Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites

Trump is banning federal agencies from conducting workplace training sessions on race, which he believes are 'anti-American propaganda'
  • President Trump is banning federal agencies from conducting workplace trainings on race.
  • In a memo sent to federal agencies on Friday, Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought wrote that the president believes these trainings are "divisive, anti-American propaganda."
  • It's unclear whether these trainings exist or preach that "virtually all White people contribute to racism," as the memo states.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is intrigued by Trump's limited vocabulary and the simplicity of his messaging, the former British ambassador to the US said
  • Sir Kim Darroch, the former British ambassador to the US, interviewed in The Times magazine this weekend, detailing the events around his resignation in 2018.
  • Darroch resigned after the leak of classified diplomatic cables in which he described President Trump as "inept."
  • In the interview, Darroch said that Johnson seemed "fascinated" by Trump, and "intrigued" by the president's use of language.

Trump said retired Gen. John Kelly 'got eaten alive' as White House chief of staff after reports claimed he made rude remarks at the grave of Kelly's son
  • President Donald Trump said his former chief of staff, retired Gen. John Kelly, was "eaten alive" and "unable to handle the pressure of this job" at a Friday press briefing.
  • The president's comments follow a Thursday report from The Atlantic that Trump skipped a visit to a World War I veteran cemetery in 2018, telling senior staff: "Why should I go to that cemetery? It's filled with losers."
  • The report also said Trump made uncomfortable remarks to Kelly during a 2017 visit to Arlington National Cemetery.
  • As the two stood beside Kelly's son's grave, Trump reportedly turned to Kelly and said: "I don't get it. What was in it for them?"

Pete Buttigieg says Trump disrespected US military since the day he let a 'sucker' serve in Vietnam in his place
  • Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, on Friday, criticized President Donald Trump's reported comments about American soldiers who died during World War I.
  • The Atlantic on Thursday reported that during a 2018 trip to France, the president — who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War five times — called fallen soldiers "suckers" and "losers."
  • "This president has been disrespecting the military from the day that he let some sucker — in his view — go in his place to serve in Vietnam because he didn't want to," Buttiegig said during an appearance on Fox News on Friday.

'I've known Donald Trump. It sounds like him': Trump's 'loser' remarks about military veterans are getting harder to deny as more evidence corroborates bombshell report
  • A former senior White House official said controversial remarks President Donald Trump was reported to have said, according to The Atlantic, resembled his speech pattern and was "so consistent with who he is."
  • "He uses the word 'loser' as often as he can," the former official told Insider, adding that Trump's interest in the military was "totally disingenuous."
  • Trump was said to have called notable US military veterans, including Sen. John McCain and President George H.W. Bush a "loser," according to The Atlantic's previous reporting.

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.