Trump Under Fire Over Epic Friday News Dump
It was a Friday night news dump like rarely seen before: President Donald Trump’s administration announced a series of polarizing decisions that had been under discussions for weeks, just as a hurricane bore down on the Texas coast. Trump privately had signaled for weeks he would pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, praising the sheriff’s loyalty and telling at least one adviser that his base wanted it badly.
Story Continued Below
Seb Gorka, a national security aide, was on the outs with Chief of Staff John Kelly after criticizing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on TV earlier in August. Kelly had told …