Trumpism Highlights

Trump will use emergency powers to remain in White House if he loses election, says House majority whip
Donald Trump could use emergency powers to extend his term in the White House, a senior Democrat has said, as fears grow that the president may attempt to hold onto office should he lose November’s election.

James Clyburn, the House majority whip, said he believes Trump has no intention of “peacefully” transferring power to presumptive Democratic candidate Joe Biden, who is well ahead in several major polls in the race for the Oval Office.

“I don’t think he plans to leave the White House,” Mr Clyburn, the Democrat Rep. for South Carolina, told CNN on Sunday. “He doesn’t plan to have fair and unfettered elections. I believe that he plans to install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue to hold onto office.”

Microsoft adds $77 billion in market value after confirming talks to buy TikTok in the US (MSFT)
  • Shares of Microsoft rose as much as 5% on Monday after it confirmed on Sunday that it was continuing talks about buying the popular social-media platform TikTok in the US.
  • The gains added $77 billion to Microsoft's market capitalization at intraday highs, bringing its total value to more than $1.6 trillion.
  • President Donald Trump said on Friday that he would order ByteDance, TikTok's Chinese parent company, to sell its US operations.

The Maryland county where Barron Trump attends school ordered private schools to stay closed until October, but the governor overrode the decision
  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday issued an emergency order to block the county where Barron Trump goes to school from banning private schools from opening for in-person instruction.
  • On Friday, the Montgomery County, Maryland, health officer issued a mandate that ordered private schools remain closed for in-person learning until at least October 1.
  • President Trump's son, Barron, attends the St. Andrew's Episcopal School in the Maryland county.
  • "The blanket closure mandate imposed by Montgomery County was "overly broad and inconsistent with the powers intended to be delegated to the county health officer," Hogan said in a statement Monday.

Iran's 81-year-old leader says Iran will not negotiate with 'old man' Trump
  • In a defiant speech marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, 1-year-old Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said his country would not negotiate with President Donald Trump, who is 74.
  • Tensions between the US and Iran have soared since Trump unilaterally withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and began tightening sanctions on Iran.

Trump refuses to acknowledge John Lewis' achievements and claims he's done 'more for Black Americans'
  • President Donald Trump, during an Axios interview, repeatedly stopped short of describing the late Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia as an impressive individual.
  • "He chose not to come to my inauguration," Trump said of Lewis. "He chose, I never met John Lewis, I don't believe."
  • "I find a lot of people impressive," Trump added. "I find many people not impressive, but no, he didn't come to my inauguration.

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.