Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites
More patients want to join antibody drug trials after Trump's coronavirus treatment — though we don't know yet if it actually helps COVID-19
  • Coronavirus patients are asking to join clinical trials of antibody-based drugs after President Trump was given an experimental antibody therapy.
  • Regeneron, the company that made the antibody cocktail given to Trump, told Business Insider that "generally we have seen an uptick in clinical trial interest overall in recent weeks."
  • And Reuters reported that doctors connected to Regeneron's testing process saw more patients come forward wanting to be part of antibody trials after Trump, according to Reuters.
  • Regeneron's antibody cocktail has not yet been approved by regulators and is only available to those taking part in the trial.
  • Trump has praised Regeneron's treatment and called it a "cure," though the company itself does not describe it as a cure and there is no evidence that this treatment has helped his condition.
  • A doctor in a hospital where Regeneron treatments are tested said there is still not enough evidence to justify antibody treatments becoming widespread, but Trump's outcome could put "pressure on regulators."

International students who come to the US to study are a huge boost for the country and our economy. But their fate is on the ballot this November.
  • International students contribute more than $41 billion to the U.S. economy.
  • In recent months, international students have been under relentless attacks by the Trump administration, including last week’s proposed rule targeting students from 59 countries.
  • Voters have a chance to make a choice that would strengthen America’s workforce and global economic competitiveness, while promoting a long-term strategy to keep talent in America.

Nine people who attended Trump's rally in Minnesota have contracted coronavirus
  • Nine people who attended President Donald Trump's September 18 rally in Bemidji, Minnesota have contracted the coronavirus, according to state health officials in a report from the Minnesota Public Radio News.
  • Of those nine, two have been hospitalized with one currently in an intensive care unit.
  • Minnesota's Department of Health spokesperson Doug Schultz told Politico in an email that while the department can't confirm that the group of infections were caused by the rally, the confirmed-positive people attended the event during their likely time of exposure.
  • The event and its subsequent coronavirus cases have been slammed by former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign and Democrats in the state.

As troops sour on Trump, he brags about his accomplishments, including a new Army uniform
  • President Donald Trump's support among US troops has waned in recent months, and more and more former military leaders are speaking out against him in the weeks ahead of the election.
  • Trump has responded by touting what he sees as major accomplishments for the military, including taking credit for the new Army uniform based on the iconic World War II-era pinks-and-green uniform.

17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg endorses Joe Biden
  • Greta Thunberg, the teen activist from Sweden who made waves for urging world leaders to take climate change seriously, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden Saturday.
  • "Just get organized and get everyone to vote #Biden," Thunberg said on Twitter.
  • There are just weeks to go before the November presidential election, and the Biden campaign has positioned itself against President Donald Trump on the issue of climate change.
  • The Biden campaign said it wants to reverse one of Trump's biggest decisions: pulling out of the Paris climate agreement.

Cindy McCain praises Joe Biden in a new campaign ad, calling him a president who would 'put service before self'
  • Cindy McCain, the wife of late Senator John McCain, appeared in an ad in support of the Biden-Harris 2020 campaign.
  • In the ad, McCain said Democratic nominee Joe Biden would be "a president who will honor our fallen heroes. And a president who will bring out the best in us. Not the worst."
  • President Donald Trump once referred to John McCain, a war veteran, as a "loser," but has vehemently denied doing so.

Amy Coney Barrett reveals she signed ad that called Roe v. Wade 'infamous'
  • Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump's nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, signed on to an ad that labeled the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion as "infamous" in 2013, according to Bloomberg.
  • Barrett previously omitted information revealing that she had signed on to an anti-abortion ad in 2006.
  • Senate Democrats on the Judiciary Committee said that the process for collecting relevant documents "has been rushed, for no legitimate reason."
  • Despite the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the country, Senate Republicans are racing to confirm Barrett before the November general election.

'We reject their support': Trump campaign strongly declines Taliban endorsement for his 2020 reelection
  • A representative of the Taliban said the group supports President Donald Trump's reelection on Friday, according to CBS News.
  • "When we heard about Trump being COVID-19 positive, we got worried for his health, but seems he is getting better," a senior leader reportedly said.
  • Tim Murtaugh, the campaign director for Trump's reelection, told Insider he rejected the group's endorsement.

Trump reportedly wanted to rip open his button-down to reveal a Superman T-shirt to surprise people when he left the hospital
  • President Donald Trump floated an idea to surprise observers by ripping open his button-down shirt and reveal a Superman t-shirt underneath, according to a New York Times report.
  • Trump made several calls during his stay at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last week, in which he proposed the idea of first appearing physically weak to observers.
  • Upon leaving the hospital, he would rip open a button-down dress shirt to reveal a shirt with the infamous Superman logo, The Times reported.

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.

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