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The Top 5 consists of the top five things happening right now in politics.

1 BIG THING OMAROSA VS TRUMP

Former top White House and Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman calls Trump mentally declined, unfit for his office, and a racist all while she meets the press to promote her new book “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.” Trump has fired back calling her “wacky” and “lowlife”. Sanders described the book as “riddled with lies and false accusations”.

2 BRENNAN’S SECURITY CLEARANCE REVOKED
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President Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan Wednesday because he criticized POTUS. Nine other former officials are being considered for revocation. Brennan has fired back calling Mr. Trump’s denial of Russian collusion is “hogwash” in his recent NYT op-ed.

3 TURKEY VS USA

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan has responded to Trump’s steel tariffs with retaliatory tariff increase on numerous US goods primarily alcohol and automotives. Turkish currency lira plummeted to its lowest at 18% due to the tariffs. Both governments had also been at odds over the case of American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on trial in Turkey for terrorism charges.

4 AMERICA IS NOT THAT GREAT

New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday claims “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.” This earned him the ire of Trump who tweeted that he’s having a meltdown. Cuomo refers to going back to discrimination, segregation, sexism, isolationism, racism or the KKK to argue his case. His Republican opponent Marc Molinaro said “This governor should be ashamed and apologize for his comments”.

5 MANAFORT TRIAL

Manafort trial is now under jury deliberation awaiting a verdict for former Trump campaign chairman. Paul is charged on 18 counts of tax and bank fraud. If convicted, he will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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