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Scarborough Says He’s Close to Naming Author of Anonymous NY Times Op-Ed That’s Driving Trump Crazy



MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said his colleagues are close to identifying the author of an explosive New York Times op-ed describing a chaotic and dysfunctional White House — but warned the revelation could be underwhelming.

The newspaper granted anonymity to the writer, who was described only as a “senior White House official,” and Scarborough said that title may be somewhat generous.

“I will say that there are a lot of people that were expecting it to be a marquee name,” Scarborough said.

Last week, Scarborough and his “Morning Joe” panelists seemed to agree that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway wrote the op-ed, but he said Monday that co-host Willie Geist was close to confirming someone else was the author.

“Willie had a pretty good source that suggested that it wasn’t someone that the country knows and actually has the name,” Scarborough said. “We won’t say it here today, but — but that name is slowly but surely getting around in Washington, D.C.”

Scarborough asked Times reporter Nick Confessore, an MSNBC contributor, whether the newspaper had overplayed their hand.

“I don’t speak for the paper, but, yeah, I would say that I would hope and I expect and I’m sure that my colleagues on the op-ed page would not use the phrase ‘senior administration official’ if it was not an actual senior person,” Confessore said.

“But that said that still leaves a fairly wide number of people,” he continued. “So if you adopt a strict definition of senior administration official, it’s still dozens or 100 people that it could be, which is why it’s a good use in news stories, as well, that we often use to mask identities or have a source attribution. But hopefully it is a person who merits that title.”

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Trump Press Conference Ends Minutes in as Secret Service Agent Escorts President Out



President Donald Trump was just escorted out of the White House press briefing room minutes after he began his press conference. Details are still coming in but it appears Secret Service agents calmly ushered the President out of the room.

The White House reportedly is on lockdown, according to MSNBC.

It appears the White House press corps are not being allowed to leave the room.

“There was a shooting outside of the White House,” Trump says upon returning minutes later. He says reporter John Roberts reported he heard shots. He also says he was taken to the Oval Office, and “law enforcement” shot the suspect.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated.

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Trump Puts Gettysburg on RNC Speech Shortlist – 4 Years Ago He Was There Complaining About the ‘Rigged’ Election System



President Donald Trump still has not decided if the RNC should hold the most important portion of the 2020 convention at the White House or at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.

The last time Trump visited the site of the Battle of Gettysburg, late October 2016, he “declared that the system is rigged against him, that election results cannot be trusted, that Hillary Clinton should have been barred from running for president, that the media is ‘corrupt’ and that he will sue all of the women who have accused him of sexual assault,” The Washington Post reported at the time.

“Trump also implied that what he called rampant voter fraud could cost him the election and said the media was ‘dishonest.'”

The newspaper added that Trump also spent “more than 13 minutes listing his grievances.”

Sound familiar?


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Trump-Loving ‘True Victim of the Pandemic’ Nikki Haley Slammed for Complaining Her Birthday Popcorn Order Was Late



Nikki Haley is once again being widely mocked for a tweet. A few weeks ago it was this tweet, which basically was a very effective ad for Joe Biden:

Now, it’s something far less political – or is it?

Monday morning President Donald Trump’s former U.S. Ambassador to the UN complained about… late birthday popcorn.

This one tweet seems to sum up the opinions of many:

Many mocked Haley for being tone deaf to Trump’s destruction of the U.S. Postal Service.

Many reminded the former Republican governor of South Carolina that we’re in the middle of a pandemic.

Many mocked her for her horrible record or priorities:

Many mocked her for her support of President Donald Trump:

And some, well, just mocked her for being cheap:

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