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‘The guy won’t pay and he won’t listen’: Four top law firms refuse to represent Trump in Russia probe. Report: It Still Nowhere Near Okay To Act Like Donald Trump. ITHACA, NY—In the hours since the Republican nominee’s stunning election to the nation’s highest office Tuesday night, reports have confirmed that, regardless of circumstance, it is not even remotely close to okay to act like Donald Trump.

Report: It Still Nowhere Near Okay To Act Like Donald Trump

“Just to be perfectly clear, speaking or behaving in a manner similar to President-elect Trump is just as unacceptable now as it has ever been,” the reports stated, adding that in zero percent of cases is it even borderline permissible to conduct oneself either personally or professionally in a fashion akin to Trump, and that has not changed in the past two days. “In fact, acting like Mr. Trump does for even a moment will result in a wide range of negative social—and in some cases, criminal—consequences for you personally.

Put simply, you should not be engaging with the world in any way comparable to Mr. Donald Trump Named ‘Time’ Person Of The Year. Trump's casino was a money laundering concern shortly after it opened. ‘Have you heard of Susan B. Anthony? I’m shocked’: Trump stuns women at empowerment event. The Clinton Accuser Who Could Bring Down Trump. Among the many surreal moments that made up Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, one of the most remarkable was the Facebook Live press conference he held before the second presidential debate to help deflect the impact of the now-infamous 2005 Access Hollywood tape.

The Clinton Accuser Who Could Bring Down Trump

Sitting there with Trump in casual loungewear and a blingy hat, along with two other women who had accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault or harassment, was 49-year-old Arkansan Paula Jones, the woman who had sued a sitting president and likely changed — if you add up the George W. Bush voters who hoped to “restore honor and dignity” to the White House in 2000 — the course of American history. Believe it or not, Jones may not be done influencing history just yet.

‘I’m president, you’re not’: Here are the 5 craziest quotes from Trump’s bonkers Time interview. President Donald Trump looks up while hosting a House and Senate leadership lunch at the White House in Washington, U.S.

‘I’m president, you’re not’: Here are the 5 craziest quotes from Trump’s bonkers Time interview

March 1, 2017. This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Who says foreign policy shouldn’t make you richer? President Donald Trump may have spent most of the week trying to keep his head above water with his still-unproven claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t had a pile-up of conflicts of interest that warrant attention.

This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Who says foreign policy shouldn’t make you richer?

Trump may rail against Mexico in his speeches, but his company was granted trademarks in that country The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) has granted four trademarks to the Trump Organization in recent months — one in October, a month before his election, and three in February, a month after he took office. Lasting through 2026, these new trademarks range from construction and construction materials to hotels/hospitality/tourism and real estate/financial services/insurance. All of the trademarks were previously owned personally by Trump himself, although they expired in 2015. Trump Embraces One Of Russia's Favorite Propaganda Tactics — Whataboutism. An employee at a Moscow gift shop polishes traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls depicting Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump Embraces One Of Russia's Favorite Propaganda Tactics — Whataboutism

Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images. “Oh, I know that”: President Trump shrugs off the devastating impact repealing Obamacare will have on his base. In the face of a barrage of scrutiny from what he has deemed the “fake news,” President Donald Trump on Wednesday night turned to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for refuge and attempted to repair some self-inflicted political wounds in the battle over health care reform.

“Oh, I know that”: President Trump shrugs off the devastating impact repealing Obamacare will have on his base

Far from giving the president a chance to knock softball questions out of the park, however, the Fox News host confronted Trump about inconsistencies between his campaign pledges and the House Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare recently endorsed by the White House. In a stunning admission, Trump appeared to openly acknowledge that he knows the proposed legislation, dubbed by some as Trumpcare, would devastate his voters and actually do the exact opposite of what he promised voters during the campaign. “This bill has as one of its centerpieces a tax cut for investors that would primarily benefit people making over $250,000 a year,” Carson said. CNN editor: Trump was ‘like a 3rd grader’ trying to ‘squirm out of a lie’ in Fox ‘wiretap’ interview. Did Donald Trump leak his own tax returns? Many pundits believe he did and here's why.

THE WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE: As soon as the first Maddow tweet went out touting the tax forms and promising a segment with David Cay Johnston, the White House issued a pre-emptive whine about "illegally published" tax returns.

Did Donald Trump leak his own tax returns? Many pundits believe he did and here's why

This was unusual because the White House has been slow to respond to allegations or ignores them all together. But Tuesday night, they seemed to have a canned response ready to go. Veteran reporters who covered Trump on the campaign trail said the language of the statement points to being written by Donald Trump, not an aide. Here Is Trump's Absurd Defense For His Wiretap Claim. President Trump can’t name a time he deserved criticism, ignoring these widely criticized moves. In a friendly chat with the hosts of “Fox and Friends” President Donald Trump said he “could never” name a time when he deserved fair criticism.

President Trump can’t name a time he deserved criticism, ignoring these widely criticized moves

The exclusive interview from the White House provided Trump the opportunity to reflect on his young presidency, and the path it took to get him there. Asked directly by Brian Kilmeade if there was a time when he deserved criticism from the press, Trump initially considered the question before refusing to answer it. “No, probably not. “Not funny”: Donald Trump and his team condemn “Saturday Night Live” and its “mean-spirited” jokes. As Americans agonize over the prospect of losing their health care, President-elect Donald Trump and his communications team have been dealing with their own problems.

“Not funny”: Donald Trump and his team condemn “Saturday Night Live” and its “mean-spirited” jokes

“Saturday Night Live” again teased the former reality TV star this past weekend, lampooning his surreal press conference that covered topics ranging from his conflicts of interests to alleged Russian connections. Trump, always sensitive to mock and ridicule, tweeted out in response on Sunday that “SNL” was “not funny” and “always a complete hit job.” Sean Spicer appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” Monday morning to echo the sentiments of his boss. The incoming White House Press Secretary expressed complete disgust in the sketch comedy at the close of his interview, calling the award-winning show “mean-spirited” and “bad television.” A hellscape of lies and distorted reality awaits journalists covering President Trump. At the northeast corner of the National Archives building sits Robert Aitken’s sculpture “The Future,” inscribed with some famous words from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”: “What is past is prologue.”

A hellscape of lies and distorted reality awaits journalists covering President Trump

If you buy that, it’s possible to have a solid idea of what Donald Trump’s presidency will be like for the American media and for citizens who depend on that flawed but essential institution. The short form: hellish. Consider, for example, the saga of Serge Kovaleski, the highly regarded New York Times reporter whose disability limits the use of his arms. Yes, this is the reporter whom Trump mocked during the campaign — waving his arms in a crude but unmistakable imitation of Kovaleski’s movements. At News Conference, Trump Owns the Press. This morning, Donald Trump hosted his much-delayed, long-awaited first news conference as president-elect. Inside the Trump Tower atrium, the atmosphere was as charged as at a highly anticipated prize fight. The last time Trump fielded questions from the press corps was last summer. For weeks, the media had been preparing to challenge him on any number of controversies: his conflicts of interest, polarizing cabinet appointments, decision to appoint his son-in-law as a senior adviser, and, most alarmingly, Vladimir Putin’s apparent efforts to manipulate the election.

Jimmy Kimmel Sums Up Donald Trump's Press Conference In Just 10 Seconds. CNN’s Jim Acosta: Sean Spicer said ‘I was going to be thrown out’ for asking Trump a question. Trump Press Conference: His First As President-Elect With Transcript And Fact Checks. 10 Most Scathingly True Takedowns of Trump's Press Conference. In his much-anticipated first press conference at which he announced nothing new, Donald Trump was in full preening, gloating, hypocritial, bullying splendor.

Ostensibly, the press conference was called to announce how Trump will disentangle himself from his numerous conflicts of interest, but nothing new was revealed. His sons are going to run the company, and that is supposed to take care of it. Trump took the opportunity to attack the "dishonest media," and especially the "failing" Buzzfeed site for releasing salacious and damning documents about his activities in Russia.

And he suddenly was all about praising the New York Times, his new best friend, for not jumping on the bandwagon. Wednesday morning, Trump tweeted that , "Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to 'leak' into the public. Yes, he went there. The internet and commentators got busy immediately. A Rundown of Donald Trump's Incredibly Messy First Press Conference as President-Elect. Donald Trump Defiant About Businesses, Help From Russians During Campaign. U.S. Spies Warn Trump and GOP: Russia Could Get You Next. Unconfirmed allegations of blackmail and bribes, as well as intelligence-community testimony, warn the new administration could be compromised by the Kremlin. The Russians may have helped Republicans this time around, but the GOP—and Donald Trump—won’t always be so lucky.

A salacious 35-page document, a summary of which was presented to President Barack Obama and President-elect Trump last week, included allegations that Russian operatives claim to possess “compromising personal and financial information” on Trump, CNN first reported, citing multiple U.S. officials. The full document, which has been circulating in media and government circles for months, was published by BuzzFeed on Tuesday night without verification.

Trump Aide Tamps Down Expectations About New Disclosures on Russian Hacking. By Ken Bredemeier January 02, 2017 Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer is tamping down expectations President-elect Donald Trump will soon disclose new information about the U.S. intelligence finding that Russia hacked into computers of Trump's opponents and released damaging information to help him win. "It's not a question of necessarily revealing," Spicer told CNN on Monday. "He's going to talk about his conclusions and where he thinks things stand. He's not going to reveal anything that was privileged or was shared with him classified. I think he can share with people his conclusions of the report and his understanding of the situation and make sure people understand there's a lot of questions out there.

" CNN host speechless after Trump spokesman admits they have no response to possible Russian hacking. President-elect Donald Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer unloaded on CNN host Alisyn Camerota on Monday’s “New Day.” In a typical interview, Camerota hammered Spicer, who refused to relent to facts or even polite niceties. Camerota asked Spicer what Trump knows that the rest of the world doesn’t when it comes to the Russian hacks.

Trump's Press Secretary Begs The American People To Stop Mocking Donald Trump.