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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.

The CEO of the largest iPhone manufacturer reportedly predicted that China will no longer be the 'world's factory' due to Trump's trade war (FB, TWTR, GOOG, GOOGL)
  • Foxconn chairman Young Liu said Trump's trade war against China means its "days as the world's factory are done," Bloomberg reported Wednesday.
  • Foxconn, the largest iPhone maker globally, said it plans to diversify production lines to avoid tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on Chinese-made goods, according to Bloomberg.
  • Liu told Bloomberg that the company is looking to a variety of regions including India, Southeast Asia, and the Americas.
  • Trump has waged a years-long economic battle against China, imposing extensive tariffs and targeting a range of Chinese companies, though evidence strongly suggests that most of the burden has fallen on Americans.

The White House wants to change shower regulations so they spray more water, addressing a personal Trump grievance over needing more water to wash his hair
  • The Trump administration is proposing changes to shower regulations rules to allow them to pump out more water.
  • The proposal comes after Trump repeatedly complained about getting too little water from his shower. He said he needs a lot for his hair to be "perfect."
  • Current rules limit a shower to a maximum flow of 2.5 gallons a minute. The new rules would allow showers to pump many times that by adding extra nozzles.
  • Andrew deLaski, the head of one energy conservation group Appliance Standards Awareness Project, said she changes were "silly."
  • "We've got a pandemic, serious long-term drought throughout much of the West. We've got global climate change. Showerheads aren't one of our problems." he said.

Trump brands Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski 'ditzy airhead' in latest sexist attack
Donald Trump launched another sexist attack on Mika Brzezinski, calling the "Morning Joe" co-host who often criticises him a "ditzy airhead" as he tries to court suburban female voters.

The president began his Thursday, after the United States recorded more coronavirus deaths on Wednesday since mid-May, by focusing on cable news ratings and reviving a feud with two MSNBC hosts.

"Very poor morning TV ratings for MSDNC's Morning Joe, headed by a complete Psycho named Joe Scarborough and his ditzy airhead wife, Mika, and also @CNN, headed by complete unknowns," he wrote before 7 a.m. (ET). The latter remark was a dig at CNN "New Day" hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota.

Trump says the USPS is too poorly funded to handle mail-in voting — while opposing additional funding for it
  • President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that the US Postal Service does not have the funds to cope with increased mail-in votes.
  • "They don't have the money to do the universal mail-in voting. So therefore, they can't do it, I guess," Trump said of the agency.
  • There are proposals to better fund the service, but they are being blocked by Republicans in Congress. Trump attacked Democrats for seeking more money for the USPS.
  • Trump again claimed that mail-in votes are vulnerable to mass fraud, a concern election officials say is groundless.
  • Democrats have alleged that the president is seeking to delegitimize an expected surge of mail-in ballots in a bid to retain power.

Mike Pence claimed Trump created more jobs in the last 3 months than Obama did in 8 years — and the backlash was swift
  • Vice President Mike Pence claimed on Fox News that the Trump administration had created "more jobs in the last three months than Joe Biden and Barack Obama did in their eight years in office."
  • Experts were quick to point out Pence left out April, a month the US suffered 21.5 million job losses. The economy has only recovered just under half of them, or 9 million.
  • The Obama economy recorded a net total of 11.5 million job gains over two terms.

Trump announces 'historic' deal between Israel and the UAE, including a suspension of West Bank annexation plans
  • President Donald Trump announced a "historic" deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, declaring the normalization of relations between the two countries.
  • Israel has also agreed to suspend plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, according to the agreement.
  • An established public relationship between Israel and the UAE had not existed prior to the announcement.
  • The deal states the three countries are hopeful that more "diplomatic breakthroughs" between Israel and other nations in the region can be possible.
  • The deal is a mixed bag for Palestine, experts say, and also has implications for Iran.

Watch Trump react when a reporter asks if he regrets 'all the lying you've done to the American people' over the last 3 1/2 years
  • President Donald Trump on Thursday dodged a reporter's question on whether he regretted lying throughout his presidency.
  • "After three and a half years, do you at all regret all the lying you've done to the American people on everything, all the dishonesties?" a reporter asked Trump.
  • Trump quickly called on a different reporter for another question.
The Washington Post's fact-checker found that as of July 9, the president had made over 20,000 false or misleading claims. On that day alone, he made 62 false claims, and around half of them were in a single interview with Fox's Sean Hannity.

In June 2020 alone, Trump made 721 false claims, according to The Post's roundup. In the past 14 months, he's made an average of 23 false claims a day, the newspaper reported.

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