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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 Republican National Convention will exclude the press and renominate Trump in private for the first time in modern history
  • The Republican National Convention this month will reportedly be closed to the press, and will feature just a fraction of the delegates due to coronavirus restrictions.
  • An RNC spokesperson told CNN, "We are working within the parameters set before us by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events."
  • Coronavirus fears have plagued the GOP's efforts to hold the convention, where President Donald Trump will formally be nominated. The convention normally boasts thousands of attendees.
  • Instead, the RNC will reportedly livestream the vote.

Trump is trying to shove 4 years of China policy into 4 months
  • The Trump administration has pivoted from the US's policy of strategic ambiguity toward China, to open rivalry over the last few weeks.
  • And in that time it has announced a slew of aggressive policies toward China with little explanation of what it plans to do in the event that China retaliates.
  • If that sounds intense, that's because it is. We've gone from zero to Mad Max with China, and officials in Beijing know it's going to stay this wild all the way leading up to the November election.
  • This is an environment where mistakes, misunderstandings, and accidents can make a terrible impact on relations between the US and China, and the world.

Vice presidential contender Stacey Abrams says Trump is trying to 'steal the vote' by undermining the US Postal Service
  • Stacey Abrams accused Trump of trying to "steal the vote by undermining the postal service" in an interview with CNN's Dana Bash on Sunday.
  • Abrams, a rumored front-runner for Joe Biden's vice presidential pick, made the comment in response to a question about Trump's recent suggestion about delaying the election.
  • "He's attempting to distract us from his failed leadership," Abrams said, slamming Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Abrams criticized Trump's attacks on mail-in ballots and USPS cost-cutting ordered by his 'partisan' postmaster general, echoing recent claims by Biden.

Trump and Jared Kushner's personal banker is under investigation by Deutsche Bank over her purchase of a $1.5 million Manhattan apartment from a Kushner-owned company
  • The personal banker of President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner is facing an internal investigation from her employer, Deutsche Bank, The New York Times reported Sunday.
  • Deutsche Bank is investigating Rosemary Vrablic over her 2013 purchase of a New York City apartment from a company part-owned Kushner, a Deutsche Bank spokesperson confirmed.
  • Kushner and Trump are longtime clients of Vrablic, who entered the public spotlight during the 2016 presidential campaign when Trump cited her as evidence of his close ties with Wall Street.
  • Deutsche Bank's dealings with Kushner and Trump have faced scrutiny before, including an ongoing FBI investigation into suspicious transactions between Kushner Companies and Russians and its $2 billion in loans to Trump despite his history of defaults.

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