Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites
'That's bulls---. No way!': Trump supporters say they'd take a pass on Trump in 2024 no matter if he wins or loses in November
  • President Donald Trump's supporters love him. But more than a dozen of them told Insider they won't support him running again beyond the 2020 election regardless of whether he wins or loses in November.
  • Should he lose the election to Biden next month, Trump would still be eligible to run for another term as early as 2024. His supporters say he may be too old at the time and should make way for other faces.
  • "If he loses, then I think it's time for him to leave," said one supporter at a recent Trump rally in Pennsylvania. "I think it's time to get some new blood in and spark some new momentum."
  • Trump has also suggested numerous times that he could try to run for a third term. That would require a change in the constitution and append decades of US democratic norms.
  • "No president is allowed to do that," said Ashley LaPorte, who plans to vote for Trump in November. "This is not a dictatorship.

Democrats call out Trump's defense secretary for not committing to keep the US military out of the election
  • Democratic lawmakers Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin and New Jersey Rep. Mikie Sherrill expressed concern Tuesday after Secretary of Defense Mark Esper did not commit to keeping the US military out of the election.
  • In response to their questions, Esper simply replied: "The US military has acted, and will continue to act, in accordance with the Constitution and the law."
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has, on multiple occasions, provided more direct answers, arguing that there is "zero" role for the US military in the election.

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Robert O'Neill at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California, July 26, 2017.

The Navy SEAL who says he shot bin Laden rips the wild body-double conspiracy theory boosted by Trump
  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday a shared a baseless conspiracy alleging President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden staged the killing of Osama bin Laden and killed SEAL Team 6 to cover it up.
  • Robert O'Neill, the former Navy SEAL who says he shot bin Laden, criticized the claims and wrote on Twitter: "I know who I killed."
  • The tweet has since been deleted and account it came from has been suspended for violating Twitter rules.

Kanye West celebrated 'election results' showing him ahead of Trump and Biden in Kentucky. The numbers were fake.
  • Kanye West shared fake election results that showed him ahead of President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Kentucky, where early voting began Tuesday.
  • "GET THE WEST WING READY !!!" he tweeted alongside a video that showed him celebrating the inaccurate results that showed him in third place behind Jo Jorgensen and Brock Pierce.
  • Local Lexington news outlet Lex 18 confirmed the results were not accurate and said the figures were from a test on its website.
  • Twitter has since labeled West's post as "manipulated media."

Apprehension Totals Suggest Migrants Undeterred by Trump's Pandemic Border Measures
Border agents last month recorded the highest number of apprehensions of people illegally crossing the southern border during any September since 2006, suggesting that harsh border enforcement measures put in place by the Trump administration at the beginning of the pandemic are doing little to deter migrants.

September also marked the end of fiscal 2020. CBP agents apprehended 54,771 migrants last month, bringing the yearly total to nearly 401,000 – less than half of the apprehensions seen in 2019 but roughly in line with encounters in the previous several years. The Trump administration has enacted a series of increasingly aggressive measures over the years aimed at dramatically reducing the number of migrants appearing at the southern border and ultimately let into the U.S.

Trump officials, while painting a rosy picture in public, warned conservative allies that coronavirus could harm economy
  • The New York Times reported Wednesday that Trump administration officials were far more fearful of COVID-19, in private, than they were letting on in public.
  • In a February 25 address to board members of the conservative Hoover Institution, economic advisor Larry Kudlow said the virus was "contained in the US, to date, but now we just don't know."
  • Earlier in the day, Kudlow told CNBC: "We have contained this... It's pretty close to airtight."
  • The comments were recorded in a memo by one attendee, soon making their way to investors on Wall Street.

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.