Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites
200 foreign governments, lobbying groups, and individuals that poured money into Trump's businesses profited from his administration: NYT
  • Individuals, foreign governments, and lobbyists are spending big at Trump's resorts and hotels and gaining from his administration, a New York Times investigation found.
  • It found that 60 individuals had spent $12 million in Trump's businesses and, in some form, saw their interests advanced by his administration.
  • Trump won the election in 2016 pledging to "drain the swamp," but is profiting from favor-seekers patronizing his hotels and resorts.

The UK is telling ministers to cozy up to the Biden camp, as Boris Johnson is 'writing off Trump' in the upcoming US election
  • The UK has told government ministers to woo the Biden campaign, fearing that Trump is set to lose the US election, according to The Sunday Times.
  • "They're writing off Trump in No 10 now," a senior Conservative Party aide told the newspaper.
  • In recent weeks, Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Chris Coons, and Congressman Richard Neal.
  • Karen Pierce, the UK's ambassador to the US, has been warming up Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, two of Biden's top foreign policy advisors, the paper said.
  • Most polls show Biden with a narrow lead over Trump in the run-up to the November 3 election.

The Republican Party has embraced American fascism
  • Both President Trump and his Vice President have refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if they lose the election. Militia groups emboldened by Trump tried to kidnap a Democratic Governor. A GOP Senator tweeted that America is not a democracy.
  • The GOP has embraced American fascism.
  • Our country's unique history with fascism goes back to the Antebellum South, when slaveowners mounted an insurrection against the US government to establish an anti-democratic society, the Confederacy.
  • The legacy of the Confederacy has firmly lodged itself into American politics ever since, and its ideology has been violently reinforced by terrorist groups like the Ku Klux Klan. We've chipped away at it's power but it will likely never disappear completely.
  • Trump's GOP has taken up that fascist legacy, and if we don't push back against it, it will ravage our democracy again.

We're a group of female executives at some of America's most innovative companies. It's clear to us that Joe Biden is the right choice for our economy, businesses, and working women.
  • Women CEOs, Managing Partners, company founders, and other senior leaders across corporate America say the nation will be safer, stronger, and readier for economic growth if Joe Biden wins in November.
  • President Trump's policies and behavior undermine the contributions of over half the nation. Without the backbone of women workers and leaders, America will not thrive.
  • Joe Biden has a plan to get a handle on the nation's public health and economic crisis, to build back better and stronger, and to stand up for women in the workplace.
  • Beatriz Acevedo, CEO and Co-Founder, Suma Wealth
  • Megan Beyer, Executive Board Member, EDGE Foundation
  • Carmen Castillo, President and CEO, SDI International Corp.
  • Erin Chapple, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
  • Katherine Cheng, Head of Global and Community Impact, Expedia
  • Jennifer Cho, Founder, Pivot & Swerve
  • Bev Crair, Senior Vice President, Oracle
  • Sarah Cone, Founder and Managing Partner, Social Impact Capital
  • Leslee Dart, Founder and Former CEO, 42West; Director, Dolphin Entertainment
  • Anu Duggal, Founding Partner, Female Founders Fund
  • Morgan DeBaun, Founder and CEO, Blavity, Inc.
  • Margot Dorfman, CEO, US Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Tiffany Dufu, Founder and CEO, The Cru
  • Duriya Farooqui, Former President at Georgia Pacific
  • Ana Flores, Founder and CEO, #WeAllGrow Latina Network
  • Nely GalΓ‘n, President of Galan Entertainment, New York Times Bestselling Author of Self Made
  • Elizabeth Gore, Co-Founder and President, Hello Alice
  • Julia Gouw, Former President and COO, East West Bank
  • Denise Grant, CEO, Overlook Strategies
  • Courtney Harrison, Global Account Director, Intel
  • Naomi Hirabayashi, Co-CEO, Shine
  • Lisa Hook, Managing Partner, Two Island Partners LLC
  • Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-Founder, Rent the Runway
  • Karen Katz, Former CEO, Neiman Marcus Group
  • Aileen Lee, Founder, Cowboy Ventures
  • R. May Lee, Partner, The Seelig Group
  • Marah Lidey, Co-CEO, Shine
  • Colleen Wheeler McCreary, Chief People Officer, Credit Karma
  • Judith McHale, CEO, Cane Investments
  • Susan Molinari, former Republican Member of Congress and former Vice President of Google for the Americas
  • Sarah E. Morgenthau, Managing Director and Head of Global Business Development, Nardello & Co.
  • Nathalie Molina NiΓ±o, CEO of O³
  • Kathryn Petralia, Co-Founder, Kabbage
  • Stephanie Andrea Piza, Founder and Head of Talent, UNCMMN
  • Courtney Power, General Counsel, Niantic, Inc.
  • Jacqueline Reses, Executive Chairman, Square Financial Services
  • Eneida M. RomΓ‘n, Esq., Principal, Roman Law; and Co-Founder, Amplify Latinx
  • Judith Rodin, Chair, Prodigy Finance; President, Strategem, Inc.
  • Laura Sachar, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, StarVest Partners
  • Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code
  • Maxeme Tuchman, CEO and Co-Founder, Caribu
  • Sruta Vootukuru, Senior Vice President, SiriusXM
  • Julia White, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
  • Meg Whitman, CEO, Quibi
  • Anne Wojcicki, CEO, 23andMe
  • Kinney Zalesne, GM Corporate Strategy, Microsoft

It's not just Trump and Biden on the ballot. America's commitment to truth and democracy is too.
  • It's not just Joe Biden and Donald Trump who will be on the ballot in the presidential election.
  • America's commitment to truth, standing in the world, ability to control the pandemic, willingness to confront racism, and the credibility of our justice system are all on the ballot as well.
  • Given that reality, the choice on Election Day is clear.

Trump claims he is now immune to the coronavirus and has 'a protective glow' — but the science is not that simple
  • President Donald Trump claimed that he is "immune" to the coronavirus in a Fox News interview with Maria Bartiromo on Sunday.
  • Though experts think that most people develop an immune response after a COVID-19 infection, it's unclear how strong this response is or how long the protection lasts.
  • There are no indicators that could reliably determine whether Trump is immune to reinfection.

Tupac's relative says the Trump campaign was 'clearly disrespectful' to leave a ticket for the late rapper at vice presidential debate
  • President Donald Trump's campaign left a ticket for Tupac at the vice-presidential debate, according to the New York Post.
  • The dig comes after a recent interview during which Joe Biden's running mate, California Sen. Kamala Harris, said Tupac is the "best rapper alive."
  • Tupac's family member, Mopreme Shakur, told TMZ that the invitation by the Trump campaign was "clearly disrespectful" to his loved ones.

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.