THIS WEEK: Donald Trump doesn't know what he's doing, Brett Kavanaugh gets grilled, Jared Kushner's awkward silence, Plaid Shirt Guy & much more!
Donald Trump Finally Realizes That Everyone Hates Him
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1. A senior administration official penned an anonymous essay in The New York Times on Wednesday describing President Donald Trump as erratic and amoral and said his aides were actively working to thwart him on decisions that are detrimental to the nation. Sounds about right. [The New York Times]

2. Trump reacted to the Anonymous OpEd with "volcanic" anger, telling aides he suspected it was someone in national security arena or the Justice Department. [HuffPost]

3. President Donald Trump is vowing to root out the leakers who contributed to the White House insider accounts that contend some on his team question his judgment, competence and even rationality. [CNN]

4. Sen Kamala Harris', D-Calif., background as a seasoned prosecutor was on full display during the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week, highlighted by an especially tense exchange over bodily autonomy. The moment came after Democrats had repeatedly pressed Kavanaugh to clarify his views on Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that recognized a constitutional right to abortion. [Think Progress]

5. "Plaid shirt guy" reacting to Trump at rally becomes viral sensation and is my new hero. [BuzzFeed]

6. Sen. Cory Booker threatened to release “committee confidential” emails from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh regarding his views on racial diversity in a tense moment during the Thursday morning hearing. [The Root]

7. A U.S. government photographer edited the official pictures of Trump’s January 2017 inauguration to make the crowd appear bigger, following a personal intervention from the president, according to newly released Interior Department documents. [The Guardian]

8. President Donald Trump told supporters at a rally in Billings, Montana, Thursday night that he would blame his impeachment on supporters who did not vote in the upcoming election, claiming such an event would turn the U.S. into a “third-world country.” Okay? [Slate]

9. Jared Kushner was caught on camera awkwardly waiting for almost two minutes to be let into the Office of the United States Trade Representative for NAFTA negotiations on Thursday. The video was also given the Veep end credit treatment. [The New Yorker]
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