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Trump: I Kept Omarosa in the White House ‘Because She Only Said GREAT Things About Me’

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In a clear attempt to support the firing of Omarosa Manigault-Newman while trying to discredit the former White House aide, President Donald Trump issued a statement that effectively is an admission of wrongly using taxpayer funds to hire her – and says he didn’t fire her “because she only said GREAT things about me.”

Trump effectively says he knew she was not competent when he hired her, calling the former Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison “wacky,” “vicious,” and “not smart.”

But the president also admits to hiring her out of pity, saying she “begged” him for a job.

“Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time. She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok,” Trump tweeted Monday morning.

EARLIER: ‘GODDAMNIT’: LISTEN AS TRUMP FEIGNS TOTAL SURPRISE WHEN OMAROSA SAYS KELLY IS FIRING HER

In audio of Trump released Monday morning, the President tells Omarosa, “Goddamnit,” when she says Kelly was trying to fire her. “Nobody even told me about it,” Trump claims.

Omarosa, whose reputation was terrible while in the White House, is promoting her new book, and has released audio tapes of her firing by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. The former General chose to use the top secret Situation Room, which Omarosa “bugged” by recording the conversation, leading many to question the security of the White House once again. It’s well-documented that President Trump’s cell phone is not secure.

“People in the White House hated her,” Trump continued Monday morning. “She was vicious, but not smart. I would rarely see her but heard really bad things.” he added. He then admitted to not firing her because she flattered him:

CNBC’s John Harwood sums it all up:

UPDATE I: 10:21 AM ET –

UPDATE II: 10:23 AM ET –

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OMAROSA: ‘SCARY’ MIKE PENCE ‘THINKS JESUS TELLS HIM TO SAY THINGS’

REPORTS: OMAROSA ‘PHYSICALLY DRAGGED AND ESCORTED OFF’ WHITE HOUSE CAMPUS AFTER BEING FIRED

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‘Fox & Friends’ Fake Freak Out: Co-Hosts Complain ‘Grinch’ Fauci Is ‘About to Cancel Christmas’

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Fox & Friends” co-hosts kicked off the week by attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci, complaining the famous head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is going to “cancel Christmas” while comparing him to the “Grinch.”

When asked Sunday by CBS if Americans could safely gather for the holidays, Fauci had merely replied, “it’s just too soon to tell,” which the GOP’s propaganda arm quickly posted to social media.

The three “Fox & Friends” co-hosts Monday morning claimed that Fauci, who also serves as the Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden, is going to “cancel Christmas.”

“Nobody wants to work in a Cabbage Patch factory,” co-host Steve Doocy claimed, lamenting apparent parts and product shortages worldwide.

“So no wonder Dr. Fauci is about to cancel Christmas,” Brian Kilmeade chimed in, sarcastically bellyaching, “We’re not gonna have any presents anyway, so it’s gonna really work out well.”

“Forget about Dr. Seuss with ‘The Grinch,’ Doocy quipped, comparing the anti-Christmas children’s character to “Dr. Fauci.”

Kilmeade added, “Dr. Seuss – not a real doctor, but he does he does seem smart,” as Ainsley Earhardt tossed in, “and he was canceled,” which is also false.

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‘Nine Kinds of Nonsense’: Florida Blasted for ‘Incredibly Depressing and Stupid’ New Policy of Lying to Kids

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Florida’s government is taking heat for a new policy that reveals the ignorance of those in charge of the Sunshine State.

“Florida has become the latest state to ban critical race theory,continuing the growing charge by Republican lawmakers against schools teaching about systemic racism,” CNN reported. “After hours of debate and public comment Thursday, the Florida State Board of Education unanimously approved the amendment banning critical race theory. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who appointed much of the board, spoke ahead of the meeting, saying critical race theory would teach children ‘the country is rotten and that our institutions are illegitimate.'”

Keith Schnakenberg, an assistant professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis, posted one key part of the new rule.

The rule says teachers “may not define American history as something other than the creation of a new nation based largely on universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence.”

Well-known historian Kevin Kruse blasted the language.

“Teachers ‘may not define American history as something other than the creation of a new nation based largely on universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence’ is nine kinds of nonsense, starting with the fact that the Declaration, uh, didn’t create a new nation,” Kruse reminded.

The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. America was not created until the Constitution was ratified by nine of the original thirteen states on June 21, 1788.

“Let’s ignore that howler from these legislators who *really* know their facts. We’re forbidden from defining American history as anything other than the *creation* of the new nation?” Kruse asked. “You’re not allowed to teach anything besides the founding? There’s a lot more, you know!”

“But let’s back up a sec,” he continued. “You’re not allowed to suppress or distort the atrocities of the Holocaust, but if there’s something akin to that in American history — HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING, OF COURSE — you *have* to suppress and distort that? Because of reasons?”

“This is all so incredibly depressing and stupid, largely because the people trying to dictate and control the teaching of America history apparently never took a single damn class in the subject themselves,” he noted.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Heading House GOP Revolt Over Masks as a Dozen Republicans Refuse to Wear Them

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U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)is leading the charge among House Republicans to refuse to follow Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s rule continuing the mask mandate, with at least a dozen far right lawmakers flouting their obligation.

“Masks are oppressive and nothing but a political tool. End the oppression!” Greene tweeted Tuesday.

As with many issues from the far right House members, they are literally the cause of their own issues. The House mask mandate has remained in place because, according to CNN, less than half of the House members say they are vaccinated. One hundred percent of House Democrats are, the unvaccinated are all Republicans.

Forbes’ Andrew Solender reports among those refusing to wear masks on the House floor are “some of the House’s most vocal right-wingers: Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Laure Boebert (R-Colo.), Mary Miller (R-Ill.), Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), Chip Roy (R-Texas), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas).”

The hypocrisy isn’t limited to refusing to be vaccinated.

Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, according to Solender, “says he ‘got into it’ with the GOP lawmakers and joked that they are pro-choice when they told him the mandate is a ‘violation of their right to decide for themselves.'”

They replied ‘absolutely not, it’s a totally different thing,’ he says.”

The U.S. is approaching 34 million cases of COVID-19, and just passed 600,000 coronavirus deaths.

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