Trumpism Highlights

The Trump administration unveiled a wild plan to wall off China from the US internet
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced a broad program to crack down on Chinese apps and services.
  • The "Clean Network" program will block "untrusted" Chinese apps from app stores; stop Chinese phone companies from pre-installing US apps; keep US data off Chinese cloud services; and guard undersea cables.
  • It isn't clear that the plan is workable, and risks balkanizing the internet.

Vice President Mike Pence is headlining a 'Cops for Trump' rally in Tucson, Arizona. But city officials say the Trump campaign refuses to pay a 4-year-old police bill stemming from an old campaign rally.
  • Vice President Mike Pence is headlining a 'Cops for Trump' reelection rally in Tucson, Arizona, as city officials say the Trump campaign has refused to pay a police bill it sent in 2016.
  • Tucson officials accused the Trump campaign of violating a license agreement associated with a March 2016 campaign rally. The Trump campaign said Tucson police 'refused to do anything to control protesters or otherwise protect attendees.'
  • Trump's campaign has refused to pay at least $1.82 million worth of bills sent to it by numerous municipal governments in connection with political rallies. The campaign says it's under no legal obligation to pay.
  • Trump regularly presents himself as the president of 'law and order' and a strong supporter of police.
  • Democrat Joe Biden's campaign has refused to say whether it will pay police bills if it begins conducting in-person campaign events between now and Election Day.

Rudy Giuliani wildly claims Black Lives Matter are a 'domestic terror group' who 'hate white men in particular'
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has claimed Black Lives Matter is a "domestic terrorist group," despite the group never being tied to a single terrorism event in a global database of almost 200,000.

"These are killers, and these are people who hate white people. They're people who hate white men in particular. And they want to do away with a mother-father family," Mr Giuliani said on Fox and Friends on Thursday, although ample evidence debunks that claim.

While the US State Department has a list of foreign terror organisations, the government does not legally denominate domestic terror groups.

Trump Calls New York Lawsuit Against NRA 'Terrible Thing,' Suggests Gun Group Moves to Texas
President Donald Trump on Thursday called New York's lawsuit against the National Rifle Association "a very terrible thing" and suggested the organization move to Texas.

The president told reporters he thinks the embattled gun rights group should move to Texas "and lead a very good and beautiful life," calling the state "an appropriate place" for the NRA.

"I've told them that for a long time," Trump added. "Texas would be a great place or to another state of their choosing, but I would say that Texas would be a great place and an appropriate place for the NRA."

New York Attorney General Letitia James filed the lawsuit to dissolve the NRA earlier Thursday, alleging "years of self-dealing and illegal conduct."

Trump's attempt to ban TikTok and WeChat could face legal trouble for infringing on free speech, according to a First Amendment expert
  • Trump signed executive orders Thursday attempting to ban TikTok and WeChat from operating in the US, citing national security concerns.
  • In the orders, the president invoked a 1977 law that gives him the authority to block foreign transactions that pose national security risks.
  • But a legal expert told Business Insider that the orders are "likely to have First Amendment problems" because they attempt to restrict speech.
  • The Trump administration also faces practical and technical challenges in implementing a ban that actually keeps Americans from using the apps.

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.