Will the Country Be Okay After President Trump? ‘We’ll Have to Wait and See,’ Says Omarosa

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Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman guest starred on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday, where the host asked her about comments she made about President Donald Trump while in the Celebrity Big Brother House. Omarosa was filmed on Celebrity Big Brother telling housemate and TV personality Ross Matthews that the U.S. under President Trump will “not be okay.” Colbert asked her about the remark, and she clarified that the comment was “part of a bigger discussion” about immigration. “I believe that the immigration debate will continue, and it’s very difficult and complicated subject,” said Omarosa, who is the former director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaisons. “And I don’t believe that it can be resolved simply, and that READ MORE

The lesson of Trump: There’s only one communications director

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Donald Trump just lost his fifth White House communications director in his 13-month presidency, but the real communications chief remains: the president himself. From Twitter broadsides to off-the-cuff comments during official events, Trump prefers to be his own messenger, and the White House communications operation had become increasingly marginalized — even before Hope Hicks announced her resignation Wednesday. Story Continued Below The latest tumult roiling the communications operation underscored an enduring reality: serving a president who considers himself his own best spokesman has always proved a challenge for Trump’s team. Trump himself has said his own spokespeople cannot necessarily be trusted to deliver accurate information — a declaration he made in the wake of the shifting explanations for firing FBI director James Comey. In the READ MORE

Donald Trump stuns allies by signalling backing for tighter gun control

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Donald Trump has repeatedly endorsed a series of gun control proposals that put the Republican president at odds with the National Rifle Association and stunned lawmakers within his own party. The president made the remarks during an extraordinary, hour-long White House meeting on Wednesday with congressional Republicans and Democrats who are under pressure to address gun violence in the aftermath of the massacre at a Florida high school earlier this month. During the meeting, Trump called for a “beautiful” comprehensive bill that would expand background checks on gun purchases, remove guns from the hands of the mentally ill, bolster security on school campuses and restrict young people from purchasing certain weapons. Within hours of the meeting’s conclusion, conservatives and some Republicans turned on Trump, who READ MORE

With Hope gone, Trump could soon be left home alone

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President Donald Trump was left more beleaguered and isolated than ever after the resignation of his confidante Hope Hicks, one in the core of “originals” who had nurtured the iconoclastic tycoon all the way to the White House. Hicks dropped her shocking announcement on a day that was bewildering even by the extreme standards of this White House, leaving Trump’s presidency looking increasingly unmoored. The departure of Hicks — the young woman who became as much an emotional crutch as a communications director — leaves the inner circle of a President for whom loyalty is an obsession in tatters. “As a CEO, or as a President or anyone at the top, it is lonely, and when you go in there you have the team, and READ MORE

Why Hope Hicks Resigning Matters

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Donald Trump wanted Hope Hicks close. When the new President and his team moved into the White House last January, he installed his long-serving press aide in a tiny, windowless room directly outside the Oval Office. He could shout at her to bring him the latest news clips and polls. He could summon her to his private office next door to watch television coverage. Above all, he felt, he could trust her — she was a rare, reassuring support in his new digs in a new city filled with newcomers he didn’t know well. Which is why the news of Hope Hicks resigning, which broke late Feb. 28 , comes as such a blow to the Trump White House. “I cannot over-state how important Hope READ MORE

Jorge Ramos: “I don’t think I’ll ever talk to Donald Trump”

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Emmy Award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos, who has interviewed the last four U.S. presidents while they were in office, doesn’t think he’ll get a chance to sit with the current one. The longtime Univision anchor spoke to CBS News on Wednesday about possibly interviewing President Trump, his new memoir and why he was wrong about the Latino vote in the 2016 presidential election. During a 2015 campaign stop in Iowa, Ramos grilled then-candidate Trump on immigration –– only to be forcibly escorted out by a security guard. The clip went viral. Nearly three years after the testy exchange and he isn’t optimistic about the prospect of pressing the sitting president for answers. “At the end of that press conference when I was allowed to go back, READ MORE

Stephen Colbert Thinks Donald Trump Just Might Take Guns Away To Beat Barack Obama

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“The way I do my job I make myself aware of what happened today what everybody is talking about and then I try to make some sense of it for you,” Stephen Colbert said at the end of a topsy-turvy day. “I make some jokes so we can all go to sleep. But, Colbert said he has no explanation for what happened this afternoon, when President Donald Trump invited members of congress to a bipartisan meeting to address gun violence in America. Colbert called that “great,” though he could not resist cheap shotting Trump with a gag about him stopping an attack with karate, after Trump told a gathering of governors he would have rushed into the Florida high school unarmed to stop the AR-15-armed READ MORE

Trump shuts down Scalise’s concealed carry push

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Scalise was touting a House-passed measure that would loosen gun regulations and allow those with permits to carry concealed weapons to legally travel with those firearms to other states, a top priority of the National Rifle Association. But Trump told Scalise bluntly that it will “never” pass as part of a broader package due to Democratic opposition, where such a proposal would need at least 60 votes to advance. The President did, however, leave open the door to taking it up in the future. “I think that maybe someday that bill will pass but it should pass as a separate. If you’re going to put concealed carry between states into this bill, we’re talking about a whole new ballgame. I’m with you, but let it READ MORE

‘Surreal’ Trump meeting on guns left Republicans reeling, Democrats optimistic

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After a wide-ranging, televised meeting Wednesday at the White House, Democrats walked away stunned and with some tepid optimism that something substantial could happen on guns, while Republicans appeared flummoxed. After all, President Donald Trump had defied traditional GOP orthodoxy on an issue as essential to the Republican brand as any: guns. And unlike earlier meetings where Trump has embraced bipartisanship without any specificity, Trump was explicit about what he wanted Wednesday. On camera, he’d pushed to raise the age at which an individual can purchase a rifle from 18 to 21 even after a weekend lunch with officials from the National Rifle Association, who have publicly opposed the change. Trump called to expand background checks and told the House’s Majority Whip Steve Scalise that READ MORE