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An adult film star was allegedly paid $130,000 to keep quiet about an affair with Donald Trump, The Wall Street Journal reports
4:01 p.m.

Trump reportedly wondered why the ‘pretty Korean lady’ in his briefing wasn’t negotiating with North Korea
4:25 p.m.

GOP congressional candidate uses Twitter to coordinate attacks on ‘Jewish media,’ vowing to ‘decimate them all’
3:00 p.m.

This beautiful lighter is the height of luxury
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Trump signs waiver to uphold the Iran deal for 120 more days as officials insist this is ‘the last time’
2:25 p.m.

This gym is promoting a ‘healthy way of life’ by turning off the news
2:14 p.m.

Lindsey Graham allegedly confirmed reports of Trump’s immigration comment
1:48 p.m.

The United Nations human rights office deems Trump’s immigration comments ‘racist’
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An adult film star was allegedly paid $130,000 to keep quiet about an affair with Donald Trump, The Wall Street Journal reports
4:01 p.m. ET

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President Trump’s lawyer might have arranged a $130,000 payment to former adult film star Stephanie “Stormy Daniels” Clifford during the campaign to ensure she not speak publicly about an alleged sexual encounter with the president at a Lake Tahoe golf tournament in 2006, The Wall Street Journal reports based on conversations with people familiar with the alleged dealing.
The encounter was reportedly consensual, although another adult film star, Jessica Drake, claimed in October 2016 that Trump kissed her and two other women without consent in a suite at the same tournament. Trump notably married Melania Trump in 2005.
Clifford, 38, had reportedly agreed to be paid $150,000 by the National Enquirer for the story about the affair, although it was not ultimately published. “Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false,” she wrote in a statement to the Journal. Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, said: “This is now the second time that you are raising outlandish allegations against my client. You have attempted to perpetuate this false narrative for over a year; a narrative that has been consistently denied by all parties since at least 2011.” Read the full allegations at The Wall Street Journal. Jeva Lange

This is not a good look
Trump reportedly wondered why the ‘pretty Korean lady’ in his briefing wasn’t negotiating with North Korea
4:25 p.m. ET

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As President Trump wades through the fallout from his reported comments that Haiti and several African states are “shithole countries,” a story published Friday by NBC News claims that on two separate instances, Trump made prejudiced assumptions about White House visitors because of their ethnicity.
In a meeting last fall, the president apparently said that a female intelligence expert should be assisting the U.S. in its negotiations with North Korea purely because of her Korean heritage, NBC News reported. The unnamed woman was briefing the president about a hostage situation in Pakistan, NBC News explained, when the president asked her, “Where are you from?” Despite her response of “Manhattan,” the president apparently kept digging and inquired about the origins of “[her] people” until she told mentioned that her parents were from Korea.
Trump then asked aloud why “the pretty Korean lady” wasn’t working on the North Korean nuclear crisis, NBC News reported, citing “two officials with direct knowledge of the exchange.”
In the second instance, NBC News detailed how Trump was reportedly surprised to learn in a meeting last March that several black members of Congress were not in fact personally acquainted with Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development and the only black member of Trump’s Cabinet:
Trump asked the elected officials if they knew just one member of his incoming cabinet — Ben Carson — according to two people in the room.
None of the lawmakers knew Carson, and Trump found that surprising, the attendees said.
During that same meeting, a member relayed to Trump that potential welfare cuts would harm her constituents, “not all of whom are black.” The president replied, “Really? Then what are they?” [NBC News]
Read the full story at NBC News. Kelly O’Meara Morales

Yikes
GOP congressional candidate uses Twitter to coordinate attacks on ‘Jewish media,’ vowing to ‘decimate them all’
3:00 p.m. ET

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GOP congressional candidate Paul Nehlen has drawn on anti-Semitic sympathy to rally support for his fledgling campaign, BuzzFeed News reported Friday.
Nehlen — who is running against House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in a Republican primary this summer — ran a Twitter group chat where he rallied white nationalists to attack his opponents, BuzzFeed News reported. One of Nehlen’s stated adversaries was the “Jewish media,” who he believed had “coordinated” to smear him after he lost the support of Breitbart News for sending tweets about white pride.
Nehlen’s list of targets included conservative personality John Cardillo, author Kurt Schlichter, and former Boston Red Sox pitcher turned Breitbart radio host Curt Schilling. All three men, BuzzFeed News notes, are conservatives who distanced themselves from Nehlen. The candidate turned to his Twitter group to ask for some backup, writing, “Cardillo and others like him are working for Jewish media. Then, there are the fake conservatives who happen to be Jewish.”
Per screenshots published by BuzzFeed News, Nehlen then added: “I’m going to decimate them all. And y’all are gonna help me.”
Sources who spoke to BuzzFeed News said that “such requests were common” from Nehlen. One of the group chat’s most notable participants is Richard Spencer ally Eli Mosley, who heads a white nationalist group of his own called Identify Evropa, BuzzFeed News points out. Mosley is a polarizing figure even among white nationalists, as many reportedly think he sparked the violence at last year’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a woman was killed by a white nationalist.
Read more about Nehlen’s group chat at BuzzFeed News. Kelly O’Meara Morales

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A Bic will get the job done, but this “nearly matchless piece of machinery” could be the ultimate tool for lighting a cigar. Made by the Paris-based luxury brand S.T. Dupont, the Complication Lighter ($41,000) consists of 200 interlinking parts, “most of which are visible through its skeletonized body.” The case and working parts are finished in palladium or yellow gold and adorned with a diamond and nine rubies. A two-digit combination code unlocks the lid, and wheels spin as the cap opens and closes. Sliding knobs adjust the flame from a soft plume to an intense jet. The Week Staff

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Iran deal
Trump signs waiver to uphold the Iran deal for 120 more days as officials insist this is ‘the last time’
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President Trump has again signed a waiver to uphold the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, setting a deadline of 120 days for European partners to overhaul the pact or else the U.S. will reimpose deal-breaking sanctions, The New York Times reports. Trump has dubbed the agreement with Iran “the worst deal ever,” and is reportedly pressuring EU signatories to make uranium enrichment restrictions on Iran permanent, rather than allow them to expire in 2025, the BBC reports. The new deal insisted on by Trump would also need to allow for the inspection of Iranian facilities, with sanctions to be reimposed if Iran refused, and have an amendment added classifying Iran’s long-ranging missile program as “inseparable” from its nuclear program, Al Arabiya reports.
“This is the last time [Trump will] issue waivers [on sanctions] unless they reach an agreement,” said top White House officials. Trump called it the “last chance” and added “no one should doubt my word. I said I would not certify the nuclear deal — and I did not. I will also follow through on this pledge.”
As Trump has been threatening to withdraw from the deal since his candidacy, Iran’s vice president Eshagh Jahangiri responded to the news by saying: “If the Americans withdraw from the nuclear deal, we will not hold a mourning service; we are fully prepared for any likely event.” Regional experts warn that if the U.S. was to truly withdraw, it would “play into the hands of hard-liners in the country,” the Times writes.
So far, Europe has showed no sign of taking Trump up on renegotiating a deal. “The Iran nuclear deal makes the world safer,” said British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday. “European partners were unanimous today in our determination to preserve the deal and tackle Iran’s disruptive behavior.” Jeva Lange

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This gym is promoting a ‘healthy way of life’ by turning off the news
2:14 p.m. ET

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A nationwide fitness chain has banned cable news from the TV sets in its gyms, saying that today’s toxic political climate is incompatible with its “healthy way of life philosophy.” Life Time Fitness, which operates 128 gyms, says the move comes in response to numerous customer requests. Gym-goer Peter Glessing of St. Louis Park, Minn., says he will miss the stimulating indignation provided by cable news, which gave him “an extra motivation for exercising.” The Week Staff

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Lindsey Graham allegedly confirmed reports of Trump’s immigration comment
1:48 p.m. ET

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Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) said Friday that he “personally heard” the now-notorious comments President Trump allegedly made Thursday at a bipartisan meeting on immigration. By Friday afternoon, a Republican senator had joined Durbin in apparently confirming the reports as well.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said he talked to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who was in the room at the Thursday meeting, and said that Graham told him that the comments being reported by the press are “basically accurate.” A Democratic aide told NBC News on Thursday that Trump vented about immigrants coming to the United States from “shithole countries,” although Trump has denied he used that “language.”
“We ought not to disparage any other nation, frankly,” Scott told The Post and Courier. “Thinking about the success of America, it is the melting pot. It’s the ability to weave together multiple communities together for one nation.”
Although Graham has not confirmed his remarks to The Post and Courier, Durbin claimed earlier Friday that his South Carolina colleague “spoke up and made a direct comment on what the president said … For him to confront the president as he did, literally sitting next to him, took extraordinary political courage and I respect him for it.” The remarks have been internationally condemned, with the United Nations human rights office deeming them “racist.” Jeva Lange
Update 2:41 p.m.: In a statement, Graham confirmed that he confronted Trump about his remarks, though he did not elaborate specifically on what the president said. Read the full statement here. Jeva Lange

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The United Nations human rights office deems Trump’s immigration comments ‘racist’
1:15 p.m. ET

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The United Nations human rights office called President Trump’s dismissal of Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations “shocking and shameful,” with the spokesman for the U.N. high commissioner for human rights adding: “I’m sorry, but there’s no other word one can use but racist.” Trump allegedly asked why America would want people from “all these shithole countries” during a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers Thursday regarding immigration.
“You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘shitholes’ whose entire populations are not white and therefore not welcome,” added spokesman Rupert Colville, as reported by CNN.
Trump, who met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Wednesday, said the U.S. should try to instead attract people from Norway and similar countries. Eighty-three percent of the population of Norway is Norwegian, with another eight percent from other parts of Europe. Jeva Lange

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