Trumpism 🐘 Newsbites
El Paso lawyered up to try and collect $570,000 owed to the city by the Trump campaign from a rally 2 years ago
  • The El Paso city council voted on Monday to hire legal counsel to help collect the more than half a million dollars owed to the city by the Trump campaign from a rally almost two years ago, local station KTSM reported.
  • The city reportedly spent about $470,000 on security and other expenses for the February 2019 rally. The additional debt is for a one-time late payment fee of about $99,000.
  • The city council vote came days after news that National Guard personnel were deployed to the western Texas city to help with overflowing morgues as it battles the latest surge in COVID-19 cases.

Trump's inner circle is telling him that Giuliani and the rest of his legal team are making him look like an idiot, report says
  • Multiple members of President Donald Trump's inner circle have told him that his legal team is making him look like an idiot, The Daily Beast reported.
  • Trump appointed Rudy Giuliani, his personal lawyer, to lead the Trump campaign's legal challenges to the 2020 election results on November 14.
  • But Giuliani has been mocked for a series of gaffes and legal losses.
  • This month he has made various bizarre media appearances, including hosting a briefing at a Philadelphia garden center on November 8 and sweating so profusely that black hair dye ran down his face on November 19.
  • On Monday, NBC reported on Monday that Trump was worried his legal team were "fools that are making him look bad."

Pranksters have claimed a Trump 2024 campaign website domain which labels Trump a 'loser'
  • A pair of pranksters have taken over the website domain 'DonaldJTrump2024.com' and given it subheadings which include 'Trump Lost' and 'Trump is a loser.'
  • The stunt was carried out by Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler, who call themselves 'The Good Liars,' on Twitter.
  • It comes days after Trump allowed the transition process to begin for President-elect Joe Biden, despite continuing to claim victory.
  • President Trump is projected to have lost the election to Biden by 306 electoral college votes to 232.
The website bears a passing resemblance to Trump's legitimate website, DonaldJTrump.com, but is plastered with subheadings which mock Trump's defeat in this year's election.

One reads "Trump Lost," another reads "Trump is a Loser," and a third reads "Trump lost the election."

The stunt comes as Bloomberg reports that Trump told aides ten days after the election, that he plans to run again in 2024.

... The Good Liars have carried out political stunts before, switching the covers of Donald Trump Jr's book "Triggered" for one reading "Daddy, Please Love Me" and interrupting events where the president was speaking.

Trump said he will 'certainly' leave the White House if the Electoral College elects Joe Biden
  • When asked if he would leave the White House if Joe Biden wins the Electoral College vote, President Trump said, "Certainly I will. Certainly I will. And you know that."
  • The president's remarks Thursday were the closest Trump has come yet to a concession in the November election, which was called by several news outlets weeks ago for President-elect Joe Biden.
  • Trump has not conceded to Biden, citing conspiracy theories about the election related to voter fraud and mail-in voting.
  • The General Services Administration began the formal transition process earlier this week, even as the president refuses to concede.
  • Members of the Trump administration have also started reaching out to Biden's team to offer help with the transition.
The president has not conceded the election to Biden, and continued citing conspiracy theories about the election related to voter fraud and mail-in voting on Thanksgiving.

During the White House press conference, Trump claimed that "massive fraud has been found" in the November election results. "We're like a third world country," he said.

"We're using computer equipment that can be hacked," he continued.

His claims of voter fraud have been debunked by the US's top cybersecurity agency — the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Trump later fired the former department head Chris Krebs earlier this month. Lawsuits filed by Trump campaign lawyers and Trump supporters have also crumbled in recent weeks.

"I think that there will be a lot of things happening between now and the 20th of January," Trump told reporters at the White House.

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.