Trumpism Highlights

Trump takes credit for UK's Huawei ban: 'I did this myself'
  • The UK will not work with Huawei to build out its 5G network, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government announced Tuesday
  • The move is a reversal of policy based on US-imposed sanctions, UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said.
  • President Trump took credit for the sudden change in an exchange with reporters this week. "We convinced many countries, many countries — I did this myself for the most part — not to use Huawei, because we think it's an unsafe security risk, it's a big security risk," Trump said.

'I don't even want to go there': Fauci criticizes the White House for trying to discredit him and says he 'can't explain' Trump adviser Peter Navarro
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke out Wednesday against the White House's attempts to discredit him.
  • "I think if you talk to reasonable people in the White House, they realize that was a major mistake on their part, because it doesn't do anything but reflect poorly on them," Fauci said. "I cannot figure out in my wildest dreams why they would do that."
  • He also singled out President Donald Trump's trade adviser, Peter Navarro, saying, "I can't explain [him]. He's in a world by himself. So I don't even want to go there."
  • Fauci's comments came after White House aides circulated a list of talking points over the weekend attacking him for his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
  • "When the staff lets out something like that and the entire scientific and press community push back on it, it ultimately hurts the president."

Trump reportedly 'authorized' and 'encouraged' an op-ed attacking Dr. Fauci, despite the White House's claim to the contrary
  • The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that President Donald Trump personally "authorized" and "encouraged" an op-ed by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci.
  • Fauci is the nation's top infectious disease expert and a member of the White House coronavirus task force.
  • The Times' reporting contradicts the White House's claim from earlier Wednesday that it did not sign off on the Navarro op-ed and that he broke protocol by publishing it.
  • Trump and his allies have leveled a string of public attacks against Fauci in recent days, blaming him of mishandling the coronavirus outbreak and circulating a list of talking points, characterized as opposition research, against him.
  • The attacks also come as Trump is reportedly rattled by Fauci's soaring reputation with the American public, his approval rating on handling the pandemic, and his frequent television appearances.

Trump's net economic approval rating collapsed 15 points in one month, according to a new poll
  • President Donald Trump's net economic approval rating has crashed 15 points in just one month, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.
  • As of June, 52% of voters approved of Trump's handling of the economy, while 45% disapproved. This month, Trump's economic approval stands at 44%, while his disapproval is at 53%.
  • The numbers released Wednesday are Trump's worst net score on the economy since August 2017, Quinnipiac's poll found.
  • The president's job approval rating is also tanking.
  • 36% of voters approve of the job he's doing and 60% disapprove, which is a six-percent drop compared to last month.

The White House reportedly sent the Pentagon dirt on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman to derail his promotion
  • The White House sent the Pentagon a list of allegations against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman after he testified against President Donald Trump during his impeachment, NBC News reported.
  • The National Security Council transmitted the list to the Pentagon while Vindman was on track for a promotion to colonel, according to the report.
  • The list claimed Vindman created a hostile work environment at the NSC but its claims could not ultimately be corroborated.
  • Trump fired Vindman and his twin brother, Yevgeny, from the NSC after the former testified against the president.
  • Last week, Vindman announced that he was retiring from the Army following "a campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation" by Trump.

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.