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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.

Trump promotes book of ex-aide who was fired after saying the president thought his daughter Tiffany was overweight
Donald Trump has publicly supported a new memoir written by his former aide, Madeleine Westerhout, who was fired from the White House last year after being critical of the president’s daughters to journalists.

On Tuesday, the president tweeted: “Great new book by former director of Oval Office Operations, Madeleine Westerhout, entitled Off the Record.

“When I look at all of the fake books and garbage written about me, it’s really nice to see a very smart and already wise young woman write an honest depiction of what...went on at the White House during some extremely interesting and important times.”

Trump tells Americans they'll have to 'learn to speak Chinese' if he loses to Biden in 2020
  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday said China would "own" the US if he loses to former Vice President Joe Biden.
  • "If I don't win the election, China will own the United States—you will have to learn to speak Chinese!" Trump said.
  • The Biden campaign in response told Insider that Trump has been "the weakest president in American history with respect to China."

Hawaii just saw a record high turnout in its primary election. Nearly everyone voted by mail.
  • The Hawaii primary election on Saturday saw a record-high turnout for a state primary and nearly all of the ballots cast were mailed in, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
  • Of 406,425 people who voted in the election, 400,952 of them cast their vote using a mail-in ballot, which is approximately 99% of the entire turnout, according to the report.
  • With the participation of 51% of registered voters, Saturday's primary saw the highest turnout in a Hawaii primary election of all time, eclipsing a previous record set in 1994.
  • President Donald Trump and his allies within the GOP have been publicly opposed to an expansion of mail-in-voting, making the baseless claim that the practice leads to widespread voter fraud.

The Trump administration says new unemployment benefits will be available 'in the next week or two.' But governors say it will take much longer to implement.
  • On Monday, the Trump administration said that most states would be in a position to implement a $400 jobless aid supplement in two weeks.
  • But experts and governors are casting doubt on that ambitious timeline, saying states are strapped for cash.
  • "It's absolutely 100% impossible states will have this up in a couple of weeks," said Michele Evermore, an unemployment expert.

Video of Portland 'Bible burning' seized on by Trump allies alleged to be Russian disinformation scam
A viral video of protesters burning a Bible in Portland may have been amplified as part of a Russian disinformation campaign.

In the video, a pair of protesters appear to throw a Bible onto a fire. Though other protesters in the area do not seem to react to the event, the video, captured and shared by Russia Today owned video outlet Ruptly, became a sensation among right-wing media pundits and politicians as evidence that the protesters are godless book-burners.

The video was pushed by Ruptly several nights and became a leading story on Russian-government owned news site Russia Today.

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