Congressional Black Caucus calls out Omarosa Manigault for use of title “Honorable” in connection with Trump invitation.
“As requested by the president, we would like to schedule a follow-up meeting with the entire membership of the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss issues pertinent to your members,” Manigault wrote in the invitation, obtained by POLITICO.
But multiple CBC members said they were put off that she signed the invitation as “the Honorable Omarosa Manigault,” saying she hasn’t earned that title nor has she helped raise the profile of CBC issues within the White House as promised. More from Politico here.
Trump’s DOJ switches sides and reverses course in Supreme Court labor case.
The case, NLRB v. Murphy Oil, addresses whether an employment contract that requires the employee to waive his or her right to bring a class-action lawsuit against the employer violates the National Labor Relations Act.
Last year, the Obama DOJ weighed in on the side of the National Labor Relations Board, which had ruled that such arbitration agreements violated federal labor law. Now DOJ will weigh in on the side of Murphy Oil, which argued that they do not. More from Politico here.
Trump fan base appears to be weakening with signs of Bannon departure.
Earlier this week, Vojvodic launched a Facebook group called, “The concerned support base of President Trump,” which quickly drew several dozen sign-ups. She also changed the banner on her Facebook page to a picture of Bannon accompanied by the declaration:
“Mr. President: I stand with Steve Bannon.”
“I’m not so infatuated with Trump that I can’t see the facts,” she said. “People’s belief, their trust in him, it’s declining.”
The swiftness and abruptness of Trump’s shift from bomb-throwing populist outsider to a more mainstream brand of Republican has taken the president’s stalwarts by surprise. More from Politico here.
The Bannon alt-right wing populists are rattled. Trump’s flip-flopping and intervening in Syria this week show signs the right is increasingly becoming alarmed. Now Trump has released a MOAB in Afghanistan and some can hardly contain themselves. What is a alt-right nationalist to do? Where can he possibly go?