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People in the GOP, White House, and Trump's campaign increasingly think they will lose the White House, and maybe the Senate too, reports say
  • Republicans and White House officials fear that President Donald Trump is headed for defeat, according to a series of recent reports.
  • Some fear the GOP could lose control of the Senate in a "blue wave" of Democratic votes on November 3.
  • The gloom from Republicans seems supported by polling data, which paints an increasingly negative picture for Trump.
  • Trump's much criticised performance in his debate with Joe Biden and, his behavior when diagnosed with COVID-19, are among factors said to be alienating voters.

Trump will be slammed with a pile of personal lawsuits once he leaves office. Here are 9 major ones he'll have to face.
  • While in office, President Donald Trump has largely evaded the civil suits against him.
  • That could change once the president leaves office, which would be in January if he loses the election against former Vice President Joe Biden.
  • Legal experts who spoke to Business Insider previously said they believed Trump may face a number of legal headaches if he is voted out of office.
  • There are at least 9 major ongoing lawsuits that involve the president, ranging from defamation cases resulting from his sexual assault denials to allegations he and his children misled victims to sell goods for a multi-level marketing company.
  • Trump faces a defamation lawsuit from "The Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos.
  • The Washington, DC, attorney general sued Trump Organization, claiming it was knowingly overcharged for services at the president's DC hotel.
  • Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll has also sued Trump, alleging he defamed her in denying that he raped her in the 90s.
  • The president still faces a lawsuit stemming from a 2015 altercation between his security and a group of protesters.
  • The New York attorney general is also suing the Trump Organization to compel it to comply with her investigation.
  • The president's former personal lawyer has sued the Trump Organization for nearly $2 million in unpaid fees.
  • A group of plaintiffs is suing Trump and his adult children, claiming they misled victims into selling products for ACN, a multi-level marketing company.
  • The president's niece is suing Trump and his siblings.
  • Trump Hotels is being sued for its actions relating to a property it formerly managed in Panama.

'Put these animals in jail': Trump condemns protestors in Portland and continues his 'law and order' campaign rhetoric
  • President Donald Trump blasted demonstrators who organized in Portland on Sunday evening.
  • "Put these animals in jail, now," he tweeted Monday morning. "The Radical Left only knows how to take advantage of very dumb 'leadership' fools. This is Biden! Law & Order!
  • People gathered in the Oregon city for an event called "Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage Against Colonialism" to protest Columbus Day and toppled two statues of former presidents.
  • Trump also tweeted that New York and California have gone "to hell."

Trump is trailing Biden by an average of 10.5 percentage points less than a month before Election Day
  • Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 10.5 points in an average of 2020 presidential election polls from FiveThirtyEight.
  • Over 9.5 million people have already voted across the United States and voting experts predict that mail-in voting will make up more than 50% of the overall vote.
  • As millions continue to cast early votes, the window to convince undecided voters is quickly closing.

Mueller's star witness says cooperating in the Russia probe was like 'political waterboarding' and wants Trump to pardon him
  • Former deputy Trump campaign chairman Rick Gates rewrote history in a wide-ranging interview with Insider and in his upcoming book, "Wicked Game: An Insider's Story on How Trump Won, Mueller Failed, and America Lost."
  • Gates pleaded guilty in 2018 to making false statements to the FBI and conspiracy against the US. He later testified in court that he committed a multitude of financial crimes with his former boss and the Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.
  • But Gates struck a different chord last week, telling Insider that the charges against him were illegitimately brought and amounted to political persecution. He also compared the cooperation process to "political waterboarding" in his book.
  • Asked whether he's now backtracking on his guilty plea and sworn testimony, Gates denied that, telling Insider, "I've accepted complete responsibility for my actions," even if "the case against me was done in terms of manipulation."
  • He also said he "absolutely" wants Trump to pardon him, adding, "This whole thing has been about him from the start, and a lot of the rest of us just got swept into it."

Video Shows Arrest at a Protest, Not a Church Service
A tweet, shared by President Donald Trump, mischaracterizes a video that purports to show “Americans being ARRESTED for holding outdoor church services.” The video actually shows a demonstration in Idaho against a public health order regarding COVID-19 requirements held by a church in a city hall parking lot.

Trump still doesn't have a plan to replace Obamacare if the Supreme Court kills the law. But one of his top advisors is sharing these clues about what would happen next.
  • The Trump administration is supporting a lawsuit asking the courts to throw out the Affordable Care Act, even though the White House has no concrete replacement for the Obama-era healthcare law.
  • President Donald Trump has repeatedly promised a backup plan but hasn't unveiled a detailed proposal. His domestic policy chief, Brooke Rollins, said the White House is still working on one.
  • "Obviously if the Affordable Care Act is struck down, we will be ready," Rollins told Insider in an exclusive interview last week. "If it is not, then we're going to continue to improve the current system."
  • The Supreme Court is expected next month to hear arguments in the ACA case that was initiated by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation, which Rollins once oversaw.

Washington's influence industry insiders are quietly getting ready for life after President Trump
  • Washington's influence crowd is putting its money on Joe Biden as the next president of the United States.
  • With polls predicting a Biden win in November, lobbyists and consultants are scrambling to game out the Democrat's policy plans and make inroads with his aides and allies.
  • Democrats and Republicans on K Street are facing increasing pressure from clients to help them get in position for a Biden presidency. Even GOP insiders are hearing less talk about what a Trump second term would look like.
  • "I'm telling people to prepare for a Democratic wave," said Jim Moran, a former Democratic congressman from Virginia who now works as a lobbyist representing a variety of industry interests.

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.