Trumpism Highlights

Trump has not yet commented on the passing of Rep. John Lewis despite retweeting Twitter posts after the announcement of his death
  • President Donald Trump has not yet commented on the death of Rep. John Lewis, despite being active on social media when the news was announced.
  • Lewis, a civil rights icon, died aged 80 on Friday, seven months after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  • Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has also not released a statement yet.
  • The Georgia congressman did not attend Trump's 2016 inauguration and has previously criticized him openly.

Coronavirus: Trump will not order all Americans to wear masks despite pleas from Fauci
Donald Trump has said that he will not order Americans to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of coronavirus, despite pleas for US residents to do so from the country’s top public health official, Dr Anthony Fauci.

In a segment to be broadcast on Sunday, the president told Fox News: “No, I want people to have a certain freedom, and I don’t believe in that.”

The wearing of face masks as a response to the pandemic has become heavily politicised in the US, largely by Republicans who view calls to do so as an affront to their personal liberty.

What's keeping Trump's Twitter from being hacked? A White House digital fortress — and perhaps some special help from Twitter
  • A massive, humiliating hack this week targeted some of Twitter's most important users like Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Jeff Bezos. But President Donald Trump's hyperactive Twitter account was spared.
  • Trump's account may have been given extra protection from Twitter's end after a rogue employee temporarily deactivated the president's personal handle in 2017.
  • The White House also has layers and layers of protection in place to keep Trump's communications safe, even though he reportedly often uses an unsecure phone.
  • That said, former government officials and cybersecurity experts agreed that Trump being targeted in a bitcoin scam is the least of his concerns.
  • "The question is, what has happened before that went under the radar?" said one former intelligence contractor. "How many tweets could have gone out, or could go out in the future, that just don't catch people's eye?"

The Trump campaign is running several anti-TikTok ads on Facebook and Instagram accusing the Chinese app of 'spying on you'
  • The Trump campaign is now running political ads on Facebook and Instagram that accuse TikTok of "spying" on users.
  • The ads, launched Friday, encourage users to sign a petition banning TikTok, the viral app that's raising national security concerns due to its ties to China through its parent company ByteDance.
  • In recent weeks, the president and government officials have said they're considering banning TikTok in the US, where the app has an estimated userbase as high as 80 million.

Trumpism
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.