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WASHINGTON — President Trump has his good list, and he has his bad list.

More than most presidents, the mercurial and bombastic Trump is quick to criticize the officials he’s appointed to top administration posts. He called Attorney General Jeff Sessions an “idiot” to his face. He told former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross his “understanding of trade is terrible.” And he suggested he could beat Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in an IQ test.


But at a dinner with European business leaders at the glitzy World Economic Forum on Thursday night, Trump had only praise for Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, one of the administration officials to accompany the president to Davos.

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