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Sam Jayne / Axios

President Trump, along with Donald Jr. and Sarah Sanders, launched another series of attacks on the media this past week, with Trump railing at CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post on Twitter. Trump is known for his nicknames for both political competitors (Lyin' Ted Cruz, Little Marco) and his nemesis news companies.

Why it matters: As long as there has been the press, there has been tension between the White House and the media companies, but Trump's unreserved, childish attacks on specific news companies and reporters via Twitter is something new.

Here's a list of 11 media nicknames bestowed by Donald Trump.

  1. New York Times is always the "failing" New York Times.
  2. CNN used to be "Clinton News Network," but Trump now likes to refer to the network as "FNN" — Fake News Network.
  3. The Washington Post has now been dubbed "Amazon Washington Post," in a confusing tweet about internet taxes on Wednesday.
  4. The Daily Beast was called the "failing" and "money losing" Daily Beast.
  5. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are the hosts of "low ratings" Morning Joe.
  6. Then there's "sleepy eyes" Chuck Todd at the "ratings starved" Meet the Press.
  7. The Wall Street Journal is the "dying" WSJ or the "ever-dwindling" WSJ.
  8. Then there is of course the "failing" Forbes Magazine.
  9. And the "dishonest" or "money losing" Politico.
  10. The National Review is the "dying" or the "failing" National Review.
  11. The Huffington Post (when that was their name) shares a nickname with Politico, the "money losing" Huffington Post.

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Trump's coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas resigns

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Scott Atlas, a controversial member of the White House coronavirus task force, handed in his resignation on Monday, according to three administration officials who discussed Atlas' resignation with Axios.

Why it matters: President Trump brought in Atlas as a counterpoint to NIAID director Anthony Fauci, whose warnings about the pandemic were dismissed by the Trump administration. With Trump now fixated on election fraud conspiracy theories, Atlas' detail comes to a natural end.

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Iranian leaders are weighing their response to the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, known as the father of Iran’s military nuclear program, who was given a state funeral Monday in Tehran.

The big picture: Iran has accused Israel of carrying out Friday’s attack, but senior leaders have suggested that they’ll choose patience over an immediate escalation that could play into the hands of the Israelis and the outgoing Trump administration.

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  3. Politics: Bipartisan group of senators seeks stimulus dealChuck Grassley returns to Senate after recovering from COVID-19.
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