OMAROSA’S CRUSADE: A timeline of the former White House aide’s history in Trumpworld and beyond

September 7, 2018

Gallery Books Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the firebrand communications director of the White House Office of Public Liaison who was abruptly fired in December, has released her tell-all book, “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the White House.” In the book, she recounts her alleged experiences inside the Trump administration and campaign, making startling claims that include an accusation she heard a recording of Trump saying a racial slur. But the Trump administration…


A British right-wing, anti-immigrant activist backed by Donald Trump Jr and Steve Bannon has been let out of prison

August 23, 2018

Tommy Robinson, a right-wing activist supported by Donald Trump Jr. and Steve Bannon, was granted bail from a British court on Wednesday. Robinson is a right-wing, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and pro-free speech activist. He was sentenced to 13 months in prison after streaming on Facebook Live an ongoing court trial where reporters were banned from tweeting or recording. Donald Trump Jr and Steve Bannon have both expressed their support for Robinson…


‘There’s a part of him that thinks I chose Donald Trump over him’: Kellyanne Conway opens up about how the president is affecting her marriage

August 18, 2018

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and her husband, attorney George Conway, disclosed intimate details of their marriage in an interview with The Washington Post. Kellyanne, who once criticized Trump, is now one of his most ardent defenders. George, on the other hand, has not been shy about taking swings at the president. George says he now regrets having introduced his wife to Trump. White House adviser Kellyanne…


Trump calls the European Union, Russia, and China ‘foes’ of the US

August 13, 2018

Screenshot via CBS President Donald Trump named the European Union as a “foe”, along with Russia and China. When CBS News host Jeff Glor asked him to identify his “biggest foe globally right now”, Trump said the European Union, as well as Russia “in certain respects” and China “economically”. Trump’s comments double down on his criticism of NATO member countries at last week’s summit. President Donald Trump called the European…


After a stunning interview, talk of whether Trump would fire his intelligence chief is reportedly circulating

August 8, 2018

Associated Press/Susan Walsh Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said he still didn’t “know what happened,” during an hours-long private meeting between President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and their translators. Coats said he would have advised Trump not to meet Putin alone and hoped Trump would have “made a different statement.” Coats’s remarks reportedly ruffled feathers in the White House. People close to Trump reportedly speculated whether the…


Trump told Piers Morgan he fully intends to run for re-election in 2020

August 8, 2018

Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais President Donald Trump told Piers Morgan in an interview he fully intends to run for re-election in 2020. He said he didn’t “see anybody” who could beat him from the Democratic party. Trump also disclosed in the interview that he’d discussed Brexit with Queen Elizabeth, and that she said it was “a very complex problem.” LONDON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said in an interview…


Trump drops the sanctions hammer on Iran — but Putin could come to Tehran’s rescue

August 7, 2018

Michael Gruber/Getty Images; Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider President Donald Trump’s administration announced on Monday it would reinstate sanctions  on Tehran after it withdrew from the Iran deal. Iran has responded with military threats, but backed it up with very little real action. Iran’s economy is tanking for a number of reasons. The sanctions from Trump in August, and again in November, could seriously rock the Islamic Republic, which…


Ivanka Trump’s only store has already shut down, and it’s unclear whether it will reopen

July 26, 2018

Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand is shutting down, the company said on Tuesday.  Trump said in a statement, “After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington.” When we visited the brand’s only store on Tuesday afternoon,…


Melania Trump returns to US-Mexico border to visit immigrant children — this time without a controversial jacket

July 22, 2018

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster First Lady Melania Trump returned to the US-Mexico border on Wednesday for the second time since her husband President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the separation of migrant families. On her first trip to the border, the first lady wore a jacket with “I really don’t care, do u?” written on the back that overshadowed her visit. TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Melania Trump returned to…


Trump keeps saying there’s an ‘illegal immigration crisis’ at the border — but that’s not what the numbers show

July 16, 2018

Getty Images/John Moore The Customs and Border Protection agency released data showing that its agents arrested just 34,114 people at the border in June — an 18% drop from May. It’s unclear exactly what caused the plunge, but CBP noted in a statement that it’s common for agents to make fewer arrests between May and June. While President Donald Trump often speaks of a “crisis” in illegal immigration at the…