Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites

Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites
Roger Stone calls for Trump to declare 'martial law' if he loses the election, and order the arrest of Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, and the Clintons
  • Roger Stone, a former Trump adviser, urged President Trump to declare "martial law" is he loses the election in November.
  • In an interview with the far-right Infowars site, Stone called for Trump to form a special task force of federal agents to "physically stand in the way of criminal activity" in the election.
  • He repeated Trump's baseless accusations that the election result would be fraudulent, as polls show Democratic candidate Joe Biden maintaining a lead over the president.
  • Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering last year in relation to his activities during the 2016 election, but given clemency by Trump.

Twitter and Facebook continue Trump whack-a-mole with warning labels on his posts encouraging people to vote twice
  • Twitter and Facebook appended warning labels to a post by President Trump that appears to encourage people in North Carolina to vote twice, which is illegal.
  • Trump said mail-in voters in North Carolina should "see if it was counted" and potentially turn up at the polls too.
  • Twitter said explicitly that the post broke its rules and hid the tweet behind a clickthrough notice.
  • Facebook did not say the post was inaccurate, but added a label saying postal ballots were historically reliable.

Trump described the killing of an antifa-linked suspect by US Marshals as 'retribution'
  • President Donald Trump in a Fox News interview Saturday described the fatal shooting of an antifa-linked murder suspect by US Marshals last week as an act of "retribution."
  • The fatal shooting by the law enforcement officers has come under scrutiny, with one witness claiming that they did not try and arrest the suspect before opening fire.
  • Trump has seized on the August 29 killing of a far-right activist during protests in Portland to hammer home his attack on anti-racism protesters.

It's time to get serious about impeaching Attorney General Bill Barr
  • Attorney General William Barr has shown that he has no respect for the law.
  • During his time as AG, Barr has acted more like President Trump's personal defense lawyers than America's top law enforcement official.
  • If Trump isn't voted out of office, Democrats should be prepared to impeach Barr.

I'm a veteran who gets my medicines through the mail. I didn't sign up for Trump's war on the USPS.
  • President Trump's new Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, is causing problems with the United States Postal Service, leading to delays in mail.
  • Trump is also pushing for more changes and casting doubt on the Post Office's functions.
  • I'm one of thousands of veterans who rely on the postal service to get prescription medication.
  • If Trump continues to make the USPS a political front, it could have devastating results for veterans.
  • Barb Cotton is US Navy Veteran with multiple sclerosis who currently resides in Lebanon, PA, where she was born and raised.

Michael Bloomberg will spend at least $100 million to aid Joe Biden in Florida
  • Michael Bloomberg, a former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, will commit at least $100 million in an effort to aid Joe Biden in Florida, according to the Washington Post.
  • Recent polling numbers indicate a close race in the Sunshine State, with Joe Biden performing well among senior citizens, while Donald Trump has made gains with Latino voters.
  • Florida boasts several large media markets, making advertising costs expensive for political candidates.
  • Since 2000, the winning presidential candidate in Florida has never won by more than 5%. In 2016, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by a 1.2% margin (48.6%-47.4%).

Trump suggests he would 'negotiate' a third term as president because he is 'probably entitled' to it.
  • President Donald Trump on Saturday once more suggested he would spend three terms — 12 years — in office, claiming that he was "probably entitled" to an extra term in office.
  • Throughout his presidency, Trump has sometimes suggested he would spend more than two terms in office.
  • The 22nd Amendment, which was ratified in 1951, established that a president may not serve more than two terms.
  • Prior to the ratification of the 22nd Amendment, FDR was elected to serve four terms in office, serving 12 years as president before his death in 1945.

Trump said he's 'done more in 47 months as president' than Joe Biden has over the years, but he's only been in office for 45 months
  • At his Nevada rally on Saturday night, President Trump told the crowd that he's "done more in 47 months than Joe Biden has in 47 years."
  • However, Trump has been in office for less than 45 months.
  • Trump at the rally also told supporters he plans to "negotiate" for a third term, saying he's "entitled to another four' years after a potential second term.

Michael Cohen's daughter calls Ivanka Trump 'phony' and 'gross' in scathing Vanity Fair interview
  • Samantha Cohen, Michael Cohen's now 24-year-old daughter, discussed her relationship with the Trump family in a Vanity Fair interview.
  • Samantha called Ivanka Trump "phony" and "gross" because she would ignore her presence and once ratted her out for smoking cigarettes.
  • In hindsight, the Trump family didn't care about the Cohens at all, Samantha said, and viewed them as "collateral damage."

Mary Trump said the president 'projects about almost everything' regarding his accusation that Biden uses drugs
  • President Donald Trump's niece, Mary, said in a CNN interview on Sunday that the president may be projecting when it comes to his claim that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden takes drugs before presidential debates.
  • "I think there's probably, possibly drugs involved," the president told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro in a Saturday interview, regarding Biden's debate performance.
  • Mary Trump said she thinks her uncle's behavior is partially due to his "desperation," saying that "he's grasping at straws at the moment.

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.

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