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White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault, right, walks past President Donald Trump during a meeting on healthcare. Photo: Pablo Martinez Mansivais / AP

Omarosa Manigault, one of Trump's senior aides, took her 39-person bridal party to the White House one April morning for an extended photo shoot after her wedding, Politico reports. Four current and former White House officials told Politico's Josh Dawsey that Manigault and her friends "loudly" traversed the building and caught many by surprise.

Why it matters: After John Kelly took over as chief of staff, Manigault was one of the Trump aides banned from dropping in on meetings she wasn't explicitly invited to. And various officials told Politico that some senior aides and lawyers were not told in advance that she was going to hold this photo shoot on White House grounds.

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Reddit traders look to pummel Wall Street's old guard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Reddit traders are taking on Wall Street pros at their own game with this basic mantra: Stocks will always go up.

Why it matters: Their trades — egged on in Reddit threads — have played a role in historic market activity in recent days.

The week the Trump show ended

Data: NewsWhip; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Donald Trump was eclipsed in media attention last week by President Biden for the first time since Trump took office, according to viewership data on the internet, on social media and on cable news.

Why it matters: After Trump crowded out nearly every other news figure and topic for five years, momentum of the new administration took hold last week and the former president retreated, partly by choice and partly by being forced off the big platforms.

Pay TV's bleak post-pandemic outlook

Data: eMarketer; Chart: Axios Visuals

The pandemic has taken a huge toll on the Pay-TV industry, and with the near-term future of live sports in question, there are no signs of it getting better in 2021.

Why it matters: The fraught Pay-TV landscape is forcing some smaller, niche cable channels out of business altogether.

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