Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites
Trump keeps hinting at how desperate his campaign is for votes, telling rally crowds he 'wouldn't be out here' if he didn't need them
  • President Donald Trump told a Michigan rally on Tuesday that he would not be there if it weren't for the pandemic, hinting yet again that his campaign is in need of more votes.
  • "I probably wouldn't be standing out here in the freezing rain with you. I'd be home in the White House, doing whatever the hell I was doing," Trump said in Lansing on Tuesday.
  • Earlier that day, in West Salem, Wisconsin, Trump told a crowd: "What the hell do you think I'm doing here on a freezing night with 45-degree winds? Do you think I'm doing this for my health?"
  • On October 20, Trump had told a crowd in Erie, Pennsylvania, that "before the plague came in, I had it made. I wasn't coming to Erie. I mean, I have to be honest, there's no way I was coming."
  • With five days to Election Day, Biden is maintaining a steady lead over Trump, with polls in Wisconsin — a longtime Democratic state that Trump picked up in 2016 — suggesting Biden has a substantial lead.

Out of bounds? Sports journalists push the limits with political-campaign donations.
  • High-profile sports journalists such as Andrea Kremer, Pat Forde, Michelle Beisner-Buck, and Tim Cowlishaw have given money to Democrats during the 2020 election.
  • Different news outlets have different rules for whether their sports journalists may contribute cash to politicians.
  • Sports frequently collide with politics, and President Trump regularly involves himself in the affairs of teams and leagues.

WWE cofounder Linda McMahon, who runs Trump's biggest super PAC, once hired a suspected child molester on the condition that he 'stop chasing after kids.' He didn't.
  • Linda McMahon, the former Trump administration official who now runs President Donald Trump's biggest super PAC, presided over a child-sexual-abuse scandal in the 1990s, an Insider investigation has found.
  • In 1992, WWE, the wrestling behemoth that McMahon cofounded with her husband, Vince, faced allegations that a ring announcer sexually abused the teen boys who helped him set up for matches.
  • Several boys said the announcer, Mel Phillips, repeatedly rubbed their feet against his crotch in incidents going back to 1986.
  • Vince McMahon told a reporter that both he and Linda McMahon suspected Phillips of taking a "peculiar and unnatural" interest in children for years before they finally fired him, according to testimony in court records.
  • An attorney for WWE told Insider that the accusations against Phillips were about a "foot fetish" and did not include "anything approximating conventional forms of sexual abuse such as rape, sodomy, etc." He described claims that the McMahons knew about the accusations while continuing to work with Phillips as "outlandish" and "classic libel."

India Resists U.S. Pressure to Buy Armed Drones as Trump Looks for Foreign Policy ‘Wins’
The U.S. pressured India to purchase sophisticated armed drones during a high-level meeting between top officials this week but was not successful, officials confirm to U.S. News, robbing President Donald Trump of a sought-after foreign policy "win" in the waning days of his reelection bid.

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.