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We must admit; even though American politics make us weep  –  we LIVE for the stories about Trump's personal life.

Half the time we are still scratching our heads as to HOW on earth he was elected and remains in office despite the sheer volume of scandals that have come out.

One particular scandal is going to be discussed on the Ray D'Arcy Show tomorrow – and tuning in is a MUST.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Stormy Daniels is opening up to Ray about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.

In the interview, you can expect to hear details of the non-disclosure agreement that she signed in the run-up to the 2016 US Presidential Election.

Stormy who's real name is Stephanie Clifford, will also talk about her new tell-all book on the matter, titled Full Disclosure.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 39-year-old has claimed she got freaky in the sheets with a married Trump.

She also alleged that they carried on a relationship for a year, despite Donald being wed to third wife, Melania.

Stormy famously filed a defamation case against the US president.

The legal action was subsequently thrown out of court and she was left to foot Trump's legal bills – ouch, gal.

We look forward to the secrets she will spill. 

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Here's a feel good story to get you through your day. 

It isn't one you usually hear of in Ireland, but a dolphin found itself in a spot of trouble on Doughmore beach.

Luckily for the marine mammal, its saviours were on their way as a woman cloaked the animal stranded in the surf.

Last week, Rebecca Glenny – a house keeper for Trump International Golf Links and Hotel, Doonbeg – was strolling along the beach when she had seen the dolphin in distress.

Rebecca entered the water and attempted to get the animal into deeper water and out of trouble.

However, this particular breed of dolphin can weigh up to 400 pounds and naturally, she was struggling.

Thankfully, a vigilant guest playing golf and his caddie John Wright seen Rebecca's admirable efforts and came to lend a hand.

Their joint efforts were successful and the dolphin was free from danger and back where it belongs. 

Fair play to the three of them!

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that he supports President Donald Trump's criticism from the press. 

The remarks were reportedly made at a private lunch held in New York on Monday. 

The event, hosted by Irish Consul General Ciaran Madden, was for young Irish workers across various sectors in New York City.

According to The Times,  when asked what he thought of Trump's attack on the US press, Leo said that the media was not interested in the truth but only in getting a story.

He was particularly scathing of political journalists, who he claimed were more interested in gossip rather than what the Government is actually doing. 

Reportedly a heated exchange followed as other members pointed out that the media had unearthed the Weinstein sexual assault allegations among other controversies. 

Social media had a strong reaction to Leo's comments, as some agreed with the Taoiseach while others were outraged that he had sided with Trump. 

Some were quick to jump to his defence, saying, ''you can criticise the media while supporting free speech. Taoiseach's points taken out of context imo.''

Others were not so understanding, stating that the whole episode was a ''strange, unsettling criticism of the media by our Taoiseach.'' 

According to RTE News, NUJ Irish General Secretary Seamus Dooley said it was ''bizarre'' that the Taoiseach would side with such a divisive political figure. 

Leo later said that his comments were ''taken out of context.''  

A spokesperson said that the Taoiseach "believes that a free, fair and balanced press is a cornerstone of our democracy".

Judging by the furore on Twitter, it seems like Leo might have a bit more explaining to do…

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Melania Trump's visit to an immigrant children's shelter yesterday drew plenty of attention due to a particular sartorial choice she made.

The 48-year-old headed down to the US-Mexican border on Thursday via a plane leaving from Andrews Air Force Base, according to CNN.

Press travelling with the first lady noticed that the olive green jacket she wore when boarding reads 'I really don't care. Do u?' in white writing on the back. 

She also wore it when deplaning at the Andrews Air Force Base after her visit.

Her choice in jacket, which was first reported on by the Daily Mail, has caused quite a bit of backlash due to the serious nature of her visit and the public uproar around President Donald Trump's border policy. 

In response to the criticism directed at Melania, East Wing communications director Stephanie Grisham issued a statement saying:

"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe."

President Trump claimed that the jacket's slogan was aimed at the media.

"'I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?' written on the back of Melania's jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!" he tweeted.

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Today marks the one year anniversary since the world became a much more, erm, interesting place – since Donald Trump became President of the United States.

The business mogul has officially spent 365 days in the White House, but in actuality, many of those days were spent else where.

According to reports, Donald Trump has spend 91 days of the last year on the golf course.

While on the campaign trail, Trump told his potential voters: ‘I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.’

Clearly, he’s not that overworked.

According to trumpgolfcount.com, Trump spends the majority of his golf trips shmoozing with athletes and business execs.

The website also details that the cost of transporting the POTUS on these golf trips has amounted to over 22 million dollars.

Here’s to a 2018 full of more golf instead of nuclear warfare.

 

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On Tuesday, a Democratic congressman vowed to force the House of Representatives to vote on POTUS Donald Trump's impeachment.

Representative Al Green of Texas intends to bring articles of impeachment against Trump following discussions with party members.

Communicating his intentions to colleagues, Green wrote: "For too long, we have allowed our civility to prevent us from confronting the invidious incivility of President Donald J. Trump."

"In doing this, hatred disguised as acceptable political correctness has festered in our body politic and polluted our discourse to our detriment."

"It divides and damages the social fabric of our country in ways that obstruction of justice cannot. It causes unparalleled destruction to our society in the long- and short-term that will not easily healed."

Green's intentions have raised concerns among other Democrats, however, with some arguing that the move may be premature and ultimately work against them.

The House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, has publicly opposed the idea.

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Donald Trump was named Time Magazine's Person of the Year last year, after his unprecedented win over Hillary Clinton in the US Presidential election. 

However, it seems that this year, the title will be going to someone else, as Trump claims that he turned down the offer.

Taking to Twitter, the POTUS wrote: 

'Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot.'

'I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!'

However, Time Magazine has clapped back, saying that he was never formally offered the title.

According to a statement made on their Twitter page, the magazine maintains that they do not contact the Person of The Year until the copy has gone to print, which in this case will be December 6. 

Trump was passed over for thr title in 2015, when the iconic magazine chose German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Trump seemed quite bothered by this at the time, saying:

'I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite.'

'They picked [the] person who is ruining Germany.'

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We all know that Donald Trump is a big fan of walls, so we're sure he would only be delighted to know that he has been immortalised on one in Dublin's fair city.

Artist collective Subset have created an impeccably realistic image of the POTUS, donning a MAGA hat. 

However, rather than saying 'Make America Great Again,' the hat reads 'Make Dublin Grey Again.'

 

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While some may find the subject questionable, there's no doubt that the artwork is impressive, and not without a message. 

Subset are responsible for many of the beautiful works of street art Dubliners are lucky enough to encounter on the daily. 

Remember that epic Stormzy mural down in Smithfield? You can thank Subset for that. 

 

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The street art group have been fighting a long battle with Dublin City Council, who continue to paint over their art. 

The council calls the art 'unauthorised developments,' and says that the work is a breach of city planning. 

The 'Make Dublin Grey Again' slogan might just be a cheeky statement to the City Council, who cover their vibrant, culturally aware and intricate work with dull, grey paint.

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Donald Trump has taken to Twitter (surprise surprise) to renew his vehemence for a border wall. 

Citing the Eqyptian mosque attack, which killed over 200 people in the al-Rawda mosque in the town of Bir al-Abed, Trump used the attack to promote the construction of a border wall between the US and Mexico, and to promote the travel ban.

Trump said he would speak with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi later that day.

'Will be calling the President of Egypt in a short while to discuss the tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life;' he said. 

'We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will.'

'Need the WALL, need the BAN! God bless the people of Egypt.'

The attack was one of the deadliest in Egyptian history. So far, no signal organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack. 

Trump has previously used similar attacks to promote his proposals.

After the attack in London's Parsons Green, the POTUS said:

'The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific – but stupidly, that would not be politically correct.'

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Last week, a photograph of cyclist, Juli Briskman, went viral, and this week, that same photograph cost her her job.

The 50-year-old, who became a social media sensation after deciding to flip off President Trump's motorcade, was informed that her decision to do so meant that she could not stay under the employ of government contracting firm, Akima LLC.

Aware that the publicity surrounding the photograph could have detrimental implications, Juli approached her employers and confirmed that she was the woman in the photograph.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, Juli explained that her decision to come clean resulted in her dismissal, saying: "They said, 'We're separating from you'."

"Basically, you cannot have 'lewd' or 'obscene' things in your social media. So they were calling flipping him off 'obscene.'"

Juli, who chose to make the image her profile picture on both Facebook and Twitter, ultimately violated Akima's social media policy, despite the fact her place of employment is not listed on her social media pages nor was she working at the time the photo was taken.

Speaking to the Washinton Post, Juli insists that she does not regret her decision despite it costing her her job.

"I flipped off the motorcade a number of times," she admitted before adding: "I'd do it again."

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After weeks of obstruction by the Trump administration, a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant was finally able to terminate her pregnancy on Wednesday morning.

The girl, known as Jane Doe in the courts, entered the US in September and discovered she was pregnant while in federal custody at a facility for unaccompanied minors in South Texas.

On September 25, she obtained a court order permitting her to undergo the procedure, but federal officials refused to transport her or grant her temporary release.

According to The Independent, her lawyers say government officials had illegally denied her the medical care she was entitled to, and claim that the staff at the shelter she was staying in had taken her to a crisis pregnancy centre to try to discourage her from terminating the pregnancy.

The teen was eventually granted permission to have the procedure after a lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled six-three in favour of the teen.

Speaking to The Associated Press, Brigitte Amiri, a lawyer who argued for the teen in court said: “I'm relieved for Jane Doe, but I'm so incredibly frustrated that we had to go through all of this for what is a very well-settled constitutional right.”

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Although she didn't win the title of Miss America, Maragana Wood's comments about Donald Trump definitely stole the show.

Twitter users have praised the Miss Texas competitor after she condemned the US President for his less than adequate response to the Charlottesville violence.

During the question and answer section of the pageant, Maragana was asked about the white supremacist rally that took place last month.

The host referred specifically to the comments made by Trump in which he stated that there was shared blame with “very fine people on both sides.”

She was then asked is she agreed with the statement and to explain her answer.

“I think that the white supremacist issue – it was very obvious that it was a terrorist attack,” she said.

“I think that President Donald Trump should have made a statement earlier addressing the fact, and making sure that all Americans feel safe in this country. That is the number one issue right now.”

Her quick response was met with cheers from the audience and of course, social media erupted with support fo the Miss America contestent. 

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