Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites

Trump hired Obama lookalike he 'ritualistically belittled' and fired in video stunt, says Michael Cohen in new book
  • Extracts from Michael Cohen's new memoir allege that Trump was consumed by an obsessive hatred for Barack Obama, the US' first Black president.
  • In one bizarre incident, Trump hired an Obama lookalike and "ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him" in a video, writes Cohen.
  • The video was reportedly scheduled to air at the RNC convention but was scrapped by party bosses, according to reports at the time.
  • In the book Cohen describes Trump as a "racist" and a "con man" who claimed, groundlessly, that Obama owed his places at Columbia and Harvard to “f---ing affirmative action.”
  • In a statement the White House attacked Cohen's credibility, describing him as "a disgraced felon and disbarred lawyer."
  • Cohen was jailed in 2019 for lying to Congress about Trump's alleged business dealings with Russia, and role in paying off women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump.

Osama bin Laden's niece is a Trump supporter who has also backed the QAnon conspiracy theory movement
  • Noor bin Ladin, the niece of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, revealed she's a big fan of President Donald Trump in an interview with the New York Post.
  • "I have been a supporter of President Trump since he announced he was running in the early days in 2015. I have watched from afar and I admire this man's resolve," said the Switzerland resident.
  • Trump has long been accused of spreading anti-Muslim hate speech and pledged to ban Muslims from the US during his 2016 election campaign.
  • But Noor bin Ladin claims that the US would be better protected from a second 9/11 under Trump.

'Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money:' Trump attacks Laurene Powell Jobs over The Atlantic report
  • President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Laurene Powell Jobs in his latest Twitter outburst related to a Thursday report from The Atlantic alleging he in 2018 referred to US soldiers who died in World War I as "losers" and "suckers."
  • Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, has owned a majority stake in The Atlantic since 2017 throug her company Emerson Collective.
  • "Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man," Trump tweeted.
  • Powell Jobs has so far donated more than $600,000 to the effort to elect Joe Biden, the Democratic Party's nominee for president. In 2016, she donated $2 million to Hillary Clinton's super PAC.

Trump threatens to investigate and pull federal funding from schools that teach NYT's 1619 project on the consequences of slavery
  • President Donald Trump on Sunday said he would call on the Department of Education to investigate whether schools were teaching The New York Times' 1619 Project.
  • The project, launched by The New York Times Magazine last year, centers on American history told through the lens of Black Americans beginning when slaves were brought to the Virginia colony in the year 1619.
  • Trump threatened to strip federal funding from schools that used the Pulitzer Prize-winning work.
  • The move comes two days after the president announced the federal government would ban anti-racism training that used critical race theory.

The Trump campaign has legal battles in 5 states to limit mail-in voting expansions
  • Amid the president's opposition to mail-in voting, his campaign for re-election has so far filed lawsuits in multiple states: including in Iowa, Nevada, New Jersey, and Montana.
  • Last week, the president's campaign also filed a motion against members of the Navajo Nation in Arizona, who are suing the state in an attempt to extend the state's deadline for counting their mailed-in ballots.
  • President Trump for months has opposed state efforts to make it easier for residents to cast their ballot by mail, arguing without evidence that such plans would lead to widespread voter fraud.

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.