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Trump’s Disastrous Kanye Visit Was Jared Kushner’s Fault – and Left WH Aides ‘Hugely Embarrassed’

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New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman told CNN on Friday that Kanye’s Oval Office meeting with Donald Trump did not go over well with White House staff, who were left feeling “hugely embarrassed” for the “speechless and confused” president.

“This was very much a Jared Kushner show,” said Haberman. “Kushner brought Kanye West in to talk about prison reform and job opportunities for inmates after they get out of prison and then this lunch was put on the president’s calendar.”

“You can see Jared Kushner there looking very happy, his wife Ivanka Trump not looking quite as happy,” Haberman added. “That represented the split that you saw within the White House.”

“I heard from other West Wing aides who were hugely embarrassed that that had happened, thought that was not a good look, that this is not a rock concert,” she said.

RELATED: INTERNET EXPLODES WATCHING KANYE WEST IN THE OVAL OFFICE HAVING INSANE MELTDOWN WITH TRUMP

“The main sentiment I have heard,” Haberman said, “is why have we taken what was a pretty good week for the president with Kavanaugh, which is something that Republican candidates heading into the midterms would probably rather be talking about, and why are we now doing ‘Kanye Week’?”

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‘Busy Testifying’: Twitter Wonders Why So Many Trump Administration Officials Are MIA at His Joint Press Conference

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Support for President Donald Trump is dwindling, but no where was it more evident Wednesday than during his joint press conference with the President of Italy.

As ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl noted, in the audience the “seats usually occupied by senior White House or staff” were “empty,” while the Italian side was full.

Many across social media wondered where Trump’s top-level associates were, especially Ivanka and Jared, among others.

Take a look at some of the responses:

 

 

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The White House Spelled ‘United States’ Wrong. It Went Uncorrected for Over Three Hours.

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The Trump White House Friday morning touted the news that the gross domestic product (GDP), a chief economic indicator, came in strong at 4.1% growth. Supplementing a statement made by President Trump outside the West Wing an hour earlier, the White House Communications Team, under the new direction of former Fox News co-president Bill Shine, posted a graphic to Twitter.

In it, they spelled “United States” wrong. It reads, “United Sates.”

It remained up for well over three hours.

Here’s a screenshot:

Naturally, the mocking was extreme:

Others made clear that regardless of spelling, 4.1% growth is not as amazing as Trump would ike Americans to believe:

UPDATE: 3:32 PM ET –
It stayed up for nearly 4 hours. It was just deleted.

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Dysfunctional White House So Scared of Leaks Daily Staff Meetings Have Now Been Canceled

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Amid constant leaks that keep spilling out of the Trump Administration, the White House is limiting the number of its daily meetings, reports The New York Times.

The change results from a White House staff member, Kelly Sadler, making poor comments about Sen. John McCain.

The daily meeting brought together nearly 30 communication staff members. The meeting has not taken place over the past week. One source told the New York Times that the team has met in smaller groups.

When asked about the change, deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters, said she would not comment on “internal matters.”

 

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