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To check the morning papers with Bloomberg Steve rappaport of course, Steve the breaking news of President Biden is indeed running for reelection crossed too late to make it in print, but the departure of Fox News host Tucker Carlson certainly did not, and The New York Times has a story on the Trump reaction. That's right, Nathan. After the firing of Tucker Carlson became public, the station newsmax had an interview with the former president in which he said, I'm surprised I'm shocked, I think Tucker's been terrific. He's been especially over the last year or so. He's been terrific to me. And then we also had reaction from the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., he said the decision was mind-blowing, and he thinks it changes things permanently, adding that Carlson was an actual thought leader in conservatism and a once in a generation type talent. The reunion, so to speak of the former president and Tucker Carlson comes after the revelation of text messages, part of discovery in the dominion lawsuit case. Some of these text messages that were surfaced in which Tucker Carlson said that he hated Trump passionately and referred to him as a demonic force, but a source tells The New York Times when the two got on the phone together. They patched things up and have since become regular Friends communicating back and forth. That's according to The New York Times. All right, turning from the times to The Wall Street Journal and exclusive story there on Nike cofounder Phil knight and another big donation to his company's hometown. That's right, Nathan. The thing is, for Phil knight, Portland is personal to him because it's not just the headquarters of Nike, he's a Portland native and now according to The Wall Street Journal, knight and his wife penny are giving $400 million to rebuild Portland's albina area. It's a historically black community where residents have experienced decades of strife and displacement. The project to rebuild albina is being called the 1803 fund, and that number references the year that Lewis and Clark decided to bring a frontiersman and slave known as York with them across the country, so the donation arrives as Portland is going through its own upheaval, there is a boom in crime, also we saw many protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd there. So mister knight tells the paper, I think it can lift the community and it can give the whole city hope that's my ambition. All right, our last minute here, Steve, let's turn to The Economist and a story on the impact of Russia's war in Ukraine on the black market. That's right, according to The Economist, there is a man named Alexander hotel north. He runs a smuggling museum in the port city of Odessa. He says, according to The Economist, that the corridor, the port of Odessa, has been a corridor for contraband since the 18th century, and according to the paper citing the global initiative against transnational organized crime, think tank, it refers to Odessa as part of the strongest criminal ecosystem in Europe. Interesting thing here though, we've learned from this story that for organized crimes, sometimes patriotism can Trump profits because one told the paper, we are thieves, we are against any state, but we decided we are for Ukraine. And if you're interested in other unique museums, I highly recommend the museum of failure in New York, which actually has a whole section dedicated to some of former president Trump's business ventures, Nathan. Wow. We'll leave it there. Bloomberg Steve rapoport with the look at the morning front pages this morning. Up next here on Bloomberg daybreak, the latest on the breaking news, President Biden's reelection bid is now official. Plus, we're keeping an eye on UBS shares still falling after earnings. That's coming up in our 6 30 news. First

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