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Trump ‘friend’ and N.Y. campaign co-chair says he wants Obama dead of ‘mad cow disease’ in 2017

Paladino shoots off his vile mouthThe New York co-chair for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign said his wishes for 2017 are to see President Obama die from mad cow disease and for Michelle Obama to be “let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe.”

Carl Paladino said he wants the outgoing president to be buried next to close advisor Valerie Jarrett, who he wants to see convicted of treason and decapitated in prison by a “jihady (sic) cell mate who mistook (her) for being a nice person.”


Trump tweets about nuclear weapons, raising questions and fears

Trump tweets about expanding nukesPresident-elect Donald Trump called for an expansion of the United States' nuclear capabilities on Thursday, in a tweet that alarmed nonproliferation experts who said that a boost to the U.S. arsenal could fuel global tensions.

In his Twitter post, Trump said, "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," but gave no further details.

It was not clear what prompted his comment. However, earlier on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia needed to "strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces."


Trump Names Carl Icahn as Adviser on Regulatory Overhaul

Carl IcahnCarl Icahn, the billionaire investor who has been laying siege to corporate boards for decades, will be named special adviser to Donald Trump on overhauling regulations, according to a person familiar with the matter.

For years, Icahn considered himself the ultimate outsider, painting his role as storming corporate castles run for country club executives by traversing moats and battling the highly-paid and established knights of those in power, like investment bankers from Goldman Sachs. His detractors attacked Icahn for being a corporate raider trying to sack corporations for quick profits. But with Trump winning the White House, Icahn now has the keys to the kingdom, or at least the ear of the president-elect.


Sean Spicer named as new Press Secretary

Sean SpicerPresident-elect Donald Trump announced his White House communications team on Thursday, naming Republican National Committee Chief Strategist Sean Spicer as press secretary.

Trump also named prominent advisers and surrogates, including Hope Hicks, Jason Miller and Dan Scavino to senior White House roles.


Passenger removed from flight after confrontation with Ivanka

Passenger removed after remark to IvankaA passenger was removed from a JetBlue Airways Corp plane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Thursday after verbally accosting Ivanka Trump, the website TMZ reported.

Airline personnel escorted the man off the plane after he railed at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's daughter, TMZ said.

Ivanka Trump was en route to Hawaii for a vacation with her family, according to an ABC News report on the incident.


Trump taps Kellyanne Conway as White House counselor to president

Kellyann ConwayDonald Trump's transition team on Thursday announced the president-elect picked campaign manager Kellyanne Conway to serve as counselor to the president.

Conway, the first female campaign manager to win a presidential race, led Trump's team in the final three months before the election. The top White House role will allow Conway to give Trump input on virtually any decision he makes.


Scottish court says woman can pursue claim against Trump

Trump can be sued by Scottish womanA Scottish court has ruled that a woman can pursue a civil claim against Donald Trump's golf course in Balmedie, Scotland.

Rohan Beyts says staff at the course violated her privacy by filming her as she urinated on sand dunes near the resort.

Edinburgh Sheriff Court said Thursday her case can go forward and will be heard in April.


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