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The Trump campaign has cut travel on Air Force One for its staff as it copes with a spending crisis
  • The Trump campaign has put the brakes on its staff traveling on Air Force One to rallies and other reelection events as it cuts costs, including reimbursements for private use of the presidential jet.
  • Although the campaign does not appear at risk of running out of money, the move signals it’s concerned about the runaway spending, especially stemming from the reign of former campaign manager Brad Parscale.
  • The only staff now flying regularly on Air Force One are campaign manager Bill Stepien and senior media strategist Jason Miller. Others have to fly commercial and get reimbursed.
  • “They’ve tried to cut back on the margins,” one Trump adviser told Insider. “They’ve spent a lot of money; the burn rate is enormous.”
  • The campaign has so far canceled plans to buy advertising on a NASCAR vehicle, to purchase advertising space on a blimp, and Parscale’s use of a personal driver.

Trump says he has an 'obligation' to nominate Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor 'without delay' amid reports he plans to name a nominee within days
  • President Donald Trump is poised to nominate a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as soon as possible, according to reports from ABC News and CNN.
  • Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 following complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.
  • Before she died, Ginsburg told her granddaughter in a statement that her "most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed Friday the Senate will vote on a nominee put forward by the president.

Trump says he's given his 'blessing' to a proposed TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart
  • President Donald Trump said Saturday he had approved "in concept" a deal between Oracle and Walmart for TikTok's US operations.
  • The details of the deal remain hazy, but Trump said he believed the deal had addressed his national security concerns.
  • "I have given the deal my blessing," Trump told reporters. "If they get it done that's great, if they don't that's fine too."

POLL: 58% of American voters think the Senate should not fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court vacancy until after the election
  • The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg opened up a vacancy on the Supreme Court that President Trump said he will fill as quickly as possible.
  • Insider conduced a national survey with 1,017 respondents following the announcement Friday that Ginsburg had died, asking the course of action Americans preferred for filling her seat.
  • A plurality of respondents — 45% of registered voters — said that the president elected in November should fill the seat.
  • Another 13% said the seat should not be filled until after the election.
  • Only 28% of registered voter respondents said Trump should fill the vacancy before the election.

Donations to the Democratic fundraising platform ActBlue surged after Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, breaking the platform's record for donations received in a single hour
  • Democrats have raised more than $45 million since Friday night following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The New York Times reported Saturday.
  • According to the report, the fundraising platform ActBlue broke its all-time record for donations in a single hour two times Friday in the hours immediately following the announcement of her death.
  • In the 9 p.m. hour, ActBlue candidates and causes raised some $6.2 million, and in the 10 p.m. hour, it raised $6.3 million, The New York Times reported.

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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.