net worth of $89 billion. Here’s the rest of the top 10:

  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon, $67 billion
  • Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, $65.5 billion
  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, $55.5 billion
  • Larry Ellison, Oracle, $49.3 billion
  • Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg LP, $45 billion
  • Charles Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • David Koch, Koch Industries, $42 billion
  • Larry Page, Google, $48.5 billion
  • Sergey Brin, Google, $37.5 billion

And Trump fared even worse on the Bloomberg’s worldwide billionaires list, which rates his worth at $2.86 billion. That doesn’t even qualify him to be named as one of the 500 richest people in the world.

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Expect a Trump Twitter meltdown before the end of business Tuesday.

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Trump Just Spread This Horrible Lie About the Last Few Presidents

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Trump Just Spread This Horrible Lie About the Last Few Presidents

 

ust a day after Donald Trump’s controversial blatantly false remarks that former President Barack Obama and the other presidents didn’t call the families of soldiers killed in action ignited the internet, the president is at it again. At a radio event at the White House, Trump doubled-down on his comments, telling Fox News Radio host Brian Killmeade, “I mean, you could ask General [John] Kelly did he get a call from Obama. You could ask other people. I don’t know what Obama’s policy was.”

By General John Kelly, Trump was referring to his beleaguered chief of staff, who tragically lost his son in 2010. First Lieutenant Robert Michael Kelly was leading a unit when he stepped on a concealed explosive device.

Kelly – *understandably* – didn’t comment on Trump’s allegations, and while former White House aides can’t remember Obama calling him, they do remember that the former president did something even better than call…

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