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a box of 40 -- box of roses is going to run you almost $400. if they last that long, eternal roses, the smell -- >> great decoration for your home, apartment. that's not going to work as a gesture to your wife. then you say you're off the hook. you buy one thing of flowers for the year? you're not off the hook. you're not. you're not. good decoration. "early start" continues right now. >> day eight of the rob porter story, and the white house still can't get its timeline straight. white house chief of staff john kelly under increased scrutiny as sources tell cnn the president is looking for possible replacement. frankly, the united states is under attack. >> a stern warning from top u.s. intelligence officials russia is already meddling in the midterm
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election. what they said about the president's willingness to fight back. redemption for shaun white in south korea, winning gold in the men's halfpipe. a live report with all the olympic headlines that you may have missed overnight. good morning, and welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. happy valentine's day. >> happy galentine's day, too, for you single ladies. ash wednesday. 5:00 a.m. in the east. we start with day eight of a story that could be a 24-hour mess. conversations over who could replace embattled white house chief of staff john kelly heating up this morning. cnn reporting that president trump called associates in recent days discussing possible replacements for kelly in the wake of the rob porter spousal abuse scandal. multiple sources tell us the president has made no decision to push kelly out, but they say names being floated if he does include chief economic adviser global gary cohn, house majority leader kevin mccarty, and budget
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director mick mulvaney. mulvaney's denied he's under investigation. sarah sanders says the president has confidence in kelly. >> this coming as the white house struggles to control the fallout that we've been seeing around allegations that porter, the former white house staff secretary, physically abused his two ex-wives. porter denies the accusations. chief of staff kelly defending his handling of the situation telling the "wall street journal" "it was all done right." scrutiny intensifying after the director up-ended the timeline of events. >> monday the white house said top officials learned the "extent of the allegations" last tuesday and that porter's background check was still ongoing. yesterday, fbi chief chris wray told the senate intel committee the bureau notified the white house of the allegations months ago. >> the fbi submitted a partial report on the investigation in
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question in march. and then a completed background investigation in late july. soon thereafter we received requests for followup inquiry and did the followup and provided that information in november. and we administratively closed the file in january. >> okay. this comes as we learned porter was in line for a promotion at the same time that these abuse allegations were coming out. president trump's longtime personal lawyer, michael cohn, says he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to porn star stormy daniels who once claimed she had an affair with mr. trump. it is the first time cohn has acknowledged making the payment since it was first reported last month by the "wall street journal." sources say cohn paid stephanie clifford, better known as stormy daniels, out of concerns the accusation could damage the president.
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in a statement, cohn says the payment to mrs. clifford was lawful and not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone. just because something isn't true doesn't mean that it can't cause you harm or damage. i will always protect mr. trump. >> cohn says he was not reimbursed by the trump campaign or the trump organization. he has previously said the president denies any affair with daniels. she has dodged questions about an affair in recent weeks but has not publicly denied it. joining us now, cnn politics digital director zach wolf live in d.c. this morning. don't worry, we're not going to get too into the stormy daniels -- it's not even the lead story, of course. this is -- >> which is incredible. >> -- the trump administration. it is day eight of the rob porter mess. this is really a textbook example of how not to do crisis management. how will the white house get this behind them? >> reporter: i don't know. i mean, it -- it's almost like they have to wait it out. they might have to, you know,
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kind of shake the trees and get some new people in there. it's not exactly clear. it's like a total system failure playing out in front of us. you have the issue who've staffs the white house and the president, you have the issue of how they deal with the existing government in the fbi, how they're dealing with the press, how they're trying to cover things up. it's like all of these things that have, you know, been difficult for this white house to deal with during this administration coming to a head in this one issue. that you can't really see how they fix it. >> you know, you mentioned that maybe the white house will have to get new blood in there. but, you know, who are they going to get? the "wall street journal" had an op-ed today saying -- about john kelly and whether or not john kelly should be leaving, saying -- asked monday if the white house should have handled mr. porter's situation any differently, chief of staff john kelly said, "no, it was all done right." in this op-ed, we've got --
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we've got the "wall street journal" saying that the white house is having -- having problems finding good people to fill these positions. almost like kelly's better than what they may find after kelly. >> yeah. this is not a job that requires senate confirmation. it's only a job you have to get somebody to agree to do. i'm not sure -- would you want to be the white house chief of staff right now? it would -- you would feel like the waulls were coming in on yo, and you'd be starting day one. cnn also reported that his close friend, he talked to him about taking the job, but tom barrack said, no, i'm more valuable to the business community. things like this. it seems like it would be a tough job to take. plus, if you have somebody like kelly who goes in, a respected cabinet secretary, you know, secretary of the department of homeland security, he's going to leave the white house with -- with his standing sort of imperilled. >> imagine if gary cohn, global gary cohn, becomes the chief of
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staff for the once-populist president. and cohn, by the way, a registered democrat. would be a fascinating dynamic. let's be honest, the most important thing that came out yesterday in the senate intel briefing was the fact that there was a stern warning to the president, to this country that russia never went away and -- the meddling, warning about 2018. >> there should be no doubt that russia perceived that its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 u.s. midterm elections as a potential target for russian influence operations. >> how consequential is that sound byte, zach? >> i think it's a big deal. i think a lot of people need to pay attention to it. it shouldn't seem very new because they've said this kind of thing before repeatedly on capitol hill. it appears that the only person who doesn't believe it at this point is president trump,
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according to cnn's reporting. he has doubts that russia tried to meddle. then if you think about it, you know, if russia meddled, maybe the special investigation into -- into collusion might have something to it. it's like in his best interests if russia didn't meddle. but everybody has said that russia has meddled. who would be in a position to know? >> the question is, are we going to see the white house take action after this clear warning is spelled out? >> any action at all? senator mark warner says we still do not have a plan. thank you very much. we'll check back with you in about 30 minutes. president trump calls the immigration debate now underway in the senate the last chance for dreamers. but negotiations off to a rocky start with democrats and republicans in a standoff over how debate should proceed. majority leader mitch mcconnell trying to open the session with a vote on legislation to punish sanctuary cities. minority leader chuck schumer objecting to the measure because it has nothing to do with the dreamer act.
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>> no reason not to come together and get a solution this week. this has been going on endlessly. they shut down the government over this. i want to see what they want to do. >> finding 60 votes for something that meets the needs of both sides and can deal with the dreamers and border security is not easy. we all know that immigration is fraught with peril, but this is the closest we've come, and everybody has to make a really final effort. >> with the floor debate faltering, a bipartisan group of senators claims to be making progress behind the screens on an immigration plan that could get the 60 votes needed to pass. a second federal judge temporarily blocking the trump administration from ending daca, the program protecting young immigrants brought here as children. the new york-based judge ruling dreamers in states who filed suit likely to succeed in their claim. president trump's decision to end daca was arbitrary.
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last month a federal judge in california came to the same conclusion. daca was originally set to end on march 5th. >> i'm not optimistic anything gets done. >> i'm with you. >> even if they find something to get 60 votes, it appears the far right, the house freedom caucus, is going to hold up anything in the house. >> there's little common ground. >> it doesn't look good for dreamers. shaun white looking good, making halfpipe good at the winter olympics. the 100 u.s. winter olympics gold medal. coy wire coming up next. not just airline purchases. think about all the double miles you could be earning. (yelling) holy moly, that's a lot of miles! shh-h-h-h! ( ♪ ) shh! what's in your wallet? man: shh-h-h!
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>> reporter: despite the pressure on the only two north korean athletes that qualified to be here outright, the nation's pair of figure skaters skated out on to the ice in front of the loudest applause of any competitors thus far in the event performing to an instrumental version of the beatles' song "a day in the life." they put on a career-best performance, finishing 11th out of 22 to move to the final. ahead of the u.s. the finals will be there on the east coast. let's get an early start on the medal count. norway in front with 11. we have a three-way tie for second. germany, netherlands, and canada have ten. usa frozen in fifth with seven. quick nba update. if a little change goes a long way, who knows how far a lot of change can take you. in the wake of the mid season overhaul, lebron james and his new teammates knocked off the thunder on our sister channel tnt last night.
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who could have been one day is now day eight of the rob porter story. the white house still can't get its timeline straight. white house chief of staff john kelly under increased scrutiny as sources tell cnn the
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president is looking for possible replacements. >> frankly, the united states is under attack. >> a stern warning from top u.s. intelligence officials that russia is already meddling in the midterm election. what they said about president trump's willingness to fight back. redemption for three thrsha winning gold in the halfpipe. all the olympic headlines you missed overnight. a historic and spectacular performance by shaun white, the greatest snowboarder ever. there is another side to the story. >> we will get to that. >> the me too aspect. we'll get to it. good morning, i'm dave briggs on this ash wednesday. >> i'm alison kosik. 30 minutes past the hour. happy valentine's day. conversation over who could replace embattled chief of staff john kelly is heating up. cnn reporting that president trump called associate in recent days discussing possible replacements for kelly in the wake of the rob porter spousal
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abuse scandal. multiple sources telling the president has made no decision to push kelly out, but they say names being floated if he does include chief economic adviser gary cohn, house majority leader kevin mccarthy, and budget director mick mulvaney. mulvaney has already denied he is under consideration. and press secretary sarah sanders said yesterday the president has confidence in kelly. >> this comes as the white house struggles to control fallout over allegations that rob porter physically abused his two ex-wives. porter denies the accusations. chief of staff kelly defending his handling of the situation telling the "wall street journal," "it was all done right." the scrutiny only intensified on tuesday after the director of the fbi offended -- up-ended the white house timeline of events. >> a quick recap. monday the white house said top the allegations" last tuesday.of and that porter's background check was still ongoing.
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then yesterday, fbi chief chris wray told the senate intel committee the bureau notified the white house of the allegations months ago. >> the fbi submitted a partial report on the investigation in question in march. then a completed background investigation in late july that soon thereafter we received requests for followup inquiry. and we did the followup and provided that information in november. and that we administratively closed the file in january. >> this comes as we learn porter was in line for a promotion at the same time the abuse allegations were emerging. president trump's longtime personal lawyer, michael cohn, says he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to porn star stormy daniels who once claimed she had
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an affair with mr. trump. it is the first time cohn has acknowledged making the payment since it was first reported last month by the "wall street journal." sources say cohn paid stephanie clifford, better known as stormy daniels, out of the concern the accusation could damage mr. trump. keep in mind this was weeks before the 2016 election. in a statement, cohn says this -- "the payment to his clifford was lawful and was not a campaign contribution or campaign expenditure by anyone. just because something want? true doesn't mean -- something isn't true doesn't mean it can't cause harm or damage. i will always protect mr. trump." >> cohn says he was not reimbursed by the trump campaign or the organization. he's previously said the president denies any affairs with daniels. she has spoken about an affair but has not publicly denied it. joining us, digital director zach wolf live from our washington bureau. good morning to you.
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the first thing i wanted to ask out of the gate is john kelly, chief of staff john kelly. do you think he's going to survive this? do you think he wants to survive this? you know, he told the "wall street journal" that all was done right, and then there's an op-ed in the "wall street journal" basically saying maybe not so fast that he should be out. it was -- it was kelly who sort of brought order to the white house. got rid of steve bannon, got rid of omarosa, controlled the flow of investigation t white house, was in charge of a success -- investigation at the white house, was in charge of a tax, talking tax reform. should he stay, should he go? does he even want to stay? >> i will say i am 100% out of the predictions business when it comes to what's going to happen with the staffing decisions in this white house. and you know, just look at one of the people who they say could be a replacement for john kelly, gary cohn. it was a couple of months ago people were talking about how he might be on his way out. when you're dealing with the her consumer president -- her curial
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president, ultimately it comes down to president trump, what he wants, his -- he likes people, then they're in, they're on the outs. kelly clearly is having a bad week or eight days. it's hard to see how he re-establishes his credibility with the press certainly. and maybe with people inside the white house if he indeed did tell them tnot to tell the trut, it comes out. it's hard to see how he regains that. it's not clear what's going to happen. >> we once thought the same about rex tillerson, right, and he's still here. still as secretary of state. the timeline really is a mess for this white house. chris wray laid it out all. if you look back at all the opportunities this white house had to learn about what was going on, they clearly botched it. and here is sarah sanders' explanation of what happened. >> i wouldn't have access to
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that information. i wouldn't know the answer. i can only give you the best information that i have, and that's my understanding. we're simply stating that we're giving you the best information that we're going to have. we relay the best and most accurate information that we have. >> it's the white house personnel security office now at fault for all this. sarah sanders was either lied to or is willingly lying to the american people. how do they put this behind them? >> well, the kind of options that you have are diversion which is something that this white house has done in the past. some other news story could come. we could be focused on something else. there needs to be some accountability on this. they need to figure out, there needs to be an account ing acco some way. there's no way to just move on. >> something else coming out, the russia and stern warning
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unanimously coming from intel officials. listen to dan coates, director of national intelligence, speaking before the mics. >> there should be no doubt that russia perceived its past efforts as successful and views the 2018 u.s. midterm elections as a potential target for russian influence operations. >> the message couldn't be clearer. will the white house do anything to stop this from continuing? >> it doesn't sound like president trump is going to be the one directing any sort of action. he apparently doesn't believe still to this day that russia melded, despite the testimony there was his -- meddled, despite the testimony of his own director of national intelligence. that's not a democrat or career official, that's a senator put in charge by president trump next to other trump appointees. it's not like there's a partisan bent on the idea that russia meddled. and moving on from there, i think one of the few people who
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doesn't believe it at this point, according to cnn's reporting, is president trump. >> the chairman of the senate intel committee, senate warner, said we still do not have a plan. this has to come from the president. who else can tell the intelligence community to act on this? time will tell. it doesn't look good for 2018. >> thank you very much. president trump calls the immigration debate now underway in the senate the last chance for dreamers. negotiations are off to a rocky start with democrats and republicans in a standoff over how debate should even proceed. majority leader mitch mcconnell trying to open the session with a vote on legislation to punish sanctuary cities. minority leader chuck schumer objecting to the measure because it has nothing to do with the dreamer act. >> no reason, no reason not to come together and get a solution this week. this has been going on endlessly. they shut down the government
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over this. i want to see what they want to do. >> finding 60 votes for something that meets the needs of both sides and can deal with the dreamers and border security is not easy. we know that immigration is fraught with peril. this is the closest we've come, and everybody has to make a really final effort. >> everybody has to make a final effort. with the floor debate faltering, a bipartisan group of senators claims to be making progress behind the scenes on an immigration plan that could get the 60 votes needed to pass. a second federal judge temporarily blocking the trump administration from ending daca, the program protecting young children brought here illegally. president trump's decision to end daca, some say, was arbitrary. a judge in call came to the same conclusion. daca was originally set to end on march 5th. time for an early start on your money. president trump discussing the
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welcome back, we have the "bleacher report" with coy wire. >> reporter: good morning. 3 1 years old, shaun white, recaptured gold after failing to capture the medal in the sochi games. it was his mind coming into the games that was holding him back. just four months ago, he attempted a trick that left him with a gash and over 60 stitches in his face. he said earlier this week that that had him questioning why he's even still competing. now we know why. needing to do something outstanding in his final run to take the lead, white did that same trick and nailed it. scoring nearly a perfect 100. he secured the united states its historic 100th gold medal in the
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history of the winter games. once his score was announced, he burst into tears. dad said he had never even seen him cry before. he was sobbing as he hugged his mom, dad, and family members. at 32 years old, jonathan cheever is seeing him dream of becoming an olympian come true. in order to pay the bills, he's had to work alongside his dad, mark, and brother at d&j mechanical, the company his dad started, named after jonathan and his brother derek. let's say that being a plumber isn't always as glorious as being an olympian. listen to this. >> i'm sure you can imagine being a plumber. job sites and things i won't talk about on the podium. putting in a water heater or toilet. i've been a licensed plummer since 2004. and i'm a grinder. >> reporter: jonathan told the story about how for three hours one time at a restaurant he had to clean out coffee grinds because they -- the acidity can erode the pipes.
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he said it was awful. stuff pouring all over him. but jonathan competes later tonight eastern time. so we'll see if he can go from plumbing pipes to gold medalist here in pyeongchang. >> i'm all for a plan b. >> if coffee grinds is the worst thing he could clean out of pipes as a plumber -- won't get into it. >> reporter: this is morning television. haven't had breakfast yet. >> a great story. thanks. as for shaun white, he had the 100th united states gold medal at the winter games. there is a me too aspect to the story. moments after clinching the gold, shaun white was asked about sexual harassment allegations launched by a drummer in his band, bad things. >> you know, honestly, i'm here to talk about the olympics, not gossip. so -- but i don't think so. i am who i am, and i'm proud of who i am. and my friends, you know, love me and vouch for me.
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and i think that's -- stands on its own. >> in august, 2016, she filed an amended complaint to a civil suit alleging white had sexually harassed her. for his part, white admitted to sending her sexually explicit and graphic images. last february, the pair reached an undisclosed settlement. there was a press conference that you saw there. there was only eight questions asked in this press conference all by male reporters. christine brennan, contributor and "usa today" columnist wrote about this extensively in the "usa today." tried to ask a question. again, no female reporters were called upon. could be coincidence, maybe not. we haven't heard the last of the story. >> there's the tweetment thanks for asking all -- tweet. thanks for asking all the questions. makes you question about freedom of the press, huh? and freedom for women. >> we'll see. when you're picking out your valentine's day bouquet today, one company says they have a bouquet that -- get this -- lasts an entire year.
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welcome back. israeli police say there is sufficient evidence to indict prime minister benjamin netanyahu on criminal charges in two separate corruption cases. the prime minister insisting all allegations against him will be dismiss t dismissed. cnn's ian lee live from jerusalem. throughout the investigation, benjamin netanyahu has said there will be nothing because there is nothings -- nothing. investigators look like they've found something. >> reporter: that's right. last night israelis were glued to their televisions as the prime minister gave an impassioned speech, a defense of himself, saying again that there was nothing. early this morning, we're also getting a statement from the prime minister. in it he says, "after reading the recommendations report, i can say it's a radical and biased document with holes like swiss cheese. and it does not hold water." you know, the next step in this process is this recommendation going to the attorney general, it's going to be up to him to decide whether or not to move forward with the courts or just toss is out.
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if it does go to the courts, it could be years before we have a resolution going all the way up to the high court. and even then, if they find him guilty, that's only when he'll have to step down. there is a lot of political pressure, though, right now from the opposition. they are demanding that he step down. netanyahu's coalition partners, on the other hand, have said that they're with the prime minister, although this morning we did hear from his education ministerment o minister. one of the coalition members who said that prime minister benjamin netanyahu was not living up to the standard expected of israeli leaders. >> and netanyahu is israel's second-longest serving prime minister. ian lee live from jerusalem, thank you very much. and a hiker who fell over 700 feet off the south side of mt. hood in oregon has died. officials are not releasing his identity. seven other climbers from two groups who were stranded on hogs back cliff have been rescued. strong winds, sunny conditions, all causing rocks and ice to fall, making the popular
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climbing spot extremely hazardous. passengers called it the scariest flight of their lives after part of the cover tore off the right engine on a united flight from san francisco to honolulu. imagine what you'd think if you saw this outside your window. passengers say they heard a big metallic bang. then the plane began to shake for more than 40 minutes. >> the captain kept trying to tell everybody it's going to be -- you know, he was --yon h i d know how they did it. thank god for that crew. that's all i've got to say. they were calm. there was -- it was just horrible. >> what an emotional time. united's spokesman said the plane made an emergency landing in hawaii. passengers did get off at the gate as they normally would, although frightened, indeed. >> nothing normal about that. a high-ranking chicago police officer shot and killed in downtown chicago. officials say commander paul bauer, a 31-year veteran, was
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gunned down while pursuing a suspect who fled from other officers. the 53-year-old had been in the area attending active shooter training when he heard an alert and responded to the scene. >> there was an honor procession tuesday night for the slain police commander. bauer leaves behind a wife and a daughter. police recovered a gun from the unidentified suspect who was reportedly wearing a protective vest. he is now in custody. let's get a check on cnn "money stream." global stocks are mixed at the moment with u.s. futures pointing higher. the stock market finally calming down tuesday after two volatile weeks with the dow closing higher for the third day in a row. don't get too comfortable. the smooth ride may not last. we're getting a couple of reports on inflation, consumer and producer prices coming out this week. investors are going to be watching to see if there's been a pickup in inflation. fears about inflation, that's initial what he drove the market -- initially what drove the market sell-off that began february 2nd and included two
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1,000-point plunges in the dow. nearly a third of main street businesses say this is the best time in decades to expand. that's according to a survey from the national federation of independent business. it's the highest level of enthusiasm since 1973. wages and prices are also seeing a boost. 31% of small businesses reported paying employees more. that's the highest since 2000. and the nfib credits the republican tax bill for the sense of optimism. you can say anything with flowers this valentine's day. sending a limp bouquet making the wrong impression. not a good idea. a flower company called venus flor sends specialty roses, they last an entire year. the company works with a farm in ecuador to develop a special coating that preserves each rose's texture, its shape, and even the smell. the company harnessed the power of celebrity to promote their buds, sending bouquets to khloe
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kardashian, gigi hadid, and d.j. khalid. the roses are not cheap. a single flower costs a mere $39. a box of 42, dave, will cost you $400. you don't have to send roses for an entire year. >> you're not off the hook. that's a great gesture for valentine's day, but you're not off the hook for the entire year, fellas. the process for the background was ongoing. the white house had not received any specific papers. >> the fbi submitted a completed background investigation in late july. >> when he went through the timeline you say, well, that's not what sarah sanders said. >> the white house is blaming its own personnel office. >> the president has confidence in his chief of staff. >> he has changed since he has fallen into the orb of the president. kind of sad for me. >> president trump's personal

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