Trumpism Highlights

Donald and Melania Trump requested mail-in ballots for elections in Florida, despite Trump's insistence the system is rigged
  • President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump requested mail-in ballots for Tuesday's primary election in Florida, according to CNN and USA Today.
  • But Trump has railed against mail-in voting and made groundless claims that its use will open the election process to widespread fraud.
  • Trump suggested delaying the election over the practice, and yesterday said he was intentionally blocking extra funding which would help the postal service cope.
  • Appearing to excuse the discrepancy, Trump has argued that the mail-in voting system in Florida is secure. The state is vital to his presidential campaign.

Michael Cohen predicts that Trump will 'never leave office peacefully' because he's terrified of being sent to prison
  • Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer of President Donald Trump, has released the foreword of his upcoming memoir, "Disloyal."
  • In the blurb he claimed that his old boss would not leave office peacefully if he loses November's presidential election.
  • "As the months passed by and I thought about the man I knew so well, I became even more convinced that Trump will never leave office peacefully," he wrote.
  • Trump has refused to confirm he will accept November's election result win or lose, and critics say that he is attempting to affect the election's outcome by stymieing postal votes.
  • A judge ordered Cohen's release into home confinement in July, saying he believes the government was retaliating against him for writing a book about Trump by jailing him again after his May release.

Top DHS Officials Wolf and Cuccinelli Serving Illegally, GAO Finds
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and acting DHS second-in-command Ken Cuccinelli were improperly appointed to their roles and are, as a result, legally ineligible to serve in their positions, a government watchdog determined Friday.

The finding from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office, Congress' independent investigative agency, does not compel the Trump administration to take action, but it is expected to bolster ongoing legal challenges and inspire new litigation calling into question the validity of policies crafted under the leadership of the two men, including several sweeping immigration reforms.

Obama slams Trump's attacks on the Postal Service, says the current administration is 'more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus'
  • Former President Barack Obama on Friday accused President Donald Trump of attempting to suppress the vote with his recent attacks on the US Postal Service.
  • Trump this week said he did not want the cash-strapped USPS to get more funding because he doesn't want it to go toward mail-in voting, which he's falsely said leads to widespread voter fraud.
  • "Everyone depends on the USPS ... They can't be collateral damage for an administration more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus," Obama said.

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.