Donald Trump privately slammed Ron DeSantis, calling him ‘fat,’ ‘phony,’ and ‘whiny’: book

Then-President Donald Trump campaigning with Ron DeSantis at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, on November 3, 2018. AP Photo/Butch Dill, File Trump slammed DeSantis in private, wrote New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman in her new book. Citing sources, Haberman wrote that Trump had called DeSantis "fat" and "whiny." He also said Chris Christie, another rival, had […]

Mnuchin says Trump doesn’t believe he has the right to fire the Fed chair, despite reports saying he has privately discussed the possibility

Associated Press/Evan Vucci Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that President Donald Trump reassured him that he has never suggested firing Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Mnuchin tweeted that Trump believed he didn’t have the power to do so. The statement comes in contrast with a Bloomberg report on Friday that said Trump has repeatedly […]

Russia reportedly receives an icy reception after it privately asks the US for help in rebuilding Syria

REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin Russia has reportedly used a communications channel with America’s top general to propose a plan to rebuild Syria and repatriate refugees. According to a US memo, the proposal was sent on July 19 by Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the Russian military’s General Staff, to US Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of […]

Exclusive: EU officials have privately rejected Labour’s Brexit policy as unworkable ‘cakeism’

REUTERS/Olivier Hoslet/Pool EXCLUSIVE: Senior EU figures have privately rubbished Labour’s Brexit policy. The shadow Brexit team is committed to retaining all of the benefits of the single market while negotiating a deal on the free movement of people. However,  a senior official in the European Commission told Business Insider that Labour’s plan to leave the […]

Christopher Nolan privately apologized to Netflix after calling its movie strategy ‘mindless’

Paramount Christopher Nolan apologized to Netflix’s head of content Ted Sarandos after calling Netflix’s movie strategy “mindless.” Netflix has clashed with many movie traditionalists over its release strategy. Netflix will release 80 new movies in 2018. Director Christopher Nolan revealed that he wrote Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos an apology after calling Netflix’s movie […]

Trump is reportedly talking about Supreme Court justices’ health issues, privately predicting he’ll be able to appoint 4

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast President Donald Trump has already appointed one Supreme Court justice, and is reportedly telling people he believes he will appoint three more. Multiple sources told Axios’ Jonathan Swan that Trump is openly predicting he’ll be able to fill four Supreme Court seats as president. One of Trump’s signature victories as president has been the appointment of […]

Onward app helps you defeat your addictions privately

Onward is on a mission to help people conquer their addictions and achieve tech-life balance. The company’s founders, Adam Singer and Gabe Zichermann, have histories of addiction among family and friends, and they believe that technology has a role to play in both causing and curing today’s overuse crisis. Their chat bot app tries to […]

Top Trump confidante admits to speaking privately with Guccifer 2.0, an alleged Russian cyberspy

Spencer Platt/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser and longtime confidante Roger Stone said he exchanged private messages with a hacker implicated in a massive cyberattack that targeted the Democratic National Commitee last year. Stone told Business Insider late Thursday night that he had a private conversation on Twitter with the person, nicknamed “Guccifer 2.0,” and that […]

REPORT: Flynn privately discussed US sanctions against Russia before Trump took office

Alex Wong/Getty Images WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House national security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed US sanctions against Russia with Moscow’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Donald Trump took office, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Citing unnamed current and former US officials, the Post said some senior US officials […]