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Video shows a man holding up a hand gesture tied to white supremacy behind Trump at his Florida rally
  • An attendee of President Trump's Friday rally in The Villages, Florida, was filmed repeatedly flashing a hand gesture linked to white supremacy.
  • A video of the event shows the man making an "OK" hand gesture, which has in recent years become a common hand sign among the far-right and white supremacists.
  • The incident comes months after an elderly man in the same retirement community was filmed chanting "white power" and pumping his fist. Trump later retweeted the video, then deleted it.
  • The Villages is overwhelmingly conservative and a source of fundraising for Trump.

Boris Johnson's Conservatives are abandoning Trump in anticipation of a Biden victory
  • Despite being one of President Trump's closest allies, the UK prime minister is preparing for Democratic nominee Joe Biden to win the presidential election.
  • Boris Johnson's Conservative government has in recent weeks been trying to a build strong relationship with Biden's team amid a growing belief that Trump is going to lose.
  • This week former UK Chancellor Sajid Javid, a high-profile Conservative MP, publicly endorsed Biden having previously supported the Republicans.

Trump says that if Biden is elected, seniors will have 'no air conditioning during the summer'
  • President Donald Trump said on Friday that Joe Biden's energy plans would result in seniors not having air conditioning in the summer.
  • The president made his comment at The Villages, a sprawling central Florida retirement community dominated by Republicans.
  • Trump is currently underperforming with seniors relative to his first presidential campaign based on multiple national and swing state polls.
  • Trump has been highly critical of Biden's potential energy agenda, accusing the vice president of working against the oil industry.
  • Biden has said that it was his desire to move away from subsidizing the fossil fuel industry in the future.
Trump has rolled back 72 environmental regulations since taking office in 2017, with another 27 rules currently slated to be dismantled, according to The New York Times.

Biden says he wouldn't return Trump's attacks on his children because 'it's crass' to target a political opponent's family
  • Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden criticized attacking a political candidate's children as "crass."
  • Biden said he had made a "specific decision" to not mention President Donald Trump's children through his campaign, despite the president's repeated criticisms of Hunter Biden's personal history and business relationships.
  • "Look, I'm running against Donald Trump, not his children," Biden said in an interview on the progressive podcast "Pod Save America."

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.