Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites
How an ex-Bernie digital guru and the creator of the Obama 'Hope' poster will be trolling President Trump as he motorcades through Cleveland for the debate
  • Former Bernie Sanders digital strategist Scott Good stein is one of three organizers behind the art project, with one billboard featuring a cartoon President Trump floating over a cemetery.
  • Nine billboards will be strategically placed on major thoroughfares in Cleveland, site of Tuesday's first presidential debate between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
  • The messages are critical of Trump for his policies on immigration, the coronavirus, and policing.
  • I felt that the Biden campaign and the DNC were missing the unique narrow lane of adding some additional art, culture and a little bit of harder edge messaging that was coming in the streets,” Goodstein told Insider.

Wisconsin Republicans tried to stifle a plan for poll workers to collect absentee ballots in parks across Madison
  • Poll workers in Madison, Wisconsin, are expected to appear at more than 200 different locations over the weekend to allow residents the opportunity to register to vote, apply for an absentee ballot, and turn in their ballots, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported.
  • Republicans in the state have opposed the "Democracy in the Park" event because of a restriction on in-person voting until October 20 and have suggested the event would not properly protect the ballots.
  • Madison city officials said they planned to go ahead with the event as ballots would be safe and protected. They added that since ballots would not be distributed, it wouldn't be in violation of state law.
  • Wisconsin is seen as a battleground state in the 2020 presidential election, going to Trump in 2016 after Obama won in 2008 and 2012.

John Legend says that Americans 'will have to start thinking about going somewhere else' if Trump is reelected
  • In an interview with Cosmopolitan UK, John Legend says that Americans may have to consider leaving the country if President Trump is reelected.
  • "Every once in a while you think about it," Legend said. "I don't know what one's supposed to do when you have a leader who is trying to destroy democracy."
  • Trump has feuded with Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, throughout his presidency.
  • Legend, a strong supporter of 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, has been a prominent political activist for years, with a particular passion for criminal justice reform.

Trump makes a $500 billion economic appeal to Black Americans, while pledging to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
  • At a Georgia campaign event on Friday, President Trump unveiled a $500 billion economic plan designed to boost opportunities for for Black Americans.
  • The "Platinum Plan" would create 3 million new jobs and 500,000 new black-owned businesses, according to Forbes.
  • Trump also announced that he supports making Juneteenth a federal holiday, along with designating the Ku Klux Klan and Antifa as terrorist organizations.
  • The incumbent president has struggled with racial controversies throughout his first term and hopes to peel off enough disaffected black Democrats and political independents to win reelection.

2 Former GOP congressmen announce they support Biden, calling Trump 'an ill-formed man who lacks basic self-control'
  • Two former GOP congressmen, Charles Djou of Hawaii and Mickey Edwards of Oklahoma, announced their support for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in a Roll Call opinion article.
  • Djou and Edwards are part of "Republicans and Independents for Biden," a group of nearly 100 former GOP lawmakers who are supporting the former vice president.
  • The pair blasted President Donald Trump as "an ill-formed man who lacks basic self-control and shows no semblance of inner character."
  • Both Djou and Edwards said they would like to see a return to civility in politics, and they see a Biden presidency as the best way to achieve their goal.
  • "Joe Biden is not a perfect man, but he is a man of humble decency," they wrote.

Amy Coney Barrett's nomination means a more conservative Supreme Court is primed to weaken or nix Roe v. Wade. Here are 18 abortion cases in the pipeline to the high court.
  • It's the worst-case scenario that reproductive rights groups have feared for years: A solidly conservative Supreme Court that could chip away or knock down the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
  • The Supreme Court will almost certainly turn more conservative once the Republican-controlled Senate confirms Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who died on September 18.
  • The 48-year-old Barrett has a record of opposing abortion rights and her confirmation could shift the ideological balance of the Supreme Court for decades.
  • "There is no question that the risk of Roe being overturned is probably the highest it's been in 25 years," said Helene Krasnoff, vice president of public policy litigation for Planned Parenthood.
  • Insider reviewed 18 abortion cases that both sides of the abortion debate are watching closely as the fight for the future of the Supreme Court kicks into high gear.

Trumpism
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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.

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