Trumpism Highlights

The Reagan Foundation has told the Trump campaign and RNC to stop using the ex-president's image
  • The Reagan Foundation has requested that Trump Make America Great Again, a Trump campaign and RNC fundraising committee, stop using President Ronald Reagan's image.
  • The request comes after the committee offered a commemorative coin embossed with President Donald Trump and President Ronald Reagan's image to donors.
  • RNC Communications Director Michael Ahrens told Forbes that the request came as a surprise because the foundation "has not objected to us using President Reagan's likeness before."

Boris Johnson's government is privately 'desperate' for Trump to lose the election to Joe Biden
  • Boris Johnson's government privately wants Donald Trump to lose the upcoming presidential election to Joe Biden, according to a new report.
  • UK government sources told the Sunday Times that Johnson has been trying to distance itself from the Trump administration in anticipation of a potential Biden victory.
  • Johnson's government has reportedly ditched plans to sign a trade deal with Trump this year, saying they don't want to be bounced into one by the president.
  • A senior UK diplomat told Business Insider that a Biden victory would bring an end to the "venal corruption" of the Trump era.

The debate over masks is not a 'culture war,' stop calling it that
  • Referring to Trump and his followers' crusade against masks as a "culture war" misunderstands what it actually was – an authoritarian's attempt to bend reality.
  • Unlike a culture war, the fight over masks was not a question of values, but of facts. It wasn't an attempt to win consensus either. An insurmountable majority of Americans disagreed with Trump on this.
  • By eschewing masks, Trump was trying to use his power to impose his fantasy that the coronavirus is innocuous on the American people.
  • But he lost that fight. In our society, the coronavirus is too violent a reality for Trump to bend.

Trump knows his reelection chances are in trouble, so now he's trying to confuse Americans and erode trust in our elections
  • In 2016, then-candidate Trump tried to sow discord and confusion about the election in the face of long electoral odds.
  • Now, facing a possible defeat in November, President Trump is using that same playbook to confuse Americans and undermine their faith in the election.
  • By raising doubt about the validity of the election, Trump is harming our democracy in an attempt to try and preserve his power.

White House chief of staff says Trump won't extend the weekly unemployment boost because it 'paid people to stay home'
  • White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Sunday the president was not interested in extending the $600 weekly boost to federal unemployment benefits as they're set to expire on July 31.
  • Meadows said the $600 per month increase to unemployment "actually paid people to stay home" and "people got more money staying at home than they would going back to work."
  • The $600 weekly boost was passed in March as part of the CARES Act in order to supplement the gap between a worker's lost wage and state unemployment benefits, which cover just a portion of a person's previous earnings.
  • Meadows said the Trump administration planned to support an effort to expand unemployment insurance that would provide up to 70% of an individual's lost wages — though state officials have previously warned such a plan would take weeks to implement.

Eight in 10 Americans think country is headed in wrong direction, a Trump era record
More Americans are pessimistic about the direction of their country than at any point during Donald Trump's presidency, as the nation continues to struggle with the coronavirus, protests against police brutality that have at times turned violent, and a venomous presidential election that has exposed deep political divides.

Roughly eight in 10 Americans say the country is going in the wrong direction, according to a new poll from the Associated Press and the NORC Centre for Public Affairs Research.

Just 38 per cent of those polled said the state of the national economy is good, down nearly half from 67 per cent in January, before Covid-19 was known to have reached US shores.

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.