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Donald Trump’s latest campaign hire is David Bossie, the longtime president of Citizens United, the infamous conservative organization named in the 2010 Supreme Court ruling scaling back regulations on corporate financing of political messaging.

Trump called Bossie “a friend of mine for many years,” according to the Washington Post. “Solid. Smart. Loves politics, knows how to win.”

The addition of Bossie comes after Trump’s latest round of hires saw the appointment of Kellyanne Conway as campaign manager and Breitbart News head Steve Bannon as the campaign’s CEO.

Bossie plans to take a leave of absence from Citizens United. He is also a member of an independent anti-Clinton group and will leave that post for Trump’s campaign as well.

According to CBS News, Trump personally requested Bossie join his team. Bossie’s will be tasked with running the field operations of the Trump team — a remarkably sparse group of offices nationwide — as well as helping the GOP nominee with debate preparation — though Trump is said not to enjoy preparation much.

Bossie has ties with Trump’s current and former staffers, including former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and has apparently been informally advising Trump for some time. Hopefully he gets paid.

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President Joe Biden

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Two tiresome realities about being president of the United States: first, everybody blames you for things over which you have little or no control: such as the worldwide price of oil, and international shipping schedules. Should there be too few electronic gee-gaws on store shelves to pacify American teenagers this Christmas, it will be Joe Biden’s fault.

Second, everybody gives you advice, whether you ask for it or not. Everywhere you look, Democrats and Democratically-inclined pundits are tempted to panic. “The cold reality for Biden,” writes New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait “is that his presidency is on the brink of failure.” A return to Trumpism, and essentially the end of American democracy, strikes Chait as altogether likely.

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