Newspaper headlines: Trump ‘genius’ and cabinet reshuffle

By BBC News
Staff

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The fallout from the publication of Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury, continues to spill onto the front pages, with the latest episode seeing a Twitter defence from President Donald Trump over his mental health. The author claims White House insiders doubted Mr Trump’s capacity to be president. However, the US leader took to social media to proclaim he was a “very stable genius”.

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The Sunday Telegraph reports on the reshuffle of Theresa May’s cabinet – due on Monday and Tuesday – saying Education Secretary Justine Greening is fighting to keep her job. The paper claims private polling by the Conservatives showed its record in the sector was a “significant factor” in its loss of seats at the last election, but Ms Greening could resist any attempt to oust her.

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The Sunday Times covers the reshuffle as well, claiming at least six members of Mrs May’s cabinet will be moved or sacked – though it says Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond, Amber Rudd and David Davis will all stay in place. The paper also reports on an undercover investigation into Google, claiming the company makes billions from vulnerable people seeking help for addiction thanks to referral fees.

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The appointment of Toby Young as a new university tsar has again come under scrutiny – this time on the front page of the Mail on Sunday. The paper reports that Mrs May has now voiced her “distaste” over several tweets sent by the campaigner, which have been deemed sexist and obscene.

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In what is becoming a busy week for the PM, the Sunday Express reports that she will also launch a review into parole hearings after the public outcry regarding the impending release of John Worboys. The former black cab driver, who was convicted of 19 offences and is suspected of attacking more than 100 women, has served 10 years in jail.

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The Daily Star Sunday says Worboys claims to have been forgiven by God, having become a Christian whilst serving his jail sentence.