Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites
Trump's closest allies around the world are distancing themselves from him in apparent preparation for a Biden win
  • World leaders appear to be preparing for a Joe Biden presidential victory.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Boris Johnson's UK government have recently given indications they are distancing themselves from President Donald Trump.
  • On Sunday, Putin rejected Trump's criticism of the Biden family's business dealings, saying he didn't "see anything criminal about this."
  • Biden is leading Trump in polls by an average of 9.1 percentage points, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Ted Cruz just claimed that Trump didn't promise to cut the federal debt. But eliminating it was a major part of the president's 2016 campaign — and he hasn't come close.
  • Ted Cruz said Trump never promised to cut the federal debt when the president actually pledged to eliminate it in two terms.
  • "I'm very worried about the debt. And I'm worried about it under Trump," Cruz said in an Axios interview. "Now, to be fair, Trump didn't campaign on cutting the debt."
  • The administration fell far short of eliminating the debt before the pandemic, though experts say the debt shouldn't be a concern while the coronavirus outbreak is ongoing.

With the election 8 days away, Trump lies about why coronavirus rates are hitting record highs and calls the media 'losers' for covering the surging pandemic
  • President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed the severity of the coronavirus on Twitter as new cases reached record highs across the US last week.
  • "Cases up because we TEST, TEST, TEST," Trump wrote. "A Fake News Media Conspiracy. Many young people who heal very fast."
  • On October 23, daily coronavirus infections in the US were above 85,000 cases for the first time since the pandemic began, according to The New York Times.

Jared Kushner said Black people have to 'want to be successful' and criticized 'virtue signaling' after George Floyd's death
  • Jared Kushner on Monday told "Fox & Friends" that Black Americans have to "want to be successful" to benefit from his father-in-law's policies.
  • "He can't want them to be successful more than they want to be successful," Kushner said.
  • Kushner also suggested that racial divisions in the US are a result of people "virtue signaling" after George Floyd's death.

'Expand the court': Democratic lawmakers react with fury as the GOP claims victory over Amy Coney Barrett nomination
  • Democratic lawmakers slammed Senate Republicans for confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday.
  • Senate Republicans confirmed the nomination in a 52-48 vote Monday, with GOP Sen. Susan Collins being the only Republican who joined Democratic senators in opposition.
  • Barrett was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in an event at the White House shortly after the Senate vote.
  • Democratic lawmakers expressed their disappointment and anger in the Senate approving Barrett to the Supreme Court so close to a presidential election.
  • Sen. Kamala Harris, Democratic candidate for Vice President, condemned the decision by her Republican colleagues.
  • "Today Republicans denied the will of the American people by confirming a Supreme Court justice through an illegitimate process — all in their effort to gut the Affordable Care Act and strip health care from millions with pre-existing conditions," Harris wrote in a tweet following the Senate vote.

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.