Trumpism Highlights

Supreme Court rules that New York prosecutors can see Trump's taxes and financial records
  • The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down President Donald Trump's efforts to stop New York investigators from subpoenaing his taxes and financial documents
  • The court ruled 7-2 in favor of the Manhattan district attorney's office, which subpoenaed the president's tax returns as it investigates whether he or his business violated state laws.
  • Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the majority opinion, in which Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagain joined.
  • Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch filed a concurring opinion in the judgment, and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito filed dissenting opinions.

Trump responds to blockbuster Supreme Court rulings on his tax returns, calling them 'political prosecution' and 'not fair'
  • President Donald Trump weighed in Thursday after the Supreme Court handed down two blockbuster rulings related to his longrunning efforts to block investigators from seeing his financial records.
  • In the first case, the court ruled 7-2 that the president cannot stop New York prosecutors from gaining access to his records.
  • In the second case, the court ruled 7-2 that Congress can subpoena Trump's financial documents, but it also sent the matter down to the lower courts to assess "separation of powers concerns."
  • "The Supreme Court sends case back to Lower Court, arguments to continue. This is all a political prosecution. I won the Mueller Witch Hunt, and others, and now I have to keep fighting in a politically corrupt New York. Not fair to this Presidency or Administration!" Trump tweeted after the rulings came out.

Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch ruled against Trump in landmark cases about the president's taxes and financial records
  • Both of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court appointees ruled against the president in Thursday's decision on whether the president could defy a subpoena making him turn over his tax returns.
  • Nominating Gorsuch and Kavanaugh has been considered by conservatives as perhaps Trump's most significant achievement, with the pair shifting the balance of the court in favor of conservative-leaning justices.
  • Trump described the decision backed by both of his Supreme Court appointees as part of "a political prosecution," comparing it to the "Mueller Witch Hunt."

Democrats celebrate landmark Supreme Court rulings against Trump while Republicans say they're proof of a political conspiracy
  • The Supreme Court dealt a major blow Thursday to President Donald Trump's efforts to block investigators from obtaining his financial records.
  • The court ruled 7-2 — in two separate cases — that the president cannot stop New York prosecutors from seeing his tax returns and that Congress has the right to subpoena the president's financial documents.
  • However, the rulings are also a partial victory for Trump because they mean the public likely won't see his closely held tax returns or financial records ahead of the November election.
  • Democratic lawmakers praised the decisions and said they proved "no one is above the law," while the president's defenders pointed out that no materials will be immediately turned over to investigators and that they can keep fighting against specific record requests.
  • Republicans also portrayed the efforts as inherently partisan, even though both Trump-appointed associate justices on the Supreme Court sided with the majority.

Merkel says the coronavirus pandemic has exposed leaders who rely on 'fact-denying populism'
  • Angela Merkel says that the coronavirus pandemic has exposed those who rely on 'fact-denying populism' as she criticised world leaders who promoted 'lies and disinformation.'
  • 'We are seeing at the moment that the pandemic can't be fought with lies and disinformation, and neither can it be with hatred and agitation,' she said.
  • Merkel's comments could be interpreted as a thinly-veiled swipe at leaders, including US President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who have both sought to downplay the dangers of the virus.

New Yorkers paint 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' in front of Trump Tower. The president has called the mural a 'symbol of hate' that would denigrate 'the luxury Avenue'
  • New Yorkers on Thursday morning painted "Black Lives Matter" on a street in front of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.
  • President Donald Trump previously criticized the city's decision, calling the mural a "symbol of hate."
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio took part in Thursday's event and said the city was "liberating" Fifth Avenue.

Mary Trump's publisher has already shipped over 600,000 copies of her tell-all book
  • More than 600,000 copies of Mary Trump's book, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," have already been distributed, Bloomberg reported.
  • That figure was revealed in a Wednesday court filing from publisher Simon & Schuster.
  • President Trump's brother, Robert, is seeking to block the sale of the tell-all book, arguing it violates a confidentially agreement.
  • A New York court is expected to issue a ruling as soon as July 10.

Trump says Roger Stone's 'prayer' for a pardon 'may be answered' soon
  • President Donald Trump is widely expected to pardon the longtime former Republican strategist Roger Stone, CNN reported.
  • In an interview with the talk radio host Howie Carr this week, Trump complained about Stone's alleged mistreatment by prosecutors, saying he was "framed" and "treated horrible."
  • When Carr told Trump that Stone was "praying" for a pardon before having to report to prison on July 14, Trump answered, "If you say he's praying, his prayer may be answered. Let's see what happens."
  • Stone acted as an informal adviser to the Trump 2016 campaign and was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison in February after being convicted of seven counts of obstruction of justice, false statements, and witness tampering.

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Trumpism refers to the nontraditional political philosophy and approach espoused by US President Donald Trump and his supporters. The term Trumpism can also be used to directly refer to an outrageous or idiosyncratic statement made by Donald Trump.

Trumpisms are Bushisms on steroids.