The Daily Populous

Sunday December 23rd, 2018 evening edition

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President Donald Trump on Saturday said he didn't know Brett McGurk, the top US official leading the fight against the Islamic State group, and called him a "grandstander" for resigning over Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

"Brett McGurk, who I do not know, was appointed by President Obama in 2015," Trump tweeted.

The Fake News is making such a big deal about this nothing event!".

McGurk, who served as the special presidential envoy to the 79-nation Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, was indeed set to retire in February.

Read more: Top US official leading fight against ISIS resigns with scathing letter calling Trump's Syria troop withdrawal a 'complete reversal' of US policy.

But in another tweet on Saturday night, Trump accused the media of unfairly criticizing him over the Syria decision.

"Interesting relationship-but I also gave all of the resources that he never really had," Trump tweeted. »

Asked Who 'Gets Fired' In An Obama Shutdown, Trump Told Fox News: The President

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President Donald Trump believes responsibility for a government shutdown goes straight to the top, right to the president’s office.

At least that’s what he said on Fox News — when he was talking about Barack Obama in 2013.

Trump revealed his views when he was asked on “Fox & Friends” about a pending government shutdown which occurred over a funding battle in October that year. »

US envoy Brett McGurk quits over Trump Syria pullout

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A top US official in the fight against so-called Islamic State group has quit over President Donald Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria.

Brett McGurk, the US special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat IS, brought his departure forward from February.

Skip Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump Brett McGurk, who I do not know, was appointed by President Obama in 2015. »

Nevada becomes first US state with majority-female legislature

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Nevada became the first state in the US with an overall female majority in its legislature on Tuesday when county officials in Las Vegas appointed two women to fill vacancies in the state assembly.

With the 2018 election, women cracked the 50% threshold in the Nevada state assembly and Colorado state house, but no overall majority was reached until the Nevada appointments.

Dittmar said the milestone in Nevada could help change attitudes of what a state legislature should like. »

Donald Trump, Increasingly Isolated and Angry, Is Retreating to Watch More TV Than Ever: Report

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According to a report the newspaper published on Saturday, Trump has been lashing out at his aides during meetings, often calling them “idiots” for resisting his wishes.

“He spends ever more time in front of a television, often retreating to his residence out of concern that he is being watched too closely.

"Now, the president who once declared that 'I alone can fix' the system increasingly stands alone in a system that seems as broken as ever.". »