Trumpism Highlights

Trump questioned why Fauci has a higher approval rating than his over the coronavirus while 'nobody likes me'
  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he did not understand why he has a worse approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus than Dr. Antony Fauci.
  • "He's got this high approval rating, so. Why don't I have a high approval rating, and the administration, with respect to the virus?," Trump asked.
  • He questioned why health officials in his administration are "highly thought of, but nobody likes me."
  • He continued: "It can only be my personality, that's all."

Trump says he didn't confront Putin about Russia paying for Taliban attacks on US soldiers because he considers it 'fake news'
  • President Donald Trump said he did not raise the issue of Russia paying the Taliban to kill US troops with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I have never discussed it with him," Trump said in an interview with Axios.
  • He said a call last week with Putin was "to discuss other things" and that the payments are "an issue that many people said was fake news."
  • Trump has dismissed reports on US intelligence findings about the payments as not credible, though two current Taliban commanders and one former commander confirmed the practice to Insider in July.
  • Trump has also denied reports that the he was briefed on the intelligence findings, though former spies and intelligence officials say this is hard to believe.

Trump orders federal officers to leave Portland after weeks of outrage
Donald Trump's administration has ordered federal agents who have been aggressively policing Black Lives Matter protests in Portland for weeks to leave the city.

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that Oregon Governor Kate Brown has "agreed to a joint plan to end the violent activity in Portland directed at federal properties and law enforcement officers."

Governor Brown said that officers from US Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement "have acted as an occupying force and brought violence."

President Donald Trump leaves after delivering remarks about American energy production during a visit to the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig

Trump attended a fundraiser in Texas without a mask on the day the US hit 150,000 coronavirus deaths
  • President Donald Trump attended a fundraiser in Texas on Wednesday without a mask and no obviously enforced social distancing as coronavirus cases surge in the state.
  • Trump traveled to the Double Eagle Energy oil rig in Texas to speak on the oil and gas industry, railing against Democrats' clean energy policies.
  • As of Wednesday, Texas has more than 421,000 coronavirus infections, and nearly 6,800 people have died from COVID-19 in the state.
  • Trump said he was "all for" masks and has suggested it was "patriotic" to wear one after months of refusing to wear one in public and condemning its use as a political ploy.
  • Health experts have recommended wearing a face mask and practicing social distancing to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

Stella Immanuel, the doctor in the Trump-endorsed COVID-19 disinformation video, was sued for medical malpractice in 2019 after one of her patients died
  • The doctor in the COVID-19 disinformation video endorsed by President Donald Trump was sued for medical malpractice in 2019, the Houston Chronicle reported.
  • Citing court documents, the Chronicle said that Dr. Stella Immanuel was sued in Louisiana after a woman died shortly after leaving her care.
  • Immanuel shot to prominence on Monday after the president, his son Donald Trump Jr., and Madonna shared a video of her touting an unproven coronavirus treatment.
  • In the video, Immanuel said that masks aren't effective and that hydroxychloroquine could cure COVID-19. Scientists have for months proven both of those assertions wrong.
  • There is no available cure for COVID-19, and the Food and Drug Administration has not approved it for use on coronavirus patients.

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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.