Trumpism Highlights

Donald Trump: Where He Stands
President Trump hopes his loyal base can help him beat Joe Biden.

Trump denied asking to have his face carved on Mount Rushmore, but said it 'sounds like a good idea to me!'
  • In a Sunday night tweet, President Donald Trump denied a New York Times report over the weekend that a White House official had inquired about adding a carving of another president to Mount Rushmore.
  • However, Trump said it "sounds like a good idea" based "on all of the many things accomplished during" his first term.
  • While adding another president to Mount Rushmore is a frequent question, the National Parks Service says there's actually no room for an additional sculpture.

Top Democrats fear Trump and his staff will shred documents, withhold important information and delete official emails on the way out if Biden wins the election. Here's what they plan to do to stop it
  • Top Democrats are worried that President Donald Trump and his allies will shred documents, delete data and emails, and refuse to cooperate with an incoming transition team if Joe Biden wins the White House.
  • "If there's a transition — and I pray to God there is this year — it's hard to see it going smoothly," said Rep. Gerry Connolly, a Virginia Democrat who chairs a House Oversight panel on government operations.
  • Earlier this month, the Trump administration sent a report to congressional watchdogs showing how it's preparing for a possible government handover in January. But Democrats are skeptical.
  • We are not dealing with the most law-abiding administration here," said Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland. "These are people who have no problems suppressing and destroying evidence."

Trump says US 'will have a deal with Iran within four weeks' if he is re-elected
Donald Trump has promised a new nuclear deal with Iran “within four weeks” if he is re-elected in November, according to a video of his remarks from inside a New Jersey fundraiser.

Footage from a campaign fundraiser on Sunday show the president addressing a crowd of packed-in supporters, none of whom appear to be wearing masks or socially distanced while at the home of a friend of the president who died from coronavirus.

Videos obtained by Jewish Insider show dozens of supporters at the Jersey Shore home of Stanley Chera, who died following Covid-19-related illness in April.

Catholic bishop rejects idea Trump is 'pro-life', saying president is 'only concerned about himself'
A Kentucky bishop has claimed Donald Trump cannot be pro-life, because he is “only concerned about himself”.

Reverend John Stowe, the Lexington Diocese Bishop in Kentucky, questioned the president’s stance on abortion during a Facebook Live panel with Catholic organisation Pax Ramona.

“For this president to call himself pro-life, and for anybody to back him because of claims of being pro-life, is almost willful ignorance,” the reverend said when asked about the church’s role in November’s presidential election.

Trump says his GOP acceptance speech will take place at Gettysburg or the White House
  • President Donald Trump on Monday said his GOP acceptance speech will be held at either the White House or Gettysburg.
  • Either location would be controversial, given both are historic, public sites and Trump's speech will be inherently partisan.
  • Trump has also spent much of the summer pushing against the movement to remove Confederate monuments, and the Confederacy suffered a miserable defeat at Gettysburg.

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.