Latest from Trump: Former president nearly fired Ivanka and Jared via tweet, new book claims

Former US President Donald Trump says he can declassify top secret documents just “by thinking about it”

Donald Trump nearly fired his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner from the White House via a tweet, according to a new book.

According to an early copy of New York Times Journalist Maggie Haberman’s new book, obtained by CNN, the 45th President was seconds away from launching a tweet that would have alerted those closest to them to the termination of their employment.

Both Ivanka and Kushner worked as senior White House aides and the former president – who reportedly grew tired of his son-in-law’s presence and described him as looking like ‘a child’ – only decided not to. firing them because his then-chief of staff John Kelly and then-White House attorney Don McGahn warned against it.

Meanwhile, the former president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, has come under fire for posting a video of her son outside on a toy car as Hurricane Ian hits Florida.

The hurricane also caused the Jan. 6 House Select Committee to postpone Wednesday’s supposed final public hearing, allowing committee member Rep. Stephanie Murphy to answer questions about her Florida district.


New poll: Biden’s approval rating plummets five points in a week

President Joe Biden’s approval rating is down five points from its highest level for the year 2022, according to a new poll.

The investigationof Politics and Morning Consult, found that 41% of registered voters strongly or somewhat approved of Mr. Biden’s job performance.


Democrat thinks Trump called her posing as a reporter, book says

Former President Donald Trump may have called out a Democratic politician while impersonating a journalist, according to a new book.

In his book Man of confidence, New York Times Journalist Maggie Haberman details how Michigan Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell received a call from someone claiming to be a reporter, but who she says was actually Mr. Trump.

“When she answered, the man on the other end identified himself as a Washington Post journalist, and said he knew her husband from his investigations in Congress. The name he gave was not one she recognized,” Haberman wrote.


Trump asks to lead a group to negotiate with Putin

Donald Trump has offered his services to “lead a group” to help international leaders resolve the geopolitical quagmire that has opened up after the discovery of gas leaks in Russia’s main gas pipelines to Europe.

Johanna Chisholm has the details.


Trump almost fired Ivanka and Jared via tweet

Donald Trump was seconds away from launching a tweet that would have alerted his daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, that they were no longer employed at the White House, according to an early copy of New York Times the new book by journalist Maggie Haberman obtained by CNN.

Both Ivanka and Kushner worked as senior White House aides and the former president – who reportedly grew tired of his son-in-law’s presence and described him as looking like ‘a child’ – only decided not to. fire them because of the fury of his thumbs because his then-chief of staff, John Kelly, and then-White House counsel, Don McGahn, warned against it.

Johanna Chisholm has more.


Why was the January 6 final committee hearing postponed?

The January 6 House Select Committee postponed the hearing scheduled for Wednesday due to Hurricane Ian, The Independent learned on Tuesday.

A source with knowledge of the panel’s internal deliberations said the postponement of what would be the committee’s ninth public session will allow one of the nine members of the select committee, Representative Stephanie Murphy, to handle any issues that arise. in his district of Florida due to the approaching storm.


Golf magazine accused of naming Trump top presidential golfer

A golf magazine has mocked Donald Trump for ranking first in a list that ranks US presidents by disability.

Golf Digest gave the 45th president the highest score of 2.8, while giving current president Joe Biden second place with a score of 6.7.

John F Kennedy took third place with a score of 7 and the 27th US President William Howard Taft ended up with the lowest number of 20, according to a tweet from the magazine.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar reports back on the rankings reaction.


McConnell: GOP has ’50:50 shot’ to take Senate

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he believes his party now has a “50-50 chance” of reclaiming the chamber with less than six weeks to go before the midterm elections.

“We’re in for a bunch of tight races,” McConnell told reporters at a news conference. “It’s going to be really, really close anyway, in my opinion.”


Doug Mastriano calls for 40-day fast to save turbulent campaign

Doug Mastriano, the Trump-endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania, has called for 40 days of fasting and prayer as his campaign lags far behind Democratic nominee Josh Shaprio.

The call comes after Mr. Mastriano’s rally in Harrisburg was poorly attended and his campaign failed to gain traction, The Philadelphia Investigator reported.


Gavin Newsom thinks Democrats have failed to make it clear that GOP states have worse gun crime

California Governor Gavin Newsom, in the midst of a re-election campaign and reportedly eyeing a future presidential bid, hit out at his fellow Democrats again for what he claims was a messaging failure on crime management by the party.


Tucker Carlson Suggests US Blew Nord Stream Pipeline

A segment by Tucker Carlson focused on the alleged “sabotage” of the Nord Stream gas pipelines linking Russia and Europe, which the Fox News presenter appeared to blame on the United States.

Speaking on Tuesday following reports of leaks at the Nord Stream gas pipeline, Mr Carlson suggested the Biden administration was behind the ‘sabotage’ and act of ‘environmental terrorism’ and warned of a Russian counter-response.

Gin Spocchia explains why the Fox News opinion host thinks the US is now at war with Russia.

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