Trumpism Highlights

Trump retweeted a post accusing the CDC of lying about the coronavirus to prevent his reelection
  • President Donald Trump retweeted a tweet written by game show host Chuck Woolery on Monday morning.
  • Woolery, the original host of "Wheel of Fortune," and a conservative, accused the CDC and doctors of lying about the coronavirus.
  • Woolery did not specify what lies were being told, but alleged it was "all about the election" — suggesting that the agency was emphasizing bad news to harm Trump's campaign.

Trump loses battle in 'culture war' as Washington NFL team will drop Redskins name
Donald Trump suffered a loss Monday in his self-proclaimed "culture war" when Washington's NFL franchise announced it will retire the team name Redskins and logo of a Native American that some found offensive.

Team owner Daniel Snyder decided to drop the name after several major sponsors, including FedEx and PepsiCo, said they would pull out of lucrative deals with the team unless the name was dropped. The companies acted amid ongoing racial unrest that was triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man, under the knee of a white police officer in Minneapolis.

The president, as he does on almost every national issue, injected himself into the team's name controversy years ago. First he criticised then-President Barack Obama for suggesting Mr Syder should drop Redskins. Then, on 6 July, three days after the franchise announced it was "reviewing" its name, Mr Trump urged team officials to resist pressure to change it.

Trump has made 20,000 misleading or false statements since taking office
It took Donald Trump 827 days to utter or tweet 10,000 misleading or false statements during his term. But it took the president just 440 to double it.

The president has uttered over 20,000 such statements since being sworn in on 20 January 2017. He nearly doubled his per-day average during his 440-day sprint to the 20,000 mark, according to The Washington Post Fact Checker staff.

The president dropped a whopper on Sunday when he tweeted that Barack Obama played more golf than him while president. But independent White House watchers quickly debunked the claim, noting Mr Obama had hit the links around 90 times at this point in his presidency while Mr Trump has spent over 250 days at a golf property.

A former top White House official blasts 'simply inexcusable' delays for coronavirus tests
  • Mick Mulvaney wrote in a CNBC op-ed published Monday that coronavirus testing lapses are "simply inexcusable at this point in the pandemic."
  • "I know it isn't popular to talk about in some Republican circles, but we still have a testing problem in this country. My son was tested recently; we had to wait 5 to 7 days for results," he said.
  • Trump has repeatedly said the US response to the outbreak would look better if the government hadn't increased virus testing to the extent it had.

Trump accused of 'trying to bury' CDC warning that full school reopenings pose highest risk of coronavirus spread
Donald Trump has been accused of "trying to bury" expert guidelines that said fully reopening schools and universities posed the highest risk of spreading coronavirus compared to partial or virtual openings.

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten said the president suppressed the report while pressuring the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to weaken safety recommendations in an effort to reopen schools faster.

"By trying to bury what the CDC recommends, Trump is betraying every student, teacher and parent in this country," Ms Weingarten, who leads the 1.7 million-member teachers union, said.

Trump administration lifts ban on sales of gun silencers to private foreign buyers
President Donald Trump ended a nearly 20-year-old ban on selling gun silencers to foreign buyers on Friday.

The ban - which was implemented in 2002 - was intended to prevent terror organisations from gaining access to American silencers.

Silencers - also called suppressors - are devices attached to firearm barrels to mitigate the noise produced when the weapon is fired.

Trump's Twitch channel was reinstated two weeks after being suspended for violating 'hateful conduct' policies (AMZN)
  • President Donald Trump's Twitch account was temporarily suspended for two weeks, but it was reinstated on Monday.
  • Twitch had suspended the channel, saying Trump's words violated the company's hateful-conduct rules. It gave two prime examples from Trump campaign rallies: one in 2015, and another in late June in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Twitch is the latest social platform to struggle with moderating the US president's speech.

Trump administration deep-sixes 'Deep State' cash bonuses, cancelling annual awards for career federal government executives
  • The Presidential Rank Awards are one of the nation's highest honors for the federal government's career civil servants.
  • But the Trump administration is cancelling them this year, citing the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • During the past three years, Trump has issued several hundred of the awards, including recognition in 2018 to Office of Management and Budget official Mark Sandy. He later testified before Congress during impeachment proceedings.
  • Trump has accused the federal bureaucracy for working against him. He's also amplified messages from QAnon conspiracy theorists, who believe the president will unleash a 'storm' against anti-Trump government officials, among others.

How Fauci's relationship with the White House appeared to break down through the coronavirus response
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, emerged as an expert voice in the White House's chaotic response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
  • In the early days of the response, President Donald Trump praised Fauci, saying at a March press briefing he was "doing a tremendous job working long, long hours."
  • However, Fauci's relationship with the White House has since grown distant from the outside as he was cut from appearances, openly broke with the administration on claims about the virus, and said in a recent interview he hadn't briefed the president in two months, though he didn't reveal why.

Severe Storms and Record Heat are Sweeping the U.S.
An Oklahoma resident kayaked down his street during a severe storm that brought hail and flooding. Per NOAA, extreme weather events linked to the climate crisis have cost U.S. taxpayers $450 billion under Pres. Trump, who calls climate change a ‘hoax.’
At least 327 reports of severe weather across the U.S. were made within 24 hours of July 12, 2020, including tornadoes, flash floods, and thunderstorms

or Trump-ism

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.