Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites

As Democrats confirm Biden as his opponent with a show of unity, Trump is retreating further into conspiracy claims and stoking a culture war
  • Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, is campaigning on an offer of renewal and unity — and is pledging to overturn key Trump immigration policies.
  • President Donald Trump, in contrast, is hardening the divisive rhetoric that propelled him to his shock victory in 2016.
  • As Democrats held their first-ever virtual conference, Trump has renewed attacks on immigrants and praised a white nationalist running for Congress in Florida.
  • Republicans appear to be crafting their conference to focus on cultural wedge issues to further inflame tensions in a way they hope will favor Trump.

Trump congratulated GOP primary winner Laura Loomer, a self-proclaimed 'proud Islamophobe' who once handcuffed herself to Twitter HQ
  • Right-wing commentator Laura Loomer won the Republican primary on Tuesday night for Florida's 21st Congressional District, where President Donald Trump is a resident.
  • Trump retweeted a series of stories on Loomer's surprise upset and praised her victory.
  • "Great going Laura. You have a great chance against a Pelosi puppet!"
  • The 27-year-old candidate, who has made headlines for her anti-Muslim rhetoric, is running to defeat Democratic incumbent Rep. Lois Frankel in the safe blue district.
  • Loomer was banned from Twitter in 2018 after she tweeted hateful remarks toward Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress.

Trump floated swapping Puerto Rico for Greenland because 'the people are poor' and 'dirty' in Puerto Rico, according to former DHS chief of staff
  • A former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security revealed a request he heard from President Donald Trump during an MSNBC interview Wednesday.
  • "He actually said ... could we swap Puerto Rico for Greenland because, in his words, Puerto Rico was 'dirty' and 'the people were poor,'" former DHS Chief of Staff Miles Taylor told MSNBC's Hallie Jackson.
  • Taylor said Trump made the offensive comments ahead of a 2018 trip down to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief.
  • The former official added that Trump expressed "deep animus for the Puerto Rican people behind the scenes," and that he did not believe Trump was joking.

The many GOP speakers endorsing Biden at the 2020 DNC show how deeply Trump has divided the Republican Party
  • The 2020 Democratic National Convention has seen several well-known Republican figures speak and endorse former Vice President Joe Biden.
  • In the hyper-partisan context of a US presidential race, it's highly unusual for prominent Republicans to endorse Democratic candidates and speak at the DNC.
  • What's happening is emblematic of the ways in which President Donald Trump has upended the modern GOP, as he endorses conspiracy theorists running for Congress and invites viral, gun-toting couples to speak at the RNC.

Goodyear tumbles 6% after Trump tweets to boycott the company over MAGA hat ban (GT)
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. dropped as much as 6% on Wednesday after President Trump tweeted to his 85 million followers to boycott Goodyear tires.
  • Trump's tweet was likely sparked by an image that was shared on social media earlier this week that supposedly shows a slide of an employee training presentation at Goodyear outlining that "MAGA attire" is considered unacceptable at the workplace.
  • President Trump tweeted, "Don't buy GOODYEAR TIRES - They announced a BAN ON MAGA HATS."

Trump tweets conspiracy theory minutes after Obama accuses him of treating the presidency like 'one more reality show he can use to get the attention he craves'
  • Shortly after former President Barack Obama warned that President Donald Trump is not interested in taking his job seriously, Trump tweeted a conspiracy theory about the Russia probe.
  • Trump has shown "no interest in treating the presidency as anything more than one more reality show he can use to get the attention he craves," Obama said in his speech at the Democratic National Convention.
  • A few minutes later, Trump tweeted in all caps, "HE SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN, AND GOT CAUGHT!"
  • An internal Justice Department investigation uncovered no evidence that the Obama administration or the FBI "spied" on the Trump campaign.

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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.